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  • Africa
  • Death Penalty

LIVING IN LIMBO: BENIN’S LAST DEATH ROW PRISONERS

In the last three decades Benin has made important progress on the abolition of the death penalty. Despite the remarkable progress made by Benin on the abolition of the death penalty 14 people are languishing on death row with an uncertain future. Benin is committed not to execute them yet it has not commuted their death sentences. The uncertainty that hangs over the 14 death row prisoners needs to be resolved urgently through the commutation of their death sentences.

Date:
16 January 2017
Author:
Oluwatosin Popoola
Ref:
ACT 50/4980/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Democratic Republic of Congo: Further Information: LUCHA activist in incommunicado detention: Musasa Tshibanda

Youth activist Musasa Tshibanda remains in incommunicado detention after the release of his fellow activist Gloria Senga on 27 December. The authorities did not provide any explanation for the arrest and detention of Gloria Senga. They are both members of the youth movement Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA) and went missing on 16 December after meeting with another activist.

Date:
16 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 62/5485/2017
  • News
  • Iran
  • Death Penalty

Iran: Halt imminent executions of 12 alleged drug offenders

Iran should immediately halt the execution of 12 men convicted of drug offences, scheduled for 14 January in Karaj Central Prison, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The human rights organizations expressed concern that, despite repeated government promises, Iran has not made any tangible progress in reducing its alarming execution rate. On Sunday 8 January 2017, officials at the prison, in Alborz province, west of Tehran, transferred at least 12 people sentenced to death on drug charges to solitary confinement, notifying them that their execution was imminent.

Date:
13 January 2017
  • News
  • United States of America
  • Internet and Social Media

More than 1 million people urge President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden

Today the Pardon Snowden campaign delivered more than 1 million signatures to President Barack Obama, urging him to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden before he leaves office on January 20. The signatures delivered to the White House, totaling 1,101,252 in number, were collected by the campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Demand Progress and CREDO Action.

Date:
13 January 2017
  • Research
  • United Kingdom
  • Refugees

United Kingdom: Weakening protections: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review – 27th Session of the UPR Working Group, May 2017

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) taking place in May 2017. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations accepted by the UK in its previous UPR, assesses the national human rights framework in the UK and the situation of human rights on the ground, and makes a number of recommendations to the UK authorities to strengthen human rights protection and address human rights challenges at the national level.

Date:
13 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
EUR 45/5488/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Myanmar
  • Unlawful Detention

Myanmar: Torture fears for hundreds Rohingya detained

Hundreds of Rohingya have been detained as part of the ongoing security operation in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. To date, no official information about where the individuals are being held or what they are accused of has been made public. All are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and of being subjected to unfair trials.

Date:
12 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ASA 16/5463/2017
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Armed Conflict

Sri Lanka: Consultation Task Force report must lead to justice

As long as the Sri Lankan government ignores the findings of a taskforce, which examines crimes under international law and human rights violations and abuses during the country’s decades-long internal conflict, justice, truth and reparation for thousands of families who have suffered deaths and disappearances will remain elusive, Amnesty International said today. The organization is dismayed by the Sri Lankan government’s casual disregard for the findings compiled by the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF).

Date:
11 January 2017
  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Internet and Social Media

Algeria: Authorities must adequately investigate death of jailed journalist after months in coma

On 11 December, British-Algerian freelance journalist Mohamed Tamalt, 41, died in custody in Mohamed Lamine Debaghine University Hospital in Bab El Oued, Algiers, over five months after his arrest on 27 June. He had immediately gone on hunger strike to protest against his detention, before entering coma in late August. Hundreds attended his burial in Bourouba cemetery in Algiers on 12 December, including human rights defenders and civil society activists.

Date:
11 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 28/5430/2017
  • News
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Saudi Arabia steps up ruthless crackdown against human rights activists

Saudi Arabia’s authorities have begun the year with an intensified crackdown against human rights activists dealing another heavy blow to the last vestiges of the country’s embattled civil society, said Amnesty International. A string of activists have been detained or appeared in court in recent weeks in connection with their peaceful human rights work signalling that the authorities plan to continue with their ruthless crackdown on peaceful dissent.

Date:
10 January 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Iran
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Iran: Further information: Hunger-striking activist in poor health in Evin: Ali Shariati

Iranian prisoner of conscience Ali Shariati is in poor health in Evin Prison, 67 days into an ongoing hunger strike against his imprisonment. He has been sentenced to five years in prison for his peaceful activism, including his participation in peaceful protests condemning a series of acid attacks against women in 2014.

Date:
6 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 13/5429/2017