652 results for “annual+report”

Algeria Death Penalty

Growing calls for end to executions at UN

Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty” at the United Nations (UN) on Thursday. The resolution reaffirms last year’s UN General Assembly call for a moratorium on executions. 106 states...
India

India: Repeal shoot on sight orders

The government of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir should rescind the order issued today to authorize security forces to “shoot on sight” in response to communal clashes in the town of Kishtwar, Doda district, Amnesty International said. Kishtwar witnessed violent clashes between Hindus and...
Iran Discrimination

Feminist prize winner barred from leaving Iran

Iranian feminist and journalist Parvin Ardalan was prevented from leaving Iran on Sunday to travel to Sweden where she was to receive the 2007 Olof Palme Prize in Stockholm. She told the AFP news agency that after she boarded an Air France flight at Tehran airport she was paged and then told that...
Americas Detention

USA: Single day, double standards

In 6 March 2007, the US Department of State released its annual report on human rights in other countries. Five hours later, the Department of Defence announced the start of Combatant Status Review Tribunals for the 14 detainees transferred in September 2006 from years of secret CIA custody to the...
Jordan Death Penalty

Jordan: Executions on the increase

AI is concerned about the rising number of executions in Jordan since 1993. Twelve people were executed in 1993, the highest annual total in over 20 years. This report discusses legislation and procedures relating to the death penalty and comments on recent executions and cases of people on death...