Prisoners Of Conscience

13 Jailed Opposition Activists; Jailed for their activism and expressing opinions

Call on the Bahrainian government to release 13 opposition activists Being a government critic can be dangerous in Bahrain. Thirteen men have been behind bars since 2011 for their activism and expressing their opinions.

Myanmar: Release of prisoners of conscience positive but many still locked up - 15 November 2013

Headline Title:  Myanmar: Release of prisoners of conscience positive but many still locked up The release of several prisoners of conscience in Myanmar today is a positive step, but time is running out for the government to keep its promise to release everyone imprisoned for peaceful activi The release of several prisoners of conscience in Myanmar today is a positive step, but time is running out for the government to keep its promise to release everyone imprisoned for peaceful activism by the year’s end. Media Node:  Myanmar Story Location:  Myanmar 20° 2' 56.58" N, 95° 37' 30" E “Today’s release is of course welcome, but the fact remains that there are many imprisoned for peaceful activism still behind bars in Myanmar. President Thein Sein has promised to release all prisoners of conscience by the end of the year, but time is running out for the government to show that this was not just empty words. ” Source:  Isabelle Arradon, Asia-Pacific Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Myanmar: Arrests continue amid promise to release all prisoners of conscience Description:  News, 17 July 2013

Rusia debe revelar de inmediato el paradero de una integrante de las Pussy Riot encarcelada

La constante negativa a revelar el paradero de una integrante del grupo punk ruso Pussy Riot, de la que se rumorea que ha sido trasladada a una colonia penitenciaria en Siberia, demuestra los implacables esfuerzos de las autoridades por silenciarla. Así lo ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. La constante negativa a revelar el paradero de una integrante del grupo punk ruso Pussy Riot, de la que se rumorea que ha sido trasladada a una colonia penitenciaria en Siberia, demuestra los impla

La Russie doit immédiatement révéler où se trouve une des membres de Pussy Riot actuellement emprisonnée

Le refus persistant de révéler où se trouve une des membres du groupe punk russe Pussy Riot, qui est selon certaines rumeurs sur le point d’être transférée dans une colonie pénitentiaire en Sibérie, souligne les efforts déployés par les autorités pour la réduire au silence, a déclaré Amnesty International. Le refus persistant de révéler où se trouve une des membres du groupe punk russe Pussy Riot, qui est selon certaines rumeurs sur le point d’être transférée dans une colonie pénitentiaire en Sibérie

Russia must immediately disclose whereabouts of imprisoned Pussy Riot member

The continuing refusal to disclose the whereabouts of a member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who is rumoured to be in transfer to a prison colony in Siberia, shows the authorities’ unrelenting efforts to silence her, Amnesty International said. The continuing refusal to disclose the whereabouts of a member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who is rumoured to be in transfer to a prison colony in Siberia, shows the authorities’ unr

Viet Nam: Report documents how scores remain imprisoned for speaking out - 7 November 2013

Headline Title:  Viet Nam: Report documents how scores remain imprisoned for speaking out The Vietnamese authorities must end their alarming crackdown on dissent and immediately put in place measures to protect activists from further harassment and imprisonment simply for exercising the The Vietnamese authorities must end their alarming crackdown on dissent and immediately put in place measures to protect activists from further harassment and imprisonment simply for exercising their rights. Media Node:  Vietnam POCs Story Location:  Vietnam 14° 30' 12.4992" N, 108° 40' 36.3288" E “Viet Nam is fast turning into one of South East Asia’s largest prisons for human rights defenders and other activists. The government’s alarming clampdown on free speech has to end” Source:  Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s Viet Nam Researcher Date:  Thu, 07/11/2013

يتعين على إسرائيل إسقاط التهم الموجهة إلى محامي فلسطيني لحقوق الإنسان أفرج عنه بالكفالة - 24 October 2013

Headline Title:  يتعين على إسرائيل إسقاط التهم الموجهة إلى محامي فلسطيني لحقوق الإنسان أفرج عنه بالكفالة قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يتعين على السلطات الإسرائيلية إسقاط جميع التهم الموجهة ضد محامي حقوق الإنسان الفلسطيني الذي أفرج عنه بالكفالة اليوم. يتعين على السلطات الإسرائيلية إسقاط جميع التهم الموجهة ضد محامي حقوق الإنسان الفلسطيني الذي أفرج عنه بالكفالة اليوم Media Node:  Anas Bargouthi AR Story Location:  إسرائيل 32° 58' 40.6092" N, 36° 17' 55.7808" E “الإفراج عن أنس البرغوثي تطور إيجابي، ولكن ما كان ينبغي أبداً أن يعتقل أو أن توجه إليه أية تهم في المقام الأول” Source:  فيليب لوثر، مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Palestinian human rights lawyer charged Description:  Urgent Action, 3 October 2013

Israel must drop charges against Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail - 24 October 2013

Headline Title:  Israel must drop charges against Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail The Israeli authorities must drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail last night, Amnesty International said. The Israeli authorities must drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail last night, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Anas Bargouthi Story Location:  Israel 32° 58' 40.6092" N, 36° 17' 55.7808" E “The release of Anas Bargouthi is positive news but he should have never been detained and charged in the first place” Source:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International URL:  Palestinian human rights lawyer charged Description:  Urgent Action, 3 October 2013

Azerbaïdjan. Une spirale infernale d'oppression à l'approche de l'élection présidentielle - 8 October 2013

Headline Title:  Azerbaïdjan. Une spirale infernale d'oppression Harcèlement, manœuvres d’intimidation, mauvais traitements, arrestations arbitraires, inculpations forgées de toutes pièces et procès inéquitables font partie de l’arsenal infernal utilisé par les Harcèlement, manœuvres d’intimidation, mauvais traitements, arrestations arbitraires, inculpations forgées de toutes pièces et procès inéquitables font partie de l’arsenal infernal utilisé par les autorités de l’Azerbaïdjan pour opprimer le peuple à l’approche de l’élection présidentielle . Media Node:  Azerbaijan_fr Story Location:  Azerbaïdjan 40° 17' 26.5092" N, 47° 38' 12.1884" E “Alors qu’on entend parler presque tous les jours d’arrestations de militants de la société civile et de persécutions de dissidents, il est difficile de savoir le nombre exact de personnes touchées, tant cela va vite. Les persécutions sont si répandues et si fréquentes qu’il est difficile d’estimer à quel point la situation actuelle est mauvaise.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, directeur du programme Europe et Asie centrale d’Amnesty International URL:  Downward spiral: Continuing crackdown on freedoms in Azerbaijan Description:  Rapport URL:  Azerbaïdjan: Des militants accusés de nouvelles charges risquent 12 ans de prison Description:  Action urgente, 18 septembre 2013 URL:  Azerbaijan: Restrictions to the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly obstructs the work of civil society and political activists Description:  Déclaration publique, 20 septembre 2013 URL:  L'Azerbaïdjan érige en infraction la liberté d'expression sur Internet à l'approche des élections Description:  Communiqué de presse, 15 mai 2013

Azerbaijan in downward spiral of oppression ahead of presidential elections - 8 October 2013

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan in downward spiral of oppression ahead of presidential elections Harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests, fabricated charges and unfair trials are all part of the arsenal the Azerbaijani authorities are employing in a downward spiral of oppres Harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests, fabricated charges and unfair trials are all part of the arsenal the Azerbaijani authorities are employing in the run up to the presidential elections. Media Node:  Azerbaijan Story Location:  Azerbaijan 40° 17' 26.5092" N, 47° 38' 12.1884" E “With new arrests of civil society activists reported almost daily, it’s hard to keep up with the sheer number and the speed at which dissenters are being persecuted at the moment. The persecution is so widespread and frequent it’s difficult to assess just how bad the current situation really is.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Director. URL:  Downward spiral: Continuing crackdown on freedoms in Azerbaijan Description:  Read the report URL:  Azerbaijan: Activists face 12 years' jail on new charges Description:  Urgent Action, 18 September 2013 URL:  Azerbaijan: Restrictions to the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly obstructs the work of civil society and political activists Description:  Public Statement, 20 September 2013 URL:  Azerbaijan criminalizes free speech online ahead of elections Description:  News Story, 15 May 2013

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