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Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Afghanistan

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Afghanistan

28/02/2017

The intensifying conflict resulted in widespread human rights violations and abuses. Thousands of civilians were killed, injured or displaced in the violence, while ongoing insecurity restricted access to education, health and other services.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Sri Lanka

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Sri Lanka

24/02/2017

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Head of state and government: Maithripala Sirisena Sri Lanka continued to pursue commitments to deliver accountability for alleged crimes under international law, although the process was slow.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Nepal

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Nepal

24/02/2017

Tens of thousands of people continued to be denied the right to adequate housing and other human rights following the 2015 earthquake. Marginalized groups expressed dissatisfaction with constitutional amendments, on the grounds that they did not address discriminatory clauses. The use of torture and unnecessary or excessive force against protesters in the Tarai region were not effectively investigated. There was little progress on justice for the grave human rights violations committed during t

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Bangladesh

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Bangladesh

24/02/2017

Armed groups claiming to act in the name of Islam killed dozens of people in targeted attacks, including foreign nationals, secular activists and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The government’s response was marked by human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, unlawful killings, torture and other ill-treatment. The right to freedom of expression was further restricted as the government applied repressive laws and pressed crimi

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Pakistan

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Pakistan

23/02/2017

Armed groups continued to carry out targeted attacks against civilians, including government employees, which resulted in hundreds of casualties. Security forces, particularly paramilitary Rangers in Karachi, committed human rights violations with almost total impunity. Executions continued, often after unfair trials. State and non-state actors discriminated against religious minorities.