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Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi released - he's a symbol of the opposition to Ahmadinejad

The dissident director arrested in March has been freed on bail. He had begun a protest hunger strike some days ago. Over the past few weeks there had been worldwide calls for his release, including those of many Hollywood stars taking part into the Cannes festival, whose jury he had been invited to join.

The Righteous and the European conscience - final meeting of the "Storia e Memoria" contest

Bologna - 25th May 2010
The meeting "The Righteous, totalitarianism and European conscience" marks the conclusion of the national Contest organized by Fermi scientific high school for the Network Agreement “Storia e Memoria” (“History and Memory”) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

The woman in trousers flees abroad

Lubna Hussein wore the niqab to flee Sudan. The journalist who defied Omar Bashir's regime to advocate women's freedom to wear what they like and for this reason was sentenced to 40 lashes, now lives in Paris and shares her time between writing and activism.

New trials in Argentina - ex dictators arrested

Crackdown on Reynaldo Bignone, Jorge Rafael Videla and José Martinez de Hoz, among the guilty for the tragedy of desaparecidos. They are charged with tortures, murders and abductions, also of babies.

The world remembers the Armenian genocide - 24th April 1915-2010

Turkish intellectuals launch a call to commemorate the genocide in Istanbul and write: "This mourning is for all of us". Rome's Armenian Community promotes the awareness campaign "I do remember".

Let's plant a tree for Neda together

The Association for the Milan Garden of the Righteous chose to dedicate one of the new trees to be planted at Monte Stella to Neda Soltan, symbol of the protests for freedom in Iran. Join the group on Facebook and let's plant her tree together so that the cry of the young Iranian people doesn't remain unheard.

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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