Prisoners Of Conscience

Iran releases prominent human rights lawyer - 18 September 2013

Headline Title:  Iran releases prominent human rights lawyer Amnesty International welcomes the release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and at least 11 political activists. Amnesty International welcomes the release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and at least 11 political activists. Media Node:  Iran POC Story Location:  Iran 32° 49' 4.9908" N, 55° 43' 21.5616" E “While the releases are a positive development, they must be a first step that paves the way for the release of all prisoners of conscience held solely because they peacefully exercised their rights. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Iran: Release human rights lawyer for good Description:  News Story, 23 January 2013 URL:  Iran: Sakharov Prize winner and other detainees denied visits and medical care Description:  News Story, 31 October 2012 URL:  Health fears for imprisoned Sakharov prize winner in Iran Description:  News Story, 26 October 2012

Bahrain must immediately release opposition leader - 18 September 2013

Headline Title:  Bahrain must immediately release opposition leader The arrest of the prominent opposition leader Khalil al-Marzouq in Bahrain last night is the authorities’ latest move to tighten the noose on political opposition in the country and silence anyone The arrest of the prominent opposition leader Khalil al-Marzouq in Bahrain last night is the authorities’ latest move to tighten the noose on political opposition in the country. Media Node:  Bahrain Story Location:  Bahrain 25° 59' 39.3288" N, 50° 32' 13.5924" E “Khalil al-Marzouq is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned only for of his vehement criticism of the government. He must be immediately and unconditionally released. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International. 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

Zambia postpones same-sex conduct trial - 17 September 2013

Headline Title:  Zambia postpones same-sex conduct trial The postponement of the trial against two Zambian men charged with same-sex sexual conduct whilst they continue to languish in prison is compounding their suffering, Amnesty International said. The postponement of the trial against two Zambian men charged with same-sex sexual conduct whilst they continue to languish in prison is compounding their suffering Media Node:  Zambia At a Glance:  In the last decade sub-Saharan Africa has seen a surge in discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals.Homosexuality is against the law in 38 African countries. Story Location:  Zambia 13° 5' 50.3412" S, 22° 51' 5.6268" E “These men should not be facing the courts in the first place. Postponing the trial condemns these men to even more time in prison simply because of outrageous charges against them based on their perceived sexual orientation. ” Source:  Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International’s Zambia researcher. URL:  Zambia: Drop charges against men accused of same-sex conduct Description:  News Story, 11 September 2013 URL:  Zambia urged to release two men charged with same-sex sexual conduct Description:  News Story, 8 May 2013 URL:  Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled Description:  News Story, 25 June 2013 URL:  African activists fight homophobia Description:  Feature, 26 June 2013

Cuba. Les autorités doivent libérer immédiatement un prisonnier d'opinion

Les autorités cubaines doivent libérer immédiatement et sans condition un militant politique incarcéré uniquement en raison de ses opinions politiques, a déclaré Amnesty International en annonçant qu'elle venait d'adopter Iván Fernández Depestre comme prisonnier d'opinion. Les autorités cubaines doivent libérer immédiatement et sans condition un militant politique incarcéré uniquement en raison de ses opinions politiques, a déclaré Amnesty International en annonçant

Cuba debe liberar de inmediato a preso de conciencia

Las autoridades de Cuba deben poner en libertad de inmediato y sin condiciones a un activista político encarcelado únicamente a causa de sus opiniones políticas, ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional al tiempo que adoptaba a Iván Fernández Depestre como preso de conciencia. Las autoridades de Cuba deben poner en libertad de inmediato y sin condiciones a un activista político encarcelado únicamente a causa de sus opiniones políticas, ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional

Cuba must immediately release prisoner of conscience

Authorities in Cuba must immediately and unconditionally release a political activist imprisoned solely because of his political views, Amnesty International said as it adopted Iván Fernández Depestre a “Prisoner of Conscience”. Authorities in Cuba must immediately and unconditionally release a political activist imprisoned solely because of his political views, Amnesty International said as it adopted Iván Fernández Depes

Cuba must immediately release prisoner of conscience - 11 September 2013

Headline Title:  Cuba must immediately release prisoner of conscience Authorities in Cuba must immediately and unconditionally release a political activist imprisoned solely because of his political views, Amnesty International said as it adopted Iván Fernández Depes Authorities in Cuba must immediately and unconditionally release a political activist imprisoned solely because of his political views. Media Node:  Cuba Story Location:  Cuba 21° 57' 36.1008" N, 78° 52' 54.6096" W “It is a sad reflection of the state of the rule of law in Cuba, when people are convicted to prison terms not for what they have done but for what they might do.” Source:  Javier Zúñiga, Special Advisor for Amnesty International. URL:  Cuba: Release five prisoners of conscience immediately Description:  News Story, 5 August 2013 URL:  Cuba: 10 years on from crackdown on dissidence, fundamental freedoms still lacking in Cuba Description:  Press Release 15 March 2013 URL:  Cuban journalist named prisoner of conscience Description:  Press Release, 30 January 2013 URL:  Cuba: Freedom of assembly and expression limited by government policies Description:  Submission, 31 October 2012

ينبغي الإفراج الفوري عن مدوِّن إيراني يكابد اشتداد الأمراض عليه - 30 August 2013

Headline Title:  ينبغي الإفراج الفوري عن مدوِّن إيراني يكابد اشتداد الأمراض عليه قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إنه ينبغي الإفراج الفوري وغير المشروط عن ينبغي الإفراج الفوري وغير المشروط عن سجين رأي ومدوِّن إيراني ينفِّذ إضراباً عن الطعام، كي يتمكن من تلقي العلاج بسبب تدهور حالته الصحية Media Node:  Iran AR Story Location:  إيران 32° 18' 51.75" N, 51° 30' 14.0616" E “إن تدهور الحالة الصحية لحسين روناغي مالكي أمر مقلق للغاية. وعلى الرغم من مطالبة والديه المتكررة، فإن السلطات الإيرانية ترفض إطلاق سراحه أو حتى منحه مغادرة مؤقتة” Source:  حسيبة الحاج صحراوي، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Iran still seeks to erase the ‘1988 prison massacre’ from memories, 25 years on Description:  Feature, 29 August 2013 URL:  Iran: New President must deliver on human rights campaign promises Description:  News Story, 2 August 2013 URL:  Iran: Growing fears for hunger striker in Iran: Arash Sadeghi Description:  Urgent Action, 5 July 2013 URL:  Iran: New briefing reveals crackdown on dissent ahead of election Description:  Press Release, 12 June 2013

Cambodia: Jailed activist must be released, not forgotten - 3 September 2013

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Jailed activist must be released, not forgotten Cambodian human rights defender Yorm Bopha, imprisoned on spurious grounds last year, must be released immediately, Amnesty International said ahead of the one-year anniversary of her arrest. Cambodian human rights defender Yorm Bopha, imprisoned on spurious grounds last year, must be released immediately, Amnesty International said ahead of the one-year anniversary of her arrest. Media Node:  Yorm Bopha Story Location:  Cambodia 11° 58' 38.4672" N, 103° 26' 50.1576" E “Yorm Bopha is a prisoner of conscience, jailed for her peaceful activism and defending the rights of those in her community who lost their homes through forced evictions” Source:  Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director URL:  Convictions of activists in Cambodia demonstrates dire state of justice Description:  News story, 27 December 2012 URL:  Cambodia: Free two women campaigning against forced evictions Description:  News story, 19 December 2012 URL:  Cambodia: Stop the use of excessive force against peaceful land activists Description:  News story, 7 February 2012

Un blogueur iranien gravement malade doit être libéré de prison immédiatement - 30 August 2013

Headline Title:  Iran. Il faut libérer le blogueur Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Un blogueur et prisonnier d’opinion iranien en grève de la faim pour protester contre sa détention injuste doit être libéré immédiatement et sans condition afin d’être soigné, car sa santé se détér Un blogueur et prisonnier d’opinion iranien en grève de la faim pour protester contre sa détention injuste doit être libéré immédiatement et sans condition afin d’être soigné, car sa santé se détériore. Media Node:  Iran_fr Story Location:  Iran 32° 18' 51.75" N, 51° 30' 14.0616" E “La dégradation de l’état de santé d’Hossein Ronaghi Maleki est extrêmement inquiétante et, malgré les demandes répétées de ses parents, les autorités iraniennes refusent de le libérer ou même de lui accorder une permission. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, directrice adjointe du programme Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord URL:  L’Iran cherche toujours à effacer des mémoires le «massacre des prisons» de 1988, 25 ans après Description:  Nouvelle, 29 août 2013 URL:  Iran. Le nouveau président doit tenir ses promesses de campagne en matière de droits humains Description:  Communiqué de presse, 2 août 2013 URL:  Iran. Craintes de plus en plus vives concernant un gréviste de la faim. Arash Sadeghi Description:  Action urgente, 5 juillet 2013 URL:  Iran. Une nouvelle synthèse dénonce la répression ciblant la dissidence à l'approche de l'élection présidentielle Description:  Communiqué de presse, 12 juin 2013

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