Thursday, May 30, 2019

IRAN: Juvenile Faces Execution - NEWS


According to IHR sources, Danial Zeinolabedini is scheduled to be executed after Ramadan, Muslims’ month of fasting, which ends in the first week of June. Danial was along with three others charged with murdering a man identified as Sadegh Barmaki. 

Forensics announced that Mr Barmaki had died as a result of burn injuries. Danial has repeatedly said that he did not play a role in causing the burn injuries. However, the judge’s understanding is that Mr Barmaki was killed before his body was set on fire. 

Nevertheless, Danial is a juvenile offender. Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Iran has ratified, the Iranian authorities have an obligation to not issue the death sentence for offenses committed under the age of 18. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

UGANDA: Forced Evictions in Apaa - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, April 30 2019.

Since 3 January, rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority have been carrying out forced evictions of communities in the Apaa area in northern Uganda. 

They have burnt homes, looted property and attacked community members. Hundreds of people have been rendered homeless, while several others remain at risk of forced evictions.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Amnesty International, Australia, May 1, 2019

Tomorrow, on World Press Freedom Day, we’ll be faxing tens of thousands of signatures in support of Maria to the Filipino Department of Justice

It’s crucial that the authorities know the world is watching and that we will not remain silent.

The Philippines is already one of the most dangerous places on earth for journalists, with 12 murdered since the middle of 2016.