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Author: Amnesty International
ISBN13: 978-0862102258
Title: Getting Away with Murder: Political Killings and "Disappearance" in the 1990s
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Language: English
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Publisher: Amnesty International UK (January 1, 1993)
Pages: 126

Getting Away with Murder: Political Killings and "Disappearance" in the 1990s by Amnesty International

No current Talk conversations about this book. Mass murderers are still on the loose. Early one morning in July 1992, Peruvian soldiers entered La Cantuta university campus on the outskirts of Lima and forced students to lie on the floor.

Chapter 7 discusses the concepts of "disappearance" and political killings and analyzes how they are carried out, giving examples. Chapter 8 describes the development of international human rights instruments which prohibit these abuses and chapters 9-11 deal with prevention, investigation and bringing the perpetrators to justice

by Amnesty International. Publication date 1994. Topics Civil rights, Political persecution, Political crimes and offenses. Publisher Amsterdam : Amnesty International. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Includes bibliographical references and index. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on May 1, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Getting Away With Murder. CPJ's 2015 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free. Published October 8, 2015 The ambush of a convoy in South Sudan and the hacking deaths of bloggers in Bangladesh this year propelled the two nations onto CPJ's Global Impunity Index, which spotlights countries where journalists are murdered and their killers go unpunished. Colombia exited the index as fatal violence against journalists receded further into that country's past. As in Iraq, the group is believed to be responsible for additional kidnappings and killings. of journalists in Syria that CPJ has not been able to confirm. The numbers show that the political will needed to prosecute those who silence journalists, many of whom investigate corruption or report critically on local leadership, is absent.

In 2015, Amnesty International reported that "more than 40 people were killed in May during a police operation in Tanhuato" in the state of Michoacan, and that journalists had also "alleged that 16 unarmed people were killed by federal police officers and other security forces in Apatzingan, Michoacan, in January. Of course, blame for the situation in Mexico extends far beyond the cartels and the government. Zoom out to the big picture and you run smack into Mexico's northern neighbour, the United States, the source of both the demand for drugs and the drug criminalisation policies that make the whole trafficking business so lucrative in the first place.

And there’s another factor: The international political environment may be enabling such killings. Rather than fearing retribution from the other side, these regimes currently enjoy support and backing from the United States, or at least from President Donald Trump, who studiously avoids voicing any criticism of the world’s major strongman regimes. Many of the Soviet acts were not known until some KGB archives were leaked by defector Vasili Mitrokhin in the 1990s; others may still be unknown. By comparison, today’s assassins usually have their identities and nationalities revealed by police, governments or citizen investigators within days, not just because digital technology makes such investigations easier, but because their tradecraft is often shockingly sloppy and they sometimes use substances that are easily traced to their home country. Consider these recent cases: Story continues below advertisement.

Worse, the killers are getting away with murder. She said in 2017, 549 deaths were recorded across 14 states while thousands were displaced. In 2017, clashes between nomadic herdsmen and local farmers resulted in at least 549 deaths and thousands displaced across Enugu, Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Cross Rivers, Adamawa, Katsina, Delta and Ekiti states, she said. The government must totally overturn its response to these deadly clashes to avoid this crisis getting out of control. An Amnesty International team visited the villages in the aftermath of the air raids and gathered witness testimony from residents who described being attacked by a fighter jet and a military helicopter as they attempted to flee. Launching air raids is not a legitimate law enforcement method by anyone’s standard.

Then there are political rights which entitle a person to contest an election and to vote freely, without any fear for a candidate of his or her choice. Human rights and their implementation, practice and protection are a benchmark of a truly developed, civilized and democratic society. This is stated in the Amnesty s report titled Getting away with Murder, Political Killings and Disappearances. This report contains several examples of human rights abuse in countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The report states that deliberated killings are a matter of policy in some Indian states, like Punjab. Amnesty International, however, acknowledges that anti-nationalist. Essay, Paragraph or Speech on My Favourite Book Complete English Essay, Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes. CPJ’s 2010 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free. New York, April 20, 2010-Deadly, unpunished violence against the press has soared in the Philippines and Somalia, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index, a list of countries where journalists are killed regularly and governments fail to solve the crimes. CPJ is releasing the 2010 Impunity Index to coincide with an international summit on impunity being held today and Wednesday in New York. The summit will convene press defenders and journalists from around the world to coordinate and improve strategies to reverse deadly violence against the press. Impunity in media killings is acute in South Asia. Six nations in the region-Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India-are included on the 2010 list.

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