Torture And Ill-treatment

ليبيا: تعاظم المخاطر المحدقة بسكان بنغازي وسط عمليات القصف المتهورة - 17 June 2014

Headline Title:  ليبيا: تعاظم المخاطر المحدقة بسكان بنغازي وسط عمليات القصف المتهورة   عقب جولة جديدة من القتال العنيف في مدينة بنغازي شرقي ليبيا، صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يتعين على القوات المسلحة الليبية والجماعات المسلحة التوقف فورا عن تهورها في قصف المناطق السكنية كونه يعرض حياة سكان بنغازي للخطر Media Node:  Libya Benghazi airstrikes AR Story Location:  ليبيا 29° 23' 30.2928" N, 16° 5' 2.3424" E “بينما قد يكون في نية الجانبين مهاجمة أهداف عسكرية، يدفع السكان العاديون ثمن الهجمات التي تُستخدم فيها أسلحة تفتقر إلى دقة التصويب” Source:  حسيبة حاج صحراوي، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Tue, 17/06/2014

Ireland: ‘Mother and baby homes’ investigation must be robust and comprehensive

The Irish government’s establishment of an independent Commission of Investigation into ‘mother and baby homes’ must result in an effective and comprehensive investigation that is fully compliant with Ireland’s human rights obligations, Amnesty International said today in a letter to Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny.  

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:  Chine 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

Ireland: ‘Mother and baby homes’ investigation must be robust and comprehensive - 19 June 2014

Headline Title:  Ireland: ‘Mother and baby homes’ investigation must be robust and comprehensive The Irish government’s establishment of an independent Commission of Investigation into ‘mother and baby homes’ must result in an effective and comprehensive investigation that is fully compliant w The Irish government’s establishment of an independent Commission of Investigation into ‘mother and baby homes’ must result in an effective and comprehensive investigation that is fully compliant with Ireland’s human rights obligations. Media Node:  Magdalene Laundries Story Location:  Irlanda 53° 20' 50.352" N, 6° 16' 1.866" W “Confronting, acknowledging and dealing with this legacy of past human rights abuses are essential if Ireland is to move forward as a rights-respecting society. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 19/06/2014 “If properly mandated, this Commission of Investigation could indeed be an opportunity to finally ensure truth and accountability for past human rights abuses experienced in the Magdalene Laundries” Source:  Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland Date:  Thu, 19/06/2014 URL:  Amnesty International welcomes Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes Description:  Press release (Amnesty International Ireland), 10 June 2014 URL:  Ireland: ‘Tuam babies’ mass grave allegations must spark urgent investigation Description:  News story, 5 June 2014

Libya: Mounting risks for Benghazi residents amid reckless shelling - 17 June 2014

Headline Title:  Libya: Mounting risks for Benghazi residents amid reckless shelling   Libyan armed forces and armed groups, including militias, must immediately stop the reckless shelling of residential areas, endangering the lives of Benghazi residents, Amnesty International said following a renewed round of heavy fighting in the eastern city.  Media Node:  Libya Benghazi airstrikes Story Location:  Libya 29° 23' 30.2928" N, 16° 5' 2.3424" E “While both sides may be intending to attack what they consider to be military objectives, ordinary residents increasingly are bearing the brunt of attacks with weapons that lack precision ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 17/06/2014

Irlande du Nord. Ceux qui ont cautionné ou autorisé le recours à la torture doivent rendre des comptes

Les allégations diffusées le 4 juin dans un documentaire sur la chaîne de télévision publique irlandaise RTÉ, selon lesquelles le gouvernement britannique a cautionné le recours à la torture en Irlande du Nord dans les années 1970 et s’est abstenu de révéler des éléments de preuve pertinents à la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, attestent de l’incapacité de mettre en place un mécanisme global afin de faire face au passé, a déclaré Amnesty International. Les allégations diffusées le 4 juin dans un documentaire sur la chaîne de télévision publique irlandaise RTÉ, selon lesquelles le gouvernement britannique a cautionné le recours à la torture e

أيرلندا الشمالية: يجب محاسبة من غضوا الطرف عن التعذيب أو أجازوه - 5 June 2014

Headline Title:  أيرلندا الشمالية: يجب محاسبة من غضوا الطرف عن التعذيب أو أجازوه   قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن مزاعم تضمنها شريط وثائقي بثه التلفزيون الأيرلندي التابع للدولة "آر تي إي" الليلة الماضية بأن حكومة المملكة المتحدة أجازت استخدام التعذيب في أيرلندا الشمالية في سبعينيات القرن الماضي، وبأنها لم تكشف النقاب عن أدلة ذات صلة بذلك للمحكمة الأوروبية لحقوق الإنسان، تؤكد من جديد على تقاعس المملكة المتحدة عن إنشاء آلية شاملة للتعامل مع الماضي  Media Node:  Torture files AR Twitter Tag:  StopTorture Story Location:  Ireland 54° 35' 47.9508" N, 5° 58' 55.4016" W “لا يمر أسبوع دون أن يتم الكشف بالتقسيط عن أحداث الماضي المطرب في أيرلندا الشمالية. وتشكل حقيقة أن الأمر قد احتاج إلى تحقيقات من قبل منظمة غير حكومية وصحفيين ملتزمين بالحقيقة لكشف الستر عن قصة هذا الأسبوع المؤسفة، من إخفاء الدولة واقعة أنها قد أجازت التعذيب عن الأنظار عنصر تذكير جديد بتقاعسها عن التعامل مع الماضي على نحو فعال” Source:  جون دلهاوزن، مدير برنامج أووربا وآسيا الوسطى في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Thu, 05/06/2014 URL:  Northern Ireland: A blanket amnesty would be an utter betrayal of victims Description:  News story, 20 November 2013 URL:  Northern Ireland: New report slams failure to deal with the past Description:  News story, 12 September 2013 URL:  Northern Ireland: Time to deal with the past Description:  Report, 12 September 2013 URL:  Stop Torture Description:  Campaign

Northern Ireland: Those who condoned or authorized use of torture must be held accountable

Allegations aired last night in a documentary by Irish state broadcaster RTÉ that the UK Government sanctioned the use of torture in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, and failed to disclose relevant evidence to the European Court of Human Rights, underline the failure to deliver a comprehensive mechanism to deal with the past, said Amnesty International.  Allegations aired last night in a documentary by Irish state broadcaster RTÉ that the UK Government sanctioned the use of torture in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, and failed to disclose relevant e

Northern Ireland: Those who condoned or authorized use of torture must be held accountable - 5 June 2014

Headline Title:  Northern Ireland: Those who condoned or authorized use of torture must be held accountable Allegations aired last night in a documentary by Irish state broadcaster RTÉ that the UK Government sanctioned the use of torture in Norther Allegations that the UK Government sanctioned the use of torture in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, and failed to disclose relevant evidence to the European Court of Human Rights, underline the failure to deliver a comprehensive mechanism to deal with the past.  Media Node:  Torture files Twitter Tag:  StopTorture Story Location:  Ireland 54° 35' 47.9508" N, 5° 58' 55.4016" W “Not a week goes by without another drip-fed revelation about Northern Ireland’s troubled past. The fact that it took investigations by a dedicated NGO and journalists to unearth this week’s sorry tale about the state failing to admit to sanctioning torture is a further reminder of the ongoing failure to deal effectively with the past. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 05/06/2014 URL:  Northern Ireland: A blanket amnesty would be an utter betrayal of victims Description:  News story, 20 November 2013 URL:  Northern Ireland: New report slams failure to deal with the past Description:  News story, 12 September 2013 URL:  Northern Ireland: Time to deal with the past Description:  Report, 12 September 2013 URL:  Stop Torture Description:  Campaign

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