Prisoners Of Conscience

Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release women protesters

The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, including seven girls, after they participated in a peaceful pro-Morsi demonstration in Alexandria shows the Egyptian authorities’ determination to punish dissent, Amnesty International said. The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, including seven girls, after they participated in a peaceful pro-Morsi demonstration in Alexandria shows the Egyptian authorities’ determina

Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release women protesters - 28 November 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release women protesters The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, including seven girls, after they participated in a peaceful pro-Morsi demonstration in Alexandria shows the Egyptian authorities’ determina The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, after they participated in a peaceful pro-Morsi demonstration shows the Egyptian authorities’ determination to punish dissent. Media Node:  Egypt Story Location:  Egypt 27° 30' 6.3792" N, 29° 0' 14.0616" E “These harsh prison sentences against young women and girls come after the adoption of a draconian protest law and the violent dispersal of an activists’ protest in Cairo. It is a strong signal that there will be no limit to the authorities’ efforts to crush opposition and that no one is immune to their iron fist.” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. URL:  Egypt: New protest law gives security forces free rein Description:  News Story, 25 November 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

Bahreïn. Il faut mettre immédiatement un terme au calvaire de Nabeel Rajab

Les autorités de Bahreïn doivent libérer immédiatement Nabeel Rajab, éminent défenseur des droits humains emprisonné pour avoir pris part à des manifestations antigouvernementales en 2012. Les autorités de Bahreïn doivent libérer immédiatement Nabeel Rajab, éminent défenseur des droits humains emprisonné pour avoir pris part à des manifestations antigouvernementales en 2012, a déclar

Bahréin: Poner fin de inmediato al suplicio de prisión de Nabeel Rajab

Las autoridades de Bahréin deben poner de inmediato en libertad a Nabeel Rajab, destacado activista de derechos humanos encarcelado por participar en una protesta antigubernamental el año pasado. Así lo ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. Las autoridades de Bahréin deben poner de inmediato en libertad a Nabeel Rajab, destacado activista de derechos humanos encarcelado por participar en una protesta antigubernamental el año pasado.

Bahrain: End prison ordeal for Nabeel Rajab immediately

Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist jailed for taking part in an anti-government protest last year, said Amnesty International. Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist jailed for taking part in an anti-government protest last year, said Amnesty International.

Bahrain: End prison ordeal for Nabeel Rajab immediately - 27 November 2013

Headline Title:  Bahrain: End prison ordeal for Nabeel Rajab immediately Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist jailed for taking part in an anti-government protest last year, said Amnesty International. Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist jailed for taking part in an anti-government protest last year. Media Node:  Bahrain Story Location:  Bahrain 26° 0' 50.4216" N, 50° 33' 32.6952" E URL:  Reform shelved, repression unleashed Description:  Report, November 2012

Cambodia: Injustice prevails despite activist’s release on bail - 22 November 2013

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Injustice prevails despite activist’s release on bail The provisional release of housing rights activist Yorm Bopha is a great relief both for her family and community but does not go far enough, Amnesty International said, after Cambodia’s Supreme Co The provisional release of housing rights activist Yorm Bopha does not go far enough, Amnesty International said, after Cambodia’s Supreme Court today released her on bail and sent her case back to the Appeals Court. Media Node:  Yorm Bopha release on bail Yorm Bopha demo Story Location:  Cambodia 11° 51' 41.8212" N, 104° 27' 28.8288" E “Yorm Bopha’s release is good news, but it is disappointing that her conviction still stands and the case is not over. Her case is symbolic of a worrying trend in Cambodia over recent years where human rights defenders face harassment, threats, arrest, imprisonment and worse for their peaceful activism.” Source:  Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Cambodia who attended today’s appeal hearing Date:  Fri, 22/11/2013 URL:  Cambodia: Global call to release Yorm Bopha ahead of Supreme Court appeal Description:  News story, 19 November 2013 URL:  Yorm Bopha; Housing rights activist imprisoned Description:  Action, 15 November 2013 URL:  Never forget Bopha! Description:  Interview with Yorm Bopha’s family in WIRE magazine URL:  Cambodia: Jailed activist must be released, not forgotten Description:  News story, 3 September 2013 URL:  Convictions of activists in Cambodia demonstrates dire state of justice Description:  News story, 27 December 2012

Camboya: Llamamiento mundial para que Yorm Bopha sea liberada antes de la apelación ante el Tribunal Supremo

Camboya debe poner en libertad a Yorm Bopha, activista del derecho a una vivienda; así lo ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional, que ha puesto en marcha una campaña mundial en favor de su liberación sólo unos días antes de que se celebre la vista de apelación final de la activista ante el Tribunal Supremo el 22 de noviembre. Camboya debe poner en libertad a Yorm Bopha, activista del derecho a la vivienda; así lo ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional, que ha puesto en marcha una campaña mundial en favor de su liberación só

Cambodge. Appel mondial en faveur de la libération de Yorm Bopha

Le Cambodge doit libérer Yorm Bopha, militante en faveur du droit au logement, a déclaré Amnesty International à l’occasion du lancement d’une action mondiale pour la libération de cette femme, à quelques jours de l’examen par la Cour suprême de son ultime appel. Le Cambodge doit libérer Yorm Bopha, militante en faveur du droit au logement, a déclaré Amnesty International à l’occasion du lancement d’une action mondiale pour la libération de cette femme, à q

Cambodia: Global call to release Yorm Bopha ahead of Supreme Court appeal

Cambodia must free housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, Amnesty International said as it launched a worldwide campaign for her release just days before the country’s Supreme Court hears her final appeal on 22 November.  Cambodia must free housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, Amnesty International said as it launched a worldwide campaign for her release just days before the country’s Supreme Court hears her final ap

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