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Mali. Les adolescents continuent de payer un lourd tribut dans le conflit - 21 August 2014

Headline Title:  Mali. Les adolescents continuent de payer un lourd tribut Les mineurs accusés d’être des membres de groupes armés dans le cadre du conflit qui perdure au Mali croupissent dans des prisons pour adultes, tandis que les violations des droits humains se pours Les mineurs accusés d’être des membres de groupes armés dans le cadre du conflit qui perdure au Mali croupissent dans des prisons pour adultes, tandis que les violations des droits humains se poursuivent. Media Node:  Mali_FR Twitter Tag:  Mali Story Location:  Mali 18° 50' 19.3704" N, 7° 1' 52.5" W “Les mineurs paient un lourd tribut dans ce conflit. Certains d’entre eux, âgés de 16 ans seulement, sont recrutés comme enfants soldats et ceux qui sont accusés d’appartenir à des groupes armés sont enfermés avec des adultes, sans pouvoir consulter un avocat ni recevoir de visites de leur famille. ” Source:  Gaetan Mootoo, chercheur sur l’Afrique de l’Ouest à Amnesty International. URL:  Mali. Halte aux violations persistantes des droits humains par toutes les parties au conflit Description:  Lisez le rapport

Mali: Children paying a high price in ongoing conflict - 21 August 2014

Headline Title:  Mali: Children paying a high price in ongoing conflict Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue. Media Node:  Mali Twitter Tag:  Mali Story Location:  Mali 18° 50' 19.3704" N, 7° 1' 52.5" W “Children have suffered throughout this conflict. A number of them as young as 16 have been recruited as child soldiers and those accused of being members of armed groups are being detained alongside adults without access to family or legal counsel. ” Source:  Gaetan Mootoo, Amnesty International’s West Africa researcher. URL:  Mali: All parties to the conflict must put an end to ongoing human rights violations Description:  Read the Report

Syria: ‘Beheading’ of US reporter a war crime that highlights ‘chilling’ risk to journalists - 20 August 2014

Headline Title:  Syria: ‘Beheading’ of US reporter a war crime that highlights ‘chilling’ risk The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with infl The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime. Media Node:  foley Twitter Tag:  syria Story Location:  United Kingdom 34° 5' 28.8096" N, 51° 19' 41.25" E See map: Google Maps “The implication made in the video that journalists are being targeted in revenge for the US government’s involvement in Iraq is deeply alarming and increases fears that other hostages may be at heightened risk.” Source:  Amnesty International's Said Boumedouha URL:  Fears for safety of human rights lawyer abducted in Syria Description:  News, 21 May 2013

الجهود الإنسانية تخذل مئات الالاف ممن أكرهوا على الفرار من التطهير العرقي في شمال العراق - 12 August 2014

Headline Title:  الجهود الإنسانية تخذل مئات الالاف ممن أكرهوا على الفرار من التطهير العرقي في شمال العراق قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إنه يتعين على المجتمع الدولي أن ينظِّم مواجهة إنسانية منسّقة على وجه السرعة لمساعدة مئات الآلاف من الأهالي في مختلف أرجاء شمال العراق ممن ف قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إنه يتعين على المجتمع الدولي أن ينظِّم مواجهة إنسانية منسّقة على وجه السرعة لمساعدة مئات الآلاف من الأهالي في مختلف أرجاء شمال العراق ممن فروا بسبب التطهير العرقي على يد قوات "الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام" (داعش)  Media Node:  Iraq Yezidis AR At a Glance:  تابع تحديثات دوناتيلا روفيرا فى شمال العراق على@DRovera Twitter Tag:  Iraq Story Location:  المملكة المتحدة 33° 34' 57.3276" N, 45° 31' 38.4384" E See map: Google Maps “من حوصروا في جبل سنجار لا يشكلون سوى نسبة قليلة من مئات الآلاف من أبناء الأقليات الذين نزحوا بسبب النزاع، وهم الآن عالقون في ظروف في غاية الصعوبة” Source:  دوناتيلا روفيرا، كبيرة مستشاري مواجهة الأزمات في منظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Eyewitness account of mass displacement caused by ISIS advance in northern Iraq Description:  Storify URL:  Mass exodus from Iraqi towns and cities as ISIS advance prompts panic Description:  News story, 7 August 2014 URL:  Iraqis displaced by ISIS attacks in Sinjar 'desperate' for aid Description:  News story, 5 August 2014 URL:  The plight of Iraq’s civilian population Description:  Blog, 7 July 2014

Humanitarian efforts failing the hundreds of thousands forced to flee ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq - 12 August 2014

Headline Title:  Humanitarian efforts failing those forced to flee ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islami The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham. Media Node:  Iraq Yezidis At a Glance:  You can follow Donatella Rovera's updates from northern Iraq on @DRovera Twitter Tag:  Iraq Story Location:  United Kingdom 33° 34' 57.3276" N, 45° 31' 38.4384" E See map: Google Maps “Those trapped on Sinjar Mountain make up a tiny percentage of the hundreds of thousands from minority communities displaced by the conflict, now stranded in dire conditions. These people cannot go home as long as ISIS controls their towns and villages. They need help now.” Source:  Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, speaking from northern Iraq. “We have nothing, nothing has come to us. We hear the planes in the distance but nobody has come to us or sent us anything. We can’t leave. ISIS will catch us and kill us if we do. For god’s sake, please help us.” Source:  A man trapped in Kocho, a village on the south side of the Sinjar Mountain URL:  Eyewitness account of mass displacement caused by ISIS advance in northern Iraq Description:  Storify URL:  Mass exodus from Iraqi towns and cities as ISIS advance prompts panic Description:  News story, 7 August 2014 URL:  Iraqis displaced by ISIS attacks in Sinjar 'desperate' for aid Description:  News story, 5 August 2014 URL:  The plight of Iraq’s civilian population Description:  Blog, 7 July 2014

جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى: استقالة الحكومة يجب أن لا تفتح الباب للإفلات من العقاب

في أعقاب استقالة رئيس الوزراء وحكومته، دعت منظمة العفو الدولية السلطات المعنية في جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى ،بما في ذلك الرئيسة الانتقالية، كاثرين سامبا- بانزا، إلى ضمان أن لا يعطى الأشخاص المشتبه في تورطهم في جرائم بموجب القانون الدولي مقعداً في الحكومة  في أعقاب استقالة رئيس الوزراء وحكومته، دعت منظمة العفو الدولية السلطات المعنية في جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى ،بما في ذلك الرئيسة الانتقالية، كاثرين سامبا- بانزا، إلى ضمان أن

Mass exodus from Iraqi towns and cities as ISIS advance prompts panic - 7 August 2014

Headline Title:  Mass exodus from Iraqi towns and cities as ISIS advance prompts panic Panic has taken hold in north-western Iraq as tens of thousands of people flee areas where Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants are continuing their advance, Amnesty International sai Tens of thousands of Iraqis are fleeing in panic as Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham militants continue their advance through the north-west of the country.   Media Node:  iraq2 Twitter Tag:  iraq Story Location:  United Kingdom 37° 5' 28.806" N, 48° 4' 34.2192" E See map: Google Maps “Many members of minorities are even fleeing areas where there seems to be no imminent danger of an ISIS attack as they are so traumatized by their recent displacement.” Source:  Amnesty International's Donatella Rovera URL:  Iraqis displaced by ISIS attacks in Sinjar 'desperate' for aid Description:  News, 5 August 2014

République centrafricaine. La démission du gouvernement ne doit pas ouvrir la voie à l'impunité

À la suite de la démission du Premier ministre et de son gouvernement, Amnesty International appelle les autorités centrafricaines concernées, notamment la présidente de transition, Catherine Samba-Panza, à veiller à ce qu’aucun poste au sein du gouvernement ne soit proposé à des individus soupçonnés d’être impliqués dans des infractions au droit international.   

República Centroafricana: La dimisión del gobierno no debe abrir la puerta a la impunidad

Tras la dimisión del primer ministro y su gabinete, Amnistía Internacional ha pedido a las autoridades correspondientes de la República Centroafricana, incluida la presidenta de transición, Catherine Samba-Panza, que garanticen que no se designa para un puesto de gobierno a ninguna persona sospechosa de estar implicada en delitos de derecho internacional. Tras la dimisión del primer ministro y su gabinete, Amnistía Internacional ha pedido a las autoridades correspondientes de la República Centroafricana, incluida la presidenta de transición, Catheri

CAR: Resignation of government must not open door to impunity

Following the resignation of the Prime Minister and his cabinet, Amnesty International has called on the relevant Central African Republic (CAR) authorities, including Transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza, to ensure that those suspected of involvement in crimes under international law are not given a seat in government.   

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