AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL RELEASES ITS 1999 REPORT ON YEMEN [Archives:2000/19/Front Page]
Amnesty International released its 1999 report on Yemen and had it published on the Internet in Arabic and English a few days ago. The report included information of the human rights violations, trials, and death sentences carried out last year. In its report, Amnesty International called for the immediate and unconditional release of prisoners of conscience and for prompt and fair trials for all political prisoners. The organization also called for an end to the arbitrary arrest and detention of political suspects and urged that all allegations of torture, deaths in custody, “disappearances” and use of excessive lethal force be investigated.
Amnesty International expressed concern at the widening of the scope of the death penalty and urged that all sentences of death, amputation and flogging be commuted.
Yemen Times will publish the text of the report on next week’s issue.