Indigenous peoples

Honduran Indigenous leaders at risk of unfair imprisonment

Authorities in Honduras must drop spurious charges against three indigenous leaders who will receive a verdict in their trial tomorrow. There have been increasing attacks against human rights defenders in the country ahead of presidential elections in November, Amnesty International said. Authorities in Honduras must drop spurious charges against three indigenous leaders who will receive a verdict in their trial tomorrow.

Honduran Indigenous leaders at risk of unfair imprisonment - 19 September 2013

Headline Title:  Honduran Indigenous leaders at risk of unfair imprisonment Authorities in Honduras must drop spurious charges against three indigenous leaders who will receive a verdict in their trial tomorrow. Authorities in Honduras must drop spurious charges against three indigenous leaders who will receive a verdict in their trial tomorrow. Media Node:  Honduras At a Glance:  Human rights in HondurasHonduras is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, with 60% of the population living in poverty, and 39% in extreme poverty.In the 1980s around 200 people were forcibly disappeared by Honduran security forces.According to the United Nations, in 2011 the country registered the highest homicide rate in the world, at 91.6 per 100,000 populationOnly 20% of all criminal cases are investigated. Story Location:  Honduras 13° 3' 16.2216" N, 84° 27' 46.4076" W “Defending human rights in Honduras has become a life-threatening activity with Indigenous leaders protecting their peoples’ rights, being particularly vulnerable to attack. ” Source:  Nancy Tapias Torrado, Researcher on Human Rights Defenders in the Americas at Amnesty International. URL:  Honduras: Indigenous leaders face unjust charges Description:  Urgent Action, 12 September 2013 URL:  Honduras: Human rights activists abducted in Honduras Description:  Urgent Action,30 July 2013 URL:  Honduras: Amnesty International condemns the recent killings of people defending justice, equality and human rights Description:  Urgent Action, 29 July 2013 URL:  Honduras: Peasant farmers face death claiming land Description:  Urgent Action, 30 May 2013 URL:  Americas: Transforming pain into hope: Human rights defenders in the Americas Description:  Report, 7 December 2012

Le Brésil doit de toute urgence mettre fin à l’impunité de la police et défendre les droits des peuples autochtones

« En dépit de tous les progrès accomplis au Brésil sur le plan économique au cours de la décennie écoulée, la violence est endémique, et la réaction actuelle, loin de permettre de combattre le problème, aggrave en fait la situation », a déclaré Salil Shetty, secrétaire général d’Amnesty International, au terme d’une visite officielle dans ce pays. « En dépit de tous les progrès accomplis au Brésil sur le plan économique au cours de la décennie écoulée, la violence est endémique, et la réaction actuelle, loin de permettre de combattre le

Terminar con la impunidad policial y promover los derechos de los pueblos indígenas deben ser las prioridades de Brasil

“A pesar de los avances económicos conseguidos por Brasil en los últimos diez años, la violencia sigue siendo endémica y la respuesta que se le está dando en la actualidad no sólo no la reduce, sino que de hecho agrava la situación", ha dicho el secretario general de Amnistía Internacional, Salil Shetty, al término de su visita oficial al país.   “A pesar de los avances económicos conseguidos por brasil en los últimos diez años, la violencia sigue siendo endémica y la respuesta que se le está dando en la actualidad no sólo no la reduce, sin

Ending Police Impunity and Promoting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Must Be Brazil’s Priorities

“Despite all the economic progress made in Brazil over the last decade, violence is endemic and the current response is not only failing to reduce the violence, it is actually exacerbating the situation,” said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty as he completed an official visit to the country. “Despite all the economic progress made in Brazil over the last decade, violence is endemic and the current response is not only failing to reduce the violence, it is actually exacerbating the situ

Ending impunity and promoting the rights of Indigenous Peoples must be Brazil’s priorities - 9 August 2013

Headline Title:  Ending impunity and promoting the rights of Indigenous Peoples must be Brazil’s priorities “Despite all the economic progress made in Brazil over the last decade, violence is endemic and the current response is not only failing to reduce the violence, it is actually exacerbating the situ Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty completes an official visit to Brazil. Media Node:  salil Twitter Tag:  brazil Story Location:  المملكة المتحدة 13° 6' 39.1212" S, 51° 11' 46.6404" W See map: Google Maps

Brazil's Indigenous Peoples' long, painful wait to go home - 9 August 2013

Headline Title:  Brazil's Indigenous Peoples' long, painful wait to go home Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty marks Indigenous Peoples Day with a visit to Brazil. Amnesty International’s General Secretary Salil Shetty marks Indigenous Peoples Day with a visit to Brazil. Media Node:  salil Twitter Tag:  brazil Story Location:  United Kingdom 15° 17' 23.4168" S, 47° 6' 33.75" W See map: Google Maps “There is no justification for the Brazilian government’s delay in restoring lands to Indigenous communities.” Source:  Salil Shetty, Amnesty International Secretary General URL:  Indigenous peoples in Argentina: “We are strangers in our own country” URL:  Bangladesh must restore land rights of Indigenous People URL:  Ecuador: Inter-American Court ruling marks key victory for Indigenous Peoples

Pueblos indígenas de Argentina: “Somos forasteros en nuestro propio país” - 9 August 2013

Headline Title:  Pueblos indígenas de Argentina: “Somos forasteros en nuestro propio país” "Queremos vivir como seres humanos. No queremos que se nos considere forasteros en nuestro propio país, pobres o inútiles. Queremos vivir sin discriminación. Durante décadas se ha tratado a los pueblos indígenas de Argentina como ciudadanos y ciudadanas de segunda clase, pero en los últimos meses sus demandas han comenzado a hacerse hueco en la agenda política local. Media Node:  Argentina_es Story Location:  Argentina 30° 14' 28.8672" S, 63° 53' 47.3424" W “Queremos vivir como seres humanos. No queremos que se nos considere forasteros en nuestro propio país, pobres o inútiles. Queremos vivir sin discriminación. No queremos derramamiento de sangre, sólo queremos reclamar nuestra comunidad.” Source:  Félix Díaz, líder de Potae Napocna Navogoh (La Primavera), comunidad indígena qom de la provincia de Formosa, Argentina URL:  América: Los gobiernos deben dejar de imponer proyectos de desarrollo en los territorios de los pueblos indígenas Description:  Documento, 8 de agosto de 2012

Indigenous Peoples in Argentina: 'We are strangers in our own country' - 9 August 2013

Headline Title:  Indigenous Peoples in Argentina: 'We are strangers in our own country' "We want to live as human beings. We don’t want to be considered as strangers in our own country, poor or useless. We want to live without discrimination. For decades, indigenous peoples in Argentina have been treated like second class citizens but in recent months, their demands have started to gain traction on the local political agenda. Media Node:  Argentina Story Location:  Argentine 30° 14' 28.8672" S, 63° 53' 47.3424" W “We want to live as human beings. We don’t want to be considered as strangers in our own country, poor or useless. We want to live without discrimination. We don’t want blood shed, we just want to reclaim our community.” ” Source:  Félix Díaz, leader of the Qom indigenous community of Potae Napocna Navogoh (La Primavera), in the province of Formosa, Argentina. URL:  Americas: Governments must stop imposing development projects on Indigenous peoples’ territories Description:  News Story, 8 August 2012

Focus on Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence in Brazil - 5 August 2013

Headline Title:  Focus on Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence in Brazil Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence are the focus of a High Level Mission (HLM) by Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, this week in Brazil. Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence are the focus of a High Level Mission (HLM) by Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, this week in Brazil. Media Node:  braz Twitter Tag:  brazil

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