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USA/UK: Snowden alleges spy agencies have targeted human rights defenders - 8 April 2014

Headline Title:  USA/UK: Snowden alleges spy agencies have targeted human rights defenders Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s latest allegations point to a very real risk that human rights defenders, including Amnesty International staff, have been the t Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s latest allegations point to a very real risk that human rights defenders, including Amnesty International staff, have been the targets of mass surveillance by US and British spy agencies.   Media Node:  Snowden PACE remarks Twitter Tag:  Surveillance Story Location:  United States 34° 46' 4.0404" N, 85° 38' 57.8904" W See map: Google Maps “The NSA has in fact specifically targeted the communications of either leaders or staff members in a number of purely civil or human rights organizations...” Source:  Edward Snowden, former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Date:  Tue, 08/04/2014 “These allegations, if substantiated, would confirm our long-held fears that state intelligence agencies have been subjecting human rights organizations to mass surveillance all along” Source:  Michael Bochenek, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 08/04/2014 URL:  New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check Description:  News story, 4 April 2014 URL:  Solving the ‘Big Brother Problem’ That Affects Every One of Us Description:  Blog, 22 January 2014 URL:  Surveillance without oversight a danger to society Description:  Blog, 20 June 2013 URL:  The lives of others – the USA must do more than ‘tighten the bolts’ on surveillance Description:  Blog, 15 August 2013 URL:  USA: Revelations about government surveillance ‘raise red flags’ Description:  News story, 7 June 2013

Too many missed opportunities: Human rights in Afghanistan under Karzai - 4 April 2014

Headline Title:  Too many missed opportunities: Human rights in Afghanistan under Karzai The modest human rights gains made over the past 12 years in Afghanistan are increasingly under threat with a resurgence of violence and women’s rights being degraded again, Amnesty International s The modest human rights gains made over the past 12 years in Afghanistan are increasingly under threat with a resurgence of violence and women’s rights being degraded again, Amnesty International said today in an assessment of the rights record of President Hamid Karzai’s administration. Media Node:  Afghanistan Karzai scorecard VIDEO: 12 years of missed opportunities in Afghanistan Story Location:  Afghanistan 35° 13' 7.3092" N, 68° 2' 57.5376" E “Afghans will head to the polls on Saturday with the threat of violence hanging over them, but have shown they will not be intimidated. The Taliban’s promises to kill voters and election workers are beneath contempt – the authorities must make sure that polling stations and voters receive the protection they need” Source:  Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher Date:  Fri, 04/04/2014 “Afghanistan’s next president cannot afford to treat human rights as a secondary issue. Any more trading away of rights for short-term gain will move the country backwards rather than forwards after 2014 ” Source:  Horia Mosadiq URL:  Too many missed opportunities: Human rights in Afghanistan under the Karzai administration Description:  Briefing, 4 April 2014 URL:  Election fever grips Afghanistan Description:  Blog, 4 April 2014

يتعين على المملكة العربية السعودية أن تُدعِّم تنازلاتها بشأن حقوق الإنسان بالأفعال - 19 March 2014

Headline Title:  يتعين على المملكة العربية السعودية أن تُدعِّم تنازلاتها بشأن حقوق الإنسان بالأفعال قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قرار المملكة العربية السعودية بقبول عدة توصيات تهدف إلى تحسين سجلها في مجال حقوق الإنسان في جلسة الاستعراض التي عقدها مجلس حقوق الإنسان، قرار المملكة العربية السعودية بقبول عدة توصيات تهدف إلى تحسين سجلها في مجال حقوق الإنسان في جلسة الاستعراض التي عقدها مجلس حقوق الإنسان، في جنيف، لا يُرجَّح أن يضع حداً للانتهاكات الجسيمة والتمييز أو يؤدي إلى تحقيق العدالة   Media Node:  Saudi MOI AR Story Location:  المملكة العربية السعودية 25° 34' 19.8336" N, 44° 1' 59.5308" E “إلى أن تتطابق أفعال المملكة العربية السعودية مع أقوالها فإن السمعة الفظيعة للمملكة كدولة ترتكب انتهاكات جسيمة لحقوق الإنسان لا يحتمل أن تتغير ” Source:  سعيد بومدوحة، نائب مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 19/03/2014 URL:  Saudi Arabia: Grave human rights violations addressed with denials and more promises Description:  Public statement, 19 March 2014 URL:  Saudi Arabia Description:  Country page

Saudi Arabia must back concessions on human rights with action - 19 March 2014

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Match words with actions to improve human rights Saudi Arabia’s decision to accept numerous recommendations to improve its human rights record during its United Nations Human Rights Council review session in Geneva today is unlikely to put an end Saudi Arabia’s decision to accept numerous recommendations to improve its human rights record during its United Nations Human Rights Council review session is unlikely to put an end to grave violations and discrimination.   Media Node:  Saudi MOI Story Location:  المملكة العربية السعودية 25° 34' 19.8336" N, 44° 1' 59.5308" E “Until Saudi Arabia’s actions match its words the Kingdom’s dire reputation as a grave violator of human rights is unlikely to change ” Source:  Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 19/03/2014 URL:  Saudi Arabia: Grave human rights violations addressed with denials and more promises Description:  Public statement, 19 March 2014 URL:  Saudi Arabia Description:  Country page

Mon corps, mes droits : une artiste de Tokyo crée pour la campagne des œuvres d'art corporel hyperréalistes - 6 March 2014

Headline Title:  Une artiste crée pour la campagne des œuvres hyperréalistes Quelles images saisissantes ! L’artiste Hikaru Cho, qui vit à Tokyo et réalise des œuvres d’art corporel hyperréalistes, s’est associée à la nouvelle campagne mondiale d’Amnesty International sur les droits sexuels et reproductifs. Media Node:  Hikaru Cho art_fr Hikaru Cho backstage_fr At a Glance:  Participez à notre concours ! Écrivez, dessinez, peignez, prenez un selfie pour exprimer le sens que revêt à vos yeux la campagne Mon corps, mes droits. Proposez votre œuvre sur notre page Tumblr, ou par tweet avec le mot-clé #MyBodyMyRights, ou sur notre page Facebook mondiale.  Twitter Tag:  MyBodyMyRights URL:  Mon corps, mes droits : agissez ! Description:  Action en ligne URL:  Les droits sexuels et reproductifs sont menacés partout dans le monde Description:  Nouvelle/Synthèse, 6 mars 2014. URL:  Mon corps, mes droits : une histoire, un pays Description:  Article, 6 mars 2014. URL:  15 facts on sex, pregnancy, marriage and violence Description:  Article, 6 mars 2014. URL:  Népal : la discrimination à l'égard des femmes et des jeunes filles a des conséquences douloureuses Description:  Nouvelle/Rapport, 20 février 2014.

Mi cuerpo mis derechos: Una artista tokiota se une a la campaña con pinturas corporales hiperrealistas - 6 March 2014

Headline Title:  Una artista tokiota se une a la campaña con pinturas corporales hiperrealistas Las imágenes son sorprendentes. La artista tokiota Hikaru Cho se ha unido a la campaña global de Amnistía Internacional sobre derechos sexuales y reproductivos con su pintura corporal hiperrealista. Media Node:  Hikaru Cho art_es Hikaru Cho backstage_es Video: Hiraku Cho At a Glance:  ¡Participa en nuestro concurso!Escribe, dibuja, pinta o hazte incluso una autofoto para expresar qué significa para ti "Mi cuerpo, mis derechos". Puedes enviarlo a través de nuestra página de Tumblr, a través de Twitter con las etiquetas #MiCuerpoMisDerechos o #MyBodyMyRights, o publicarlo en nuestra página global de Facebook.  “Tienes derecho a elegir a quién amas, con quién mantienes relaciones sexuales y qué clase de familia quieres crear, decidir si quieres tener hijos y cuándo, saber de sexo y relaciones, recibir atención médica, y vivir sin ser objeto de violaciones y violencia sexual. Espero que mi arte ayude a jóvenes de todo el mundo a comenzar a hablar de estos derechos.” Source:  Hikaru Cho, artista tokiota URL:  Mi cuerpo, mis derechos Description:  ¡Actúa! URL:  Los derechos sexuales y reproductivos están amenazados en todo el mundo Description:  Noticia/documento resumen, 06 de marzo de 2014 URL:  Mi cuerpo, mis derechos: historias personales Description:  Artículo, 06 de marzo de 2014 URL:  15 datos sobre relaciones sexuales, embarazo, matrimonio y violencia Description:  Artículo, 06 de marzo de 2014 URL:  Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis Description:  Noticia/informe, 20 de febrero de 2014

My Body My Rights: Tokyo-based artist joins campaign with 'hyperreal' body paintings - 6 March 2014

Headline Title:  Tokyo-based artist joins campaign with 'hyperreal' body paintings The images are striking. Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho has joined Amnesty International’s new global campaign on sexual and reproductive rights with her "hyperreal" body art. Media Node:  Hikaru Cho art Hikaru Cho backstage At a Glance:  Take part in our competition!Write, draw, paint or even take a selfie to express what My Body My Rights means to you. You can submit this via our Tumblr page tweeting using the hashtag #MyBodyMyRights or by posting on our global Facebook page.  Twitter Tag:  MyBodyMyRights Story Location:  Japan 35° 43' 58.6884" N, 139° 44' 36.0492" E URL:  My Body, My Rights: Take Action! Description:  Take Action! URL:  Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide Description:  News Story/Briefing, 6 March 2014. URL:  My Body, My Rights: Country Cases Description:  Feature, 06 March 2014. URL:  15 facts on sex, pregnancy, marriage and violence Description:  Feature, 06 March 2014. URL:  Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis Description:  News Story/Report, 20 February 2014.

L’épouse d’un gardien de prison victime de meurtre demande justice pour un homme placé à l’isolement depuis 42 ans - 4 March 2014

Headline Title:  États-Unis : il faut libérer Albert Woodfox Le matin du 17 avril 1972 restera gravé à tout jamais dans la mémoire de Leontine Rogers. Quand Brent Miller a été tué dans la prison de Louisiane où il travaillait, ni Teenie, son épouse, ni ses autres proches ne s’imaginaient qu’ils se retrouveraient mêlés à une affaire judiciaire qui dure désormais depuis près d’un demi-siècle. Media Node:  Teenie main clip Albert Woodfox today_fr Angola 3 video_fr Albert Woodfox old_fr Angola isolation cell_fr Story Location:  Estados Unidos 36° 55' 44.8716" N, 105° 38' 25.9044" W See map: Google Maps “J’ai l’impression que les autorités s’en prennent à eux parce qu’elles ont besoin de désigner un coupable et qu’elles pensent ainsi rendre justice. Mais nous sommes au contraire face à une injustice […] Il faut que cela cesse, pour que ma famille et moi puissions tourner la page.” Source:  Teenie Rogers, l'épouse de Brent Miller, gardien de prison assassiné. URL:  États-Unis. Il faut mettre un terme à la campagne de vengeance que subit Albert Woodfox depuis 40 ans et le libérer Description:  Communiqué de presse, 6 janvier 2014 URL:  Justice différée jusqu’à la fin Description:  Article, 4 octobre 2013 URL:  La «justice» de la Louisiane maintient un homme à l’isolement depuis plus de 40 ans Description:  Nouvelle, 26 mars 2013 URL:  États-Unis : 100 ans à l'isolement. Les « Trois d'Angola » et leur combat pour la justice Description:  Rapport, 2011

Esposa de guardia penitenciario asesinado pide justicia para hombre aislado desde hace 42 años - 4 March 2014

Headline Title:  Esposa de guardia penitenciario asesinado pide justicia para hombre aislado Leontine Rogers, conocida como Teenie, tendrá siempre grabada en su memoria la mañana del 17 de abril de 1972. Cuando su esposo, Brent Miller, fue asesinado en la prisión de Luisiana donde trabajaba, ni Teenie ni su familia imaginaron que su vida iba a verse emmarañada en una causa judicial que dura ya casi medio siglo. Media Node:  Teenie main clip Albert Woodfox today_es Video: Angola 3 Albert Woodfox old_es Angola isolation cell_es Story Location:  Estados Unidos 36° 55' 44.8716" N, 105° 38' 25.9044" W See map: Google Maps “Es como si el Estado fuera a por ellos porque necesita culpar a alguien y cree que está haciendo justicia. Pero lo que han hecho es una injusticia [...] hay que pararlo, para que mi familia y yo podamos pasar página.” Source:  Teenie Rogers, esposa de Brent Miller URL:  USA: End four-decade campaign of vengeance and release Albert Woodfox Description:  Noticia, 6 de enero de 2014 URL:  Justicia postergada hasta el final Description:  Artículo, 4 de octubre de 2013 URL:  La “justicia” de Luisiana mantiene en aislamiento a un hombre durante más de 40 años Description:  Noticia, 26 de marzo de 2013 URL:  EE. UU.: Cien años en régimen de aislamiento. Los "Tres de Angola" y su lucha por la justicia Description:  Informe, 2011

Wife of murdered prison guard urges justice for man placed in solitary 42 years ago - 4 March 2014

Headline Title:  Wife of murdered prison guard urges justice for man placed in solitary 42 years ago The morning of 17 April 1972 will be forever etched on Leontine Rogers’ memory. When her husband Brent Miller was murdered at the Louisiana prison he worked in, neither Teenie nor the rest of their family imagined their lives would become embroiled in a legal case that has spanned nearly half a century. Media Node:  Teenie main clip Albert Woodfox today Angola 3 video Albert Woodfox old Angola isolation cell Story Location:  United States 30° 32' 1.9572" N, 92° 6' 33.75" W See map: Google Maps “I feel like the state is pursuing them because they need to blame someone and they think they are doing justice. But what they have been doing is an injustice … This needs to stop, for me and my family to get closure. ” Source:  Teenie Rogers, wife of the late Brent Miller. URL:  USA: End four-decade campaign of vengeance and release Albert Woodfox Description:  News Story, 6 January 2014 URL:  Justice deferred to the end Description:  Feature, 4 October 2013 URL:  Louisiana’s “justice” keeps man locked up in isolation for over 40 years Description:  News, 26 March 2013 URL:  “USA: 100 years in solitary: ‘The Angola 3’ and their fight for justice” Description:  Report, 2011

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