Human rights advocates everywhere celebrated the conviction of Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday, April 7th, for crimes committed during his time in office. In a landmark decision, Peru's Supreme Court concluded that Fujimori bore personal responsibility for three massacres during the 1990s, including the case of La Cantuta in which nine university students were kidnapped and killed.
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Help Unfreeze the Assets of Human Rights Defenders (Egypt: UA 81/16)
An Egyptian court has upheld an asset freeze against five human rights defenders and three NGOs. They may now face trial on spurious charges that include accepting funding illegally, operating unlicensed groups and damaging the country’s “national security”.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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