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مصر بعد ثلاث سنوات على ثورة يناير: استمرار القمع على نطاق واسع بلا هوادة - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  مصر بعد ثلاث سنوات على ثورة يناير: استمرار القمع على نطاق واسع بلا هوادة عشية حلول الذكرى الثالثة لانطلاق "ثورة 25 يناير"، نشرت منظمة العفو الدولية تقريرا جديدا أدانت فيه لجوء السلطات المصرية إلى استغلال جميع الموارد المتوفرة في متناولها من أج عشية حلول الذكرى الثالثة لانطلاق "ثورة 25 يناير"، لجأت السلطات المصرية إلى استغلال جميع الموارد المتوفرة في متناولها من أجل قمع المعارضة والافتئات على حقوق الإنسان Media Node:  Egypt ِAR Story Location:  مصر 28° 10' 59.088" N, 29° 21' 19.6884" E “لقد شهدت مصر سلسلة من الضربات الموجعة التي سُددت إلى حقوق الإنسان، وارتكاب الدولة لأعمال العنف على نطاق غير مسبوق خلال الأشهر السبعة الأخيرة. وبعد مرور ثلاث سنوات، لا زالت مطالب "ثورة 25 يناير" بالكرامة وحقوق الإنسان تبدو بعيدة المنال أكثر من أي وقت مضى. وثمة عدد من مهندسي الثورة وراء القضبان الآن، وأصبح العرف السائد الآن هو القمع والإفلات من العقاب” Source:  حسيبة حاج صحراوي نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Roadmap to repression: No end in sight to human rights violations Description:  Read the report URL:  Egypt: Halt crackdown on vocal critics in politically motivated trial Description:  News Story, 3 January 2014 URL:  Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release women protesters Description:  News Story, 28 November 2013 URL:  Egypt: New protest law gives security forces free rein Description:  News Story, 25 November 2013

Egypt three years on, wide-scale repression continues unabated - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  Egypt three years on, wide-scale repression continues unabated The Egyptian authorities are using every resource at their disposal to quash dissent and trample on human rights, said Amnesty International in a damning new report published ahead of the third ann The Egyptian authorities are using every resource at their disposal to quash dissent and trample on human rights, three years after the start of the “25 January Revolution”. Media Node:  Egypt Story Location:  Egypt 28° 10' 59.088" N, 29° 21' 19.6884" E “Egypt has witnessed a series of damaging blows to human rights and state violence on an unprecedented scale over the last seven months. Three years on, the demands of the ‘25 January Revolution’ for dignity and human rights seem further away than ever. Several of its architects are behind bars and repression and impunity are the order of the day. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. URL:  Roadmap to repression: No end in sight to human rights violations Description:  Read the report URL:  Egypt: Halt crackdown on vocal critics in politically motivated trial Description:  News Story, 3 January 2014 URL:  Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release women protesters Description:  News Story, 28 November 2013 URL:  Egypt: New protest law gives security forces free rein Description:  News Story, 25 November 2013

Thaïlande. Les forces de sécurité doivent faire preuve de retenue et garantir la protection des droits lors des manifestations

Les autorités thaïlandaises doivent protéger et respecter les droits humains lors des manifestations de masse qui doivent se tenir à Bangkok la semaine prochaine, a déclaré Amnesty International. L’organisation demande que tous les leaders des manifestations appellent leurs partisans à ne pas commettre d’atteintes aux droits humains. Les autorités thaïlandaises doivent protéger et respecter les droits humains lors des manifestations de masse qui doivent se tenir à Bangkok la semaine prochaine, a déclaré Amnesty International.

Thailand: Restraint urged to ensure rights are protected during ‘shutdown’ protests

Thai authorities must protect and respect human rights during mass protests planned to be held in Bangkok next week, Amnesty International said. The organization has also urged all protest leaders to call on their followers not to commit human rights abuses. Thai authorities must protect and respect human rights during mass protests planned to be held in Bangkok next week, Amnesty International said.

Thailand: Restraint urged to ensure rights are protected during ‘shutdown’ protests - 10 January 2014

Headline Title:  Thailand: Restraint urged to ensure rights are protected during ‘shutdown’ protests Thai authorities must protect and respect human rights during mass protests planned to be held in Bangkok next week, Amnesty International said. Thai authorities must protect and respect human rights during mass protests planned to be held in Bangkok next week, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Bangkok protests Story Location:  Thailand 13° 44' 7.1592" N, 100° 30' 42.6816" E “The situation in Thailand is tense, volatile and unpredictable. There is a real risk of loss of life and injury unless human rights are fully respected” Source:  Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Deputy Director Date:  Fri, 10/01/2014 URL:  Amnesty International Thailand Description:  Section website

South Korea: Stop arrests of trade union leaders and respect the rights of striking workers - 24 December 2013

Headline Title:  South Korea must respect the rights of striking workers   The South Korean authorities must rein in the police and respect the rights of striking workers, Amnesty International said after a massive police raid on the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions in Seoul. Media Node:  South Korea railways strike Story Location:  South Korea 37° 31' 11.6616" N, 127° 1' 48.3816" E “This police raid violated international human rights and labour standards in many ways – from arresting trade union leaders in retaliation for strike action to the police using unnecessary and excessive force that resulted in strikers being injured” Source:  Polly Truscott, Deputy Asia-Pacific Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 24/12/2013

Greece: Investigate police chief's alleged call targeting migrants - 19 December 2013

Headline Title:  Greece: Investigate police chief's alleged call targeting migrants The Greek authorities must launch an immediate investigation into instructions allegedly given by the Greek Chief of Police that irregular migrants must be detained for as long as possible to make The Greek authorities must launch an immediate investigation into instructions allegedly given by the Greek Chief of Police that irregular migrants must be detained for as long as possible to make their “lives unbearable”. Media Node:  Greece police migrants Story Location:  Greece 40° 42' 31.2552" N, 21° 5' 37.5" E “If accurate, the deeply shocking statements attributed today to the Greek Chief of Police would expose a wilful disregard for the rights and welfare of refugees and migrants seeking shelter and opportunity in the European Union” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Central Asia Date:  Thu, 19/12/2013 URL:  Europe’s race to the bottom on protecting refugees from Syria Description:  Op-ed, 18 December 2013 URL:  ‘I feared the Greek police more than the Syrian military’ Description:  Blog, 12 December 2013 URL:  Greece: Prevent further extremist violence after activist stabbed to death Description:  News story, 18 September 2013 URL:  Greece: Concerns over continued abuses by the security forces and the situation of migrants and asylum-seekers Description:  Public statement, 23 August 2013 URL:  Greece: Horrific knife attack targets migrants in Crete Description:  News story, 14 August 2013

تركمانستان: قمع شامل استباقاً لانتخابات لامعنى لها - 12 December 2013

Headline Title:  تركمانستان: قمع شامل استباقاً لانتخابات لامعنى لها بينما يستمر العد التنازلي للانتخابات العقيمة المقرر لها نهاية الأسبوع الحالي ( 15 ديسمبر/ كانون الثاني)، صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية بأن السلطات التركمانية في محاولتها لإرضا بينما يستمر العد التنازلي للانتخابات العقيمة المقرر لها نهاية الأسبوع الحالي ( 15 ديسمبر/ كانون الثاني)، صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية بأن السلطات التركمانية في محاولتها لإرضاء المجتمع الدولي اكتفت بالحديث عن الإصلاح دون الأفعال Media Node:  Turkmen elections AR Story Location:  تركمنستان 41° 7' 4.7532" N, 56° 25' 32.8116" E “في مناخ القمع الشامل، وإنكار حقوق الإنسان الأساسية، والخوف العام المستشري والممسك بخناق المجتمع التركماني لسنوات، تصبح هذه الانتخابات عديمة المعنى وتصير أوهام التقدم من باب الخداع” Source:  جون دالهويزن مدير برنامج أوروبا وآسيا الوسطى Date:  Thu, 12/12/2013

The Russian Constitution 20 years on: Continuing erosion of rights and freedoms - 12 December 2013

Headline Title:  The Russian Constitution 20 years on: Continuing erosion of rights and freedoms On 12 December Russia will mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s constitution following the collapse of the Soviet Union. A rundown of restrictions on human rights in Russia as the country marks the 20th anniversary of its post-Soviet Constitution. Media Node:  Russia Constitution 20th anniversary Twitter Tag:  Write4Rights Story Location:  Russia 59° 1' 15.4452" N, 57° 49' 55.3116" E “Vladimir Putin’s current presidency has led an onslaught against civil and political rights and other freedoms in Russia. This amounts to an erosion of the Constitution itself.” URL:  We’ll clench our teeth and go through it Description:  Blog, 12 December 2013 URL:  Russia: Anatomy of injustice: The Bolotnaya square trial Description:  Public statement, 10 December 2013 URL:  Free the Bolotnaya 3! Description:  Feature, 12 December 2013 URL:  The Bolotnaya 3: Protesters held for over a year Description:  Take Action

Turkmenistan: Total repression ahead of elections - 12 December 2013

Headline Title:  Turkmenistan: Total repression ahead of elections Turkmenistan’s authorities have simply paid lip service to reform in a bid to appease the international community said Amnesty International in the run up to parliamentary elections this weekend (1 Turkmenistan’s authorities have simply paid lip service to reform in a bid to appease the international community said Amnesty International in the run up to parliamentary elections this weekend. Media Node:  Turkmen elections Story Location:  Turkmenistan 41° 7' 4.7532" N, 56° 25' 32.8116" E “Holding these elections will not address the atmosphere of total repression, denial of the basic human rights, and the all-permeating fear that has gripped society in Turkmenistan for years, and all pretence of progress on human rights is simply deceitful” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 12/12/2013

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