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UN Security Council: Adoption of resolution offers first sign of hope for Syria - 22 February 2014

Headline Title:  UN Security Council: Adoption of resolution offers first sign of hope for Syria   The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimous vote to adopt a resolution addressing humanitarian aid and human rights abuses in Syria is a significant step towards alleviating the suffering in Syria, said Amnesty International.  Media Node:  Syria Twitter Tag:  Syria Story Location:  United Kingdom 35° 17' 9.546" N, 38° 0' 45.702" E See map: Google Maps “The resolution adopted today is long overdue but it throws a lifeline to more than a quarter of a million people living under siege in Syria and 9.3 million civilians in need of humanitarian aid, by offering a tangible sign of hope for an end to their suffering ” Source:  José Luis Díaz, Head of Amnesty International’s UN office in New York. Date:  Sat, 22/02/2014 “The true test will be how far the Syrian government and armed opposition groups will abide by the demands of the resolution. Unless there is palpable improvement in the situation on the ground the resolution will not change things and the Security Council then has to act accordingly.” Source:  José Luis Díaz URL:  UN Security Council must not fail Syria’s besieged civilians again Description:  News Story, 13 February 2014. URL:  Joint NGO Statement on Geneva II Talks Description:  Press release, 22 January 2014. URL:  Syria peace conference must act on allegations of 'industrial-scale' torture and killings in custody Description:  News story, 21 January 2014. URL:  Syria peace conference must end starvation for besieged civilians Description:  News story, 16 January 2014.

Ukraine: Deeply troubling accounts of shootings amid clashes - 20 February 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Deeply troubling accounts of shootings amid clashes   The shooting of protesters, which is contributing to the spiralling death toll in Kyiv, is deeply troubling and must prompt a swift response to bring all those responsible to justice, Amnesty International urged.   Media Node:  Kyiv shootings At a Glance:  For live updates from Kyiv, follow Bogdan Ovcharuk of Amnesty International Ukraine on Twitter Twitter Tag:  EuroMaidan Story Location:  Ukraine 49° 32' 4.1208" N, 34° 37' 44.0616" E “This senseless loss of human life is deeply disturbing. The Ukrainian authorities must take all measures in their power to stop and prevent the unlawful use of force and firearms, both by police officers and any vigilante groups who are colluding with them. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 20/02/2014 URL:  Recommendations to the Ukrainian authorities on the use of force in policing demonstrations Description:  Policy document, 20 February 2014 URL:  Ukraine: Experts available for interview Description:  Press release, 19 February 2014 URL:  Ukraine: Sorry is not enough: Police impunity must end! Description:  Public statement, 11 February 2014 URL:  Amnesty International campaigns against police impunity in Ukraine Description:  Press release, 11 February 2014 URL:  Ukraine courts the EU abroad but curtails freedoms at home Description:  Blog, 29 November 2013

Vivir en medio del horror en República Centroafricana - 18 February 2014

Headline Title:  Vivir en medio del horror en República Centroafricana Donatella Rovera y Joanne Mariner, de Amnistía Internacional, informan sobre la última matanza en una localidad al oeste de Bangui, donde vieron los cadáveres de decenas de hombres y mujeres ab Donatella Rovera y Joanne Mariner, de Amnistía Internacional, informan sobre la última matanza en una localidad al oeste de Bangui, donde vieron los cadáveres de decenas de hombres y mujeres abandonados en la calle y encontraron a una niña de 11 años que había sobrevivido milagrosamente. Media Node:  CAR girl_es Story Location:  United Kingdom 4° 38' 49.6356" N, 18° 48' 34.5384" E See map: Google Maps “Las calles estaban llenas de cadáveres. Contamos 21, incluidos los de tres mujeres e incluso el de un bebé. Los perros se estaban comiendo algunos. Varios de los cadáveres de hombres estaban parcialmente quemados. El cuerpo de un hombre tenía los pies atados, señal de que había sido hecho prisionero antes de ejecutarlo.” “Acurrucada en la esquina de una casa abandonada, una niña de unos 11 años había sobrevivido a todo aquello. Se había quedado allí, sola, sin comida ni agua, durante cuatro días. Estaba aterrorizada, apenas podía hablar y la debilidad le impedía mantenerse en pie.” URL:  Hay que detener la limpieza étnica en República Centroafricana Description:  Acción URL:  República Centroafricana: Limpieza étnica y homicidios sectarios Description:  Comunicado de prensa, 12 de febrero de 2014 URL:  Contar cadáveres en República Centroafricana Description:  Blog, 12 de febrero de 2014 URL:  República Centroafricana: Mueren más de 50 musulmanes en dos ataques Description:  Comunicado de prensa, 24 de enero de 2014

Survivre au milieu des atrocités en République centrafricaine - 18 February 2014

Headline Title:  Survivre au milieu des atrocités en République centrafricaine   Donatella Rovera et Joanne Mariner nous parlent d’un massacre en République centrafricaine, dans une localité à l’ouest de Bangui. Les deux déléguées d’Amnesty International ont vu les corps de dizaines d’hommes et de femmes jonchant les rues de la ville et ont découvert une fillette de 11 ans qui avait survécu miraculeusement. Media Node:  CAR girl_FR Ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 4° 38' 49.6356" N, 18° 48' 34.5384" E See map: Google Maps “Les rues étaient jonchées de cadavres. Nous en avons dénombré 21, parmi lesquels trois femmes et un bébé. Il y avait des chiens qui dévoraient des corps. Les cadavres de certains hommes étaient en partie brûlés. L’un des hommes avait les pieds attachés, ce qui montre qu’il avait été fait prisonnier avant d’être exécuté. ” “Recroquevillée dans un coin dans une maison abandonnée, une petite fille de 11 ans environ avait survécu au massacre. Elle était là toute seule depuis quatre jours, sans rien à manger ni à boire. Elle était terrorisée. Elle pouvait à peine parler et ne tenait quasiment pas debout tant elle était faible. ” URL:  Halte au nettoyage ethnique en République centrafricaine Description:  Action en ligne URL:  République centrafricaine. Nettoyage ethnique et violences intercommunautaires Description:  Nouvelle/Synthèse, 12 février 2014. URL:  Compter les morts en République centrafricaine Description:  Billet de blog, 12 février 2014. URL:  République centrafricaine : plus de 50 musulmans ont été tués dans deux attaques Description:  Nouvelle, 24 janvier 2014

Life in the midst of horror in the Central African Republic - 18 February 2014

Headline Title:  Life in the midst of horror in the Central African Republic Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera and Joanne Mariner report on the latest massacre in a town West of Bangui, where they saw the remains of dozens of men and women littering the streets a Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera and Joanne Mariner report on the latest massacre in a town West of Bangui, where they saw dozens of bodies littering the streets and found an 11-year-old girl who had miraculously survived it all. Media Node:  CAR girl Ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic Story Location:  United Kingdom 4° 38' 49.6356" N, 18° 48' 34.5384" E See map: Google Maps “The streets were littered with bodies. We counted 21 including three women and even a baby. Dogs were feeding on some of the corpses. Some of the male victims were partially burned. The feet of one man had been tied together, evidence that that he had been taken prisoner before being executed.” “Crouching in the corner of an abandoned house, a girl about 11 years old had survived it all. She had been there, alone, without food or water, for four days. She was terrified, could hardly speak and was so weak she could not even stand.” URL:  Stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic Description:  Take action URL:  Central African Republic: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings Description:  News Story/Briefing, 12 February 2014. URL:  Counting bodies in the Central African Republic Description:  Blog, 12 February 2014. URL:  Central African Republic: More than 50 Muslims killed in two attacks Description:  News story, 24 January 2014

Carnage in northern Nigeria amounts to crimes against humanity - 17 February 2014

Headline Title:  Carnage in northern Nigeria amounts to crimes against humanity   Attacks by Islamist armed groups that have killed more than 200 people in recent weeks in northern Nigeria have been increasingly deadly and sophisticated, and amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said.  Media Node:  Nigeria Boko Haram attacks Story Location:  Nigeria 12° 48' 0.0612" N, 3° 57' 18.2808" E “These killings and the systematic campaign by armed groups targeting ordinary people constitute crimes against humanity.” Source:  Makmid Kamara, Nigeria Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 17/02/2014 “The extension of the state of emergency has not helped to reduce the violence in northern Nigeria. Scores are dead, hundreds of families have been separated and many people have been forced to flee their homes. ” Source:  Makmid Kamara URL:  Nigeria: Deaths of hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in custody requires investigation Description:  News story/briefing, 15 October 2013 URL:  Nigeria: Children slaughtered, schools under siege Description:  News story/report, 3 October 2013

يتعين على مجلس الأمن عدم تكرار خذلان المدنيين المحاصرين في سورية  
 - 13 February 2014

Headline Title:  يتعين على مجلس الأمن عدم تكرار خذلان المدنيين المحاصرين في سورية  
 صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم أن ما يناهز ربع مليون مدني في مناطق واقعة تحت الحصار في مختلف أرجاء سورية بحاجة ماسة إلى تكثيف مجلس الأمن لجهوده للدفع باتجاه السماح بدخول ما يناهز ربع مليون مدني في مناطق واقعة تحت الحصار في مختلف أرجاء سورية بحاجة ماسة إلى تكثيف مجلس الأمن لجهوده للدفع باتجاه السماح بدخول المساعدات الإنسانية دون عائق بغية وقف معاناتهم، وذلك عشية مناقشة المجلس مسودة قرار تقدمت به كل من أستراليا ولوكسمبورغ والأردن Media Node:  Yarmouk AR Story Location:  Syria 33° 30' 35.1936" N, 36° 19' 18.5916" E “مجلس الأمن قد أهدر مرارا وتكرارا فرصة التصدي للكارثة الحاصلة على الصعيد الإنساني وصعيد حقوق الإنسان، والتي تبلورت فصولها على مدار ثلاث سنوات من الاضطرابات في سورية… ويجب على أعضاء مجلي الأمن، لا سيما روسيا والصين، أن يتبنوا قرارا قوي اللهجة يتعلق بدحول المساعدات إلى سورية بحيث لا يكرروا خذلانهم للمدنيين المحاصرين في سورية ثانيةً” Source:  خوسيه لويس دياز مدير مكتب منظمة العفو الدولية في مقر الأمم المتحدة بنيويورك Date:  Thu, 13/02/2014 URL:  Joint NGO Statement on Geneva II Talks Description:  Press release, 22 January 2014 URL:  Syria peace conference must act on allegations of 'industrial-scale' torture and killings in custody Description:  News story, 21 January 2014 URL:  Syria peace conference must end starvation for besieged civilians Description:  News story, 16 January 2014

جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى: عمليات التطهير العرقي والقتل الطائفي - 12 February 2014

Headline Title:  جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى: عمليات التطهير العرقي والقتل الطائفي قالت منظمة العفو الدولية في تقرير صدر اليوم إن قوات حفظ السلام الدولية فشلت ف قالت منظمة العفو الدولية في تقرير صدر اليوم إن قوات حفظ السلام الدولية فشلت في منع عمليات التطهير العرقي التي وقعت ضد المدنيين المسلمين في الجزء الغربي من جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى  Media Node:  CAR ethnic cleansing AR At a Glance:  احصل على آخر تحديثات على تويتر من كبار المستشارين في برنامج مواجهة الأزمات بمنظمة العفو الدولية في الميدان ببنغوي:     جوان مارينر     دوناتيلا روفيرا  Twitter Tag:  CARcrisis Story Location:  Central African Republic 4° 24' 17.6904" N, 18° 32' 56.5512" E “إن مليشيات مكافحة البلطات تقوم بهجمات عنيفة في محاولة لتطهير جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى عرقياً من المسلمين” Source:  جوان مارينر، من كبار المستشارين في برنامج مواجهة الأزمات بمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 12/02/2014 “لقد فشلت قوات حفظ السلام في وقف العنف، وسكتت عن استخدامه في بعض الحالات، وذلك بالسماح لمليشيات مكافحة البلطات التي ترتكب الانتهاكات بملء فراغ السلطة الذي أحدثه رحيل قوات (سيليكا)” Source:  دوناتيلا ريفيرا، من كبار المستشارين في برنامج مواجهة الأزمات بمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 12/02/2014 URL:  Stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic Description:  Take action URL:  Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings in the Central African Republic Description:  Read the full report URL:  CAR: AU must deploy remaining peacekeepers to protect civilians from imminent attack Description:  News story, 28 January 2014 URL:  Central African Republic: More than 50 Muslims killed in two attacks Description:  News story, 24 January 2014 URL:  Central African Republic: War crimes and crimes against humanity in Bangui Description:  News story/briefing, 19 December 2013

Halte au nettoyage ethnique en République centrafricaine

Demandez à l'Union africaine d'apporter à la force de maintien de la paix MISCA le soutien dont elle a besoin pour mettre fin au nettoyage ethnique et aux tueries intercommunautaires en République centrafricaine. Des biens appartenant à des musulmans et une mosquée ont été pillés et incendiés dans le quartier de PK 26, au nord de la capitale Bangui, fin janvier. © Amnesty International

UN Security Council must not fail Syria’s besieged civilians again - 13 February 2014

Headline Title:  UN Security Council must not fail Syria’s besieged civilians again   As many as a quarter of a million civilians in areas under siege around Syria need the UN Security Council to push for unfettered humanitarian access to alleviate their suffering. Media Node:  Yarmouk Story Location:  Syria 33° 30' 35.1936" N, 36° 19' 18.5916" E “Time and again, the Security Council has squandered the opportunity to tackle the human rights and humanitarian catastrophe that has unfolded during nearly three years of unrest in Syria. The Council, including Russia and China, must adopt a strong resolution on access and not fail Syria’s besieged civilians now.” Source:  José Luis Díaz, Head of Amnesty International’s UN office in New York Date:  Thu, 13/02/2014 URL:  Joint NGO Statement on Geneva II Talks Description:  Press release, 22 January 2014 URL:  Syria peace conference must act on allegations of 'industrial-scale' torture and killings in custody Description:  News story, 21 January 2014 URL:  Syria peace conference must end starvation for besieged civilians Description:  News story, 16 January 2014

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