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Friday, 21 July 2017

Landscape of Istanbul | IQ Houses Taksim Kurabiye

IQ Houses Taksim Kurabiye
Şehit Muhtar Mahallesi, Kurabiye Sk. No:2, 34435 Beyoğlu İstanbul

COUP! Andrzej Duda - President of Poland

It's true.
I did it... all of it!

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel leading the Russia investigation

President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused, according to three people with knowledge of the research effort. Continue

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bahrain Human Rights Defenders

Mujtaba Al-Sweikat - Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian student who was arrested five years ago as he was about to fly to Michigan to attend college is believed to be facing imminent execution by beheading, officials say.

Mujtaba Al-Sweikat, who was 17 when he was detained at King Fahd International Airport in 2012, was moved Friday from detention in Dammam to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where executions by beheading customarily take place.

Earlier that year, Al-Sweikat allegedly attended a pro-democracy rally, which led to his arrest. Continue

Human Rights in Nigeria!

Drawign for Amnesty Nigeria

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Portrait of Svetlana Zakharova

"An absolute queen of performance – Svetlana Zakharova is much more wonderful than ever. For today, Zakharova is the most prominent and the brightest prima ballerina in the world. […] She is beautiful and possesses a great technique, so she faces all difficulties on her path with smile; her feet are perfect, she has a wonderful and gentle body and glorious lines. And being in the narrow framework of this drama, she can persuade us in every emotion experienced by her. All is simple – she is a wonder. (Financial Times).

Nmandi Kanu - Free Biafra

Activists worldwide demand release of Amnesty International Director and Chair

Veli Acu - FREE!

Günal Kurşun - FREE!

Ali Gharavi - FREE!

Peter Steudtner - FREE!

"With each passing day, the demand for the release of our colleagues grows louder and it will not be silenced" Salil Shetty, Amnesty International

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Tito Tarek Hussein - Disappeared!!!

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Egypt.

New information:

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the incommunicado detention of Mr. Tarek Hussein (known as Tito), human rights activist and lawyer at the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) [1].
According to the information received, on July 9, 2017, authorities reported that Mr. Tarek Hussein who had disappeared since July 4, 2017 (see background information) was held at Giza Central Prison.
Following the announcement, Mr. Tarek Hussein’s family went to Giza Central Prison to see him but the prison’s administration denied his family a visit and did not provide his lawyer or family any reason for his detention. In addition, they were given Mr. Tarek Hussein’s clothes, torn apart.
The Observatory recalls that on July 4, 2017, Mr. Tarek Hussein was set to be transferred to Imbaba Police Station. However, Imbaba Police Station denied Mr. Tarek Hussein’s presence within their premises.
As of publication of this appeal, neither his relatives nor his lawyers have been able to see Mr. Tarek Hussein in detention.
Following two unanswered complaints filed by Mr. Tarek Hussein’s family and the Lawyers’ Syndicate, another complaint was filed by Tarek’s lawyers on July 11, 2017, before Giza’s General Prosecutor on similar grounds. On July 13, 2017, the head of Giza Prosecution orally confirmed he will sent an inquiry to Imbaba Police Station and promised to pursue formal inquiries on Mr. Tarek Hussein’s whereabouts as well as on the legal procedures pending against him and try to ensure family and lawyers’ visit.
Mr. Tarek Hussein was first arrested on June 17, 2017 and later accused of “joining an illegal organization” and “calling for a protest”. The following day, he was granted provisional release on bail but remained detained (see background information).
The Observatory remains extremely concerned over the incommunicado detention of Mr. Tarek Hussein and consequently urges the Egyptian authorities to immediately disclose his whereabouts and allow him access to his lawyer and family.
The Observatory further urges Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Tarek Hussein as his detention is arbitrary and only aims at sanctioning his peaceful and legitimate human rights activities. Continue

Friday, 14 July 2017

Free the Human Rights Defenders | Turkey | The Istanbul 10

Amnesty Turkey Director İdil Eser was among 10 human rights defenders detained while attending a human rights workshop on 5 July. For over 24 hours the authorities refused to reveal their whereabouts and they were denied the right to call their loved ones.

Their detention follows the arrest of Amnesty Turkey Chair Taner Kiliç, who has been imprisoned since 6 June. They all face criminal investigations on the absurd suspicion of being members of an ‘armed terrorist organization’. The Turkish government is abusing its power, deliberately making the country a dangerous place for people who speak out for human rights.

These brave activists have been detained for no reason except for their belief in human rights. While they are behind bars, we will march for them. While they are gagged, we will speak out for them. Continue

Ebtisan Al-Saegh #freeEbtisam

In response to news about the arrest of human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh by the Bahraini authorities on the night of 3 July 2017 Samah Hadid, Director for Campaigns at Amnesty International in the Middle-East said:

“The Bahraini authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Ebtisam al-Saegh whose only crime is speaking up against a government committed to crushing all forms of dissent.”

“We are deeply concerned about Ebtisam’s wellbeing. When she was arrested in May 2017, she was beaten and sexually assaulted by members of the Bahraini National Security Agency. Bahraini authorities have failed to investigate those claims and we fear that she is at high risk of torture as long as she remains in custody.” Continue

Özlem Dalkiran - FREE!

Özlem is a long standing and prominent human rights campaigner. She is a founding member and former chair for of Amnesty International Turkey. Continue

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Zaher Al-Basri - Free!

Mahdi Alsaigh - Free!

Amjad Muaibeed - Free!

Yousif Mushaikhus - Free!