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  • Syria
  • Killings and Disappearances

Syria: Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya Prison, Syria

At Saydnaya Military Prison, the Syrian authorities have quietly and methodically organized the killing of thousands of people in their custody. Amnesty International’s research shows that the murder, torture, enforced disappearance and extermination carried out at Saydnaya since 2011 have been perpetrated as part of an attack against the civilian population that has been widespread, as well as systematic, and carried out in furtherance of state policy.

Date:
7 February 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 24/5415/2017
  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Terrorism

Egypt: Investigate potential extrajudicial execution of North Sinai men: Six of the men were in police custody at the time of their killing

The Egyptian judicial authorities must conduct an impartial, independent and thorough investigation into the killing of 10 men by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) on 13 January in al-Arish in the North Sinai governorate and bring those responsible to justice, Amnesty International said today. Six of the 10 men were in police custody at the time of their killing, having been held incommunicado for up to three months.

Date:
23 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 12/5534/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Americas
  • Detention

Brazil: Further information: Twenty-six killed after prison riots spread

Twenty-six men were killed and nine others severely injured in Alcaçuz prison in Rio Grande do Norte state, following the spread of riots and conflicts between criminal gangs in northern Brazilian prisons. Authorities must immediately investigate the killings and implement measures to prevent further possible riots and killings in the prison system.

Date:
16 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AMR 19/5508/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Uzbekistan
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Uzbekistan: Journalist at risk of further jail time: Muhammad Bekzhanov

Journalist Muhammad Bekzhanov, aged 62, who is scheduled to be released in January after spending more than 17 years in prison on politically motivated charges, has been put in a punishment cell. In Uzbekistan, this is the usual practice before the authorities arbitrarily extend prisoner’s sentence.

Date:
16 December 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
EUR 62/5366/2016
  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Terrorism

Morocco: Convictions Based on Tainted ‘Confessions’ - Frenchmen Had Disavowed Statements Prepared in Arabic

Moroccan courts recently sentenced two French citizens in unrelated cases to prison based largely on “confessions” written in Arabic, which they cannot read, Human Rights Watch, FIDH (the International Federation for Human Rights), and Amnesty International said today. Both defendants repudiated the confessions once they learned their contents.

Date:
21 November 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 29/5189/2016
  • Research
  • Myanmar
  • Detention

Myanmar: Bring rights to prisons: Amnesty International's recommendations on the draft Prisons Law

In July 2015 a draft Prisons Law was introduced in Myanmar’s Parliament, with the objective to “safeguard peace in the community and the rule of law”; prevent “repeat offending”; and provide for the rehabilitation of prisoners with a view to their release. Amnesty International welcomes this legislative initiative. However, the latest draft made available to the public falls far short of international standards.

Date:
10 November 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ASA 16/4788/2016
  • News
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Russia: Shocking new torture allegations by prisoner of conscience must be investigated

Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Ildar Dadin, a peaceful street protester convicted for participation in “unauthorized” assemblies, and investigate his allegations of torture, Amnesty International said today. Ildar Dadin’s letter from prison was published by Meduza online newspaper on Tuesday. “Ildar Dadin’s allegations of beatings, humiliation and rape threats are shocking, but unfortunately they are just the latest in a string of credible reports indicating that torture and other ill treatment are being widely used in the Russian penal system with impunity, with the aim of silencing any form of dissent,” said Sergei Nikitin, Director of Amnesty International Russia.

Date:
1 November 2016
  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Terrorism

Morocco: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review – 27th session of the UPR Working group, May 2017

Since Morocco’s last review the government has taken some steps towards adopting some of the recommendations, yet has ignored other key recommendations. Amnesty International is concerned about ongoing restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly, including by prosecuting journalists, forcibly dispersing peaceful protests, and restricting the activities of NGOs. The organization regrets that the current draft law to amend the Penal Code leaves provisions that restrict the right to freedom of expression largely unchanged.

Date:
1 September 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 29/5470/2016
  • Research
  • Americas
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Mexico: Surviving death: Police and military torture of women in Mexico

Torture is widespread in Mexico’s “war on drugs”, but the impact on women has been largely ignored or downplayed. This report analyses the stories of 100 women who have reported torture and other forms of violence during arrest and interrogation by police and armed forces. Severe beatings; threats of rape against women and their families; near-asphyxiation, electric shocks to the genitals; groping of breasts and pinching of nipples; rape with objects, fingers, firearms and the penis – these are just some of the forms of violence inflicted on women, in many cases with the intention of getting them to “confess” to serious crimes.

Date:
28 June 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AMR 41/4237/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Iran
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Iran: Prisoner in need of urgent medical care: Afshin Sohrabzadeh

Afshin Sohrabzadeh, a member of Iran’s Kurdish minority serving a 25-year prison term in “internal exile” at a remote prison in southern Hormozgan province, is in urgent need of specialized medical treatment outside prison. He suffers from a life-threatening gastrointestinal condition, exacerbated by prolonged lack of adequate treatment.

Date:
30 March 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 13/3733/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Viet Nam
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Viet Nam: Further information: Fears grow for health of detained activist: Trần Thị Thúy

There are increasing fears for the health of prisoner of conscience Trần Thị Thúy, who continues to be denied medical treatment, despite repeated requests to the Vietnamese authorities. She has been diagnosed with a tumour on her uterus and is in severe pain, unable to walk without assistance. She has been told she will not receive treatment unless she “confesses” to the crimes she was convicted of.

Date:
19 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ASA 41/3454/2016
  • Research
  • Central African Republic
  • Armed Groups

Central African Republic: Mandated to protect, equipped to succeed? Strengthening peacekeeping in Central African Republic

Since early 2014, when Central African Republic was suffering the most intense period of civil conflict in which more than 5,000 people were killed and almost one million people displaced, Amnesty International called on the international community to deploy a UN peacekeeping force to protect civilians from the armed groups preying on them. Amnesty International is concerned that MINUSCA is not adequately equipped to fully deliver the mandate provided by the UN Security Council and that these weaknesses must be addressed, including when the UN Security Council considers renewal of the Mission’s mandate in April 2016.

Date:
8 February 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 19/3263/2016