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China Arms Trade

Further information on UA 377/91 (ASA 17/66/91, 8 November and follow-ups ASA 17/04/92, 8 January and ASA 17/29/92, 9 April) – People’s Republic of China: medical / legal concern: Liu Gang, Tang Yuanjuan, Zhang Ming, Li Wei, Leng Wanbao, Kong Xianfeng

A letter recently smuggled out of China accuses prison officials at the Lingyuan no. 2 Labour Reform Camp of severely torturing political prisoners. Some have reportedly had to be hospitalized as a result. Political prisoners at this camp are allegedly often beaten by prison guards and criminal...
Australia Death Penalty

Weekly update service 15/92

1. Australia: Amnesty International welcomes Australian governments’ response to aboriginal deaths commission; 2. Myanmar: AI visits Thailand to interview Burmese refugees; 3. Uzbekistan: First visit by Amnesty International; 4. Italy: Amnesty International provides information to the UN Committee...
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

Two issues of serious concern to Amnesty International are the alleged use of torture or ill-treatment during interrogation and the use of administrative detention without charge or trial. One case of alleged ill- treatment in detention is described (‘Abd al-Ra’uf Ghabin) and a number of official...