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Fourteen men at imminent risk of beheading as Saudi Arabia continues bloody execution spree

The Saudi Arabian Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the death sentences of 14 men after a grossly unfair mass trial is a worrying reminder of the country’s lethal crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty International today. The men who were found guilty of protest-related crimes now face imminent execution. “By confirming these sentences Saudi Arabia’s authorities have displayed their ruthless commitment to the use of the death penalty as a weapon to crush dissent and neutralize political opponents,” said Samah Hadid, Director of campaigns for the Middle-East at Amnesty international.

Date:
24 July 2017
  • Research
  • South Sudan
  • Armed Conflict

South Sudan: "Do not remain silent": Survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan call for justice and reparations

Since the outbreak of South Sudan’s internal armed conflict in Juba in December 2013, thousands of South Sudanese have been subjected to sexual violence including rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual mutilation, torture, castration, or forced nudity. These acts of sexual violence are shocking in their scale and level of brutality, and will leave physical, psychological, and social impacts for decades to come.

Date:
24 July 2017
Ref:
AFR 65/6469/2017
  • News
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Iraq: Battle between US-led coalition, Iraqi forces and Islamic State creates civilian catastrophe in west Mosul

Report sheds light on the scale of death, injury and suffering caused to civilians caught between the warring parties in Mosul Islamic State deliberately trapped families in west Mosul to use as human shields Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition used imprecise, explosive weapons, killing thousands of civilians. Some violations may constitute war crimes A new report by Amnesty International uncovers the horrifying scale of death, injury and suffering of civilians trapped in the battle for west Mosul.

Date:
11 July 2017
  • News
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Armed Conflict

G20 summit: Trump-Putin meeting, a matter of life and death for the people of Syria

The lives of millions of Syrian civilians hang in the balance as the Presidents of Russia and the USA prepare to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany on 7 July 2017, to discuss counter-terrorism initiatives and a political resolution to Syria’s war, said Amnesty International. “For civilians in Syria, decisions made by President Trump and President Putin are a matter of life and death. A continuation of present policies would have disastrous consequences for the people of Syria, who have endured unimaginable suffering for more than six years,” said Samah Hadid, Middle East Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International.

Date:
6 July 2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Sudan: Submission to Special Procedures on the arrest and torture of Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and Hafiz Idris Eldoma

Dear Chair and Special Rapporteurs, as you may be aware, the prominent Sudanese human rights defender (HRD), Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, and his colleague, Hafiz Idris Eldoma, were arrested on 24 November 2016 and 7 December 2016 respectively in Khartoum, Sudan. Amnesty International urges you to call on the Sudanese authorities to drop all the charges against Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and Hafiz Edris Eldoma, and to stop any further harassment of HRDs in Sudan.

Date:
6 July 2017
Ref:
AFR 54/6678/2017
  • News
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Detention

Bahrain: Woman human rights defender at high risk of torture, including sexual assault

In response to news about the arrest of human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh by the Bahraini authorities on the night of 3 July 2017 Samah Hadid, Director for Campaigns at Amnesty International in the Middle-East said:  “The Bahraini authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Ebtisam al-Saegh whose only crime is speaking up against a government committed to crushing all forms of dissent.

Date:
4 July 2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Towards “silencing the guns by the year 2020”: A call for clear and tangible measures for addressing impunity for conflict-related violations in Africa

This statement calls on the 29th Assembly of the African Union heads of state and government to outline clear and tangible measures for addressing impunity for gross violations and abuses of international human rights and crimes under international law by parties to conflicts in Africa.

Date:
30 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 01/6628/2017
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  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Hungary Amnesty International will not comply with repressive new NGO law

Announcing that Amnesty International Hungary will not to comply with the country’s repressive new NGO law and register as a ‘foreign funded NGO’, Julia Ivan, Director of Amnesty International Hungary said: “Amnesty International has every intention of challenging Hungary’s repressive new NGO law in the courts - both domestically and internationally - and no intention of complying with it until all these avenues have been exhausted.

Date:
28 June 2017
  • Research
  • Right to Food

Amnesty International recommendations to the G20 on physical infrastructure, agricultural development and climate change

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the importance of human rights and sustainability in physical infrastructure and agricultural projects as well as the importance of combatting climate change which, if implemented, would demonstrate their global leadership in this area.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6579/2017
  • Research
  • Terrorism

Amnesty International Recommendations to the G20 on human rights in the context of countering terrorism

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the importance of placing human rights at the heart of counter-terror measures which, if implemented, would demonstrate their global leadership in this area.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6583/2017
  • Research
  • Arms Trade

Amnesty International recommendations to the G20 on arms transfers and human rights

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the importance of ensuring respect for human rights in all aspects of the arms trade which, if implemented, would demonstrate their global leadership in this area.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6584/2017
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  • Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Democratic Republic of the Congo: The government must provide unhindered movement to the UN Expert Team mandated to collect and preserve evidence on the Kasai crisis

The Human Rights Council (‘the Council’) has adopted a resolution requesting the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to dispatch a team of international experts to collect and preserve information, and to determine the facts and circumstances concerning alleged human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law, in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 62/6586/2017
  • Research
  • Migrants

Amnesty International recommendations to the G20 on migration and refugees

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the importance of responsibility-sharing and the resettlement of refugees and the development of safe and orderly migration processes to facilitate the movement of displaced people which, if implemented, would demonstrate their global leadership in this area.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6582/2017
  • Research
  • Business and Human Rights

Amnesty International recommendations to the G20 on global supply chains

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the importance of ensuring respect for human rights in global supply chains, which if implemented would demonstrate their global leadership in these areas.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6581/2017
  • Research
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Amnesty International recommendations to the G20 on digitalization and human rights

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the right to privacy online and the human rights implications of artificial intelligence, which if implemented would demonstrate their global leadership in these areas.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6577/2017
  • Research
  • Right to Health

Amnesty International recommendations to the G20 on the right to health

The G20 Summit, which this year focuses on ‘Shaping an Interconnected World’, is an important opportunity for G20 countries to affirm their collective commitment to ensuring that human rights are a fundamental part of the framework of the developing global interconnectivity, thus setting an important example to the rest of the world. Amnesty International is providing a set of recommendations to G20 countries on the importance of universal health care for all persons without discrimination and the full realization of all aspects of the right to health, including through a human rights-based approach to healthcare services provision which, if implemented, would demonstrate their global leadership in this area.

Date:
23 June 2017
Ref:
IOR 30/6580/2017