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

Stop Hate Crimes in Greece

Help bring justice to a Roma family in Greece and set a precedent for all Roma communities Paraskevi Kokoni, her 25-year-old nephew, Kostas and her 13-year-old son, Andreas, in Etoliko, western Greece, 21 January 2014 © Amnesty International 

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

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 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.

Mi cuerpo, mis derechos: historias personales - 6 March 2014

Headline Title:  Mi cuerpo, mis derechos: historias personales 11 años, obligada a casarse, maltratada por negarse a ser explotada sexualmente  Lee la historia de una joven maltratada por negarse a ser explotada sexualmente, una joven violada y obligada a abortar y una mujer que murió tras negársele el tratamiento médico que podía haberle salvado la vida. Media Node:  MBMR Country Stories_es At a Glance:  ¡Participa en nuestro concurso!Escribe, pinta, dibuja o hazte una autofoto para expresar qué significa para ti "Mi cuerpo, mis derechos". Envía tu creación a través de nuestra página de Tumblr, enviándonos un tuit con el hashtag #MyBodyMyRights, o subiéndola a nuestra página global de Facebook.  Twitter Tag:  mybodymyrights URL:  Mi cuerpo, mis derechos: ¡Actúa! Description:  ¡Actúa! URL:  Los derechos sexuales y reproductivos están amenazados en todo el mundo Description:  Noticia/documento, 06 de marzo de 2014. URL:  15 datos sobre relaciones sexuales, embarazo, matrimonio y violencia Description:  Artículo, 06 de marzo de 2014. URL:  Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis Description:  Noticia/informe, 20 de febrero de 2014.

My Body My Rights: Country Cases - 6 March 2014

Headline Title:  My Body My Rights: Country Cases 11 years old, forced into marriage, abused for resisting sexual exploitation Read the stories of a young girl abused for resisting sexual exploitation, a rape survivior pressured into having an abortion and a woman who died after being denied life-saving medical treatment. Media Node:  MBMR Country Stories At a Glance:  Take part in our competition!Write, draw, paint or even take a selfie to express what My Body My Rights means to you. You can submit this via our Tumblr page tweeting using the hashtag #MyBodyMyRights or by posting on our global Facebook page.  Twitter Tag:  mybodymyrights URL:  My Body, My Rights: Take Action! Description:  Take Action! URL:  Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide Description:  News Story/Briefing, 06 March 2014. URL:  15 facts on sex, pregnancy, marriage and violence Description:  Feature, 06 March 2014. URL:  Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis Description:  News Story/Report, 20 February 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:  جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى 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

Indonesia: Exploited domestic workers urgently need legal protection - 13 February 2014

Headline Title:  Indonesia: Exploited domestic workers urgently need legal protection Millions of domestic workers in Indonesia are at risk of economic exploitation and routine abuse while living in legal limbo without protection, Amnesty International said as the country marks Nati Millions of domestic workers in Indonesia are at risk of economic exploitation and routine abuse while living in legal limbo without protection, Amnesty International said as the country marks National Domestic Workers Day on 15 February.   Media Node:  Indonesia domestic workers Story Location:  Indonesia 0° 46' 44.0652" N, 101° 17' 38.202" E “Domestic workers remain essentially second-class citizens in Indonesia. Millions of them, the vast majority women or girls, are at risk of exploitation and many are abused, but have no legal means of improving their own situation ” Source:  Papang Hidayat, Amnesty International’s Indonesia Researcher Date:  Thu, 13/02/2014 URL:  Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong tell their stories Description:  Feature, 21 November 2013 URL:  Thousands of Indonesian women trafficked to Hong Kong face exploitation and risk domestic 'slavery' Description:  News story, 21 November 2013 URL:  Exploited for profit, failed by governments: Indonesian migrant domestic workers trafficked to Hong Kong Description:  Report, 21 November 2013 URL:  Landmark treaty adopted to protect domestic workers’ rights Description:  News story, 17 June 2011

Russian homophobia under fire worldwide as Olympic flame reaches Sochi

As protests are being held today in cities around the world ahead of the Winter Olympic Games to denounce the ongoing and openly homophobic discrimination in Russia, Amnesty International delegates are available for interview in Sochi and Moscow.