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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Urgent Action Update: Crackdown On Human Rights Defenders Continues (Egypt: UA 81/16)
The El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence was raided by police and shut down on 9 February. The Egyptian authorities’ crackdown on human rights organizations, with a politically-motivated investigation underway, could result in numerous leading human rights defenders facing life imprisonment.
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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