Discrimination

Iran: New briefing reveals crackdown on dissent ahead of election - 12 June 2013

Headline Title:  Iran: New briefing reveals crackdown on dissent ahead of election Iran’s authorities have intensified the clampdown on dissidents ahead of the country’s presidential election on 14 June, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today. Iran’s authorities have intensified the clampdown on dissidents ahead of the country’s presidential election on 14 June, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today. Media Node:  Iran elections Story Location:  Iran 33° 32' 7.0404" N, 53° 15' 42.1884" E “The escalation in repression is an outrageous attempt by the Iranian authorities to silence critics ahead of the presidential election” Source:  Philip Luther, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Date:  Wed, 12/06/2013 URL:  Iran: Repression of dissent intensifies in run-up to presidential elections Description:  Read the briefing

Egypt’s worrying rise in criminal blasphemy cases - 11 June 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt’s worrying rise in criminal blasphemy cases Criminal “defamation of religion” charges must be dropped in a number of cases across Egypt, Amnesty International said today after a teacher was convicted for insulting Islam and the Prophet Muham Criminal “defamation of religion” charges must be dropped in a number of cases across Egypt, Amnesty International said today after a teacher was convicted for insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in the classroom. Media Node:  Alber Saber Ayad Story Location:  Egypt 25° 40' 4.566" N, 30° 29' 52.9692" E “Slapping criminal charges with steep fines and, in most cases, prison sentences against people for simply speaking their mind or holding different religious beliefs is simply outrageous” Source:  Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director Date:  Tue, 11/06/2013 URL:  Egypt: Release teacher accused of blasphemy Description:  News story, 10 May 2013 URL:  Egypt’s Coptic Christians must be protected from sectarian violence Description:  News story, 27 March 2013 URL:  Egypt: ‘Outrageous’ guilty verdict in blasphemy case an assault on free expression Description:  News story, 12 December 2012

Nigeria: President must veto discriminatory anti-LGBTI bill - 5 June 2013

Headline Title:  Nigeria: President must veto discriminatory anti-LGBTI bill President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria  should not sign into law a draconian new bill that would formalize discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) peopl President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria  should not sign into law a draconian new bill that would formalize discrimination against LGBTI people and have wide-ranging effects on civil liberties in the country. Media Node:  Nigeria LGBTI law Twitter Tag:  LGBTI Story Location:  نيجيريا 7° 35' 41.4492" N, 4° 5' 12.8904" W “The bill is a throwback to past decades under military rule when these civil rights were treated with contempt” Source:  Lucy Freeman, deputy director of the Africa Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 05/06/2013 “The Nigerian government knows that its criminal laws already hinder access to services, and has acknowledged the need to target services to at-risk populations” Source:  Graeme Reid, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch Date:  Wed, 05/06/2013 URL:  Nigeria urged to halt bill banning same-sex relationships Description:  News story, 29 November 2011

European Court again chides Greece over discrimination against Roma schoolchildren - 30 May 2013

Headline Title:  European Court slams Greece over Roma discrimination in schools The Greek authorities must immediately stop segregating Romani schoolchildren from their peers, Amnesty International urged today after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the practice in Greece must immediately stop segregating Romani schoolchildren from their peers following a third European Court of Human Rights against discrimination of Roma in Greek schools. Media Node:  Schoolchildren Twitter Tag:  RomaRights Story Location:  Greece 38° 36' 40.6476" N, 22° 5' 36.6216" E “It’s shameful that, despite three separate European Court rulings now, Greece has failed to change its ongoing discrimination against Romani schoolchildren and the flagrant violation of their right to education” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 30/05/2013 URL:  Human rights here, Roma rights now Description:  Campaign page URL:  Wake-up call for a giant: The EU must end discrimination against Roma Description:  News story, 4 April 2013 URL:  Governments urged to end segregation of Roma in schools after the European Court rules against Hungary Description:  News story, 30 January 2013 URL:  Five more years of injustice: Segregated education for Roma in Czech Republic Description:  Report, 8 November 2012

Ukraine: Kyiv authorities in shameful about-face on Pride march - 23 May 2013

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Kyiv authorities in shameful about-face on Pride march Just days before the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was due to host its first-ever Pride march, a city court has banned the event in what Amnesty International called a shameful about-face that tramples on Just days before the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was due to host its first-ever Pride march, a city court has banned the event in what Amnesty International called a shameful about-face. Media Node:  Ukraine Pride Twitter Tag:  LGBTI Story Location:  Ukraine 50° 29' 53.8332" N, 30° 29' 55.4424" E “This shameful decision does a disservice to the city of Kyiv – instead of allowing all of its residents to join in the celebration of culture, the city authorities are picking and choosing who is allowed to take part. This discrimination must not be tolerated.” Source:  Max Tucker, Ukraine campaigner at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 23/05/2013 “Not only are the council attempting to deprive us of our right to freedom of assembly, they have also denied us the opportunity a fair hearing in court” Source:  Stas Mischenko, KyivPride2013 spokesperson Date:  Thu, 23/05/2013 URL:  Ukraine: Amnesty International condemns Kyiv Pride court ban application Description:  Public statement, 22 May 2013 URL:  Ukraine: Discrimination and violent attacks in pervasive climate of homophobia Description:  News story/report, 16 May 2013 URL:  Activists worldwide target homophobia in Jamaica, Ukraine and South Africa Description:  Feature, 13 May 2013 URL:  Ukraine: First-ever Kyiv pride cancelled in face of ultra-right threat Description:  News story, 20 May 2012

تقرير عام 2013 : العالم يزداد خطراً على اللاجئين والمهاجرين - 23 May 2013

Headline Title:  تقرير عام 2013 : العالم يزداد خطراً على اللاجئين والمهاجرين (لندن)- مع إصدار تقييمها السنوي لحالة حقوق الإنسان في العالم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن التقاعس العالمي مع إصدار تقييمها السنوي لحالة حقوق الإنسان في العالم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن التقاعس العالمي تجاه حقوق الإنسان يجعل العالم مكاناً خطِراً على اللاجئين والمهاجرين على نحو متزايد Media Node:  AIR refugee Yida AR Twitter Tag:  AIR2013 Story Location:  المملكة المتحدة 51° 31' 15.798" N, 0° 4' 36.8544" W See map: Google Maps “إن عدم التصدي لأوضاع النزاعات بشكل فعال يخلق طبقة دنيا كونية. وإن حقوق الذين يفرون من أتون النزاعات لا تحظى بالحماية. وتنتهك حكومات عديدة حقوق الإنسان باسم الحد من الهجرة - متجاوزةً بذلك تدابير مراقبة الحدود المشروعة” Source:  سليل شتي الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Thu, 23/05/2013 URL:  Annual Report 2013 Description:  The state of the world's human rights URL:  Human rights know no borders Description:  Essay by Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary-General URL:  Global update Description:  Key events in human rights in 2013 URL:  World by region Description:  A human rights roundup by region

Rapport 2013 : un monde de plus en plus dangereux pour les réfugiés et les migrants - 23 May 2013

Faute d'action internationale dans le domaine des droits humains, le monde est en train de devenir de plus en plus dangereux pour les réfugiés et les migrants, a déclaré Amnesty International le 23 Faute d'action internationale dans le domaine des droits humains, le monde est en train de devenir de plus en plus dangereux pour les réfugiés et les migrants, a déclaré Amnesty International le 23 mai à l'occasion de la sortie de son rapport annuel sur la situation des droits humains dans le monde. Media Node:  AIR refugee Yida_fr AIR 2013 video_fr Twitter Tag:  AIR2013 Story Location:  United Kingdom 51° 31' 15.798" N, 0° 4' 36.8544" W See map: Google Maps “L'incapacité à traiter effectivement les situations de conflit est en train de créer une classe d'exclus au niveau de la planète. Les droits des hommes, des femmes et des enfants qui fuient les conflits ne sont pas protégés. De nombreux États bafouent les droits fondamentaux au nom du contrôle de l'immigration et vont bien au-delà des mesures légitimes de contrôle aux frontières.” Source:  Salil Shetty, secrétaire général d'Amnesty International URL:  Rapport 2013 Description:  La situation des droits humains dans le monde URL:  Les droits humains ne connaissent pas de frontières Description:  Avant-Propos par Salil Shetty, secrétaire général d'Amnesty International URL:  Mises à jour mondiales Description:  Principaux événements survenus en 2013 sur le plan des droits humains URL:  Le monde, région par région Description:  Un tour d'horizon des droits humains par région

Informe 2013: El mundo es un lugar cada vez más peligroso para personas refugiadas y migrantes - 23 May 2013

Headline Title:  Informe 2013: El mundo es cada vez más peligroso para personas refugiadas y migrantes La pasividad mundial en el terreno de los derechos humanos está convirtiendo el mundo en un lugar cada vez más peligroso para las personas refugiadas y migrantes, afirmó hoy Amnistía Internacional La pasividad mundial en el terreno de los derechos humanos está convirtiendo el mundo en un lugar cada vez más peligroso para las personas refugiadas y migrantes, afirmó hoy Amnistía Internacional durante la presentación de su informe anual. Media Node:  AIR refugee Yida_es Vídeo: Informe 2013 Twitter Tag:  AIR2013 Story Location:  United Kingdom 51° 31' 15.798" N, 0° 4' 36.8544" W See map: Google Maps “Al no abordarse eficazmente las situaciones de conflicto, se está creando una clase de segunda categoría de carácter global. Los derechos de quienes huyen de los conflictos están desprotegidos. Hay demasiados gobiernos que cometen abusos contra los derechos humanos en nombre de los controles migratorios, sobrepasando con mucho las medidas legítimas de control de fronteras.” Source:  Salil Shetty, secretario general de Amnistía Internacional Date:  Thu, 23/05/2013 URL:  Informe 2013 Description:  El estado de los derechos humanos en el mundo URL:  Los derechos humanos no conocen fronteras Description:  Artículo de Salil Shetty, secretario general de Amnistía Internacional URL:  Actualización global Description:  Momentos cruciales en materia de derechos humanos en 2013 URL:  El mundo región a región Description:  Un resumen de la situación de los derechos humanos en cada región

Report 2013: World increasingly dangerous for refugees and migrants - 23 May 2013

Headline Title:  Report 2013: World increasingly dangerous for refugees and migrants Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its

La marche des fiertés en Moldavie : un moment historique qui devra se répéter - 20 May 2013

Headline Title:  Moldavie : une marche des fiertés historique Les autorités moldaves doivent faire en sorte que la marche des fiertés qui a eu lieu dimanche 19 mai dans la capitale, Chişinău, soit la première de nombreuses autres et donne lieu à d’autres Les autorités moldaves doivent faire en sorte que la marche des fiertés dans la capitale, Chişinău, donne lieu à d’autres mesures de lutte contre la discrimination homophobe. Media Node:  moldy_fr Twitter Tag:  Moldova Story Location:  Moldova 47° 22' 30.1548" N, 30° 48' 20.3904" E “Si le mouvement LGBTI peut s’épanouir librement, une société plus tolérante s’ensuivra.” Source:  David Diaz-Jogeix, directeur adjoint du programme Europe et Asie centrale d’Amnesty International. URL:  Géorgie. Des violences homophobes sont venues assombrir la Marche des fiertés de Tbilissi Description:  Communiqué de presse, 17 mai 2013 URL:  Towards equality: Discrimination in Moldova Description:  Rapport, 10 septembre 2012

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