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Egypt: Government must protect Christians from sectarian violence - 20 August 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt: Government must protect Christians from sectarian violence There has been an unprecedented rise in sectarian violence across Egypt targeting Coptic Christians and the Egyptian authorities must take immediate steps to ensure their safety, Amnesty Internatio There has been an unprecedented rise in sectarian violence across Egypt targeting Coptic Christians and the Egyptian authorities must take immediate steps to ensure their safety, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Coptic Christians Coptic neighbourhood attacked Story Location:  Egypt 27° 15' 44.7912" N, 30° 27' 14.7672" E “It is a shocking dereliction of duty that security forces failed to prevent these sectarian attacks and protect Coptic Christians. The backlash against Coptic Christians should have been anticipated following the dramatic rise in similar incidents since Mohamed Morsi was ousted” Source:  Hassiba Hadja Sahraoui, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 19/08/2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces abandon Coptic Christians during deadly attack in Luxor Description:  News story, 23 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: 'There was no door on which I did not knock': Coptic Christians caught in attacks and state's failures Description:  Briefing, 23 July 2013 URL:  Human rights leaders call for action by Egyptian authorities Description:  News story, 19 August 2013

Jordan: Children among Syrian refugees denied entry - 19 August 2013

Headline Title:  Jordan: Children among Syrian refugees denied entry The Jordanian authorities must not deny entry to anyone fleeing the armed conflict in neighbouring Syria, Amnesty International said after families with young children were among scores of people f The Jordanian authorities must not deny entry to anyone fleeing the armed conflict in neighbouring Syria, Amnesty International said after families with young children were among scores of people forced to wait at the border in recent days.  Media Node:  Syria Jordan border crossing Story Location:  Jordan 32° 35' 6.612" N, 36° 2' 11.508" E “Persons fleeing Syria should not be denied entry even on a temporary basis as this puts their lives in danger. Jordan has an obligation under international law to ensure that its borders stay open to receive refugees” Source:  Said Boumedouha, Acting Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Date:  Tue, 20/08/2013 URL:  A visit to the Za’atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan Description:  Blog, 15 July 2013 URL:  Syria’s internally displaced – ‘The world has forgotten us’ Description:  Feature, 20 June 2013 URL:  Syria: No respite for the millions displaced by the conflict Description:  Briefing, 20 June 2013 URL:  More than 1.3 million refugees from Syria in dire need of increased international support Description:  News story, 24 April 2013

سفك دماء مأساوي في مصر يستدعي التحقيق المحايد على وجه السرعة - 16 August 2013

Headline Title:  سفك دماء مأساوي في مصر يستدعي التحقيق. المحايد على وجه السرعة قالت منظمة يتعين إجراء تحقيق واف ومحايد في فض اعتصامي القاهرة عن طريق العنف هذا الأسبوع، حيث استخدمت قوات الأمن القوة المميتة غير المبررة ونكثت بوعدها بالسماح للجرحى بمغادرة الاعتصام بأمان Media Node:  Cairo death toll AR Story Location:  مصر 27° 9' 6.1452" N, 30° 24' 36.5616" E “واستناداً إلى الشهادات الأولية وغيرها من الأدلة التي قمنا بجمعها بأنها لا تدع مجالاً كبيراً للشك في أن تصرفات قوات الأمن لم تولِ أي اعتبار للحياة البشرية على نحو صارخ، ولا بديل لإجراء تحقيقات وافية تتسم بالحيدة والاستقلالية على وجه السرعة” Source:  فيليب لوثر، مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Fri, 16/08/2013 “There were dozens of dead bodies and hundreds of injured people. They mostly sustained live ammunition wounds to the upper part of the body” Source:  A doctor Amnesty International spoke to in Cairo URL:  'People were dying all around me' Description:  Briefing with eyewitness testimony, 16 August 2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces must avoid further bloodshed Description:  News story, 14 August 2013 URL:  Egypt: Evidence points to torture carried out by Morsi supporters Description:  News story, 2 August 2013 URL:  Egypt’s decision to disperse sit-ins is a “recipe for disaster” Description:  News story, 31 July 2013

سفك دماء مأساوي في مصر يستدعي التحقيق. المحايد على وجه السرعة

قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم، استناداً إلى أبحاثها الميدانية، إنه يتعين إجراء تحقيق واف ومحايد في فض اعتصامي القاهرة عن طريق العنف هذا الأسبوع، حيث استخدمت قوات الأمن القوة المميتة غير المبررة ونكثت بوعدها بالسماح للجرحى بمغادرة الاعتصام بأمان  قالت منظمة

Human rights leaders call for action by Egyptian authorities - 19 August 2013

Headline Title:  Human rights leaders call for action by Egyptian authorities There must be a full, impartial and effective investigation into the shocking loss of life that has taken place in Egypt over the last week, with full accountability for whoever committed or ordere Amnesty International’s leaders from across the globe are calling for a full, impartial and effective investigation into the shocking loss of life that has taken place in Egypt over the last week. Media Node:  Egypt ICM statement Story Location:  Égypte 26° 37' 11.8668" N, 29° 42' 25.3116" E “The interim government has already stained its human rights record – first by breaking its promises to use non-lethal weapons to disperse pro-Morsi sit-ins and allow for the safe exit of wounded and then by justifying their actions despite the tragic loss of lives” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 19/08/2013 URL:  Egypt’s disastrous bloodshed requires urgent impartial investigation Description:  News story, 16 August 2013 URL:  'People were dying all around me' Description:  Briefing with eyewitness testimony, 16 August 2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces must avoid further bloodshed Description:  News story, 14 August 2013 URL:  Egypt: Evidence points to torture carried out by Morsi supporters Description:  News story, 2 August 2013

Egypt’s disastrous bloodshed requires urgent impartial investigation - 16 August 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt bloodshed requires urgent impartial investigation There must be a full and impartial investigation into the violent dispersal of sit-in protests in Cairo this week, where security forces used unwarranted lethal force and broke promises to allow th There must be a full and impartial investigation into the violent dispersal of sit-in protests in Cairo this week, where security forces used unwarranted lethal force and broke promises to allow the wounded to exit safely. Media Node:  Cairo death toll Story Location:  Egypt 27° 9' 6.1452" N, 30° 24' 36.5616" E “Based on the initial testimonies and other evidence we’ve gathered, there seems to be little doubt the security forces have been acting with blatant disregard for human life, and full investigations that are both impartial and independent are urgently needed” Source:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 16/08/2013 “There were dozens of dead bodies and hundreds of injured people. They mostly sustained live ammunition wounds to the upper part of the body” Source:  A doctor Amnesty International spoke to in Cairo URL:  'People were dying all around me' Description:  Briefing with eyewitness testimony, 16 August 2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces must avoid further bloodshed Description:  News story, 14 August 2013 URL:  Egypt: Evidence points to torture carried out by Morsi supporters Description:  News story, 2 August 2013 URL:  Egypt’s decision to disperse sit-ins is a “recipe for disaster” Description:  News story, 31 July 2013

مصر: يجب على قوات الأمن تفادي إراقة المزيد من الدماء 
 - 14 August 2013

Headline Title:  مصر: يجب على قوات الأمن تفادي إراقة المزيد من الدماء 
 صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يجب على قوات الأمن أن تبادر إلى اتخاذ خطوات عاجلة في سبيل تفادي إراقة المزيد من الدماء تزامناً مع فض اعتصام مؤيدي مرسي في القاهرة اليوم.&nbsp صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يجب على قوات الأمن أن تبادر إلى اتخاذ خطوات عاجلة في سبيل تفادي إراقة المزيد من الدماء تزامناً مع فض اعتصام مؤيدي مرسي في القاهرة اليوم.  وتعمل المنظمة جاهدةً على الأرض من أجل التحقق مما إذا وقعت أية انتهاكات محتملة Media Node:  Egypt 2 Story Location:  مصر 25° 40' 14.0808" N, 28° 18' 2.8116" E “يظهر أن السلطات لم تفِ بوعودها التي قطعتها بعدم اللجوء إلى استخدام الأساليب المميتة في تفريق المحتجين إلا كملاذ أخير. وغالباً ما دأبت قوات الأمن المصرية في ماضي الأيام على اللجوء إلى استخدام القوة المفرطة ضد المتظاهرين، الأمر الذي أفضى إلى نتائج كارثية” Source:  فيليب لوثر مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Egypt: Further information: Morsi's aides detained, facing charges Description:  Urgent Action, 7 August 2013 URL:  Egypt: Evidence points to torture carried out by Morsi supporters Description:  News Story, 2 August 2013 URL:  Egypt’s decision to disperse sit-ins is a “recipe for disaster” Description:  News Story, 31 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Police must be reined in to prevent further bloodshed Description:  News Story, 29 July 2013 URL:  Brutality unpunished and unchecked: Egypt’s military kill and torture protesters with impunity Description:  Report, 2 October 2012

Egypt: Security forces must avoid further bloodshed - 14 August 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt: Security forces must avoid further bloodshed Security forces must take urgent steps to avoid further bloodshed as a pro-Morsi sit-in is dispersed in Cairo today, said Amnesty International. Security forces must take urgent steps to avoid further bloodshed as a pro-Morsi sit-in is dispersed in Cairo today, said Amnesty International as it works on the ground to verify abuses. Media Node:  Egypt 2 Story Location:  Égypte 25° 40' 14.0808" N, 28° 18' 2.8116" E “Promises by the authorities to use lethal methods only as a last resort to disperse protesters appear to have been broken. All too often in the past the Egyptian security forces have used excessive force against demonstrators with catastrophic consequences. ” Source:  Philip Luther, Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. URL:  Egypt: Further information: Morsi's aides detained, facing charges Description:  Urgent Action, 7 August 2013 URL:  Egypt: Evidence points to torture carried out by Morsi supporters Description:  News Story, 2 August 2013 URL:  Egypt’s decision to disperse sit-ins is a “recipe for disaster” Description:  News Story, 31 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Police must be reined in to prevent further bloodshed Description:  News Story, 29 July 2013 URL:  Brutality unpunished and unchecked: Egypt’s military kill and torture protesters with impunity Description:  Report, 2 October 2012

Bahrain: End crackdown on peaceful demonstrations - 13 August 2013

Headline Title:  Bahrain: End crackdown on peaceful demonstrations The Bahraini authorities must not crack down on mass anti-government protests scheduled for tomorrow said Amnesty International. Amnesty International fears that new legislation introduced last week will be used to legitimize the use of force to quash peaceful protests in Bahrain. Media Node:  Bahrain King Story Location:  Bahrain 26° 12' 5.472" N, 50° 32' 40.7832" E “For years the authorities in Bahrain have shamelessly sought to stifle freedom of expression, taking increasingly drastic steps to stamp out dissent with complete disregard for international law” Source:  Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 13/08/2013 URL:  Bahrain: New decrees ban dissent as further protests organized Description:  Press release, 7 August 2013 URL:  Bahrain: New anti-terrorism powers would pose further risk to human rights Description:  Public statement, 31 July 2013 URL:  Bahrain: “Freedom has a price”: Two years after Bahrain’s uprising Description:  Report, 14 February 2013 URL:  Bahrain: Crackdown in Bahrain: Human Rights at the crossroads Description:  Report, 11 February 2011

Bahrain: New decrees ban dissent as further protests organized - 7 August 2013

Headline Title:  Bahrain: New decrees ban dissent as further protests organized Two new emergency decrees issued by the King of Bahrain last night, which include the banning of all protests, are a further shameful attempt to completely ban any form of dissent and freedom of ex Two new emergency decrees issued by the King of Bahrain last night, which include the banning of all protests, are a further shameful attempt to ban any form of dissent and freedom of expression. Media Node:  Bahrain Story Location:  United Kingdom 26° 3' 50.472" N, 50° 33' 32.6952" E See map: Google Maps “Banning sit-ins, public gatherings and demonstrations in Bahrain’s capital and stipulating that parents could be jailed if their children repeatedly participate in demonstrations is outrageous, and violates international law. ” Source:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Bahrain: Child sent to prison after demonstration Description:  Urgent Action, 2 August 2013 URL:  Bahrain: Social media activists risk torture in Bahrain Description:  Urgent Action, 2 August 2013 URL:  Bahrain: New anti-terrorism powers would pose further risk to human rights Description:  Public Statement, 31 July 2013 URL:  Bahrain: Further information: Lawyer's prison sentence for tweet upheld Description:  Urgent Action, 4 July 2013

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