Amnesty International’s Global Round-Up: Latest Human Rights News
UK: An inquiry into Finucane - but what kind?
The UK authorities have finally announced that an inquiry into the 1989 killing of Patrick Finucane in Northern Ireland
will be established. However, instead of announcing a public judicial inquiry under the Tribunal of Inquiry (Evidence)
Act 1921, the UK authorities have stated that the inquiry will be held on the basis of legislation to be introduced
Jamaica: Alleged extrajudicial killings by the army must be fully investigated
On 19 September 2004, members of the Jamaican Defence Force killed community activist Sandra Sewell, and Gayon Alcott, a
Iraq: Hostage-taking and killing must end immediately
Amnesty International strongly condemns the beheading of two American hostages and appeals for the immediate and
unconditional release of all hostages.
Zimbabwe: Ten dead following police misuse of tear gas
Amnesty International is calling for a full and independent inquiry into the deaths of at least ten people, since 2
September 2004, at Porta Farm, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Harare.
Nigeria: Amnesty International seeks to intervene in case reviewing asylum granted to former Liberian President Charles
Amnesty International seeks to intervene in case reviewing asylum granted to former Liberian President Charles Taylor