Presos y presas de conciencia

Sri Lankan government amplifies its ‘dirty tactics’ during UN session - 19 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lankan government amplifies its ‘dirty tactics’ during UN session   The Sri Lankan government’s ongoing dirty tactics to silence and smear dissidents are a brazen attempt to deflect criticism as the country faces fresh scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Amnesty International said today. Media Node:  Sri Lanka UN Story Location:  Sri Lanka 6° 55' 3.0684" N, 79° 54' 3.0024" E “Sri Lanka must put an end to the campaign of intimidation and dirty tactics against outspoken human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and families of the disappeared” Fuente:  Peter Splinter, Amnesty International Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Fecha:  Mié, 19/03/2014 “While it’s positive that the human rights defenders Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan have been released, the world must not be fooled. The fact remains they should never have been arrested in the first place. The Sri Lankan authorities must stop repressing critical voices and ensure the safety of all those who peacefully express inconvenient truths about the country’s post-war human rights situation” Fuente:  Peter Splinter URL:  Sri Lanka: Free prominent human rights defenders Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Descripción:  News story, 17 March 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session Descripción:  News story, 26 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Descripción:  Briefing, 26 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation Descripción:  News story, 24 February 2014

Swaziland: Free editor and human rights lawyer jailed after summary proceedings - 18 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  Swaziland: Free editor and human rights lawyer jailed after summary proceedings Today’s unlawful detention of a respected magazine editor and human rights lawyer for their criticism of the judiciary in Swaziland is another shocking example of the southern African kingdom’s int Today’s unlawful detention of a respected magazine editor and human rights lawyer for their criticism of the judiciary in Swaziland is another shocking example of the southern African kingdom’s intolerance of freedom of expression. Media Node:  Swaziland Chief Justice Story Location:  Swaziland 26° 22' 38.9136" S, 31° 18' 59.5008" E “These arbitrary arrests and highly irregular legal proceedings amount to judicial retribution rather than justice being delivered, and are further evidence of Swaziland’s intolerance of freedom of expression. It violates international human rights standards and has no basis in Swaziland’s domestic law.” Fuente:  Mary Rayner, researcher on Swaziland at Amnesty International Fecha:  Mar, 18/03/2014 URL:  Swaziland: Newspaper editor threatened with jail amid media crackdown Descripción:  Press release, 19 April 2013

تونس: ينبغي إلغاء إدانة سجين الرأي المفرج عنه - 5 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  تونس: ينبغي إلغاء إدانة سجين الرأي المفرج عنه قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن الإفراج الليلة الماضية عن جابر الماجري، وهو سجين رأي قضى سنتين في السجن لنشره مقالات على الانترنت ورسوماً ساخرة اعتبرت مسيئة للإسلام، أمر طال قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن الإفراج الليلة الماضية عن جابر الماجري، وهو سجين رأي قضى سنتين في السجن لنشره مقالات على الانترنت ورسوماً ساخرة اعتبرت مسيئة للإسلام، أمر طال انتظاره ويجب اتباعه من قبل السلطات بإلغاء إدانته والعقوبة الصادرة بحقه  Media Node:  Jabeur Mejri AR Story Location:  Tunisie 34° 18' 6.12" N, 9° 34' 48.2808" E “إن الإفراج عن جابر الماجري مبعث ارتياح كبير لعائلته وانتصار لجميع النشطاء الذين شنوا حملة من أجله في جميع أنحاء العالم. إن وضعه وراء القضبان لمدة سنتين للصور التي نشرها على الانترنت كان مهزلة هددت بوأد كل الآمال في إحراز تقدم حقيقي لحرية التعبير في مرحلة ما بعد بن علي في تونس” Fuente:  فيليب لوثر، مدير منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Fecha:  Mié, 05/03/2014 URL:  Tunisia: ‘You can go to jail for a word or an idea’ Descripción:  Feature, 11 December 2013 URL:  Jabeur Mejri - Jailed for Facebook posts Descripción:  Action, 6 November 2013

Azerbaijan: Political activists held on fabricated charges must be released - 14 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan: Political activists held on fabricated charges must be released Azerbaijan should immediately and unconditionally release two political leaders who have been behind bars for more than a year on fabricated charges, Amnesty International said. Azerbaijan should immediately and unconditionally release two political leaders who have been behind bars for more than a year on fabricated charges. Media Node:  Azerbaijan Twitter Tag:  Azerbaijan Story Location:  Azerbaiyán 41° 22' 41.9016" N, 47° 11' 53.7576" E “The authorities in Azerbaijan seem to stop at nothing to crush dissent. All Tofig and Ilgar did was visit Ismayili to observe and report on these events. They are being punished simply as critics of the government. ” Fuente:  Denis Krivosheev, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Azerbaijan: Opposition candidate arrested ahead of presidential elections Descripción:  News Story, 6 February 2013. URL:  Mysterious explosions and discretionary arrests: A day in the life of Azerbaijan’s opposition Descripción:  Feature, 5 March 2014

Tunisia: Quash conviction of released prisoner of conscience - 5 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  Tunisia: Quash conviction of released prisoner of conscience Last night’s release of Jabeur Mejri, a prisoner of conscience who spent two years in prison for publishing online articles and cartoons deemed offensive to Islam, is long overdue and must be follo Last night’s release of Tunisian prisoner of conscience Jabeur Mejri is long overdue and must be followed by the authorities quashing his sentence and conviction, said Amnesty International.  Media Node:  Jabeur Mejri Story Location:  Tunisie 34° 18' 6.12" N, 9° 34' 48.2808" E “Jabeur Mejri’s release is a huge relief for his family and a victory for all the activists who have campaigned on his behalf across the globe. Putting him behind bars for two years for the images he posted online was a travesty that risked crushing all hope of genuine progress on freedom of expression in post-Ben Ali Tunisia” Fuente:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International Fecha:  Mié, 05/03/2014 URL:  Tunisia: ‘You can go to jail for a word or an idea’ Descripción:  Feature, 11 December 2013 URL:  Jabeur Mejri - Jailed for Facebook posts Descripción:  Action, 6 November 2013

الإمارات العربية المتحدة: تعذيب سجين رأي قطري وحبسه سبع سنوات
 - 3 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  الإمارات العربية المتحدة: تعذيب سجين رأي قطري وحبسه سبع سنوات
 صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يتعين على السلطات الإماراتية أن تلغي فورا الحكم الصادر بإدانة الطبيب القطري الذي حُكم عليه بالسجن سبع سنوات اليوم عقب محاكمة جائرة للغاية. صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنه يتعين على السلطات الإماراتية أن تلغي فورا الحكم الصادر بإدانة الطبيب القطري الذي حُكم عليه بالسجن سبع سنوات اليوم عقب محاكمة جائرة للغاية Media Node:  Dr Mahmoud al-Jaidah AR Story Location:  الإمارات العربية المتحدة 24° 33' 13.0284" N, 54° 57' 13.0068" E “يشكل الحكم اليوم على محمود الجيدة مهزلة ويستهزئ بزعم الإمارات العربية المتحدة أنها بلد تقدمي يحترم حقوق الإنسان. ولقد اُلقي القبض عليه دون مذكرة توقيف، ووُضعت عصابة على عينيه وزُج به في الحبس الانفرادي قبل أن يتعرض وفق ما زُعم للتعذيب وغيره من ضروب سوء المعاملة، وتم إجباره على التوقيع على أوراق لم يُسمح له بالاطلاع على محتواها ” Fuente:  سعيد بومدوحة نائب مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بمنظمة العفو الدولية Fecha:  Lun, 03/03/2014 URL:  UAE: Urgent call for release of Qatari prisoner of conscience Descripción:  Public statement, 28 February 2014 URL:  UAE: Further information: Qatari doctor harassed in UAE prison: Mahmoud al-Jaidah Descripción:  Urgent action, 10 January 2014

Russia: Freedom of expression falls victim to the dramatic events in Ukraine’s Crimea - 3 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  Russia: Freedom of expression falls victim to events in Ukraine’s Crimea The detention of hundreds of anti-war protesters over the weekend is another manifestation of the increasing crackdown on the freedom of expression and assembly in Russia, Amnesty International sai The detention of hundreds of anti-war protesters over the weekend is another manifestation of the increasing crackdown on the freedom of expression and assembly in Russia, Amnesty International said.   Media Node:  Russia Ukraine anti-war protesters Story Location:  United Kingdom 60° 33' 47.5884" N, 51° 40' 46.8768" E See map: Google Maps “The government’s crackdown of the anti-war protesters is highly alarming. In a number of cities people have been targeted for taking part in demonstrations. This is state-sanctioned harassment and intimidation ” Fuente:  Sergei Nikitin, Director of Amnesty International’s Moscow Office URL:  Russia: Hundreds more protesters arbitrarily arrested outside Bolotnaya trial sentencing Descripción:  News story, 24 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Legacy of Olympic Games tarnished by arrests Descripción:  News story, 22 February 2014

UAE: Qatari prisoner of conscience tortured then jailed for seven years - 3 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  UAE: Qatari prisoner of conscience tortured then jailed for seven years   The authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must immediately quash the conviction of a Qatari medical doctor who has been sentenced to seven years in jail today after a grossly unfair trial, said Amnesty International.  Media Node:  Dr Mahmoud al-Jaidah Story Location:  United Arab Emirates 24° 33' 13.0284" N, 54° 57' 13.0068" E “Today’s disgraceful sentencing of Mahmoud al-Jaidah is a farce and makes a mockery of the UAE’s claim to be a progressive country that respects human rights. He was arrested without a warrant, blindfolded and flung into solitary confinement before being repeatedly tortured, ill-treated and forced to sign papers he wasn’t allowed to read. ” Fuente:  Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Fecha:  Lun, 03/03/2014 URL:  UAE: Urgent call for release of Qatari prisoner of conscience Descripción:  Public statement, 28 February 2014 URL:  UAE: Further information: Qatari doctor harassed in UAE prison: Mahmoud al-Jaidah Descripción:  Urgent action, 10 January 2014

مصر: ينبغي الكف عن المحاكمات العسكرية للصحفيين - 25 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  مصر: ينبغي الكف عن المحاكمات العسكرية للصحفيين قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يتعين على القوات المسلحة المصرية الكف عن محاكمة اثنين من الصحفيين محاكمةً عسكرية، والإفراج عنهما فوراً ودون قيد أو شرط، وإسقاط جميع التهم الم يتعين على القوات المسلحة المصرية الكف عن محاكمة اثنين من الصحفيين محاكمةً عسكرية، والإفراج عنهما فوراً ودون قيد أو شرط، وإسقاط جميع التهم الموجهة إليهما. واعتبرت المنظمة أن الصحفيين في عداد سجناء الرأي Media Node:  Egypt journalists' military trial AR Story Location:  مصر 27° 59' 17.6172" N, 30° 22' 0.1596" E “يجب على السلطات المصرية الإفراج عن الصحفيَيْن فوراً ودون قيد أو شرط، وإسقاط جميع التهم الموجهة إليهما. فالصحافة ليست جريمة، وينبغي ألا يُحاكم المدنيون، بما في ذلك الصحفيون، أمام محاكم عسكرية” Fuente:  فيليب لوثر، مدير قسم الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Fecha:  Mar, 25/02/2014 URL:  ‘The walls of the cell were smeared with blood’ – third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising marred by police brutality Descripción:  Feature, 4 February 2014 URL:  Grave risk to media freedom in Egypt as journalists face ‘terror charges’ Descripción:  News story, 29 January 2014

Egypt: End military trial of journalists - 25 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  Egypt: End military trial of journalists Egypt’s armed forces must end the military trial of two journalists, release them immediately and unconditionally, and drop all charges against them, Amnesty International said as it named both men Egypt’s armed forces must end the military trial of two journalists, release them immediately and unconditionally, and drop all charges against them, Amnesty International said as it named both men prisoners of conscience.  Media Node:  Egypt journalists' military trial Story Location:  Égypte 27° 59' 17.6172" N, 30° 22' 0.1596" E “The Egyptian authorities must release these journalists immediately and unconditionally, and drop all charges against them. Journalism is not a crime, and civilians, including journalists, should never face trial in military courts.” Fuente:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International Fecha:  Mar, 25/02/2014 URL:  ‘The walls of the cell were smeared with blood’ – third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising marred by police brutality Descripción:  Feature, 4 February 2014 URL:  Grave risk to media freedom in Egypt as journalists face ‘terror charges’ Descripción:  News story, 29 January 2014

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