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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina | Amnesty International Canada
    Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years of denial and injustice December 14 2015 Twenty years after the signature of the peace agreement that ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina resolving the thousands of cases of enforced disappearances still remains utopic while discrimination and a shameful lack of political will still block access to justice truth and reparation for victims said Amnesty International While the Dayton peace agreement signed on 14 December 1995 in Paris did in fact bring an end to the armed conflict that had killed more than 100 000 people since 1992 leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina have since failed to show a full commitment to justice and reparation Leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina must immediately unblock access to justice truth and reparation for war crimes including for victims of sexual violence These fundamental steps would allow the country to advance by finally laying to rest grievances of the past said Gauri van Gulik Amnesty International s Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia Read More Srebrenica No justice or truth for victims of genocide and their families July 10 2015 Released 11 July 2015 00 01 BST Thousands of families of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide continue to be denied justice truth and reparation said Amnesty International today as the world marks the 20th anniversary of the massacre that left more than 8 000 dead Two decades after the world averted its gaze from the worst crime to be committed on European soil since 1945 the families of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide are still awaiting justice said John Dalhuisen Amnesty International s Director for Europe and Central Asia Rather than fading with time the need for all authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to acknowledge and atone for these crimes remains as urgent as ever The longer the guilty enjoy impunity and the dead remain in mass graves the longer this painful wound will fester fueling dangerous and persistent ethnic divisions Read More Srebrenica 20 years after the genocide Why the survivors need closure July 09 2015 By Steve Crawshaw the

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/bosnia-and-herzegovina (2016-02-13)
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  • Botswana | Amnesty International Canada
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    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/botswana (2016-02-13)
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  • Brazil | Amnesty International Canada
    historic step in the country s efforts to obtain justice for crimes against humanity and other violations during the military dictatorship that took power five decades ago Amnesty International said The commission spent two years investigating the thousands of cases of torture extrajudicial killings enforced disappearances and other violations dating back to the period of military rule in Brazil from 1964 1985 Since 1979 an Amnesty Law covering political crimes has been used as a means of protecting members of the former military government from being put on trial for serious human rights violations By showing the widespread nature of human rights violations committed by state agents during the military dictatorship and recognizing them as crimes against humanity the National Truth Commission s final report paves the way to ensure the Amnesty Law will not be an obstacle to investigating these crimes said Atila Roque Director of Amnesty International Brazil Read More Young Black Alive Breaking the silence on Brazil s soaring youth homicide rate November 26 2014 By Atila Roque Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil Earlier this week many people around the world waited with bated breath for a grand jury s decision in a case where a police officer shot dead an unarmed young black man on the street While the 9 August shooting of Michael Brown took place in the US suburb of Ferguson Missouri the case has a deep resonance here in Brazil The tragic course of events leading up to the teenager s death could just as easily have played out on the streets of our cities or favelas Of the 56 000 homicides in Brazil every year 30 000 are young people aged 15 to 29 That means that at this very moment a young person is most likely being killed in Brazil By the time you go to bed 82 will have died today It s like a small airplane full of young people crashing every two days with no survivors This would be shocking enough by itself but it s even more scandalous that 77 per cent of these young people are black Read More Brazil Killers of community leader must be brought to justice October 29 2014 Embargoed until 30 October 2014 00 01 GMT The fourth anniversary of the killing of an outspoken community leader in Maranhão state must be a wake up call to the Brazilian government to urgently address increasing violence in the region said Amnesty International today Flaviano Pinto Neto leader of the Charco community in north east Brazil was shot dead on 30 October 2010 In April 2011 four people were charged with the killing but have not yet been brought to trial This shocking case is emblematic of the serious injustices that befall human rights defenders in Brazil By failing to investigate the death of Flaviano Pinto promptly thoroughly and impartially the Brazilian government is denying justice to his family and effectively giving the green light for the murder of other activists said Renata Neder Human Rights Advisor at Amnesty International Brazil The state of Maranhão is plagued with land conflicts and violence against rural workers This year alone five community leaders have been killed in struggles over land Read More Brazil Military police issued yellow card after brutal repression June 12 2014 The Brazilian authorities promises that the opening of the World Cup would be a global celebration ring hollow as police brutally repressed peaceful protesters in Sao Paulo injuring at least two journalists Amnesty International said We are issuing military police in Sao Paulo with a yellow card for attacking peaceful protesters instead of guaranteeing the right to protest and the safety of the participants said Atila Roque Director of Amnesty International Brazil Read More Brazil 2014 The fight is even fiercer off the pitch June 06 2014 By Atila Roque Director at Amnesty International Brazil Brazil is about to host the biggest football frenzy on the planet where teams from around the world fight for the Cup every fan wants to hold But as Messi Neymar and Rooney come face to face outside Brazil s shiny new stadiums another more serious standoff is taking place one in which the rules are being openly flouted Since June 2013 hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in unprecedented numbers of cities and towns across Brazil demanding better public services including transport among other rights Many of them complain that authorities are paying too much attention to FIFA s demands and too little to the needs of their own people The response of the authorities has been nothing short of disgraceful Military police units sent to keep the protests under control have not hesitated for a second before shooting tear gas at peaceful protesters in one case even inside a hospital They have fired rubber bullets and beat men and women with batons despite them posing no threat Read More Brazil Dangerous brew of police abuses and impunity threatens to mar World Cup June 04 2014 Posted at 0001hrs Rio de Janeiro 5 June 2014 Protesters taking to the streets across Brazil during the upcoming World Cup risk facing indiscriminate police and military violence as the country steps up efforts to control demonstrations Amnesty International said a week before the start of the tournament Brazil s deficient policing record reliance on the military to police demonstrations lack of training and an atmosphere of impunity creates a dangerous cocktail in which the only losers are peaceful protesters said Atila Roque Director at Amnesty International Brazil The 2014 World Cup will be a crucial test for authorities in Brazil They must use this opportunity to step up their game and ensure the security forces policing demonstrations during the tournament refrain from committing any more human rights violations said Atila Roque Amnesty International s report They use a strategy of fear Protecting the right to protest in Brazil analyses the catalogue of abuses committed by the security forces in the past year Read More

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/brazil (2016-02-13)
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  • Brunei Darussalam | Amnesty International Canada
    Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam Revoke new Penal Code allowing stoning whipping and amputation April 30 2014 Brunei Darussalam s shocking new Penal Code will take the country back to the dark ages when it comes to human rights Amnesty International said The new Penal Code which is due to come into force on 1 May allows for cruel and inhuman punishments including stoning to death whipping and amputation Brunei Darussalam s new Penal Code legalizes cruel and inhuman punishments It makes a mockery of the country s international human rights commitments and must be revoked

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/brunei-darussalam (2016-02-13)
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  • Bulgaria | Amnesty International Canada
    Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Bulgaria EU must ban transfers of asylum seekers to Bulgaria until country sets affairs in order March 31 2014 European countries must not transfer any asylum seekers to Bulgaria until the country truly improves its appalling reception conditions and addresses its deeply flawed asylum procedures said Amnesty International On 1 April the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR is due to announce its position on the issue after it called for a suspension of all transfers of asylum seekers to Bulgaria in January It cited poor conditions in reception facilities and problems with the overall treatment of refugees Bulgaria is still widely missing the mark when it comes to its treatment of refugees and asylum seekers EU member states must halt all transfers and take responsibility for the thousands of men women and children in desperate need of help said Jezerca Tigani Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director at Amnesty International Under EU regulation asylum seekers can be routinely returned to Bulgaria if it is the first country through which they have entered the EU Read More Bulgaria shamed over asylum seekers January 03 2014 Amnesty International welcomes the position of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR calling on European Union EU member states to halt transfers of asylum seekers back to Bulgaria until April 2014 The position taken by the UNHCR highlights the shameful treatment of asylum seekers in Bulgaria said Barbora Cernusakova Amnesty International s Bulgaria researcher Asylum seekers in Bulgaria including many fleeing from war torn Syria are being held in appalling conditions sometimes for months on end They lack access to food sanitation or basic medical care They are also at risk of arbitrary detention and face lengthy delays in registration and are routinely deprived of access to fair and effective asylum procedures The UNHCR argues that due to systemic deficiencies in the reception conditions and asylFor um procedures EU Member States should not return asylum seekers to Bulgaria even if it is the first country of entry Under the EU regulation the first country of entry is responsible for the determination of their status Read More Bulgaria must rein in xenophobic and racist violence after seven attacks in a month December 02 2013 The Bulgarian authorities must send a clear message that they will take all necessary measures to curb the growing spate of attacks against refugees and migrants on the streets of the capital Sofia Amnesty International said The call comes after two Syrian men in their 20s and 30s were injured in a violent attack in Sofia s Sugar Factory district last night A third man targeted in the attack reportedly escaped unscathed

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/bulgaria (2016-02-13)
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  • Burkina Faso | Amnesty International Canada
    s absolute priority is to ensure the best possible support for Mahamadi and Leila s families The organization s representatives are at the hospital liaising with her family doctors and all necessary officials Read More Burkina Faso No amnesty for soldiers who killed unarmed civilians October 14 2015 14 people including two children killed six shot in the back Hundreds injured by beatings and live ammunition including a child born with a bullet wound Commission of inquiry should investigate recent and historical abuses Burkina Faso s former presidential guard displayed a cold blooded disregard for human life killing 14 unarmed protestors and bystanders and wounding hundreds more with automatic weapons following last month s coup d état Amnesty International said today Whilst General Gilbert Diendere who led the coup and General Djibril Bassole former Foreign Minister have been arrested and charged with crimes including attacking state security and murder members of the Regiment de sécurité présidentielle RSP are being reintegrated into the national army Read More Burkina Faso Army must free detained leaders and avoid violent repression of protests September 17 2015 Burkina Faso s Presidential Guard must stop using lethal force beatings and other violence to repress protests and release arbitrarily detained members of the transitional government said Amnesty International amid reports that demonstrators have been beaten and shot following today s coup With large protests announced in response to the dissolution of the transitional government members of the presidential guard RSP Regiment de Sécurité Présidentielle must refrain from again using excessive force against peaceful protestors In October 2014 more than 10 people were killed and hundreds injured when security forces including the RSP fired on unarmed crowds Civilians with gunshot wounds have already been registered at local hospitals in Ouagadougou while there are also reports of deaths Amnesty International has spoken with an eyewitness who saw the dead body of one person killed by bullets Read More Burkina Faso Opportunity to abolish the death penalty must be seized August 27 2015 Burkina Faso must seize the opportunity to abolish the death penalty Amnesty International said on the eve of parliamentary sessions which will culminate in an historic vote Tomorrow the national transitional parliament will start a series of discussions with organisations and interested parties regarding the abolition of the death penalty before putting a bill to the vote on 6 September The government has already approved the text of the bill which has been sent back to the transitional parliament This is a critical moment for Burkina Faso to put itself on the right side of history by acknowledging the inviolable nature of the right to life said Alioune Tine Amnesty International West Africa director The eyes of the world will be on the country s parliamentarians to see whether they will join the steady global movement away from the use of the death penalty and abolish this cruel punishment once and for all The last known execution was carried out in Burkina Faso in 1988 If the

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/burkina-faso (2016-02-13)
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  • Burundi | Amnesty International Canada
    an intensified focus on human rights violations There is no time to delay Burundi is facing a human rights crisis said Sarah Jackson Amnesty International s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa the Horn and the Great Lakes There is an urgent need for a redoubling of efforts to resolve the political crisis in Burundi and the international community must act vigorously by supporting the urgent mission of independent experts to investigate crimes under international law and human rights violations as soon as possible Burundi must receive the mission without delay Read More UN Security Council must press Burundi authorities to tackle human rights crisis November 09 2015 This afternoon s United Nations Security Council meeting on Burundi s ongoing political and human rights crisis must include a clear and robust call on Burundian authorities to end the crisis address serious human rights concerns and ensure people s safety Amnesty International said Incendiary rhetoric from top officials is fuelling fears that the already tense situation in Burundi could spiral out of control leading to mass killings said Sarah Jackson Amnesty International s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa the Horn and the Great Lakes region Allowing independent human rights observers in and protecting residents from further violence are key ingredients to quelling the current unrest Violence has continued in the capital Bujumbura with daily reports of extrajudicial killings arbitrary arrests torture and other ill treatment Nine men including a UNDP employee were reportedly killed in a shooting in a bar in the capital on Saturday On Friday the son of leading human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa was found dead after having been arrested by police Read More Burundi Torture used to extract confessions and crush dissent August 23 2015 Posted at 0001hrs EAT 24 August 2015 Beatings with iron bars and acid burns are among an array of torture techniques used by Burundian security forces to extract confessions and silence dissent according to a new Amnesty International briefing published today In a briefing titled Just tell me what to confess to Torture and ill treatment by Burundi s police and intelligence service since April 2015 Amnesty International has documented chilling testimonies of victims of torture and other ill treatment at the hands of security forces The briefing highlights a spike in the use of torture in Burundi since April 2015 The testimonies we received are as devastating as they are disturbing since torture and other ill treatment are prohibited both by Burundi s Constitution and by international and regional treaties Burundi is party to said Sarah Jackson Amnesty International s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa the Horn and the Great Lakes Read More Burundi Shooting of human rights activist increases climate of fear August 04 2015 The brazen attack on leading human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa is part of a disturbing escalation of politically motivated violence in Burundi and authorities must act to calm the situation and bring those responsible to justice said Amnesty International Pierre Claver

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/burundi (2016-02-13)
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  • Cambodia | Amnesty International Canada
    past few months security forces have used unnecessary or excessive force including live ammunition against protesters and bystanders As with so many human rights violations in Cambodia the lack of accountability for these incidents is a reminder of the pervasive culture of impunity in the country There must be root and branch change to ensure the perpetrators of violations are brought to book Read More Yorm Bopha set free in Cambodia November 26 2013 Yorm Bopha has been released from prison in Cambodia Just days after being reunited with her family and community she told to Amnesty International Thank you to Amnesty International s supporters Your campaign has been successful as my release shows But my case is not over yet Please keep pushing the Cambodian government to end the case against me And please keep supporting me my community and others in Cambodia We can achieve the most success when we all work together A 30 year old mother of one Yorm Bopha has been imprisoned since her arrest in September 2012 on accusations of planning an assault on two men She was convicted in December last year for intentional violence with aggravating circumstances despite no evidence against her and inconsistent witness testimonies Read More Cambodia Injustice prevails despite activist s release on bail November 22 2013 The provisional release of housing rights activist Yorm Bopha is a great relief both for her family and community but does not go far enough Amnesty International said after Cambodia s Supreme Court today released her on bail and sent her case back to the Appeals Court Yorm Bopha s release is good news but it is disappointing that her conviction still stands and the case is not over said Rupert Abbott Amnesty International s Researcher on Cambodia who attended today s appeal hearing She should never have been imprisoned locked up and separated from her young son and family he added Amnesty International designated Yorm Bopha a prisoner of conscience having determined that the real reason for her imprisonment was her human rights activism She had been defending her community s rights at the former Boeung Kak Lake in the capital Phnom Penh where thousands of people have been forcibly evicted since 2007 Read More Cambodia Key step for justice with acquittal of men scapegoated in trade unionist s murder September 25 2013 The acquittal and imminent release of two men wrongly convicted for the killing of a trade union leader is a major step towards justice in Cambodia Amnesty International said Following a grossly unfair trial Born Samnang 32 and Sok Sam Oeun 45 were sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2005 after being convicted of the murder of trade union leader Chea Vichea the year before They are due to be released on 26 September after a Supreme Court decision to acquit them of the charges Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun were nothing but scapegoats framed by the Cambodian authorities over the killing of trade union leader Chea Vichea The question that remains now is when will his real killers be brought to justice said Isabelle Arradon Asia Pacific Deputy Director at Amnesty International The Supreme Court judge who issued the decision to release the men said there was a lack of clear evidence against them that the accused had credible alibis for when the crime was committed and that one of them had allegedly been coerced by police into confessing to the crime among other reasons Read More Cambodia Security forces disperse peaceful opposition vigil September 22 2013 Cambodia s caretaker government should publicly affirm its commitment to respecting the right to freedom of peaceful assembly Amnesty International said after security forces dispersed a peaceful gathering in Cambodia s capital Phnom Penh On the evening of 20 September 2013 more than 100 security personnel in riot gear broke up a peaceful meeting of around 30 people including monks who had gathered for a few hours at a public park around a temple Wat Phnom to support a hunger strike by opposition activist Prince Sisowath Thomico The group left without resisting the security forces and no injuries were reported Some of the monks were taken in a truck by military police back to their pagodas One person was detained briefly and questioned but later released This was a peaceful assembly it is very difficult to understand why the authorities are resorting to such a show of force particularly at this fragile unpredictable time said Isabelle Arradon Amnesty International s Deputy AsiaPacific Director Read More Cambodia Investigate fatal shooting by security forces September 16 2013 Cambodian authorities must urgently investigate the killing of one man and severe injuries to several others after security forces used live ammunition at a protest Amnesty International said in a public statement issued today Violent clashes erupted yesterday evening 15 September 2013 in Cambodia s capital Phnom Penh as dozens were protesting police roadblocks Security forces fired tear gas canisters and live rounds of ammunition leaving one man dead There must be an immediate and impartial investigation into the killing of this man and full disclosure about why the security forces resorted to lethal force yesterday said Isabelle Arradon Amnesty International s Deputy Asia Pacific Director The atmosphere in Cambodia has been tense since the disputed election in July The use of live ammunition last night has terrified residents Security forces must refrain from any use of excessive force which is contrary to international standards The intentional lethal use of firearms can only be justified if it is strictly unavoidable in order to protect life Read More Cambodia Jailed activist must be released not forgotten September 03 2013 Cambodian human rights defender Yorm Bopha imprisoned on spurious grounds last year must be released immediately Amnesty International said ahead of the one year anniversary of her arrest Yorm Bopha a 30 year old mother of one who has defended her community s housing rights was arrested on 4 September 2012 and sentenced to three

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/cambodia (2016-02-13)
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