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France: Forced evictions at Calais camps risk exacerbating health concerns - 28 May 2014

Headline Title:  France: Forced evictions at Calais camps risk exacerbating health concerns Today's expulsion of an estimated 700 migrants and asylum-seekers from camps in northern France risks aggravating the health problems that the authorities say prompted the evictions, Amnesty Intern French police encircled makeshift settlements occupied by migrants and asylum-seekers in the Calais area and began a process of dismantling them. Media Node:  calais Twitter Tag:  france Story Location:  United Kingdom 50° 30' 54.6228" N, 1° 56' 0.9384" E See map: Google Maps “Evicting people is not the answer; a well-thought-out and appropriate healthcare plan is what is needed.” Source:  Amnesty International's Jezerca Tigani

Francia: “Dijeron que, si nos quedábamos, nos matarían” - 8 April 2014

Headline Title:  “Dijeron que, si nos quedábamos, nos matarían” Ataques, discriminación, desalojos violentos, falta de hogar y pobreza extrema. Ataques, discriminación, desalojos violentos, falta de hogar y pobreza extrema. La vida para las 20.000 personas romaníes que viven en Francia –en su mayoría inmigrantes– dista mucho de la imagen idílica que el país intenta presentar. Media Node:  Roma France_es At a Glance:  Angry mobs, racism and abuse: Life for Roma in EuropeRepública Checa: “A lo mejor esto es lo que pasaba en la época de Hitler”Grecia: “Mis hijos tienen miedo, no quieren volver a aquella casa”Actúa: Unidos contra el odio Twitter Tag:  RomaRights Story Location:  Francia 48° 0' 16.65" N, 3° 41' 29.0616" E “Dijeron que, si nos quedábamos, nos matarían. Las mujeres y los niños estaban aterrados y se echaron a llorar. Llamé a la policía, que al cabo de unos minutos vino y nos dijo que teníamos que marcharnos inmediatamente. Recogimos sólo algunas de nuestras cosas y nos fuimos a toda prisa. Inmediatamente, prendieron fuego al resto de nuestras cosas.” Source:  Residente romaní de Les Créneaux, un barrio al norte de Marsella “El pueblo romaní tiene mucho miedo de la policía. Suelo llevar a los niños al hospital para tratamiento médico, y cada vez que ven a un policía se asustan” Source:  S, romaní que vivía en un asentamiento informal y que ahora trabaja de asistente social. URL:  Romaníes en Europa: Exigir justicia y protección frente a la violencia Description:  Noticia, 8 de abril de 2014. URL:  "We ask for justice”: Europe’s failure to protect Roma from racist violence Description:  Informe, 8 de abril de 2014. URL:  República Checa: “A lo mejor esto es lo que pasaba en la época de Hitler” Description:  Artículo, 8 de abril de 2014. URL:  Grecia: “Mis hijos tienen miedo, no quieren volver a aquella casa” Description:  Artículo, 8 de abril de 2014. URL:  Unidos contra el odio Description:  ¡Actúa!

France : « Ils ont dit qu’ils nous tueraient si nous restions. » - 8 April 2014

Headline Title:  « Ils ont dit qu’ils nous tueraient si nous restions. »   Attaques, discrimination, expulsions violentes, privation de logement et extrême pauvreté. La vie des 20 000 Roms de France – dont la plupart sont des migrants – est bien loin de l’image idyllique que le pays essaie de donner. Media Node:  Roma France_fr At a Glance:  Foules en colère, racisme et violences : la vie des Roms en EuropeRépublique tchèque : « C’était peut-être comme ça du temps d’Hitler. »France : « Ils ont dit qu’ils nous tueraient si nous restions. »Grèce : « Mes enfants ont peur, ils ne veulent pas retourner à la maison. »Passez à l'action ! Pour lutter ensemble contre la haine : Stand Together Against Hate Twitter Tag:  RomaRights Story Location:  France 48° 0' 16.65" N, 3° 41' 29.0616" E “Ils ont dit qu’ils nous tueraient si nous restions. Les femmes et les enfants étaient terrifiés et se sont mis à pleurer. J’ai appelé la police, qui est venue au bout de quelques minutes et nous a dit que nous devions partir immédiatement. Nous n’avons pris qu’une partie de nos affaires puis nous sommes partis précipitamment. Ils ont tout de suite mis le feu au reste de nos affaires.” Source:  Un résident rom of des Créneaux, un quartier du nord de Marseille “Les Roms ont vraiment peur de la police. J’emmène généralement les enfants à l’hôpital pour qu’ils se fassent soigner et ils sont effrayés dès qu’ils voient des policiers. ” Source:  S., un Rom qui vivait auparavant dans un campement informel et occupe désormais un emploi de travailleur social URL:  En butte aux violences, les Roms d’Europe réclament justice et protection Description:  Nouvelle, 8 avril 2014. URL:  « Nous réclamons justice ». L'Europe doit protéger davantage les Roms contre les violences racistes Description:  Rapport, 8 avril 2014. URL:  République tchèque : « C’était peut-être comme ça du temps d’Hitler. » Description:  Article, 8 avril 2014. URL:  Grèce : « Mes enfants ont peur, ils ne veulent pas retourner à la maison. » Description:  Article, 8 avril 2014. URL:  Stand Together Against Hate Description:  Action en ligne

France: “They said they would have killed us if we stayed” - 8 April 2014

Headline Title:  “They said they would have killed us if we stayed” Attacks, discrimination, violent evictions, homelessness and extreme poverty. Attacks, discrimination, violent evictions, homelessness and extreme poverty. Life for the 20,000 Roma in France – most of them migrants – is a far cry from the idyllic image the country tries to portray. Media Node:  Roma France At a Glance:  Angry mobs, racism and abuse: Life for Roma in EuropeCzech Republic: “Maybe this is what it was like during Hitler’s era”France: “They said they would have killed us if we stayed”Greece: “My children are afraid, they don’t want to return to the house”Take Action!: Stand Together Against Hate Twitter Tag:  RomaRights Story Location:  France 48° 0' 16.65" N, 3° 41' 29.0616" E “They said they would have killed us if we stayed. Women and children were terrified and started crying. I called the police, they came after a few minutes and told us we had to leave immediately. We just took some of our stuff and then we rushed away. They immediately set alight the rest of our stuff. ” Source:  A roma resident of Les Créneaux, a neighbourhood in northern Marseille “Roma people are really scared of the police. I usually take kids to the hospital for medical treatment and they are afraid whenever they see the police. ” Source:  S, a Roma man who lived in an informal settlement and now works as a social worker. URL:  Roma in Europe: Demanding justice and protection in the face of violence Description:  News Story, 8 April 2014. URL:  "We ask for justice”: Europe’s failure to protect Roma from racist violence Description:  Report, 8 April 2014. URL:  Czech Republic: “Maybe this is what it was like during Hitler’s era” Description:  Feature, 8 April 2014. URL:  Greece: “My children are afraid, they don’t want to return to the house” Description:  Feature, 8 April 2014. URL:  Stand Together Against Hate Description:  Take Action!

France: Ukrainian refugee in urgent need of protection - 14 February 2014

Headline Title:  France: Ukrainian refugee in urgent need of protection   The French authorities must ensure the protection of a Ukrainian political refugee who sustained a horrific attack in his home in Strasbourg earlier this week, said Amnesty International. Media Node:  Andrei Fedosov Story Location:  France 47° 18' 34.074" N, 5° 1' 39.4248" E “This is an extremely worrying development. During the EuroMaydan anti-government protests activists have been abducted and tortured by unknown assailants in Ukraine, and at least four protesters have died. This is the first time that someone has been targeted across international borders” Source:  Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s expert on Ukraine URL:  Ukraine: Activist abducted, tortured and ‘crucified’ Description:  News story, 31 January 2014 URL:  Ukraine: Euromaydan organizer disappeared: Dmitrii Bulatov Description:  Urgent action, 24 January 2014 URL:  Ukraine must act immediately to halt escalation of violence Description:  News story, 22 January 2014

France: Stop extradition threatening Kazakhstani dissident with torture

The French government must not allow the extradition of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, Amnesty International said today, shortly after a French court ruled that he should be sent to Russia or Ukraine to face fraud charges The French government must not allow the extradition of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, Amnesty International said today, shortly after a French court ruled that he shoul

Francia: Es preciso detener la extradición de un disidente kazajo expuesto a sufrir tortura

El gobierno francés no debe permitir la extradición del banquero y destacado miembro de la oposición kazaja Mukhtar Ablyazov, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional hoy, poco después de haber decidido un tribunal francés que sea enviado a Rusia o Ucrania para afrontar allí cargos de fraude. El gobierno francés no debe permitir la extradición del banquero y destacado miembro de la oposición kazaja Mukhtar Ablyazov, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional hoy, poco después de haber decidi

France. Il ne faut pas qu’un dissident kazakh qui risque d’être torturé soit extradé

Le gouvernement français ne doit pas autoriser l’extradition du banquier et opposant kazakh Moukhtar Abliazov, a déclaré Amnesty International jeudi 9 janvier, peu de temps après qu’un tribunal français a statué que cet homme devait être envoyé en Russie ou en Ukraine où il est inculpé de fraude. Le gouvernement français ne doit pas autoriser l’extradition du banquier et opposant kazakh Moukhtar Abliazov, a déclaré Amnesty International jeudi 9 janvier, peu de temps après qu’un tribuna

France: Stop extradition threatening Kazakhstani dissident with torture - 9 January 2014

Headline Title:  France: Stop extradition threatening Kazakhstani dissident with torture The French government must not allow the extradition of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, Amnesty International said today, shortly after a French court ruled that he shoul The French government must not allow the extradition of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, Amnesty International said today, shortly after a French court ruled that he should be sent to Russia or Ukraine to face fraud charges. Media Node:  Mukhtar Ablyazov Story Location:  France 43° 35' 47.5368" N, 5° 8' 19.878" E “Not only do we have fears that Ablyazov would not get a fair trial in Russia or Ukraine, there is the real danger that he will eventually end up in Kazakhstan, where he will be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment” Source:  Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights Date:  Thu, 09/01/2014 URL:  Spain: Further Information: Kazakhstani man risks torture if extradited: Aleksandr Pavlov Description:  Urgent action, 13 December 2013 URL:  Spain set to extradite man to Kazakhstan despite torture risk Description:  Press release, 8 November 2013 URL:  France: Ensure safety of Kazakhstani Opposition Figure Description:  Press release, 1 August 2013 URL:  Returns to Torture: Extradition, Forcible Returns and Removals to Central Asia Description:  Report, 3 July 2013

Francia: Récord de desalojos forzosos

El gobierno francés no ha cumplido sus promesas de poner fin al círculo vicioso de reiterados desalojos forzosos de romaníes, que han llegado a cifras récord, ha dicho Amnistía Internacional en un informe publicado hoy. La organización pide que se prohíban todos los desalojos forzosos. El gobierno francés no ha cumplido sus promesas de poner fin al círculo vicioso de reiterados desalojos forzosos de romaníes,  que han llegado a cifras récord, ha dicho Amnistía Internacional

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