World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Israel/OT: Amnesty Sends Its Third Mission

Israel/OT: Amnesty International sends its third mission

* News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International *

17 November 2000 MDE 15/063/2000 219/00

Amnesty International will send its third mission since the end of September to Israel and the Occupied Territories on 18 November.

The mission will include Dr Elizabeth Hodgkin, a researcher from Amnesty International's International Secretariat, Garth Meintjes, Associate Director of the Centre for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School, Indiana, USA, and Louise Marix Evans, a former staff member of Amnesty International.

The delegates will follow up the trials of those who have been arrested over the past two months. They will assess the situation and hold meetings with Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists and victims, as well as officials.

Amnesty International has documented its findings of the previous two missions in two separate reports. The organization strongly criticised the Israeli's security forces excessive use of force and the punitive attacks by the Israeli forces against the Palestinians. The latest report focused on the breaches in judicial procedures regarding the arrest and detention of Palestinians, including children.

To arrange interviews with the delegates please call Amnesty International's Press Office on + 44 207 413 5566 or 00 44 7778 472 109

See Amnesty International reports on the Israel and occupied Territories crises MDE 15/058/2000, "Mass arrests and police brutality", 10 November 2000 MDE 15/041/2000, " Excessive use of lethal force", 19 October 2000

All documents released by Amnesty International on the Crisis could be found on: http://www.web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/countries/israel/occupied+territ ories

****************************************************************
You may repost this message onto other sources provided the main text is not altered in any way and both the header crediting Amnesty International and this footer remain intact. Only the list subscription message may be removed.
****************************************************************


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Swing States: Gordon Campbell On Why The US Needs MMP

After the bizarre events this week in Helsinki, the world will be hoping and praying that the US midterm elections in November can put a restraining brake on the presidency of Donald Trump. This may happen, but there’s a highly undemocratic reason why such hopes may be frustrated. More>>

ALSO:

putin, trump scalpGordon Campbell: On The White House Romance With Russia

Tough on Europe over trade, at the G-7. Tough on Europe over defence, at NATO. And utterly smitten as usual by Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On This Week’s NATO Debacle

For someone routinely cast as a clown presiding over an administration in chaos, Donald Trump has been very consistent about his agenda, and remarkably successful in achieving it, in the short term at least. More>>

ALSO:

NZ Law Society: Rule Of Law Threatened In Nauru

“The recently enacted Administration of Justice Act 2018 is another clear sign of the deterioration of civil rights in Nauru,” the Law Society’s Rule of Law Committee convenor Austin Forbes QC says. More>>

ALSO:

'Fixing' Family Separation: Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely

Amnesty: President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. More>>

ALSO: