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  • Sudan
  • Unlawful Detention

Sudan: ‘Uninvestigated, unpunished’: human rights violations against Darfuri students in Sudan

This report documents human rights violations experienced by students from Darfur in Sudan since 2014. These violations include: suppression of freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly; arbitrary arrests; torture and other ill-treatment in detention; and unlawful killings. Since the conflict started in Darfur in 2003, the police and the security services have arbitrarily arrested and detained at least 10,000 students from Darfur.

Date:
18 January 2017
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 54/4848/2017
  • News
  • Nigeria
  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Nigeria: 1000 days since Chibok girls abduction, government must redouble efforts to secure freedom of all abductees

One thousand days after the chilling abduction of 276 school girls in Chibok, the Nigerian government must redouble its efforts to ensure the release of the girls, and all other victims of mass abduction, said Amnesty International. The organization is calling on Boko Haram to put an end to the girls’ suffering and immediately release them and all other civilians they are currently holding. “This terrible anniversary is a chilling reminder not just of the tragic disappearance of the Chibok school girls, but also all other individuals – many of whom are also children – who remain captive in Boko Haram’s hideouts across the country.

Date:
8 January 2017
  • News
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Iraq: End irresponsible arms transfers fuelling militia war crimes

Militias allied to the Iraqi government have access to arms from at least 17 countries Recent arms transfers have fuelled enforced disappearances, abductions, torture, summary killings, and deliberate destruction of civilian property Iraq is the world’s sixth-largest importer of heavy weaponry Paramilitary militias nominally operating as part of the Iraqi armed forces in the fight against the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) are using arms from Iraqi military stockpiles, provided by the USA, Europe, Russia and Iran, to commit war crimes, revenge attacks and other atrocities said Amnesty International in a new report today.

Date:
5 January 2017
  • News
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Unlawful Killings

Conviction of Israeli soldier must pave the way for justice for unlawful killings

The conviction of an Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian man involved in a knife attack in Hebron as he lay wounded on the ground offers a small glimmer of hope amid the rampant impunity for unlawful killings in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, said Amnesty International today. The soldier, Elor Azaria, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Abed al-Fatah al-Sharif, one of two Palestinians believed to have been involved in the stabbing of an Israeli soldier on 24 March 2016 in Hebron, after a military court ruled unanimously that his actions violated the Israeli army’s rules of engagement.

Date:
4 January 2017
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Refugees

Myanmar: Security forces target Rohingya during vicious Rakhine scorched-earth campaign

The Myanmar security forces are responsible for unlawful killings, multiple rapes and the burning down of houses and entire villages in a campaign of violence against Rohingya people that may amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International reveals in a new report today. Based on extensive interviews with Rohingyas in both Myanmar and Bangladesh, as well as analysis of satellite imagery and photos and videos, the report also documents how dozens of people have been arbitrarily arrested during the military’s vicious and disproportionate security campaign in Rakhine State over the past two months.

Date:
19 December 2016
  • Campaigns
  • Kenya
  • Killings and Disappearances

Kenya: Behind the brush strokes, art meets human rights

Cases of killings of young people have been on the increase in Kenya and yet are rarely investigated. While the state has not formally documented the number of people extra-judicially executed and disappeared, media reports indicate that enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions are a systemic problem in Kenya. In the first 10 months of 2016, approximately 177 people were reported to have been killed by the police.

Date:
15 December 2016
  • News
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Armed Groups

Egypt: Bring to justice those behind deadliest church attack in years

Those responsible for this morning’s reprehensible bombing at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo should be brought to justice in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty, said Amnesty International. At least 25 people were killed and many more injured in the bombing, which took place during Sunday worship at St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church, according to figures released by Egypt’s Health Ministry.

Date:
11 December 2016
  • News
  • Kenya
  • Unlawful Killings

Kenya: Establish Commission of Inquiry into violations by security agencies

President Uhuru Kenyatta should urgently establish a commission of inquiry to investigate reports of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment of detainees by the security forces, eight Kenyan and international human rights organizations said in a letter to the president today as the world marks International Human Rights Day. Human rights organizations and media outlets have found credible evidence that units of the Kenyan security forces, including Kenya Police Service, the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), the Kenya Wildlife Service, (KWS), the National Intelligence Service (NIS), have killed, disappeared and tortured people suspected of being terrorists or criminals.

Date:
10 December 2016
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  • Syria
  • Armed Conflict

Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil Society Appeal to UN Member States

The UN Security Council has failed Syrians. In almost six years of conflict, close to half a million people have been killed and eleven million have been forced to leave their homes. Most recently, the Syrian and Russian governments and their allies have carried out unlawful attacks on eastern Aleppo with scant regard for some 250,000 civilians trapped there. Armed opposition groups have also fired mortars and other projectiles into civilian neighbourhoods of western Aleppo, though according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, “indiscriminate airstrikes across the eastern part of the city by Government forces and their allies are responsible for the overwhelming majority of civilian casualties.

Date:
1 December 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
MDE 24/5254/2016
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  • Americas
  • Unlawful Detention

Venezuela: Authorities must ensure that human rights violations committed by security forces are investigated and punished

In light of recent information on another possible case of arbitrary detentions, forced disappearances and the execution of 12 young people allegedly committed in the context of the so-called Operation Liberation and Protection of the People (OLP), Amnesty International urges the Venezuelan authorities to comply with their obligation to guarantee justice, truth and reparation, including a guarantee of non-recurrence, for the relatives of victims of crimes under international law and grave human rights violations.

Date:
30 November 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AMR 53/5253/2016
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  • Uganda
  • Unlawful Killings

Uganda: Denounce unlawful killings and ensure accountability in aftermath of deadly clashes

The Ugandan security forces must not jettison human rights in their handling of the clashes in Kasese, which resulted in at least 62 deaths and hundreds of arrests over the weekend, Amnesty International said. Police say at least 46 of the local king’s guards were killed and 139 others arrested during clashes at his palace in the western Uganda town of Kasese. The king, Charles Wesley Mumbere, was also arrested.

Date:
28 November 2016
  • News
  • Nigeria
  • Unlawful Killings

Nigeria: At least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra activists killed in chilling crackdown

The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country, according to an investigation by Amnesty International published today. Analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs and 146 eye witness testimonies relating to demonstrations and other gatherings between August 2015 and August 2016 consistently shows that the military fired live ammunition with little or no warning to disperse crowds.

Date:
24 November 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
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 44/5211/2016
  • News
  • Jamaica
  • Discrimination

Jamaica: Illegal police tactics fuel scores of murders and sow culture of fear

Jamaican authorities and local police are promoting a culture of fear amongst women and their families in marginalized communities to cover up thousands of alleged unlawful police killings amid systematic injustice, Amnesty International said in a new report today. Waiting in vain: Unlawful police killings and relatives’ long struggle for justice explores the catalogue of illegal tactics used by police across Jamaica to ensure relatives of victims of unlawful killings by the police do not pursue justice, truth and reparation for their loved ones.

Date:
23 November 2016
  • Campaigns
  • Myanmar
  • Discrimination

Myanmar: Safety concern for people in North Rakhine

After attacks on police outposts in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the authorities initiated a major security operation placing thousands of already vulnerable people at risk. Amid reports of human rights violations by security forces, access for humanitarian organizations, independent journalists and human rights monitors has been restricted.

Date:
15 November 2016
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
ASA 16/5133/2016
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  • Iraq
  • Armed Conflict

Investigate reports Iraqi forces tortured and killed villagers near Mosul in ‘cold blood’

The Iraqi authorities must urgently investigate reports that fighters wearing Iraqi Federal Police uniforms tortured and extrajudicially executed residents in villages they captured south of Mosul, said Amnesty International. Researchers from the organization visited several villages in the al-Shura and al-Qayyara sub-districts of Ninewa governorate, south-west and south of Mosul, and gathered evidence indicating that up to six people were extrajudicially executed in late October, apparently due to suspicions they had ties to the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS).

Date:
10 November 2016