Iranian Women Activists jailed

Urgent human rights alert from the Women’s Learning Partnership:
“Thirty-four of our colleagues and partners in the Iranian women’s movement were arrested on Sunday, March 4 outside of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. They were staging a peaceful protest against the increasing government pressure on civil society activists and, in particular, the trial of five women activists charged […]

SLAVE BRITAIN: twenty first century trade in human lives

A photography exhibition at St. Paul’s Cathedral which documents the ordinary lives and everyday locations caught up in human trafficking, and calls for an end to this illegal 21st century trade. The exhibition seeks to expose the reality of trafficking and the action needed to tackle it.
Running until the 29th March, produced by Panos Pictures, […]

Eye on Backbiting Muslims

Yes indeed. Funny title I know - but instead of being fast asleep here i am browsing the net which i haven’t had a chance to do in a while. i visited a very strange blog which i haven’t seen in ages but caught my attention a while back - eye on gay muslims - […]

UN calls on the US to stop all forms of torture now!

“The USA should take immediate measures to eradicate all forms of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by its military or civilian personnel, in any territory under its jurisdiction”
UN Committee against Torture
“Since AI started highlighting specific cases of Guantánamo detainees, 16 of them have been released from US detention. Of those detainees transferred to […]

Amnesty International: Report on Human Rights 2006

Report 2006 - The State of the world’s human rights:
“This Amnesty International Report documents human rights abuses in 150 countries around the world. It highlights the need for governments, the international community, armed groups and others in positions of power or influence to take responsibility. It also reflects the vitality of human rights activists globally, […]