Suriname: Open letter to the Judiciary

Suriname: Open letter to the Judiciary

Index Number: AMR 48/003/2012
Date Published: 13 April 2012
Categories: Suriname

Following the adoption by the Surinamese National Assembly of an amendment to the 1992 amnesty law, Amnesty International wishes to remind the judiciary of Suriname of its obligation to uphold human rights law in the trial of the current President and other co-defendants for their alleged involvement in the extra-judicial execution of 15 political opponents in December 1982, and any other trials that might seek justice in cases of human rights violations committed during the period covered by the amnesty law.

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