Torture And Ill-treatment

السعودية: يُعد قانون مكافحة الإرهاب الجديد أحدث أداة تُوظف في سحق التعبير السلمي عن الرأي - 3 February 2014

Headline Title:  السعودية: يُعد قانون مكافحة الإرهاب الجديد أحدث أداة تُوظف في سحق التعبير السلمي عن الرأي عقب تحليل نص القانون، صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أن قانون مكافحة الإرهاب الجديد في السعودية من شأنه أن يرسخ الأنماط  السائدة لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان، كونه سوف يُوظف كأد عقب تحليل نص القانون، صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أن قانون مكافحة الإرهاب الجديد في السعودية من شأنه أن يرسخ الأنماط  السائدة لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان، كونه سوف يُوظف كأداة أخرى تُضاف إلى أدوات قمع المعارضة السياسية السلمية Media Node:  Saudi Arabia anti-terror AR Story Location:  المملكة العربية السعودية 25° 40' 19.686" N, 43° 40' 57.5076" E “لقد تحققت أسوأ مخاوفنا بصدور هذا القانون الجديد الذي يبعث على القلق – إذ تسعى السلطات السعودية للحصول على غطاء قانوني بغية ترسيخ قدرتها على قمع المعارضة السلمية وإسكات أصوات المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان” Source:  سعيد بومدوحة نائب مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Mon, 03/02/2014 URL:  The Law for the Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing Description:  Read the full text of the law (in Arabic) URL:  Proposed Saudi Arabian anti-terror law would strangle peaceful protest Edit node Description:  News story, 22 July 2011

Saudi Arabia: New terrorism law is latest tool to crush peaceful expression - 3 February 2014

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia's latest tool to crush peaceful expression   A new counter-terrorism law in Saudi Arabia will entrench existing patterns of human rights violations and serve as a further tool to suppress peaceful political dissent, Amnesty International said after analysing the legislation.  Media Node:  Saudi Arabia anti-terror Story Location:  Saudi Arabia 25° 40' 19.686" N, 43° 40' 57.5076" E “This disturbing new law confirms our worst fears – that the Saudi Arabian authorities are seeking legal cover to entrench their ability to crack down on peaceful dissent and silence human rights defenders.” Source:  Said Boumedouha, Middle East and North Africa Programme Deputy Director at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 03/02/2014 URL:  The Law for the Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing Description:  Read the full text of the law (in Arabic) URL:  Proposed Saudi Arabian anti-terror law would strangle peaceful protest Edit node Description:  News story, 22 July 2011

Ukraine: Activist abducted, tortured and ‘crucified’ - 31 January 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Activist abducted, tortured and ‘crucified’ The abduction and torture of Ukrainian opposition activist Dmitrii Bulatov is a barbaric act which must be investigated immediately, Amnesty International said today. Dmitrii Bulatov, who disappeared eight days ago, says he was beaten, tortured, crucified and blindfolded for long periods of time. Media Node:  Dmitrii Bulatov Twitter Tag:  ukraine Story Location:  kiev Ukraine 50° 27' 0" N, 30° 31' 23.88" E “It is very hard to see a way out the current crisis when such horrific abuses against protest organizers are taking place. The authorities must send a strong message to the perpetrators of these appalling acts of violence that there will be no impunity and that they will be held accountable.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 31/01/2014

Lithuanian Court’s ruling on CIA rendition case, a breakthrough for justice - 29 January 2014

Headline Title:  Lithuanian Court’s ruling on CIA rendition case, a breakthrough for justice A decision by a court in Lithuania ruling that a Saudi Arabian national has a right to an investigation into his alleged torture in a secret CIA detention centre in the country is a breakthrough fo A decision by a court in Lithuania that a Saudi Arabian national has a right to an investigation into his alleged torture in a secret CIA detention centre in the country is a breakthrough for justice. Media Node:  Lithuania Story Location:  Lithuania 55° 52' 36.6672" N, 23° 12' 11.25" E “The Lithuanian court has set an example for all of Europe and the USA by upholding the rule of law and recognizing that victims of torture and enforced disappearance at the hands of the CIA and European agents have an absolute right to a thorough investigation.” Source:  Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights. URL:  Lithuania again refuses to investigate secret detention of Guantanamo Bay detainee Description:  Press release, 3 October 2013. URL:  Lithuania blocking the truth about CIA secret prisons Description:  Press release, 21 October 2011. URL:  Lithuania: Unlock the truth in Lithuania: Investigate secret prisons now Description:  Report, 29 September 2011.

Philippines: Officers in secret police detention cell play ‘torture roulette’ with inmates - 27 January 2014

Headline Title:  Philippines: Officers in secret police detention cell play ‘torture roulette’ with inmates The discovery of a secret torture cell in a police intelligence facility in the Philippines where officers physically abused inmates for fun in a game of “roulette” shows the authorities’ pitiful l Aquino administration urged to end routine torture after 44 detainees accuse at least ten police officers in Laguna province of torture and corruption.  Media Node:  Philippines police torture cell Twitter Tag:  Philippines Story Location:  Biñan Philippines 14° 19' 59.88" N, 121° 4' 59.88" E “For police officers to use torture ‘for fun’ is despicable. These are abhorrent acts. Suspending officers is not enough. Errant police personnel and their commanding officers should be held accountable in a court of law.” Source:  Hazel Galang-Folli of Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 27/01/2014

المغرب: تعديل الأحكام المتعلقة بالاغتصاب يعتبر خطوة في الاتجاه الصحيح - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  المغرب: تعديل الأحكام المتعلقة بالاغتصاب يعتبر خطوة في الاتجاه الصحيح قالت منظمة تالعفو الدولية اليوم إن تصويت البرلمان المغربي على تعديل قانون ينص على أنه لم يعد بمقدور المغتصبين الإفلات من الملاحقة القضائية عن طريق الزواج من ضحاياهم إذا ك تصويت البرلمان المغربي على تعديل قانون ينص على أنه لم يعد بمقدور المغتصبين الإفلات من الملاحقة القضائية عن طريق الزواج من ضحاياهم إذا كنَّ دون الثامنة عشرة من العمر، يعتبر خطوة مهمة في الاتجاه السليم Media Node:  Amina Filali AR Twitter Tag:  morocco Story Location:  rabat المغرب - الصحراء الغربية 34° 1' 15.24" N, 6° 50' 29.76" E “إن تصويت اليوم يعدُّ خطوة مرحَّب بها، بيد أن المغرب لا يزال بحاجة إلى استراتيجية شاملة لحماية النساء والفتيات من العنف، بحيث تسهم فيها جماعات الدفاع عن حقوق المرأة، التي أُقصيت من المشاركة في العملية حتى الآن” Source:  حسيبة حاج صحراوي، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 22/01/2014

India: Another horrific gang-rape must be investigated - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  India: Another horrific gang-rape must be investigated Authorities must investigate the alleged gang-rape of a 20-year-old adivasi woman in Birbhum, West Bengal, on 20 January 2013 and bring to justice those responsible, Amnesty International said. The adivasi woman was allegedly gang-raped on the orders of an unelected all-male village council as punishment for falling in love with a Muslim man. Media Node:  India gang-rape Twitter Tag:  india Story Location:  India 22° 1' 6.366" N, 77° 41' 43.1268" E “The West Bengal police must thoroughly investigate this alleged gang rape, and bring to justice those responsible. Authorities must also ensure that the woman and her family receive immediate and adequate police protection.” Source:  Divya Iyer, Senior Researcher, Amnesty International India Date:  Thu, 23/01/2014

Morocco: Amendment of rape provision is a step in the right direction - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  Morocco: Amendment of rape provision is a step in the right direction The Moroccan Parliament's vote to amend a law so that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18 is an important step in the right direction, Amnesty In Vote by Parliament means that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18. Media Node:  Amina Filali Twitter Tag:  morocco Story Location:  rabat Morocco 34° 1' 15.24" N, 6° 50' 29.76" E “Today’s vote is a welcome step but Morocco still needs a comprehensive strategy to protect women and girls from violence, with input from women’s rights groups who have been excluded from the process so far.” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 22/01/2014

Ukraine must act immediately to halt escalation of violence - 22 January 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine must act immediately to halt escalation of violence The use of live ammunition by police in Kyiv would only increase what is already a highly volatile situation, Amnesty International said today after four protesters were killed and the government i Situation in Kyiv increasingly volatile after four protesters are killed and the government says that police may start using live ammunition. Media Node:  Ukraine protesters clash with police Ukraine video Twitter Tag:  ukraine Story Location:  Kiev Ukraine 50° 27' 0" N, 30° 31' 23.88" E “There must be no impunity for law enforcement officers who resort to abusive use of force. We have repeatedly called on the Ukrainian authorities to bring perpetrators to justice, but today’s unlawful violence by the police has led to at least one death. ” Source:  Heather McGill, Amnesty International's Ukraine expert Date:  Wed, 22/01/2014

يتعين على المشاركين في مؤتمر السلام حول سورية التحرك بشأن مزاعم ارتكاب التعذيب والقتل على نطاق واسع بحق المحتجزين في لدى أجهزة الدولة - 21 January 2014

Headline Title:  على المشاركين في مؤتمر السلام حول سورية التحرك بشأن مزاعم التعذيب والقتل بحق المحتجزين صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يتعين على زعماء العالم المشاركين في مؤتمر جنيف 2 حول في سورية المطالبة بدخول الهيئات المعنية إلى سورية دون عائق، وذلك من أجل التحقيق في المزا يتعين على زعماء العالم المشاركين في مؤتمر جنيف 2 حول في سورية المطالبة بدخول الهيئات المعنية إلى سورية دون عائق، وذلك من أجل التحقيق في المزاعم التي تحدثت عن تعذيب وقتل 11000 شخص أثناء احتجازهم هناك، علاوة على المطالبة أيضا بمراقبة الأوضاع داخل منشآت الحجز Media Node:  Prison cell AR Twitter Tag:  syria Story Location:  damascus الجمهورية العربية السورية 33° 30' 0" N, 36° 17' 60" E “يتعين على المشاركين في مؤتمر جنيف 2 للسلام معاملة هذا الأمر من باب الأولوية القصوى. ويجب اتخاذ خطوات ملموسة للرد بما يتناسب وحجم الأوضاع المروعة لحقوق الإنسان في مراكز الحجز والبلاد عموماً” Source:  مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية، فيليب لوثر Date:  Tue, 21/01/2014

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