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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 intolerance of freedom of expression, Amnesty International said.  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

Swaziland: Free editor and human rights lawyer jailed after summary proceedings - 18 mars 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.” Source:  Mary Rayner, researcher on Swaziland at Amnesty International Date:  Ma, 18/03/2014 URL:  Swaziland: Newspaper editor threatened with jail amid media crackdown Description:  Press release, 19 April 2013

Sri Lanka : il faut libérer Ruki Fernando et le père Praveen, deux éminents défenseurs des droits humains - 17 mars 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka : il faut libérer Ruki Fernando et le père Praveen L’arrestation et la détention arbitraire d’éminents défenseurs des droits humains a pour but de réduire au silence les détracteurs et de détourner l’attention des violations commises, ont affirmé l L’arrestation et la détention arbitraire d’éminents défenseurs des droits humains a pour but de réduire au silence les détracteurs et de détourner l’attention des violations commises, ont affirmé le 17 mars dans une déclaration conjointe des observateurs asiatiques et internationaux chargés de veiller au respect des droits humains. Media Node:  Ruki Fernando_FR Story Location:  Sri Lanka 7° 51' 57.9708" N, 80° 30' 28.1268" E “Les autorités sri-lankaises doivent libérer Ruki Fernando et le père Praveen Mahesan, et mettre un terme au harcèlement qu’inflige l’État aux défenseurs des droits humains. Comment la communauté internationale peut-elle prendre au sérieux les affirmations du Sri Lanka lorsqu’il prétend respecter les droits, alors que les défenseurs sont en butte à des actes d’intimidation et sont inculpés parce qu’ils réclament l’obligation de rendre des comptes et la protection des droits fondamentaux ? ” Source:  David Griffiths, directeur adjoint d'Amnesty International pour l'Asie-Pacifique Date:  Lu, 17/03/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka. Des militants s’exposent à des risques de représailles à l’approche de la session du Conseil des droits de l’homme Description:  Communiqué de presse, 26 février 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Synthèse, 26 février 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka Description:  page Pays

Sri Lanka: Free prominent human rights defenders Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen - 17 mars 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Free prominent human rights defenders The arbitrary arrest and detention of prominent human rights defenders is an attempt to silence criticism and divert the spotlight from ongoing abuses, leading global and Asian human rights monitor The arbitrary arrest and detention of prominent human rights defenders is an attempt to silence criticism and divert the spotlight from ongoing abuses, leading global and Asian human rights monitors said today in a joint statement.   Media Node:  Ruki Fernando Story Location:  Sri Lanka 7° 51' 57.9708" N, 80° 30' 28.1268" E “The Sri Lankan authorities need to release Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen, and end the ongoing state harassment of human rights defenders. How can the international community take Sri Lanka’s claims to respect rights seriously when rights defenders continue to face intimidation and criminal charges for demanding accountability and human rights protection? ” Source:  David Griffiths, Amnesty International’s deputy director for Asia Pacific Date:  Lu, 17/03/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session Description:  News story, 26 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Briefing, 26 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka Description:  Country page

السودان: مقتل طالب بالرصاص واعتقال أكثر من 100 آخرين خلال مظاهرة احتجاج في الخرطوم - 11 mars 2014

Headline Title:  السودان: مقتل طالب بالرصاص واعتقال أكثر من 100 آخرين خلال مظاهرة احتجاج في الخرطوم إثر وفاة أحد الطلبة متأثراً بجروح ناجمة عن إصابته بطلق ناري خلال مظاهرة احتجاج نُظمت في العاصمة الخرطوم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قوات الأمن السودانية يجب أن توق إثر وفاة أحد الطلبة متأثراً بجروح ناجمة عن إصابته بطلق ناري خلال مظاهرة احتجاج نُظمت في العاصمة الخرطوم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قوات الأمن السودانية يجب أن توقف فوراً استخدام القوة المفرطة وغير القانونية ضد المحتجين Media Node:  Sudan police AR Story Location:  السودان 20° 40' 6.2976" N, 30° 37' 28.0272" E “إن روايات ذات صدقية لشهود عيان في جامعة الخرطوم تشير إلى أن أفراد الشرطة وجهاز المخابرات والأمن الوطني استخدموا الغاز المسيل للدموع والذخيرة الحية لتفريق المتظاهرين. ويتعين على السلطات كبح جماح قوات الأمن ومنعها من استخدام مثل هذه القوة المفرطة التي تشكل انتهاكاً للقانون الدولي ” Source:  نتسانيت بيلاي، مدير برنامج البحوث والعمل الدعوي في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Ma, 11/03/2014 URL:  Sudan: Security forces fatally shoot dozens of protesters as demonstrations grow Description:  News story, 26 September 2013 URL:  Sudan must end violent repression of student protests Description:  News story, 12 December 2012

السودان: مقتل طالب بالرصاص واعتقال أكثر من 100 آخرين خلال مظاهرة احتجاج في الخرطوم

إثر وفاة أحد الطلبة متأثراً بجروح ناجمة عن إصابته بطلق ناري خلال مظاهرة احتجاج نُظمت في العاصمة الخرطوم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قوات الأمن السودانية يجب أن توقف فوراً استخدام القوة المفرطة وغير القانونية ضد المحتجين إثر وفاة أحد الطلبة متأثراً بجروح ناجمة عن إصابته بطلق ناري خلال مظاهرة احتجاج نُظمت في العاصمة الخرطوم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قوات الأمن السودانية يجب أن توق

Azerbaijan: Political activists held on fabricated charges must be released - 14 mars 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:  Azerbaijan 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. ” Source:  Denis Krivosheev, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Azerbaijan: Opposition candidate arrested ahead of presidential elections Description:  News Story, 6 February 2013. URL:  Mysterious explosions and discretionary arrests: A day in the life of Azerbaijan’s opposition Description:  Feature, 5 March 2014

Global call to make 3rd anniversary of Syria crisis the last marked by bloodshed - 13 mars 2014

Headline Title:  Global call to make 3rd anniversary of Syria crisis the last marked by bloodshed   Across the world thousands of people will mark the 3rd anniversary of the crisis in Syria with candlelit vigils, the lighting up of iconic locations and the release of Banksy-inspired red balloons carrying messages of hope to Syrians.  Media Node:  #WithSyria VIDEO: #WithSyria En un coup d'œil:  4 million+ are displaced inside Syria9.3 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance2.4 million+ refugees have fled Syria1/4 million Syrians are living in areas under siege2.7 million Syrian children are out of school3/4 of refugees are women and children100,000+ people have been killed10,000+ children have been killed Twitter Tag:  WithSyria Story Location:  Syria 34° 17' 50.5968" N, 37° 22' 31.7568" E “Civilians in Syria have been subjected to countless human rights violations over the last three years, not least in the context of ongoing armed sieges. The UN resolution on humanitarian access is an opportunity for the international community to push hard for the sieges to end and unfettered access to be given to independent humanitarian organizations. That opportunity must not be allowed to slip away. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary General Date:  Je, 13/03/2014 URL:  #WithSyria Description:  Official campaign page URL:  Syria: Yarmouk under siege - a horror story of war crimes, starvation and death Description:  News story/report, 10 March 2014 URL:  End the suffering of besieged civilians in Syria Description:  Take action URL:  UN Security Council: Adoption of resolution offers first sign of hope for Syria Description:  News story, 22 February 2014

Sudán: Estudiante muerto por disparos y más de 100 detenidos en protesta en Jartum

Las fuerzas de seguridad sudanesas deben dejar de usar inmediatamente la fuerza excesiva e ilegítima contra los manifestantes, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional tras la muerte de un estudiante por heridas de bala sufridas durante una manifestación en la Universidad de Jartum. Las fuerzas de seguridad sudanesas deben dejar de usar inmediatamente la fuerza excesiva e ilegítima contra los manifestantes, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional tras la muerte de un estudiant

Soudan. Un étudiant a été abattu et plus de 100 personnes ont été arrêtées lors de manifestations à Khartoum

Les forces soudanaises de sécurité doivent immédiatement cesser de recourir à une force excessive et illégale contre les manifestants, a déclaré Amnesty International mardi 11 mars après qu’un étudiant ait succombé à des blessures par balles lui ayant été infligées lors d’une action de protestation à l’université de Khartoum. Les forces soudanaises de sécurité doivent immédiatement cesser de recourir à une force excessive et illégale contre les manifestants, a déclaré Amnesty International mardi 11 mars après qu’un