Syria: smothering freedom of expression: the detention of peaceful critics

This report raises the cases of 12 prisoners of conscience who are currently held in Syrian prisons. These include one man forcibly returned to Syria from Germany, following the rejection of his asylum application.

Egypt: no protection: systematic torture continues.

Amnesty International continues to receive well-documented allegations of torture and ill-treatment from vulnerable people in Egypt.

Thailand: Sok Yoeun, Prisoner of Conscience: open letter to the Prime Minister

This letter is about the continued detention of Sok Yoeun, a Cambodian refugee and prisoner of conscience who has been held by the Royal Thai Government since December 1999.

Libya: forcible repatriation and continued detention of health professional

Amnesty International is concerned about the continued detention of Al-Sayyid Mohammad Shabou, a Libyan physiotherapist aged 34, who was forcibly returned to Libya from Saudi Arabia in May or June 1998 despite having been granted refugee status in the United Kingdom in November 1997.

Concerns in Europe: July – December 1996

This bulletin contains information about Amnesty International’s main concerns in Europe between July and December 1996. It includes concerns regarding the treatment of asylum seekers in a number of countries.

Myanmar: a challenge for the international community

This report provides an update on political imprisonment in Myanmar during the first nine months of 1997. It concludes with recommendations to the UN General Assembly and the SLORC.

Kuwait: five years of impunity: human rights concerns since the withdrawal of Iraqi forces

Since the end of the Iraqi occupation in February 1991, Kuwait has embarked on a series of political and human rights reforms. Parliament has been reconstituted, a committee has been established to look into complaints of human rights violations, and steps have been taken towards the ratification of several international human rights treaties. However, the … Continue reading Kuwait: five years of impunity: human rights concerns since the withdrawal of Iraqi forces

Cuba: dissidents imprisoned or forced into exile

This document discusses Concilio Cubano. Since its establishment in October 1995, dozens of people belonging to member groups had been detained for short periods and threatened with imprisonment on various charges if they did not give up their activities or leave the country. The action against them intensified in the ten days prior to 24 … Continue reading Cuba: dissidents imprisoned or forced into exile

Georgia: summary of Amnesty Internationals concerns

This report lists AI’s concerns in Georgia in 1995-6. It includes a discussion of the concerns of displaced population wishing to return to the area in the future.

Republic of Congo: political detainees in legal limbo

This document expresses AI’s concerns regarding the detention without trial of several people in the Republic of Congo, including three asylum seekers from the DRC.