Death In Custody

Zimbabue debe revisar la conducta indebida de la policía tras la absolución de 21 activistas en un caso de asesinato - 19 September 2013

Headline Title:  Zimbabue debe revisar conducta indebida de la policía La absolución de 21 activistas de derechos humanos y de la oposición dictada hoy por el Tribunal Superior de Zimbabue plantea graves dudas sobre la conducta indebida de la policía tras el asesinato La absolución de 21 activistas de derechos humanos y de la oposición dictada hoy por el Tribunal Superior de Zimbabue plantea graves dudas sobre la conducta indebida de la policía tras el asesinato de un agente, a las que las autoridades deberían dar respuesta. Media Node:  MDC activists_es Story Location:  Reino Unido 17° 8' 26.5308" S, 30° 37' 17.9148" E See map: Google Maps “La absolución de los 21 activistas es un feliz acontecimiento; Amnistía Internacional siempre ha pensado que la mayoría de los acusados, si no todos, habían sido detenidos como consecuencia de una investigación politizada de la muerte del agente.” Source:  Noel Kututwa, director de Amnistía Internacional para la región de África Austral Date:  Thu, 19/09/2013

Zimbabwe must review police misconduct after 21 activists cleared in murder case - 19 September 2013

Headline Title:  Zimbabwe must review police misconduct after 21 activists cleared in murder case Today’s acquittal of 21 human rights and opposition activists by Zimbabwe’s High Court leaves the authorities with serious questions to answer about police misconduct in the aftermath of a police o Today’s acquittal of 21 human rights and opposition activists by Zimbabwe’s High Court leaves the authorities with serious questions to answer about police misconduct in the aftermath of a police officer’s murder. Media Node:  MDC activists Story Location:  United Kingdom 17° 8' 26.5308" S, 30° 37' 17.9148" E See map: Google Maps “This acquittal of the 21 activists is a positive development – Amnesty International has always believed that most, if not all, of the accused had been arrested as a result of a politicized investigation into the death of the police officer” Source:  Noel Kututwa, southern Africa director at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 19/09/2013

Kazakhstan: No accountability for entrenched torture - 11 July 2013

Headline Title:  Kazakhstan: No accountability for entrenched torture Amnesty International has accused the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbaev, of pulling the wool over the eyes of the international community in his government’s promise to eradicate torture A new Amnesty International report exposes how the security forces act with impunity and how torture in detention centres is rife. Media Node:  Kazakhstan police Twitter Tag:  kazakhstan Story Location:  Zhanaozen Kazakhstan 43° 17' 60" N, 52° 47' 60" E “Security forces in Kazakhstan injured and killed people when dispersing demonstrations in Zhanaozen, they tortured the detained and put them in prisons where conditions amount to ill-treatment while the authorities endorsed impunity by failing to investigate such violations in blatant disregard of their obligations.” Source:  said Nicola Duckworth, Senior Director of Research at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 11/07/2013

لبنان: يجب التحقيق بحدوث حالة وفاة في الحجز ومزاعم التعذيب 
 - 9 July 2013

Headline Title:  لبنان: يجب التحقيق بحدوث حالة وفاة في الحجز ومزاعم التعذيب 
 صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يتعين على السلطات اللبنانية أن تجري تحقيقاً كاملاً في وفاة نادر البيومي في الحجز؛ ويُذكر أن البيومي البالغ من العمر 35 عاماً قد احتُجز في أعق يتعين على السلطات اللبنانية أن تجري تحقيقاً كاملاً في وفاة نادر البيومي في الحجز في أعقاب الصدامات المسلحة في جنوب لبنان بين الجيش اللبناني والمسلحين من أنصار رجل الدين السني أحمد الأسير Media Node:  Lebanon AR Story Location:  لبنان 34° 9' 42.5448" N, 37° 0' 7.0308" E “يُعد الغموض الذي يلف ملابسات وفاة البيومي، الذي سُلمت جثته إلى ذويه بعد ثلاثة أيام من إلقاء القبض عليه، أمراً غير مقبول. ومن الضرورة بمكان فتح تحقيق عاجل ومستقل وشفاف في قضيته” Source:  فيليب لوثر مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Lebanon: Torture Allegations In Wake of Sidon Armed Clashes Description:  Read the full briefing

Lebanon: Death in custody and torture claims must be investigated - 9 July 2013

Headline Title:  Lebanon: Death in custody and torture claims must be investigated The Lebanese authorities must conduct a full investigation into the death in custody of Nader al-Bayoumi, a 35-year-old man detained following armed clashes between the Lebanese army and fighters s New allegations of torture of people arrested after clashes between the Lebanese army and fighters supporting the Sunni Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Asseer in Lebanon, last month. Media Node:  Lebanon Story Location:  Lebanon 34° 9' 42.5448" N, 37° 0' 7.0308" E “The obscurity surrounding al-Bayoumi’s death, whose body was handed over three days after his arrest, is unacceptable. An immediate, independent and transparent investigation into his case is crucial. ” Source:  Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Director. URL:  Lebanon: Torture Allegations In Wake of Sidon Armed Clashes Description:  Read the full briefing

Cynical subversion of justice in the name of security: Returns to torture in Central Asia - 3 July 2013

Headline Title:  Subversion of justice in the name of security in Central Asia The security services of Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of wanted individuals with a regularity that am Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the regular abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of individuals. Media Node:  Central Asia Story Location:  Russia 56° 10' 35.562" N, 84° 22' 30" E “Twenty years after the break up of the Soviet Union, old collegiate ties, common institutional cultures and the shared perception across the region of the threat from Islamist extremist groups bind together the successor institutions to the Soviet KGB. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Programme Director. URL:  Return to torture: Extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia Description:  Read full report URL:  Cases of torture and abduction in Central Asia Description:  Document, 03 July 2013 URL:  Kyrgyzstan: Dereliction of duty Description:  Document, 8 June 2012 URL:  Tajikistan: Shattered lives: Torture and other ill-treatment in Tajikistan Description:  Document, 12 July 2012 URL:  Turkmenistan: Key human rights challenges facing Turkmenistan Description:  Document, 10 February 2012

Hombres, mujeres y niños torturados para que confiesen delitos en Mauritania

En Mauritania la policía usa la tortura para coaccionar a hombres, mujeres y menores para que confiesen delitos mientras están detenidos, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional tras una visita de investigación de 10 días a este país. En Mauritania la policía usa la tortura para coaccionar a hombres, mujeres y menores para que confiesen delitos mientras están detenidos, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional tras una visita de inve

Mauritanie : la police torture des hommes, des femmes et des enfants pour les contraindre à «avouer» des crimes - 26 June 2013

Headline Title:  Mauritanie : la police torture des hommes, des femmes et des enfants Une mission de recherche d'Amnesty International en Mauritanie a découvert que la police utilisait la torture pour forcer des hommes, des femmes et des mineurs à passer aux « aveux » en garde à vue. Media Node:  Mauritania_fr Story Location:  Mauritania 18° 28' 46.5924" N, 12° 39' 22.5" W “Ils m’ont fait m’accroupir. Ils ont attaché une de mes mains à mon pied avec des menottes et ont fait la même chose avec mon autre main et mon autre pied. Ils ont placé un bâton sous mes genoux et ont mis le bâton entre deux récipients d’eau. Cela m’a élevé dans les airs et ma tête s’est mise à balancer vers le sol. Ils ont commencé à me frapper sur la tête avec leurs bâtons. J’ai perdu trois fois connaissance. ” Source:  Un garçon de 16 ans détenu à la Brigade des Jeunes, un poste de police de la capitale “En Mauritanie, le recours à la torture prend des formes terrifiantes dans les cas liés au terrorisme : des individus sont arrêtés, on les empêche de parler à leur avocat et on les torture pour les obliger à « avouer » un crime ; puis ils sont jugés dans le cadre de procès expéditifs où leurs aveux sont utilisés comme preuve principale. Comment peut-on qualifier cela de justice ?” Source:  Alex Neve, secrétaire général d'Amnesty International Canada (section anglophone). URL:  Mauritania: Submission to the UN Committee against Torture Description:  Rapport, 22 avril 2013 URL:  Mauritanie: les familles des 14 prisonniers disparus depuis plus d’un an ont le droit de savoir où ils se trouvent Description:  Lettre ouverte, 26 septembre 2012

Mauritanie. Des hommes, des femmes et des enfants sont torturés afin de les contraindre à «avouer» des crimes

La police en Mauritanie recourt à la torture pour contraindre des hommes, des femmes et des enfants à « avouer » des crimes durant leur détention provisoire, a déclaré Amnesty International après une mission de recherche de dix jours dans ce pays.

Men, women and children tortured to confess to crimes in Mauritania

Police in Mauritania are using torture to coerce men, women and children to confess to crimes while in custody, Amnesty International said after a 10-day research mission. Police in Mauritania are using torture to coerce men, women and children to confess to crimes while in custody, Amnesty International said after a 10-day research mission.

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