Security to pressure UK
Haq movement assumed that the flashbang thrown on the British embassy in Manama several days and the subsequent arrest of two Shiites stirred doubt on the pressures exerted on UK in order to refuse political refuge of Bahraini opposition.
Bahrain needs no more human rights organizations
Bahrain Youth for Human rights association expressed worry at the sentence of the criminal court to fine Mohamed Muskaty BD 500 for establishing an NGO without permit. Official rejection claimed that “society is not in need of new services”.
Bahrain Youth for Human rights association
More Shiites in detention
On 5/4/2010, security arrested Hassan Ali Mekki, , teacher, because of a group prayer held in his house. This comes after two weeks of arresting three Shiite figures in Khobar : Abdallah Fahd Mekki, Mahdy Ahmed Alkhodier and Hassan Saleh AlMahanna due to celebrating Ashoraa in December 2009 as per RASED’s.
Human Rights First deeply resents the continued religious repression and demands Saudi authorities to stop interfering in minorities’ rituals.
Human Rights First
Judicial persecution of a prominent journalist
On 1/4/2010, a Kuwaiti court issued a 6 month prison sentence against Mohamed Abdel Kader AlJassim convicted of slandering PM. In one of the court hearings, AlJassim requested the PM to resign claiming he is failing his duties
Al Jassim declared to RSF that the verdict was purely political.
State On Strike – No Public Demands Fulfilled
Sahara political prisoners who are on hunger strike since 22/3/2010 in Sala and Taznit prisons, are going into serious health conditions while the authorities showed complete indifference. Sahara prisoners league calls on all international bodies to pressure the Moroccan state in order to save prisoners’ lives and attend to their claims.
A delegation of the Moroccan organization for human rights visited the prisoners and expressed extreme worry of their poor health conditions as some prisoners were in coma.
Eye on Morocco
the Moroccan organization for human rights
Sisters Forum demands the release of Ash’habi
Arab Sisters Forum for Human Rights expressed concern at the continued imprisonment of journalist and writer Moaz Ash’habi on a Hesba lawsuit accusing him of slandering the Islamic faith. The sentence has revoked the presumption of innocence and wasted the right to appeal wasted
The forum has submitted a communiqué regarding Ash’habi ‘s case to the UN Special Rapporteur on religious tolerance .
32 detainees released
The Yemeni Organization for Defending Rights and Democratic Freedoms welcomed the release of 32 detainees on the events of Saada.
The organization stated the importance of release of the remaining detainees and ending the suffering of prisoners and their families, which lasted for more than five years.
Arab Sisters Forum for Human Rights
The Yemeni Organization for Defending Rights and Democratic Freedoms
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Radio Kelm reporter abused
Mouldi Zuabe Radio Kelmaa reporter was seriously assaulted this week. In a call to the Committee to Protect Journalists Tunisia he said that the he was intercepted on the street Jendouba and received violent strikes on his leg and followed with insults and claims that what he wrote is a form of treason. Mouldi reported that he lost his personal and bank cards as well as a recording device.
Prisoner Family visit Denied
On 6/4/2010, Mornaguia prison administration prevented the family of prisoner of conscience, Badr AlDin Ksouri from visiting him. Badr is in jail since 2006 serving a sentence of 30 years on malicious charges pertaining to the unconstitutional law of terrorism . Badr is suffering cruel treatment and very poor conditions that his family is fearing for his life.
Nizar bin Hussein ,a reporter in Radio Kelma and AlMowkef weekly, is being tried on charges of disturbing public order ,insulting the authorities and violation of public morals. Nizar is liable to receive one year imprisonment sentence. RSF commented that the whole case was fabricated and defense rights had been violated . RST demanded the Tunisian judiciary to drop the charges against Nizar
Tunisian League for Defending Human Rights
Eye on Tunisia
Unanimous decision by the Lawyers Council of Paris in support of Syrian lawyers defending human rights
On 1/3/2010 ,the French lawyers’ council expressed concern about the attitude of the Syrian authorities against the Syrian lawyers : Muhannad AlHasani, Haitham AlMaleh, and Redif Mustafa.
Prosecutions against them within a general climate of repression are aiming at uprooting freedom of expression for Syrian lawyers as well as continued limitations against them such as travel ban, disciplinary sanctions , unjustified prosecutions and arrests.
Jian Nuri AlFattah must be released at once
Syrian organizations signed a statement to express concern at the arrest of Jian Nuri AlFattah,22 years , after her home in Haska was raided by criminal security on 25/11/2009. Her family is not allowed to visit her so far. She is a mother of two and married to a criminal prisoner on the run. The Syrian organizations signing this statement consider the escape of the prisoner to be police responsibility not at all his wife’s.
Syrian university student arrested
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learnt that political security in Damascus, arrested Ayat Ahmed Essam, university student, on 18.10.2009 for allegedly her fundamentalist thoughts. Her home was searched and security seized her books and computer . She is still unaccounted for.
Jordanian disappearing in Syria
Human rights organizations are still receiving inquiries about Jordanians detained in Syria, especially after the release of 18 detainees at the beginning of 2007. Syrian human rights organizations learnt about the continued detention of Jordanian citizen Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Al Bashabesha who was arrested by political security in Damascus on 15 / 5 / 2006 and nothing was known about him since then.
Eye on Syria
Syrian Association for the Defence of Human Rights.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
National Organization for Human Rights in Syria
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Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory during March 25- 31 ,2010
Israeli occupation forces continue to commit more war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
• Israeli occupation forces kill two Palestinian brothers in Gaza Strip
• 18 Palestinians injured in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Among the injured are three children, and a reporter.
• The continued targeting of Palestinian farmers and workers in the border areas of Gaza Strip
- The continued use of force against peaceful protest marches
• Israeli occupation forces carried out 8 incursions in the West Bank, and 4 operations in the Gaza Strip
Journalists in IDF crossfire
In March 2010 ,Reporters Without Borders noted the increasing number of violations committed by the Israeli army against Palestinian journalists who are exposed to shooting down at all times. At least eight got shot with IDF bullets . This incidents are repeated in total impunity
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Reporters Without Borders
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Special Needs Sit in Still On
Special needs claimants of their right to adequate housing of the Cairo governorate, refused to beak up their sit in , in front of parliament house and Cairo governorate building after they have realized the continued official policy of procrastination. Cairo governor promised to look into their claims and work to resolve them within 48 hours and has done nothing.
Egyptian Demonstrators Defense Front
Human rights organizations declared the revival of the Egyptian Demonstrators Defense Front on the occasion of mass movements during April and the special demonstration on April for minimum wage as well as 6th April 6 movement march on the constitutional amendments. DDF will provide immediate legal support for those exposed to violations in demonstrations, as well as providing information support and documentation of any violations by committed by any state body.
6th April incidents
Hour by hour update
Hoqoqi Association for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement
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ANHRI issued four statements this week:
1- Egypt: Publisher Abducted and Home Raided for Publishing A Book on ElBaradei. Public Prosecution Must Investigate Both Incidents of Book Confiscation And Publisher Kidnap
2- Head Of Cairo Security Responds Negatively To Legal Notice Of 6th April Youth Peaceful March Not Allowed Regarding Sensitive Security Condition
3- Interior Ministry Refusal To Stage 6th April Peaceful March Is Void An Urgent Law Suit Compelling No Police Interception
4- After Tehran And Bangkok , Cairo Witnesses Police Repression Against Egyptian Democracy Advocators.
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