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MIL-OSI NGOs: Bahrain: verdict against Sheikh Salman is ‘another nail in the coffin’ for free speech

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, Bahrain, CTF, DJF, English, freedom of expression, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Bahrain: verdict against Sheikh Salman is ‘another nail in the coffin’ for free speech

Source: Amnesty International – 28 Jan 2019, 12:54pm A demonstration against Sheikh Ali Salman’s arrest in 2015 © MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images ‘The Bahraini authorities must quash Sheikh Ali Salman’s conviction’ – Samah Hadid Responding to news that a Bahraini court has today upheld the conviction of the prominent opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, Amnesty International’s […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: Iran: more than 7,000 arrested last year in crackdown of ‘staggering scale’ – new figures

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, CTF, DJF, English, freedom of expression, Human Rights Defenders, Iran, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Trade Union Network, Women's Rights  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Iran: more than 7,000 arrested last year in crackdown of ‘staggering scale’ – new figures

Source: Amnesty International – Women protesting against being forced to wear headscarves among those rounded up ‘2018 will go down in history as a year of shame for Iran’ – Philip Luther The Iranian authorities arrested more than 7,000 people in a sweeping crackdown against protesters and dissidents in the past year, said Amnesty International […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: Northern Ireland: reported death threat against journalist condemned

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, CTF, DJF, English, freedom of expression, Journalists, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Northern Ireland, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Northern Ireland: reported death threat against journalist condemned

Source: Amnesty International – 18 Jan 2019, 05:06pm Amnesty calls for death threat to be lifted Amnesty International has condemned a death threat made against a Northern Ireland journalist, reportedly made by “criminal elements”, and called for the threat to be lifted immediately. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has reported the death threat against […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: Democratic Republic of Congo: authorities must re-open media outlets and end election crackdown

By   /  January 4, 2019  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, CTF, Democratic Republic of Congo, DJF, English, freedom of expression, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Democratic Republic of Congo: authorities must re-open media outlets and end election crackdown

Source: Amnesty International – 03 Jan 2019, 06:03pm The elections have seen numerous protests and recurrent outbreaks of deadly violence © Private Internet cut off and radio and TV stations targeted, while election results may be delayed beyond 6 January ‘This attack on freedom of expression and media freedom risks exacerbating an already tense and […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: Saudi Arabia: censorship of Netflix is further proof of ongoing crackdown

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, CTF, DJF, English, freedom of expression, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Saudi Arabia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Saudi Arabia: censorship of Netflix is further proof of ongoing crackdown

Source: Amnesty International – 02 Jan 2019, 01:57pm Netflix has defended decision to pull episode of Patriot Act show, saying it had to ‘comply with local law’  ‘Netflix is in danger of facilitating the Kingdom’s zero-tolerance policy on freedom of expression’ – Samah Hadid Responding to news that the US media company Netflix have removed […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: UAE: jailed economist’s health failing after prolonged hunger strike

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, CTF, DJF, English, freedom of expression, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Prisoner of conscience, Unfair trial, United Arab Emirates  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: UAE: jailed economist’s health failing after prolonged hunger strike

Source: Amnesty International – Prominent academic Dr Nasser bin Ghaith was jailed for ten years for Twitter comments  ‘The recent imprisonment of the British PhD student Matthew Hedges … shone an international spotlight on the UAE’s repressive practices’ – Samah Hadid The authorities in the United Arab Emirates must immediately and unconditionally release Dr Nasser […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: Stansted 15 verdict is ‘crushing blow’ for human rights in the UK

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, CTF, DJF, English, freedom of expression, Human Rights Defenders, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Stansted 15 verdict is ‘crushing blow’ for human rights in the UK

Source: Amnesty International – ‘This whole case will send a shiver down the spine of anyone who cares about the right to protest in our country’ – Kate Allen Following guilty verdicts today in the case of 15 people tried in relation to their attempt to prevent what they believed was the unlawful deportation of […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: Russia: 77-year-old human rights defender jailed for Facebook post

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, CTF, DJF, English, freedom of expression, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Russia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Russia: 77-year-old human rights defender jailed for Facebook post

Source: Amnesty International – 05 Dec 2018, 04:59pm ‘Lev Ponomarev is one of the pillars of the human rights movement in Russia’ – Natalia Zviagina The Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a 77-year-old human rights activist who was sentenced to 25 days administrative detention earlier today for calling for a solidarity protest, said […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: Vietnam: Activist accused of insulting national flag in ‘ludicrous’ charge

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, CTF, DJF, English, freedom of expression, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Vietnam  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Vietnam: Activist accused of insulting national flag in ‘ludicrous’ charge

Source: Amnesty International – 29 Nov 2018, 11:37am A charge of “insulting the national flag” against prominent Vietnamese human rights activist Huynh Thuc Vy amounts to an attack on freedom of expression by the authorities and must be dropped, Amnesty International said ahead of her trial on Friday. The charge, which carries a maximum penalty […]

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