Friday, May 20, 2011

The good, the not so good and an upcoming event

This week we have bunch of good news stories to share with you. A total of thirteen individuals deemed at risk, from Bangladesh, Cameroon, China and Zimbabwe have all recently been released from detention. Amnesty International Urgent Actions had been issued for all of them. For more details, click here

Not so good
A reprieve has been grant but it might only be temporary. Amnesty International is still closely monitoring the situation in the Ugandan Parliament regarding the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill. As the incumbent members of Parliament left office ahead of the new members that will be sworn in next week, the bill had yet to be discussed. If passed, persons accused of homosexuality could face charges as drastic as the death penalty. Watch this space. For more details, click here

Upcoming events

For those of you who haven’t already heard, next Monday, 23rd May, for the first time in Australia, Ms Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will be giving a public presentation. She will join a panel discussion which includes one of Australia's most prominent and well-respected Aboriginal Elders Professor Patrick Dodson and Director of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Paris Aristotle AM. For more details, click here

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