Death In Custody

Guantánamo: In his second term Obama must correct human rights failure - 8 January 2013

Headline Title:  Guantánamo: In his second term Obama must correct human rights failure President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantánamo detention facility and this time commit the USA to releasing the detainees or bringing them to fair trial, Am US President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantánamo detention facility and commit to releasing the detainees or bringing them to fair trial. Media Node:  Guantanamo At a Glance:  11 - Years since first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.166 - detainee population as of 8 January 2013. Almost half are Yemeni nationals.779 – number of detainees who are believed to have been held in Guantánamo, the vast majority without charge or criminal trial.600 – Approximate number of detainees transferred from Guantánamo to other countries since 20029 - Detainees have died while in US custody in Guantánamo, the most recent in September 2012.12 - Guantánamo detainees who were under 18 years old when taken into custody.1 – Number of Guantánamo detainees transferred to the US mainland for trial in US federal court7 – Number of detainees convicted by military commission6 - Detainees currently facing the possibility of death sentences after unfair trial by military commission. Twitter Tag:  Guantanamo Story Location:  United States 19° 54' 42.4584" N, 75° 9' 43.4268" W See map: Google Maps “The USA’s claim that it is a champion of human rights cannot survive the Guantánamo detentions, the military commission trials, or the absence of accountability and remedy for past abuses by US personnel, including the crimes under international law of torture and enforced disappearance ” Source:  Rob Freer, USA researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 07/01/2013 URL:  Guantánamo: 11 years in numbers Description:  Factsheet, 9 January 2013 URL:  USA: Guantánamo death highlights urgent need to end indefinite detention Description:  News story/briefing, 12 September 2012 URL:  Guantánamo: A decade of damage to human rights Description:  News story/report, 11 January 2012

China: Uighur writer’s death in prison would be bitter blow - 2 January 2013

Headline Title:  China: Uighur writer’s death in prison bitter blow The reported death of a celebrated Uighur writer in a Chinese prison, if confirmed, would be an indictment on freedom of expression, and expose harsh prison conditions in China, Amnesty Internation Nurmemet Yasin was imprisoned on the basis of his story 'Wild Pigeon' about a trapped bird who commits suicide rather than live in captivity. Media Node:  China: Uighurs & doves China: Nurmemet Yasin - drawing Story Location:  الصين 52° 2' 4.0884" N, 64° 41' 15" E “By caging my body, they hope to enslave my soul...” Source:  from 'Wild Pigeon' by Nurmemet Yasin URL:  English translation of 'Wild Pigeon' Description:  Translated in 2005 by Dr Dolkun Kamberi, RFA Uyghur service director, and edited by Sarah Jackson-Han. URL:  'Wild Pigeon' in 10 languages Description:  International PEN Uyghur Center

Syrie. Un groupe armé procède à l'exécution sommaire de membres des forces de sécurité à Idlib

Jeudi 1er novembre est apparue une nouvelle vidéo qui semble montrer un groupe armé en train de procéder à l’exécution sommaire d’hommes sous sa garde dans la province d’Idlib, en Syrie. Jeudi 1er novembre est apparue une nouvelle vidéo qui semble montrer un groupe armé en train de procéder à l’exécution sommaire d’hommes sous sa garde dans la province d’Idlib, en Syrie.

Siria: Grupos armados llevan a cabo ejecuciones sumarias de fuerzas de seguridad en Idlib

El pasado jueves se conocieron nuevas imágenes de vídeo que parecen mostrar a un grupo armado de la provincia siria de Idlib llevando a cabo una ejecución sumaria masiva de hombres bajo su custodia. El pasado jueves se conocieron nuevas imágenes de vídeo que parecen mostrar a un grupo armado de la provincia siria de Idlib llevando a cabo una ejecución sumaria masiva de hombres bajo su custodia

Syria: Armed group carries out summary killing of security forces in Idlib

New video evidence emerged on Thursday which appears to show an armed group in Syria’s Idlib province carrying out a mass summary killing of men in their custody.  New video evidence emerged on Thursday which appears to show an armed group in Syria’s Idlib province carrying out a mass summary killing of men in their custody. 

سورية: جماعة مسلحة تنفذ عمليات قتل ميدانية لأفراد من قوات الأمن في إدلب

ظهر فيلم فيديو جديد يوم الخميس يصوِّر جماعة مسلحة في محافظة إدلب السورية وهي تنفذ مقتلة جماعية ميدانية لرجال محتجزين لديها ظهر فيلم فيديو جديد يوم الخميس يصوِّر جماعة مسلحة في محافظة إدلب السورية وهي تنفذ مقتلة جماعية ميدانية لرجال محتجزين لديها.

Una sentencia histórica establece que funcionarios turcos causaron la muerte de un activista bajo custodia - 2 October 2012

Headline Title:  Funcionarios turcos condenados por muerte bajo custodia de activista Dos guardias y el director de una prisión turca han sido condenados a cadena perpetua por torturar hasta la muerte al activista político Engin Çeber en octubre de 2008; Amnistía Internacional lo co Dos guardias y el director de una prisión turca han sido condenados a cadena perpetua por torturar hasta la muerte al activista político Engin Çeber en octubre de 2008. Media Node:  Engin Ceber_es VIDEO: New verdict due in Turkey torture & death in custody Story Location:  Turkey 38° 56' 11.8464" N, 34° 0' 49.2192" E “El procesamiento de funcionarios públicos en Turquía por actos de tortura y otros malos tratos es realmente excepcional; por tanto es una sentencia histórica.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, director del Programa de Amnistía Internacional para Europa y Asia Central Date:  Tue, 02/10/2012 URL:  Turkey: New verdict due in key torture case Description:  Noticia, 24 de septiembre de 2012 URL:  Turkey: Supreme Court of Appeals overturns historic verdict in death in custody case Description:  Declaración pública, 16 de diciembre 2011 URL:  Funcionarios turcos condenados por la muerte de un activista Description:  Noticia, 2 de junio de 2010 URL:  Histórica petición de disculpas del gobierno turco por muerte bajo custodia Description:  Noticia, 20 de octubre de 2008

Verdict historique en Turquie : des agents de l'État condamnés pour la mort d'un militant en détention - 2 October 2012

Headline Title:  Des fonctionnaires turcs condamnés pour la mort d'un militant Deux gardiens et un directeur de prison ont été condamnés à la détention à perpétuité pour avoir torturé à mort le militant politique Engin Çeber dans une prison turque en octobre 2008. Deux gardiens et un directeur de prison ont été condamnés à la détention à perpétuité pour avoir torturé à mort le militant politique Engin Çeber dans une prison turque en octobre 2008. Media Node:  Engin Ceber_fr Story Location:  Turkey 38° 56' 11.8464" N, 34° 0' 49.2192" E “En Turquie, il est rare que des agents de l'État soient traduits en justice pour répondre d'actes de torture et d'autres mauvais traitements, alors ce jugement est véritablement historique.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, directeur du programme Europe et Asie centrale d'Amnesty International URL:  Turkey: New verdict due in key torture case Description:  Nouvelle, 24 septembre 2012 URL:  Turquie. La Cour d'appel suprême annule un jugement sans précédent dans une affaire de mort en détention Description:  Déclaration publique, 16 décembre 2011 URL:  Turquie : des fonctionnaires condamnés pour la mort d'un militant Description:  Nouvelle, 2 juin 2010 URL:  Le gouvernement turc émet des excuses historiques au sujet de la mort d'un militant Description:  Bonne nouvelle, 20 octobre 2008

Historic verdict finds Turkish officials caused activist’s death in custody - 2 October 2012

Headline Title:  Historic verdict finds Turkish officials caused activist’s death in custody Two prison guards and a prison director have been given life in prison for torturing political activist Engin Çeber to death in a Turkish prison in October 2008 in what Amnesty International says i Two prison guards and a prison director have been given life in prison for torturing political activist Engin Çeber to death in a Turkish prison in October 2008. Media Node:  Engin Ceber VIDEO: New verdict due in Turkey torture & death in custody Story Location:  Turkey 38° 56' 11.8464" N, 34° 0' 49.2192" E “Public officials are seldom brought to justice for acts of torture and other ill-treatment in Turkey so this really is a landmark verdict” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia director Date:  Tue, 02/10/2012 URL:  Turkey: New verdict due in key torture case Description:  News story, 24 September 2012 URL:  Turkey: Supreme Court of Appeals overturns historic verdict in death in custody case Description:  Public statement, 16 December 2011 URL:  Turkish officials convicted over activist's death Description:  News story, 2 June 2010 URL:  Turkish government in landmark apology over death after custody Description:  News story, 20 October 2008

Turkey: New verdict due in key torture case - 24 September 2012

Headline Title:  Turkey: New verdict due in key torture case Almost four years to the day since Turkish activist Engin Çeber Almost four years to the day since Turkish activist Engin Çeber died in custody, a court will rule whether police and prison guards had a role in the torture that allegedly killed him. Media Node:  Engin Ceber VIDEO: New verdict due in Turkey torture & death in custody Twitter Tag:  JusticeforEnginCeber Story Location:  Turkey 38° 55' 32.8764" N, 31° 54' 15.4692" E “With this ruling the Turkish justice system is again facing a key test – the choice is between allowing the injustice of the past to persist or dealing a blow to impunity for torture and providing justice for Engin Çeber” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International “We are not just pursuing this case as a family – we are doing it because we don’t want others to die as a result of ill-treatment” Source:  Engin Çeber’s sister Şerife Çeber URL:  Turkey: Supreme Court of Appeals overturns historic verdict in death in custody case Description:  Public statement, 16 December 2011 URL:  Turkish officials convicted over activist's death Description:  News story, 2 June 2010 URL:  Turkish government in landmark apology over death after custody Description:  News story, 20 October 2008

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