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By Roberto Malini
Co-founder, EveryOne Group, Italy

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Aderonke Apata's appeal for political asylum: the UK authorities respond to our appeal
Milan - The British Minister for Immigration and the UK Border Agency have responded to the appeal made by EveryOne Group - together with Movement for Justice, National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns and Lesbian Immigration Support Group - on the case of the Nigerian lesbian activist Aderonke Apata. (Full Story)
Hamdy Al-Azazy's humanitarian work threatened
 I have been involved with human rights for almost 40 years. During my long experience, I have noticed that the most capable and courageous human rights defenders create problems for those who exploit the tragedies of the persecuted. Currently, some people are trying to stop the humanitarian work being carried out in the Sinai (Egypt) by the Egyptian activist Hamdy Al-Azazy.  (Full Story)
Pope Benedict XVI promotes hatred towards Gays
Rome - In the Church's message on the occasion of the World Day of Peace, Pope Benedict XVI used intolerant words against the gay community, stating that “There is also a need to acknowledge and promote the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the face of attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different types of union...  …since this constitutes an offence against the truth of the human person, with serious harm to justice and peace.” (Full Story)
Qatar : Poet sentenced to life imprisonnment for writing poem
The Qatari poet, Mohammad Ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for writing a poem. On November 29th, 2012, the poet was given a life sentence for “insulting the Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani", and “inciting to overthrow the ruling system.”  (Full Story)
Israel: 1600 refugees under the threat of deportation
Rome/Tel Aviv - Israel, which until a few years ago was an example of humanity and hospitality towards refugees, has now changed its policies.  (Full Story)
Slave and human organs trafficking in the Sinai:Names of some of the traffickers’ accomplices in Sudan sent to authorities
Rome / Khartoum - Human trafficking in Sinai is a terrible activity that has been going on for years.  The political and religious authorities in Egypt, Sudan and other countries involved in this barbaric trade appear totally indifferent to this phenomenon,  and often become the accomplices of organized crime and the terrorist movements that derive their funding from the sale of arms, drugs, slaves (sub-Saharan migrants) and human organs.   (Full Story)
Poetry and human rights in Genoa
Genoa - October 12, the day Christopher Columbus reached San Salvador (and therefore the Americas), is a day that belongs to the memory of mankind.  (Full Story)
Poetry Can Change the World
Milan - Today the movement "100 Thousand Poets for Change" celebrates a great achievement. I had read out (and partly sung) the poem “Stolen Children” in the meeting in Genoa, accompanied by guitarist Marcello Zuinisi.  (Full Story)
100 Thousand Poets for Change in Genoa: a hymn to freedom and tolerance
Genoa - Great success in Genoa for the event "100 Thousand Poets for Change." The hall was packed and the audience enthusiastic. The level of poetry and humanity was very high.  (Full Story)
A powerful institutional offensive is underway against the Roma in Milan
Milan - The authorities have unleashed a terrible offensive against the Roma in Milan. The activity of "manghel", (begging) is being fought as though it were a widescale criminal racket.  (Full Story)
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