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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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Authorities in Iran must stop playing games with Saman Naseem’s relatives چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Authorities in Iran must stop playing games with Saman Naseem’s relatives
 
02/22/2015 

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Iran: Death row juvenile offender at risk of secret execution

Iranian officials’ refusal to provide the family of Saman Naseem, a death row juvenile offender who was due to be executed this morning, with information about his fate and whereabouts has sparked fears that he is at risk of being tortured or secretly executed, said Amnesty International.

Saman Naseem was transferred from Oroumieh Central Prison to an unknown location on 18 February 2015. Prison officials told the family to collect his belongings on Saturday.

“The lack of news about Saman Naseem’s fate or whereabouts with prison officers denying his family any information is cruel and inhuman,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

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KOBANE: DESTRUCTION IN THE HEARTS چاپ ارسال به دوست
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KOBANE: DESTRUCTION IN THE HEARTS
 
The journey of people of Kobane, 
 
 
 
by Apo W. Bazidi
 
16 Feb 2015
 

It was easy to walk out from the refugee camps where they had faced hunger, cold and pain. Excitement belongs in the heartbeat. Their heartbeats were 5 steps ahead of their feet. It was a surreal feeling. They were finally heading home. But they must go through a process which, to them, was alien. Long lines in front of the Turkish Police station, to give fingerprints for the last time to a land that they did not belong. They sign a statement saying if you are willing to go back to Kobane, there can be “no return” to Turkey. A choice which did not matter for them. They were thirsty to go back and step onto the soil they first crawled on, to breathe in their memories that helped them survive many months in Turkey. Whilst in Turkey, many had sworn to kiss the soil three times as soon as they arrived.


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AI; Iran: Saman Naseem, Juvenile offender to be executed in a week gives harrowing torture account چاپ ارسال به دوست
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amnestylogo.gifIran: Saman Naseem, Juvenile offender to be executed in a week gives harrowing torture account
 
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 
PRESS RELEASE 


  February , 13, 2015 

Iran: Juvenile offender to be executed in a week gives harrowing torture account 

A young Iranian man set to be hanged on 19 February gave a harrowing account of how, as a teenager, officials tortured him for 97 days to make him "confess" to a crime, before sentencing him to death.

In a letter seen by Amnesty International, Saman Naseem, now 22 years old, described how he was kept in a 2 x 0.5 metre cell and constantly tortured before being forced while blindfolded to put his fingerprints on "confession" papers. He was forced to admit to acts that lead to his conviction for membership of an armed opposition group and taking up arms against the state. He was 17 years old at the time.

saman_nasim_ai.jpeg"That the Iranian authorities are preparing to put to death a young man who's been tortured for 97 days to ‘confess' when he was 17 years old beggars belief. With less than a week left before he is due to be executed, there is no time to waste. Saman's execution must be immediately stopped and his case thoroughly reviewed," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

"This is the reality of the criminal justice system in Iran, which makes a mockery of its own statements that it does not execute children and upholds its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child."

In the letter, Saman said:

"During the first days, the level of torture was so severe that it left me unable to walk. All my body was black and blue. They hung me from my hands and feet for hours. I was blindfolded during the whole period of interrogations and torture, and could not see the interrogation and torture officers."

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Help us save Saman, a member of Iran's Kurdish minority, who is to be hung at dawn on Feb., 19th چاپ ارسال به دوست
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 amnestylogo.gifHelp us save Saman Naseem, a member of Iran's Kurdish minority, who is to be hung at dawn next Thursday, Feb. 19th, 2015
 
Dear friends, 

Please find attached and below a blog and a social media graphic published on Amnesty International's LiveWire today on Saman Naseem, a member of Iran's Kurdish minority, who is to be hung at dawn next Thursday, 19 February. The blog includes a letter by Saman Naseem that explains what happened to him when he was arrested at the age of 17 and underwent an extended period of torture.  

It is also available on the Amnesty International website at the following link: 
 
It will also be tweeted from: @AmnestyIran 

Help us save Saman by tweeting the Supreme Leader of Iran @khamenei_ir urging him to stop the execution, which is unlawful under international law, given Saman's age when he was arrested. Suggested tweets and hashtags are set out at the end of this email. 


Many thanks and best wishes, 
Iran team,  Amnesty International
 
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