Africa

  • 11 Aug 2013

    EGYPT – Using children and women in political demonstrations.

    Geneva- International Gulf Organization said that “using children and women in political demonstrations and sit-ins by the former President Mohamed Morsi supporters is a flagrant violation of human rights”. Reports confirmed using the protesters and demonstrators for women and children as human shields, which considered to be  ” Child trafficking”, and reportedly The supporters of the former president used the children in the political conflict ongoing;, where they conduct demonstrations by a group of children under the slogan “children... read more


  • Egypt Says It's Committed to Freedom of Expression 04 Apr 2013

    Egypt Says It's Committed to Freedom of Expression

    Egypt’s presidential spokesman insisted that Egypt’s Islamist government is “strongly committed” to freedom of expression, as reported by the Associated Press. The London-based Amnesty International, however, warned in a statement of an “alarming new escalation of politically-motivated judicial harassment and arrests” in Egypt. Presidential spokesman Omar Amer said, “The presidency did not submit any complaints” to the prosecutor’s office. The case of the comedian, questioned this week over accusations he insulted the president and Islam on his weekly TV... read more


  • Angola Police Detain 18 at Rights Rally: Activists 31 Mar 2013

    Angola Police Detain 18 at Rights Rally: Activists

    Angolan police arrested 18 activists staging a rare anti-government rally in the capital Luanda on Saturday, demonstration organizers said. read more


  • Egypt's Prosecutor General Orders Arrest of Well-Known Satirist 31 Mar 2013

    Egypt's Prosecutor General Orders Arrest of Well-Known Satirist

    Egypt’s prosecutor-general on Saturday ordered the arrest of the country’s best-known satirist, Bassam Youssef read more


  • White House condemns assaults on women at Egyptian demonstrations 30 Mar 2013

    White House condemns assaults on women at Egyptian demonstrations

    The New York Times reported that on January 25, the second anniversary of the Tahrir Square revolution in Cairo, at least 18 cases of sexual assaults were reported by human groups. read more


  • Tunisian Protesters Join Lawmakers’ Call for Women’s Affairs Minister to Resign 30 Mar 2013

    Tunisian Protesters Join Lawmakers’ Call for Women’s Affairs Minister to Resign

    Dozens of angry Tunisians brandishing shoes on Friday demanded the resignation of the minister of women’s affairs, read more


  • Somalia refugees abused and raped – Human Rights Watch 28 Mar 2013

    Somalia refugees abused and raped – Human Rights Watch

    Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Rights Watch (HRW) campaign group. The abuse takes place at the hands of armed groups, including government forces, it says. In the report, women who fled famine and conflict describe being gang-raped in camps in the capital, Mogadishu. HRW says that even though the new Somali government which came to power in September last year has made some impressive statements, it has... read more


  • Egyptian prosecutor issues arrest warrants for five activists 26 Mar 2013

    Egyptian prosecutor issues arrest warrants for five activists

    Egypt‘s top prosecutor issued arrest warrants on Monday for five activists at the forefront of the country’s revolution on suspicion of inciting violence against members of the president’s Muslim Brotherhood. A statement posted on the attorney general’s official Facebook page said that all five had been banned from travelling abroad. The prosecutor also issued summons for a sixth activist, Nawara Negm, the daughter of Egypt’s best-known satirical poet, for questioning over the same allegations. The warrants came a day after... read more


  • Somalia announces judicial conference on Human Rights 22 Mar 2013

    Somalia announces judicial conference on Human Rights

    President of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sh Mohamud has hosted the UN’s Independent Human Rights Expert on Somalia, Shamsul Bari, for a constructive round of human rights discussion in Villa Somalia. Speaking to media after their meeting, President Hassan Sheikh began by sending his condolences to the victims and the families of the latest car bomb in Mogadishu, and then turned to the issue of Human Rights in Somalia: “Somalia is now looking to join the... read more


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