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Turkey: “Professional annihilation” of 100,000 public sector workers in post-coup attempt purge

The dismissal of more than 100,000 Turkish public sector workers is arbitrary and has had a catastrophic impact on their lives and livelihoods, a new report published by Amnesty International reveals. No end in sight: Purged public sector workers denied a future in Turkey finds that tens of thousands of people including doctors, police officers, teachers, academics and soldiers, branded as ‘terrorists’ and banned from public service, are now struggling to make ends meet.

Date:
22 May 2017
  • Research
  • Turkey
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Turkey: No end in sight: Purged public sector workers denied a future in Turkey

This report focuses on the dismissal of public servants, among them police officers, teachers, soldiers, doctors, judges, prosecutors and academics, by executive decree issued under the powers of the state of emergency in Turkey, which continues 10 months after it was first introduced. The mass dismissals have been carried out arbitrarily on the basis of vague and generalized grounds of “connections to terrorist organizations”.

Date:
22 May 2017
Ref:
EUR 44/6272/2017
  • News
  • 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
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Terrorism

Shut down for speaking out. Human rights defenders at risk in West and Central Africa

Human rights defenders have long played an essential role in standing up for freedom, opposing repression and promoting social justice across West and Central Africa. Yet rather than heralding these efforts to promote and defend universal civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, state authorities have far too often responded with hostility and an intolerance of dissent.

Date:
16 May 2017
Ref:
ACT 30/6170/2017
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  • Americas
  • Women and Girls

El Salvador: Critical opportunity to put an end to total criminalization of abortion

The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador has a historic opportunity to reject the criminalization of abortion and protect the health and lives of millions of women throughout the country, said Amnesty International in light of a debate which could result in the first steps being taken towards the end of criminalization of abortion in the country. “The total ban on abortion is, quite simply, a form of torture which puts the lives of millions of women and girls at risk every day,” said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.

Date:
8 May 2017
  • News
  • Egypt
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Egypt: Relentless assault on rights of workers and trade unionists

Dozens of workers and trade unionists in Egypt have faced arrest, detention, dismissal from work or trials in military courts, merely for exercizing their freedom of expression, association and assembly, Amnesty International said in a statement published to mark Labour Day on 1 May. Amid rising economic hardship in Egypt and a wave labour strikes in the private and public sector, as well as military-owned industries, the government is using a series of disciplinary measures and criminal sanctions to crack down on workers and trade unionists.

Date:
30 April 2017
  • Research
  • Gambia
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Gambia: Human rights priorities for the new Gambian government

In this document Amnesty International urges the new Gambian government to: Guarantee freedom of expression; Guarantee freedom of assembly; End arbitrary arrest, detention and torture; Strengthen the justice system; Take steps to abolish the death penalty; Protect and promote the rights of women and girls; Ensure non-discrimination; Promote and protect economic, social and cultural rights; Fully comply with international and regional human rights obligations; End impunity for human rights violations.

Date:
28 April 2017
Ref:
AFR 27/6123/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Venezuela: Increase in ‘witch-hunt’ of dissidents amidst political crisis

Venezuelan authorities are using the justice system to illegally increase persecution and punishment of those who think differently, says Amnesty International in a new report published today amidst an increase in protests around the country which have resulted in several deaths and hundreds of people injured and imprisoned. Silenced By Force: Politically-Motivated Arbitrary Detentions in Venezuela provides details on a catalogue of illegal actions on the part of the Venezuelan authorities to repress freedom of expression.

Date:
26 April 2017
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Hope within prison walls: A letter from imprisoned Korean labour leader Han Sang-gyun

A leading labour union figure in South Korea, Han Sang-gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is currently serving a three-year prison term after a South Korean court last year convicted him for his role as an organizer of a number of largely peaceful protests. His conviction and sentencing, reduced from five to three years on appeal after hearings to which Amnesty International sent observers, underlined the authorities’ intolerance of the right to peaceful assembly.

Date:
25 April 2017
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  • Americas
  • Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

Honduras: Historic opportunity to decriminalize abortion

Ahead of a debate in the Honduran congress today over the country’s criminalization of abortion, Amnesty International’s Americas Director Erika Guevara-Rosas said: “By criminalizing abortion, the Honduran Penal Code is incompatible with human rights standards and must be modified without delay. ” “Preventing women from exercising their human rights by stopping them from being able to make decisions over their own bodies only puts their health and lives in danger.

Date:
25 April 2017
  • Research
  • Nepal
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

"What I want is for the government to help". Nepal: Ensure the right to adequate housing for the marginalised in post-earthquake Nepal.

On 25 April 2015 a massive earthquake hit Nepal, followed by another on 12 May. Two years on, hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in temporary shelters made primarily of tarpaulin and zinc sheets. The worst affected are disadvantaged groups, including landless people, who are not eligible for government reconstruction assistance. Earthquake survivors from disadvantaged groups generously shared their stories of hardship with Amnesty International.

Date:
25 April 2017
Ref:
ASA 31/5957/2017
  • Research
  • Nepal
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Nepal: "Building Inequality" - The failure of the Nepali government to protect the marginalised in post-earthquake reconstruction efforts

On 25 April 2015, a massive earthquake hit Nepal, followed by another on 12 May. Two years on, hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in temporary shelters made primarily of tarpaulin and zinc sheets. The reconstruction model adopted by the Government of Nepal emphasises an “owner-driven” approach, which requires proof of land ownership as a condition to qualify for a rebuilding grant scheme.

Date:
25 April 2017
Ref:
ASA 31/6071/2017
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  • Americas
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

USA: 100 ways Trump has threatened human rights in first 100 days

As the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration come to a close, Amnesty International has compiled a list of 100 ways the Trump administration has tried to threaten human rights in the USA and around the world – sometimes succeeding, and sometimes being blocked by a powerful and growing resistance movement. “These first 100 days show how dangerous Trump’s agenda is, and they’re also a roadmap for how to stop it and protect human rights in the USA and around the world,” said Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA.

Date:
25 April 2017