Bangladesh: Threats and reprisals against Ms. Shampa Goswami

Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, [email protected] Dear Prime Minister, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I came to know that OMCT has been informed by reliable sources about the reprisals against Ms. Shampa Goswami, a staff member of the NGO Odhikar working on violence against women. She is among the most active [...]

Saudi Arabia: Detention of human rights defender Mr Issa Al Marzooq Nukheifi

His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, Office of the King, Saudi Arabia Your Excellency, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I came to know from Front Line – The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders about the situation. On 20 September 2012, the detention of human [...]

At Least 6 People Were Executed In Iran Today

According to official and unofficial reports from Iran at least six prisoners were executed in three different prisons today. One prisoner hanged in Western Iran According to the official Iranian news agency IRNA, one prisoner was hanged in the prison of Doroud, Lorestan Province (West of Iran). The prisoner who was not identified by name, [...]

Bangalore Mirror coverage of Murder: High Court takes cognisance of daughter’s plea: After 37 years, doc’s death reopened; to be probed as murder

High Court takes cognisance of daughter’s plea: After 37 years, doc’s death reopened; to be probed as murder (As written by Bangalore Mirror.Page 1. 19/09/2012) His daughter’s suspicions about the nature of his death were heightened when she was warned not to write about the incident in a blog. She approached the High Court, on [...]

Azerbaijan: Sentencing of human rights defender Mr Ilham Amiraslanov to two years imprisonment

President Ilham Aliyev, Office of the President, Azerbaijan Your Excellency, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I am came to know about the situaiton from Front Line Defenders. On 12 September 2012, human rights defender Mr Ilham Amiraslanov was sentenced to two years imprisonment by Sabirabad District Court. Ilham Amiraslanov is [...]

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