Turkmenistan

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  • China
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China: Trial of prominent activist ‘The Butcher’ a cruel farce

The Chinese authorities must end their persecution of prominent activist Wu Gan and immediately and unconditionally release him, Amnesty International said, ahead of his expected trial on Monday. Wu Gan, better known by his pen name ‘The Super Vulgar Butcher’, is to be tried at a closed court hearing in Tianjin for “subverting state power” – a charge that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Date:
11 August 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Detention

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Two Palestinian women in administrative detention: Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin

Member of the Palestinian parliament Khalida Jarrar and women’s union leader Khitam Saafin have been held without being charged or tried for 36 days. They both face indefinite detention without charge or trial. Their administrative detention orders can be renewed indefinitely and with no prior notice.

Date:
8 August 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/6859/2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Rwanda: Setting the Scene for Elections: Two Decades of Silencing Dissent in Rwanda

Rwandans go to the polls on 4 August 2017 to elect their next president, in a climate of fear created by years of repression against opposition politicians, journalists and human rights defenders. They have been jailed, physically attacked – even killed – and forced into exile or silence. Prior human rights violations and unresolved cases of murders and disappearances continue to have a chilling effect on the current political and human rights context.

Date:
7 July 2017
Ref:
AFR 47/6585/2017
  • News
  • Nigeria
  • Death Penalty

Nigeria: Shell complicit in the arbitrary executions of Ogoni Nine as writ served in Dutch court

New case could put an end to decades of impunity for Shell Esther Kiobel has fought for justice for her husband for more than twenty years Oil giant Shell stands accused of complicity in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of nine men who were hanged by Nigeria’s military government in the 1990s, Amnesty International can reveal today, following the launch of an explosive new case against the company in the Netherlands over four of the executions.

Date:
29 June 2017
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Death Penalty

USA: Guantánamo, impunity, and global anti-torture day

For the past 16 and a half years, the USA has been operating a detention regime at its naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba that is entirely antithetical to its international law obligations, including those it undertook to abide by under UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The current US President, Donald Trump, has openly expressed his support for torture and espoused expansion of this detention regime.

Date:
25 June 2017
Ref:
AMR 51/6574/2017
  • Research
  • Turkmenistan
  • Unfair Trials

Turkmenistan: Free 18 Men Tortured, Sentenced in Unfair Trial

Credible reports of the arrest, torture, conviction following unfair trials, and imprisonment under inhumane conditions of 18 men in Turkmenistan have been provided to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The sentences, from 12 to 25 years, were handed down in a closed, two-hour trial, and set out in a summary of the verdict that lacks any information about the specific acts the men are accused of committing or the evidence against them.

Date:
9 June 2017
Ref:
EUR 61/6360/2017
  • News
  • Russian Federation
  • Unfair Trials

Russia: Conviction of librarian for holding ‘extremist books’ demonstrates utter contempt for rule of law

The conviction of Natalya Sharina, former Director of the state-run Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow, for holding ‘extremist books’ demonstrates utter contempt for the rule of law and highlights flaws in the independence of Russia’s judiciary, said Amnesty International today. Natalya Sharina was found guilty of ‘inciting hatred’ and ‘embezzlement’ and handed a four years suspended sentence by the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow.

Date:
5 June 2017