Discrimination

India: Authorities must impartially investigate gang-rape and murder of Dalit girls - 30 May 2014

Headline Title:  India: Authorities must impartially investigate gang-rape and murder of Dalit girls The gang-rape and murder of two teenage Dalit girls in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh is a gruesome reminder of the violence that Dalit women and girls face in India, Amnesty International India said today. The gang-rape and murder of two teenage Dalit girls in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh is a gruesome reminder of the violence that Dalit women and girls face in India. Media Node:  India dalit Twitter Tag:  india Story Location:  United Kingdom 20° 18' 30.8484" N, 77° 20' 37.5" E See map: Google Maps “Members of dominant castes are known to use sexual violence against Dalit women and girls as a political tool for punishment, humiliation and assertion of power.” Source:  Divya Iyer, Amnesty International India

India: Las autoridades deben investigar con imparcialidad la violación en grupo y asesinato de las niñas dalits

La violación en grupo y asesinato de dos adolescentes dalits en Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, es un espantoso recordatorio de la violencia que sufren las mujeres y las niñas dalits en India, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional hoy. La violación en grupo y asesinato de dos adolescentes dalits en Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, es un espantoso recordatorio de la violencia que sufren las mujeres y las niñas dalits en India, ha manifestad

Egypt: Post-election fears for human rights as impunity holds fast - 23 May 2014

Headline Title:  Egypt: Post-election fears for human rights as impunity holds fast Egypt is likely to continue to face a downward spiral of human rights abuses following the presidential elections, after candidates failed to commit to much-needed reforms to ensure those responsib Egypt is likely to continue to face a downward spiral of human rights abuses following the presidential elections, after candidates failed to commit to much-needed reforms to ensure those responsible for abuse face justice. Media Node:  Egypt ballot box AR Twitter Tag:  Egypt Story Location:  Egypt 26° 16' 43.104" N, 28° 18' 2.8116" E “This election will not wipe the slate clean after 10 months of gross human rights violations. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj- Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. URL:  Egypt: Key human rights concerns ahead of presidential elections Description:  Read the full briefing

Sudan: Woman facing death sentence on grounds of her religion must be released - 14 May 2014

Headline Title:  Sudan must release pregnant woman facing death sentence for her Christian faith A heavily pregnant Christian Sudanese woman who could be sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’, and to flogging for ‘adultery’ should be immediately and unconditionally released, Amnesty Int A heavily pregnant Christian Sudanese woman who could be sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’, and to flogging for ‘adultery’ should be immediately and unconditionally released, Amnesty International said ahead of the ruling expected tomorrow.   Media Node:  sudan Story Location:  Sudan 16° 22' 37.4412" N, 30° 14' 3.75" E “The fact that a woman could be sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion is abhorrent and should never be even considered. ‘Adultery’ and ‘apostasy’ are acts which should not be considered crimes at all, let alone meet the international standard of “most serious crimes” in relation to the death penalty. It is a flagrant breach of international human rights law.” Source:  Manar Idriss, Amnesty International’s Sudan researcher Date:  Wed, 14/05/2014

Brunei Darussalam: Revoke new Penal Code allowing stoning, whipping and amputation - 30 April 2014

Headline Title:  Brunei Darussalam: Revoke new Penal Code allowing stoning, whipping and amputation Brunei Darussalam’s shocking new Penal Code will take the country back to the dark ages when it comes to human rights, Amnesty International said. Brunei Darussalam’s shocking new Penal Code will take the country back to the dark ages when it comes to human rights. Media Node:  Brunei Twitter Tag:  Brunei Story Location:  United Kingdom 4° 22' 59.736" N, 114° 36' 35.5464" E See map: Google Maps “Brunei Darussalam’s new Penal Code legalizes cruel and inhuman punishments. It makes a mockery of the country’s international human rights commitments and must be revoked immediately. ” Source:  Rupert Abbott, Deputy Asia-Pacific Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Brunei Darussalam: Authorities must immediately revoke new Penal Code Description:  Public Statement, 17 April 2014.

Chine. Il faut que cessent les persécutions visant un dignitaire religieux ouïghour

Les persécutions incessantes visant un dignitaire religieux ouïghour doivent s’arrêter, a déclaré Amnesty International en appelant les autorités chinoises à révéler pourquoi la peine d’emprisonnement d’Abdukiram Abduveli a été prolongée pour la cinquième fois. •Abdukiram Abduveli devait être libéré en 2002 mais a vu sa peine prolongée à plusieurs reprises. •Ce dignitaire musulman est gravement malade et poursuit sa grève de la faim.

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time

The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has been increased for a fifth time.  • Abdukiram Abduveli was due to be released in 2002 but has repeatedly had his jail term increased

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time - 23 April 2014

Headline Title:  China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has b The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has been increased for a fifth time.   Media Node:  Abdukiram Abduveli At a Glance:  Abdukiram Abduveli was due to be released in 2002 but has repeatedly had his jail term increasedMuslim religious leader is critically ill as hunger strike continues  Story Location:  China 37° 45' 49.5612" N, 91° 13' 49.6884" E “The Chinese authorities appear to be singling out Abdukiram Abduveli for his refusal to stop practicing his religion. The authorities must immediately explain on what grounds they are continuing to imprison him. ” Source:  Anu Kultalahti, China Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 23/04/2014

Basta de crímenes de odio en Grecia

Ayuda a conseguir que se haga justicia a una familia romaní de Grecia y a sentar un precedente para todas las comunidades romaníes. Paraskevi Kokoni, su sobrino Kostas, de 25 años, y su hijo Andreas, de 13, en Etoliko, oeste de Grecia, 21 de enero de 2014. © Amnesty International 

En butte aux violences, les Roms d’Europe réclament justice et protection

Les États européens ne font pas barrage à la discrimination, à l’intimidation et aux violences envers les Roms, et parfois même les favorisent, a déclaré Amnesty International à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des Roms le 8 avril. Les États européens ne font pas barrage à la discrimination, à l’intimidation et aux violences envers les Roms, et parfois même les favorisent, a déclaré Amnesty International à l’occasion de la Jo

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