African activists fight homophobia - 26 June 2013

Headline Title:  African activists fight homophobia Many of his compatriots would not hesitate to say Dismus Aine Kevin is a criminal, even though he has never actually committed a crime. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex activists from Uganda, Kenya and Cameroon, share their stories of discrimination and activism. Media Node:  LGBTI feature At a Glance:  In the last decade sub-Saharan Africa has seen a surge in discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals.Homosexuality is against the law in 38 African countries. Story Location:  أوغندا 2° 40' 57.4032" N, 23° 54' 22.5" E “If you are openly gay in school you would be kicked out. There will be no questions. They will make you vacate your housing premises. In the small health centres, if they suspect you are [gay], they will throw you out. You are going to be thrown out or you won’t be [seen to]. Even if you have malaria. Everyone has to hide. ” Source:  Dismus Aine Kevin, Ugandan LGBTI activist “In some places people wouldn't care. You can sit holding hands with your partner in a restaurant. But in informal settlements [not sure what informal settlements means?], you wouldn't dare do that. We have seen cases of people being evicted from home, people being attacked. We had cases that they threaten people and the police don't know how to deal with them.” Source:  Jackson Otieno, Kenyan bisexual activist URL:  Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled Description:  News, 25 June 2013 URL:  Africa: Making love a crime: Criminalization of same-sex conduct in Sub-Saharan Africa Description:  Report, 25 June 2013 URL:  Amnesty International's The Wire Description:  July-August 2013

Egipto: El presidente Morsi debe manifestarse claramente en contra de los ataques a chiíes - 24 June 2013

Headline Title:  Egipto: El presidente Morsi debe manifestarse claramente en contra de los ataques a chiíes El presidente de Egipto, Mohamed Morsi, debe ocuparse con urgencia de la violencia sectaria sin precedente de que están siendo objeto los musulmanes chiíes y garantizar que están protegidos contra El domingo resultaron muertos en El Cairo cuatro hombres chiíes en medio de una violencia sectaria sin precedente que se viene ejerciendo contra los musumanes chiíes en Egipto. Media Node:  Egypt_es Story Location:  Egypt 26° 29' 48.4764" N, 28° 18' 2.8116" E “Las autoridades egipcias deben ordenar realizar de inmediato una investigación independiente e imparcial sobre el homicidio de los cuatro hombres y explicar claramente que no van a tolerarse los ataques contra musulmanes chiíes ni la incitación a la violencia contra ellos.” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, directora adjunta del Programa de Amnistía Internacional para Oriente Medio y el Norte de África URL:  Egypt’s Coptic Christians must be protected from sectarian violence Description:  Noticia, 27 de marzo de 2013

Égypte : le président Morsi doit envoyer un message clair contre les attaques visant les chiites - 24 June 2013

Headline Title:  Égypte : le président Morsi doit envoyer un message clair Le président égyptien, Mohamed Morsi, doit de toute urgence s'attaquer aux violences sectaires sans précédent qui frappent les musulmans chiites et faire en sorte qu'ils soient protégés contre de n Quatre chiites ont été tués dimanche au Caire dans un mouvement de violence sectaire sans précédent contre les chiites en Égypte. Media Node:  Egypt_fr Story Location:  Egypt 26° 29' 48.4764" N, 28° 18' 2.8116" E “Les autorités égyptiennes doivent immédiatement diligenter une enquête indépendante et impartiale sur ces quatre homicides, et envoyer un message clair indiquant que les attaques et les incitations à la violence contre les musulmans chiites ne seront pas tolérées.” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, directrice adjointe du programme Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord d'Amnesty International URL:  Égypte. Les coptes doivent être protégés contre les violences motivées par l'intolérance religieuse Description:  Nouvelle, 27 mars 2013

Egypt: President Morsi must send clear message against attacks on Shi’a Muslims - 24 June 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt: President Morsi must send clear message against attacks on Shi’a Muslims Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi must urgently tackle the unprecedented level of sectarian violence against Shi’a Muslims and ensure they are protected from further attacks, Amnesty International sa Four Shi’a men were killed in Cairo on Sunday amid unprecedented levels of sectarian violence against Shi’a Muslims in Egypt. Media Node:  Egypt Story Location:  Egypt 26° 29' 48.4764" N, 28° 18' 2.8116" E “The Egyptian authorities must immediately order an independent and impartial investigation into the killing of the four men, and send a clear message that carrying out attacks and inciting violence against Shi’a Muslims will not be tolerated. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. URL:  Egypt’s Coptic Christians must be protected from sectarian violence Description:  News, 27 March 2013

Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled - 25 June 2013

Headline Title:  Dangerous levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa Homophobic attacks and harassment across sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more visible, indicating that homophobia is reaching dangerous levels, Amnesty International said today as it launched a com Homophobic attacks and harassment across sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more visible, indicating that homophobia is reaching dangerous levels. Media Node:  Africa LGBTI report Twitter Tag:  LGBTI Story Location:  جنوب أفريقيا 33° 17' 4.632" S, 22° 19' 27.1884" E “These attacks – sometimes deadly - must be stopped. No one should be beaten or killed because of who they are attracted to or intimately involved with” Source:  Widney Brown, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 25/06/2013

Turquía: La violencia policial amenaza las marchas del Orgullo en la plaza Taksim

Tras varias semanas de represión violenta de las protestas públicas, la declaración del gobierno turco de que no se permitirán las reuniones públicas en la plaza Taksim, en el centro de Estambul, pone en peligro las marchas del Orgullo de los dos próximos domingos, ha advertido hoy Amnistía Internacional. Tras varias semanas de represión violenta de las protestas públicas, la declaración del gobierno turco de que no se permitirán las reuniones públicas en la plaza Taksim, en el centro de Estambul, p

Turquie. Les violences policières menacent les marches des fiertés sur la place Taksim

Après des semaines de manifestations réprimées avec violence, le gouvernement turc a déclaré que les rassemblements publics ne seront plus tolérés place Taksim, dans le centre d'Istanbul, ce qui risque de remettre en cause les marches des fiertés prévues les dimanches 23 et 30 juin, a déclaré Amnesty International vendredi 21 juin. Après des semaines de manifestations réprimées avec violence, le gouvernement turc a déclaré que les rassemblements publics ne seront plus tolérés place Taksim, dans le centre d'Istanbul, ce qui ri

Turkey: Police violence threatens Pride marches in Taksim Square

Following weeks of violently suppressed public protests, the Turkish government’s declaration that public assemblies in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square will not be tolerated will put Pride marches at risk over the next two Sundays, Amnesty International warned today. Following weeks of violently suppressed public protests, the Turkish government’s declaration that public assemblies in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square will not be tolerated will put Pride marches

Iran: New President must deliver on human rights promises - 17 June 2013

Headline Title:  Iran: New President must deliver on human rights promises The victory of Hassan Rouhani, a 64-year-old cleric, in Iran’s presidential election, presents a new opportunity to address human rights abuses in the country, Amnesty International said today. The victory of Hassan Rouhani, a 64-year-old cleric, in Iran’s presidential election, presents a new opportunity to address human rights abuses in the country. Media Node:  Hassan Rouhani Story Location:  Iran 32° 0' 53.6688" N, 51° 9' 8.4384" E “During his first speech today, President-elect Hassan Rouhani said he will never forget the promises he has made to the Iranian people. Amnesty International will be monitoring his actions to make sure he keeps his word.” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Programme Director Date:  Mon, 17/06/2013 URL:  Iran: New briefing reveals crackdown on dissent ahead of election Description:  News story, 12 June 2013 URL:  Iran: Repression of dissent intensifies in run-up to presidential election Description:  Briefing, 12 June 2013

Romania: Thousands of lives uprooted in forced evictions - 18 June 2013

Headline Title:  Romania: Thousands of lives uprooted in forced evictions The Romanian authorities betray thousands of their citizens through broken promises and total disregard of their right to adequate housing, Amnesty International said in a new report published toda The Romanian authorities betray thousands of their citizens through broken promises and total disregard of their right to adequate housing, Amnesty International said in a new report published today on forced evictions in the country. Media Node:  Pushed to the margins VIDEO: Roma evicted and pushed to the margins in Romania Twitter Tag:  RomaRights Story Location:  Romania 44° 42' 4.7844" N, 26° 23' 20.976" E “What we see in 21st century Romania is the deliberate expulsion from the society of vulnerable people who live below or on the poverty line and suffer from inadequate housing conditions. The current housing legislation in Romania falls far short of the international standards adopted by the Romanian government. In particular, it fails to ensure the right to adequate housing for all its citizens and to prohibit forced evictions” Source:  Barbora Černušáková, Amnesty International’s expert on Romania Date:  Tue, 18/06/2013 URL:  End forced evictions in Romania Description:  Take action!