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SYRIAC MEMBERS CAPTURED IN SYRIA 

FOR URGENT RELEASE April 04, 2012 Brussels Today at the morning hours, the Syrian Security Forces captured five members of Syriac Party in Syria in the city of Qamishli and Malikiye. Syrian Security Forces continue to terrorise people and they realized raids to the domiciles for further arrests. According to the latest information that we receive, five members, 2 women and 3...

UK/Nigeria: RADIO BIAFRA LONDON IS BACK!  

After two years of absence the legendary Radio Biafra London (RBL) is back on air and will resume on SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2012 at 8pm broadcasting twice a week on 11870 kHz frequency on the shortwave band from its London Studio to all African countries with concentrated footprint in Nigeria. Listeners in the Greater London area can tune into 94.3FM at the same...

Phillipines: Indigenous peoples denounce rape of minors in Benguet, demand military pullout in all indigenous communities 

KATRIBU Partylist demanded the immediate pullout of State armed forces in the Cordillera, citing human rights violations that ensue in militarized communities, one of which is the alleged rape of two girls by a military official in Benguet. “Katrina” and “Isabel” are 16-year old high school students from a mining town in Mankayan, Benguet. Isabel failed to graduate due to severe trauma she...

Cowboys vs. Indians in Nicaragua's 'Wild East' 

As Nicaragua gears up for the elections that will determine whether the country sticks with the current trend for left-leaning Latin American governments, a largely unreported and increasingly violent struggle for control of communal lands dominates the lives of the Mayangna Indians of Wasakin, in the autonomously administered east of the country.Click on the link below to download the full article....

Colombia: Interview with Hollman Morris, director of MRG documentary 'Suarez Gold' 

On 26th April, Amnesty UK hosted the screening of a new documentary produced by the Minority Rights Group (MRG) on Afro-descendant rights and mining in Colombia, Suarez Gold: Afro-Colombian miners defending heir heritage. Hollman Morris, director of the the film and world-wide recognized journalist spoke to volunteers from the Amnesty London Photography Group. View photos of the event at http://www.flickr.com/photos/amnestylondon/sets/ or download the video at...

Colombia: Interview with Dr Andy Higginbottom on the links between mining, militarisation and displacement 

On 26th April, Amnesty UK hosted the screening of a new documentary produced by the Minority Rights Group (MRG) on Afro-descendant rights and mining in Colombia, Suarez Gold: Afro-Colombian miners defending heir heritage, Andy Higginbottom, principal lecturer in politics and Human Rights at Kingston University and also secretary of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign spoke to volunteers from the Amnesty London Photography Group. See...

Iran uses intimidation to deter Arab protests 

Martial law, arrests, imprisonment, torture & killings, Tehran’s media promotes racist anti-Arab propaganda May 2012 The Iranian regime is using racist propaganda, intimidation and violent repression to deter protests by its persecuted Arab citizens. It has imposed martial law and resorted to arrests, imprisonment, torture and extra-judicial killings to suppress mass demonstrations. Ahwazi Arabs have staged anti-government protests every April since 2005, the...

Egypt: Al Kalema Centre condemns attacks against Anba Beshouy monastery 

Al Kalema center for human rights condemn in the strongest terms the attacks that were carried out by the Egyptian army against Anba Beshouy monastery located in Natron Valley. An Egyptian army consisting of 7 armoured personnel carriers accompanied by military police vehicles along with no less than 100 heavily armed soldiers raided the monastery in the morning of Feb. 23 2011 and committed the...

Philippines: Indigenous peoples condemn killing of Margarito Cabal 

Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan n Pilipinas (KAMP) condemned the killing of Margarito Cabal, a government employee from Kibawe, Bukidnon. Cabal was shot down by two unidentified men on a motorcycle last May 9, Cabal sustained four gunshot wounds to the head and chest. In a protest action at the gates of the Department of National Defense, KAMP, Katribu Partylist and other human...

Iran: New wave of demonstrations in Iranian Azerbaijan suppressed by riot police 

A new wave of mass demonstrations to save Lake Urmia was violently suppressed by Iranian security forces and riot police in streets of Azerbaijani cities of Iran such as Tabriz, Urmia, Marand, Marageh and Miyaneh. The riot police and security forces used tear-gas and batons to disperse the crowed, arresting scores of protesters. In the city of Urmia, capital of West Azerbaijan province, tens...

The situation of Sri Lanka’s northern Tamils three years after the war 

‘I need not state afresh that this day – the 19th of May - is now a great historic day in our country. Today marks third celebration of victory of the nation under a single flag. It is the great victory that restored the honorable peace that our country had preserved through many centuries. Similarly, it is also the great victory that freed many...

Burma: Foreign investment is a catalyst for conflict 

Foreign investments are causing increasing conflict and abuses in northern Burma, despite recent ceasefire agreements and talk of reform in the country, according to a briefing paper released today by an ethnic Ta’ang group. Catalyst for Conflict by the Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization (TSYO) documents how Burma Army soldiers deployed to secure Chinese mega projects, including oil and gas pipelines and hydropower...

Interview with MRG Director Mark Lattimer: Minorities face attack as revolutions sour in Middle East and North Africa, says new global Peoples Under Threat survey 

EMBARGO: 00.01 (GMT +1) 24 May 2012Peoples under Threat is Minority Rights Group’s annual authoritative rankings table which highlights those countries around the world where the risk of mass killing is greatest.Peoples under Threat is created by compiling data on the known antecedents to genocide or mass political killing. While the individual indicators describe the current situation – what is happening – the index...

Bangladesh: An indigenous Jummo girl child is raped and brutally killed by settler Bengali 

On 10th, 12th and 14th May 2012 mass protest rallies and processions were brought out in several places of Rangamati Hill Tracts and Dhaka capital city. The mass processions demanded justice of rape and killing of an indigenous Jummo girl child in Atarakchara Union under the Langudu upazila of Rangamati Hill Tracts.Through the procession, the mass people, indigenous people’s leaders, activists and political leaders...

Ethiopia: Land grabs fuel violence in Gambella 

The Ethiopian government has committed gross human rights violations by uprooting the indigenous people of Gambella from their traditional territories, which they have inhabited for centuries, in order to make more land available for commercial agricultural investment.During the first phase of the government’s “villagization” programme, over 21,000 households were forcefully relocated from their traditional villages, farms and water resources. By the end of the...

Sudan: Urgent action - 20 year old Intisar Sharif Abdulla sentenced to death by stoning 

On April 22nd 2012, Judge Sami Ibrahim Shabo sentenced Intisar Sharif Abdulla, 20, a Nuba Muslim woman from South Kordofan, Sudan, to death by stoning. She was accused of having a relationship and becoming pregnant by a man who was not her husband.Initially, Intisar and her co-accused pleaded not guilty, however, after reportedly being beaten by her own brother, she later “admitted” to the...

UK/Nigeria: Stop gay Biafran activist Joshua Odeke from being forcibly deported on 7 June 

Gay Biafran activist Joshua Odeke is billed for forced deportation from the UK (Home Office Ref O1151115). He is due to be forcibly removed to Nigeria on charter flight PVT090 on 7th June 2012. Joshua fled Nigeria due to his political activities there, namely his involvement with the non-violent Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), which campaigns openly...

Kenya/Ethiopia: Escalation of border conflict between ethnic communities 

This report highlights the most recent conflicts between the Dassenetch community of Southwest Ethiopia and the Kenya security forces at Todonyang along the Kenya – Ethiopia common border on 15th April, 2012.The Dassenetch community, who are agro –pastoralists living along the banks of River Omo extending to where the River ends in the Lake at the Kenya – Ethiopia border. The Turkana neighboring community...

India: Land and life lost in Bihar 

On April 5, Belwanti Devi was shot to death during a protest in a Musahar colony in the heart of Bihar state capital, Patna. The protest was spurred by a land grab in a Musahar Dalit community where she lived with her family. Her family had lived there for more than a century when Jai Niwas Construction Company (or Amit Constructions) grabbed land located...

Burma: International support needed to protect Rohingyas from persecution 

Statement, 14 June 2012 Odhikar is deeply alarmed by rapidly deteriorating sectarian violence in the Rakhine State of western Burma since June 3, 2012. So far the facts and evidence received by Odhikar depicts a grim scenario in which the minority Rohingyas are particularly persecuted and forced to leave their homeland. They are being killed, wounded and their villages burnt and when they try...


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