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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel and the Occupied Territories: Oral statement to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the Israeli Occupied Territories

Amnesty International’s (AI) concerns in the Occupied Territories include large scale use of detention without charge or trial, systematic ill- treatment of detainees and the killing of civilians by the security forces. Existing guidelines on the use of force, particularly those governing the use...
Andorra Asylum

Western Europe: AI Concerns May 1990 – October 1990

This document outlines Amnesty International’s concerns in 17 countries in Western Europe. The concerns include: death penalty legislation; conscientious objection to military service; ill-treatment or torture of people held in police custody; detention of asylum-seekers; alleged forced admissions...
Africa Detention

Senegal: Torture: the Casamance case

Between 1982 and 1989 several hundred people in Casamance region were arrested for political reasons connected with a campaign for greater autonomy; some were convicted on the basis of statements to the police which may have been made under duress. About 10 people remain in prison. The document...
Iran Children

Iran: Briefing paper

Thousands of executions since 1979, victims include juveniles / political imprisonment / arbitrary arrests / unfair trials in political cases / torture and ill-treatment of prisoners / amputations and floggings imposed by the courts