Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Human Rights Action update August 15-21

Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012

Our friend Tilly has called our attention to the plight of native tribes in Brazil. One tribe has been reduced to five members as a result of systematic genocide practiced against them by white settlers. Please send the prepared letter to the Minister of Justice.

Azerbaijani political activist Faraj Karimov and his brother Siraj Karimov have complained of torture in detention to make them “confess” to drug-related crimes.  Please act on their behalf.

Five youth members and two officials from Cambodia’s main opposition party are facing arbitrary and politically motivated legal action over a protest which ended in violence on 15 July 2014. Please protest the use of the court system for political purposes.

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