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Egypt must end 'vindictive' detention of Al Jazeera journalists

9 April 2014

Egypt’s continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement is “vindictive", said Amnesty International.

Europe: "We ask for justice": Europe's failure to protect Roma From Racist Violence

8 April 2014

On 24 July 2012, more than 800 Roma and Ashkali people displaced from Kosovo had their homes and possessions destroyed following a fire at their settlement in the outskirts of Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica. Amnesty International is calling on the authorities to immediately provide them with adequate alternative accommodation.

Roma in Europe: Demanding justice and protection in the face of violence

8 April 2014

European states are failing to curb and in some cases even fuelling discrimination, intimidation and violence against Roma, Amnesty International said on International Roma Day on 8 April.

Czech Republic: “Maybe this is what it was like during Hitler’s era”

8 April 2014

When Romani children in the city of České Budějovice, in southern Czech Republic, wake up scared in the middle of the night, it is not for fear of imaginary monsters.

France: “They said they would have killed us if we stayed”

8 April 2014

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.

Greece: “My children are afraid, they don’t want to return to the house”

8 April 2014

The nearly 350,000 Roma living in Greece have been at the receiving end of discrimination and intolerance for generations.

USA: Texas Governor must stop execution of Mexican man with mental disability

8 April 2014

Rick Perry must stop Wednesday’s execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas, a Mexican national with a mental disability.

USA: Texas Governor must stop execution of Mexican man with mental disability

8 April 2014

Rick Perry must stop Wednesday’s execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas, a Mexican national with a mental disability.

Russian court forces closure of prominent human rights NGO

8 April 2014

St Petersburg City Court denies the appeal of prominent Russian non-governmental organization, Memorial, against a previous court order to register as a “foreign agent”.

USA/UK: Snowden alleges spy agencies have targeted human rights defenders

8 April 2014

Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s latest allegations point to a very real risk that human rights defenders, including Amnesty International staff, have been the targets of mass surveillance by US and British spy agencies. 

 

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