Middle East and North Africa
This document describes the arrests, “garde a vue” detention and alleged torture or ill-treatment of political prisoners in Tunisia. Thousands have allegedly been arrested over the past 18 months and held incommunicado for up to five months. Most are suspected members or sympathizers of...
March 4, 1992
Censorship and Freedom of Expression
At least 100 prisoners of conscience are known currently to be held in Tibet. They include Buddhist monks and nuns and lay Tibetans arrested for peacefully advocating independence for their country. Some are serving terms of “reform through labour”, e.g. five monks from Ding-gar...
February 1, 1992
Israel and Occupied Palestinian 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...
January 1, 1992
This report updates “Austria: Torture and ill-treatment” (EUR 13/01/89). Since the publication of that report the Austrian Government has announced a number of measures intended to safeguard police detainees. Amnesty International and the Austrian Government have had extensive...
December 5, 1991
1. China: Government issues human rights report. 2. Macao: Call for human rights to be protected after 1999. 3. UK: Amnesty International calls for urgent reforms in Northern Ireland to bring UK into line with UN Convention
November 15, 1991