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  • Genèves riktiga människorättskämpar 26 February 2013

    Genèves riktiga människorättskämpar

    av Katarina Tracz GENÈVE Just nu sammanträder FN:s råd för mänskliga rättigheter i Genève. Men redan i förra veckan samlades människorättsaktivister från hela världen i staden. Frivärlds Katarina Tracz var där och konstaterar att FN bör göra samma sak: lyssna till de riktiga MR-kämparna.

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  • The Sino-Tibetan Issue: Searching for a Middle Way 26 February 2013

    The Sino-Tibetan Issue: Searching for a Middle Way

    by Alphee September - TGJ Staff In the run up to the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Kalon Dicki Chhoyang addressed the issue of Sino-Tibetan relations at the 5th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy on 19 February. This annual event gathers hundreds of dissidents, human rights victims and activists to bring urgent human rights situations to the attention of the international community.

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  • Tibetan Man Burns Himself, Protesting China’s Policy in Tibet 25 February 2013

    Tibetan Man Burns Himself, Protesting China’s Policy in Tibet

    VOA News - February 24, 2013 Reports just coming out of Tibet say a Tibetan man sets himself on fire at about 8 PM local time February 24, 2013 in Haidong Prefecture in Qinghai Province, Tibet.

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  • En Mauritanie, les prèches contredisent l’appui officiel à la guerre menée par la France au Mali 25 February 2013

    En Mauritanie, les prèches contredisent l’appui officiel à la guerre menée par la France au Mali

    Le Carnet de Colette Breackman - Le Soir - « Directement concernée par la guerre au Mali, la Mauritanie fait profil bas, mais en réalité elle risque de subir les conséquences directes de l’intervention française : c’est chez nous que les islamistes dispersés viendront se réfugier… »

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  • Kalon Dicki Chhoyang addresses Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy 20 February 2013

    Kalon Dicki Chhoyang addresses Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

    Phayul - DHARAMSHALA, February 20: A senior leader of the exile Tibetan administration has said the self-immolations by the new generation of Tibetans born under Chinese rule “are sending an unequivocal message to the world about the gravity of the situation in Tibet.”

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  • The grave situation in Tibet raised at Geneva rights summit 20 February 2013

    The grave situation in Tibet raised at Geneva rights summit

    Wednesday, 20 February 2013 19:58 Yeshe Choesang, The Tibet Post International- Geneva: - China must be held accountable to the pledges it made to the UN Human Rights Council, said Kalon Dicki Chhoyang in her address to the 5th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. The conference was organised by Geneva based UN Watch and an international coalition of 20 NGOs.

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  • Pussy Riot case shows Putin weak: bandmember\'s husband 20 February 2013

    Pussy Riot case shows Putin weak: bandmember's husband

    AFP - Pussy Riot icon Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is behind bars, but her husband is unbowed, saying the punk band's controversial case has exposed the weaknesses in Russian President Vladimir Putin's rule.

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  • Tibet: altri giovani si danno fuoco contro l\'occupazione cinese (quota 104) 20 February 2013

    Tibet: altri giovani si danno fuoco contro l'occupazione cinese (quota 104)

    traduzioni di e. intra e s. gliedman La scia di sangue in Tibet non accenna a fermarsi, e giunge proprio oggi la notizia di altri due ragazzi che si sono dati fuoco nella provincia cinese del Sichuan, come gesto di protesta per denunciare la piaga che la nuova generazione di tibetani sta vivendo sotto il regime di Pechino. Rinchen, 17 anni, e Sonam Dargye, 18, si sono dati fuoco nella notte di martedì ed entrambi sono deceduti, secondo quanto riferiscono le fonti.

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  • Deux Nord-Coréens échappés de leur pays témoignent des atrocités des camps 19 February 2013

    Deux Nord-Coréens échappés de leur pays témoignent des atrocités des camps

    La faim, la torture, la violence extrême des gardiens... L'un d'eux a été forcé d'assister à l'exécution de sa propre mère.

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  • Témoignage de Shin Dong-Hyuk, exilé nord-coréen 19 February 2013

    Témoignage de Shin Dong-Hyuk, exilé nord-coréen

    Shin Dong-Hyuk est un exilé nord-coréen qui est né dans un camp de prisonniers en Corée du Nord. Il y a vécu 23 ans avant de s’échapper. Aujourd’hui, il a 30 ans. Il est à Genève aujourd’hui pour participer au Geneva Summit sur les droits humains. Par Céline Tzaud.

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  • Demanda hija del activista cubano Oswaldo Payá se indague su muerte 19 February 2013

    Demanda hija del activista cubano Oswaldo Payá se indague su muerte

    Por NTX | Notimex – mar, 19 feb 2013 Ginebra, 19 Feb (Notimex).- Rosa María Payá, hija del activista cubano Oswaldo Payá, quien murió en julio del año pasado, afirmó que la muerte de su padre no fue un accidente y demandó una investigación internacional independiente que aclare las circunstancias de su deceso.

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  • ‘The world does not give a damn’: Marina Nemat Tehran, Iran 19 February 2013

    ‘The world does not give a damn’: Marina Nemat Tehran, Iran

    By Nikole Wintermeier ‘Silence is a weapon of mass destruction’, Marina Nemat shouts into the microphone. Passionate and angry, Nemat explains her story and finishes by urging the international community to speak up and offer her the microphone instead of the Islamic officials responsible for the crimes against humanity. Raped, tortured and forced to marry her interrogator, Marina Nemat spent her teenage years in perpetual darkness.

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  • Interview with Kacem el Ghazzali 19 February 2013

    Interview with Kacem el Ghazzali

    By starkmannat Europe’s closest African neighbor, Morocco, might not be as European as we all thought. Kacem el Ghazzali came to speak today at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights to inform the world of the oppression he has faced for his outspoken atheism. Mr. Ghazzali was heavily persecuted throughout high school, so much so that he was forced to drop out. He is a public advocate for freedom of religion, speech, and thought, promoting his views through the media. Mr. Ghazzali is a member of the Executive Board of the Moroccan Blogger Association and CyberDissidents.org Blogger Board, as well as the author of the Bahmut blog, one of the most challenging and contentious blog in the Islamic world. His works and public calls for secularization of government and protection of human rights have made his life so oppressive in Morocco, he has been forced to seek asylum in Switzerland.

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  • The change we want in the world “will happen with education.” – Mukhtar Mai 19 February 2013

    The change we want in the world “will happen with education.” – Mukhtar Mai

    By Spencer Kimball The bold speakers of the “Summit for Human Rights and Democracy” formed the consensus that education could help solve the world’s problems. With endless issues plaguing the world, education can help prevent disasters of many kinds.

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  • Modern Day Slavery 19 February 2013

    Modern Day Slavery

    By Nikole Wintermeier Mauritania: a society built on modern-day slavery, racism, exclusion and rejection of a lower class of black people. Resembling modern apartheid that existed in South Africa, laws regulating slavery are passed based on religious fatouahs, backed by the countries leaders and ignored by the international community.

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  • “Our silence is a weapon of mass destruction” 19 February 2013

    “Our silence is a weapon of mass destruction”

    By Celine Stibolt Marina Nemat is an incredible woman. Imprisoned at the age of 16, she was held and tortured for 2 years, 2 months and 12 days. She lived a life no one deserves.

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  • ANSA Notiziario Generale: \"USA: GOOGLE, BENE A REVOCA EMBARGO WEB A IRAN, SUDAN\" 09 March 2010

    ANSA Notiziario Generale: "USA: GOOGLE, BENE A REVOCA EMBARGO WEB A IRAN, SUDAN"

    "E' un grande risultato" ha detto Robert Boorstin, direttore della comunicazione di Google nel corso di un dibattito internazionale a Ginevra su Internet, la censura ed i diritti umani. "Speriamo che aiuti attivisti di tutto il mondo. E' un piccolo passo su un lungo cammino da percorrere", ha affermato Boorstin....

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  • ANSA English Media Service: \"WEB CENSORSHIP UP SAYS GOOGLE\" 09 March 2010

    ANSA English Media Service: "WEB CENSORSHIP UP SAYS GOOGLE"

    "More than 40 countries have resorted to censorship at one time or another and Google has been interrupted in 25 countries," he told the second annual Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy, sponsored by non-governmental organisations like UN Watch and Freedom House. Boorstin stressed he did not "want to compare repressive regimes like Burma with Western democracies"...

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  • Wall Street Journal: \"Friend and Faux on Human Rights; Iran bids to join the U.N.’s rights body\" 08 March 2010

    Wall Street Journal: "Friend and Faux on Human Rights; Iran bids to join the U.N.’s rights body"

    Some of the world’s most courageous champions of human rights will convene today, Monday, March 8, in Geneva, seat of the United Nations’s Human Rights Council. But don’t expect the Council itself to welcome these distinguished visitors. The Geneva Summit-organized by groups such as U.N. Watch and Freedom House, and chaired by Poland’s Lech Walesa and the Czech Republic’s Vaclav Havel-will bring together political dissidents from China, Iran and Burma, rights activists for the Tibetan and Uighur peoples, a survivor of the North Korean gulag, plus a former Sudanese slave named Simon Deng... In Geneva today, the real truth tellers will be [at the Geneva Summit]...

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  • Radio Free Europe: \"Shadow Summit In Geneva Focusing On Neglected Rights Issues\" 08 March 2010

    Radio Free Europe: "Shadow Summit In Geneva Focusing On Neglected Rights Issues"

    Dissidents, diplomats, and NGO representatives from around the world have gathered in Geneva for a two-day summit aimed at giving voice to victims of the world’s worst human rights abuses...

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  • Communique de Presse: \"Dissidents et anciens prisonniers politiques organisent le Sommet de Genève\" 17 February 2010

    Communique de Presse: "Dissidents et anciens prisonniers politiques organisent le Sommet de Genève"

    Le 8 et 9 Mars 2010, en parallèle et en soutien de la session annuelle du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme de l’ONU, des dissidents de renommée internationale, des activistes des droits de l’homme et des experts se réuniront à Genève, en Suisse, pour appeler à agir contre les violations des droits de l’homme, pour soutenir les dissidents dans le monde et pour lancer un appel pour la liberté de l’Internet...

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  • Media Advisory: \"Dissidents, Ex-Political Prisoners Organizing Geneva Rights Summit\" 12 February 2010

    Media Advisory: "Dissidents, Ex-Political Prisoners Organizing Geneva Rights Summit"

    On March 8-9, 2010, to enhance the annual session of the UN Human Rights Council, renowned dissidents, rights activists and experts will come together in Geneva, Switzerland, to urge action against rights abusers, boost democracy dissidents worldwide, and issue a call for internet freedom. The second annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy, to be held at the Geneva International Conference Center, is organized by a global civil society coalition of 25 human rights groups, including UN Watch, Ibuka, Freedom House, and Burmese, Tibetan and Zimbabwean organizations (see list below), with support from the Canton of Geneva...

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