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Rwanda: Detained pregnant wife of activist to appear in court

British national Violette Uwamahoro, the pregnant wife of a political opposition activist living in exile, who was arrested by Rwandan authorities and held incommunicado, will make her first appearance in court at a bail hearing in the capital Kigali tomorrow, said Amnesty International. Violette Uwamahoro, who lives in the UK with her two children, disappeared in Kigali on 14 February. She had returned to the country to attend her father’s funeral.

Date:
21 March 2017
  • Research
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Armed Conflict

DRC: Amnesty International’s oral statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February-24 March 2017)

Since 2015, Amnesty International has documented patterns of human rights violations and crimes under international law linked to the end of President Kabila’s second and last constitutional term. We have documented the use of disproportionate, excessive and lethal force by the security forces in handling demonstrations.

Date:
21 March 2017
Ref:
AFR 62/5917/2017
  • Research
  • Libya
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Amnesty International’s oral statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February-24 March 2017)

Amnesty International welcomes the report of the High Commissioner and echoes its concerns about the continued state of lawlessness in Libya. It is regrettable that despite the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement in December 2015, armed groups and militias continue to commit serious violations and abuses in a climate of impunity.

Date:
21 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 19/5918/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Saudi Arabia: Further information: Two Sudanese dissidents interrogated for activism: Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed and Elwaleed Imam Hassan Taha

Two Sudanese nationals, who till 13 February had been held incommunicado in Saudi Arabia since their arrest on 21 December 2016, have been interrogated by the Saudi Arabian authorities about their social media activism and are now awaiting trial. They have been told they could face deportation to Sudan where they would be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. They are prisoners of conscience.

Date:
17 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 23/5897/2017
  • News
  • Madagascar
  • Unlawful Detention

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
  • Syria
  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Syria: Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic : UN Human Rights Council Thirty-fourth session

Amnesty International calls on the government of Syria to put an end to extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, and torture and other ill-treatment and make clear to all government forces and militias that such violations will not be tolerated.

Date:
14 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 24/5868/2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Burundi: Amnesty International’s Oral Statement to the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 24 March 2017)

From the start of the current crisis, the Government of Burundi has stifled the work of independent media and civil society, although, despite major restrictions on their work, NGOs continue to document and report serious human rights violations in the country. Since this Council discussed Burundi in September 2016, more restrictive measures have been imposed, including the closure of several human rights organizations and introduction of new controls on the work of NGOs.

Date:
13 March 2017
Ref:
AFR 16/5863/2017
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  • Iran
  • Unlawful Detention

Iran: Further information: Doctor on hunger strike after dismissal of lawyer: Dr Ahmadreza Djalali

Iranian academic Dr Ahmadreza Djalali has resumed his hunger strike and has said he has stopped taking liquids as well as food. He is protesting his ongoing detention and the authorities’ refusal to grant him access to a lawyer of his choice. He has said that he would “rather die from his hunger strike than be convicted of baseless charges”.

Date:
2 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/5807/2017
  • Research
  • Ukraine
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Ukraine: The human rights situation in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, both the Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatist forces have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross violations of international human rights law. Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 24 March 2017).

Date:
28 February 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/5795/2017