December 2013 (8)
Dec 31 2013 8:47PM
India: Women and children regularly raped and abused
Various research and case studies have been conducted on the treatment of women and young girls in India and other south Asian communities, and have illustrated that females are considered subpecies by much of the male populace and are...
Dec 31 2013 7:01PM
CHILDREN DETAINED FOR 'RIOTING'
10-year-old Jehad Nabeel al-Samee’ and 13-year-old ‘Abdullah Yousif al-Bahraini, are being held in a juvenile detention centre for investigation. They were brought before the Juvenile Prosecution on 18 December, accused of “attacking a...
Dec 31 2013 5:03PM
Bahrain: Children detained, threatened
Two young Bahraini cousins, namely Sayed Tameem Majed Ahmad Majed and Sayed Hashim Alwai Ahmad Majed, have been detained by the Bahraini authorities since 8 December 2013. 13-year-old Sayed Tameem was arrested at approximately 3.10pm i...
Dec 24 2013 6:14PM
Migrant workers in Qatar and Saudi Arabia suffer extreme abuse and human rights violations
The plight of migrant workers in Middle Eastern countries is a topic of great concern and was a point of great discussion for the recent International Migrants Day 2013. Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been highlighted as major culprits in...
Dec 18 2013 2:39PM
Mali: Children detained and tortured by security forces
Five Malian children have been detained in a military detention centre for over seven months. They are being held in poor conditions at the Gendarmerie camp in Bamako, along with adult detainees. The five children between the ages of 1...
Dec 17 2013 12:59PM
Northern Ireland: Church child abuse reports are 'inadequate'
Recent reports published by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, have been dismissed as inadequate and are no substitute for a proper independent investigation into clerical child sex abuse throughout No...
Dec 16 2013 3:23PM
Egypt: Schoolboy detained, as supports ex-president
Khaled Mohamed Bakara, a 15-year-old high-school student who attended Balteem Secondary School in Kafr el-Sheikh governorate, was arrested on 25 November at his school. He was arrested simply because he was using stationery with a symb...
Dec 4 2013 2:20PM
Brazil: Families left homeless, threatened by gunmen
Four community leaders, namely José Santana, Nena Rodrigues do Nascimento, João Rosa de Souza Filho and Antonio Gaspar Ribeiro, along with 60 families in rural communities in Maranhão have been forcibly evicted, threatened and “marked...