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Urge Egyptian Authorities to stop returning Eritrean asylum seekers to Eritrea

Amnesty International issued a request for an urgent action and calls upon its members and non members to write to the Egyptian authorities to stop forcibly returning Eritrean assylum seekers to Eritrea where they will be at risk of torture and other ill treatment. 

 

For more information on these cases and on how to take action, read below:  

                    

Amnesty International calls for investigation of police killings during Mahalla Demonstrations

PUBLIC STATEMENT
AI Index: MDE 12/006/2008 (Public)

Date: 11 April 2008

Egypt: Arrests of Kefaya movement leaders, investigation needed into police killings

The arrests of Kefaya movement leaders George Ishak and Fathi al-Hefnawy following protest demonstrations this week in which two people were killed by police, represents a deeply disturbing development, Amnesty International said today.

Hunger strike by leaders of the Tunisian Progressive Democratic Party

 

I received the statement below from a Tunisian activist friend on new crackdowns on human rights in Tunisia

 

Hunger strike by leaders of the Tunisian Progressive Democratic Party

They came first for the Communists,

I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;

Then they came for the trade unionists,

I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews,

I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;

And then . . . they came for me . . .

There was no one left to speak up.

Martin Niemöller

تحرك من أجل الإجراءات الخاصة Act for Special Procedures

العربي في اسفل الصفحة 
 
Despite the failures of the United Nations in stopping many of the grievances of people all over the world, yet there are many tools and procedures that individuals can resort to to at least make their voice heard
The Special Procedures with regards to Human Rights are the procedures that have allowed for Special Rapporteurs to come visit our countries and write reports that have shamed governments.
Now these procedures are under threat. Act for Special Procedures by signing a petition concerted by several international organisations. have your voice heard and help others to have their voices heard.

Kefaya activists Nadia and Waleed have been kidnapped

Pictures, taken by photographer Amr Abdallah, of police agents kidnapping Kefaya activists Nadia Mabrouk and Waleed Salah Tuesday, 14 November, afternoon, during the anti-Sexual harassment protest in front of Cinema Metro. The two are currently locked up at the Qasr el-Nil Police Station, where activist Mohamed el-Sharqawi was tortured and sexually abused last May on the hands of police officers.
A story on yesterday's demo was published in the Daily Stars
According to a report from Hossam Al-Hamalawy:
Kefaya activists Nadia Mabrouk and her fiance Waleed Salah are spending the night in Qasr el-Nil Police Station, and will be transferred to the prosecutor in the morning on charges of possessing leaflets of anti-regime inflammatory contents, disturbing public order, etc..

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