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Palestine: Hamas must urgently halt executions of three men sentenced after unfair trial

Responding to reports that Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip will tomorrow execute three men accused of killing senior Hamas commander Mazen Faqha on 24 March, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Magdalena Mughrabi said: “The three men scheduled to be hanged or shot in Gaza tomorrow were tried in a court that utterly disregarded international fair trial standards.

Date:
24 May 2017
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  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

China: Imminent execution for former government official: Zhao Liping

A former government official has been sentenced to death for his alleged involvement in the killing of a young woman. His family has raised serious concerns about whether he received a fair trial and he alleges that he gave a “confession” after being subjected to torture and other ill-treatment. His execution could be imminent.

Date:
23 May 2017
Ref:
ASA 17/6326/2017
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  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Death Penalty

Belarus: first execution of 2017 ignores continuing pressure for abolition

Amnesty International condemns the execution of Belarusian death row prisoner, Siarhei Vostrykau in April. News of this execution was communicated to his mother by the Regional Court of Homel in early May. According to the Belarusian NGO, Human Rights Centre Viasna, he was executed at some time between 13 and 29 April. Siarhei Vostrykau had appealed to President Lukashenka for clemency.

Date:
19 May 2017
Ref:
EUR 49/6304/2017
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  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Saudi Arabia: Trump visit risks giving green light to violations of human rights

As US President Donald Trump embarks on his first foreign visit to attend the Riyadh summit in Saudi Arabia, counter terrorism and security will dominate his discussions with Gulf and Arab state leaders. The President is also expected to unveil a multi-billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The glaring absence of human rights from Trump’s agenda will only embolden further violations in a region where governments flout the rights of their own people in the name of the fight against terror, and violate international humanitarian law in conflicts fueled on large part by US arms transfers, said Amnesty International.

Date:
19 May 2017
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  • Singapore
  • Death Penalty

Singapore: Scheduled execution for drug trafficking must be halted

Amnesty International today called on the Singapore authorities to halt the execution of a Singaporean man scheduled for Friday 19 May 2017 and to immediately re-establish a moratorium on all executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali, a 32 year old-Singaporean national, was sentenced to death on 10 April 2013 after he was convicted of trafficking diamorphine under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Date:
17 May 2017
Ref:
ACT 50/6280/2017
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  • Africa
  • Death Penalty

Oral statement on the death penalty in Africa at the 60th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Amnesty International welcomes the progressive steps taken by the African Commission on the death penalty; particularly its standard setting role. However, Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the lack of progress in the African Union in respect of the adoption of the Additional Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the abolition of the death penalty. It is high time Africa joined other regions of the world in adopting a regional treaty on the abolition of the death penalty.

Date:
14 May 2017
Ref:
AFR 01/6190/2017
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  • Indonesia
  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Indonesia: Human Rights Council must ensure strong recommendations at human rights review

States must ensure that strong recommendations are made when Indonesia’s human rights record is examined under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for the third time on 3 May 2017. Since Indonesia’s last review in 2012, the human rights situation on the ground has stagnated. The Indonesian authorities have either ignored, or only partially implemented the numerous recommendations made by other states. States participating in the review must call on Indonesia to take the UPR process seriously and implement all the recommendations it committed to in its previous two reviews.

Date:
2 May 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/6156/2017
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  • Somalia
  • Death Penalty

Somalia: Halt execution spree of children in Puntland

The authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region must immediately halt plans to execute two boys sentenced to death by a military tribunal in February for their alleged role in the armed group Al-Shabaab’s killing of three senior administration officials, said Amnesty International. The organization has learnt that Muhamed Yasin Abdi, 17, and Daud Saied Sahal, 15, could be put to death at any moment after five other boys -– all aged between 14 and 17 – were executed on 8 April for the killings.

Date:
28 April 2017