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Persecutions

Do you remember Ken Saro-Wiwa? - 15 years after his murder

In 1995 the Nigerian activist who had fought for the rights of his people, the Ogonis, trampled on by the oil companies, was murdered at the end of a farce trial. A collection of short tales entitled as Forest of Flowers expresses his anger and hope.


Sakineh's stoning an impending danger - warning from an NGO

According to the International Committee against Executions Tehran would have authorized the killing of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman accused of her husband's murder.


The other Schindlers - a book about the Righteous' reasons

The book about the Righteous' motivations by Agnes Grunwald-Spier, a Holocaust survivor of Hungarian descent now residing in the UK, was presented in the United Kingdom. The author, who quoted Gabriele Nissim's work, said: "I wrote this book for my sons. My story is theirs, too".


"Let's open Gaza to weaken Hamas"

According to the journalist and writer it is necessary to let the inhabitants of the strip experience diversity and plurality by allowing freedom of movement. This can be an answer to Islamic fundamentalism.


Simon Wiesenthal, a new biography - the life of the "Nazi hunter"

Historian Tom Segev wrote a book about the Holocaust survivor entitled Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends


New call from Vaclav Havel - for the release of Liu Xiaobo

Former President of the Czech Republic Havel and South African Archbishop Tutu ask for the liberation of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in a Washington Post article. In their opinion China can "stand on the side of justice, free Liu Xiaobo and immediately end the house arrest imposed on his wife".


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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