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Madagascar: Reverse the human rights downward spiral

Malagasy authorities must act swiftly to reverse the country’s human rights downward spiral including by urgently investigating allegations that the security forces have burned down villages and committed extrajudicial executions, said Amnesty International today ahead of the UN Human Rights Committee’s review of the country. “Madagascar’s human rights record is on a sharp decline as a result of the blatant disregard for the rule of law,” said Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southern Africa.

Date:
10 July 2017
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  • Madagascar
  • Detention

Madagascar: Detained journalist needs proper medical care: Fernand Cello

Fernand Cello, a Malagasy investigative journalist, is facing seven charges including ‘defamation’, ‘endangering state security’, and ‘incitation to hatred’ after he was arrested on Friday, 5 May. The arrest comes after he exposed an illegal sapphire mining site. The company was eventually ordered by the ministry of mining to suspend its operations for contravening the mining code. He was suffering from angina at the time of his arrest for which he needs immediate medical attention that he has not adequately received in detention.

Date:
15 May 2017
Ref:
AFR 35/6232/2017
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Madagascar: Free environmental activist detained for political reasons

The Malagasy authorities must immediately and unconditionally release an environmental activist detained on politically motivated charges, Amnesty International said in a letter to the government. Today marks exactly six months since Clovis Razafimalala was detained for allegedly destroying public property and documents in a protest that he never attended. He was subsequently charged with rebellion, destruction of public documents and goods, and arson.

Date:
16 March 2017
  • Research
  • Angola
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 20th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 27 October – 7 November 2014

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights standards, domestic legislation and human rights violations. The abuses considered include death penalty; torture and other ill-treatment; impunity; restriction of freedoms of expression, association, religion and assembly; prison conditions and gender discrimination.

Date:
1 August 2014
Ref:
IOR 41/025/2014
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  • Madagascar
  • Justice Systems

Madagascar must end mass killings and investigate security forces

Madagascar’s rampaging security forces must be brought under control in the south of the country, Amnesty International said after widespread state killings of civilians over cattle theft, and a failure to protect hundreds from mass communal murder. Official sources have claimed that ongoing ‘Operation Tandroka’, which started in September, has seen 40 cattle thieves (dahalos) killed and 76 arrested in the southern region of Anosy.

Date:
20 November 2012
  • Research
  • Madagascar
  • Armed Conflict

Madagascar: Urgent need for justice: Human rights violations during the political crisis

Serious human rights violations were committed in Madagascar throughout 2009, in a climate of political tension that culminated in a coup in March. This report examines the human rights situation in Madagascar and gives examples of human rights violations committed during this long-running political crisis. Amnesty International calls on the political leaders of Madagascar to set up an impartial and independent body to investigate cases of human rights violations committed during this period, including by the security forces.

Date:
4 February 2010
Ref:
AFR 35/001/2010
  • Research
  • Angola
  • Discrimination

Suggested recommendations to states considered in the seventh round of Universal Periodic Review, February 2010

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of each of sixteen countries to be considered in the Universal Periodic Review. These include recommendations about ratification of human rights treaties; the International Criminal Court, economic social and cultural rights; the death penalty; sexual violence; and unlawful arrest and detention.

Date:
1 December 2009
Ref:
IOR 41/030/2009
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  • Angola
  • International Organizations

2007 Elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council: Background information on candidate countries

On 17 May 2007, UN Member States will elect 14 members of the UN Human Rights Council. Amnesty International is providing in this document a brief review of the current human rights situation and an overview of the candidates' record of ratification and cooperation with the treaty bodies and Special Procedures. Amnesty International is concerned that in three of the five regions the number of declared candidates matches the number of vacant seats.

Date:
1 May 2007
Ref:
IOR 41/012/2007
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  • Madagascar
  • Detention

Madagascar: Selective justice.

This report presents Amnesty International's concerns and recommendations regarding the question of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed in the context of the 2002 crisis in Madagascar. Numerous violations and abuses, including acts of torture and killings, were committed during the crisis by security forces and supporters of Didier Ratsiraka, but also by those supporting Marc Ravalomanana.

Date:
11 December 2002
Ref:
AFR 35/004/2002
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Killings and Disappearances

The Wire, July 2002. Vol. 32, No.6.

1. ) Police practice and human rights in Southern and Eastern Africa; 2. ) 'Disappearances' still take place in Mexico; 3. ) Police in Belarus stifle peaceful protest; 4. ) Political violence in Madagascar; 5. ) Human rights still denied in Cuba despite fitful progress; 6. ) Worldwide appeals: Algeria; Germany; United States of America; 7. ) Worldwide appeal updates: Ethiopia; Liberia; Sweden; 8.

Date:
30 June 2002
Ref:
NWS 21/006/2002