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Saudi arms ship: campaigners track movements of vessel laden with weapons

The Bahri Yanbu leaving the port of Santander in Spain earlier this afternoon © Pasaje Seguro

The ‘Bahri Yanbu’, laden with Belgian weapons, docked at Tilbury last week Is now headed to Italy after being blocked by protesters in France ‘Was there a transit licence for this vessel to dock at a UK port?’ - Oliver Feeley-Sprague Responding to the latest news concerning the voyage of a Saudi Arabian vessel - the Bahri Yanbu - laden with arms and currently sailing toward the port of Genoa in Italy, Ara Marcen Naval, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Arms Control and Human Rights, said: “This is a serious test of EU countries’ resolve to uphold their obligations under the Arms

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Aug 24 2017 3:47PM
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Nearly 100,000 people join call to end discrimination against Roma in Europe

Amnesty International will hand in a petition tomorrow signed by nearly 100,000 people across the globe calling on the European Commission to take action to end the continuing widespread discrimination faced by Roma people across Europe. The 93,165 signatures were collected over the last two months as part of Amnesty’s “Human rights here, Roma rights now” campaign. Meanwhile, today Roma activists are holding a special breakfast outside the European Commission in Brussels. The ‘Start your day with justice and human rights’ breakfast at the Berlaymont provides an opportunity for Commission

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Europe: New Amnesty report reveals Muslims discriminated against for demonstrating their faith

European governments must do more to challenge the negative stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims that are fuelling discrimination across the continent, a new report by Amnesty International reveals today. Marco Perolini, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination, said: “Muslim Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights are being denied jobs and girls prevented from attending regular classes just because they wear traditional forms of dress, such as the headscarf. Men can be dismissed for wearing beards associated with Islam. “Rather than countering these prejudices

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Belgium veil ban sets dangerous precedent in Europe, says Amnesty

Amnesty International has condemned an overwhelming vote by the lower house of the Belgian parliament on Thursday in favour of legislation banning the wearing of full-face veils in public. One hundred and forty one parliamentarians voted for the measure, two abstained and none opposed it. Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination in Europe, John Dalhuisen said: “A complete ban on the covering of the face would violate the rights to freedom of expression and religion of those Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who wear the burqa or the niqab as an expression of

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Belgium: Full-face veil ban would breach international law

Amnesty International is urging the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of full-face veils anywhere in public as the country’s Chamber of Deputies prepares to vote on the issue today. Amnesty International Interim Secretary General Claudio Cordone said: “A general ban on the wearing of full-face veils would violate the rights to freedom of expression and religion of those Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who choose to express their identity or beliefs in this way. “At the same time the Belgian authorities must make sure that all

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Sep 10 2008 11:20PM
Music again and a Protestzanger!

A singer I have liked for years is June Tabor and she is doing a concert in Gent, Belgium on 10 Nov. 2008 with Huw Warren and Mark Emerson. The concert is to mark four important anniversaries including 90 years since the 1918 Armistice...

Council of Europe report: European countries must do more to prevent rendition flights

Amnesty International (AI) welcomes the call from the European Union Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini for European governments to cooperate fully with the Council of Europe's investigation into 'extraordinary renditions' and secret detention centres. The Council of Europe's interim report makes clear that the response from some European countries has not been sufficient. The governments of both the UK and Romania, for example, have cited their confidence in assurances offered by the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Amnesty believes that such assurances cannot be regarded as

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