Images of the Day: The Right to …
Posted by terres on November 7, 2008
The Right to Protest
Paraguayan police disperse a group of peasants who marched in protest against the Attorney General in Asuncion, November 5, 2008. REUTERS/Diario ULTIMA HORA. Image may be subject to copyright.
The Right to Build a Home on Your Own Land
Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian man during a house demolition in Silwan November 5, 2008. According to local media reports, clashes broke out on Wednesday in the Arab neighbourhood of Silwan in Israeli occupied East Jerusalem after the Jerusalem municipality demolished illegally-constructed Palestinian homes. Palestinians say Israel denies them building permits in East Jerusalem. REUTERS/Baz Ratner. Image may be subject to copyright.
The Right to Be Raped Without Being Mutilated (!)
Rape has become a defining characteristic of the war in the DRC, according to Anneke Van Woudenberg, the Congo specialist for Human Rights Watch. So, too, has mutilation of the victims.
“Last year, I was stunned when a 30-year-old woman in North Kivu had her lips and ears cut off and eyes gouged out after she was raped, so she couldn’t identify or testify against her attackers. Now, we are seeing more and more such cases,” she says. Source: http://www.congopanorama.info/
More info and photos at: CongoPanorama. WARNING: You may find the images disturbing.