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Daily Archives: October 11, 2010

Roma families in Belgrade forcibly evicted

Amnesty International
October 11, 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Belgrade authorities to stop forced evictions after Roma families, including 17 children and one pregnant woman, were evicted from their homes in the city.

The 36 people were forcibly evicted from their houses at 25 Vojvodjanska Street, where most of them had been living since 2003 after being previously forcibly evicted from another site in Belgrade.

“These people are being forcibly evicted from their homes for the second time in less then 10 years and now they have nowhere to go,” said David Diaz-Jogeix, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Programme.

“The Belgrade authorities appear to be planning to remove all the city’s informal Roma settlements, but they have no real plan – other than homelessness – for these communities..”
Amnesty International learnt that the forced eviction was carried out in order to make way for the building of a new road and an apartment building.

“The Belgrade authorities offered the evicted families no alternative accommodation or assistance. They did not discuss alternatives to the evictions with them. No legal assistance was available to the evicted people to challenge this eviction. These human rights abuses have serious and immediate consequences for these families who are now homeless.” said David Diaz-Joqeix.

Representatives of the municipal authorities accompanied by police came to the settlement today at 11 am to execute the eviction order. The houses were demolished around 1.30 pm. Representatives of the Ministry of Human Rights and Minorities were at the site but were unable to prevent the eviction.

Lepa, a pregnant mother of three, told Amnesty International: “I have nowhere to go. I went to the municipality last week to ask for help, any shelter to keep my children safe, but nobody wanted to speak to me. What am I supposed to do now?”

Full Article Here – http://www.amnesty.org.nz/news/roma-families-belgrade-forcibly-evicted

China detains Nobel Peace Prize winner’s wife: U.S. rights group

Reuters
October 10, 2010
By Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are detaining the wife of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Price laureate Liu Xiaobo at her Beijing apartment, a U.S. human rights group said on Sunday.

In a statement, Freedom Now said that Liu Xia has not been charged with a crime but has not been allowed to leave her home or use her mobile telephone after visiting her husband in jail to tell him about his award.

When he heard the news, Liu Xiaobo cried and said the Nobel “award is for the Tiananmen martyrs,” according to the Washington-based group, which said it represents the Chinese dissident. The group works worldwide for the release prisoners of conscience and provides free legal counsel.
Freedom Now lawyer and spokeswoman Beth Schwanke said one of the group’s human rights specialists, Yang Jianli, obtained news of Liu Xia’s detention from a source in China they could not name over fears that the informant would also be detained.

“Liu Xia is under enormous pressure,” said Jianli, who the group said is currently in Taiwan.

Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for two decades of non-violent struggle over human rights, infuriating China, which called the award “an obscenity.

The prize shines a spotlight on human rights in China at a time when it is starting to play a leading role on the global stage as a result of its growing economic might.

Full Article Here – http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/101010/n_top_news/cnews_us_nobel_peace_wife