UNITED KINGDOM: deportations to Algeria at all costs
Amnesty International expresses its profound concern about the United Kingdom (UK) authorities’ attempts to deport more than 15 Algerian men to their country of origin at all costs. The organization considers that these attempts are contrary to the prohibition of sending persons to countries where they face a real risk of serious human rights violations, … Continue reading UNITED KINGDOM: deportations to Algeria at all costs
Syria: appeal case: deported to where?! Incommunicado detention and torture of forcibly returned Syrians
This appeal case raises Amnesty International’s continuing concerns about a number of Syrian nationals being detained without charge or trial after being deported to Syria. Of the five men described here, detained for between four and 22 months, three have been denied access to visits from their families or a lawyer, and at least three … Continue reading Syria: appeal case: deported to where?! Incommunicado detention and torture of forcibly returned Syrians
Pakistan: human rights abuses in the search for al-Qa’ida and Taleban in the tribal areas
Includes concerns regarding the treatment of refugees, and possible refoulement
Cote d’Ivoire: no escape: Liberian refugees in Cote d’Ivoire
This document focuses on Liberian refugees who are threatened by the situation in Côte d’Ivoire and who have nowhere to go. It includes accounts by many Liberian refugees met by an Amnesty International delegation in Abidjan, in March 2003.
Kingdom of Cambodia: a human rights review based on the Convention against Torture
Includes concerns regarding the treatment of refugees and the risk of refoulement.
Malta: open letter to Minister for Justice and Home Affairs
In this document Amnesty International expresses concern about reports that the Government of Malta may be intending to deport Eritrean asylum-seekers back to Eritrea.
Iraq: refugees and displaced persons: protection first
Amnesty International calls on all governments, and in particular parties to the conflict and neighbouring states, to give urgent attention to ensuring respect for the rights of Iraqi refugees and internally displaced persons, and others fleeing Iraq. They must be given protection and assistance in accordance with international humanitarian, refugee and human rights standards.
Saudi Arabia: remains a fertile ground for torture with impunity
Includes concerns regarding the treatment of immigrants, and the dangers of refoulement of people at risk of torture.
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.