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By Hakim Addad
Preventing refugees from entering Jordan to escape the conflict in Syria would increase suffering and could lead to further bloodshed and human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today following the Jordanian Prime Minister’s announcement that the Jordanian authorities would close the border if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government collapses.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), tomorrow, issues on Sunday January 20, 2013, a new report deals with the most violations against the media and the press during the first 200 days of Mohamed Morsi the president of Egypt. In which a new record has been set in prosecuting the journalists and media-professionals, by the accusations of insulting the president as it is quadruple the cases that took place during the term of the ousted president Mubarak for 30 years, 24 times the term of Sadat and more than all of the Egyptian rulers since working by this article that criminalize insulting the president in 1909, as it used to accuse the late “Ahmed Helmy” at the time of Khedive “Abbas Helmi II”, at the first of its time.
The European Parliament today(17.01.2013）endorsed a strong worded resolution addressing the ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain. The effort led by Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls for targeted EU sanctions against human rights violators inBahrain. “For almost two years now the world has ignored the lethal violence used against Bahraini peaceful protestors. We have to be consistent in our policies and impose sanctions to force the Bahraini authorities to respect rights and freedoms”, Schaake says.
Cape Town's city centre was almost at a standstill today as around 10
000 people marched on Parliament to protest against the Israeli attack
This comes as the...
To the World Social Movements, To the Anti-War Movements, To the Women's Movements, To Activists all over the World.
This is an urgent call to all of you. In front of our eyes, the people...