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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...
East Asia Death Penalty

Taiwan: Executions reach record level

This paper describes Amnesty International’s concern about the increased use of the death penalty in Taiwan: as of 23 September, 69 people had been executed. This already exceeds the high number recorded in 1989 (68) and is a major increase on previous years. The Judicial Yuan’s...
Americas Detention

Mexico: Medical concern: Death of Ruben Oropeza Hurtado

The above-named died on 1 October 1990, reportedly as a result of injuries sustained during detention. He had been arrested on 29 March 1990 and confessed to possession of drugs. However, he insisted later that the confession had been extracted by torture. Despite his allegations and the lack of...
Iran Detention

Iran: Medical concern: Arrests of prisoners of conscience in Iran

This paper reports AI’s concern for the well-being of more than 20 people, arrested in Iran in June 1990 after signing an open letter critical of the government. Some of those arrested are members of the Association for the Defence of Freedom and Sovreignty of the Iranian Nation (ADFSIN);...