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Czech Republic: “Maybe this is what it was like during Hitler’s era”

8 April 2014

When Romani children in the city of České Budějovice, in southern Czech Republic, wake up scared in the middle of the night, it is not for fear of imaginary monsters.

France: “They said they would have killed us if we stayed”

8 April 2014

Attacks, discrimination, violent evictions, homelessness and extreme poverty. Life for the 20,000 Roma in France – most of them migrants – is a far cry from the idyllic image the country tries to portray.

Greece: “My children are afraid, they don’t want to return to the house”

8 April 2014

The nearly 350,000 Roma living in Greece have been at the receiving end of discrimination and intolerance for generations.

USA: Texas Governor must stop execution of Mexican man with mental disability

8 April 2014

Rick Perry must stop Wednesday’s execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas, a Mexican national with a mental disability.

USA: Texas Governor must stop execution of Mexican man with mental disability

8 April 2014

Rick Perry must stop Wednesday’s execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas, a Mexican national with a mental disability.

Russian court forces closure of prominent human rights NGO

8 April 2014

St Petersburg City Court denies the appeal of prominent Russian non-governmental organization, Memorial, against a previous court order to register as a “foreign agent”.

USA/UK: Snowden alleges spy agencies have targeted human rights defenders

8 April 2014

Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s latest allegations point to a very real risk that human rights defenders, including Amnesty International staff, have been the targets of mass surveillance by US and British spy agencies. 

 

Philippines: Supreme Court ruling bolsters landmark law on reproductive rights

8 April 2014

The Philippine Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to uphold a landmark reproductive health law as constitutional is an important victory for millions of Filipino women and girls, Amnesty International said. 

The world still failing to act despite Rwanda genocide shame

7 April 2014

The international community has collectively failed to act on the lessons of the Rwandan genocide, said Amnesty International as the world marks the 20th anniversary of the human catastrophe which left around 800,000 dead.

Egypt ‘tightens the vice’ on dissent by upholding conviction of three activists

7 April 2014

A Cairo appeals court today upheld the conviction of three government critics for taking part in an “unauthorized” protest, a further sign that the Egyptian authorities are tightening the vice on freedom of expression and assembly.

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