Prisoners Of Conscience

Bahrain: Outspoken activist fears re-arrest days after her release - 18 February 2014

Headline Title:  Bahrain: Outspoken activist fears re-arrest days after her release   A Bahraini activist recently released from prison has told Amnesty International she fears she may be rearrested when she attends court this week to face further spurious charges.  Media Node:  Zainab Al Khawaja II Maryam al Khawaja speaks out Story Location:  Bahréin 26° 11' 53.6712" N, 50° 33' 26.514" E “The Bahraini authorities must not place Zainab Al Khawaja behind bars yet again. Her release this week was long overdue ” Source:  Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 18/02/2014 URL:  Bahrain: Fears of violent crackdown ahead of third anniversary protests Description:  News story, 13 February 2014 URL:  Bahrain: Woman activist sentenced again in Bahrain: Zainab Al-Khawaja Description:  Urgent action, 31 January 2014 URL:  Bahrain: Reform shelved, repression unleashed Description:  Report, 21 November 2012 URL:  Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s life in danger Description:  News story, 10 April 2012

Russia: Nine new arrests near Sochi Olympics include Pussy Riot activists - 18 February 2014

Headline Title:  Russia: Nine new arrests near Sochi Olympics include Pussy Riot activists  The Russian authorities must immediately release nine people – including activists and journalists – who have been arrested in central Sochi, Amnesty International said.  The Russian authorities must immediately release nine people – including activists and journalists – who have been arrested in central Sochi, Amnesty International said.  Media Node:  Sochi arrests Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 45° 44' 26.4948" N, 41° 13' 14.5308" E “In Putin’s Russia, the authorities have turned the Olympic rings – a worldwide symbol of hope and striving for the best of the human spirit – into handcuffs to shackle freedom of expression ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Director of Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 18/02/2014 URL:  Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week Description:  News story, 5 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end of repression in Russia Description:  News story, 31 January 2014 URL:  Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations Description:  News story, 3 October 2013

Juste avant les Jeux olympiques de Sotchi, la Russie emprisonne deux hommes pour raisons d'opinion

Au matin du mercredi 5 février, lors d’un procès à huis clos, de courte durée et d’une iniquité flagrante, les autorités russes ont condamné Igor Khartchenko, militant écologiste, à cinq jours d’emprisonnement pour « avoir résisté aux ordres légitimes de la police », a déclaré Amnesty International, qui voit en cet homme la deuxième personne arrêtée en Russie pour raisons d’opinion depuis lundi 3 février. Au matin du mercredi 5 février, lors d’un procès à huis clos, de courte durée et d’une iniquité flagrante, les autorités russes ont condamné Igor Khartchenko, militant écologiste, à cinq jours d’em

مناشدة اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية صون حقوق الإنسان - 10 February 2014

Headline Title:  مناشدة اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية صون حقوق الإنسان صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم أنه لا يجوز أن تتجاهل اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية الانتهاكات الخطيرة لحقوق الإنسان التي رافقت التحضيرات للألعاب الأوليمبية الشتوية في سوتشي و صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم أنه لا يجوز أن تتجاهل اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية الانتهاكات الخطيرة لحقوق الإنسان التي رافقت التحضيرات للألعاب الأوليمبية الشتوية في سوتشي وانطلاقها Media Node:  IOC Sochi AR Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 23' 53.07" N, 42° 5' 58.5924" E “يجب على اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية أن توبخ القيادة الروسية على انتهاكها الصارخ لحقوق الإنسان في سياق الألعاب الأوليمبية. وإن تخاذل اللجنة عن القيام بذلك سوف يُعد بمثابة خيانة للهدف الصريح الوارد في الميثاق الأوليمبي الذي ينص على صون روح الصداقة والتضامن واللعب النظيف” Source:  سليل شيتي الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games Description:  Open letter, 10 February 2014 URL:  Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week Description:  News story, 5 February 2014 URL:  ‘I’m afraid the future will be a nightmare’ Description:  Blog, 5 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014

مصر: أطلِقوا سراح المحتجات اللائي يواجهن تهما ملفقة - 7 February 2014

Headline Title:  مصر: أطلِقوا سراح المحتجات اللائي يواجهن تهما ملفقة صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يجب على السلطات المصرية أن تُخلي فورا ودون شروط سبيل ثلاث نساء أُلقي القبض عليهن في نوفمبر/ تشرين الثاني أثناء أحد الاحتجاجات في جامعة المنصو صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يجب على السلطات المصرية أن تُخلي فورا ودون شروط سبيل ثلاث نساء أُلقي القبض عليهن في نوفمبر/ تشرين الثاني أثناء أحد الاحتجاجات في جامعة المنصورة Media Node:  Egypt student protests AR Story Location:  مصر 31° 2' 52.9836" N, 31° 22' 56.8056" E “يُعد احتجاز النساء الثلاث من جامعة المنصورة مثالا آخر على تصاعد وتيرة قمع المحتجين وحرية التعبير عن الرأي في مصر. وتواجه النساء الثلاث تهما ملفقة وغير مشروعة لا لشيء سوى لممارستهن حقوقهن ” Source:  حسيبة حاج صحراوي نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Fri, 07/02/2014 URL:  ‘The walls of the cell were smeared with blood’ – third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising marred by police brutality Description:  Feature, 4 February 2014 URL:  Egypt three years on, wide-scale repression continues unabated Description:  News story/report, 23 January 2014 URL:  Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release women protesters Description:  News story, 28 November 2013 URL:  Egypt: New protest law gives security forces free rein Description:  News story, 25 November 2013

IOC urged to uphold human rights - 10 February 2014

Headline Title:  IOC urged to uphold human rights The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said today.  Media Node:  IOC Sochi Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 23' 53.07" N, 42° 5' 58.5924" E “The IOC must take the Russian leadership to task over its blatant violations of human rights in the context of the Games. Not doing so would be a betrayal of the Olympic Charter’s stated goal to uphold the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International URL:  Serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games Description:  Open letter, 10 February 2014 URL:  Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week Description:  News story, 5 February 2014 URL:  ‘I’m afraid the future will be a nightmare’ Description:  Blog, 5 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014

Egypt: Release women protesters facing trumped-up charges - 7 February 2014

Headline Title:  Egypt: Release women protesters facing trumped-up charges   The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release three women arrested last November at a protest at Mansoura University, said Amnesty International.    Media Node:  Egypt student protests Story Location:  Egypt 31° 2' 52.9836" N, 31° 22' 56.8056" E “The detention of the three women at Mansoura University is just another example of the mounting crackdown on protesters and free expression in Egypt. They are facing fabricated and illegitimate charges simply for exercising their rights. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 07/02/2014 URL:  ‘The walls of the cell were smeared with blood’ – third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising marred by police brutality Description:  Feature, 4 February 2014 URL:  Egypt three years on, wide-scale repression continues unabated Description:  News story/report, 23 January 2014 URL:  Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release women protesters Description:  News story, 28 November 2013 URL:  Egypt: New protest law gives security forces free rein Description:  News story, 25 November 2013

Cuenta atrás de los Juegos de Sochi: Segundo preso de conciencia encarcelado en Rusia esta semana

En un juicio breve y manifiestamente injusto en el que no estuvo presente ningún abogado, las autoridades rusas han condenado esta mañana al activista medioambiental Igor Kharchenko a cinco días de detención por supuestamente “desobedecer órdenes legítimas de la policía”, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional, añadiendo que Kharchenko es el segundo preso de conciencia del país detenido desde el lunes.   En un juicio breve y manifiestamente injusto en el que no estuvo presente ningún abogado, las autoridades rusas han condenado esta mañana al activista medioambiental Igor Kharchenko a cinco días de

Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week

In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purportedly “resisting legitimate police orders”, Amnesty International said as it named him the country’s second new prisoner of conscience since Monday.   In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purporte

Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week - 5 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sochi Olympics countdown: Second prisoner of conscience jailed in days In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purporte In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian environmental activist Igor Kharchenko became the country’s second new prisoner of conscience in the week leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics.  Media Node:  Sochi 2nd POC Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 15' 30.3444" N, 39° 0' 34.938" E “Sportsmanship and fair play are hallmarks of the Olympic spirit, but the Russian authorities seem to have thrown out the rule book in favour of silencing critical voices ahead of the Games ” Source:  Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director Date:  Wed, 05/02/2014 URL:  Russia: Another environmentalist in custody as his NGO forced to scrap Sochi report launch Description:  News story, 4 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014 URL:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end repression in Russia Description:  News story, 31 January 2014

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