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Indonesia Armed Conflict

East Timor: After the massacre

About 100 people are reported to have been killed, and scores more wounded, when the Indonesian security forces fired on a group of mourners at Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, East Timor, on 12 November 1991. Many others were allegedly badly beaten during the incident. Many of the victims were school...
China Armed Conflict

Weekly Update Service 43/91

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
Albania Armed Conflict

Concerns in Europe May – October 1991

Amnesty International’s concerns in 23 European countries are summarized and updated in this report. They cover issues such as conscientious objection to military service, ill-treatment, sometimes amounting to torture, in police custody, conditions in which prisoners are held and the death penalty....
Chile Asylum

Weekly Update Service 41/91 (includes addition)

1. Republic of Ireland: AI calls again for independent inquiry into Sallins train robbery cases. 2. Morocco: Release of Tazmamert detainees. 3. Commonwealth: heads of government meeting strengthens commitment to human rights. 4. Egypt: Peace conference protesters arrested. 5. Hong Kong: AI’s...
Belgium Death Penalty

Death Penalty News October 1991

1. Hong Kong’s legislative council backs proposal to abolish the death penalty. 2. USSR: New laws reduce scope of death penalty. 3. Grenada: Commutations in 1983 coup case. 4. Papua New Guinea: Reintroduction of the death penalty for murder. 5. Kuwait: Death sentences commuted after international...