Discrimination

Central African Republic: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings - 12 February 2014

Headline Title:  Central African Republic: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings International peacekeepers have failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslim civilians in the western part of the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said in a

IOC urged to uphold human rights - 10 February 2014

Headline Title:  IOC urged to uphold human rights The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said today.  Media Node:  IOC Sochi Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 23' 53.07" N, 42° 5' 58.5924" E “The IOC must take the Russian leadership to task over its blatant violations of human rights in the context of the Games. Not doing so would be a betrayal of the Olympic Charter’s stated goal to uphold the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International URL:  Serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games Description:  Open letter, 10 February 2014 URL:  Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week Description:  News story, 5 February 2014 URL:  ‘I’m afraid the future will be a nightmare’ Description:  Blog, 5 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014

Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill - 10 February 2014

Headline Title:  Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill Thousands of civil society activists, including Amnesty International supporters in the UK, Canada, Spain and Germany are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show thei Thousands of civil society activists, including Amnesty International supporters in the UK, Canada, Spain and Germany are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show their opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and call on President Museveni to veto it.    Media Node:  Uganda AHB action Uganda AHB Twitter Tag:  AHBGlobaldayofAction Story Location:  Uganda 0° 53' 3.7104" N, 32° 49' 37.7328" E ““If this deeply discriminatory bill is passed it will legalize the persecution of people on the grounds of their sexual orientation. Since the Bill was proposed there’s been an increase in homophobic arrests and mob violence. This is turning into a witch-hunt. President Museveni must veto the bill before the situation worsens. ” Source:  Gemma Houldey, Uganda Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 10/02/2014 URL:  Living for love, dying because of hate: the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Description:  Blog, 16 January 2014 URL:  Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Bill must be scrapped Description:  News story, 20 December 2013 URL:  Uganda: Stop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill Description:  Take action

El mundo entero contra la homofobia rusa mientras la llama olímpica llega a Sochi

Mientras hoy, en vísperas de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, se celebran en ciudades de todo el mundo protestas para denunciar la discriminación constante y abiertamente homófoba existente en Rusia, una delegación de Amnistía Internacional está disponible para ser entrevistada en Sochi y Moscú.  Mientras hoy, en vísperas de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, se celebran en ciudades de todo el mundo protestas para denunciar la discriminación constante y abiertamente homófoba existente en Rus

المغرب: تعديل الأحكام المتعلقة بالاغتصاب يعتبر خطوة في الاتجاه الصحيح - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  المغرب: تعديل الأحكام المتعلقة بالاغتصاب يعتبر خطوة في الاتجاه الصحيح قالت منظمة تالعفو الدولية اليوم إن تصويت البرلمان المغربي على تعديل قانون ينص على أنه لم يعد بمقدور المغتصبين الإفلات من الملاحقة القضائية عن طريق الزواج من ضحاياهم إذا ك تصويت البرلمان المغربي على تعديل قانون ينص على أنه لم يعد بمقدور المغتصبين الإفلات من الملاحقة القضائية عن طريق الزواج من ضحاياهم إذا كنَّ دون الثامنة عشرة من العمر، يعتبر خطوة مهمة في الاتجاه السليم Media Node:  Amina Filali AR Twitter Tag:  morocco Story Location:  rabat Morocco 34° 1' 15.24" N, 6° 50' 29.76" E “إن تصويت اليوم يعدُّ خطوة مرحَّب بها، بيد أن المغرب لا يزال بحاجة إلى استراتيجية شاملة لحماية النساء والفتيات من العنف، بحيث تسهم فيها جماعات الدفاع عن حقوق المرأة، التي أُقصيت من المشاركة في العملية حتى الآن” Source:  حسيبة حاج صحراوي، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 22/01/2014

Morocco: Amendment of rape provision is a step in the right direction - 23 January 2014

Headline Title:  Morocco: Amendment of rape provision is a step in the right direction The Moroccan Parliament's vote to amend a law so that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18 is an important step in the right direction, Amnesty In Vote by Parliament means that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18. Media Node:  Amina Filali Twitter Tag:  morocco Story Location:  rabat Morocco 34° 1' 15.24" N, 6° 50' 29.76" E “Today’s vote is a welcome step but Morocco still needs a comprehensive strategy to protect women and girls from violence, with input from women’s rights groups who have been excluded from the process so far.” Source:  Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 22/01/2014

Nigeria. Le président doit rejeter un projet de loi draconien sur les unions entre personnes de même sexe

Le président nigérian Goodluck Jonathan ne doit pas promulguer le projet de loi sur le mariage entre personnes de même sexe, a déclaré Amnesty International alors que la version finale du projet vient d’être adoptée par le Sénat du Nigéria. Le président nigérian Goodluck Jonathan ne doit pas promulguer le projet de loi sur le mariage entre personnes de même sexe, a déclaré Amnesty International alors que la version finale du projet vi

Malaysia: Move to outlaw human rights groups is an assault on freedom - 8 January 2014

Headline Title:  Malaysia: Move to outlaw human rights groups is an assault on freedom Today’s attempt by Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs to ban the country’s leading coalition of human rights NGOs is a disturbing assault on the rights to freedom of expression and association, Am Today’s attempt by Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs to ban the country’s leading coalition of human rights NGOs is a disturbing assault on the rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Malaysia Comango outlawed Story Location:  Malaysia 4° 57' 53.0028" N, 101° 54' 33.048" E “Outlawing COMANGO is a deeply disturbing action aimed at silencing important critical voices that have advocated on the world stage for Malaysia to uphold international human rights law and standards ” Source:  Hazel Galang-Folli, Malaysia researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 08/01/2014 “It is concerning to see the Malaysian authorities increasingly taking their cue from hardline religious groups and others seeking to silence those who espouse views that differ from their own agenda” Source:  Hazel Galang-Folli URL:  Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 17th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 21 October – 1 November 2013 Description:  Briefing, November 2013

El presidente de Nigeria debe rechazar un duro proyecto de ley sobre uniones entre personas del mismo sexo

El presidente de Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan no debe firmar la entrada en vigor de una ley sobre matrimonio homosexual, ha dicho Amnistía Internacional tras la aprobación de la versión final del proyecto por el Senado de Nigeria. El presidente de Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan no debe firmar la entrada en vigor de una ley sobre matrimonio homosexual, ha dicho Amnistía Internacional tras la aprobación de la versión final del proy

Nigerian President must reject harsh bill on same-sex unions

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan must not sign a same-sex marriage bill into law, Amnesty International said after the final version of the bill was adopted by Nigeria’s Senate. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan must not sign a same-sex marriage bill into law, Amnesty International said after the final version of the bill was adopted by Nigeria’s Senate.

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