Military, Security And Police Equipment

مصر: قانون التظاهر الجديد يطلق العنان لقوات الأمن - 25 November 2013

Headline Title:  مصر: قانون التظاهر الجديد يطلق العنان لقوات الأمن قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قانوناً جديداً يفرض قيوداً واسعة النطاق على التظاهر في مصر يُعتبر نكسة خطيرة ويشكل تهديداً خطيراً لحرية التجمع ويطلق لقوات الأمن العنان قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قانوناً جديداً يفرض قيوداً واسعة النطاق على التظاهر في مصر يُعتبر نكسة خطيرة ويشكل تهديداً خطيراً لحرية التجمع ويطلق لقوات الأمن العنان لاستخدام القوة المفرطة، بما فيها القوة المميتة، ضد المتظاهرين  Media Node:  Egypt protest law AR Story Location:  Egypt 27° 31' 39.9288" N, 28° 49' 41.25" E “إن منح قوات الأمن السلطات الكاملة لحظر الاحتجاجات أو تفريقها باستخدام القوة المفرطة والمميتة يعتبر نكسة خطيرة بالنسبة لحقوق الإنسان في مصر، ويمهِّد الطريق أمام مزيد من الانتهاكات” Source:  حسيبة الحاج صحراوي، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Mon, 25/11/2013 URL:  Egypt's draft protest law paves the way for fresh bloodshed Description:  Public statement, 18 October 2013 URL:  Egypt: State-sanctioned pattern of excessive use of force by security forces Description:  News story, 14 October 2013 URL:  More violence as Egyptians mark 6 October Description:  Blog, 8 October 2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces must show restraint after reckless policing of violent protest Description:  News story, 23 August 2013

République centrafricaine : l’ONU doit réagir face à une catastrophe humaine imminente - 25 November 2013

Headline Title:  République centrafricaine : l’ONU doit réagir L’ONU doit prendre la pleine mesure de la catastrophe humaine de grande ampleur qui se profile en République centrafriquaine lorsqu’elle va examiner les options soumises par son secrétaire général L’ONU doit prendre la pleine mesure de la catastrophe humaine de grande ampleur qui se profile en République centrafriquaine lorsqu’elle va examiner les options soumises par son secrétaire général concernant le maintien de la paix dans ce pays, a déclaré Amnesty International. Media Node:  CAR UN vote_FR Story Location:  Central African Republic 4° 22' 45.39" N, 18° 34' 0.822" E “Des gens meurent en République centrafricaine pendant que nous parlons, et nous devons agir de toute urgence. Il n’y a pas de temps à perdre. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, secrétaire général d'Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 25/11/2013 URL:  République centrafricaine : les violences commises par les forces de sécurité sont désormais impossibles à maîtriser Description:  Nouvelle/rapport, 30 cctober 2013 URL:  De nouvelles images satellite révèlent les ravages causés par les violences en République centrafricaine Description:  Communiqué de presse, 8 novembre 2013

Egypt: New protest law gives security forces free rein - 25 November 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt: New protest law gives security forces free rein   A new law placing broad restrictions on protests in Egypt is a serious setback that poses a grave threat to freedom of assembly and gives security forces a free rein to use excessive force, including lethal force, against demonstrators, Amnesty International said today.  Media Node:  Egypt protest law Story Location:  Egypt 27° 31' 39.9288" N, 28° 49' 41.25" E “Granting security forces complete discretion to ban protests or disperse them using excessive and lethal force is a serious setback for human rights in Egypt and paves the way for further abuse” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Programme Director Date:  Mon, 25/11/2013 URL:  Egypt's draft protest law paves the way for fresh bloodshed Description:  Public statement, 18 October 2013 URL:  Egypt: State-sanctioned pattern of excessive use of force by security forces Description:  News story, 14 October 2013 URL:  More violence as Egyptians mark 6 October Description:  Blog, 8 October 2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces must show restraint after reckless policing of violent protest Description:  News story, 23 August 2013

Central African Republic: UN must tackle the looming human catastrophe - 25 November 2013

Headline Title:  Central African Republic: UN must tackle the looming human catastrophe   The UN must take full account of the human catastrophe of epic proportions unfolding in the Central African Republic (CAR) when considering the options presented by the UN Secretary-General on peacekeeping in that country, Amnesty International said.   Media Node:  CAR UN vote Story Location:  Central African Republic 4° 22' 45.39" N, 18° 34' 0.822" E “People are dying in the Central African Republic as we speak, and action is needed as a matter of utmost urgency. There is no time to delay.” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 25/11/2013 URL:  Central African Republic: Violence of security forces now out of control Description:  News story/report, 29 October 2013 URL:  New satellite images reveal shocking aftermath of abuses in Central African Republic Description:  News story, 8 November 2013

Global campaign targets violence against women and girls caused by 'militarism' - 25 November 2013

Headline Title:  Global campaign targets violence against women and girls caused by 'militarism' Amnesty International supporters worldwide today begin a 16-day global campaign challenging violence against women and girls exacerbate Amnesty International supporters worldwide today begin a 16-day global campaign challenging violence against women and girls exacerbated by increasingly militarized societies or "militarism". Media Node:  16 days of activism Story Location:  United Kingdom 51° 30' 16.704" N, 0° 12' 31.464" W See map: Google Maps “Militarism applies to situations where military values have a dominant influence over society – both in the context of armed conflict and in peacetime. It often has grave consequences for the equality, safety and security of women and girls” Source:  Madhu Malhotra, Director of Amnesty International's Gender, Sexuality and Identity Programme Date:  Mon, 25/11/2013 URL:  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Description:  Campaign page

Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’ - 21 October 2013

Headline Title:  Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’ There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat f There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat from a right-wing paramilitary group. Media Node:  Colombia indigenous protests Story Location:  Colombia 5° 44' 28.8384" N, 75° 6' 9.1404" W “Most of the evidence gathered by Amnesty International in several parts of Colombia points to a deeply worrying and largely disproportionate use of force against the indigenous protesters by the police and the armed forces” Source:  Marcelo Pollack, Amnesty International Researcher on Colombia Date:  Mon, 21/10/2013 URL:  Colombia: Congress should reject law reforming the military justice system Description:  News story, 12 June 2013

 السودان: قوات الأمن تقتل عشرات المحتجين برصاصها مع تزايد عدد المظاهرات 
 - 26 September 2013

Headline Title:   السودان: قوات الأمن تقتل عشرات المحتجين برصاصها مع تزايد عدد المظاهرات 
 
  
صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية والمركز الأفريقي لدراسات العدالة والسلام بالأمس أنه يجب على قوات الأمن السودانية أن تتوقف فوراً عن استخدام القوة التعسفية وغير المش 
  
صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية والمركز الأفريقي لدراسات العدالة والسلام بالأمس أنه يجب على قوات الأمن السودانية أن تتوقف فوراً عن استخدام القوة التعسفية وغير المشروعة بحق المحتجين، وذلك في أعقاب تأكيد مقتل ما لايقل عن 50 متظاهراً يومي الثلاثاء والأربعاء جراء إصابتهم في منطقتي الصدر أو الرأس  Media Node:  Sudan fuel protests AR Twitter Tag:  SudanRevolts Story Location:  السودان 15° 33' 9.7524" N, 32° 32' 19.5252" E “يُعتبر إطلاق النار بقصد القتل – وخصوصاً من خلال التصويب على صدور المحتجين ورؤوسهم – انتهاكاً صارخاً للحق في الحياة، وعلى السودان أن يوقف فوراً هذا القمع العنيف الذي تمارسه قواته الأمنية” Source:   لوسي فريمان، نائبة مدير برنامج أفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Thu, 26/09/2013 “يجب على الحكومة السودانية أن تبادر من فورها إلى فتح تحقيق في استخدام قوات الأمن للقوة غير المتناسبة، ومزاعم قيامها بقتل المحتجين عمداً باستخدام الذخيرة الحية” Source:  عصمان حُميدة، المدير التنفيذي للمركز الأفريقي لدراسات العدالة والسلام Date:  Thu, 26/09/2013 URL:  UN: Demand al-Bashir’s surrender to the International Criminal Court Description:  News story, 20 September 2013 URL:  Why monitoring human rights in Sudan still matters Description:  Blog, 9 September 2013 URL:  Human rights situation in Sudan Description:  Joint written statement to the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, 29 August 2013 URL:  Sudan must end violent repression of student protests Description:  News story, 12 December 2012

Nobel peace prize: A worthy winner, but much remains to be done - 11 October 2013

Headline Title:  Nobel peace prize: A worthy winner, but much remains to be done Following the announcement that The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International commented: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. Media Node:  Nobel peace prize Story Location:  المملكة المتحدة 33° 25' 25.1328" N, 37° 6' 2.988" E See map: Google Maps “This is a worthy winner, and a choice that reaffirms international principles against the use of chemical weapons and other banned weapons that cause untold suffering” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 11/10/2013 URL:  Syria: Chemical weapons deal 'positive', but must be only first step Description:  News story, 14 September 2013 URL:  Enough hand-wringing on Syria Description:  Op-ed, 22 August 2013

Turkey accused of gross human rights violations in Gezi Park protests - 2 October 2013

Headline Title:  Turkey accused of gross human rights violations in Gezi Park protests Turkish authorities committed human rights violations on a massive scale in the government’s attempts to crush the Gezi Park protests this summer said Amnesty International. Turkish authorities committed human rights violations on a massive scale in the government’s attempts to crush the Gezi Park protests this summer. Media Node:  Turkey Turkey video At a Glance:  The Turkish Medical Association has reported that more than 8,000 people have been injured at the scene of demonstrations since late May.At least one death has been linked to the improper police use of tear gas canisters.Turkish police used 130,000 tear gas cartridges during the first 20 days of the demonstrations.This greatly depleted the 150,000 cartridges budgeted for in the police force’s annual procurement plan.Media reports refer to an extraordinary order of riot control equipment – including 100,000 canisters of tear gas and more than 100 armoured vehicles. Story Location:  Turquie 40° 41' 46.2804" N, 34° 48' 16.8768" E “The attempt to smash the Gezi Park protest movement involved a string of human rights violations on a huge scale. They include the wholesale denial of the right to peaceful assembly and violations of the rights to life, liberty and the freedom from torture and ill-treatment. ” Source:  Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s expert on Turkey. URL:  Gezi Park protests: Brutal denial of the right to peaceful assembly in Turkey Description:  Report, 02 October 2013 URL:  Turkey: Fresh protests spark fears over pending tear gas shipments Description:  News Story, 12 September 2013 URL:  Turkey must release peaceful Taksim protesters Description:  News story, 9 July 2013 URL:  A hospital in Amnesty’s office Description:  Blog, 14 June 2013 URL:  Increased police repression continues to go unchecked in Turkey Description:  News story, 11 June 2013

Sudan: Security forces fatally shoot dozens of protesters as demonstrations grow - 26 September 2013

Headline Title:  Sudan: Security forces fatally shoot dozens of protesters as demonstrations grow   The Sudanese security forces must immediately stop using arbitrary and unlawful force against protesters, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies and Amnesty International urged today, after confirming that at least 50 demonstrators were killed after being shot in the chest or head.   Media Node:  Sudan fuel protests Twitter Tag:  SudanRevolts Story Location:  Soudan 15° 33' 9.7524" N, 32° 32' 19.5252" E “Shooting to kill – including by aiming at protesters’ chests and heads – is a blatant violation of the right to life, and Sudan must immediately end this violent repression by its security forces” Source:  Lucy Freeman, Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 26/09/2013 “The Sudanese government must immediately establish an investigation into the use of disproportionate force and allegations of the intentional killing of protestors and use of live ammunition by security forces” Source:  Osman Hummaida, Executive Director of the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies Date:  Thu, 26/09/2013 URL:  UN: Demand al-Bashir’s surrender to the International Criminal Court Description:  News story, 20 September 2013 URL:  Why monitoring human rights in Sudan still matters Description:  Blog, 9 September 2013 URL:  Human rights situation in Sudan Description:  Joint written statement to the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, 29 August 2013 URL:  Sudan must end violent repression of student protests Description:  News story, 12 December 2012

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