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  • Research
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Exploitation of Natural Resources

Israel/OPT: Trump must oppose all Israeli settlements in meeting with Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are due to meet in Washington D. C. on Wednesday 15 February. Amnesty International calls on President Donald Trump to make it clear in this meeting that he opposes all Israeli settlement activity in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Date:
14 February 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/5693/2017
  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Algeria: Court to decide fate of protesters arrested for calling for a health clinic in Tamanrasset

On Sunday 12 February, a court in Tamanrasset is due to issue a verdict in the trial of four men, prosecuted for participating in a sit-in demanding that the Algerian authorities provide a health clinic and other basic services to their impoverished neighbourhood. The four protesters are currently at liberty pending the verdict. Amnesty International calls on the Algerian authorities to drop the charges against the four men of “inciting an unarmed gathering”, and calls for reform of Algerian legislation so as to respect freedom of peaceful assembly.

Date:
10 February 2017
Ref:
MDE 28/5672/2017
  • Research
  • South Africa
  • Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

South Africa: Barriers to safe and legal abortion in South Africa

Women and girls risk unsafe abortions that can lead to serious health complications, and even death, due to persistent barriers to legal abortion services. This briefing highlights how despite South Africa having one of the world’s most progressive legal frameworks for abortion, many women and girls - especially those in the poorest and most marginalized communities - struggle to access safe abortion services.

Date:
1 February 2017
Ref:
AFR 53/5423/2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Right to Health

Philippines: "If you are poor, you are killed": Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines' "War on Drugs"

Since President Duterte took office in June 2016, there has been a campaign of violence against alleged drug offenders. More than 7,000 people have been killed, roughly one-third during formal police operations and the rest by unknown shooters. Based on 110 interviews and the documentation of 33 cases, this report shows that many drug-related killings are extrajudicial executions that directly implicate the police.

Date:
31 January 2017
Ref:
ASA 35/5517/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Internally Displaced People

Myanmar: Further Information: Aid services slowly resume in North Rakhine

Despite some continuing restrictions, humanitarian services such as food distribution, nutrition assistance and primary healthcare are slowly resuming in northern Rakhine State. According to the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), more than 16,000 people in Maungdaw north received food assistance and nutrition support between 13 and 20 January.

Date:
25 January 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5546/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Right to Health

Dominican Republic: President Medina must stop a regressive reform for women’s rights

On 14 December the Dominican Congress adopted a reform of the Criminal Code which maintains the criminalization of abortion except when the pregnancy poses a risk to the life of a pregnant woman or girl but only after “all attempts had been made to save both the lives of the woman and the foetus. ” Under the current reform women will receive criminal sanctions of two to three years’ imprisonment and health professionals who provide abortion services between four to 10 years.

Date:
15 December 2016
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Sudan: Five Years and Counting: Intensified Aerial Bombardment, Ground Offensive and Humanitarian Crisis in South Kordofan State

For over five years now, the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army – North (SPLM/A-N) have been engaged in a conflict in SPLA-N controlled areas of Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. The conflict has been characterised by an unrelenting campaign of aerial and ground attacks at the hands of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). Amnesty International’s monitoring of the conflict over the past five years has concluded that many of the attacks have targeted civilian objects and civilian areas which have no legitimate military objective.

Date:
29 September 2016
Ref:
AFR 54/4913/2016