Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Turkey, more democracy against coup - Demirtaş

The way out of the chaos is not the state of emergency but more democracy, says HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş, highlighting that, already before the coup attempt, freedom and rights were restricted by an authoritarian one-man-rule, on power thanks to a 'civilian' coup against democratic opposition, independent media, Kurdish citizens.


The diplomacy of Good

It matters to me a lot to underline that after the terrible attack in Nice today’s initiative, which my association Gariwo has promoted together with our Embassy, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is an act of great moral courage.


The words of Faiza Abdul Wahab

"It was very naturally that my Dad did everything he could to help his fellow Tunisian citizens while they were threatened by an external danger because of their religion". The message of Faiza Abdul Wahab in honor of her father.


Letter from Faraaz Hussein's mother

Faraaz Hussein, the young man that during the attack in Dacca gave up saving himself in order not to desert his friends, is among the Righteous honoured at the Garden in Tunis. Here is his mother's testimony, that has been read during the opening ceremony of the Garden.


Italy-Tunisia, a relationship strengthened by the Righteous

In our times marked by conflicts and clashes, a great moral and political value is retained by the creation of a new Garden of the Righteous in Tunis - an initiative stemming from the cooperation between Gariwo and Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs. We talked about it with H.E.. The Italian Ambassador to Tunisia, Raimondo De Cardona


Turkey: Europe is standing by and watching

"We demand Europe not to be silent in the face of the assaults of Erdogan's regime against the democratic forces. You must support us, because in Turkey the press is reduced to silence". This is the call of Figen Yüksekdağ, feminist and socialist activist, and co-president  of HDP.


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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