Good News for March 2014

Jean Claude Duvalier - Haiti

AI has welcomed the decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of 'President for Life' Jean-Claude Duvalier. This is a major boost for the victims in their long quest for truth and torture. This involves victims of torture, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations.

Tsilhqot'in/ New Prosperity Mine - Canada

AI Canada is celebrating the decision of the government of Canda to reject a proposed gold-copper mine on the traditional territory of the Tsilhqot'in people in British Columbia. The assessment panel concluded that the proposed mine would have severe and irreversible impacts on the culture and traditional practices of these people. Also the Environment Minister ruled that the significant environmental impacts could not be justified.

Elena Klimova - Russia

This Russian journalist was accused of anti-gay 'propaganda' but has been told that she can continue her project 'Children404', which offers a lifeline to Russian teenagers. In January she was charged under Russia's new anti gay propaganda law for running this website, offering support to LGBTI teenagers.

Written by Jess Lynde on behalf of our researcher, Pam Thickett

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