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Amnesty Int’s Global Round-Up: Human Rights News

Amnesty International’s Global Round-Up: Latest Human Rights News

26 October 2004

Israel/Occupied Territories: Israeli settlers wage campaign of intimidation on Palestinians and internationals alike

Israeli settlers in the Occupied Territories have stepped up attacks against Palestinians and are waging a campaign of intimidation against international and Israeli human rights activists.

Albania: What happened to Remzi Hoxha?

On the anniversary of the "disappearance" of Remzi Hoxha, on 21 October 1995, Amnesty International and Albanian human rights organizations are joining his family in urging the Albanian authorities to clarify his fate.

DR Congo: Amnesty International launches report on mass rape

The report will be launched during a press conference in Kinshasa on 26 October 2004.

Africa Human Rights Day:

African governments must demonstrate their commitment to establish an effective and independent African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights African governments should not further delay or undermine the full and effective establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights.

Belarus: Opposition cannot be stifled

The Belarusian authorities have once again violated the right to peaceful protest for political opponents and human rights activists.

Conflict Diamonds: Jewellers keeping consumers in the dark

The survey of leading diamond companies and stores in the US and UK found that fewer than one in five companies that responded in writing provided a meaningful account of their policy and less than half of diamond jewellery retailers visited in stores were able to give consumers meaningful assurances that diamonds are conflict free.

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