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By Roberto Malini
Co-founder, EveryOne Group, Italy

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EGYPT - POLICE KILL YOUNG WOMAN ON THE BORDER WITH ISRAEL
By Roberto Malini
Rome - On the border between Egypt and Israel, Alam Haji, a young 36-year-old Eritrean woman (in the photos*), a widow and mother of three children, was shot and riddled with bullets by the Egyptian border police on Friday, October 21st, 2011, as she made a vain attempt to cross the border to qualify for international protection.  (Full Story)

We are appealing to the UN and the EU humanitarian agencies to help African refugees
By Roberto Malini
The situation of the sub-Saharan refugees is becoming increasingly desperate: in Sudan, Egypt, Libya and all the other countries they are forced to take refuge in, in the hope of later reaching a country where they can apply for international protection or political asylum.  (Full Story)

Save the Eritrean Refugees Being Held Prisoner in Sudan
By Roberto Malini
Rome - According to the latest information we have received, 361 Eritrean refugees (including 94 women, 10 children, 4 teenagers and a pregnant woman) fled from the UNHCR Shegerab Camp in an attempt to reach Northern Sinai. They later fell into the hands of Bedouin traffickers.  (Full Story)

Lampedusa. Violence and Intimidation Against a Canadian Activist
By Roberto Malini
Lampedusa - The Canadian human rights defender Georges Alexandre, member of EveryOne Group and "Kayak for the Right to Life" recently spent six months on Lampedusa, monitoring the situation of refugees from Africa and periodically transmitting his testimony to the European Parliament and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. (Full Story)

REFUGEES IN ITALY: AFTER A NIGERIAN WOMAN’S REQUEST FOR ASYLUM WAS TURNED DOWN, SHE NOW RISKS DEPORTATION, VIOLENCE AND TORTURE
By Roberto Malini
Tina Richard is a 28-year-old Nigerian woman from Kanu. She grew up in a Christian family and fled to Italy at the age of fifteen after the murder of her parents by a powerful and wealthy citizen of Kanu who wanted to marry the young girl. (Full Story)

Racism. European Human Rights Commissioner warns of the serious situation in Italy
By Roberto Malini
Strasbourg, September 10th, 2011. Thomas Hammarberg, the Commissioner for Human Rights, warns in the Council of Europe’s annual report of the serious situation in Italy. (Full Story)

New Romani Holocaust is Underway in the European Union
By Roberto Malini
Rome - Infant mortality among Roma children in Italy is 15 times higher than that of other children, due to the persecution, social exclusion, lack of health care and the hardship they and their families are subjected to. (Full Story)

Ghana orders arrest of homosexuals
By Roberto Malini
It is now confirmed that the Minister for the western part of Ghana, Paul Evans Aido, ordered the arrest of all homosexuals in his area of competence. As co-president of the organization for human rights EveryOne Group, I togetheter with my colleagues, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau have sent an appeal to international institutions about this new act of persecution against gay people in Africa. (Full Story)

EU Parliament and Council. The need for a directive on civil unions between same-sex couples
By Roberto Malini
Rome - After the motions sent to the European Institutions in 2006, 2008 and 2010, which have been taken up and supported by major organizations for homosexual rights, EveryOne Group has sent a new letter to the political institutions of the European Union – Parliament, Commission and Council – asking them for a serious debate, and to approve a Directive on civil unions between same-sex couples, rights for LGBT couples and programmes for the younger generations teaching awareness and respect for all forms of sexual orientation. (Full Story)

An Appeal to the European Union to Stop Racism and Xenophobia in Italy
By Roberto Malini
Rome - The Italian government has approved an emergency decree which foresees the immediate expulsion of all illegal immigrants, and at the same time has extended the detention period in the CIEs to 18 months. (Full Story)

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