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Burma: Leaked documents expose government complicity in persecution of Rohingya 

Leaked government documents reveal severe violations of human rights of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, including restrictions on their freedom of movement, marriage and childbirth, Fortify Rights said in a new report released on Tuesday.The report implicates state and central government officials in the systematic persecution of Rohingya — tantamount to crimes against humanity under international law. 'The impacts of these restrictions are severe and have been well-documented...

Zimbabwe: Mthwakazi leaders' rights abused  

From bulawayo24.com:Mqondisi Moyo who the Mthwakazi Youth Leaders Joint Resolution President and Busani Sibindi MYLJR chairperson have been given a three months suspended sentence at the bulawayo Magistrate Court on condition they don't commit a similar offense in the next coming 5 years. The two Mthwakazi leaders have to pay a $500 dollar fine each. Their lawyer, Mr Dumisani Dube, has indicated that he...

SWM 2014: The unequal application of hate crime legislation in Hungary 

Case study by Eszter JovánovicsWhile the conviction, almost five years on, of four people in 2013 for the serial killing of six Roma in 2008 and 2009 is a welcome step in the fight against Hungary’s endemic hate crime, the community is still poorly protected against a rising wave of targeted violence. This is reflected in the fact that the suspected perpetrators were only...

SWM 2014: Ukraine fails to address hate crime against migrants and other groups 

Case study by Irene FedorovychThe Ukrainian state has been slow to recognize the reality of hate crime in the country. Even now, there continues to be a clear gap between the small number of cases officially reported each year and the much larger number of incidents recorded by NGOs and rights groups. Furthermore, until recently, while Ukraine had legal provisions (Article 161 of the...

Iran: Repressive Regime to Expand its Prisons in Ahwaz 

The number of public hospitals has not increased, yet Iran's Al-Ahwaz region has seen a dramatic growth in numbers of patients diagnosed with various types of cancer linked to air and water pollution. Meanwhile, the situation in Ahwaz with regards to education and infrastructure is worse ever. Millions are on the verge of starvation due to the abject poverty that plagues most of Ahwaz's...

Iran: Torture, Imprisonment and Summary Execution for Ahwazi Arabs  

Conducted behind closed doors, before biased judges and in the absence of legal representation, the unfair trials of Arabs in the al-Ahwaz region are part of a long-standing persecution of this minority group in Iran. Despite the fact that this recurring miscarriage of justice is in flagrant violation of the Islamic Republic's constitution, Iran's jails are filled with Ahwazi political prisoners who face brutal...

Iran: Enforced addiction to narcotics kills thousands of Ahwazi Arabs 

The political and social Governor Deputy, Farajollah Khabir, in a seminar which has been held in welfare center department under slogan so-called promoting social welfare and combating poverty in Ahwaz, announced that there are 150,000 drug addicted individuals in entire Ahwaz region.He added that according to the latest figures of toll death resulting from narcotics believe or not every two hours one person addicted...

Iran: Outbreak of communicable diseases claim the lives of Ahwazi Arab prisoners  

Owing to lack of sanitation, severe restrictions in access to health care, dirty and unsanitary environment of prison besides overcrowding of prison’s wards have resulted into outbreak of fatal contagious diseases among prisoners in Shushtar prison in Al-Ahwaz region, the prisoners’ families reported.According to Ahwazna reliable sources from Ahwaz, an Ahwazi Arab prisoner by the name of Farhan Mohammad Taher has died last week...

Iran/EU: Ahwazi mass demonstration in front of the European Parliament in Brussels  

The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz has organized a mass demonstration, under the title “We will never forget our Ahwazi people” in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, the Belgian Capital.The Demonstration took place on Friday 6th of March to condemn the policies of Iranian occupation and the ongoing anti-human atrocities against the Arab people of Ahwaz.The Ahwazi community organized...

Pakistan: New Blasphemy Case is Registered 

Naveed Masih, a 24 year old Christian man, is accused of blasphemy, was arrested and is in police custody. Persecution of minorities in Pakistan has become a common practice especially in the era of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML [N]). A young man, 24, is been accused of blasphemy. (FIR is registered U/S 295 - A, file No. 619 in Satellite Town Police Station...

DRC: Mort d’un autochtone pygmee dans la prison du district police Rutshuru en province du nord-Kivu, a l’est de la RDC 

C’est avec consternation que nous avons été alertés ce Lundi, 30 Janvier 2017 de la mort de Barigira Rugayu, un autochtone Pygmée de Burai dans le territoire de Rusthuru à plus ou moins 70 km de Goma, dans la Province du Nord-Kivu.Selon des sources crédibles, la mort de Barigira Rugayu serait occasionnée par la torture subit dans la prison du District de Rutshuru par...



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