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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
  • Campaigns
  • 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
  • News
  • 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
  • Research
  • 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
  • Campaigns
  • Madagascar
  • Detention

Madagascar: Fear for safety/Medical concern/ Possible Prisoner of Conscience (POC)

Possible prisoner of conscience Ali Sarety is being denied specialist medical treatment by the provincial authorities and security forces. He is a prominent supporter of Marc Ravalomanana, who was officially declared President of Madagascar on 29 April. As such there are fears for his safety, as he is at risk of being ill-treated by supporters of the outgoing President, Didier Ratsiraka.

Date:
23 May 2002
Ref:
AFR 35/002/2002
  • Research
  • Madagascar
  • Detention

Madagascar: Amnesty International's human rights concerns

Dozens of people suspected of stealing cattle and other criminal offences have reportedly been killed by local farmers in southern Madagascar with the apparent approval of the local authorities. A testimony describing such a public extrajudicial killing is included in this document. It is alleged that innocent people have been killed in these operations. A failed coup attempt on 13 May 1990 resulted in dozens of arrests: 13 of those arrested were tried in December 1990, of whom 12 were sentenced to terms from six to eighteen months.

Date:
31 May 1991
Ref:
AFR 35/001/1991