Records relating to keyword "Amnesty"
- Amnesty International Report 2006: Iraq Overview (23 May 2006)
Keywords: Amnesty Human rights NGOs
The Amnetsy Internaltional 2006 Report covers events from January to December 2005.
Both the US-led Multinational Force (MNF) and Iraqi security forces committed grave human rights violations, including torture and ill-treatment, arbitrary detention without charge or trial, and excessive use of force resulting in civilian deaths. Armed groups fighting against the MNF and the Iraqi government were responsible for grave human rights abuses, including the deliberate killing of thousands of civilians in bomb and other attacks, hostage-taking and torture. Dozens of people were sentenced to death by criminal courts and at least three were executed. Former President Saddam Hussain and seven others were brought to trial. Women and girls continued to be harassed and lived in fear as a result of the continuing lack of security.
- AI: Beyond Abu Ghraib: detention and torture in Iraq (06 March 2006)
Keywords: Prisons Human rights Amnesty Torture
Recent extensive report on detention and torture in Iraq, which focusses specifically on Amnesty's "concerns about human rights abuses for which the US-led MNF is directly responsible and those which are increasingly being committed by Iraqi security forces". See also Amnesty Press Release. Includes the call to governments supplying forces to the MNF, expecially the UK and the US, to "end indefinite internment of persons in Iraq", and the call to governments supplying forces to the MNF and to the Iraqi Authorities to "provide unhindered access to all places of detention, their installations and facilities, and detainees by relevant international organizations and bodies, including the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, and by Iraqi human rights organizations".
See also BBC News report
- Amnesty International Report 'In cold blood: abuses by armed groups' (25 July 2005)
Keywords: Amnesty Human rights Insurgency
'Armed groups opposed to the US-led multinational force and Iraq's government are showing utter disdain for the lives of Iraqi civilians and others, continuing a pattern of war crimes and crimes against humanity'
See also the Press Release.
- Amnesty Report on Iraqi Special Tribunals (13 May 2005)
Keywords: Human rights Amnesty
Report title: "Iraqi Special Tribunal-Fair trials not guaranteed" (thorough and fairly exhaustive critique of the Iraqi Special Tribunals)
- Amnesty International: Use of cluster bombs - Civilians pay the price (02 Apr 2003)
Keywords: Human rights Cluster bombs Amnesty
'Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the high toll of civilian casualties and the use of cluster bombs in US military attacks in heavily populated areas.'
- Amnesty International 'Stop Torture' campaign
Keywords: Prisons Human rights Torture Amnesty