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Nurses and human rights

This report illustrates some of the cases of human rights violations perpetrated against nurses, the problems posed to nurses by inadequate conditions in prisons, the infliction of corporal punishment and the death penalty, the role of the nurse in forensic investigations, and nurses as carers for...
Americas Armed Groups

El Salvador: Further information on death threats: Dr Francisco Carrillo, director, and other members of FUNDASIDA; and new names: Wilfredo Valencia Palacios, President of Entre Amigos and other members of this group

AI has learned that the gay men’s group Entre Amigos received three death threats by telephone on 6 July 1995 from the anti-homosexual death squad La Sombra Negra, saying that they were going to come to their next meeting and kill everybody. Wilfredo Valencia Palacios, president of Entre Amigos and...
Americas Armed Groups

El Salvador: AIDS worker in danger

AI is concerned for the safety of Wilfredo Valencia Palacios, Deputy Director of the Oscar Romero AIDS Project in El Salvador. He has reportedly received death threats in October and November 1994. On 29 October he was allegedly beaten up and threatened by two men and again, on 5 November, he was...
Cuba Asylum

Amnesty International News Service 225/94

1. USA/Haiti: Haitian repatriation process questioned by AI delegation on return from Guantanamo; 2. USA/Cuba: Substantial number of Cubans held by the US authorities have fled risk of human rights violations in Cuba, states AI delegation returning from Guantanamo.