This paper describes developments since the oral statement by AI delivered to the UN Commission on Human rights in February 1991 (see AFR 53/05/91). AI remains concerned that laws permitting indefinite, incommunicado detention without charge or trial and giving indemnity against prosecution to the...
AI News release: Kwuait: Amnesty International calls on Emir to intervene over continuing torture and killings
UA 128/91 – Guatemala: attempted abduction / possible extrajudicial execution: Amilcar Mendez Urizar, Camilo Ajqui Jimon
AI News Release: Amnesty International calls for investigation into reported deaths of over 200 political prisoners
Health personnel: victims of human rights violations (includes addendum containing additional information on the case of Josefa Padcayan, Philippines)
This paper presents examples of the types of human rights violations which are inflicted on health personnel throughout the world, in countries of different political systems and different levels of political stability. The abuses documented here include arbitrary arrest and imprisonment without...
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,...
The 78th International Labour Conference: Amnesty International’s concerns relevant to the effective implementation of International Labour Organization conventions
1. Colombia: Convention 87 (incl. killings of German Antonio Redondo and Gloria Amparo Viveros Lucumy). 2. Lesotho: Convention no. 87 (incl. arrest of five teachers’ leaders and killing of Bathobakae Mokhothu). 3. Pakistan: Convention 87 (incl. arrests of Usman Ghani, Mohammed Khan, Feroz Karim and...
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...
This document records Amnesty International’s concern at the killing of the following members of the Camacho family: Rosalba Camacho, aged 60; Martin Vasquez, aged 62; Elizabeth Vasquez Camacho, aged 28; Josefina Vasquez Camacho, aged 24; Idali Vasquez Camacho, aged 16; Adriana (no surname given),...
UA 111/91 – Mali: extrajudicial execution / legal concern: Bintou Maiga, Brehima Beridiogo and over 20 others arrested and over 150 people killed