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Reporters Without Borders is dismayed at the verdict of a court in the western Algerian city of Mascara on 20 May sentencing the journalist Manseur Si Mohamed to two months’ imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 dinars (approx. 500 euros) for “libellous comments”.
(Tunis) – Algerian authorities should release and drop all charges against a blogger arrested on charges of “glorification of terrorism” and “insulting state institutions.”
Abdelghani Aloui has been detained since September 15, 2013, after he shared photos and caricatures of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on his Facebook page and criticized the president’s potential candidacy in the upcoming elections. Any attempt to criminalize peaceful criticism or even “insults” against public officials or institutions violates international standards on freedom of expression.
Freedom of expression and human rights organisations call for the immediate release of Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla, and for charges to be dropped against him. Anouzla, editor of the Arabic edition of the news website Lakome, was arrested on 17 September 2013 in connection with an article published on his website.
The undersigned organisations to this call declare that the indictment of Ali Anouzla on 24 September 2013 by the investigating judge at the Rabat Court of Appeals for “materially assisting”, “advocating terrorism” and “initiating terrorists acts” (on the basis of the anti-terrorist law 03-03 of 28 May 2003) is unfounded under international law, and amounts to a violation of the journalist's freedom of expression and his right to inform the public. Therefore the charges should be dropped and he should immediately be released.
Ted Hsu, MP Kingston and the Island
Dear Member of Parliament:
I am writing to you in relation to the popular protests currently going on in Sudan. As a Canadian, I am deeply troubled by the plight of ordinary citizens there.
On September 23rd, thousands of Sudanese have taken to the streets, in a number of cities around Sudan to protest a recent government decision to end fuel subsidies. Prices doubled literally overnight.In a country where the average monthly salary is 400 Sudanese pounds (roughly 100 Canadian dollars) a gallon of gasoline now costs 21 pounds ($4.91) compared to 12.5 pounds ($2.93). Diesel also went from 8 pounds ($1.87) a gallon to 14 pounds ($3.28). Cooking gas cylinders are now priced at 25 pounds ($5.85) from 15 pounds ($3.51). As you can predict, these hikes will lead to price increases in all basic, daily life commodities and services, including food and transportation, making the cost of living unbearable for the ordinary Sudanese citizen.
The Parallel Conference to the Arab Summit
"Darfur and the Upcoming Arab Summit"
The Arab Coalition for Darfur is organizing a conference...
Enough is enough. After 61 years of Palestinian slaughter, displacement,occupation, oppression, and international dismissiveness and complicity, global action is essential. Israel must be held...
"For the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent."...
Canadian Health Workers Stand With Gaza
As workers, students and activists in the health sector we condemn the
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Amnesty International has on World Water Day urged the Israeli authorities to end discriminatory practices against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that violate their right to adequate water supplies.
Many of the Palestinians living in the West Bank and featured in the October 2009 Amnesty International report Troubled Waters – Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water – face continuing serious Israeli obstacles to accessing water.
"Almost six months after our report, the Israeli government still maintains control over water resources in Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinians are allowed only a fraction of the almost unlimited supplies provided to illegal Israeli settlements," said Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International's Middle East Programme.
Paris-Geneva-Copenhagen, March 17, 2010. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Human Rights (EMHRN) denounce the continued harassment faced by Syrian human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience.
On March 10, 2010, the first public hearing of the trial of human rights lawyer Mr. Muhannad Al-Hassani, President of the Syrian Organisation for Human Rights “Sawassyah”, Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) as well as one of the four nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2010, was held before the Second Chamber of the Damascus Criminal Court in the presence of numerous human rights activists and lawyers, foreign embassies representatives, and international observers, notably Mr. Abdessatar Benmoussa, former President of the Tunis Bar Association mandated by the ICJ, the Observatory and the EMHRN to attend the hearing.
Algeria Summit States Should Urge End to Murders, Kidnappings
(Dakar) - Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has in recent months stepped up targeting tourists and aid workers for murder and kidnapping in Mali, Niger, and Mauritania, Human Rights Watch said today. AQIM should immediately and unconditionally free hostages in its custody and end attacks on civilians, Human Rights Watch said.
The organization also called on foreign ministers from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, meeting today in Algeria, to categorically denounce AQIM's attacks against civilians, as well as a threat by AQIM made in a March 11 statement to Spanish Daily El Pais, which underscored the group's willingness to attack civilians. The threat suggested Spain would be "paid in kind" in "a war that does not distinguish between civilians and militants."
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The following is a presentation given by Mireille Fanon Mendes France at the World Education...
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