Prisoners Of Conscience

La Russie doit immédiatement révéler où se trouve une des membres de Pussy Riot actuellement emprisonnée

Le refus persistant de révéler où se trouve une des membres du groupe punk russe Pussy Riot, qui est selon certaines rumeurs sur le point d’être transférée dans une colonie pénitentiaire en Sibérie, souligne les efforts déployés par les autorités pour la réduire au silence, a déclaré Amnesty International. Le refus persistant de révéler où se trouve une des membres du groupe punk russe Pussy Riot, qui est selon certaines rumeurs sur le point d’être transférée dans une colonie pénitentiaire en Sibérie

Russia must immediately disclose whereabouts of imprisoned Pussy Riot member

The continuing refusal to disclose the whereabouts of a member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who is rumoured to be in transfer to a prison colony in Siberia, shows the authorities’ unrelenting efforts to silence her, Amnesty International said. The continuing refusal to disclose the whereabouts of a member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who is rumoured to be in transfer to a prison colony in Siberia, shows the authorities’ unr

Viet Nam: Report documents how scores remain imprisoned for speaking out - 7 November 2013

Headline Title:  Viet Nam: Report documents how scores remain imprisoned for speaking out The Vietnamese authorities must end their alarming crackdown on dissent and immediately put in place measures to protect activists from further harassment and imprisonment simply for exercising the The Vietnamese authorities must end their alarming crackdown on dissent and immediately put in place measures to protect activists from further harassment and imprisonment simply for exercising their rights. Media Node:  Vietnam POCs Story Location:  Vietnam 14° 30' 12.4992" N, 108° 40' 36.3288" E “Viet Nam is fast turning into one of South East Asia’s largest prisons for human rights defenders and other activists. The government’s alarming clampdown on free speech has to end” Source:  Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s Viet Nam Researcher Date:  Thu, 07/11/2013

يتعين على إسرائيل إسقاط التهم الموجهة إلى محامي فلسطيني لحقوق الإنسان أفرج عنه بالكفالة - 24 October 2013

Headline Title:  يتعين على إسرائيل إسقاط التهم الموجهة إلى محامي فلسطيني لحقوق الإنسان أفرج عنه بالكفالة قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يتعين على السلطات الإسرائيلية إسقاط جميع التهم الموجهة ضد محامي حقوق الإنسان الفلسطيني الذي أفرج عنه بالكفالة اليوم. يتعين على السلطات الإسرائيلية إسقاط جميع التهم الموجهة ضد محامي حقوق الإنسان الفلسطيني الذي أفرج عنه بالكفالة اليوم Media Node:  Anas Bargouthi AR Story Location:  Israel 32° 58' 40.6092" N, 36° 17' 55.7808" E “الإفراج عن أنس البرغوثي تطور إيجابي، ولكن ما كان ينبغي أبداً أن يعتقل أو أن توجه إليه أية تهم في المقام الأول” Source:  فيليب لوثر، مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Palestinian human rights lawyer charged Description:  Urgent Action, 3 October 2013

Israel must drop charges against Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail - 24 October 2013

Headline Title:  Israel must drop charges against Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail The Israeli authorities must drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail last night, Amnesty International said. The Israeli authorities must drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail last night, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Anas Bargouthi Story Location:  Israel 32° 58' 40.6092" N, 36° 17' 55.7808" E “The release of Anas Bargouthi is positive news but he should have never been detained and charged in the first place” Source:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International URL:  Palestinian human rights lawyer charged Description:  Urgent Action, 3 October 2013

Azerbaïdjan. Une spirale infernale d'oppression à l'approche de l'élection présidentielle - 8 October 2013

Headline Title:  Azerbaïdjan. Une spirale infernale d'oppression Harcèlement, manœuvres d’intimidation, mauvais traitements, arrestations arbitraires, inculpations forgées de toutes pièces et procès inéquitables font partie de l’arsenal infernal utilisé par les Harcèlement, manœuvres d’intimidation, mauvais traitements, arrestations arbitraires, inculpations forgées de toutes pièces et procès inéquitables font partie de l’arsenal infernal utilisé par les autorités de l’Azerbaïdjan pour opprimer le peuple à l’approche de l’élection présidentielle . Media Node:  Azerbaijan_fr Story Location:  Azerbaijan 40° 17' 26.5092" N, 47° 38' 12.1884" E “Alors qu’on entend parler presque tous les jours d’arrestations de militants de la société civile et de persécutions de dissidents, il est difficile de savoir le nombre exact de personnes touchées, tant cela va vite. Les persécutions sont si répandues et si fréquentes qu’il est difficile d’estimer à quel point la situation actuelle est mauvaise.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, directeur du programme Europe et Asie centrale d’Amnesty International URL:  Downward spiral: Continuing crackdown on freedoms in Azerbaijan Description:  Rapport URL:  Azerbaïdjan: Des militants accusés de nouvelles charges risquent 12 ans de prison Description:  Action urgente, 18 septembre 2013 URL:  Azerbaijan: Restrictions to the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly obstructs the work of civil society and political activists Description:  Déclaration publique, 20 septembre 2013 URL:  L'Azerbaïdjan érige en infraction la liberté d'expression sur Internet à l'approche des élections Description:  Communiqué de presse, 15 mai 2013

Azerbaijan in downward spiral of oppression ahead of presidential elections - 8 October 2013

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan in downward spiral of oppression ahead of presidential elections Harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests, fabricated charges and unfair trials are all part of the arsenal the Azerbaijani authorities are employing in a downward spiral of oppres Harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests, fabricated charges and unfair trials are all part of the arsenal the Azerbaijani authorities are employing in the run up to the presidential elections. Media Node:  Azerbaijan Story Location:  Azerbaijan 40° 17' 26.5092" N, 47° 38' 12.1884" E “With new arrests of civil society activists reported almost daily, it’s hard to keep up with the sheer number and the speed at which dissenters are being persecuted at the moment. The persecution is so widespread and frequent it’s difficult to assess just how bad the current situation really is.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Director. URL:  Downward spiral: Continuing crackdown on freedoms in Azerbaijan Description:  Read the report URL:  Azerbaijan: Activists face 12 years' jail on new charges Description:  Urgent Action, 18 September 2013 URL:  Azerbaijan: Restrictions to the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly obstructs the work of civil society and political activists Description:  Public Statement, 20 September 2013 URL:  Azerbaijan criminalizes free speech online ahead of elections Description:  News Story, 15 May 2013

يتعيَّن على السلطات البحرينية إطلاق سراح زعيم معارض فوراً - 18 September 2013

Headline Title:  يتعيَّن على السلطات البحرينية إطلاق سراح زعيم معارض فوراً قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن اعتقال الزعيم المعارض البارز خليل المرزوق في البحرين ليلة أمس يُعتبر خطوة جديدة تتخذها السلطات نحو تضييق الخناق على المعارضة السياسية في اعتقال الزعيم المعارض البارز خليل المرزوق في البحرين ليلة أمس يُعتبر خطوة جديدة تتخذها السلطات نحو تضييق الخناق على المعارضة السياسية في البلاد وإسكات كل من تعتبره من منتقدي الحكومة Media Node:  Bahrain AR Story Location:  Bahrain 25° 59' 39.3288" N, 50° 32' 13.5924" E “إن خليل المرزوق سجين رأي، سُجن بسبب انتقاداته الحادة للحكومة، ليس إلا” Source:  حسيبة حاج صحراوي، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Bahrain: New anti-terrorism powers would pose further risk to human rights Description:  Public statement, 31 July 2013 URL:  Bahrain: “Freedom has a price”: Two years after Bahrain’s uprising Description:  Report, 14 February 2013 URL:  Bahrain: Crackdown in Bahrain: Human Rights at the crossroads Description:  Report, 11 February 2011

Vaclav Havel Human Rights Award goes to Belarusian prisoner of conscience - 30 September 2013

Headline Title:  Vaclav Havel Human Rights Award goes to Belarusian prisoner of conscience Ales Bialiatski, a Belarusian human rights activist and a prisoner of conscience, was awarded the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize in recognition for his work to improve the human rights situation i Ales Bialiatski, a Belarusian human rights activist and a prisoner of conscience, was awarded the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Media Node:  Ales ales video Story Location:  Belarus 56° 17' 55.1688" N, 27° 35' 51.5616" E “The prize that Ales Bialiatski received today recognises his courageous human rights work in the face of adversity and for the great personal sacrifices he has made. It is also an indictment against the Belarusian authorities for their persecution of human rights activists and their attacks on freedom of association, assembly and expression. ” Source:  Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s researcher on Belarus. “My biggest worry is how he is surviving in Bobruisk colony. He lives in difficult and strict conditions. He is not only imprisoned but the administration has forbidden contact with other prisoners. The prisoners who have any contact with Ales are told that they can lose priviledges, or their right to parole or may be disciplined. The lengthy imprisonment also threatens his health. ” Source:  Natallia Pinchuk, wife of Ales Bialiatski. URL:  Belarusian activist still languishes in prison, two years on Description:  News Story, 2 August 2013 URL:  Belarus: What is not permitted is prohibited: Silencing civil society in Belarus Description:  Report, 18 April 2013 URL:  Belarus: Dare to be independent Description:  Press Release, 18 April 2013 URL:  Belarus evicts leading human rights organization Description:  News Story, 26 November 2012

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:  United Kingdom 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

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