2009 (23)
Dec 11 2009 1:52PM
Iraq, bombs and the return of aslyum seekers.
In the wake of this week's series of bombs in Iraq that left more one hundred people dead the refugee agency UNHCR has reiterated its deep concern about involuntary returns to Iraq amid the violence. UNHCR said it is shocked and sadden...
Nov 30 2009 10:31AM
Bhopal - 25 years after the world's worst industrial accident.
December 3rd (Thursday), is the 25th anniversary of the infamous Union Carbide gas leak in the Indian city of Bhopal. I recently travelled to Bhopal to document the horrendous legacy the population faces a quarter of century from the d...
Nov 29 2009 12:02PM
Bhopal - 25 years after the world's worst industrial accident.
December 3rd (Thursday), is the 25th anniversary of the infamous Union Carbide gas leak in the Indian city of Bhopal. I recently travelled to Bhopal to document the horrendous legacy the population faces a quarter of century from the d...
Nov 26 2009 9:30AM
Russia, neo-Nazis, Moscow
This is an interesting article published today by the Moscow Times about neo-Nazis and murders in the Russian capital. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/the-fight-against-fascists/390352.html Thanks for your time. Billy Bri...
Nov 23 2009 7:05PM
9/11, secret files and a miscarriage of justice.
Please read this excellent article today by Paul Lewis of The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/22/lotfi-raissi-secret-files-evidence Thanks for your time. Billy Briggs. www.billybriggs.co.uk
Nov 18 2009 9:43AM
Russia, murder, neo-Nazis.
Ivan Khurtoskoy was shot dead in Moscow on Monday. He was a friend of the recent murdered lawyer Stanislav Markelov. Please read the New York Times' report. http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/11/17/world/international-uk-russia-murder...
Nov 17 2009 4:47PM
Colombian human rights defender at risk
Colombian human rights defender at risk COLUMBIA Ingrid Vergara (f)and her daughter Cendy Torres Vergara(f) Female human rights defender Ingrid Vergara has received death threats and her daughter, 14-year-old Cendy Torres Vergara, has...
Nov 16 2009 10:53AM
Russian prisons, abuse of prisoners.
Please see below a report by Al Jazeera on the abuse of prisoners in Russia's prisons. Please note the footage contains scenes of graphic violence. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/11/2009111622955556546.html Billy Briggs....
Nov 16 2009 10:24AM
Yemen Crisis escalates.
This is a press release from the refugee agency, UNHCR, regarding fighting in the Yemen. More and more Yemeni civilians are fleeing embattled Sa’ada province in northern Yemen as the fighting between government troops and Al Houti forc...
Nov 15 2009 5:08PM
Israel's wall, repression, Berlin.
I found the following comment piece by David Pratt of the Sunday Herald timely and necessary. Any comments? http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/guest-commentary/berlin-wall-is-gone-but-israel-s-inhumane-barrier-still-stands-1.932163...
Nov 12 2009 10:07AM
neo-Nazis, Italy
From now on I'll be regularly adding links to stories about neo-Nazi across Europe. Please find below a report about Italy. www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3981437857 Thanks for your time. Billy Briggs. www.billybriggs.c...
Nov 10 2009 1:19PM
Yemen Crisis.
Please take the time to read the following press release from UNHCR regarding conflict in northern Yemen which is forcing hundreds of people into refugee camps. Heavy fighting forces 2,000 persons to flee in to Al Mazrak camp last week...
Nov 10 2009 1:19PM
Yemen Crisis.
Please take the time to read the following press release from UNHCR regarding conflict in northern Yemen which is forcing hundreds of people into refugee camps. Heavy fighting forces 2,000 persons to flee in to Al Mazrak camp last week...
Oct 14 2009 12:44PM
Geert Wilders
Wilders has won his appeal and comes to Britain on Friday. It will be interesting to see how this is used by the English Defence League who've been protesting in UK cities. Any thoughts? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/13/geer...
Oct 13 2009 1:10PM
Crisis in Yemen.
This is from UNHCR today about Yemen. Please take time to read. Thanks. www.billybriggs.co.uk The situation in the north of Yemen remains tense and volatile. The civilian population of Sa’ada governorate continues to flee to the surrou...
Sep 29 2009 5:57PM
Urgent action required.
This is from Amnesty's urgent action team. Please read. Thanks. Billy Briggs. www.billybriggs.co.uk SYRIAN KURD DISAPPEARS, RISKS TORTURE SYRIA Berzani Karro, who is 20, is now known to have been arrested at Damascus airport on 27 June...
Aug 25 2009 12:39PM
YEMEN CRISIS
This comes from UNHCR about Yemen. The escalation of fighting between Al Houthi rebels and the government forces in northern Yemen over the past few days is worsening what is already a dire and complex humanitarian emergency. UNHCR is...
Aug 25 2009 12:38PM
YEMEN CRISIS
This comes from UNHCR about Yemen. The escalation of fighting between Al Houthi rebels and the government forces in northern Yemen over the past few days is worsening what is already a dire and complex humanitarian emergency. UNHCR is...
Jul 15 2009 11:57PM
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVST MURDERED.
Please read this BBc report about the latest murder in Russia of a human rights activist. Her name was Natalia Estemirova and she was investigating alleged abuses by government-backed militias in Chechnya http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wor...
Mar 30 2009 2:38PM
BIG BROTHER...
I found the following article published yesterday by The Observer quite interesting. The author highlights a a new survey that has uncovered the extent to which the UK government is operating outside the law with regards to collecting...
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