Turkmenistan

42,810 results

My filters

  • Research
  • Indonesia
  • Death Penalty

Indonesia: open letter on anniversary of first executions under President Widodo

On the occasion of the second anniversary of the resumption of executions under President Joko Widodo, eight organizations have written to the Indonesian authorities to bring to their attention ongoing concerns on the use of the death penalty in Indonesia. The organizations renew their calls on the country’s highest authorities to immediately establish a review of all death sentences with a view to commutation, and to establish a moratorium on the implementation of the death penalty, as essential first steps towards its abolition.

Date:
20 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ACT 50/5507/2017
  • Research

Taiwan: Government must act on human rights review

The Taiwan government must demonstrate its commitment to human rights by implementing the recommendations of the international group of independent experts, Amnesty International said today. The panels of human rights experts convened by the government of Taiwan to review the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (IESCR) today released Concluding Observations and Recommendations to improve the country’s implementation of these two important human rights treaties.

Date:
20 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ASA 38/5531/2017
  • Blog
  • Americas
  • Business and Human Rights

Standing Up for Human Rights Under President Trump’s administration

On the 20th of January, the eyes of the world will be on Washington, DC as a new U. S. president takes the oath of office. Donald J. Trump and his administration will assume responsibility for upholding the laws of the land – including the United States’ obligations to protect human rights at home and abroad. However, if Trump implements his campaign rhetoric of fear and hate in US policies, there is a real risk that the vast power of the U.

Date:
20 January 2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Business and Human Rights

USA: People must stand up to Trump’s anti-rights rhetoric

On the day of the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty said: "We are facing what could turn into a major roll-back on hard-fought freedoms both in the USA and across the world. " "It is up to each one of us to fight President Trump’s spiteful rhetoric of discrimination, hate and xenophobia. Amnesty will resist injustice every step of the way.

Date:
20 January 2017
  • News
  • Gambia
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Gambia: Adama Barrow must not forget his big promises

As Adama Barrow is scheduled to be inaugurated in Senegal this afternoon, Sabrina Mahtani Amnesty International’s West Africa Anglophone Researcher said: "Today’s inauguration ceremony of Adama Barrow is a moment to remember the risks currently faced by Gambians, and also gives an opportunity to reflect on hopes for the future”. “We must not forget the big promises Adama Barrow has made to free political prisoners, remove repressive laws, and bring Gambia back to the International Criminal Court”.

Date:
19 January 2017
  • Campaigns
  • United States of America
  • Women and Girls

Trump: The fightback starts with the Women's March

Across the world, men and women are coming together to show Donald Trump that the politics of hate will never win. He hasn’t done anything as president yet. But Donald Trump has said so much in the past that reveals shameful attitudes towards women and women’s rights. It would be easy to be disheartened. But despair is not an option. We have to seize this opportunity to stand together and stick up for human rights.

Date:
19 January 2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Jamaica’s deadly police: ‘We live in constant fear’

The strength of the sun shining down on the colourful Orange Street in downtown Kingston announces lunchtime is approaching. A group of young men chat on the pavement while reggae music floats out of a small radio in a corner. Three women catch up on the morning’s events in a small but busy hair salon. Next to them, a young man vigorously cleans a stove ahead of the lunch rush. Daquan Jakson, 19, is in charge of a small restaurant that prepares lunch for many who live and work in this bustling quarter of Jamaica’s capital.

Date:
19 January 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Iran
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

IRAN: INHUMANE PRISON CONDITIONS NEED ATTENTION

Iranian prisoner of conscience and human rights defender Saeed Shirzad ended his 39-day hunger strike on 14 January after the authorities at Karaj’s Raja’i Shahr Prison made an oral promise to address his grievances about the inhumane treatment of political prisoners in the prison. He is now in need of specialized medical care.

Date:
19 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 13/5515/2017
  • News
  • Africa
  • Detention

Gambia: State of Emergency no license for repression

Soldiers Arbitrarily Detained as Political Crisis Deepens President Yahya Jammeh’s declared state of emergency in Gambia provides no justification for a crackdown on peaceful dissent around the January 19, 2017 deadline for the new government to take office, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. Since 15 January, security forces loyal to President Jammeh have arbitrarily detained at least five officers and enlisted men suspected of opposing Jammeh’s bid to remain in office.

Date:
18 January 2017
  • News
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Discrimination

Beware the march of draconian counter-terrorism laws in Europe

“Our lives have been turned upside down,” says Nadia, holding her two young daughters close. “I try to be both mother and father to my children but it is very hard. We miss Ahmed and we are scared for him. ” Ahmed has not set foot in their Cyprus home for nearly a year-and-a-half. Instead he is languishing in a Hungarian jail having been sentenced to 10 years in jail on absurd and far-fetched “terrorism” charges.

Date:
18 January 2017
  • News
  • Bahrain
  • Death Penalty

Bahrain: Human rights on the brink of crisis

Bahraini authorities must immediately commute the death sentences of two men at imminent risk of execution, Amnesty International said today, and warned that the harsh response to protests against three executions carried out by firing squad on 15 January risks plunging the country into a human rights crisis. Amnesty International is urging Bahrain’s authorities to immediately commute the death sentences of Mohamad Ramadhan and Husain Ali’ Moosa, who were sentenced to death in December 2014 following a bombing in the village of al-Deir that killed a police officer in February of that year.

Date:
18 January 2017
  • Article
  • Bahrain
  • Death Penalty

Two Bahraini Men at Imminent and Renewed Risk of Execution

Mohamed Ramadhan Issa Ali Hussain and Hussain Ali Moosa Hussain Mohamed are at imminent risk of execution following the execution of three men on 15 January 2017. Their death sentences were upheld by the Court of Cassation on 16 November 2015 and have been passed to the King who has the authority to ratify the sentences, commute them or grant a pardon. Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Ali Moosa are now at imminent and renewed risk of execution.

Date:
18 January 2017
  • News
  • Iran
  • Justice Systems

Iran: Wave of floggings, amputations and other vicious punishments

Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments, including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year, exposes the authorities’ utterly brutal sense of justice, said Amnesty International. Hundreds are routinely flogged in Iran each year, sometimes in public. In the most recent flogging case recorded by Amnesty International, a journalist was lashed 40 times in Najaf Abad, Esfahan Province, on 5 January after a court found him guilty of inaccurately reporting the number of motorcycles confiscated by police in the city.

Date:
18 January 2017