This paper summarizes Amnesty International’s concerns about the arrest, detention and, in some cases, forcible return to Myanmar of Burmese asylum- seekers in Thailand. Several instances of ill-treatment of detained Burmese refugees are quoted, including one incident which resulted in the death of...
This paper contains reports of torture and killing of tribal inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts by security forces during 1989 and 1990 during the government of President Ershad. The violations took place in the context of conflict between the security forces and the Shanti Bahini, an armed...
Argentina: Attacks, threats and other forms of intimidation against journalists, judges and government critics
This document reports recent violent attacks, death threats and other forms of intimidation against individuals who have criticized the President of Argentina or who are members of organizations advocating respect for human rights. The cases cited here are: threats against Hebe de Bonafini and...
1. Yugoslavia: AI appeals for humane treatment of prisoners. 2. Ethiopia: Family of former POCs receiving medical treatment in the UK. 3. East Timor: AI gives statement on human rights to United Nations Committee.
Evidence gathered by Amnesty International in June and July 1991 suggests that the Tatmadaw (Myanmar armed forces) continue to seize, ill-treat and kill members of ethnic and religious minorities in rural areas. These violations occur in the context of counter-insurgency campaigns against armed...
Further information on UA 260/91 (AMR 46/45/91, 25 July) – Peru: “disappearance” / possible extrajudicial execution (note new concerns): Francisco Hilario Torres, Ramon Hilario Moran, Dionicia Quispe Mallqui, Antonia Hilario Quispe, Magdalena Hilario Quis
UA 261/91 – Malawi: cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment / legal concern: Orton Chirwa, Chigwenembe, another prison warder, name unknown, three adult children of Gwanda Chakuamba Phiri
UA 260/91 – Peru: extrajudicial execution: Francisco Hilario Torres, Roman Hilario Moran, Dionicia Quispe Mallqui, Antonio Hilario Quispe, Magdalena Hilario Quispe, Mercedes Carhuapoma de la Cruz, Dionisio Guillen Riveros, Alex Jorge Hilario, Yesenia Osna
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
Further information on UA 239/91 (EUR 44/96/91, 15 July) – Turkey: fear of torture / health concern: Sevgi Erdogan, Cavidan Kocaacar; and new names: Fatma Patlar, Aliye Kaskir, Fatma Gulten Sesen, Nilufer Alcan plus 46 unnamed other detainees
UA 240/91 – Colombia: possible extrajudicial executions: Libardo Gonzalez, Marly Gonzalez, Eliecer Mercado