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The Amnesty International Report (AIR) 2014/15 – The State of the World’s Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the state of human rights in 160 countries across the globe, Malaysia included. Compared to previous years, the report this year comprises an outlook and projection of the landscape of the state of human rights globally.
An Iranian juvenile offender whose fate and whereabouts had been unknown since he was due to be executed in February was able to call his relatives from prison over the weekend, ending five months of unbearable suffering by his loved ones, who did not know what had happened to him, Amnesty International revealed.
Amnesty International, KontraS, LBH Rakyat Maluku, and Humanum call on the Indonesian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Johan Teterissa eight years after he was arrested for leading a peaceful demonstration in Ambon, Maluku. His release will be consistent with President Joko Widodo’s expressed commitment made in May to release all political prisoners in Indonesia.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NEWS FLASH By sentencing Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi and 102 others, including senior Muslim Brotherhood members, to death today, the Egyptian authorities have once again demonstrated the appalling state of the country’s justice system, Amnesty International said.
Taiwan’s High Court should grant a fair retrial to the country’s longest serving death row inmate, after two police officers came forward to corroborate his claims he was tortured to confess to the crime, Amnesty International said.
Pakistan must immediately halt the imminent execution of a man whose lawyers maintain was a juvenile at the time of his alleged crime and who claims to have been tortured into a “confession”, Amnesty International said.
A Nigerian torture victim wrongfully sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was 16 years old has been pardoned following intensive campaigning from Amnesty International supporters across the world.
The Iranian authorities are believed to have executed an astonishing 694 people between 1 January and 15 July 2015, said Amnesty International today, in an unprecedented spike in executions in the country.
The decision by President Edgar Lungu to commute the sentences of 332 prisoners awaiting death by hanging to life imprisonment is a laudable first step and a ‘triumph’ for the right to life, said Amnesty International today.
The Japanese authorities are attempting to avoid public scrutiny by carrying out its first execution this year while the country’s attention is focused elsewhere, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
There is no coup in the country to topple the ruling government. But an outsider, reading news about police clampdown, arrests for peaceful protests and the hauling up of people for sedition, would think there is one happening.
Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, also known as “Zunar”, is facing nine charges under the draconian Sedition Act for tweets criticizing the judiciary. If convicted of all nine charges he faces up to 43 years in prison.
Malaysian Kho Jabing, who has exhausted all legal appeals available to him, has applied for clemency from the President of Singapore on 27 April. If Kho Jabing’s appeal is rejected, he will be at risk of imminent execution.