Call on the Egyptian authorities to release journalists held for “airing misleading news”

Originally posted on Amnesty International Taunton Local Group:
Australian journalist Peter Greste was arrested last December alongside his Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. Their crime? Airing ‘misleading news’ about Egypt’s political situation. If convicted, they could face life imprisonment. Peter’s arrest is part of an increasingly disturbing and violent crackdown by the…

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30 Basic Human Rights

Originally posted on My Library:
THE FOUNDATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law. Adopted in 1948, the UDHR has inspired a rich body of legally binding international human rights treaties. It continues to be an inspiration to us…

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