Prisoners Of Conscience

Rising from the shadows of Abu Salim Prison - 26 June 2014

Headline Title:  Rising from the shadows of Abu Salim Prison Ali al-Akermi spent nearly 30 years as a prisoner of conscience in Libya under Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, including 18 years at the notorious Abu Salim Prison where he endured years o Ali al-Akermi spent nearly 30 years as a prisoner of conscience in Libya under Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, including 18 years at the notorious Abu Salim Prison where he endured years of torture and other ill-treatment.  Media Node:  Abu Salim graffiti Abu Salim mass killings At a Glance:  Learn more about Amnesty International's Stop Torture campaign  Twitter Tag:  StopTorture Story Location:  Libya 29° 45' 41.4612" N, 14° 32' 45.2328" E “ Torture was regular and systematic behaviour inside military police prisons. They would open our knees with razor blades and put salt on the wounds to dissolve it. Teeth and nails were extracted.” Source:  Former prisoner of conscience Ali al-Akermi “When you feel you are combatting tyranny and despotism you can resist. We have a proverb in Libya that whoever enters Abu Salim is considered dead and whoever leaves from Abu Salim is a new-born.” URL:  Stop Torture Description:  Global campaign URL:  Five torture myths debunked Description:  Feature, 26 June 2014 URL:  The science of torture Description:  Feature, 25 June 2014

Thaïlande. Sombres perspectives pour la situation des droits humains après un mois de loi martiale

Un mois après l’instauration de la loi martiale en Thaïlande, aucune perspective d’amélioration ne semble se dessiner à l’horizon, s’agissant des violations de différents droits humains, a déclaré Amnesty International vendredi 20 juin. Un mois après l’instauration de la loi martiale en Thaïlande, aucune perspective d’amélioration ne semble se dessiner à l’horizon, s’agissant des violations de différents droits humains, a déclaré

تايلند: أجواء قاتمة لحقوق الإنسان بعد شهر على تطبيق الأحكام العرفيّة

حذّرت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم بأنّه ليس ثمة مؤشرات في الأفق على نهاية للخروقات العديدة لطيف من حقوق الإنسان بعد انقضاء شهر على إعلان تطبيق الأحكام العرفيّة في تايلند  حذّرت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم بأنّه ليس ثمة مؤشرات في الأفق على نهاية للخروقات العديدة لطيف من حقوق الإنسان بعد انقضاء شهر على إعلان تطبيق الأحكام العرفيّة في تايلند.

China: Encarcelados por cargos “absurdos” tres activistas contra la corrupción

Hoy han sido encarcelados tres activistas contra la corrupción por el simple hecho de ejercer su derecho a la libertad de expresión y reunión, y deben ser puestos en libertad de inmediato y sin condiciones, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional.  Hoy han sido encarcelados tres activistas contra la corrupción por el simple hecho de ejercer su derecho a la libertad de expresión y reunión, y deben ser puestos en libertad de inmediato y sin con

Thailand: Grim outlook for human rights after a month of martial law

There appears to be no end in sight to violations of a range of human rights one month after martial law was declared in Thailand, Amnesty International warned today.    There appears to be no end in sight to violations of a range of human rights one month after martial law was declared in Thailand, Amnesty International warned today. 

Chine. Trois militants anti-corruption emprisonnés à la suite d'accusations «grotesques»

Trois militants anti-corruption, condamnés à de la prison jeudi 19 juin pour avoir simplement exercé leur liberté d’expression et de réunion, doivent être libérés immédiatement et sans condition, a déclaré Amnesty International. Trois militants anti-corruption, condamnés à de la prison jeudi 19 juin pour avoir simplement exercé leur liberté d’expression et de réunion, doivent être libérés immédiatement et sans conditi

China: Three anti-corruption activists jailed on ‘preposterous’ charges

Three anti-corruption activists have been imprisoned today simply for exercising their freedom of expression and assembly and should be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said. Three anti-corruption activists have been imprisoned today simply for exercising their freedom of expression and assembly and should be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty Internation

China: Three anti-corruption activists jailed on ‘preposterous’ charges - 19 June 2014

Headline Title:  China: Three anti-corruption activists jailed on ‘preposterous’ charges   Three anti-corruption activists have been imprisoned today simply for exercising their freedom of expression and assembly and should be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Liu Ping Story Location:  China 30° 41' 6.5904" N, 113° 28' 0.4692" E “The charges against these activists were preposterous from the very beginning. Having a small private gathering and holding a banner in a lobby entrance demanding financial transparency from officials should not in any way constitute ‘picking quarrels’ and ‘illegal assembly’. ” Source:  William Nee, Amnesty International’s China Researcher Date:  Thu, 19/06/2014

المغرب: ينبغي الكف عن استخدام "الإرهاب" كذريعة لسجن الصحفيين - 20 May 2014

Headline Title:  المغرب: ينبغي الكف عن استخدام "الإرهاب" كذريعة لسجن الصحفيين   قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن السلطات المغربية تستخدم قانون مكافحة الإرهاب لمحاكمة وسجن صحفيين، وهو الأمر الذي يُعد ضربةً خطيرة لحرية التعبير ولاستقلال الصحافة. جاء ذلك بينما تسلط المنظمة الضوء على حالتي صحفيين تعرضا للملاحقة مؤخراً بموجب القانون Media Node:  Ali Anouzla AR Story Location:  Morocco 33° 27' 55.2924" N, 5° 37' 30" W “استخدام قانون مكافحة الإرهاب كذريعة لمعاقبة صحفيين بسبب ما ينشورنه هو أمر يمثل ضربة خطيرة لحرية التعبير في المغرب” Source:  فيليب لوثر، مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Tue, 20/05/2014 URL:  Morocco: Further information: Journalist charged under anti-terrorism law: Ali Anouzla Description:  Urgent action, 25 September 2013 URL:  Morocco: Journalist held for article On AQIM video: Ali Anouzla Description:  Urgent action, 23 September 2013 URL:  Morocco holding independent editor over coverage of al-Qa’ida video Description:  News story, 18 September 2013

Morocco: Stop using ‘terrorism’ as a pretext to imprison journalists - 20 May 2014

Headline Title:  Morocco: Stop using ‘terrorism’ as a pretext to imprison journalists   The Moroccan authorities’ use of an anti-terrorism law to prosecute and imprison journalists is a serious blow to freedom of expression and editorial independence, Amnesty International said today, as it highlighted the cases of two men recently targeted under the law.  Media Node:  Ali Anouzla Story Location:  Morocco 33° 27' 55.2924" N, 5° 37' 30" W “Using anti-terrorism legislation as a pretext to punish journalists for their reporting is dealing a serious blow to freedom of expression in Morocco” Source:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 20/05/2014 URL:  Morocco: Further information: Journalist charged under anti-terrorism law: Ali Anouzla Description:  Urgent action, 25 September 2013 URL:  Morocco: Journalist held for article On AQIM video: Ali Anouzla Description:  Urgent action, 23 September 2013 URL:  Morocco holding independent editor over coverage of al-Qa’ida video Description:  News story, 18 September 2013

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