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...
This document gives an update on the human rights situation in El Salvador based on a selection of the cases which have been reported to the organization since the government and the FMLN signed the Agreement on Human Rights in July 1990 under the auspices of the United Nations.
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.