Russia: Reject absurd bill that targets gay people
Russian politicians must reject a controversial new law that targets what it describes as the “propaganda of homosexuality among minors” when it comes before the country’s Parliament or “Duma” on 1
The law would make the promotion of homosexuality among minors an administrative offence, with fines of up to US$16,200.
Russia LGBTI march
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“This law is an anachronism. It will promote stigmatization by perpetuating the view that children should be protected from homosexuality. It will discriminate against LGBTI people, in a country where discrimination on ground of sexual orientation and gender identity is already widespread”
John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International
Americas: Human rights defenders increasingly targeted and attacked
Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime, Amnes
Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime.
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“Human rights defenders are systematically harassed, attacked and subjected to unfounded criminal charges in almost every country in the Americas to prevent them from speaking out for the rights of the most marginalized ”
Nancy Tapias-Torrado, Americas Researcher on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders at Amnesty International
Transforming Pain into Hope, Human Rights Defenders in the Americas
Actúa y pide al presidente egipcio que garantice que se le haga justicia.
Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman, de 49 años, lucha para obtener justicia tras haber sido atacada por varios soldados del ejército egipcio.
Europe has still a long way to go to combat violence against transgender people
European countries should take further steps to protect trans people from violence that has left in excess of a thousand dead worldwide in the past four years, Amnesty International urged on Trans
European countries should take further steps to protect trans people from violence that has left in excess of 1,000 dead worldwide in the past four years,
Trans remembrance day
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“Trans people are discriminated against and targeted for violence on the grounds of their gender identity and expression - in Europe and around the world”
Marco Perolini, Amnesty International's discrimination expert