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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Afghanistan
  • Armed Conflict

Afghanistan: Kabul bombing is a war crime

Responding to the deaths of 24 people and the wounding of 42 when a car packed with explosives rammed into a bus in western Kabul this morning, in an attack claimed by the Taliban, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher, Horia Mosadiq, said: “This horrific attack deliberately targeted civilians and constitutes a war crime under international law. It was just yesterday that the people of Kabul were marking the one year anniversary of one of the deadliest attacks in the city’s history.

Date:
24 July 2017
  • News
  • India
  • Armed Conflict

India must ask Israel to end mass human rights violations against Palestinians

During his official visit to Israel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must ask Israel to immediately lift the illegal 10 year blockade of Gaza and raise the issue of 50 years of illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land, Amnesty International India said today. This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister since establishment of diplomatic relations 25 years ago. “Prime Minister Modi must tell his Israeli counterparts that the illegal settlements are a violation of international humanitarian law and cause of mass violations of human rights.

Date:
5 July 2017
  • News
  • Philippines
  • Killings and Disappearances

One year on, Duterte remains a human rights nightmare

We cannot say that we were not warned. During his campaign for the Philippine presidency, Rodrigo Duterte made his contempt for human rights and the rule of law glaringly apparent. He vowed to kill as many as 100,000 people – filling Manila Bay with so many bodies that the fish will "grow fat”. Over the past year, since Duterte became President, thousands of people have been killed in the so called war on drugs.

Date:
3 July 2017
  • News
  • Pakistan
  • Killings and Disappearances

Pakistan: Justice for Parachinar victims

Responding to reports of the shooting of three protestors and the injuring of 16 others in Parachinar, Amnesty International’s Pakistan Campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said:                           “It is heart-breaking to see one tragedy so quickly follow another. The people of Parachinar were mourning the loss of more than 67 people in a horrific bomb blast when three more people were shot dead while protesting the violence.

Date:
29 June 2017
  • News
  • Philippines
  • Killings and Disappearances

Philippines: Duterte’s bloody and lawless year in power

Since assuming the presidency of the Philippines a year ago, Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have presided over a wide range of human rights of violations, intimidated and imprisoned critics, and created a climate of lawlessness, Amnesty International said today. Using the highest office in the country, Duterte has explicitly approved violence that has led to thousands of extrajudicial executions, in the government’s anti-drug campaign.

Date:
29 June 2017
  • News
  • India
  • Discrimination

India: Hate crimes against Muslims and rising Islamophobia must be condemned

Indian authorities must ensure that there is no impunity for those responsible for public lynchings and other hate crimes against Muslims in several states, Amnesty International India said today. Since April 2017, at least ten Muslim men have been lynched or killed in public in suspected hate crimes, amid a rising tide of Islamophobia in the country. The attacks have contributed to a growing sense of insecurity for many Muslims, and intensified religious tensions.

Date:
28 June 2017
  • News
  • Nepal
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Nepal: Respect human rights during elections

Ahead of the second round of Nepal’s historic local elections tomorrow, Amnesty International calls on the country’s authorities to respect people’s human rights. Voting is due to take place in areas where Amnesty International has documented serious human rights violations, particularly at the hands of the security forces, including the unlawful use of excessive and lethal force, torture and other ill-treatment, and arbitrary detention.

Date:
27 June 2017
  • News
  • Sri Lanka
  • Killings and Disappearances

Sri Lanka: Establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

Amnesty International calls on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons. “The people of Sri Lanka cannot wait any longer. Tens of thousands of families, from all communities, have waited far too long already. The Office on Missing Persons must be established as soon as possible,” said Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director. “It is encouraging that both the President and the Prime Minister have reached out to families of the disappeared over recent days.

Date:
23 June 2017
  • Blog
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Armed Conflict

Time to rein in Myanmar's Army and protect civilians trapped in northern conflict

When Ngau Masar watched her husband Le Mei Tah speed off on his motorbike on the morning of 4 December 2016, little did she know she might never see him again. Two weeks earlier, heavy fighting had prompted the family to flee to China from their village in northern Myanmar. When they returned, they joined thousands of others in makeshift camps near the border. Soldiers remained ubiquitous in the area’s villages, where some houses showed damage from airstrikes.

Date:
19 June 2017
  • Research
  • Myanmar
  • Armed Conflict

Myanmar: "All the civilians suffer" : Conflict, displacement, and abuse in Northern Myanmar

Over the last seven months, fighting has intensified between the Myanmar Army and ethnic armed groups in Kachin and northern Shan States, areas with long-running conflicts as ethnic minorities have sought greater autonomy and respect for their rights. This report documents war crimes and other human rights violations by the Myanmar Army, including extrajudicial executions, torture, forced labour, and indiscriminate shelling.

Date:
14 June 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/6429/2017