South Asia: Truth and justice still elusive for thousands of victims of enforced disappearance
As the world marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, Amnesty International calls on governments across South Asia to deliver long overdue truth, justice and reparations to the families of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared, some of them decades ago.
Maldives: Release Supreme Court judges and opposition politicians
The Maldivian government must immediately release judges and opposition politicians it has arbitrarily detained through emergency powers, Amnesty International said today.
Amnesty International Annual Report around the South Asia Region
The report, “The State of the World’s Human Rights”, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world.
Maldives: State of emergency an alarming development in continuing crackdown on human rights
President Abdulla Yameen’s declaration of a 30 day state of emergency in the Maldives ahead of planned anti-government protests raises the prospect of further attacks on dissent and human rights in the country
Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why the former President of the Maldives must be released
In 2015, serious concerns have been expressed by the international community about the right to a fair trial in the Maldives.
Protecting The Rights Of People On The Move
Last year, 100 displaced people, including many children, died from cold or illness in camps in Kabul – right in the capital of Afghanistan where the international community has a relatively secure presence. Likewise, boats of Rohingyas were found floundering off the coast in South East Asia.
Maldives: Investigate life-threatening stabbing of ex-President’s lawyer
Maldives authorities must promptly and thoroughly investigate the brutal stabbing in broad daylight today of one of the lawyers of ex-President Mohamed Nasheed and bring to justice those responsible for it
Maldives should end the assault on human rights
It has been a fairly rocky road for the Maldives in recent years. In 2008, the nation had moved towards multi-party democracy after the 30 year rule of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, which was marred with serious human rights violations.
Maldives: Human rights in free fall as authorities step up crackdown
The human rights situation in the Maldives is deteriorating alarmingly as authorities are muzzling peaceful protesters, silencing critical media and civil society, while abusing the judicial system to imprison opposition politicians, Amnesty International said in a news briefing today.
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