human rights crisis in italy

some coverage from h.r. groups [updated 21.08]:

“68 percent of Italians want Roma expelled – poll”
Sixty-eight per cent of Italians, fuelled by often inflammatory attacks by the new rightwing government, want to see all of the country’s 150,000 Gypsies, many of them Italian citizens, expelled, according to an opinion poll.

“Anti-gypsy sentiments out of control in Italy. The truth about the kidnapping in Naples”
EveryOne Group has concluded the first stage of its own investigation into the so-called child kidnapping in Ponticelli (Naples).

Human Rights Tribune
“Europa: Home to Roma, but no place to be”
A Roma ghetto in Ponticelli neighbourhood of Naples, Italy, was burnt down May 14 by locals angry over a reported attempt by a Roma young woman to kidnap a baby. The incident shows that, when it comes to living together with the 10 million Roma, Europeans today have no better answer than the “Gypsy hunts” of the Middle Ages.

EU Roma Policy Coalition
ERPC-statement on anti-Roma events in Italy (PDF)
Join the ERPC call for action against the anti-Romani hate speech and racist action in Italy! – SIGN PETITION HERE

UPDATE 5.6.2008: Alianta Civica a Romilor din Romania, Romani CRISS, Centrul Rromilor “Amare Rromentza”, Asociatia Thumende (Valea Jiului), Asociatia Parudimos (Timisoara), Asociatia Ketanes (Giurgiu), Centrul Crestin al Romilor (Sibiu), Fundatia RUHAMA (Oradea), Centrul Romilor Terne Romentza (Alexandria), Agentia de Dezvoltare Comunitara “Impreuna”, Centrul de Resurse pentru Participare Publica, Institutul pentru Politici Publice, Asociatia Cultura Pacii, Asociatia ACCEPT
protest in Bucharest against racism & xenophobia / protest la Bucuresti contra rasismului si xenofobiei

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