The Wire December 2001, Vol.31, No.9.

1.) Africa: The true cost of diamonds; 2.) Turkey: Widespread and systematic torture committed with impunity; 3.) Mexico: Human rights defenders persecuted; 4.) North Africa: Attempts to silence human rights defenders; 5.) Worldwide Appeals: Turkey, Eleven shepherds tortured; Myanmar, Freedom of speech marginalised; USA, Racist application of the death penalty; 6.) Worldwide Appeal Updates: Angola; Vietnam; 7.) News in brief: Secretary General of AI Gambia detained; Conference on small arms in Kenya; UN concern about torture in the Ukraine; Ten states needed to ratify Protocol 12; 8.) What future for Afghanistan; 9.) AI takes step to stamp out torture : Assessing the impact of the campaign.

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