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NEWS GUINEA DEMONSTRATIONS
Guinea: Coup further complicates massacre justice
Efficient, fair trial should hold 2009 stadium abusers accountable (Conakry, September 27, 2021) – The trial of suspects in the massacre of more than 150 people and the rape of dozens of women in a Guinea stadium on 28 September 2009 should begin as soon as possible, six human rights groups said...
September 27, 2021
NEWS EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
EU/Saudi Arabia: First human rights meeting must not be a whitewash
Spokespeople available  Ahead of the first EU-Saudi Arabia meeting on human rights on 27 September, Amnesty International is calling on EU leaders to hold Saudi Arabia’s government to account for its campaign to silence dissent, which has accelerated in recent months. The human...
September 27, 2021
NEWS EGYPT ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
Egypt: Businessmen behind bars for resisting security agency demands
Egyptian authorities are abusing counter-terrorism laws to arbitrarily detain a leading businessman and his son in conditions that amount to torture in reprisal for their refusal to hand over company assets, Amnesty International said today. Concerns over the health of 75-year-old...
September 27, 2021
NEWS
Hong Kong: Demise of vigil group shows marking Tiananmen crackdown will not be tolerated
Responding to the disbandment of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (Hong Kong Alliance), which has organized Hong Kong’s Tiananmen commemoration vigil for the past 30 years, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Director Yamini Mishra said:  “For 32...
September 25, 2021
EDUCATION EGYPT DETENTION
Arbitrary Detention: Mohamed Baker Egypt- Write for Rights 2021
Participants learn about the rights to liberty and protection from arbitrary arrest and detention. They begin by considering their own attitude to losing these rights, then by considering the real case of Mohamed Baker, before taking action to call for his release from detention.
September 24, 2021
RESEARCH AFRICA CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Burundi: Continued monitoring essential in absence of durable reforms
Amnesty International thanks the Commission of Inquiry for its vital work since 2016. As the continuing grave violations it has documented demonstrate, a handful of symbolic gestures cannot compensate for the deeper, more durable reforms required to meaningfully improve the human rights situation...
September 24, 2021
EDUCATION CHILE CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
The Right to Freedom of Expression: Zhang Zhan, China – Write for Rights 2021
This activity examines the right to freedom of expression and relates it to the participants’ lives, using the real case of Zhang Zhan.
September 24, 2021
EDUCATION MEXICO DEMONSTRATIONS
End Excessive Use of Force by the Police: Wendy Galarza, Mexico – Write for Rights 2021
Participants will learn about law enforcement, the role of the police during protests in Mexico, and the specific violence that women and girls experience. They will find out what the police are allowed to do under human rights law, specifically when policing assemblies. They will explore what can...
September 24, 2021
EDUCATION GUATEMALA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND ACTIVISTS
Criminalization and Unjust Imprisonment: Bernardo Caal Xol Guatemala- Write for Rights 2021
who defend territory, land and environmental rights, how they are often criminalized for their work, and specifically how this criminalization takes place in Guatemala. These issues are explained through the case of Bernardo Caal Xol.
September 24, 2021
RESEARCH AMERICAS MATERNAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Dominican Republic: Threat to sexual and reproductive rights
With the beginning of the new parliamentary term, a preliminary draft of the Criminal Code is being debated by the Dominican Republic’s Congress with the objective of approving a reformed version by the end of this legislative year. Legislators are currently pushing forward with a reformed criminal...
September 24, 2021
EDUCATION BELARUS CHILDREN
The Right to a Fair Trial- MIKITA ZALATAROU BELARUS, Write for Rights 2021
The activity examines the right to a fair trial using real cases of violations of this right. In the second part of the activity, participants can write a letter to protest on behalf of Mikita Zalatarou and show solidarity with him.
September 24, 2021
EDUCATION ERITREA CHILDREN
Enforced Disappearance: Ciham Ali Eritrea – Write for Rights 2021
Participants learn about human rights and enforced disappearance through the story of Ciham, a 15-year-old girl from Eritrea. As part of the activity, participants are encouraged to write a letter of support behalf of Ciham and show solidarity with her.
September 24, 2021
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