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Russia must investigate prison abuse allegations by Pussy Riot member - 25 September 2013

Headline Title:  Russia must investigate prison abuse allegations by Pussy Riot member The Russian prison authorities’ decision to move an imprisoned member of the punk band Pussy Riot to solitary confinement after she complained about prison conditions is yet another sign of suppres The Russian prison authorities’ decision to move an imprisoned member of the punk band Pussy Riot to solitary confinement after she complained about prison conditions is yet another sign of suppression of free speech in the country. Media Node:  Pussy Riot Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 63° 48' 30.0888" N, 96° 19' 41.25" E See map: Google Maps “The prison administration claimed that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova had been placed in isolation for her own protection, but we are concerned this could be yet another punishment for demanding that her own rights and the rights of other inmates are respected. What authorities should do is investigate the allegations she made. ” Source:  Sergei Nikitin, Director of Amnesty International’s office in Moscow. URL:  Russia: Second Pussy Riot singer denied parole Description:  News Story, 26 July 2013 URL:  Scores of musicians urge Russia to release Pussy Riot Description:  News Story, 22 July 2013 URL:  Read the open letter Description:  Amnesty International open letter signed by more than 100 musicians, 22 July 2013 URL:  Russian artists and activists campaign for the release of punk singers Description:  Public statement, 7 March 2013 URL:  Russia escalating attacks on free expression a year on from Pussy Riot protest Description:  News story, 20 February 2013

Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk - 13 September 2013

Headline Title:  Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital, Amnesty said in Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital. Media Node:  Somalia evictions Somalia evictions video Story Location:  Somalia 21° 49' 24.3372" S, 24° 15' 28.1268" E “It is completely unacceptable for people who have fled to the capital for protection to be forcibly evicted. It has resulted in large scale human rights abuses. The government has a responsibility to protect this vulnerable sector of society and ensure their security. ” Source:  Gemma Davies, Amnesty International’s Somalia researcher. “It was early morning, around 8am, my children called me and told me our shelter had been destroyed, that they were outside. When I arrived, everything was destroyed. There were around four armed men still there, otherwise everything had been demolished. I sat on the ground - I didn’t know what to do. I have lost most things. I reconstructed a makeshift shelter, in the same area - I don’t know what to do. I have no place I can go. ” Source:  Fatima, 60, a woman who works in Bakara Market in central Mogadishu. URL:  Somalia: No place for the displaced Description:  Briefing, 13 September 2013 URL:  Somalia: Rape and sexual violence a constant threat for displaced women Description:  Feature, 30 August 2013 URL:  Rape and sexual violence in Somalia - an ongoing epidemic Description:  Briefing, 29 August 2013 URL:  Somalia: Human Rights Agenda for the Post-Transition Somali Government Description:  Document, 25 April 2013

Vivir bajo el régimen de Pinochet: “Ellos estaban utilizando un mismo choque eléctrico para tres personas simultáneamente” - 11 September 2013

Headline Title:  “Ellos estaban utilizando un mismo choque para tres personas simultáneamente" La primera vez que Lelia Pérez sinti La primera vez que Lelia Pérez sintió la quemadura de la picana fue a manos de un soldado chileno. Tenía 16 años, era estudiante de secundaria y fue utilizada como conejillo de indias para que las fuerzas de seguridad de Pinochet perfeccionaran sus técnicas de tortura. Media Node:  Lelia Perez header es

Life under Pinochet: “They were taking turns to electrocute us one after the other” - 11 September 2013

Headline Title:  “They were taking turns to electrocute us one after the other” The first time Lelia Pérez felt the The first time Lelia Pérez felt the sear of a cattle prod it was at the hands of a Chilean soldier. She was a 16 year old high school student, used as a guinea pig to help Pinochet’s security services hone their skills in torture. Media Node:  Lelia Perez header en URL:  Life under Pinochet - Isabel Allende: ‘The day we buried our freedom’ Description:  Feature, 11 September 2013 URL:  Chile: 40 years on from Pinochet’s coup, impunity must end Description:  Press release, 10 September 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: "The only thing we could hear were church bells and people screaming" Description:  Feature, 4 September 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: A cunning devil Description:  Feature, 28 August 2013 URL:  Life under Pinochet: “I remember being shown some very severe signs of torture” Description:  Feature, 14 August 2013

Venezuela’s withdrawal from regional human rights instrument is a serious setback - 6 September 2013

Headline Title:  Venezuela’s withdrawal from regional human rights instrument is a serious setback Venezuela must immediately reverse its decision to withdraw from the American Convention on Human Rights and make a commitment to truly protect all individuals, Amnesty International said today. Venezuela must immediately reverse its decision to withdraw from the American Convention on Human Rights and make a commitment to truly protect all individuals. Media Node:  Venezuela Venezuela CIDH Story Location:  Venezuela 8° 57' 52.7868" N, 68° 33' 16.8768" W “This decision is an insult to the victims of human rights violations and places future generations of Venezuelans at risk. What’s more, it goes against Venezuela’s constitution, which guarantees access to international bodies to seek protection of their human rights” Source:  Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Director of the Americas Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 06/09/2013 URL:  American Convention on Human Rights Description:  News story, 13 September 2012 URL:  Venezuela’s break with regional human rights court ‘an affront to victims’

Vivir bajo el régimen de Pinochet: “Lo único que oíamos eran las campanas de la iglesia y los gritos de la gente” - 4 September 2013

Headline Title:  “Lo único que oíamos eran las campanas de la iglesia y los gritos de la gente” Es raro el día en que las esculturas Es raro el día en que las esculturas de manos “saliendo” de la arena de una playa de Uruguay, el desierto de Atacama en Chile o la ciudad de Venecia no están continuamente rodeadas de turistas y vecinos de la zona que toman fotografías o las observan desde todos los ángulos. Media Node:  Mario Irrarazabal Image Spanish Story Location:  Reino Unido 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W See map: Google Maps

Life under Pinochet: "The only thing we could hear were church bells and people screaming" - 4 September 2013

Headline Title:  "The only thing we could hear were church bells and people screaming" There’s rarely a day when the sculpt There’s rarely a day when the sculptures of hands “coming out” of the sand in a beach in Uruguay, the Atacama desert in Chile or the city of Venice are alone – tourists and locals are constantly around them, taking photos, observing them from every angle. Media Node:  Mario Irrarazabal Image English Story Location:  Reino Unido 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W See map: Google Maps

Video: La lucha contra Pinochet. Amnistía recuerda - 28 August 2013

Headline Title:  La lucha contra Pinochet. Amnistía recuerda Javier Zúñiga, de Amnistía Internacional, recuerda los esfuerzos que se realizaron para sacar a la luz las violaciones de derechos humanos en Chile durante el régimen de Pinochet.

Vivir bajo el régimen de Pinochet: “Aún no se sabe qué pasó con mi hermano” - 28 August 2013

Headline Title:  “Aún no se sabe qué pasó con mi hermano” No pasa un día sin que Gloria El No pasa un día sin que Gloria Elgueta piense en cómo pudieron ser los últimos días de su hermano Martín. Martín fue detenido por la policía política de Pinochet y recluido en Londres 38, un edificio colonial situado a cinco cuadras de la casa familiar. Media Node:  Pinochet we still don't know aug 28 es Story Location:  Reino Unido 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W See map: Google Maps

Life under Pinochet: “We still don’t know what happened to my brother” - 28 August 2013

Headline Title:  “We still don’t know what happened to my brother” Hardly a day goes by when Gloria Hardly a day goes by when Gloria Elgueta doesn’t think about how her brother Martin may have spent his final days in a detention centre run by Pinochet’s political police five blocks away from their home. Media Node:  Pinochet we still don't know aug 28 en Story Location:  Reino Unido 34° 34' 13.8324" S, 71° 16' 45.4692" W See map: Google Maps

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