Discrimination

Bulgaria: Migrants 'living in fear' after xenophobic attacks - 12 November 2013

Headline Title:  Bulgaria: Migrants 'living in fear' after xenophobic attacks The Bulgarian authorities must do more to prevent xenophobic hate crimes, Amnesty International urged today amid a rise in racist attacks that has left migrants living in fear. The Bulgarian authorities must do more to prevent xenophobic hate crimes, Amnesty International urges amid a rise in racist attacks. Media Node:  bulgaria Twitter Tag:  bulgaria Story Location:  United Kingdom 43° 17' 7.6308" N, 25° 8' 51.738" E See map: Google Maps “Migrants and refugees in Bulgaria are living in a climate of fear and all attacks against these vulnerable groups must be urgently and thoroughly investigated.” Source:  Amnesty International's Barbora Cernusakova

EU Court ruling a setback for refugees - 7 November 2013

Headline Title:  EU Court ruling a setback for refugees The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today declined to hold that the criminalization of consensual same-sex activity constitutes “persecution” for the purposes of EU asylum law, showin Today's Court of Justice of the European Union ruling showed it is out of step with international human rights and refugee law by declining to hold that criminalization of same-sex sexual conduct amounts to persecution. Media Node:  CJEU ruling Story Location:  Netherlands 52° 2' 2.472" N, 5° 16' 24.3768" E See map: Google Maps “The Court skirted around the real issue in this case and missed a key opportunity to state clearly that to criminalize consensual same-sex conduct ultimately amounts to criminalizing people for who they are and, therefore, amounts to persecution per se, regardless of how often sentences of imprisonment are enforced ” Source:  Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International's Head of Refugee and Migrants' Rights Date:  Thu, 07/11/2013 “The Court should have found that these laws, even when they have not recently been applied in practice are capable of giving rise to a well-founded fear of persecution in lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, and who accordingly should be recognised as refugees when they apply for asylum” Source:  Livio Zilli, Senior Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists Date:  Thu, 07/11/2013 URL:  Africa: Making love a crime: Criminalization of same-sex conduct in Sub-Saharan Africa Description:  Report, 25 June 2013

Honduras: Candidatos Presidenciales responden a Amnistía Internacional - 5 November 2013

Headline Title:  Honduras: Candidatos Presidenciales responden a Amnistía Internacional En anticipación a las elecciones presidenciales del 24 de Noviembre en Honduras, Amnistía Internacional escribió a los candidatos sobre la necesidad de priorizar los derechos humanos en sus propues En anticipación a las elecciones presidenciales del 24 de Noviembre en Honduras, Amnistía Internacional escribió a los candidatos sobre la necesidad de priorizar los derechos humanos en sus propuestas. Aquí, las respuestas recibidas. Media Node:  Honduras Story Location:  Honduras 14° 50' 44.4876" N, 87° 58' 42.6576" W

Bahrain must urgently reinstate nationality of 31 opposition figures - 5 November 2013

Headline Title:  Bahrain must urgently reinstate nationality of 31 opposition figures Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior must immediately rescind the decision to strip 31 members of the opposition of their Bahraini nationality made a year ago, Amnesty International urged. Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior must immediately rescind the decision to strip 31 members of the opposition of their Bahraini nationality made a year ago, Amnesty International urged. Media Node:  Bahrain al-Wefaq Story Location:  Bahrain 26° 11' 30.9084" N, 50° 33' 15.3936" E “Stripping away the nationality of government critics shows that the Bahraini authorities continue to lash out and discredit anyone they deem a threat. ” Source:  Hassiba Hadj-Sahraoui, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East Programme Date:  Tue, 05/11/2013 URL:  Bahrain: Further information: Opposition leader denied medical treatment: Dr ‘Abdel-Jalil al-Singace Description:  Urgent action, 10 October 2013 URL:  Bahrain: Write for rights: 13 Jailed opposition activists: Jailed for expressing their opinions Description:  Take action, 1 October 2013 URL:  Bahrain: 50 Shi’a activists sentenced amid torture allegations Description:  News story, 30 September 2013 URL:  Bahraini opposition figures stripped of nationality in ‘frightening’ development Description:  News story, 7 November 2012

Russia must track down masked assailants after insidious homophobic attack - 4 November 2013

Headline Title:  Russia must track down masked assailants after insidious homophobic attack The Russian authorities must promptly find and bring to justice all those responsible for a violent homophobic attack in St Petersburg that has left two people injured, including one who has been l The Russian authorities must promptly find and bring to justice all those responsible for a violent homophobic attack in St Petersburg that has left two people injured, including one who has been left blind in one eye, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  LaSky Story Location:  Russia 59° 56' 52.458" N, 30° 20' 9.5964" E “This latest insidious attack is sadly characteristic of a widespread atmosphere of homophobia in Russia today. If nothing is done to combat the hate, the ground is fertile for further violence” Source:  Denis Krivosheev, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Director at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 04/11/2013

Mexique. La grâce accordée à un enseignant indigène doit être suivie d'une révision complète des procès inéquitables

La décision du président du Mexique de gracier Alberto Patishtán, un enseignant indigène qui a passé plus de 10 ans en prison à la suite d’un procès inique, est une reconnaissance bien tardive de l’injustice dont cet homme a été victime ; elle devrait cependant inciter à une révision complète d’un nombre considérable de procès inéquitables, a déclaré Amnesty International mercredi 30 octobre 2013. La décision du président du Mexique de gracier Alberto Patishtán, un enseignant indigène qui a passé plus de 10 ans en prison à la suite d’un procès inique, est une reconnaissance bien tardive

México: El indulto al maestro indígena Patishtán revela la necesidad de una revisión completa de los juicios injustos

La decisión del presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, de otorgar el indulto al profesor indígena tzotzil Alberto Patishtán, encarcelado durante más de una década tras un juicio injusto, no debe ser solamente un reconocimiento tardío de la injusticia cometida contra él, sino que debe impulsar una revisión completa a los innumerables casos de juicios injustos, manifestó Amnistía Internacional el día de hoy. La decisión del presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, de otorgar el indulto al profesor indígena tzotzil Alberto Patishtán, encarcelado durante más de una década tras un juicio injusto, no debe

Mexico: A complete review of unfair trials needed after indigenous teacher pardoned

The Mexican President’s decision to pardon indigenous teacher Alberto Patishtán who was imprisoned for more than a decade following an unfair trial is a long overdue recognition of the injustice done to him, but it should spur a complete review of countless unfair trial cases, Amnesty International said today. The Mexican President’s decision to pardon indigenous teacher Alberto Patishtán who was imprisoned for more than a decade following an unfair trial is a long overdue recognition of the injustice do

Mexico: A complete review of unfair trials needed after indigenous teacher pardoned - 30 October 2013

Headline Title:  Mexico: A complete review of unfair trials needed after indigenous teacher pardoned The Mexican President’s decision to pardon indigenous teacher Alberto Patishtán who was imprisoned for more than a decade following an unfair trial is a long overdue recognition of the injustice do The Mexican government’s decision to release indigenous teacher Alberto Patishtán after more than a decade is a long overdue recognition of the injustice done to him, but it should spur a complete review of countless unfair trials. Media Node:  Alberto Patishtan Story Location:  Mexico 21° 42' 59.8968" N, 101° 36' 5.6268" W “Mexico’s prisons are populated by countless people like Patishtán. His liberation should be only the first step towards a total review of those cases and the adoption of measures that put a halt to discrimination and inequality in the access to justice” Source:  Javier Zúñiga, special advisor at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 30/10/2013

يجب على السعودية عدم إفشال حملة قيادة النساء للسيارات - 24 October 2013

Headline Title:  يجب على السعودية عدم إفشال حملة قيادة النساء للسيارات قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يتعين على المملكة العربية السعودية احترام حق النساء في قيادة السيارات السبت المقبل تحدياً للحظر المفروض على قيادة المرأة في المملكة. يتعين على المملكة العربية السعودية احترام حق النساء في قيادة السيارات السبت المقبل تحدياً للحظر المفروض على قيادة المرأة في المملكة Media Node:  Saudi women drivers AR Twitter Tag:  October26driving Story Location:  المملكة العربية السعودية 24° 8' 33.8748" N, 45° 5' 16.4076" E “لمما يثير الدهشة أن تواصل سلطات المملكة العربية السعودية، في القرن الحادي والعشرين، حرمان المرأة من حقها في أن تقود سيارتها بصورة قانونية” Source:  فيليب لوثر، مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Thu, 24/10/2013 “هذا حق طبيعي لنا، وهو من أبسط الحقوق الأساسية، ويتعلق بحريتنا في التنقل. وسوف يمكِّن النساء ويمنحنا شعوراً بأننا نمتلك السيطرة على حياتنا” Source:  إحدى الناشطات المشاركات في الحملة URL:  ‘Society’ is no longer an excuse for Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving Description:  Blog, 24 October 2013 URL:  One year on, Saudi Arabian women still driving their way to greater freedom Description:  News story, 15 June 2013 URL:  Women activists prepare to defy Saudi Arabian driving ban Description:  News story, 16 June 2011

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