Human Rights Standards

Romanian authorities leave 15 Roma families homeless and many more at risk - 6 August 2013

Headline Title:  Romanian authorities leave 15 Roma families homeless and many more at risk The Romanian authorities must immediately halt all forced evictions and provide those Romani families who were recently forced out of their homes with alternative housing, Amnesty International sai The Romanian authorities must immediately halt all forced evictions and provide those Romani families who were recently forced out of their homes with alternative housing. Media Node:  Romania Story Location:  Romania 44° 30' 40.0752" N, 27° 9' 29.5308" E “The situation of those who were forced out of their homes is desperate with many, including babies and young children, now sleeping rough. Many have described how police came in with bulldozers to demolish their homes. The authorities are still doing nothing to help them.” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Romania: Stop new forced eviction of Roma in Baia Mare Description:  Urgent Action, 6 August 2013 URL:  Romania: Pushed to the margins: Five stories of Roma forced evictions in Romania Description:  Report, 18 June 2013 URL:  Romania: Thousands of lives uprooted in forced evictions Description:  News Story, 18 June 2013 URL:  Romania: Pushed to the margins: Recommendations to the Romanian Government Description:  Report, 18 June 2013

Aleppo satellite images show devastation, mass displacement one year on - 7 August 2013

Headline Title:  Aleppo satellite images show devastation, mass displacement one year on New satellite images of Aleppo provide the most recent evidence of how the protracted conflict in Syria is resulting in massive human rights violations against the civilian population which is bear New satellite images of Aleppo provide the most recent evidence of how the conflict in Syria is resulting in massive human rights violations against the civilian population. Media Node:  Syria satellite Story Location:  Syria 35° 56' 7.1556" N, 37° 58' 7.5" E “All my extended family lived here, we had 10 houses. My mother was badly injured and is now in hospital in Turkey. She does not know that her sons are dead. My uncle, Mohamed Ali, lost 27 members of his family. He has lost his mind; he doesn’t know anything anymore. He is in the countryside; everyone who survived has gone to stay with relatives or friends somewhere. Here, there is only rubble left.” Source:  Hussein al-Saghir, 15-year-old boy telling Amnesty International about his 16 relatives killed in a ballistic missile strike in the Jabal Badro district of Aleppo on February 18, 2013. “Yousef, 7, Mohammed, 5, Ali, 2, Hamza, 12, Zahra, 10, Husna, 8, Fatima, 10, Ahmad, 7, Abdel Karim, 2, Hassan, 18 months…..Why did they bomb here? … There were only civilians here. Our quarter was full of life, children playing everywhere. Now we are all dead, even those of us who are alive are dead inside, we have all been buried under this rubble” Source:  Sara al-Wawi, who lost some 20 relatives in an air strike in the al-Marje’s area of Aleppo on March 18, 2013 telling Amnesty International about some of the children killed in the attack. URL:  Conflict in Aleppo, Syria: A Retrospective Analysis from AAAS Description:  Report, 7 August 2013 URL:  Aleppo Satellite Images Description:  News Story, 7 August 2012 URL:  Syria: Satellite images from Aleppo raise concerns over risk to civilians Description:  News Story, 1 August 2012 URL:  Syria: From all-out repression to armed conflict in Aleppo Description:  News Story, 1 August 2012

Uganda: Public Management Order Bill is a serious blow to open political debate - 5 August 2013

Headline Title:  Uganda: Public Management Order Bill is a serious blow to open political debate The Public Order Management Bill which is likely to be passed by Uganda’s parliament tomorrow represents a serious blow to open political debate in the country, Amnesty International said today. The Public Order Management Bill which is likely to be passed by Uganda’s parliament tomorrow represents a serious blow to open political debate in the country. Media Node:  Uganda Story Location:  Uganda 0° 30' 40.3992" N, 27° 24' 26.01" E “This Bill represents a serious blow to open political debate in a country where publicly criticizing the government is already fraught with risk.” Source:  Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s deputy Africa director. URL:  Uganda: Stifling dissent: Restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Uganda Description:  Report, 1 November 2011

Life under Pinochet: Chile remembers - “Pinochet was a stigma for Chile and the world” - 7 August 2013

Headline Title:  “Pinochet was a stigma for Chile and the world” During the Pinochet rule in Chile, human rights activist José Zalaquett was twice arrested and ultimately forced into exile. During the Pinochet rule in Chile, José Zalaquett was twice arrested and ultimately forced into exile. Here, he shares his story and thoughts of what the figure of Pinochet means today. Media Node:  Zalaquett header Zalaquett small photo Story Location:  Chile 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W URL:  Take Action!

Iran: New President must deliver on human rights campaign promises - 2 August 2013

Headline Title:  Iran: New President must deliver on human rights campaign promises The Iranian authorities must seize the opportunity presented by a change of leadership to fulfil the aspirations of many Iranians and undertake a complete overhaul of human rights in the country, s The Iranian authorities must seize the opportunity presented by a change of leadership to undertake a complete overhaul of human rights in the country. Media Node:  Iran briefing Story Location:  Iran 32° 13' 21.7668" N, 50° 58' 35.6268" E “For too long Iran has failed to live up to its human rights obligations under domestic and international law. After years of repression and international isolation, the Iranian authorities must stop posturing and acknowledge the severity of human rights violations in the country. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa. URL:  Iran: Human rights agenda for change Description:  Report, 02 August 2013 URL:  Iran: New President must deliver on human rights promises Description:  News Story, 17 June 2013 URL:  Iran: New briefing reveals crackdown on dissent ahead of election Description:  News story, 12 June 2013

جنوب السودان، ومر عامان - 9 July 2013

Headline Title:  جنوب السودان، ومر عامان في 9 يوليو/ تموز يحتفل جنوب السودان بمرور عامين على الاستقلال. وبهذه المناسبة تقوم خيرالنساء دالا  بمسح لما حدث في أحدث دول العالم. في 9 يوليو/ تموز يحتفل جنوب السودان بمرور عامين على الاستقلال. وبهذه المناسبة تقوم خيرالنساء دالا  بمسح لما حدث في أحدث دول العالم Media Node:  South Sudan AR Story Location:  السودان 10° 39' 38.1888" N, 26° 43' 7.5" E “كان استقلال جنوب السودان مصحوباً بالفرح. صوت آلاف السودانيين الجنوبيين لصالح الاستقلال، واعتقد الكثيرون أن جنوب السودان المستقل سوف يعالج التخلف الاقتصادي الناتج عن الحرب الأهلية الطويلة. غير أن كثيراً من القضايا بين جنوب السودان و السودان بقيت دون حل وتوقفت تماماً وهي: رسم الحدود، ووضع إقليم أبيي الحدودي المتنازع عليه والمشاركة في عائدات البترول. وقد تفجرت هذه القضايا في شكل صراع في إبريل/ نيسان 2012. ” Source:  خيرالنساء دالا، الباحثة بشؤون جنوب السودان

مصر: أدلة دامغة على تقاعس قوات الأمن - 10 July 2013

Headline Title:  مصر: أدلة دامغة على تقاعس قوات الأمن تشير أدلة جمعتها منظمة العفو الدولية إلى أن قوات الأمن قد استخدمت القوة المفرطة ضد مؤيدي الرئيس الم تشير أدلة جمعتها منظمة العفو الدولية إلى أن قوات الأمن قد استخدمت القوة المفرطة ضد مؤيدي الرئيس المعزول، محمد مرسي Media Node:  Egypt AR Story Location:  Egypt 28° 6' 38.6964" N, 28° 47' 3.048" E “على الرغم من ادعاءات الجيش بأن المحتجين كانوا البادئين بالهجوم أثناء اشتباكات الاثنين، وبأنه لم يصب نساء أو أطفال، تشير الروايات التي جمعتها منظمة العفو الدولية بشكل مباشر إلى صورة مغايرة تماماَ. فحتى وإن كان بعض المحتجين قد استعملوا العنف، إلا أن الرد كان غير متناسب وأدى إلى خسائر في الأرواح وإلى إصابات في صفوف المحتجين السلميين” Source:  حسيبة حاج صحراوي، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Egypt: Unlawful killings in protests and political violence on 5 and 8 July Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Call for urgent, impartial investigation into deaths in Egypt Description:  News, 8 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Crackdown on Morsi’s supporters heralds new rights abuses Description:  News, 5 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Further evidence gathered by Amnesty International on clashes in Egypt since 30 June Description:  News, 3 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Time for extreme caution and restraint Description:  News, 3 July 2013

Egypt: Damning evidence points to security forces’ failures - 10 July 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt: Damning evidence points to security forces’ failures Evidence gathered by Amnesty International suggests that the security forces have used excessive force against supporters of d Evidence gathered by Amnesty International suggests that the security forces have used excessive force against supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.  Media Node:  Egypt Egypt briefing Story Location:  Egypt 28° 6' 38.6964" N, 28° 47' 3.048" E “Despite claims by the military that protesters attacked first during clashes on Monday and that no women and children were injured, first hand accounts collected by Amnesty International paint a very different picture. Even if some protesters used violence, the response was disproportionate and led to the loss of life and injury among peaceful protesters. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International URL:  Egypt: Unlawful killings in protests and political violence on 5 and 8 July Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Call for urgent, impartial investigation into deaths in Egypt Description:  News, 8 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Crackdown on Morsi’s supporters heralds new rights abuses Description:  News, 5 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Further evidence gathered by Amnesty International on clashes in Egypt since 30 June Description:  News, 3 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Time for extreme caution and restraint Description:  News, 3 July 2013

South Sudan, two years on - 9 July 2013

Headline Title:  South Sudan, two years on On 9 July South Sudan will celebrate two years of independence. Amnesty International's expert Khairunissa Dhala takes stock of the world’s newest nation. On 9 July South Sudan will celebrate two years of independence. Amnesty International's expert Khairunissa Dhala takes stock of the world’s newest nation. Media Node:  South Sudan Story Location:  Sudan 10° 39' 38.1888" N, 26° 43' 7.5" E “South Sudan’s independence was joyful. Many South Sudanese voted for independence, and many believed that an independent South Sudan could address the deep underdevelopment that resulted from a long civil war. However many issues between South Sudan and Sudan remained unresolved at secession: border demarcation, the status of the disputed border district of Abyei and sharing oil revenues. These issues spilled over into conflict in April 2012. ” Source:  Khairunissa Dhala, South Sudan researcher at Amnesty International

مصر: هذا وقت توخى أقصى درجات الحذر وضبط النفس  
 - 3 July 2013

Headline Title:  مصر: هذا وقت توخى أقصى درجات الحذر وضبط النفس  
 في أعقاب الإطاحة بالرئيس مرسي في مصر، تحث منظمة العفو الدولية قوات الأمن ومن بينها القوات المسلحة على بذل ما بوسعهما من أجل حماية حقوق الجميع في مصر، وبغض النظر عن انتماء في أعقاب الإطاحة بالرئيس مرسي في مصر، تحث منظمة العفو الدولية قوات الأمن ومن بينها القوات المسلحة على بذل ما بوسعهما من أجل حماية حقوق الجميع في مصر، وبغض النظر عن انتماءاتهم السياسية Media Node:  Egypt AR Story Location:  Egypt 25° 53' 50.802" N, 29° 31' 52.5" E “في ظل أوقات التوتر الشديد هذه، ومع تعليق العمل بدستور البلاد، أصبح من الأهمية بمكان، وأكثر من أي وقت مضى، أن يمتثل الجيش لمقتضيات ما يترتب على مصر من التزامات بموجب القانون الدولي لحقوق الإنسان” Source:  سليل شيتي الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Egypt security forces’ failure to stop protest deaths ‘suspicious’ Description:  News, 3 July 2013 URL:  Further evidence gathered by Amnesty International on clashes in Egypt since 30 June Description:  Briefing, 03 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces must show restraint and prevent protest bloodshed Description:  Press release, 28 July 2013

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