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Japan: NHK chief’s sexual slavery comments an “insult”

The new head of Japan’s national broadcaster NHK defence of the country’s wartime military sexual slavery is deplorable, said Amnesty International. 

المغرب: تعديل الأحكام المتعلقة بالاغتصاب يعتبر خطوة في الاتجاه الصحيح - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  المغرب: تعديل الأحكام المتعلقة بالاغتصاب يعتبر خطوة في الاتجاه الصحيح قالت منظمة تالعفو الدولية اليوم إن تصويت البرلمان المغربي على تعديل قانون ينص على أنه لم يعد بمقدور المغتصبين الإفلات من الملاحقة القضائية عن طريق الزواج من ضحاياهم إذا ك تصويت البرلمان المغربي على تعديل قانون ينص على أنه لم يعد بمقدور المغتصبين الإفلات من الملاحقة القضائية عن طريق الزواج من ضحاياهم إذا كنَّ دون الثامنة عشرة من العمر، يعتبر خطوة مهمة في الاتجاه السليم Media Node:  Amina Filali AR Twitter Tag:  morocco Story Location:  rabat المغرب - الصحراء الغربية 34° 1' 15.24" N, 6° 50' 29.76" E “إن تصويت اليوم يعدُّ خطوة مرحَّب بها، بيد أن المغرب لا يزال بحاجة إلى استراتيجية شاملة لحماية النساء والفتيات من العنف، بحيث تسهم فيها جماعات الدفاع عن حقوق المرأة، التي أُقصيت من المشاركة في العملية حتى الآن” Source:  حسيبة حاج صحراوي، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 22/01/2014

India: Another horrific gang-rape must be investigated - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  India: Another horrific gang-rape must be investigated Authorities must investigate the alleged gang-rape of a 20-year-old adivasi woman in Birbhum, West Bengal, on 20 January 2013 and bring to justice those responsible, Amnesty International said. The adivasi woman was allegedly gang-raped on the orders of an unelected all-male village council as punishment for falling in love with a Muslim man. Media Node:  India gang-rape Twitter Tag:  india Story Location:  India 22° 1' 6.366" N, 77° 41' 43.1268" E “The West Bengal police must thoroughly investigate this alleged gang rape, and bring to justice those responsible. Authorities must also ensure that the woman and her family receive immediate and adequate police protection.” Source:  Divya Iyer, Senior Researcher, Amnesty International India Date:  Thu, 23/01/2014

Morocco: Amendment of rape provision is a step in the right direction - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  Morocco: Amendment of rape provision is a step in the right direction The Moroccan Parliament's vote to amend a law so that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18 is an important step in the right direction, Amnesty In Vote by Parliament means that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18. Media Node:  Amina Filali Twitter Tag:  morocco Story Location:  rabat Morocco 34° 1' 15.24" N, 6° 50' 29.76" E “Today’s vote is a welcome step but Morocco still needs a comprehensive strategy to protect women and girls from violence, with input from women’s rights groups who have been excluded from the process so far.” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 22/01/2014

Honduras : « Ils ne peuvent pas nous couper les ailes » - 7 December 2013

Headline Title:  Honduras : « Ils ne peuvent pas nous couper les ailes » Depuis plus de 30 ans, une organisation hondurienne de défense des droits humains représente la lueur de l’espoir pour les gens dont les droits fondamentaux ont été violés. Depuis plus de 30 ans, une organisation hondurienne de défense des droits humains représente la lueur de l’espoir pour les gens dont les droits fondamentaux ont été violés. Media Node:  LWM - COFADEH_fr LWM - COFADEH founder_fr LWM - COFADEH HRDs_fr At a Glance:  PASSEZ À L'ACTIONCOFADEH - Des défenseur(e)s des droits humains menacé(e)s Story Location:  Honduras 15° 9' 13.6548" N, 87° 46' 50.7432" W “Au Honduras, il est dangereux de militer pour la défense des droits humains. Des journalistes, des avocats, des syndicalistes et des leaders indigènes et paysans ont été tués en raison de leur travail en faveur des droits humains.” URL:  Transforming Pain into Hope, Human Rights Defenders in the Americas Description:  Les défenseurs des droits humains aux Amériques URL:  Écrire pour les droits 2013 Description:  Page de campagne URL:  Ils ne peuvent pas nous couper les ailes Description:  Lisez cet article sur LE FIL, le magazine d'Amnesty International

Honduras: ‘They can’t clip our wings’ - 7 December 2013

Headline Title:  Honduras: ‘They can’t clip our wings’ For over 30 years, a group of human rights defenders in Honduras has been a beacon of hope for people whose rights have been violated. For over 30 years, a group of human rights defenders in Honduras has been a beacon of hope for people whose rights have been violated. Media Node:  LWM - COFADEH LWM - COFADEH founder LWM - COFADEH HRDs At a Glance:  TAKE ACTIONCOFADEH: Human rights defenders under threat Story Location:  Honduras 15° 9' 13.6548" N, 87° 46' 50.7432" W “Standing up for human rights in Honduras is dangerous. Journalists, lawyers, trade unionists, Indigenous and peasant farmer leaders have been killed because of their work to defend human rights.” URL:  Transforming Pain into Hope, Human Rights Defenders in the Americas Description:  Human rights defenders in the Americas URL:  Write for Rights 2013 Description:  Campaign page URL:  'They can't clip our wings' Description:  Read this in The Wire - Amnesty's campaign magazine

Les autorités maliennes doivent libérer les enfants emprisonnés

Les autorités maliennes doivent immédiatement remettre en liberté cinq enfants qui sont maintenus en captivité depuis plus de sept mois dans un centre de détention militaire, a déclaré Amnesty International samedi 30 novembre à l’occasion du lancement, à Bamako, de son rapport Agenda pour les droits humains. Les autorités maliennes doivent immédiatement remettre en liberté cinq enfants qui sont maintenus en captivité depuis plus de sept mois dans un centre de détention militaire, a déclaré Amnesty Inte

Malian authorities must release children detained in prison

The Malian authorities must immediately release five children that have been detained in a military detention centre for over seven months, says Amnesty International today as it releases a Human Rights Agenda for Mali, in the country’s capital. The Malian authorities must immediately release five children that have been detained in a military detention centre for over seven months, says Amnesty International today as it releases a

Les autorités maliennes doivent libérer les enfants emprisonnés - 30 November 2013

Headline Title:  Mali : les autorités doivent libérer les enfants emprisonnés Les autorités maliennes doivent immédiatement remettre en liberté cinq enfants qui sont maintenus en captivité depuis plus de sept mois dans un centre de détention militaire, a déclaré Amnesty Inte Les autorités maliennes doivent immédiatement remettre en liberté cinq enfants qui sont maintenus en captivité depuis plus de sept mois dans un centre de détention militaire, a déclaré Amnesty International samedi 30 novembre à l’occasion du lancement, à Bamako, de son rapport Agenda pour les droits humains. Media Node:  Mali agenda for change_FR Story Location:  United Kingdom 12° 37' 31.9908" N, 8° 0' 43.6428" W See map: Google Maps “Nous avons été horrifiés à la vue de ces jeunes garçons, traumatisés, détenus avec des adultes dans des conditions déplorables. Il s’agit d’une violation évidente du droit national et du droit international, et ils doivent être immédiatement remis en liberté.” Source:  Salil Shetty, secrétaire général d'Amnesty International Date:  Sat, 30/11/2013

Malian authorities must release children detained in prison - 30 November 2013

Headline Title:  Malian authorities must release children detained in prison The Malian authorities must immediately release five children that have been detained in a military detention centre for over seven months, says Amnesty International today as it releases a The Malian authorities must immediately release five children that have been detained in a military detention centre for over seven months, says Amnesty International today as it releases a Human Rights Agenda for Mali, in the country’s capital. Media Node:  Mali agenda for change Story Location:  United Kingdom 12° 37' 31.9908" N, 8° 0' 43.6428" W See map: Google Maps “We were horrified to see these traumatized young boys detained in poor conditions, along with adults. This is a clear violation of national and international law and they must be released immediately.” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International Date:  Sat, 30/11/2013 URL:  An Agenda for Human Rights in Mali Description:  Report, 30 November 2013

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