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  • Colombia
  • Armed Groups

Colombia: Over 300 displaced due to paramilitary incursion

An incursion by paramilitaries and subsequent armed confrontation between them and guerrilla groups forced a mass displacement of families and the potential confinement of surrounding communities in Peña Azul, Chocó department, in north-western Colombia. The increase in paramilitary activity in the area is placing residents of rural areas of Chocó department at risk.

Date:
6 March 2017
Ref:
AMR 23/5826/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Business and Human Rights

Amnesty International USA Responds to DAPL Executive Action

Today, President Trump signed an executive action advancing the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In response to the news, Amnesty International USA's Managing Director of the Individuals at Risk Program, Zeke Johnson, issued the following statement: “President Trump’s decision to disregard the serious concerns of Indigenous people about the Dakota Access Pipeline is a shameful and unconscionable attack on human rights.

Date:
24 January 2017
  • Research
  • Bangladesh
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Bangladesh: Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee 119th session, 6 – 29 March 2017

Amnesty International remains concerned at the Bangladeshi authorities’ ongoing failure to fully implement the Covenant at the national level. This briefing outlines Amnesty International’s main areas of concern on Bangladesh including: increasing restrictions on the right to freedom of expression; human rights concerns around Rohingya refugees who have fled into the country from Myanmar since October 2016; and human rights issues facing Indigenous People in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Date:
1 January 2017
Ref:
ASA 13/5584/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Exploitation of Natural Resources

Americas: New platform highlights rising wave of attacks against environmental activists

On international day of human rights defenders, Amnesty International is launching an innovative online tool to highlight the rising wave of attacks against environmental activists across the Americas. Speak out for Defenders! features dozens of stories of activists from every corner of the Americas who have been harassed, threatened, attacked, unfairly jailed and even killed as punishment for their work to protect the environment.

Date:
10 December 2016
  • Research
  • Nigeria
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Nigeria: ‘Bullets were raining everywhere’: Deadly repression of pro-Biafra activists

Since August 2015, the security forces have killed at least 150 members and supporters of the pro-Biafran organization IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra) and injured hundreds during non-violent meetings, marches and other gatherings. This report focuses on the crisis brewing in the southeast of Nigeria, where IPOB campaigns for an independent state of Biafra. It documents extrajudicial executions and the use of excessive force by military, police and other security agencies.

Date:
24 November 2016
Ref:
AFR 44/5211/2016