Brazil

Brazil: Historic efforts by federal prosecutors to challenge decades of impunity for military regime

The efforts of federal prosecutors to initiate criminal investigations into past human rights violations marks a crucial moment in Brazil’s history, said Amnesty International after Federal prosecutors in São Paulo charged, on 24 March 2012, retired Colonel Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra and police chief Dirceu Garvina, with the kidnapping of union leader Aluízio Palhano Pedreira Ferreira in 1971. The efforts of federal prosecutors to initiate criminal investigations into past human rights violations marks a crucial moment in Brazil’s history, said Amnesty International after Federal prosecu

Brésil. Un jugement choquant prononcé par la Cour suprême donne toute latitude aux violeurs

L'acquittement, prononcé par la Cour suprême brésilienne, d'un homme accusé d'avoir violé trois fillettes de 12 ans au motif qu'il s'agissait, semble-t-il, de « travailleuses du sexe » est un affront scandaleux aux droits les plus élémentaires, et il n'a pas sa place au Brésil aujourd'hui, a déclaré Amnesty International. L'acquittement, prononcé par la Cour suprême brésilienne, d'un homme accusé d'avoir violé trois fillettes de 12 ans au motif qu'il s'agissait, semble-t-il, de « travailleuses du sexe&nbsp

Brazil: Outrageous Supreme Court ruling gives green light to rapists - 2 April 2012

Headline Title:  Brazil: Supreme Court ruling gives green light to rapists The acquittal by Brazil’s Supreme Court of a man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers” is an outrageous affront to the most basic human right Man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls acquitted by Brazil’s Supreme Court on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers”. Media Node:  Brazil STJ Twitter Tag:  brazil Story Location:  United Kingdom 20° 35' 49.6896" S, 44° 7' 15.9384" W See map: Google Maps

Brasil: Indignante fallo del Tribunal Supremo da luz verde a los violadores

La decisión del Tribunal Supremo de Brasil de absolver a un hombre acusado de violar a tres niñas de 12 años, alegando que al parecer se trataba de "trabajadoras sexuales", constituye una escandalosa afrenta a los derechos humanos más básicos y no tiene cabida en el Brasil de hoy en día, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. La decisión del Tribunal Supremo de Brasil de absolver a un hombre acusado de violar a tres niñas de 12 años, alegando que al parecer se trataba de "trabajadoras sexuales", constituye una escandal

Brazil: Outrageous Supreme Court ruling gives green light to rapists

The acquittal by Brazil’s Supreme Court of a man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers” is an outrageous affront to the most basic human rights and it has no place in Brazil today, said Amnesty International. The acquittal by Brazil’s Supreme Court of a man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers” is an outrageous affront to the most basic human ri

Brésil. Pour la première fois des poursuites sont engagées contre un officier pour des crimes commis sous le régime militaire

La décision d'inculper un colonel à la retraite de cinq disparitions forcées commises sous la dictature militaire au Brésil constitue la première brèche sérieuse dans des décennies d'impunité, a déclaré Amnesty International.

Brasil: Procesamiento histórico desafía arraigados crímenes militares

La decisión de presentar cargos contra un coronel retirado por cinco desapariciones forzadas cometidas durante la dictadura brasileña es el primer reto serio a decenios de impunidad, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. La decisión de presentar cargos contra un coronel retirado por cinco desapariciones forzadas cometidas durante la dictadura brasileña es el primer reto serio a decenios de impunidad, ha manifesta

Brazil: Long-standing military crimes challenged by historic prosecution

The decision to charge a retired colonel for five enforced disappearances committed under Brazil’s military dictatorship is the first serious challenge to decades of impunity, said Amnesty International. The decision to charge a retired colonel for five enforced disappearances committed under Brazil’s military dictatorship is the first serious challenge to decades of impunity, said Amnesty Internat

Cuban blogger blocked from travelling to film premiere in Brazil - 6 February 2012

Headline Title:  Cuban blogger blocked from travelling to film premiere in Brazil The Cuban government must reform an arbitrary exit permit scheme that affects all Cubans and is used to punish freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today after a prominent blogger was Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years. Media Node:  Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez VIDEO: Freedom of expression in Cuba Story Location:  Cuba 22° 11' 48.8364" N, 79° 6' 5.6268" W “The Cuban government’s repeated denial of exit permits to critics like Yoani Sánchez can only be seen as retaliation for the expression of their legitimate political views and activism.” Source:  Javier Zúñiga, Special Advisor to Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 06/02/2012 URL:  Blogueira cubana impedida de viajar ao Brasil para estréia de documentário Description:  Leia este artigo em Português URL:  Brazilian Government must defend the rights of Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger and all other dissidents, journalists and human rights activists Description:  Public statement, 27 January 2012 URL:  Brazil: Trip of Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez to Brazil Description:  Open letter, 20 January 2012 URL:  Cuba still detaining peaceful protestors: Further information Description:  Urgent action, 20 January 2012 URL:  Generación Y Description:  Yoani Sánchez's blog (in Spanish)

Brasil debe atender las necesidades de miles de personas que han perdido su casa tras desalojo

Amnistía Internacional ha hecho un llamamiento a las autoridades brasileñas para que den respuesta de manera urgente a las necesidades de unas 1.600 familias que han perdido sus viviendas como resultado de los desalojos forzosos llevados a cabo en un asentamiento del estado de São Paulo, en Brasil.  Amnistía Internacional ha hecho un llamamiento a las autoridades brasileñas para que den respuesta de manera urgente a las necesidades de unas 1.600 familias que han perdido su

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