The political temperature in Islamabad seems to be rising every passing day. Federal government’s supporters who had earlier kept their mouths shut but they now have started holding public rallies which will surely heat up the political environment in Pakistan. The more political tension rises in Pakistan the more Imran Khan and Maulana Tahirul Qadari will benefit. Political crisis will prompt tension and tension will trigger violence and violence will invite the “elite force” to come forward (...)
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Pakistan on Brink of Political Change
25 August 2014, by Muhammad Younas
World Refugee Day: For the Right to Life
20 June 2014, by Basir Ahang
By Basir Ahang Translated by Alessandra Montesanto “For Human Rights - Milan Italy” On the occasion of the World Refugee Day The World Refugee Day is celebrated worldwide on June 20th. Held for the first time in 2001, by the United Nations, on occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Geneva Convention, this day celebrates the million people who are forced to leave their countries, every year, because of wars or persecutions.
Today there are more than 36 million refugees in the world, and this (...)
Sahar Parniyan, forced to go into hiding symbolizes plight of Afghan women and neglect of the West
11 October 2012, by Robert Maier
The case of Sahar Parniyan, the young Afghan actress who recently had to go into hiding in Kabul highlights the worsening situation for women in Afghanistan. Three of Sahar’s actress colleagues were assaulted and stabbed in a back alley while they were attempting to flee to a safer home a few weeks ago. One died. The others are in prison for suspected “immoral acts,” primarily because the lived in the same home, without men, and worked on a TV series that was critical of Karzai’s (...)
NT Human Rights award winner in Hobart for Australia Day
23 January 2012
The winner of the NT 2011 HUMAN RIGHTS ART AWARD, Mr Javad Javadi, a former mason, will be arriving in Hobart in time to celebrate Australia Day. Pontville Detention Centre is in receive mode awaiting his imminent arrival. Mr Javadi has produced some truly remarkable artworks including a model boat which won him the coveted award in Darwin in December and a model house, a cross between an Afghan traditional home and an Australian suburban dream home complete with swimming pool and garage. (...)
Greece: Rare Hate Crime Trial Opens
12 December 2011, by Human Rights Watch
(Athens) – The trial of three people for the September 2011 assault on an Afghan asylum seeker in Athens is a sobering reminder of increasing racist violence in Greece, Human Rights Watch said today. The trial, scheduled to begin on December 12, is the first of its kind since 1999 even though racist violence in Athens has increased over the last two or three years, reaching alarming proportions in 2011.
In the current trial, two men and one woman are accused of brutally beating and stabbing (...)
Implementation of the Elimination of Violence against Women law in Afghanistan has a long way to go
23 November 2011
KABUL 23 November 2011 – Judicial and law enforcement officials are so far implementing sporadically the two-year-old law supporting the equality and rights of Afghan women, and the Government has not yet succeeded in applying the law to the vast majority of cases of violence against women, the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report released today. “Judges, prosecutors and police in many parts of (...)
Afghanistan Istanbul conference: Regional cooperation urged to defend rights
1 November 2011, by Amnesty International
The Afghan government must work with neighbouring countries to protect human rights while facing an increasingly bloody insurgency, Amnesty International said today as a conference in Istanbul brought together officials from across the region. Heads of state from Afghanistan and Pakistan joined other regional officials and key partners – including the USA and NATO – at the conference to discuss a road map for Afghanistan’s security handover, planned for 2014. “The security of Afghan people (...)
Afghanistan: Key Conference Sidelining Women
30 October 2011, by Human Rights Watch
(Kabul) – Afghan women activists are at risk of being sidelined at a key international conference on Afghanistan’s future scheduled for December 5, 2011, in Germany, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Bonn Conference will take place on the 10th anniversary of the 2001 Bonn Conference, which marked the end of the Taliban era and the appointment of a transitional government headed by Hamid Karzai. The 2011 Bonn Conference will focus on three main issues: the transition of security forces as (...)
LEADING HEALTH ORGANISATIONS DEMAND IMMEDIATE ACTION ON MENTAL HEALTH STANDARDS IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION
25 October 2011
Following last night’s alarming look at life inside immigration detention centres on ABC TV’s Four Corners, key health and mental health organisations and mental health advocates are demanding the Government urgently review the standards of mental health care in all immigration detention centres.
As Four Corners highlighted, this issue is urgent and action needs to be taken now. The mental health of immigration detainees can’t wait until the political debate over the appropriateness of (...)
Navy SEALs “Take Out” 12 Year Old Afghan Girl
17 May 2011, by Matthew J. Nasuti (Former U.S. Air Force Captain)
Counter-insurgency requires patience. This process cannot be rushed. The key to victory is to make as few mistakes as possible.
On May 12, 2011, a U.S. Navy SEAL team killed a 12-year old Afghan girl named Nelofar Muhammed and then shot her uncle once in the chest, finishing him off with a shot to the head, execution-style. This is the same tactic used to kill Usama bin Laden. The SEALs then filed a false report with NATO/ISAF claiming that Nelofar was armed and fleeing and had to be (...)