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In Solidarity:Iranian Prisoner;Ronak Safarzadeh

December 8, 2009

In April 2009 Ronak Safarzadeh was sentenced to five years in prison for membership of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK – an armed Kurdish opposition group) and to one year for ‘propaganda against the state’.

According to her lawyer, Ronak’s activities were limited to work with an NGO affiliated to the Campaign for Equality, an initiative committed to ending legal discrimination against Iranian women. (more…)


In Solidarity:Prisoner Of Conscience;Zaw Htet Ko Ko

December 8, 2009

Ko Ko never believes in violence. He believes in fighting for human rights in a non-violent way. I’m very proud of my son.” – U Aung Myint, father of Zaw Htet Ko Ko, speaking to Amnesty International shortly after his son’s arrest on 13 October.

Zaw Htet Ko Ko is a young member of the 1988 Generation Students Group. (more…)

In Solidarity:Indonesia;Prisoner Of Conscience Johan Teterissa

December 8, 2009

JOHAN TETERISSA, a primary school teacher, is currently serving a 15-year sentence for leading a peaceful protest.He was arrested with 21 activists in June 2007 during a government-organised event in Ambon, the capital of Maluku province,attended by the President of Indonesia. (more…)

Singapore: Stop the execution of Yong Vui Kong

December 8, 2009

In an unprecedented development, Yong Vui Kong received a second stay of execution by the Court of Appeal in Singapore on 8 December, enabling his appeal to be heard. (more…)

In Solidarity:Deep Sea Settlement;Nairobi

December 8, 2009

THE DEEP SEA settlement, a Nairobi ‘slum’, is home to around 7,000 people who live under threat of forced eviction as private companies attempt to take the land for development.In 2005 contractors, with police support,evicted hundreds of people in the middle of the night and demolished their houses. (more…)

Call on the Indian Prime Minister to end 25 years of injustice for the people of Bhopal

December 8, 2009

Shortly before midnight on 2 December 1984 thousands of tonnes of deadly chemicals leaked from Union Carbide’s pesticide plant in Bhopal, central India. Around half a million people were exposed. Between 7,000 and 10,000 people died in the immediate aftermath and a further 15,000 over the next 20 years. (more…)

Towards Human Rights Base Policing in Malaysia

December 8, 2009

The Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police on 4 February 2004 made 125 recommendations focusing on three main areas of reform – crime reduction, eradicating corruption and observing human rights in policing the country. (more…)