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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...

35 videos documenting caste discrimination across India launched  

The myth that caste discrimination in India is a thing of the past must be dispelled and on the 14th of April, Video Volunteers launch 35 community videos documenting caste discrimination across 12 states in India, to mark Ambedkar day, the birthday of a Dalit hero who fought for equality and justice for India’s Dalits. The videos are made by community video activists,...

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...

India: Mass mobilisation to urge government to implement Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub Plan 

A mass agitation is planned in Delhi on 24 April 2012,  at Jantar Mantar.COME FORWARD AND JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO COLLECTIVELY DEMAND JUST IMPLEMENTATION OF SCP/TSP FOR SCs and STs.For more information, download the attached flyer....

Mauritius: Poverty and exclusion in an ethnically-plural society, new study 

The complex linkages between poverty and ethnicity are explored in the context of Mauritius. The research finds that the causes and patterns of poverty differ according to ethnic group. Economic, political, and social spheres are analysed.The author carried out doctoral field research for fourteen months in Mauritius to collect primary data concerning: ethnic identity, inter-ethnic/religious relations, poverty, exclusion, and marginalisation.Mauritius is an ethnically-diverse country...

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...

Kenya: Beads of Bondage - How beads are used to ‘book’ Samburu girls into sexual relationships 

Beading is a practice in the Samburu indigenous community of Kenya which involves the sexual engagement and exploitation of girls as young as nine years old by male relatives.Download the newsletter by Kenyan organisation Samburu Women for Education and Development Programme (SWEEDO) to find out more....

Pakistan: Study shows Christians in Lahore lag behind in education, employment 

Progress and development of any nation depends upon its socioeconomic factors, it will not be wrong if we say that socioeconomic indicators act as back-bone for the prosperity of a nation. In order to scrutinize the socio-economic conditions of Christians residing in Lahore (Pakistan) an extensive and profound survey is carried out.Lahore is among the largest Christian populated cities of Pakistan, approximately 0.7 million...

Phillipines: ‘Where is your title?’ asked NCIP Commissioner to protesting IPs 

It seems these words are not exclusive to land-grabbers, says Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP.) Malayao referred to the words spoken by National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Chairperson Hon. Zenaida Brigida Hamada-Pawid when members of Lumad tribes in Mindanao staged protest in her office in Quezon City. “We were taken aback by when Pawid asked...

URGENT PRESS RELEASE:RADIO BIAFRA LONDON BROADCAST TIME IS NOW 9PM NIGERIAN TIME 

Listen to Radio Biafra London Tonight and every THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS From 9pm to 10pm Nigerian Time on 11870kHz or 11.87mHz on SHORTWAVE 25 Meter Band OUR BROADCAST TIME IS NOW 9PM NIGERIAN TIME This is to bring to the notice of the public that owing to sustained and vicious attack on our website and repeated attempts by the Government of...

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...

Israel: Uphold the right to land and decent living for Bedouins in the Naqab 

This morning, the residents of the AlAraqib village in the Naqab (Negev) witnessed yet another demolition of their homes and community by the Israeli Interior Ministry. The Palestinian Bedouin population of AlAraqib is being confined to the village cemetery by police forces, barred from protecting their properties or salvaging their belongings. The Israeli Interior Ministry and Land Authority have also continued their destructive policy...

Mass protests in India to reclaim Dalit budgetary rights 

On 9th of May thousands of Dalits and Adivasis (Tribals) from all over India stormed up to the Parliament in New Delhi to demand their rightful economic share in the state and union budgets. “The scorching heat did not deter their spirits as they shouted in unison and one could her the beating drums as if to stir the capital to...

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...

UK/India: UPR reviews at the UN, time to act on caste discrimination 

When India and the UK come up for review by the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24 May, IDSN urges all UN member states to seize this important opportunity to address concerns about caste discrimination based on recommendations by civil society and UN human rights bodies. Ahead of the reviews, IDSN has launched an Appeal to UN Member States, Special Procedures, and...

Peru: Afro-Peruvians submit report to UN human rights committee 

In October 2012, during the 14th session of the Working Group of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Peru will be reviewed by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on its human rights record. One of the key questions to be raised is the situation of Afro-Peruvians who continue to suffer serious inequalities in the country.In their joint submission to the Working Group, 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...


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