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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
  • Research
  • Philippines
  • 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
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • 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
  • Research
  • 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
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  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Yemen: An open letter to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on Yemen conflict

Amnesty International has written to the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres to set out what it considers are issues he may wish to prioritize in respect of the Yemen conflict. Over the course of five field missions to Yemen since May 2015, Amnesty International has gathered information that all parties to the conflict, including the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and Huthi forces, have committed serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in ground and air attacks,3+ some of which should be investigated as war crimes.

Date:
16 February 2017
Ref:
MDE 31/5695/2017
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  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Thailand: Further Information: Activists could be charged for exposing torture

A decision by the Public Prosecutor on whether to prosecute three human rights defenders on criminal defamation and computer crimes in connection with their online documentation of torture in Thailand is expected imminently. The charges carry a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment plus fines of up to 300,000 baht (US $8,330). The group are to report to Pattani Police Station on 21 February 2017.

Date:
16 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 39/5687/2017
  • Action

Turkey: release imprisoned journalists and other media workers.

Turkey now jails more journalists than any other country. One third of all imprisoned journalists in the world are being held in Turkish prisons, the vast majority waiting to be brought to trial. Journalists and media workers from all strands of opposition media have been targeted in an unprecedented crackdown since the violent coup attempt in July 2016. Coupled with the closure of more than 160 media outlets, the message is clear and disturbing: the space for dissent is ever-shrinking and speaking out comes at an immeasurable cost.

Date:
15 February 2017
  • Research
  • Malaysia
  • Unlawful Killings

Malaysia: End impunity for unlawful deaths in custody

The Malaysian authorities must immediately order an independent and impartial investigation into the recent death of a 44 year old man in police custody and address the alarming number of deaths in detention and the lack of adequate investigations into possible human rights violations involved in such. At stake are two of the key human rights, which are non-derogable under international human rights law, namely the right to life and freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Date:
15 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 28/5698/2017
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  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Disappearances

Myanmar: Further Information: Still no information on hundreds missing Rohingya

Four months after the launch of major security operations in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of detained Rohingya are still unknown. Amnesty International considers them as victims of enforced disappearances, and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and of being subjected to unfair trials.

Date:
15 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5689/2017