1. South Africa: Amnesty bill offering protection to human rights violators signed into law. 2. Amnesty International reports on torture and killings in ANC camps. 3. El Salvador: AI urges president to ensure safety of former member of armed forces. 4. Turkey: Foreign ministry rejects AI’s...
1. Haiti: AI condemns US return of Haitian asylum seekers; 2. El Salvador: army officers sentenced to 30 years for killing Jesuit priests; 3. Sri Lanka: Amnesty International urges that soldiers responsible for civilian killings are brought to justice; in addition: 4. Bhutan: AI welcomes release of...
Further information on UA 15/92 (AMR 29/01/92, 10 January) – El Salvador: death threats: Rev. Victoriano Jimeno, Rev Medardo Gomez and nine other members of the National Council of Churches and new names: Nuria Esmeralda Melendez de Grande and members of
Further information on UA 314/91 (AMR 29/10/91, 20 September) – El Salvador: death threats / harassment: Mirtala Lopez
Trade Unionists Action 1991: Human rights violations against trade unionists in Latin America: update
This circular updates information on trade unionists in Latin America contained in the paper AMR 01/01/91, issued in March 1991. The cases updated here are: Brazil: Expedito Ribeiro da Souza, Carlos Cabral Pereira, Roberto Neta da Silva and Orlanda Canuto, Jose and Paulo Canuto de Oliveira, Braz...
UA 243/91 – El Salvador: “death squad” – style killings / fear of extrajudicial execution: Martin Ayala Ramirez, Leticia Campos, members of the Council of Marginal Communities
This circular reports the killing of 32-year-old Gustavo Ramirez Aguilar, from the community of El Charcon, La Libertad department, on 19 May 1991. He was shot dead in his home by three armed men in civilian clothing. Gustavo Rosa was a desplazado (displaced person). Events leading up to his death...
Health personnel: victims of human rights violations (includes addendum containing additional information on the case of Josefa Padcayan, Philippines)
This paper presents examples of the types of human rights violations which are inflicted on health personnel throughout the world, in countries of different political systems and different levels of political stability. The abuses documented here include arbitrary arrest and imprisonment without...
Trade Unionists Action 1991: Human rights violations against trade unionists in Latin America (includes 2 corrections)
Human rights violations against trade unionists from six Latin American countries are described in this report. The appeal cases cited are: Brazil: Expedito Ribeiro de Souza, Jose Helio da Silva et al.; Chile: Bernardo Araya Zuleta, Maria Flores Barraza, Victor Diaz Lopez et al.; Colombia: German...
El Salvador: Fear of “disappearance”: Juan Francisco Masin Chavez, Sara Cristina Chan Chan, Francisco Javier Acosta Gonzalez
Amnesty International has learned of the reported detention and subsequent “disappearance” of the above-mentioned people.