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Yemen: Activist detained by Huthi-Saleh forces must be freed

Yemen’s Huthi-Saleh forces must immediately and unconditionally release a leading political activist who has been arbitrarily detained in the capital Sana’a since 14 August without access to a lawyer or his family, Amnesty International has said. Hisham al-Omeisy, 38, was arbitrarily detained at approximately 2. 45pm on 14 August in Jawlat al-Misbahi, south Sana’a, when approximately 15 armed security officers from the National Security Bureau (NSB) took him away.

Date:
18 August 2017
  • News
  • South Africa
  • Justice Systems

South Africa must reassert commitment to human rights as it prepares to lead SADC

South Africa must take a strong lead in addressing ongoing threats to basic human rights across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, Amnesty International said ahead of the 37th Heads of State Summit in Pretoria. The country takes over from Swaziland as chair of the regional bloc at a time when several member states – including Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Zimbabwe – face major political instability linked to elections that has put freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association in jeopardy.

Date:
18 August 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Iran
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Iran: Further information: Harassment of dissident Iranian cleric must end: Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi

Dissident Iranian cleric Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi has faced continued intimidation and death threats by the Iranian authorities since his temporary release from prison on 4 January. He is under 24 hour surveillance and has effectively been placed under house arrest. He is critically ill, and could be returned to prison at any time.

Date:
17 August 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/6942/2017
  • Research
  • Indonesia
  • Justice Systems

Indonesia: Investigate police’s use of lethal force against Papuans in Deiyai

Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian authorities to immediately order an impartial and effective investigation into allegations that police used lethal force arbitrarily leading to the death of one man and injuries to at least ten other Papuans, including children in Papua province. The investigation should be carried out by a body independent of the police. The findings must be made public and those suspected of criminal responsibility, including those with command responsibility, must be brought to justice in fair proceedings and victims granted adequate reparations.

Date:
11 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/6893/2017
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Poland: Independence of the judiciary and the right to fair trial at risk

This Q&A provides information about the range of measures the Polish government is taking or attempting to take to “reform” the judiciary in Poland; how these impact human rights and what is likely to happen next. The attempt to dismantle human rights safeguards in Poland, in particular the right to fair trial, could have severe ramifications for the entire country and the wider region. What laws have been adopted or proposed under the ongoing “reform of the judiciary” in Poland? Step by step, the Polish government has proposed several legal changes which in and of themselves are harmful too, but taken all together form the nail in the coffin of independence of the judiciary in Poland.

Date:
10 August 2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Indonesia: Stop intimidating participants in events concerning 1965 human rights violations

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about attempts by the Indonesian security forces to disband internal closed-door discussions and public events relating to serious human rights violations that occurred 50 years ago, most recently a workshop organised by the 1965 survivors and human rights defenders in Jakarta on 1 August 2017. These actions are a clear violation of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Date:
9 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/6908/2017
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  • Indonesia
  • Death Penalty

Indonesia: Government should immediately establish moratorium after maladministration surrounding execution

The undersigned organizations urge the government of Indonesia to establish an official moratorium on all executions and review all death penalty cases with a view to the commutation of their sentences as immediate first steps towards abolition of the death penalty. The call follows the publication of the findings by the Ombudsman of Indonesia, confirming violations of legal procedures in the case of a prisoner executed in July 2016.

Date:
3 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/6861/2017
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  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Death Penalty

Syria: Extrajudicial execution of Bassel Khartabil a grim reminder of Syrian prison horrors

Responding to news of the execution of Syrian-Palestinian human rights activist Bassel Khartabil today, Anna Neistat, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Research said:  “We are deeply saddened and outraged at this awful news. Bassel Khartabil will always be remembered as a symbol of courage, who peacefully fought for freedom to the very end. Our thoughts are with his family. “Bassel Khartabil’s death is a grim reminder of the horrors that take place in Syrian prisons every day.

Date:
2 August 2017
  • News
  • Pakistan
  • Women and Girls

Pakistan: Village council ‘revenge’ rape order must prompt urgent reforms

The rape of a teenage girl ordered by a village council in ‘revenge’ for a rape allegedly committed by her brother is the latest in a long series of horrific incidents and must lead to urgent reforms, said Amnesty International today. While 20 people from a village council near Multan have been arrested for ordering the rape, Pakistan’s authorities must end impunity for sexual violence and abolish so-called village councils that prescribe horrific crimes as revenge.

Date:
27 July 2017