NGO coalition, including RWB, urges UN to press for jailed blogger’s release

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first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison March 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 NGO coalition, including RWB, urges UN to press for jailed blogger’s release News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Follow the news on Vietnam Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Read the special report on Internet surveillance in VietnamVietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is now the world’s third biggest prison for bloggers and cyber-dissidents, after China and Oman.—-JOINT PRESS RELEASE13 March 2013Today, a broad coalition of human rights organisations has called for UN free speech and human rights watchdogs to intervene and secure the immediate release of Vietnamese blogger and human rights activist Le Quoc Quan.Le Quoc Quan has been held in solitary detention by the Vietnamese authorities since his arrest on 27 December 2012 on trumped up allegations of tax evasion. He has been allowed to see his lawyer only twice and has been refused any access to his family.Le Quoc Quan has long been on the radar of the Vietnamese authorities for his human rights work. As a lawyer, he represented many victims of human rights violations, but was disbarred in 2007 on suspicion of engaging in “activities to overthrow the regime”. Despite such threats, he continued with his human rights advocacy and as a result he has been arrested several times since. In August 2012, he was hospitalised after being severely beaten near his home by unknown assailants. The assault has not been investigated.The Media Legal Defence Initiative, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers, Access Now, Media Defence – Southeast Asia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Reporters Without Borders, Frontline Defenders, English PEN, Avocats Sans Frontières Network, Index on Censorship and Article 19 have requested that the United Nations’ Special Rapporteurs on freedom of expression, human rights defenders and freedom of association conduct an urgent intervention with the Vietnamese authorities on Le Quoc Quan’s behalf.In a detailed petition the coalition argues that Le Quoc Quan is being persecuted for his legitimate blogging and human rights advocacy, in violation of his rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association. They argue furthermore that Vietnam is in blatant violation of the principles contained in the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.A parallel petition has been sent to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, asking it to formally declare that Le Quoc Quan’s detention is arbitrary and demand his immediate release from the Government of Vietnam.Both petitions can be downloaded from the website of the Media Legal Defence Initiative: click here for the letter to the Special Rapporteurs and here for the petition to the UN Working Group.For more information, please contact:* Nani Jansen, Senior Legal Counsel, Media Legal Defence Initiative: [email protected] and +44 780 540 4089* Gail Davidson, Executive Director, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada:[email protected] and +1 604 738 0338* Adrie van de Streek, Executive Director, Lawyers for Lawyers:[email protected] and +31 626 274 390* Mike Rispoli, Campaign and Media Strategy, Access Now:[email protected] and +1 732 890 5564* HR Dipendra, Director, Media Defence – Southeast Asia:[email protected] and +60 13 366 1222* Eva Galperin, Senior Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation:[email protected] and +1 415 436 9333* Benjamin Ismail, Head Asia-Pacific Desk, Reporters Without Borders: [email protected] and +33 1 44 83 84 84* Mary Lawlor, Executive Director, Frontline Defenders:[email protected]* Jo Glanville, Director, English PEN:[email protected] and +44 20 7324 2535* François Cantier, Honorary President of Avocats Sans Frontières France, Avocats Sans Frontières Network:[email protected] and +33 5 34 31 78 50* Kirsty Hughes, Chief Executive, Index on Censorship:[email protected]* Agnes Callamard, Executive Director, Article 19:[email protected] and +44 20 7324 2500Photo : HOANG DINH NAM / AFP to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more News News VietnamAsia – Pacific April 7, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more


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first_imgNews UpdatesNHRC Issues Human Rights Advisory For Protection Of LGBTQI+ Rights Amid COVID-19 Pandemic LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Oct 2020 5:26 AMShare This – xDeeply concerned about the rights of vulnerable and marginalised sections of the society affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Human Rights Commission has issued the “Human Rights Advisory for Protection of the Rights of LGBTQI+ community in context of COVID-19 pandemic”. The advisory is based on the findings and suggestions made by the ‘Committee of Experts on Impact of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDeeply concerned about the rights of vulnerable and marginalised sections of the society affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Human Rights Commission has issued the “Human Rights Advisory for Protection of the Rights of LGBTQI+ community in context of COVID-19 pandemic”. The advisory is based on the findings and suggestions made by the ‘Committee of Experts on Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Human Rights and Future Response’. The Committeee, comprising of representatives from the civil society organizations, independent domain experts, and the representatives from the concerned ministries/ department, found: “During the Pandemic the LGBTQI+ community has suffered from unemployment, lack of livelihoods, hostile home situations and restricted mobility, which have contributed to severe mental health concerns among transgender and queer people. Because of the lockdown, they have been forced to stay with their families who are not always supportive or affirmative of their sexual and gender identities and/or expressions. Confinement in homes has given rise to marriage threats, physical, emotional and sexual abuse with no escape. They are also robbed of the opportunity to access safe spaces, support groups and public life. Individuals have been forced to conceal their preferred gender sexual expressions and live a life of pretence, which has stimulated self-hate, depression, homelessness and suicidal thoughts.” Accordingly, it suggested the following measures be taken, both by the Central Government as well as the Governments in various States/ UTs: Access to Health Services: Ensure no discrimination in the availability of essential health services at the Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, Mohalla clinics, and quarantine centres.Ensure uninterrupted availability of antiretroviral treatment (ART), HIV testing, hormonal treatment (HRT) and gender affirming treatments including mental health treatments/therapies and counselling for LGBTQI+ community through all districts and local hospitals and medical health centres even during the pandemic.Healthcare professionals and staff should be sensitised about the specific needs of the LGBTQI+ community in order to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Access to social security, relief measures and welfare schemes All relief measures/welfare schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna, Pradhan Mantri, Ujjwala Yojana, etc, should take into account gender diversity and vulnerabilities of LGBTQI+ community especially, in terms of eligibility requirements like ID proofs, and ensure that transgender and intersex persons are fully covered under these schemes.Universalization of PDS to ensure availability of food and ration for the LGBTQI+ community irrespective of identity document. Protection from Domestic Violence and Abuse: Ensure implementation of existing guidelines and protocols, medico-legal care for survivors of domestic and sexual violence along with timely treatment, psycho-social support and medico-legal documentation in cases of domestic/sexual violence victims. Separate 24*7 toll free helpline number for LGBTQI+ community: A separate helpline number may be set up to provide support in different regional languages for coping with violence, abuse, health and mental health issues etc. Financial Support to LGBTQI+ Community: The government may provide appropriate financial support to the economically vulnerable section of the LGBTQI+ community who have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Protection from Eviction: Ensure that no person from the LGBTQI+ community is forcefully evicted from their place of stay on the grounds of gender-based discrimination. Protection of Transgender and Intersex persons in Prison Ensure that there is no discrimination and abuse in the process of incarceration of transgender and intersex persons in prison during the pandemic.Ensure equal access to healthcare services along with other gender sensitive health services including the availability of a gynaecologist/other specialists and regular check-ups inside prisons. Skill Development of LGBTQI+ community: Keeping in view the rising unemployment during Covid-19 pandemic the government should ensure skill development opportunities for the LGBTQI+ community. Access to Education fur the LGBTQI+ community: Ensure provision of education through online classes is inclusive for and accessible to all members of the LGBTQI+ community and no discrimination shall be made on the basis of their identity/gender.Click Here To Read AdvisorySubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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