Executions in 2016: a deadly year
11 Apr 2017
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Description: Surveillance in Uzbekistan helps reinforce the already repressive environment for human rights defenders, journalists, political activists and others in Uzbekistan.
Unlawful surveillance in Uzbekistan keeps families apart and harms the rights to free expression around the world, and limits the ability of people inside and outside of Uzbekistan to receive information.
This film highlights stories of several Uzbekistani people, in Uzbekistan and in the diaspora, whose human rights have been negatively affected by the unlawful surveillance of the government of Uzbekistan.
31 Mar 2017
Description: Hundreds of civilians have been killed by airstrikes inside their homes or in places where they sought refuge after following Iraqi government advice not to leave during the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), said Amnesty International.
Survivors and eyewitnesses in East Mosul said they did not try to flee as the battle got underway because they received repeated instructions from the Iraqi authorities to remain in their homes.
The Iraqi government and the US-led coalition, must immediately launch an independent and impartial investigation into the appalling civilian death toll resulting from the Mosul operation.
28 Mar 2017
Description: YOU can pressure the UN to make this happen now:http://amn.st/61818kNQc
15 Mar 2017
Description: Donald Trump's Executive Order on immigration may have been revised, but it remains blatantly discriminatory.
Thinly disguised as a national security measure, Trump’s travel ban reinstates many of the most repellent elements of the original blocked by US courts.
The US president has effectively shut America’s door to anyone - including refugees - from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. These six countries have two main things in common: they are predominantly Muslim, and many of their citizens are trying to seek asylum abroad to escape serious human rights violations like persecution, indiscriminate bombing, and torture.
Rather than curbing the excesses of the first travel ban, the revised version shows a xenophobic policy towards Muslims which is mutating, virus-like, into an ever more resilient strain. And like a virus, its effects cannot be easily contained.
09 Mar 2017
Description: Muhammad Bekzhanov from Uzbekistan was released on 22 February 2017 after 17 years in prison. Amnesty International members and supporters have tirelessly campaigned for his release. He was one of the longest detained journalists in the world.
22 Feb 2017
Amnesty International's Secretary General, Salil Shetty, follows in the footsteps of the many millions of refugees and immigrants that have arrived in the United States of America in the past century, who have helped build the nation it is today.
He references tributes to a iconic statue that not only symbolises a nation, but has come to represent unifying global values of freedom, compassion and respect.
Amnesty International brings us together as a global movement to say to President Trump and all leaders of the world - I welcome refugees.
23 Feb 2017
Description: Amnesty International releases its Annual Report on the State of the World’s Human Rights on Wednesday 22 February 2017.
The Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of human rights globally, including country-by-country breakdown and analysis.
This short video, produced to accompany the annual report, looks forward into 2017, and shows the world what Amnesty International envisions for the future.
22 Feb 2017
Description: Please #TakeAction now and sign our global petition here: http://amn.st/60088r5E6
Refugees are calling on people to #TakeAction in video responses to tweets from camps in Lebanon and Kenya. Outrage is not enough- we must do more. Join us!
07 Feb 2017
Description: END the horror - sign the petition http://amn.st/61868Tgiw
This harrowing story is based on the real life accounts of former prison guards, officials and detainees held at the notorious Saydnaya Military Prison. Amnesty International has discovered that between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells and hanged to death in Saydnaya prison 30 km north of Damascus, Syria. In five years, as many as 13,000 people, most of them civilians believed to be opposed to the government, were hanged in secret at Saydnaya. Prisoners were not aware of the sentence or the fact that they were going to be imminently executed until moments before they were hanged.
With thanks to:
Lawrence Abu Hamdan for prison sound design
ioo collective for
Direction, Design: Cesare Davolio & Simon Buijs
Animation: Robert-Jonathan Koeyers, Jamie de Jonge
Compositing: Jeroen Bijl
Sound: Francis Locadia
07 Feb 2017
Description: The Sudanese government has been waging a war in rebel-controlled areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile for more than five years.
Between March and June 2016, the government launched ground attacks in civilian villages in South Kordovan, dropping 27 bombs in these areas.
75,000 people remain internally displaced, living in precarious and insecure conditions.
21 Mar 2017
Description: University students from Darfur suffer arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture and ill-treatment at hands of their government. Unlawful killings go un-investigated and unpunished
Darfuri students in Sudan are facing violations to their human rights in universities across the country by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), the police and students affiliated with the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). They have been prevented, sometimes violently, from speaking out about the conflict and humanitarian situation in Darfur and other political matters as well as for holding protests in relation to fees and fee waivers.
21 Mar 2017