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By Roberto Malini
Co-founder, EveryOne Group, Italy

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Milan - The plight of refugees and asylum seekers in Africa is getting more and more dramatic. In the world's largest refugee camp, in Dadaab, Kenya, 20,000 Somalis, including women and children exhausted by the daily hardship, are suffering violence and abuse from the Kenyan police.  (Full Story)
Tehran - The Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran has confirmed the death sentence for four homosexual men: Vahid Akbari, Sahadat Arefi, Javid Akbari and Hushmand Akbari. Sharia - or Islamic law – identifies homosexuals as "Enemies of Allah" who are to be persecuted or put to death.  (Full Story)
Rome / London, May 8, 2012. European civilization is in crisis. Xenophobia, racism and intolerance are spreading across all social sectors, resulting in the marginalization of many groups. The Roma are both one of the most numerous and the most seriously effected by this phenomenon. Their conditions of poverty and vulnerability render them easy scapegoats, as happened in the darkest periods of the 20th Century.

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The members of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees and EveryOne Group are very much concerned about the wanton kidnapping of unsuspecting refugees and their imprisonment in deplorable conditions for months, sometimes for years, until they pay the ransom money demanded by criminals in the Sinai Peninsula. (Full Story)
Costanta (Romania) - In Romania the health service, is not so much sparing, as ruthless with the poor. No drugs, not even life saving drugs, are prescribed for poor citizens in hospitals, where, especially in the wards reserved for the seriously ill, you can hear patients screaming all day long, as painkillers are not provided to relieve excruciating pain and must be purchased by the patients' families.  (Full Story)
Several forced evictions carried out with complete disregard for the rights of vulnerable people. Six months ago the local police arrested the activists that were trying to defend the human rights of the families being evicted. (Full Story)
Milan - On April 1st, 2012 Nils Muižnieks (48) took over as the new European Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Thomas Hammarberg (2006-2012).  (Full Story)
Milan -  All the protests made abroad - and in particular the sit-in in front of the Italian Embassy in London - have proved very useful. For the first time the City of Milan has carried out humanitarian measures that don't involve separating family members. (Full Story)
Milan - With the new left-wing mayor, the city of Milan has become a living hell for migrants, Roma and the homeless. If the previous right-wing mayor was intolerant and cruel with foreigners, unfortunately the present one has issued even harsher measures (Full Story)
Shanghai - The authorities of the Republic of China have condemned another artist for writing verses praising peace and freedom. After the Chinese court sentenced the poet Zhu Yufu to seven years in prison for writing a short poem on the value of freedom of expression, now it is the turn of the famous Tibetan singer-songwriter, Ugyen Tenzin (25), accused of praising the unity of the Tibetan people and independence.  (Full Story)
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