Racism and the administration of justice
This report illustrates how racial discrimination in the administration of justice systematically denies certain people their human rights because of their colour, race, ethnicity, descent (including caste) or national origin. Based on research conducted by Amnesty International in recent years, it shows that members of ethnic minorities often suffer torture, ill-treatment and harassment at the hands of the police. In many parts of the world they face unfair trials and discriminatory sentencing which puts them at increased risk of harsh punishments, including the death penalty.
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- Turkey: Further information: Two missing men "found" in police detention: Gökhan Türkmen and Mustafa Yılmaz
- Georgia: Russia and the de facto authorities in the South Ossetia/Tskhinvali region must reopen closed crossing points and guarantee freedom of movement of civilians
- Myanmar: Further information: Further prison sentences for “Peacock Generation”