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Iran: Ahwazi Student Beaten Unconscious By Iranian Regime Forces For Selling Flowers 

A young Ahwazi Arab student was critically injured on Friday when he was brutally assaulted by Iranian regime municipal officers while selling flowers in order to help feed his family. According to Ahwazi human rights activists, the student, identified as Alireza Sawari, was selling flowers and plants at the entrance to the Behesht Abad cemetery when municipal officials arrived and confiscated his...

Tanzania: Maasai community video for advocacy 

Maasai community members in Loliondo, Tanzania have been trained to make their own videos to help them resist land-grabs by foreign investors.In 1992, a luxury hunting company from the United Arab Emirates occupied 1500 km2 of village land in Loliondo to set up a private game reserve beside the Serengeti National Park. Since then, Maasai have been denied access to vital grazing land and...

Yemen: From the Margin of Life, into the Heart of War 

The Muhamasheen account for up to 10 per cent of Yemen’s population. Their marginalization becomes especially acute in the context of the deepening humanitarian disaster. Al Muhamasheen translates as ‘the marginalized’ and is a word that designates a group that was – and to a large extent remains – commonly known in Yemen as the Akhdam, or the servants.Muhamasheen are commonly not allowed to marry...

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...

Zimbabwe: Enact Legislation Criminalizing Gukurahundi Genocide Denial 

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) joins the international community in commemorating the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims which falls on 24 March 2017 and calls on the government of Zimbabwe to speak the truth regarding Gukurahundi genocide (which massacred over 20 000 Ndebele minorities and left thousands more unaccounted...

Iraq: The Genocide Against Mandaeans Continues 

http://www.mandaeanunion.com/mhrg/item/2000-genocide-against-the-mandaeans Saturday, 03 December 2016The Genocide Against the Mandaeans of Iraq Continues Written by Mandaean Human Rights GroupRelated items Iraqi Minorities Security Council Proposition Stop the Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing of the Mandaeans in Iraq Ginza Rabba "The Great Treasure" The Holy Book of the Mandaeans in English Mandaean Refugees CrisisThe Mandaean Human rights group condemns the brutal killing of a Mandaean man...

Turkey: ESU presents Annual Report on Syriac people to European Commission  

Delegation from European Syriac Union, ESU, presented its annual report to the European authorities in the Commission regarding the situation of Syriac people in Turkey. Delegation consisted from ESU Co-Chair Tony Vergili and member of Foreign Affairs Jacques Eliazar met Commission officials at the Turkey's desk while presenting the report and discussing annual situation of the Syriac people and recent social and political...

TURKEY: REVERSE DECISION REGARDING SYRIAC PROPERTIES IN TURABDIN  

As reported firstly by weekly Agos newspaper on June, 22, Syriac churches, cemeteries and other properties had been seized by the Turkish state Treasury and some of them transferred to the Religious Affairs Directorate, Diyanet. This outrageous and illegal seizure of Syriac properties including historical churches, monasteries and other assets are integral part of the social, cultural, historical, religious and architectural fabric of the...

Ukraine: A year without Ervin 

The 24th May 2016 was a crucial date for Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian human rights. Activist and member of the Bakhchysaray regional mejlis, Ervin Ibragimov (aged 30) went missing on that day near his house in Bakhchysarai, central Crimea. The abduction occurred around 11:00 PM as shown by footage from a CCTV camera of a building nearby. Ibragimov was forced into a van (Ford...

Belize: Government undermines Maya traditional leaders 

Discriminatory acts against the Maya People are carried out by Belize’s Government since 1953, resulting in the violation of international norms since 2015.Despite the historical practice of the Maya people appointing Alcaldes as governing authorities, and the agreement made by Belize’s government to recognize them as judicial officers through the Alcalde Act of 1858; the government has failed in its commitment with 78 Alcaldes...

DRC: Batwa killed and injured in Kahuzi-Biega National Park. 

South-Kivu, DRC. Civil society organizations and Pygmies Communities from the province of South Kivu denounce the assassination of MBONE NAKULIRE Batwa child, occurred on Saturday 26 of August in Kahuzi-Beiga National Park.The atrocity occurred around 09:00 AM of that Saturday morning, when unarmed Batwa child and his father were looking for medicinal plants and ended up being shot by park guards in the premises...

Zimbabwe: Government sends Riot Police to disrupt Inauguration of Ndebele King 

The government of Zimbabwe has sent in armed riot police and teargas canons to stop a traditional ceremony to inaugurate the Ndebele King Mzilikazi 2 at Bulawayo International Trade Fair today. Article 2 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities clearly stipulates that “Persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and...

Mauritania: Authorities stop US anti-slavery group from entering the country 

On Friday, September 8, 2017, a delegation from SOS-Esclaves was prevented by the police - following orders - from reaching Nouakchott Oum Tounsi International Airport where they were planning to welcome a visiting delegation of American civil rights militants led by Jonathan Jackson and Sean Terner. After a few moments on site, SOS-Esclaves President was notified by the Mauritanian Regional Director for Security that the...

Ukraine: Why education for Roma is key to integration 

Roma education in Uzhgorod. Why education for Roma is a key to integration into Ukrainian society Author: Roman Zymenko, information advisor to International charitable organization “Chirikli”The Transcarpathian region represents a multifold space in which many cultures and identities are intertwined. Historically, Transcarpathia was one of the most multicultural regions of Ukraine, where for many years the largest percentage of Roma lived along with Ukrainians and...

ZIMBABWE: PARLIAMENT FINALLY DEBATES NDEBELE TRIBAL MARGINALIZATION 

The Parliament of Zimbabwe is, during the coming weeks, going to find itself in a compromising position where it is to debate a subject that has been somewhat considered taboo in the country’s political platforms – the subject of tribalism. This is after the Matabeleland South Proportinal Representation MP Hon. Ms Priscila Misihairambwi-Mushonga introduced a motion in the lower house (on the 3rd of...

ZIMBABWE POLICE BLOCK GUKURAHUNDI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL IN MATOBO 

The Zimbabwe government today sent heavily armed Zimbabwe Republic Police Officers to Matobo District to stop an Ibhetshu Likazulu organized Gukurahundi genocide memorial.The armed and larged Shona speaking police sealed off the road from the main road to Bhalagwe memorial site. Even efforts by scores of villagers and ZAPU Intelligence supremo Dr Dumiso Dabengwa to talk to them to let the event continue failed....

Guatemala: Indigenous women activists, a photostory 

Indigenous women and girls are increasingly at the forefront of evolving and emerging resistance movements in Guatemala. It is vital to understand their role as agents of change in spaces for socio-political and environmental activism, particularly in light of international focus on the rights of women and indigenous peoples. Their combined gender and ethnic  identities not only determine the womens' struggles, but also facilitate...

Rwanda: Organising for the future of Intwatwa 

Between 3 and 6 October this year, twenty leading Rwandan composers, singers and dancers of intwatwa participated in a workshop held in Kigali to plan for the future of this traditional dance-music genre. The participants to the workshop agreed to engage in a mapping project of  the different variants of the intwatwa in the country, to empower intwatwa composers, singers and dancers through future...

UK/Global: Indigenous leaders gather in London to highlight need to protect forests 

Indigenous leaders from Latin America and Southeast Asia came together in a month-long tour around Europe aiming to raise awareness on the environmental challenges they are facing. In their visit to London, the Guardians of the Forests explained how deforestation, land grabbing, criminalization and mass killings are affecting them and their communities, and how these issues affect the world. MRG attended the demonstraton to...

Bolivia: Sexta Comisión otorgó hoy al FILAC el Estatus de Observador de las Naciones Unidas, en una decisión histórica 

Este lunes 6 de noviembre de 2017, en la sesión de la Sexta Comisión de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, realizada en Nueva York, se aprobó, sin objeciones, la resolución titulada “Otorgamiento de la condición de observador en la Asamblea General al Fondo para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y El Caribe (FILAC)”. Con esta Resolución, consignada...


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