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  • There's nothing clean about the Site C dam | Amnesty International Canada
    Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia There s nothing clean about the Site C dam Open letters February 11 2016 Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Canadian organizations condemn Peace River hydroelectric mega project for human rights violations Dear Prime Minister Our organizations are profoundly concerned that construction of the Site C dam is being pushed ahead despite the conclusion of a joint federal provincial environmental assessment that it would severely and permanently undermine Indigenous peoples use of the land harm rare plants and other biodiversity make fishing unsafe for at least a generation and submerge burial grounds and other crucial cultural and historical sites SITE C VIOLATES RIGHTS The construction of the Site C dam would severely affect Indigenous families Tell the Trudeau government to honour its promises and respect the Treaties The Site C dam is not just another resource development project It is one of the largest such projects currently underway in Canada For First Nations such as West Moberly and Prophet River which continue to challenge the project in court flooding the Peace Valley would take away one of the last remaining places where they can still practice their cultures and traditions In other words it would violate fundamental rights protected by Treaty 8 the Canadian Constitution and international human rights law When the federal and provincial governments approved the project they claimed that the severe harm that would be caused by Site C was justified by the energy and the jobs it will produce We strongly disagree Ignoring the rights of Indigenous peoples can never be justified Furthermore in this day and age there are far less damaging and less costly methods that could be used to meet British

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/theres-nothing-clean-about-site-c-dam (2016-02-13)
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  • Mexico: Crime reporter’s brutal murder highlights need for protection | Amnesty International Canada
    you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia Mexico Crime reporter s brutal murder highlights need for protection News releases February 10 2016 The discovery of the dead body of a Mexican crime reporter who had been kidnapped on Monday is a tragic reminder of the harrowing reality faced by thousands of journalists across Mexico one of the world s most dangerous countries for media workers said Amnesty International The lifeless body of Anabel Flores Salazar 32 was found in the state of Puebla a few kilometres from where she was kidnapped by armed men on Monday Anabel worked for a local newspaper in the violence ridden state of Veracruz one of the most dangerous states for journalists

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/mexico-crime-reporter%E2%80%99s-brutal-murder-highlights-need-protection (2016-02-13)
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  • Yemen: Huthi forces block vital hospital supplies fuelling humanitarian crisis in Ta’iz | Amnesty International Canada
    News releases February 09 2016 The Huthi armed group and forces allied to it are endangering the lives of thousands of civilians in the southern city of Ta iz by blocking the entry of crucial medical supplies and food over the past three months in blatant violation of international humanitarian law said Amnesty International Testimony gathered by the organization from 22 residents and medical staff living in Yemen s third largest city paints an alarming picture of civilian suffering and hardship Most of the city s hospitals have shut down and the few that remain open are on the verge of collapse due to a lack of supplies One resident s new born baby died hours after he was born because of severe oxygen shortages at the city s hospitals The Huthi forces appear to be deliberately barring the entry of civilian goods including vital medical supplies and food fuelling a humanitarian crisis with devastating consequences for residents of Ta iz said James Lynch Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International Blocking humanitarian aid is a serious violation of international humanitarian law Residents are effectively trapped within an enclave of Ta iz and depriving them of basic necessities amounts to collective punishment of the civilian population All routes into and out of Ta iz are controlled by the Huthi armed group and its allies Restrictions on entering and leaving the city have tightened significantly since the conflict began Only al Duhi crossing to the west of the city has remained open on an intermittent basis leaving residents largely trapped inside Residents told Amnesty International that members of the Huthi armed group and its allies have stopped civilians crossing checkpoints from bringing in fruit vegetables meat clothes as well as gas cylinders for cooking and oxygen cylinders destined for hospitals in some cases confiscating the goods International humanitarian law absolutely prohibits the blocking of medical supplies All parties to the conflict must allow unimpeded passage of impartial humanitarian relief for civilians Amnesty International spoke to five doctors in Ta iz who said they are desperately in need of more anaesthetics oxygen and surgical instruments to treat patients injured during ongoing fighting between Huthi and anti Huthi armed groups inside the city Only four local hospitals within the enclave remain functional Even these open and close sporadically depending on whether they manage to get hold of medical supplies which in most cases have been smuggled in via a smuggling route over a mountain south of the city around 3 000m high Mohammad Shihabi took his new born baby son to five different hospitals in December in a frantic search for oxygen but was unable to get the supplies needed to save his son s life My son was 14 hours old when he died When he was born the doctors told us he needed intensive care and oxygen because he didn t have enough fluids We took him to every hospital we possibly could before he finally died I

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/yemen-huthi-forces-block-vital-hospital-supplies-fuelling-humanitarian-crisis-ta%E2%80%99iz (2016-02-13)
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  • Mexico faces devastating human rights crisis as Pope Francis prepares visit | Amnesty International Canada
    we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia Mexico faces devastating human rights crisis as Pope Francis prepares visit Media advisories February 08 2016 Released Tuesday 9 February 2016 00 01 GMT Mexico is facing a human rights crisis of epidemic proportions with disappearances torture and brutal murders becoming the hallmarks of the country said Amnesty International ahead of a state visit by Pope Francis As soon as he sets foot on Mexico City Pope Francis will come face to face with one of the most troubling human rights crises in the whole of the Americas said Erika Guevara Rosas Americas Director at Amnesty International From the tens of thousands of people who have gone missing to the widespread use of torture and rising numbers of killings of women to the utter lack of ability to investigate crimes human rights abuses have become shorthand for Mexico We

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/mexico-faces-devastating-human-rights-crisis-pope-francis-prepares-visit (2016-02-13)
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  • Sir Richard Branson joins Amnesty International’s Global Council | Amnesty International Canada
    Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia Sir Richard Branson joins Amnesty International s Global Council News releases February 08 2016 Released 00 01 GMT 09 February 2016 Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is to join Amnesty International s prestigious Global Council the organization announced today As a conistent and very visible advocate on social justice issues Sir Richard Branson s voice joining Amnesty s will be a force multiplier An influential global figure his efforts will help our messages reach more people around the world mobilizing them to stand up for human rights said Salil Shetty Secretary General of Amnesty International I am excited and deeply honoured to join Amnesty International s Global Council For more than five decades Amnesty has been an unwavering champion of the idea that human rights are universal and non negotiable speaking truth to power giving hope to the oppressed the tyrannized and the disenfranchised said Sir Richard Branson I look forward to working with my fellow councillors and Amnesty s wonderful team to advance this important mission Sir Richard Branson has long championed human rights issues around the world advocating an

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/sir-richard-branson-joins-amnesty-international%E2%80%99s-global-council (2016-02-13)
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  • Central Africa Republic: Strengthen peacekeepers to prevent renewed violence | Amnesty International Canada
    report Mandated to protect equipped to succeed Strengthening peacekeeping in Central African Republic analyses how major gaps in personnel and equipment resulted in UN peacekeepers failure to prevent and contain a serious outbreak of violence in Bangui in September 2015 that led to the death of over 75 people including many civilians The organization is calling for a major review of the apparent failure to protect civilians in September 2015 including of MINUSCA s capacity to carry out its mandate covering factors such as training equipment coordination and the number of operational uniformed and civilian personnel MINUSCA s presence in CAR has saved many lives and prevented much bloodshed but the extreme violence that erupted in Bangui in September 2015 exposed the Mission s weaknesses However today it still lacks the resources it needs to adequately protect civilians said Steve Cockburn Amnesty International s Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa Ensuring the peacekeeping force is well equipped to prevent and contain large scale violence as well as support the government in ensuring justice must be an absolute priority to help end the cycle of conflict and injustice that has blighted CAR for so much of its history On 31 January 2016 the French Minister of Defence announced that the majority of the country s 900 troops present in CAR will be withdrawn by the end of the year adding urgency to such a review September s outbreak of violence Despite the presence of 2 660 UN police and military personnel in Bangui MINUSCA forces were unable to adequately contain violence that erupted there on 26 September At least 75 people mostly civilians were killed over a period of three days Homes were destroyed 42 000 others were displaced and at least a dozen women were raped in a single district on the first day alone One 18 year old woman told Amnesty International how she was raped on 26 September I went to the market for shopping I heard gunfire I ran back home but near the office of the local red cross I was stopped by six men wearing military uniforms They put some cardboard on the ground A young man and an old man raped me Amnesty International found that MINUSCA were unable to respond to some requests from medical personnel to help transfer casualties on 27 September One medic told the organization We received 25 wounded of whom 13 severely so and we could not take them to the hospital with our vehicle because access was blocked due to insecurity My staff called MINUSCA for help and MINUSCA said they couldn t come The day after we lost six of those severely injured According to witnesses interviewed by Amnesty International MINUSCA did not intervene in key areas of conflict until the second day of violence and did not take action to take down roadblocks manned by armed groups until the third day Under equipped to respond While the weakness of the CAR state was regularly

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/central-africa-republic-strengthen-peacekeepers-prevent-renewed-violence (2016-02-13)
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  • UAE: After 18 Months of Arbitrary Detainment, the Charges and Prosecution Case File is Shocking, Baseless and Built Merely on Confessions Obtained by Torture | Amnesty International Canada
    for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia UAE After 18 Months of Arbitrary Detainment the Charges and Prosecution Case File is Shocking Baseless and Built Merely on Confessions Obtained by Torture Joint Press Release February 05 2016 Canadian Citizen Detained in UAE for 527 Days For over 500 days Salim Alaradi s family and human rights organizations have been stressing that Alaradi is a political prisoner a victim of regional politics and his detainment is related to internal Libyan affairs Today lawyers confirmed that the prosecution file confirms exactly this On January 18 2016 Canadian citizen Salim Alaradi as well as American nationals Kamal and Mohamed ElDarat charged in the same case learnt of their charges for the first time in court Paul Champ Alaradi s Canadian lawyer described the charges as bizarre Alaradi denied all charges that alleged he funded supported and co operated with two Libyan organizations Libyan Dawn a Libyan military operation and the February 17 Brigade a legitimate military body which formed during the 2011 revolution and no longer exists The UAE has alleged that both are terrorist organizations but neither entity named in the charges is listed by the Libyan government Canadian government US government or the United Nation as terrorist entities Alaradi s lawyer did not have access to him prior to the January 18th hearing Canadian officials were allowed to visit Alaradi on January 20th and described Alaradi in a state of shock and fear from these unanticipated and fabricated charges which is understandable the charges can lead to the death penalty or life imprisonment His UAE local lawyer was finally permitted to visit him on January 24th but it was a monitored visit The United Arab Emirates prosecutor restricted access to the case file until recently on January 28th To Alaradi legal counsel s dismay the case is strictly built on confessions signed by Alaradi

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/uae-after-18-months-arbitrary-detainment-charges-and-prosecution-case-file-shocking-baseless (2016-02-13)
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  • News | Amnesty International Canada
    2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us News Home Media Awards Multimedia News Latest Updates Filter by Type of News Any News releases News updates Public statements Coalition letters Media advisories Media briefings Open letters Q A Backgrounders Articles Annual reports Campaign digests Actions Court decisions Event notices External actions External websites Memos multimedia Films Slideshows Videos Petitions Treaties Media advisories February 05 2016 Iraq Authorities turn blind eye to Shi a militia vicious reprisal killings Learn More News releases February 05 2016 Turkey Authorities must ensure safe passage for Syrians fleeing Aleppo attacks Learn More News releases February 05 2016 China Authorities revelations on detained Hong Kong booksellers smoke and mirrors Learn More Joint Press Release February 04

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news?newstype=All&page=1 (2016-02-13)
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