Turkmenistan

1,127 results

  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Unlawful Killings

Indonesia: At least 60 killed as police shootings of drug suspects skyrocket

The number of police killings of suspected drug dealers has skyrocketed in Indonesia this year, an alarming rise which signals that authorities could be looking to emulate the murderous “war on drugs” in neighbouring Philippines, Amnesty International said today. At least 60 suspected drug dealers have been killed by police – some of whom have been seconded to the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) - since 1 January 2017, compared to 18 in all of 2016, according to data gathered by Amnesty International.

Date:
16 August 2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indonesia: 12 years on victims of Aceh conflict still waiting for truth, justice and full reparation

In commemorating the 12th anniversary of the end of the conflict in Aceh on 15 August 2017, Amnesty International reiterates its calls to the Indonesian and Acehnese authorities to fulfill their international obligations to acknowledge the truth and to ensure accountability for victim of serious human rights violations and their families. Human rights organizations and survivors of the conflict have persevered and campaigned for truth, justice and full reparation over the last decade.

Date:
15 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/6934/2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Children

North Korea: Amnesty International's Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

This submission does not reflect the full range of concerns of the organization in terms of respect, protection and fulfilment of children’s rights in Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea), but it focuses in particular on the failure of the DPRK to uphold human rights of children as a result of its heavy restrictions on citizens’ freedom to seek, receive and impart information freely regardless of national frontiers.

Date:
15 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 24/6500/2017
  • News
  • China
  • Detention

China: Trial of prominent activist ‘The Butcher’ a cruel farce

The Chinese authorities must end their persecution of prominent activist Wu Gan and immediately and unconditionally release him, Amnesty International said, ahead of his expected trial on Monday. Wu Gan, better known by his pen name ‘The Super Vulgar Butcher’, is to be tried at a closed court hearing in Tianjin for “subverting state power” – a charge that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Date:
11 August 2017
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

China: Tens of thousands demand President Xi frees Liu Xia

Almost 70,000 people from across the world have urged China’s President to lift all restrictions and end the harassment against poet and artist Liu Xia, one month after the death of her husband, Nobel Peace laureate, Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xia has not been heard of since her husband’s hastily arranged funeral ceremony and sea burial on 15 July. Prisoner of Conscience, Liu Xiaobo, passed away in custody two days earlier.

Date:
11 August 2017
  • Research
  • Indonesia
  • Justice Systems

Indonesia: Investigate police’s use of lethal force against Papuans in Deiyai

Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian authorities to immediately order an impartial and effective investigation into allegations that police used lethal force arbitrarily leading to the death of one man and injuries to at least ten other Papuans, including children in Papua province. The investigation should be carried out by a body independent of the police. The findings must be made public and those suspected of criminal responsibility, including those with command responsibility, must be brought to justice in fair proceedings and victims granted adequate reparations.

Date:
11 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/6893/2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Indonesia: Stop intimidating participants in events concerning 1965 human rights violations

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about attempts by the Indonesian security forces to disband internal closed-door discussions and public events relating to serious human rights violations that occurred 50 years ago, most recently a workshop organised by the 1965 survivors and human rights defenders in Jakarta on 1 August 2017. These actions are a clear violation of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Date:
9 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/6908/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Sri Lanka: Further information: Harassed priests granted fellowship abroad: Father Elil Rajendram

Since being summoned for questioning by the Sri Lankan police for hosting a memorial for the war dead, Father Elil Rajendran was successful in securing a court order directing the police not to question him further. In terms of his personal safety, he now has respite from harassment and is out of the country on a short-term Fellowship.

Date:
8 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 37/6780/2017
  • Research
  • Indonesia
  • Death Penalty

Indonesia: Government should immediately establish moratorium after maladministration surrounding execution

The undersigned organizations urge the government of Indonesia to establish an official moratorium on all executions and review all death penalty cases with a view to the commutation of their sentences as immediate first steps towards abolition of the death penalty. The call follows the publication of the findings by the Ombudsman of Indonesia, confirming violations of legal procedures in the case of a prisoner executed in July 2016.

Date:
3 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/6861/2017
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Thailand: Drop sedition charges against prominent journalist for Facebook posts

Responding to the Thai authorities summoning of prominent journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk to answer accusations of sedition for some of his Facebook posts, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, James Gomez, said: “The authorities must immediately stop using the criminal justice system to harass Pravit Rojanaphruk. It is outrageous to think that he could face decades in prison for a totally peaceful action like putting up a few critical Facebook posts.

Date:
2 August 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Disappearances

Bangladesh: Further Information: All 28 men suspected of being gay released

The five remaining men still being held on bail, of the 28 who were arrested at a social event outside of Dhaka, were released on 21 July 2017. Initially suspected of being held on suspicion of breaching the prohibition of ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’ under Section 377 of the Penal Code, all 28 were charged under the Narcotics Control Act 1990.

Date:
2 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 13/6854/2017
  • News
  • Maldives
  • Death Penalty

Maldives: Halt executions now

First executions in more than 60 years Government seeks to divert attention from political crisis Executions would violate Maldives commitments under international law Authorities in the Maldives must halt the first executions in more than 60 years as the government seeks to divert attention from a worsening political crisis, Amnesty International said today. The Minister of Home Affairs has announced that executions will resume “in the next few days”, leaving three men on death row who have exhausted their legal processes at imminent risk.

Date:
1 August 2017