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MEPs label law on prisoners in Turkey “a great disappointment”

Turkish ruling parties have decided to “deliberately expose the lives of those whom they consider political opponents to the risk of the deadly COVID 19”, warn MEPs

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Revelación cartas confirman cooperación de la UE en la violación de DD.HH de emigrantes en Libia

Varias cartas hechas públicas confirman la cooperación necesaria de organismos de la UE en la detención de refugiados en alta mar por parte de la Guardia Costera de Libia, contraviniendo las resoluciones judiciales del máximo tribunal comunitario

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Italy prison riots appeal

Thirteen dead prisoners. A staggering number

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For  Ahmet Altan – in a Turkish  prison

“Wounds are so deep and painful in these countries that in order to clean those wounds you have to use your pen like a scalpel”,  Ahmet Altan

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Turkey: Decision to re-arrest writer Ahmet Altan a scandalous injustice

Ahmet Altan has committed no crime. He was released last Monday, following a unanimous court decision. His three years of pre-trial detention are a travesty of justice as is the sentence imposed on him.

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Costa Rica anuncia que será candidata a elección en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas

Costa Rica, mediante declaraciones hechas por su Presidente, ha anunciado oficialmente que intentará obtener un escaño en el seno del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas

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Global Witness: 164 land and environment defenders killed in 2018

In 2018, Global Witness documented 164 killings of land and environmental defenders

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Turkish government sent Syrian refugees to Afrin

The Governorship of Istanbul announced on 22 July that the Syrian refugees not registered in the city would have to leave Istanbul in less than a month

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Ireland and the tragedy of refugees

I have just finished reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Christy was a volunteer working with families fleeing war in Syria

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Six Counties: Direct Rule from London a step closer 

Full Direct Rule from London is a step closer after the British government unexpectedly allowed moves at Westminster to bring same-sex marriage and abortion to the north of Ireland

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