Torture And Ill-treatment

UAE: Qatari prisoner of conscience tortured then jailed for seven years - 3 March 2014

Headline Title:  UAE: Qatari prisoner of conscience tortured then jailed for seven years   The authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must immediately quash the conviction of a Qatari medical doctor who has been sentenced to seven years in jail today after a grossly unfair trial, said Amnesty International.  Media Node:  Dr Mahmoud al-Jaidah Story Location:  United Arab Emirates 24° 33' 13.0284" N, 54° 57' 13.0068" E “Today’s disgraceful sentencing of Mahmoud al-Jaidah is a farce and makes a mockery of the UAE’s claim to be a progressive country that respects human rights. He was arrested without a warrant, blindfolded and flung into solitary confinement before being repeatedly tortured, ill-treated and forced to sign papers he wasn’t allowed to read. ” Source:  Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Date:  Mon, 03/03/2014 URL:  UAE: Urgent call for release of Qatari prisoner of conscience Description:  Public statement, 28 February 2014 URL:  UAE: Further information: Qatari doctor harassed in UAE prison: Mahmoud al-Jaidah Description:  Urgent action, 10 January 2014

سري لنكا: تقرير موجز يكشف عن مواجهة النشطاء الباسلة لعمليات الانتقام قبل انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان - 26 February 2014

Headline Title:  سري لنكا: كشف عن مواجهة النشطاء الباسلة لعمليات الانتقام قبل انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان في تقرير موجز جديد يصدر اليوم قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن استهداف الحكومة السريلانكية لمنتقديها لا يزال مستمراً على نحو مخيف، حيث تزداد عمليات المراقبة والمضايقة قبل موعد في تقرير موجز جديد يصدر اليوم قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن استهداف الحكومة السريلانكية لمنتقديها لا يزال مستمراً على نحو مخيف، حيث تزداد عمليات المراقبة والمضايقة قبل موعد انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان في الشهر القادم Media Node:  Sri Lanka harassment AR Story Location:  سري لانكا 6° 57' 17.5428" N, 79° 52' 51.2724" E “إن نمط المراقبة والمضايقة والهجمات ضد معارضي السلطات السريلانكية مقلق للغاية ولا يُظهر أي مؤشر على التحسن ” Source:  بولي تراسكوت، نائبة مدير برنامج آسيا- المحيط الهادئ في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 26/02/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation Description:  News story, 24 February 2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Report by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 24 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  The dangers of reporting on human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Feature, 15 November 2013

Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session - 26 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Cou The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.  Media Node:  Sri Lanka harassment Story Location:  Sri Lanka 6° 57' 17.5428" N, 79° 52' 51.2724" E “The pattern of harassment, surveillance and attacks against those opposing the Sri Lankan authorities is deeply disturbing and shows no sign of letting up ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia- Pacific Director Date:  Wed, 26/02/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation Description:  News story, 24 February 2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Report by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 24 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  The dangers of reporting on human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Feature, 15 November 2013

Spain to extradite asylum seeker to risk of torture in Kazakhstan - 19 February 2014

Headline Title:  Spain to extradite asylum seeker to risk of torture in Kazakhstan Spain must refrain from forcibly returning Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, Amnesty International said today, shortly after learning of the Spanish government’s decision to authorize his extradition Spain must refrain from forcibly returning Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, Amnesty International said as Spain authorized his extradition. Media Node:  Pavlov Story Location:  Spain 40° 10' 49.3896" N, 3° 30' 52.65" W “The Spanish government has decided to extradite Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan despite credible evidence that he would risk torture upon his return. If they send Aleksandr Pavlov back, they will violate Spain’s international legal obligations. ” Source:  Julia Hall, criminal justice expert at Amnesty International. URL:  Spain set to extradite man to Kazakhstan despite torture risk Description:  News Story, 8 November 2013 URL:  Cynical subversion of justice in the name of security: Returns to torture in Central Asia Description:  News Story/Report, 3 July 2013

Amnesty International demande au président mexicain de prendre des mesures face à la situation critique des droits humains

Le secrétaire général d’Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, a rencontré le président mexicain Enrique Peña Nieto et lui a remis un mémorandum recommandant une série d’initiatives à prendre de toute urgence pour combattre l’impunité généralisée et les violations graves des droits humains dans le pays. Le secrétaire général d’Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, a rencontré le président mexicain Enrique Peña Nieto et lui a remis un

Amnistía Internacional llama al Presidente Peña Nieto a enfrentar la crítica situación de derechos humanos en México

El Secretario General de Amnistía Internacional, Salil Shetty, se reunió con el Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, a quien hizo entrega de un memorándum exigiendo una serie de acciones para combatir la impunidad generalizada y el persistente patrón de graves violaciones a los derechos humanos en el país.  El Secretario General de Amnistía Internacional, Salil Shetty, se reunió con el Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, a quien hizo entrega de un memorándum exigiendo una serie de acciones para combatir la

Amnesty International calls on Mexico’s President to confront critical human rights situation

At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum demanding an urgent list of actions to combat entrenched impunity and serious human rights violations.   At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum de

Amnesty International calls on Mexico’s President to confront critical human rights situation - 18 February 2014

Headline Title:  Mexico’s President urged to confront critical human rights situation At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum de At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum demanding an urgent list of actions to combat entrenched impunity and serious human rights violations.  Media Node:  Mexico HLM Story Location:  México 21° 35' 49.8192" N, 100° 22' 15.9384" W “While Mexico is an increasingly important actor on the world stage, not only in economic terms but in the field of human rights, it is failing to deliver at home. I told the President that he must demonstrate he is serious about ensuring human rights not just internationally but for all inside the country as well. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 18/02/2014 URL:  Mexico: Human rights challenges facing Mexico: Amnesty International memorandum to President Enrique Peña Nieto Description:  Memorandum, 18 February 2014 URL:  Looking Into the Shadows for Mexico’s Disappeared Description:  Blog, 18 February 2014

France: Ukrainian refugee in urgent need of protection - 14 February 2014

Headline Title:  France: Ukrainian refugee in urgent need of protection   The French authorities must ensure the protection of a Ukrainian political refugee who sustained a horrific attack in his home in Strasbourg earlier this week, said Amnesty International. Media Node:  Andrei Fedosov Story Location:  France 47° 18' 34.074" N, 5° 1' 39.4248" E “This is an extremely worrying development. During the EuroMaydan anti-government protests activists have been abducted and tortured by unknown assailants in Ukraine, and at least four protesters have died. This is the first time that someone has been targeted across international borders” Source:  Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s expert on Ukraine URL:  Ukraine: Activist abducted, tortured and ‘crucified’ Description:  News story, 31 January 2014 URL:  Ukraine: Euromaydan organizer disappeared: Dmitrii Bulatov Description:  Urgent action, 24 January 2014 URL:  Ukraine must act immediately to halt escalation of violence Description:  News story, 22 January 2014

 يُعد قرار المحكمة في ليتوانيا على ذمة إحدى قضايا برنامج تسليم المعتقلين التابع لوكالة الاستخبارات المركزية إنجازا هاما للعدالة - 29 January 2014

Headline Title:   يُعد قرار المحكمة في ليتوانيا على ذمة قضية برنامج تسليم المعتقلين إنجازا هاما للعدالة قضت محكمة في ليثوانيا أن لمصطفى الهوساوي الذي يحمل الجنسية السعودية الحق في طلب فتح تحقيق في مزاعم تعرضه للتعذيب في أحد مراكز الحجز السرية التابعة للوكالة على أراضي ليتوا قضت محكمة في ليثوانيا أن لمصطفى الهوساوي الذي يحمل الجنسية السعودية الحق في طلب فتح تحقيق في مزاعم تعرضه للتعذيب في أحد مراكز الحجز السرية التابعة للوكالة على أراضي ليتوانيا Media Node:  Lithuania AR Story Location:  ليتوانيا 55° 52' 36.6672" N, 23° 12' 11.25" E “يُعد قرار المحكمة في قضية مصطفى الهوساوي نصرا فعليا على طريق مساءلة ليتوانيا حول تواطئها المزعوم مع برامج وكالة المخابرات المركزية لاحتجاز الأشخاص سرا وتسليمهم بصورة غير قانونية” Source:  جوليا هول الخبيرة في شؤون مكافحة الإرهاب وحقوق الإنسان بمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Lithuania again refuses to investigate secret detention of Guantanamo Bay detainee Description:  Press release, 3 October 2013. URL:  Lithuania blocking the truth about CIA secret prisons Description:  Press release, 21 October 2011. URL:  Lithuania: Unlock the truth in Lithuania: Investigate secret prisons now Description:  Report, 29 September 2011.

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