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Myanmar: National efforts to investigate Rakhine State violence are inadequate

National efforts to investigate human rights violations and possible crimes against humanity committed by Myanmar security forces in northern Rakhine State are not independent or credible and are unlikely to deliver justice, truth and reparations for victims and their families. The inability – or unwillingness – of the Myanmar authorities to independently and effectively investigate allegations of serious crimes under international law requires the international community to step-in to ensure accountability and prevent further deterioration of the human rights situation.

Date:
21 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5758/2017
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Central American carnage – how Trump’s border wall would lock refugees in a life of violence and fear

The image of a dozen children playing behind a tall metal fence, surrounded by armed guards, says it all – in one of the world’s most dangerous barrios, even playtime happens under security lockdown. The newly built park is located in the Rivera Hernández neighbourhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It’s one of the deadliest areas of the most dangerous city in one of the most dangerous countries on earth.

Date:
20 February 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Viet Nam: Hundreds of peaceful marchers attacked by police

Around 700 men, women and children was attacked by police while on the way to submit legal complaints against Formosa Plastics, amounting to US$20 million in damages. The Taiwanese company, based in Hà Tĩnh province, has accepted responsibility for the April 2016 ecological disaster, which affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals.

Date:
20 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/5728/2017
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  • Tunisia
  • Killings and Disappearances

Tunisia: Indictments a step closer for justice in Faysal Baraket’s case of death under torture

A Tunisian court has indicted 21 individuals for the torture to death of Faysal Barakat, more than 25 years after his arrest in October 1991 for criticising the Ben Ali government on television. The accused, who reportedly include members of the security forces and former state officials, have lodged an appeal against the indictments.

Date:
20 February 2017
Ref:
MDE 30/5735/2017
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  • Racial Discrimination

Israel/OPT: Israel must repeal the discriminatory Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law

The Israeli authorities must repeal the discriminatory Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, which continues to bar family reunification for thousands of Palestinians. Nearly 14 years after the law was adopted as a temporary order, the Israeli authorities can no longer continue to use security grounds to justify institutional racial discrimination.

Date:
19 February 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/5737/2017
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  • Death Penalty

Philippines: House of Representatives must uphold international law obligations ahead of first death penalty vote

Ahead of the first vote on the proposed legislative amendments to reintroduce the death penalty in the Philippines, the undersigned organizations are calling on the country’s lawmakers to uphold its international law obligations and vote against the measure. The move would set the Philippines against its positive achievements in this area and the global trend towards abolition of the death penalty.

Date:
19 February 2017
Ref:
ACT 50/5741/2017
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  • Impunity

OPED: Kenyan MPs must reject attempts to undermine police oversight body

By Abdullahi Boru Halakhe Imagine if police were given powers to deny the body that oversees them access to information. Would that oversight body be effective at its job? You must have answered no. This is exactly what will happen to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) if MPs endorse proposed change to the IPOA Act 2011, the law that governs the Authority’s operations. The Statute (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2016, which sneaks in proposed amendments to the IPOA Act 2011, introduces an exception to Section 7(1)(vii) of the current Act, which gives the Authority the power to “summon any serving or retired police officer to appear before it and to produce any document, thing or information that may be considered relevant to the function of the authority”, by adding the words “provided that where the document, thing or information is privileged, the procedure for producing the privileged document, thing or information shall be complied with.

Date:
17 February 2017
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  • Disappearances

Viet Nam: Further Information: Growing health fears for prisoner of conscience - Trần Thị Thúy

Denied proper medical treatment by prison authorities since April 2015, when she was first diagnosed with a tumour on her uterus, Trần Thị Thúy is no longer able to walk without assistance. A prisoner of conscience, she has been detained since her arrest in 2010 and has expressed fears of death due to appalling prison conditions.

Date:
17 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/5727/2017
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  • Death Penalty

High-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty: The death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - Written statement to the 34th session of the Human Rights Council

This written statement sets out Amnesty International's concerns in relation to the death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. Amnesty International opposes the death penalty absolutely, in all cases without exception, regardless of the nature or circumstances of the crime; guilt, innocence or other characteristics of the individual; or the method used by the State to carry out the execution.

Date:
17 February 2017
Ref:
IOR 40/5734/2017