Presos y presas de conciencia

Egypt: Release women protesters facing trumped-up charges - 7 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  Egypt: Release women protesters facing trumped-up charges   The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release three women arrested last November at a protest at Mansoura University, said Amnesty International.    Media Node:  Egypt student protests Story Location:  Egipto 31° 2' 52.9836" N, 31° 22' 56.8056" E “The detention of the three women at Mansoura University is just another example of the mounting crackdown on protesters and free expression in Egypt. They are facing fabricated and illegitimate charges simply for exercising their rights. ” Fuente:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International Fecha:  Vie, 07/02/2014 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:  Egypt three years on, wide-scale repression continues unabated Descripción:  News story/report, 23 January 2014 URL:  Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release women protesters Descripción:  News story, 28 November 2013 URL:  Egypt: New protest law gives security forces free rein Descripción:  News story, 25 November 2013

Cuenta atrás de los Juegos de Sochi: Segundo preso de conciencia encarcelado en Rusia esta semana

En un juicio breve y manifiestamente injusto en el que no estuvo presente ningún abogado, las autoridades rusas han condenado esta mañana al activista medioambiental Igor Kharchenko a cinco días de detención por supuestamente “desobedecer órdenes legítimas de la policía”, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional, añadiendo que Kharchenko es el segundo preso de conciencia del país detenido desde el lunes.   En un juicio breve y manifiestamente injusto en el que no estuvo presente ningún abogado, las autoridades rusas han condenado esta mañana al activista medioambiental Igor Kharchenko a cinco días de

Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week

In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purportedly “resisting legitimate police orders”, Amnesty International said as it named him the country’s second new prisoner of conscience since Monday.   In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purporte

Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week - 5 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  Sochi Olympics countdown: Second prisoner of conscience jailed in days In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purporte In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian environmental activist Igor Kharchenko became the country’s second new prisoner of conscience in the week leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics.  Media Node:  Sochi 2nd POC Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Rusia 44° 15' 30.3444" N, 39° 0' 34.938" E “Sportsmanship and fair play are hallmarks of the Olympic spirit, but the Russian authorities seem to have thrown out the rule book in favour of silencing critical voices ahead of the Games ” Fuente:  Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director Fecha:  Mié, 05/02/2014 URL:  Russia: Another environmentalist in custody as his NGO forced to scrap Sochi report launch Descripción:  News story, 4 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Descripción:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Descripción:  News story, 3 February 2014 URL:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end repression in Russia Descripción:  News story, 31 January 2014

دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة: ينبغي وضع حد لانحدار دورة المحاكمات السياسية الجائرة - 20 enero 2014

Headline Title:  دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة: ينبغي وضع حد لانحدار دورة المحاكمات السياسية الجائرة قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن عشرين مواطناً مصرياً وعشرة من مواطني الإمارات العربية المتحدة متهمين بإنشاء فرع "دولي" لجماعة الإخوان المسلمين في الإمارات العربية المتحدة معر عشرين مواطن مصري وعشرة من مواطني الإمارات العربية المتحدة متهمين بإنشاء فرع "دولي" لجماعة الإخوان المسلمين في الإمارات العربية المتحدة معرَّضون لخطر الإدانة بغير وجه حق Media Node:  UAE3 AR Twitter Tag:  uae Story Location:  Abu Dhabi Émirats arabes unis 24° 28' 0.12" N, 54° 22' 0.12" E “إن قائمة المثالب التي شابت المحاكمة حتى الآن مذهلة، وتشمل عمليات الاعتقال بدون مذكرات قضائية؛ وتواريخ اعتقال مزورة في وثائق المحاكم بحسب ما زُعم؛ والاحتجاز في أماكن سرية والحبس الانفرادي بدون السماح للمعتقلين بتوكيل محامين. وهي تُظهر ازدراء تاماً للحقوق الأساسية للمتهمين. كما زعم بعض أولئك الرجال في المحكمة أنهم تعرضوا للتعذيب أثناء فترة احتجازهم” Fuente:  سعيد بومدوحة، نائب مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية

UAE: End downward cycle of unfair political trials - 20 enero 2014

Headline Title:  UAE: End downward cycle of unfair political trials Twenty Egyptians and 10 nationals from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) charged in connection with setting up an “international” branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE, are at risk of being wron Twenty Egyptians and 10 UAE nationals charged with setting up an “international” branch of the Muslim Brotherhood are at risk of being wrongfully convicted. Media Node:  UAE3 Twitter Tag:  uae Story Location:  Abu Dhabi Émirats arabes unis 24° 28' 0.12" N, 54° 22' 0.12" E “The list of failings in the trial so far has been astonishing. Arrests without judicial warrants, allegedly falsified arrest dates in court documents; months of secret detention and solitary confinement with no access to a lawyer; show that the fundamental rights of the defendants have been completely disregarded.” Fuente:  Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme

The Gambia must immediately release three opposition members convicted of sedition - 18 diciembre 2013

Headline Title:  The Gambia must immediately release three opposition members The sedition convictions against three opposition party members in Gambia must be quashed and the authorities must release them immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said. The sedition convictions against three opposition party members in Gambia must be quashed and the authorities must release them immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Gambia UDP Story Location:  Gambia 13° 27' 17.1" N, 16° 34' 37.1856" W “These convictions confirm exactly what the opposition has claimed all along: that the Gambian government persecutes its opponents. Charges of sedition and false information are being used to curtail freedom of expression and legitimate dissent” Fuente:  Aster van Kregten, Deputy Africa Director at Amnesty International Fecha:  Mié, 18/12/2013 URL:  The Gambia: Release political opponents who made TV ‘confessions’ under torture Descripción:  News story, 22 October 2013

Russia: Amnesty Law no substitute for effective justice system - 18 diciembre 2013

Headline Title:  Russia: Amnesty Law no substitute for effective justice system The Russian authorities must release immediately and unconditionally all prisoners of conscience (POCs), Amnesty International said today as the Russian parliament passed an amnesty bill that may s The Russian authorities must release immediately and unconditionally all prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International said today as the Russian parliament passed an amnesty bill that may see the imprisoned Pussy Riot singers and some detainees in the Bolotnaya case freed. Media Node:  Russia amnesty Story Location:  Rusia 58° 15' 47.8332" N, 62° 13' 35.6268" E “It is difficult to welcome the Amnesty law adopted by the Russian Duma today. While it will no doubt benefit many victims of injustice, it will not erase the criminal records of those wrongfully convicted.” Fuente:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Director Fecha:  Mié, 18/12/2013 URL:  Russia: Anatomy of injustice: The Bolotnaya square trial Descripción:  Public statement, 10 December 2013 URL:  Russia escalating attacks on free expression a year on from Pussy Riot protest Descripción:  News story, 20 February 2013 URL:  Russian businessmen declared prisoners of conscience after convictions are upheld Descripción:  News story, 24 May 2011

Bahréin: El precio de decir verdades incómodas - 16 diciembre 2013

Headline Title:  Bahréin: El precio de decir verdades incómodas Poco después de que comenzase el levantamiento popular en Bahréin en 2011, fueron detenidos 13 líderes de la oposición. Poco después de que comenzase el levantamiento popular en Bahréin en 2011, fueron detenidos 13 líderes de la oposición. Su “delito” había consistido en expresar sus opiniones pacíficamente: pedir democracia y el fin de la corrupción y oponerse a la monarquía. Media Node:  LWM - 13 opposition activists_es LWM - opposition activists_es En un golpe de vista:  ACTÚA13 activistas de oposición encarcelados por expresar sus opiniones Twitter Tag:  Write4Rights Story Location:  Bahréin 26° 12' 34.1208" N, 50° 34' 56.7408" E “La noticia fue devastadora, sobre todo para los condenados a cadena perpetua. Pero como se trata de una situación política y el gobierno se está vengando de muchísimas personas, parece que los problemas propios no son tan grandes. Hay que ser fuertes por la familia de cada uno y por otras personas.” Fuente:  Farida Ghulam, esposa del líder opositor encarcelado Ebrahim Sharif URL:  Escribe por los Derechos 2013 Descripción:  Campaña URL:  Escribe por los Derechos: Dos millones de cartas, tuits y textos para cambiar vidas Descripción:  Noticia, 2 de diciembre de 2013

UAE must end ‘shameful’ harassment of prisoners’ families - 17 diciembre 2013

Headline Title:  UAE must end ‘shameful’ harassment of prisoners’ families The UAE authorities must stop their cruel campaign of harassment against the families of prisoners convicted on vague “national security” charges, Amnesty International said ahead of a second trial Relatives of 69 jailed government critics tell Amnesty International they have been bullied, threatened and stigmatized by the authorities. Media Node:  uae4 Twitter Tag:  uae Story Location:  Reino Unido 24° 21' 13.5648" N, 54° 13' 42.6576" E See map: Google Maps “The prisoners and their families are victims of what seems to be a sophisticated smear campaign.” Fuente:  Amnesty International's Philip Luther URL:  UAE: Grossly unfair trial of government critics Descripción:  News, 2 July 2013

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