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  • Africa
  • Armed Conflict

South Sudan: Open Letter from Secretary-General Salil Shetty to President Salva Kiir on prolonged detentions, enforced disappearances, and reported deaths while in government custody

Your Excellency, in your address to the people of South Sudan on 10 March 2017, on the occasion of the National Day of Prayer, you announced your plans to release from detention Generals Elias Waya and Andrea Dominic as well as “any other political detainees. ” Since the start of South Sudan’s ongoing conflict in December 2013, the National Security Service (NSS) and the Military Intelligence Directorate have carried out hundreds of arbitrary arrests, prolonged detentions and enforced disappearances of individuals perceived as government opponents.

Date:
28 March 2017
Ref:
AFR 65/5970/2017
  • Campaigns
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Disappearances

UAE: Further information: Human rights defender's whereabouts unknown: Ahmed Mansoor

Prominent Emirati human rights defender and blogger Ahmed Mansoor was arrested at his home in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 20 March. His whereabouts are unknown. Amnesty International fears that he has been subjected to enforced disappearance and is at risk of torture and other ill treatment. He is a prisoner of conscience.

Date:
21 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 25/5923/2017
  • Research
  • Zimbabwe
  • Disappearances

Zimbabwe must end enforced disappearances and guarantee respect for freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly

Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Zimbabwe. Harmonising domestic laws with international human rights treaties to which Zimbabwe is a party and the 2013 Constitution, as recommended during the review, would guarantee individuals in Zimbabwe the enjoyment of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. Regrettably, four years on this process is not complete, leaving the authorities, in particular the police, enforcing old laws in contravention of the Constitution.

Date:
16 March 2017
Ref:
AFR 46/5896/2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Disappearances

Thailand: Treaty ratification must be followed by domestic action to combat enforced disappearances

Amnesty International welcomes the 10 March vote by Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED). This is an important step towards combating enforced disappearances and securing truth and justice for victims, including family members. Amnesty International urges authorities to avoid further delays in ratifying the treaty and to eunsure that its obligations to prevent and protect against disappearances become a domestic reality.

Date:
11 March 2017
Ref:
ASA 39/5862/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Disappearances

Viet Nam: Further Information: Growing health fears for prisoner of conscience - Trần Thị Thúy

Denied proper medical treatment by prison authorities since April 2015, when she was first diagnosed with a tumour on her uterus, Trần Thị Thúy is no longer able to walk without assistance. A prisoner of conscience, she has been detained since her arrest in 2010 and has expressed fears of death due to appalling prison conditions.

Date:
17 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/5727/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Disappearances

Myanmar: Further Information: Still no information on hundreds missing Rohingya

Four months after the launch of major security operations in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of detained Rohingya are still unknown. Amnesty International considers them as victims of enforced disappearances, and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and of being subjected to unfair trials.

Date:
15 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5689/2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Burundi: Amnesty International’s Written Statement to the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 24 March 2017)

In recent months the Government of Burundi has imposed further restrictions on civil society, on top of an already severe clampdown since the beginning of the crisis in April 2015. Amnesty International shares the concerns raised by a group of UN Special Procedures on 6 February in this regard.

Date:
14 February 2017
Ref:
AFR 16/5678/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Ukraine
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Ukraine: Disclose whereabouts of missing activists: Seroe Fioletovoe and Viktoriya Miroshnichenko

Artists and activists Seroe Fioletovoe and Viktoriya Miroshnichenko have been missing since 31 January after entering the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) in Ukraine to perform a pacifist public action. The de facto authorities are refusing to acknowledge their detention and there are serious concerns about their safety.

Date:
10 February 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/5658/2017
  • Research
  • Sri Lanka
  • Impunity

Sri Lanka: Victims demand truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence: Written statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Sri Lanka committed with Resolution 30/1 to undertake a comprehensive approach to dealing with the past, including ensuring truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence for human rights violations and abuses. This is an important step towards acknowledging the traumatic experiences of many thousands of victims over decades of armed conflict and insurgency, and accepting its obligations to provide them with effective remedies.

Date:
10 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 37/5677/2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Justice Systems

Indonesia: 28 years later, Talangsari victims are still being denied justice

On 7 February, as thousands of victims and victims’ families from Talangsari, Lampung mark the 28th anniversary of the serious human rights violations against them and are still demanding justice, Amnesty International is extremely concerned that the Indonesian government is attempting to resolve this and seven other cases solely through the establishment of a non-judicial mechanism. The organization calls on the Indonesia government to ensure that victims and their families receive truth, justice and reparation for the violations they have suffered.

Date:
7 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 21/5628/2017
  • Research
  • Thailand
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Thailand: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee

Amnesty International provides this submission to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (the Committee) in advance of the examination of the second periodic report of Thailand at the 119th session of the Committee scheduled for March 2017. The submission features information in relation to Amnesty International’s research on torture and other ill-treatment as well as restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.

Date:
7 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 39/5624/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

USA must closely scrutinize CIA deputy director’s alleged torture links

Following the Trump administration’s appointment of Gina Haspel as Deputy Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said:“Reports that Gina Haspel directed the alleged CIA ‘black site’ in Thailand, at a time when detainees held there were subjected to torture and enforced disappearance, as well as a possible role in the destruction of evidence of such crimes under international law, raise extremely serious concerns.

Date:
3 February 2017