Impunity

Terminar con la impunidad policial y promover los derechos de los pueblos indígenas deben ser las prioridades de Brasil

“A pesar de los avances económicos conseguidos por Brasil en los últimos diez años, la violencia sigue siendo endémica y la respuesta que se le está dando en la actualidad no sólo no la reduce, sino que de hecho agrava la situación", ha dicho el secretario general de Amnistía Internacional, Salil Shetty, al término de su visita oficial al país.   “A pesar de los avances económicos conseguidos por brasil en los últimos diez años, la violencia sigue siendo endémica y la respuesta que se le está dando en la actualidad no sólo no la reduce, sin

Ending Police Impunity and Promoting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Must Be Brazil’s Priorities

“Despite all the economic progress made in Brazil over the last decade, violence is endemic and the current response is not only failing to reduce the violence, it is actually exacerbating the situation,” said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty as he completed an official visit to the country. “Despite all the economic progress made in Brazil over the last decade, violence is endemic and the current response is not only failing to reduce the violence, it is actually exacerbating the situ

Ending impunity and promoting the rights of Indigenous Peoples must be Brazil’s priorities - 9 August 2013

Headline Title:  Ending impunity and promoting the rights of Indigenous Peoples must be Brazil’s priorities “Despite all the economic progress made in Brazil over the last decade, violence is endemic and the current response is not only failing to reduce the violence, it is actually exacerbating the situ Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty completes an official visit to Brazil. Media Node:  salil Twitter Tag:  brazil Story Location:  United Kingdom 13° 6' 39.1212" S, 51° 11' 46.6404" W See map: Google Maps

Vivir bajo el régimen de Pinochet. Chile recuerda: “Pinochet es un estigma para Chile y para el mundo” - 7 August 2013

Headline Title:  “Pinochet es un estigma para Chile y para el mundo” Durante el gobierno de Pinochet en Chile, el activista pro derechos humanos José Zalaquett fue detenido dos veces y finalmente se vio obligado a exiliarse. Durante el gobierno de Pinochet en Chile, José Zalaquett fue detenido dos veces y finalmente se vio obligado a exiliarse. El gobierno intentó impedir que defendiera los derechos humanos. Aquí cuenta su historia. Media Node:  Zalaquett banner spa zalaquett 2_es Story Location:  Chile 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W URL:  ¡Firma la petición!

Enfoque en los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y la violencia policial en Brasil

La visita de alto nivel que el secretario general de Amnistía Internacional, Salil Shetty, realiza a Brasil esta semana se centra en los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y la violencia policial. La visita de alto nivel que el secretario general de Amnistía Internacional, Salil Shetty, realiza a Brasil esta semana se centra en los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y la violencia policial.

Life under Pinochet: Chile remembers - “Pinochet was a stigma for Chile and the world” - 7 August 2013

Headline Title:  “Pinochet was a stigma for Chile and the world” During the Pinochet rule in Chile, human rights activist José Zalaquett was twice arrested and ultimately forced into exile. During the Pinochet rule in Chile, José Zalaquett was twice arrested and ultimately forced into exile. Here, he shares his story and thoughts of what the figure of Pinochet means today. Media Node:  Zalaquett header Zalaquett small photo Story Location:  Chile 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W URL:  Take Action!

Focus on Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence in Brazil

Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence are the focus of a High Level Mission (HLM) by Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, this week in Brazil.  Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence are the focus of a High Level Mission (HLM) by Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, this week in Br

Kazakhstan: No accountability for entrenched torture - 11 July 2013

Headline Title:  Kazakhstan: No accountability for entrenched torture Amnesty International has accused the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbaev, of pulling the wool over the eyes of the international community in his government’s promise to eradicate torture A new Amnesty International report exposes how the security forces act with impunity and how torture in detention centres is rife. Media Node:  Kazakhstan police Twitter Tag:  kazakhstan Story Location:  Zhanaozen Kazakhstan 43° 17' 60" N, 52° 47' 60" E “Security forces in Kazakhstan injured and killed people when dispersing demonstrations in Zhanaozen, they tortured the detained and put them in prisons where conditions amount to ill-treatment while the authorities endorsed impunity by failing to investigate such violations in blatant disregard of their obligations.” Source:  said Nicola Duckworth, Senior Director of Research at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 11/07/2013

Cynical subversion of justice in the name of security: Returns to torture in Central Asia - 3 July 2013

Headline Title:  Subversion of justice in the name of security in Central Asia The security services of Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of wanted individuals with a regularity that am Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the regular abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of individuals. Media Node:  Central Asia Story Location:  Russie 56° 10' 35.562" N, 84° 22' 30" E “Twenty years after the break up of the Soviet Union, old collegiate ties, common institutional cultures and the shared perception across the region of the threat from Islamist extremist groups bind together the successor institutions to the Soviet KGB. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Programme Director. URL:  Return to torture: Extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia Description:  Read full report URL:  Cases of torture and abduction in Central Asia Description:  Document, 03 July 2013 URL:  Kyrgyzstan: Dereliction of duty Description:  Document, 8 June 2012 URL:  Tajikistan: Shattered lives: Torture and other ill-treatment in Tajikistan Description:  Document, 12 July 2012 URL:  Turkmenistan: Key human rights challenges facing Turkmenistan Description:  Document, 10 February 2012

Uruguay: A 40 años del golpe de Estado, los crímenes del pasado siguen impunes

Las autoridades de Uruguay deben adoptar con urgencia medidas para poner fin a los obstáculos que impiden investigar y sancionar a los responsables de las violaciones a los derechos humanos cometidas en el país durante el gobierno civil y militar entre 1973 y 1985, aseguró Amnistía Internacional. Las autoridades de Uruguay deben adoptar con urgencia medidas para poner fin a los obstáculos que impiden investigar y sancionar a los responsables de las violaciones

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