South Africa

South Africa: Death of Mozambican man at hands of police “shocking”

Media reports and cell phone footage apparently showing members of the South African Police Service tying a Mozambican man to the back of a police vehicle and dragging him down the road are “shocking”, Amnesty International said today. Media reports and cell phone footage apparently showing members of the South African Police Service tying a Mozambican man to the back of a police vehicle and dragging him down the road are “shocki

Blog: Las barriadas sudafricanas siguen siendo peligrosas para las personas gays, lesbianas y transgénero - 5 October 2012

Headline Title:  Blog: Los crímenes de odio siembran el miedo en las barriadas sudafricanas Bontle Khalo es una activista por los derechos de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI) de KwaThema, una barriada sudafricana conocida en un tiempo c Una activista de la barriada de KwaThema habla del miedo y la ira que suscitó el asesinato de lesbianas en su comunidad. Media Node:  Township LGBTI_es Story Location:  KwaThema Sudáfrica 26° 17' 10.9392" S, 28° 24' 0.882" E “Creo que cuando la gente piensa en Sudáfrica se dice: “¡Sí, Sudáfrica es un sitio maravilloso para ser lesbiana o gay”, pero esa no es la realidad” URL:  Africa: End discrimination against LGBTI on international day against homophobia Description:  Public Statement 16 May 2012 URL:  To find out more about the Justice for Noxolo campaign Description:  Take Action

Blog: South Africa's townships still not safe for gay, lesbian and transgender people - 5 October 2012

Headline Title:  Blog: Hate crime causes fear in South Africa's townships Bontle Khalo is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights activist in KwaThema — a South African township once known as a haven for the LGBTI community but recently An activist in KwaThema township describes how the murder of lesbians in her community provoked anger and fear  Media Node:  Township LGBTI Story Location:  KwaThema South Africa 26° 17' 10.9392" S, 28° 24' 0.882" E “I think when people look at South Africa they assume, ‘oh South Africa is such a wonderful place to be a lesbian or a gay person’ but that’s not the reality of it” URL:  Africa: End discrimination against LGBTI on international day against homophobia Description:  Public Statement 16 May 2012 URL:  To find out more about the Justice for Noxolo campaign Description:  Take Action

Afrique du Sud. Il faut donner à la commission d'enquête sur Marikana les moyens de travailler efficacement

Il faut clarifier les pouvoirs et les capacités d'action de la commission instaurée pour enquêter sur la mort de 44 personnes en août dernier près de la mine de Lonmin à Marikana, a déclaré Amnesty International le 26 septembre, de manière à garantir justice et réparation à toutes les personnes concernées. Il faut clarifier les pouvoirs et les capacités d'action de la commission instaurée pour enquêter sur la mort de 44 personnes en août dernier près de la mine de Lonmin à Marikana, a déclaré Am

Sudáfrica: La comisión de investigación de Marikana debe poder actuar efectivamente

Hay que aclarar las facultades y la capacidad de la comisión de investigación nombrada para investigar la muerte de 44 personas en las proximidades de la mina Marikana de Lonmin en agosto para garantizar la justicia y la reparación para todos los afectados, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional.  

South Africa's Marikana Inquiry must be enabled to operate effectively - 26 September 2012

Headline Title:  South Africa Marikana Inquiry faces challenges The powers and ability of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the deaths of 44 people near Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August must be clarified to ensure justice and redress for all th The powers and ability of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the deaths of 44 people near Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August must be clarified to ensure justice. Media Node:  Miners' strike Twitter Tag:  marikana Story Location:  Rustenburg South Africa 25° 39' 34.8876" S, 27° 14' 35.4876" E “Forty-four deaths, the majority resulting from excessive use of force by police, as well as other grave human rights abuses occurred in Marikana. This Commission must not fail.” Source:  Noel Kututwa, Amnesty International’s southern Africa director Date:  Wed, 26/09/2012

South Africa: Marikana Inquiry must be enabled to operate effectively

The powers and ability of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the deaths of 44 people near Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August must be clarified to ensure justice and redress for all those affected, Amnesty International said today. The powers and ability of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the deaths of 44 people near Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August must be clarified to ensure justice and redress for all th

Sudáfrica: Un juez debe supervisar la investigación de las muertes en las protestas mineras

Un juez debe supervisar las investigaciones sobre la muerte de 34 personas después de que la policía sudafricana disparara contra los mineros que protestaban en el complejo minero de Marikana, ha dicho hoy Amnistía Internacional.   

Afrique du Sud. Un juge doit superviser l'enquête sur les mineurs tués lors de manifestations

Toute enquête sur la mort de 34 mineurs tombés sous les balles des policiers sud-africains lors d'une manifestation dans le complexe minier de Marikana doit être supervisée par un juge, a déclaré Amnesty International vendredi 17 août. Toute enquête sur la mort de 34 mineurs tombés sous les balles des policiers sud-africains lors d'une manifestation dans le complexe minier de Marikana doit être supervisée par un juge, a décl

South Africa: Judge must oversee probe into mine protest deaths - 17 August 2012

Headline Title:  South Africa: Judge must oversee probe into mine protest deaths A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people after South African police opened fire on protesting miners at the Marikana mine complex, Amnesty International said today.  A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people after South African police opened fire on protesting miners at the Marikana mine complex. Media Node:  Marikana mine Twitter Tag:  Lonmin Story Location:  South Africa 28° 5' 26.592" S, 26° 43' 7.5" E “The high number of deaths and injuries after police opened fire on protesting mine workers is shocking and shows an appalling disregard for human life” Source:  Noel Kukutwa, Southern Africa Director at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 17/08/2012

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