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Israel/OPT: Gaza power crisis has compounded blockade’s assault on human dignity - 1 diciembre 2013

Headline Title:  Israel/OPT: Gaza power crisis has compounded blockade’s assault on human dignity Israel must immediately lift its blockade on the Gaza Strip, including by allowing the delivery of fuel and other essential supplies into the territory without restrictions, said Amnesty Internatio Israel must immediately lift its blockade on the Gaza Strip, including by allowing the delivery of fuel and other essential supplies into the territory without restrictions, said Amnesty International today. Media Node:  Gaza power plant shutdown Gaza power plant En un golpe de vista:  28 June 2006 – Israeli aircraft fired eight missiles into the Gaza power plant, destroying all six of its transformers and putting it out of operations. Israeli restrictions on imports of construction materials, equipment and spare parts obstructed repairs to the plant, and it has yet to regain the generation capacity it had prior to the attack.October 2007 – Following a cabinet decision, Israel reduced the amount of industrial diesel fuel sold to the Gaza Strip by around 20 per cent, and also cut sales of petrol and regular diesel. The Gaza power plant depended on industrial diesel imported from Israel and was forced to cut back operations.January 2008 – Israel’s High Court of Justice denied a petition by human rights organizations against the restrictions on fuel supply to the Gaza Strip, after the government commited to allowing industrial diesel imports of 2.2 million litres per week, only about two-thirds of the amount needed for the power plant to operate at its full capacity.November 2008 – Israel suspended imports of industrial diesel fuel, along with regular diesel, petrol and cooking gas, into Gaza; only a fraction of the needed amounts were supplied in November and December 2008.27 December 2008 to 18 January 2009 – Israel’s air strikes and ground offensive during Operation “Cast Lead” severely damaged civilian infrastructure across the Strip, including electrical, water and sewage facilities. Afterwards, repairs of crucial infrastructure were again hampered by Israeli restrictions on imports.Since January 2011, no industrial diesel fuel has been imported to Gaza from Israel, due in part to disputes between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority over payment and taxes; the power plant has instead relied on regular diesel fuel brought into Gaza via the tunnels from Egypt.   Story Location:  Territorio Palestino 31° 31' 7.6836" N, 34° 26' 44.0592" E “The blockade has collectively punished Gaza’s population in violation of international law. The power plant shutdown has further affected all aspects of daily life, and the Israeli authorities must lift the blockade immediately, starting by allowing urgently needed fuel supplies into the Strip and working with all relevant parties to avert a prolonged humanitarian crisis this winter.” Fuente:  Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme Fecha:  Dom, 01/12/2013 “The reason for the flood of sewage was the blockade. The question is, why is the blockade being allowed to continue? What is our crime? There is no justification for this situation. We just want to live like any other people in the world.” Fuente:  A resident of al-Zaytoun interviewed by Amnesty International URL:  A year on from deadly Israel/Gaza conflict, the nightmare continues Descripción:  Feature, 14 November 2013 URL:  Suffocating Gaza - the Israeli blockade's effects on Palestinians Descripción:  Feature, 1 June 2010

Cambodia: Global call to release Yorm Bopha ahead of Supreme Court appeal - 19 noviembre 2013

Headline Title:  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 ap Cambodia must free housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, Amnesty International said as it launched a worldwide campaign for her release just days before her Supreme Court appeal. Media Node:  Yorm Bopha En un golpe de vista:  Ways to take action to free Yorm BophaSign our petitionUpload a photo to our Flickr siteWatch and share our video about her case Twitter Tag:  WriteforRights Story Location:  Camboya 11° 54' 57.2688" N, 103° 56' 29.94" E “Thousands of our members and supporters around the world are taking action on Yorm Bopha’s behalf, calling on the Cambodian authorities to finally set her free” Fuente:  Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia-Pacific Director Fecha:  Mar, 19/11/2013 URL:  Demand the release of Yorm Bopha Descripción:  Take action URL:  Never forget Bopha! Descripción:  Interview with Yorm Bopha’s family in WIRE magazine URL:  Cambodia: Jailed activist must be released, not forgotten Descripción:  News story, 3 September 2013 URL:  Cambodia: Release mother imprisoned for housing rights activism Descripción:  News story, 3 June 2013 URL:  Convictions of activists in Cambodia demonstrates dire state of justice Descripción:  News story, 27 December 2012

Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’ - 21 octubre 2013

Headline Title:  Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’ There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat f There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat from a right-wing paramilitary group. Media Node:  Colombia indigenous protests Story Location:  Colombia 5° 44' 28.8384" N, 75° 6' 9.1404" W “Most of the evidence gathered by Amnesty International in several parts of Colombia points to a deeply worrying and largely disproportionate use of force against the indigenous protesters by the police and the armed forces” Fuente:  Marcelo Pollack, Amnesty International Researcher on Colombia Fecha:  Lun, 21/10/2013 URL:  Colombia: Congress should reject law reforming the military justice system Descripción:  News story, 12 June 2013

كينيا: ثمة حاجة ملحة لسنّ تشريع يكفل وقف موجة من عمليات الإخلاء القسري المدمرة - 7 octubre 2013

Headline Title:  كينيا: ثمة حاجة ملحة لسنّ تشريع يكفل وقف موجة من عمليات الإخلاء القسري المدمرة صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يجب على السلطات الكينية وضع حد فوري لعمليات الإخلاء القسري الجماعية إلى حين التوصل إلى ضمانات قانونية تحمي حقوق الإنسان الخاصة بالآلاف من قاط صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يجب على السلطات الكينية وضع حد فوري لعمليات الإخلاء القسري الجماعية إلى حين التوصل إلى ضمانات قانونية تحمي حقوق الإنسان الخاصة بالآلاف من قاطني الأحياء الفقيرة والمتسوطنات العشوائية المتأثرين بمثل هذه العمليات Media Node:  Kenya forced evictions AR Twitter Tag:  EndForcedEvictions Story Location:  كينيا 1° 10' 11.5356" S, 36° 47' 55.3416" E “يسكن نصف سكان نيروبي تقريباً في أحياء فقيرة، ويواجه العديد منهم خطر التعرض لعمليات الإخلاء القسري التي لا يقتصر أثرها على في الغالب على تشريد الناس من منازلهم وحسب، بل يرافقهاأيضاً اندلاع أعمال عنف، وحرمان السكان من إمكانية الحصول على خدمات من قبيل الماء والصرف الصحي، وتؤثر على معايشهم وفرص الحصول على التعليم والرعاية الصحية” Fuente:  إيان بيرن رئيس فريق منظمة العفو الدولية المعني بالحقوق الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والثقافية Fecha:  Lun, 07/10/2013 URL:  TAKE ACTION! Descripción:  Call on the Kenyan government to end forced evictions URL:  Warning: This video could make you furious Descripción:  Blog, 3 October 2013 URL:  End forced evictions Descripción:  Campaign page URL:  World Habitat Day - 7 October 2013 Descripción:  Official UN website URL:  The Wire Descripción:  Read more about forced evictions in Kenya in the latest issue of the Wire

Kenia: Urge aprobar legislación que detenga devastadores desalojos forzosos - 7 octubre 2013

Headline Title:  Kenia: Urge aprobar legislación que detenga devastadores desalojos forzosos El gobierno keniano debe poner fin de inmediato a los desalojos forzosos hasta que se establezcan las garantías jurídicas necesarias para proteger los derechos humanos de los miles de residentes de El gobierno keniano debe poner fin de inmediato a los desalojos forzosos hasta que se establezcan las garantías jurídicas necesarias para proteger los derechos humanos de los miles de residentes de asentamientos precarios e informales afectados; así lo ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional. Media Node:  Kenya forced evictions_es VIDEO: ¡Desalojarlos! En cinco pasos fáciles Twitter Tag:  EndForcedEvictions Story Location:  Kenia 1° 10' 11.5356" S, 36° 47' 55.3416" E “Prácticamente la mitad de los habitantes de Nairobi vive en asentamientos precarios, y muchos corren peligro de sufrir un desalojo forzoso que, aparte de que suele dejar a las personas sin hogar, además conlleva violencia y tiene como consecuencia la pérdida de acceso a servicios como el agua y el saneamiento, así como a los medios de subsistencia, la educación y la asistencia médica.” Fuente:  Iain Byrne, director del Equipo sobre Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales de Amnistía Internacional Fecha:  Lun, 07/10/2013 URL:  ¡ACTÚA! Descripción:  Pide al gobierno de Kenia que ponga fin a los desalojos forzosos URL:  Advertencia: Este vídeo puede causarte indignación Descripción:  Blog, 3 de octubre de 2013 URL:  Poner fin a los desalojos forzosos Descripción:  Página de campaña URL:  Día Mundial del Hábitat - 7 de octubre de 2013 Descripción:  Sitio web oficial de Naciones Unidas URL:  WIRE Descripción:  Más información (en inglés) sobre desalojos forzosos en Kenia en el último número de WIRE

Kenya: Legislation urgently required to halt devastating forced evictions - 7 octubre 2013

Headline Title:  Kenya: Legislation urgently required to halt devastating forced evictions The Kenyan government must put an immediate end to mass evictions until legal safeguards are put in place to protect the human rights of the thousands of residents living in slums and informal sett The Kenyan government must put an immediate end to mass evictions until legal safeguards are put in place to protect the human rights of the thousands of residents living in slums and informal settlements who are affected, said Amnesty International. Media Node:  Kenya forced evictions VIDEO: Forced evictions in 5 easy steps Twitter Tag:  EndForcedEvictions Story Location:  Kenia 1° 10' 11.5356" S, 36° 47' 55.3416" E “Nearly half of Nairobi’s population live in slums and many are at risk of forced evictions which not only often make people homeless, but also involve violence and lead to loss of access to services such as water and sanitation as well as livelihoods, education and healthcare” Fuente:  Iain Byrne, head of Amnesty International’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights team Fecha:  Lun, 07/10/2013 URL:  TAKE ACTION! Descripción:  Call on the Kenyan government to end forced evictions URL:  Warning: This video could make you furious Descripción:  Blog, 3 October 2013 URL:  End forced evictions Descripción:  Campaign page URL:  World Habitat Day - 7 October 2013 Descripción:  Official UN website URL:  The Wire Descripción:  Read more about forced evictions in Kenya in the latest issue of the Wire

Le gouvernement kenyan doit mettre un terme aux expulsions forcées

Signez la pétition demandant au gouvernement kenyan de mettre fin aux expulsions forcées. © Amnesty International

El Gobierno de Kenia debe poner fin a los desalojos forzosos

Firma la petición para que el gobierno de Kenia ponga fin a los desalojos forzosos. © Amnesty International

Kenyan Government must end forced evictions

Sign the petition to call on the Kenyan Government to end forced evictions.

China: Halt imminent forced eviction of housing rights activist - 11 septiembre 2013

Headline Title:  China: Halt imminent forced eviction of housing rights activist Chinese authorities must stop imminent plans to forcibly evict the last remaining residents of the village of Ba Gou just outside of Beijing, Amnesty International said. Chinese authorities must stop imminent plans to forcibly evict the last remaining residents of the village of Ba Gou just outside of Beijing. Media Node:  Ba Gou eviction VIDEO: Chinese residents fight for their rights Story Location:  China 32° 8' 53.9916" N, 111° 47' 48.75" E “The local government should immediately halt all efforts to forcibly evict the people of Ba Gou, and also provide adequate compensation to the thousands who have already lost their homes in the village” Fuente:  Catherine Baber, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific Director Fecha:  Mié, 11/09/2013 URL:  China: Rise in forced evictions fuelling discontent Descripción:  News story, 11 October 2012 URL:  Standing their ground Descripción:  Report, 11 October 2012

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