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7 stories of shocking injustice: Bahrain after the ‘Arab Spring’

Five years ago, people in Bahrain rose up in protest to demand reform, but were met with violence from security forces. Since then, the authorities have continued to arrest, torture and intimidate people who speak out. 1. Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima: Killed during protests but still no justice Ali Mushaima was the first protester to be killed during the uprising in Bahrain after being shot on 14 February 2011.

Date:
11 February 2016
  • News
  • Bahrain
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Bahrain: Hopes for justice and reform fading five years since 2011 uprising

Five years after a wave of protests demanding widespread reform rocked Bahrain, hopes for progress on human rights and accountability for past and present abuses have faded, said Amnesty International. The mass protests which began on 14 February 2011 were met with violence by the security forces, who shot dead and injured protesters. Others died in custody after being tortured. “Five years since the uprising, torture, arbitrary detention and a widespread crackdown against peaceful activists and government critics have continued.

Date:
11 February 2016
  • Research
  • Iran
  • Justice Systems

Iran: Flawed reforms: Iran's new Code of Criminal Procedure

In June 2015, a much anticipated new Code of Criminal Procedure, which had been in the making for almost a decade, came into force. The new Code is an improvement on the old one and introduces several long overdue reforms that, if implemented properly, could provide accused persons with increased fair trial safeguards. However, the report exposes that the Code has failed to tackle many of the major shortcomings in Iran’s criminal justice system.

Date:
11 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 13/2708/2016
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  • Iran
  • Justice Systems

Iran: Nearly four decades after revolution, legal framework remains deeply flawed

Nearly four decades after Iran’s 1979 Revolution shook its criminal justice system to the core, the country’s legal framework remains largely inadequate, inefficient and inconsistent with international fair trial standards, leaving individuals who come into contact with it with little or no protection. Amnesty International’s new report, Flawed reforms: Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedure, provides a comprehensive analysis of Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedure, which came into force in June 2015.

Date:
11 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 13/3420/2016
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  • Russian Federation
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Russian Federation: Fear for safety of detained performance artist: Pyotr Pavlensky

Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was charged with vandalism for setting fire to the main doors of the headquarters of the Federal Security Service on 9 November. He is currently detained in a psychiatric hospital in Moscow and is being denied access to his lawyer and the outside world. His wife fears for his health.

Date:
11 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
EUR 46/3418/2016
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  • Thailand
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Thailand: End Impunity and Ensure Justice for Community under Attack

On the first anniversary of the death of land rights activist Chai Bunthonglek, FORUM-ASIA, Amnesty International, FIDH and OMCT within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Protection International (PI) renew calls on the Royal Thai government to ensure justice for the crimes against Chai Bunthonglek and other members of the Southern Peasants Federation of Thailand (SPFT) - a community-based land rights organization.

Date:
11 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ASA 39/3421/2016
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  • Canada
  • Women and Girls

Canada: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Agaist Women: 65th pre-sessional working group, 7-11 March 2016

In this submission, Amnesty International sets out its concerns about the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention) by Canada, including (i) the implementation of Canada’s international human rights obligations; (ii) violence against Indigenous women and girls; (iii) violence against women and girls; (iv) discrimination on the basis of gender identity; (v) sexual and reproductive rights; (vi) inadequate protections for migrant domestic workers; (vii) over-incarceration of Indigenous women; (viii) women, peace, and security; (ix) land rights and resource development projects; and (x) the use of maximum available resources to eliminate discrimination against women.

Date:
11 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AMR 20/3425/2016
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  • Chad
  • Detention

Chad: Security forces beat and mistreat detained peaceful protesters

Authorities in Chad must conduct a prompt and independent investigation into the detention and ill-treatment of 17 peaceful protestors arrested on 6 February. Amnesty International calls on the Chadian government to take immediate action to uphold the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, ensure that the allegations of arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of peaceful protesters are effectively investigated, and that those found responsible are held to account.

Date:
10 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 20/3423/2016
  • Education
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

10 quotes on the power of human rights education

10 times human rights defenders and activists around the world have reminded us how human rights education makes a difference in protecting people's rights: 1. "Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity. On this International Human Rights Day, let us continue to work together to develop and nurture in future generations a culture of human rights, to promote freedom, security and peace in all nations.

Date:
10 February 2016
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  • Americas
  • Detention

Pope Francis must resist Mexico’s well-oiled PR machine

Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico was controversial from the start. It is one of the most reverently Catholic countries in the world but with a shocking human rights record. It was reported that high on the Pope’s agenda were the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students and the plight of thousands of Central American migrants, but this did not seem to sit well with the administration of President Peña Nieto.

Date:
10 February 2016
  • News
  • Americas
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Mexico: Crime reporter’s brutal murder highlights need for protection

The discovery of the dead body of a Mexican crime reporter who had been kidnapped on Monday is a tragic reminder of the harrowing reality faced by thousands of journalists across Mexico, one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers, said Amnesty International. The lifeless body of Anabel Flores Salazar, 32, was found in the state of Puebla, a few kilometres from where she was kidnapped by armed men on Monday.

Date:
10 February 2016
  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Further Information: Egypt: Detention Order Renewed Again, Illegally: Mahmoud Mohamed Ahmed Hussein

Prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Mohamed Ahmed Hussein has had his detention renewed for another 45 days. He has now spent more than two years in pre-trial detention, against Egypt’s own laws. The 20-year-old-student was arrested for wearing a T-shirt with an anti-torture logo, and a scarf with a logo of the “25 January Revolution”.

Date:
10 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 12/3422/2016