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IOC urged to uphold human rights - 10 February 2014

Headline Title:  IOC urged to uphold human rights The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said today.  Media Node:  IOC Sochi Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 23' 53.07" N, 42° 5' 58.5924" E “The IOC must take the Russian leadership to task over its blatant violations of human rights in the context of the Games. Not doing so would be a betrayal of the Olympic Charter’s stated goal to uphold the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International URL:  Serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games Description:  Open letter, 10 February 2014 URL:  Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week Description:  News story, 5 February 2014 URL:  ‘I’m afraid the future will be a nightmare’ Description:  Blog, 5 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014

IOC called to uphold human rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said

El mundo entero contra la homofobia rusa mientras la llama olímpica llega a Sochi

Mientras hoy, en vísperas de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, se celebran en ciudades de todo el mundo protestas para denunciar la discriminación constante y abiertamente homófoba existente en Rusia, una delegación de Amnistía Internacional está disponible para ser entrevistada en Sochi y Moscú.  Mientras hoy, en vísperas de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, se celebran en ciudades de todo el mundo protestas para denunciar la discriminación constante y abiertamente homófoba existente en Rus

Cuenta atrás de los Juegos de Sochi: Segundo preso de conciencia encarcelado en Rusia esta semana

En un juicio breve y manifiestamente injusto en el que no estuvo presente ningún abogado, las autoridades rusas han condenado esta mañana al activista medioambiental Igor Kharchenko a cinco días de detención por supuestamente “desobedecer órdenes legítimas de la policía”, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional, añadiendo que Kharchenko es el segundo preso de conciencia del país detenido desde el lunes.   En un juicio breve y manifiestamente injusto en el que no estuvo presente ningún abogado, las autoridades rusas han condenado esta mañana al activista medioambiental Igor Kharchenko a cinco días de

Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week

In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purportedly “resisting legitimate police orders”, Amnesty International said as it named him the country’s second new prisoner of conscience since Monday.   In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purporte

Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week - 5 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sochi Olympics countdown: Second prisoner of conscience jailed in days In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purporte In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian environmental activist Igor Kharchenko became the country’s second new prisoner of conscience in the week leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics.  Media Node:  Sochi 2nd POC Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 15' 30.3444" N, 39° 0' 34.938" E “Sportsmanship and fair play are hallmarks of the Olympic spirit, but the Russian authorities seem to have thrown out the rule book in favour of silencing critical voices ahead of the Games ” Source:  Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director Date:  Wed, 05/02/2014 URL:  Russia: Another environmentalist in custody as his NGO forced to scrap Sochi report launch Description:  News story, 4 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014 URL:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end repression in Russia Description:  News story, 31 January 2014

Rusia: Otro ecologista detenido y su ONG obligada a renunciar a la presentación de informe sobre Sochi

El nuevo arresto hoy de otro activista medioambiental en la región rusa de Krasnodar, donde el 7 de febrero se inaugurarán los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de Sochi, así como su breve detención anoche junto con cinco de sus colegas, confirman los crecientes esfuerzos por reprimir a la sociedad civil antes de los Juegos. El nuevo arresto hoy de otro activista medioambiental en la región rusa de Krasnodar, donde se inaugurarán los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de Sochi el 7 de febrero, así como su breve detención ano

Russie. Un autre écologiste est arrêté tandis que son ONG est forcée d’annuler le lancement d’un rapport sur Sotchi

L’arrestation, mardi 4 février, d’un nouveau militant écologiste dans la région de Krasnodar (Russie), où les Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Sotchi s’ouvriront vendredi 7 février, ainsi que son bref passage en détention pendant la nuit de lundi 3 février, ne font que confirmer la multiplication des manœuvres visant à faire taire la société civile avant les Jeux. L’arrestation, mardi 4 février, d’un nouveau militant écologiste dans la région de Krasnodar (Russie), où les Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Sotchi s’ouvriront vendredi 7 février, ainsi que s

 مئات الآلاف من الناس يلتمسون من بوتين وقف القمع في روسيا - 31 January 2014

Headline Title:   مئات الآلاف من الناس يلتمسون من بوتين وقف القمع في روسيا تحدت راقصة باليه مقيدة اليدين الطقس البرد القارس في موسكو بالأمس من أجل مشاركة ناشطي منظمة العفو الدولية في تسليم عريضة وقع عليها أكثر من 330000 شخص يحثون الرئيس فلاديمير تحدت راقصة باليه مقيدة اليدين الطقس البرد القارس في موسكو من أجل مشاركة ناشطي منظمة العفو الدولية في تسليم عريضة وقع عليها أكثر من 330000 شخص يحثون الرئيس فلاديمير بوتين فيها على نقض التشريعات القمعية في البلاد Media Node:  Ballerina AR Story Location:  Russia 62° 20' 45.132" N, 73° 7' 44.3928" E URL:  Russia: Platon Lebedev release welcome but falls short of justice Description:  Press Release, 23 January 2014 URL:  Russia: Harassment will continue despite Putin’s amnesty Description:  News Story, 23 December 2013 URL:  Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations Description:  News Story, 3 October 2013 URL:  Russia: Human rights activists: Voices from the ground Description:  Document, 3 October 2013

Russia: Another environmentalist in custody as his NGO forced to scrap Sochi report launch - 4 February 2014

Headline Title:  Russia: Another environmentalist in custody ahead of Sochi Olympics   The re-arrest today of yet another environmental activist ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, as well as his brief detention along with five colleagues last night, are more evidence of growing efforts to clamp down on civil society ahead of the Games.   Media Node:  Sochi environmentalists Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 45° 20' 52.4364" N, 39° 25' 8.202" E “Just days away from the official opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Russian authorities are using every trick in the book to muzzle freedom of expression and silence dissenting voices” Source:  Sergei Nikitin, Director of Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Date:  Tue, 04/02/2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014 URL:  Russian Federation: Further information: Environmental activist detained for swearing: Yevgeniy Vitishko Description:  Urgent action, 3 February 2014 URL:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end of repression in Russia Description:  News story, 31 January 2014 URL:  Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations Description:  News story, 3 October 2013

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