1. India: Amnesty International response to demands by Kashmiri kidnappers of Swedish engineers. 2. Turkey: New law may increase risk of torture. 3. Afghanistan: Amnesty International seeks safeguards for prisoners held by Mujahideen forces.
Group-level action June-July 1991: The People’s Republic of China: Trials and punishments since 1989
The list attached to this paper documents 310 cases of political prisoners tried since 1989; however AI believes many more may have been tried in secret. Hundreds of dissident workers, students, intellectuals, Tibetans and members of religious groups including Catholics, Protestants and Muslims...
This document describes the main human rights violations reported in China during the past two years. Thousands of pro-democracy protestors have been arbitrarily detained. Many have received long prison sentences, e.g. Chen Lantao. Tibetan nationalists, including Agyal Tsering, a Buddhist monk,...
Cambodia: New allegations of extrajudicial killings by the Partie of Democratic Kampuchea (“Khmer Rouge”)
Amnesty International obtained information in December 1990 alleging that security forces of the Partie of Democratic Kampuchea (“Khmer Rouge”)had executed some 30 members of its armed forces, the National Army of Democratic Kampuchea (NADK), on 27 July 1990. They were alleged to be the ringleaders...
AI News Release: Morocco: Torture and unfair trials mark of 30 years of repression (includes correction)
UA 114/91 – Algeria: death penalty / reports of ill-treatment: Rashid Bouhouche, Abdennour Laras, Tahar Lyazed, Moussa Djebbare
Despite legislative reforms undertaken in 1988, Amnesty International (AI) remains concerned about several areas of human rights in Libya. According to reports, at least 469 political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience sentenced after unfair trials, continue to be held for reasons or...
UA 92/91 – Myanmar (Burma): death penalty / legal concern: Bo Htway Lwin, alias Ba Oo, Ba Min Thit, alias Min Han, alias Po Cho, Aung Than, Myo Aung Htwe, Khin Zaw
Further information on UA 79/91 (AFR 32/09/91, 4 March) – Kenya: fear of torture / legal concern: Gitobu Imanyara
Thousands of people have been detained in connection with a rebel attack on northeast Rwanda at the beginning of October 1990. A state of siege has been in force since early October and Amnesty International has been concerned that the authorities’ determination to defeat an armed threat should not...