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20 theses on #Ukraine/#Russia: recap.
1 We must act not only for Ukraine to win, completely, but also for Russia to lose, fully.
Let's stop fearing a collapse of Russia (which some weak minds are more worried about than Ukraine's victory).
A #Thread
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2 There can be neither negotiations (apart from one-off issues like prisoner exchanges) with Putin's regime, nor peace talks.
Any hint of this weakens us.
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3 The discourse in favor of such discussions, such as "we will have to sit down at the negotiating table", is either a sign of ignorance of the danger of this regime, or a propaganda narrative.
It would lead to a betrayal of our commitments to Ukraine and put us in danger.
3/20
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Being a Woman is a dangerous job.

You may be killed by Islamic Morality Police like #Masha_Amini
Or raped and killed by a Police Officer like #SarahEverard

You may lose your Human Rights like the Women in #Afghanistan
* No higher Education, no Work, no Healthcare, no Voice
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You may lose your Right to Control your Body. Forced pregnancies.
Like the #GOP wants to do to the Women and Girls in the States.

Or maybe you Never had any Rights like in Saudi Arabia. (Now things are a bit better.)
Maybe you were simply killed cause you were a babygirl.
2/3
Like some people used to do in China.

Today Women and Girls are Victims of #WarCrimesofRussia too.

Ladies, aren't we Blessed?!!!

Remember to #Vote when and where you can. Be seen and heard.
Justice. Equality. We are not Less.
#HumanRights are #WomensRights too.
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1. Update on Siphosami Malunga’s continued persecution in #Zimbabwe

Yesterday 23/9/2022 the SAHRDN was at Tsholotsho Magistrate Court observing the trial of HRD @SiphoMalunga and his 2 business partners who face charges of unlawfully occupying a farm they bought in 2019
2. The case raises many issues including, #HumanRights, #ConstitutionalRights, #PropertyRights which are all protected in terms of the 2013 Zimbabwe constitution. It also raises questions on whether #Zimbabwe is open for business and a safe investment destination
3. Case also a test of separation of powers/rule of law in #Zimbabwe. From Court proceedings Executive is desirous of acquiring the farm despite NOT serving any notice of such intention to owners. High Court and Supreme Court ruled that Siphosami et al must continue on the farm
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"#Israel vuole un'altra #Intifada, non c'è dubbio. Non c'è altra spiegazione dietro l'atteggiamento sfrenato degli ultimi mesi, anche se non è chiaro quale possibile beneficio potrà derivare da ulteriori e inutili spargimenti di sangue. ⬇2
Inutile, ma #Israele lo vuole: quello che sta facendo ultimamente nei territori occupati porterà inevitabilmente a un'altra #Intifada.
Israele lo sa bene.
Quindi, si deve concludere che questo è quello che vuole. ⬇3
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🎇⚖️PATHBREAKING CLIMATE JUSTICE WIN TODAY! The #UN Human Rights Committee finds that Australia violated its #humanrights obligations by failing to take adequate climate action and requests full remedy for impacted Torres Strait Islanders
theguardian.com/australia-news…
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2-📌The case is particularly important in the context of an emerging groundswell of judicial victories for #ClimateJustice as it breaks new grounds with regards to the duty of the States to provide remedy in the context of climate-related #LossAndDamage
3-🗣️Let us celebrate the courage and boldness of plaintiffs and lawyers who brought their complaint to the UN after decades of inaction by the Australian government. This case will have ripple effects beyond what one can imagine today.
👏@SMarjanacCE @MferiaTinta @ClientEarth
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#Israel, Stato di diritto?

Il capo della polizia israeliana si schiera con l'ufficiale che sparò ed uccise un 32enne palestinese autistico. ⬇1/15

#Palestine #ApartheidIsrael #IsraeliOccupation #IsraeliCrimes #HumanRights #SanctionIsrael #22settembre

haaretz.com/israel-news/20…
"Il capo della polizia israeliana #KobiShabtai ha pubblicamente sostenuto l'ufficiale di polizia di frontiera accusato dello sconsiderato omicidio del maggio 2020 di #EyadAlHallaq, un giovane palestinese autistico. ⬇2
Nel discorso tenuto ad una cerimonia della polizia di frontiera, il capo della polizia ha affermato che lui e l'attuale comandante della polizia di frontiera #AmirCohen sostengono l'ufficiale e gli sono stati accanto in questi anni. ⬇3
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Soziale Verfolgung im Nationalsozialismus:
Die „Bettlerrazzien“ vom 18.9.33 bis zum 23.9.33
Armut und Obdachlosigkeit bestimmten das Leben sehr vieler Menschen besonders seit der Weltwirtschaftskrise 1929. Seit der Machtübergabe an die Nationalsozialisten waren die Menschen
zusätzlich in Gefahr, ins Visier der Verfolger zu geraten. Die „Bettlerrazzien“ des September 1933 waren der Auftakt zur Verfolgung der sogenannten „Asozialen“. In der Pressekampagne, die dazu lanciert wurde, hieß es zum Beispiel: „Schluss mit der Bettlerplage!“. Deutschland
sei zu arm, „um berufsmäßige Bettler, Arbeitsscheue, Trinker und Betrüger zu unterstützen. Wir brauchen unser Geld für die Anständigen und Gesunden! … Unterstützt SA und SS in ihren Maßnahmen!“. Am 18. September, einem Montag, begannen Polizei, SA, regional auch SS u Stahlhelm
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1/ A word of warning. It doesn’t matter on which side of the fence you sit - left or right - everyone living in the UK should be concerned right now. Current government have already removed our right to peacefully protest. Now they want to remove our #HumanRights 🧵
2/ The European Convention on Human Rights (#ECHR) are international laws which protect us all.

They protect our right to freedom; our right to marry; our right not to be tortured, and more..
3/ Do not be fooled. The European Convention on Human Rights has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with being a part, or not a part, of Europe. Do not let this government convince you otherwise. Image
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"#Israele sta portando avanti un piano per raddoppiare le dimensioni di #HarGilo, insediamento a sud di #Gerusalemme. Il nuovo quartiere non dovrebbe collegarsi all'attuale insediamento e gli oppositori del piano sostengono sia in realtà un insediamento completamente nuovo. ⬇2
Inoltre, il nuovo quartiere sorgerebbe su un terreno considerato sensibile, sia dal punto di vista paesaggistico e ambientale, poiché si trova in una "zona cuscinetto" di un patrimonio mondiale dell'UNESCO: i terrazzamenti agricoli del villaggio palestinese di #Battir. ⬇3
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It may not be the change of top leadership others are talking about right now, but in the realm of international #HumanRights, it’s the big buzz...

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Volker Türk has become the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, having been approved by the UN General Assembly yesterday to replace Michelle Bachelet, whose term ended August 31.

news.un.org/en/story/2022/…
He starts with a lot on his plate, perhaps most immediately the need to follow up Bachelet’s strong report on the Chinese government’s possible crimes against humanity in #Xinjiang.

ohchr.org/en/press-relea…
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I AM NOT GOING TO END SUICIDE!

09/06/2022 #Shymkent

Today we received letters from civil activist, volunteer of the human rights movement #Veritas, political prisoner #Ashtayev Zhanmurat.

In the letters, Zhanmurat addresses the deputies of the #EuropeanParliament,
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the Ambassador of the #EuropeanUnion to #Kazakhstan, Kestutis Jankauskas, the Special Representative of the European Union for Central Asia, Teri Hakala, and the #US State Department.

@osce_odihr @oscepa
@rozathun @nnienass @BernardGuettaDE
3/10
In his appeal, the activist told how he and his family have been persecuted by the authorities of Kazakhstan since 2019. They want to protect him from society for his active citizenship and criticism of the authorities.
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1/13: 🚨BREAKING NEWS: #LizTruss is the next #PrimeMinister. What could Truss's #HumanRights record mean for the future of the UK? eachother.org.uk/liz-truss-the-…
2/13: "Truss has a track record of voting against human rights progression in the UK and as prime minister will make policy decisions that will radically change rights protections. The first targets? A new #BillOfRights and the European Convention on Human Rights (#ECHR)."
3/13: "One of Truss's most controversial votes has been against retaining the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as part of UK law following #Brexit. She remains a member of the Conservative government which proposes to repeal the #HumanRightsAct (#HRA)."
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A "Revolutionary Court" in Urmia, NW #Iran has sentenced gay rights activists Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani, 31, and Elham Choobdar, 24, to death on charges of "corruption on earth", "promoting homosexuality and Christianity" and "being in contact with dissident media".
#HumanRights ImageImageImage
#Iran’s regime has executed between 4,000 & 6,000 gays & lesbians from 1979 to this day.

"They will probably be hanged using the barbaric long, slow strangulation method; much favored by the Iranian regime in order to maximize the victim’s suffering."
jpost.com/middle-east/ir…
Reminder:
On September 10, 2006, #Iran's former "moderate" president Mohammad Khatami, was invited by @HarvardUniversity to deliver a speech.

In the following Q&A, Khatami described homosexuality as a "crime" that should be punished.
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1) Official wire of #alQaeda in #Yemen has just released a plea for freedom by @UN official kidnapped with 4 colleagues in February. It's emotional. Some is scripted, some clearly not. Begs for #AQAP demands to be met or "get the body bags ready" Image
2) Incredibly bizarre ending appears to implicate #China:
Captive reads from script, saying his message was recorded on 9 Aug following🇬🇧Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. He says that #China warned there would be consequences.
#AQAP #Yemen #alQaeda #Kidnapping
3) Other points of note
-We do not see or hear the other 4 captives
-Conditions clearly stressful (no daylight, no fresh air)
-Mentions mental & physical health issues
-Warns of same fate as Luke Somers
-No actual demands included
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I did a tour of the small business units on my estate this pm, & held a TRA

10 of 27 are closing next month as their bills have all increased by 400% to 700%

50 jobs lost

11 have contracts to next April, & the other 6 for 18 months

corner shop cafe closing too, 11 staff going
#EnoughlsEnough #energy #EnergyCrisis

is anyone else in my circle able to check with mixed use housing estates in their area, on how their small business units are doing please?

I *honestly* do feel as though I'm the only account here highlighting these issues

thread:
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1. today,the Italian daily Repubblica has an interview w/ #HillaryClinton,who is in Venice for promoting womens' rights. During the interview,she speaks about #AfghanWomen under the Taleban. No question to her on who funded & trained fundamentalists throwing acid on Afghan women
2. NO question on #LibyaWar, which was #HillaryClinton's war. Hillary with the #British and the #French. Libya which was and is an absolute catastrophe, in particular, a catastrophe for #Italy. NO question on #Libya from la Repubblica to #HillaryClinton
3. it is a disgrace how #HillaryClinton uses #WomensRights,#HumanRights,#freedom and #democracy to push her militaristic agenda which has destroyed entire nations.I believe everyone who believes in women's and human rights feel betrayed, exploited
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1/14. 📜Powerful new report to the #UN General Assembly by the @SRClimateChange Ian Fry makes crystal clear that #LossAndDamage from #ClimateChange is causing a litany of #HumanRights impacts. 🧵
2/14. In its introduction, the report highlights the inequality at the heart of the #ClimateCrisis: "50% of countries are responsible for 86 % of the cumulative global CO2 emissions", #AtmosphericColonization, and why #ClimateReparations are being demanded for #LossAndDamage.
3/14. Chapter three "#LossAndDamage: a litany of #HumanRights impacts" starts by highlighting that from a #HumanRights perspective #LossAndDamage is "closely related to the right to remedy and the principle of #Reparations".
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Historical case studies show us how #HumanRights have been too often conditional on a "standard of civilization." Some examples...

1. @daviderodogno1 shows this for the 19th C interventions in the Ottoman Empire (Against Massacre, 2012) ImageImage
2. Danilyn Rutherford explores how images of #WestPapua and its people as a remnant of the “Stone Age” enabled the denial of Papuan human rights in the 1960s and since.

Meanwhile, West Papuans have asserted their own equal humanity in such campaigns as “we are not monkeys.” ImageImage
3. Colonial powers deny rights by denying that the colonized are sufficiently “advanced” - sufficiently human - to deserve equal human rights.

Yet the colonized fight back by insisting on rights. Rick Monture’s We Share Our Matters tells stories of Six Nations resistance. Image
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#EnoughIsEnough #TrickleDown
don't be fooled by #TuftonSt "think tanks" - it's all an effort to concentrate power & wealth in the hands of the 1% and there's real world evidence:
Tax cuts for the rich lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-ne…
#EnoughIsEnough #TaxTheRich JRM's father is the root of all evil in the pursuit of where we are today with tory policies: this is the place to start to understand!

theguardian.com/books/2018/nov…
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#IsraeliCrimes #ApartheidIsrael
Un bambino di 6anni, afflitto da atrofia cerebrale, muore dopo che le autorità israeliane ne impediscono l'uscita da #Gaza per le cure. ⬇1/17

#Palestine #HumanRights #IsraeliOccupation #Children #SanctionIsrael #29agosto

pchrgaza.org/en/child-dies-…
"Il Centro palestinese per i diritti umani (PCHR) condanna i continui ostacoli che le forze di occupazione israeliane (IOF) frappongono al viaggio di pazienti della Striscia di #Gaza, negando l'accesso agli ospedali palestinesi in Cisgiordania, compresa Gerusalemme occupata, ⬇2
e agli ospedali israeliani per ricevere o riprendere le cure mediche. Questi ostacoli aggravano le sofferenze di migliaia di malati e hanno provocato la morte di 4 pazienti; l'ultimo Faroud Mohammad Ismail Abu Naja, 6 anni, ⬇3
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This is the start of a series of tweets I plan to do on a human right crisis in NFLD: special needs education. To be honest it's coast to coast but #nfld is in pretty bad shape for #deafeducation and #HumanRights
But first... monks blend tea. Hot.
The reason for a centralised Deaf school is that resources to educate the Deaf is extremely limited. #nfld in its infinite wisdom decided that local communities had the resources to mainstream Deaf children and only needed to be checked on once in awhile.
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#Thread: Hello Twitter.

I hope everyone is well, or as well as can be in light of what's going on in the world. I wanted to drop a thread to say I think it's probably the right time for me to call it a day on here.

I initially started this Twitter with view to help steer -->
--> the conversation on the issue of #BNO status towards a direction where people could leave #HongKong as soon as possible in light of the ever worsening crackdowns over 2019 and 2020, and this culminated in me somehow being involved in some of the highest levels of -->
--> political discussions on the issue of #BNO rights... all actually rather by accident, I assure you!

Aside from the fact that we now have the #BNOvisa scheme, it has actually been very pleasurable to have been able to assist in doing the mental gymnastics, -->
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