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Source: Amnesty International
26 May 2004


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Media Briefing

AI Index: POL 10/015/2004 (Public)
News Service No: 122

Amnesty International Report 2004 Statistics
Covering January to December 2003

Human Rights Violations detailed in Amnesty International's report 2004


EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS / UNLAWFUL KILLINGS
Extrajudicial executions were carried out in 47 countries:

Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda
Asia: India, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, North Korea, Philippines
Americas: Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia
Europe and Central Asia: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Macedonia, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UK, Uzbekistan
Middle East and North Africa: Iraq, Iran, Israel/Occupied Territories, Palestinian Authority


"DISAPPEARANCES"
People were "disappeared" by state agents in 28 countries:

Africa: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda
Asia: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan
Americas: Colombia, Mexico
Europe and Central Asia: Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Russian Federation, Spain
Middle East and North Africa:Algeria, Iraq, Israel/Occupied Territories, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria


TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT
Victims of torture and ill-treatment by security forces, police and other state authorities were reported in 132 countries:

Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Rep. of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan
Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela
Europe and Central Asia: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Occupied Territories, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco/Western Sahara, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen


PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
Prisoners of conscience were held in 44 countries:

Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Togo
Asia: Bhutan, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Nepal, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Americas: Cuba, Peru, Mexico
Europe and Central Asia: Armenia, Belarus, Finland, Russian Federation, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Occupied Territories, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco/Western Sahara, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen


DETENTION WITHOUT CHARGE OR TRIAL
People were arbitrarily arrested and detained without charge or trial in 58 countries:

Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoir, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Asia : Afganistan, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, India, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Americas: Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, USA
Europe and Central Asia: United Kingdom
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Occupied Territories, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco/Western Sahara, Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen


DEATH PENALTY
People were sentenced to death in 63 countries:

Africa: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Asia: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Americas: Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Europe and Central Asia: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Samoa, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco/Western Sahara, Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

People were executed in 28 countries:

Africa: Botawana, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Asia: Bangladesh, Japan, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Americas: Cuba, USA
Europe and Central Asia: Belarus, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
Middle East and North Africa: Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, YemenHUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY ARMED OPPOSITION GROUPS
Armed opposition groups committed serious human rights violations, such as deliberate and arbitrary killings of civilians, torture and abductions or hostage taking in 35 countries.

Armed groups have committed violent acts and killings in 34 countries:

Africa: Angola, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, DR Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Liberia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda
Asia: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka
Americas: Colombia, Haiti
Europe and Central Asia: Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Turkey, UK
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Iraq, Israel/Occupied Territories, Morocco/Western Sahara, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian AuthorityArmed groups have committed torture and ill-treatment in 18 countries:

Africa: Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda
Asia: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka
Americas: No record
Europe and Central Asia: UK
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Iraq

Armed groups have committed hostage takings and abductions in 16 countries:

Africa: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda.
Asia: Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka
Americas: Colombia, Peru
Europe and Central Asia: No record
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Iraq

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