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Adnan Hassanpour a well-known Kurdish journalist released after 10 years in jail in Iran چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Adnan Hassanpour a well-known Kurdish journalist released after 10 years in jail in Iran
 
September 10, 2016
 
 
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Adnan Hassanpour, a well-known Kurdish journalist and editor of now-defunct Kurdish-Persian weekly Aso has been released after spending almost 10 years behind bars.
Adnan Hassanpour was arrested in 2006 on charges of moharebeh, fighting with God. He was initially charged with "espionage," "acting against national security," and "active armed resistance against the state" (Moharebeh). In July 2007, he was convicted and sentenced to death by Marivan Revolutionary Court. 
 
Later, his sentence reduced to 15 years prison in exile. That conviction was overturned on appeal and he was retried on charges of working for outlawed parties and espionage, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
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UAlbany online science courses for refugee Syria medical students چاپ ارسال به دوست
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UAlbany online science courses for refugee Syria medical students

 
Updated 7:06 am, Wednesday, August 31, 2016
 
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The imprisoned medical doctors, pioneers in the treatment of HIV and AIDS in repressive regimes, scrounged up old textbooks, organized classes and spread a feeling of optimism inside the notorious Evin prison in Tehran.

Despite shackles and bars, their minds remained unfettered.
Now, the Alaeis, who are the recipients of international humanitarian awards, are paying it forward. With the help of colleagues at UAlbany - where the brothers created the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights - they've developed an online program of science classes in Arabic for former medical students in war-torn Syria.

The courses are delivered over cellphones with a mobile app platform under development by UAlbany computer programmers. 

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URGENT CALL FOR ACTION and SOLIDARITY! End military curfew in Kurdish towns of Turkey چاپ ارسال به دوست
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 URGENT CALL FOR ACTION and SOLIDARITY!

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The Women Freedom Assembly in Turkey (Kadın Özgürlük Meclisi – KÖM)

 

 

 

 

 Dec. 22, 2015

End military curfew in Kurdish towns of Turkey 

The war in Turkey is intensifying; people, all living beings and history is being destroyed!
As the State becomes more and more ISIS-like, the peoples’ resistance resembles Kobanê!

In the Kurdish towns/provinces of Hakkari, Dargeçit, Sur, Nusaybin, Silopi and Cizre, the State:

  • Has removed all doctors’ leaves and permissions, calling all medical equipment personnel to be prepared,
  • Has emptied out student dormitories, placing security forces within them instead of students,
  • Has swiftly removed teachers from places where it has declared or is planning to declare curfews and perpetrate massacres,
  • Is currently preventing entry into and exit from these districts by way of police and military forces,
  • Is continuing an endless dispatch of military equipment, ammunition, soldiers and police forces at the highest level possible to these areas. What this means is more killings, greater massacres, destruction and pain.

Since the 7th of June, indefinite and all day long curfews have been declared 52 times in the 17 districts of 6 different provinces, where 1.3 million people live.

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Amnesty International; Death Sentences and Executions 2014 چاپ ارسال به دوست
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MARCH 31, 2015

Death Sentences and Executions 2014

 
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  The number of death sentences recorded in 2014 jumped by almost 500 compared to 2013, mainly because of sharp spikes in Egypt and Nigeria, including mass sentencing in both countries in the context of internal conflict and political instability.

The USA continued to be the only country to put people to death in the region, although executions dropped from 39 in 2013 to 35 in 2014 – reflecting a steady decline in the use of the death penalty in the country over the past years. Only seven states executed in 2014 (down from nine in 2013) with four - Texas, Missouri, Florida and Oklahoma –responsible for 89 per cent of all executions. The state of Washington imposed a moratorium on executions in February. The overall number of death sentences decreased from 95 in 2013 to 77 in 2014.

But there was also good news to be found in 2014 - fewer executions were recorded compared to the year before and several countries took positive steps towards abolition of the death penalty.

Top executioners

China again carried out more executions than the rest of the world put together. Amnesty International believes thousands are executed and sentenced to death there every year, but with numbers kept a state secret the true figure is impossible to determine.

The other countries making up the world’s top five executioners in 2014 were Iran (289 officially announced and at least 454 more that were not acknowledged by the authorities), Saudi Arabia (at least 90), Iraq (at least 61) and the USA (35).

Excluding China, at least 607 executions were known to have been carried out in 2014, compared to 778 in 2013, a drop of more than 20 per cent.

Executions were recorded in 22 countries in 2014, the same number as the year before. This is a significant decrease from 20 years ago in 1995, when Amnesty International recorded executions in 42 countries, highlighting the clear global trend of states moving away from the death penalty.


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Amnesty International’s Annual Report; year 2014 چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Amnesty International’s Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of human rights in 160 countries over the course of 2014.
 
  "This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones."
 
By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International
 
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Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting civilians. And yet the world's politicians have miserably failed to protect those in greatest need. Amnesty International believes that this can and must finally change.

International humanitarian law - the law that governs the conduct of armed conflict - could not be clearer. Attacks must never be directed against civilians. The principle of distinguishing between civilians and combatants is a fundamental safeguard for people caught up in the horrors of war.

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Amnesty International: HUMAN RIGHTS FACTS & FIGURES FOR 2014 چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Amnesty International : 
 
HUMAN RIGHTS FACTS & FIGURES FOR 2014
 
25 February 2015

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In 2014, Amnesty International recorded and investigated human rights abuses in 160 countries and territories worldwide.

While progress is being made in some areas, for many people the human rights situation is getting worse. 
(Statistics are not exhaustive and refer to 160 countries where Amnesty International documented or received information from credible sources on specific human rights violations during 2014, unless otherwise stated.)

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