Tyre Nichols attorneys appeals to United Nations for support

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Attorneys for the family of Tyre Nichols have filed an “Urgent Appeal” to the United Nations to condemn Nichols’ death after a brutal traffic stop by Memphis Police on Jan, 7.

Attorney Ben Crump, in partnership with international legal counsel Jasmine Rand and Yetunde Asika, asked the UN to condemn Nichols’ death and demand that the officers involved — now including a sixth officer — be criminally charged.

Attorneys for the family of Tyre Nichols released the following statement:

“Today, we filed an Urgent Appeal before the United Nations asking it to condemn the tragic killing of Tyre Nichols, to demand transparency from the police department, and to demand that Officer Preston Hemphill and all officers that participated in the incident are criminally charged. The video evidence shows that all who were involved in Tyre’s death committed reprehensible acts that require international condemnation.”

Officer Preston Hemphill has not been charged criminally in the incident.

Five other officers have been fired and are facing criminal charges including second-degree murder in Nichols’ death. The district attorney is reviewing all of their current and former cases.

Nichols, 29, who died Jan. 10, three days after a traffic stop in the Hickory Hill neighborhood that left him fighting for his life.

His funeral was held in Memphis recently. Vice President Kamala Harris attended.

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Ukraine crisis: TSF starts a new project to provide essential information to refugees in Poland – Poland

Poland is the European country receiving the highest number of refugees from Ukraine (already over 1M according to the United Nations estimates). They are mainly women and children, and arrive in the new country with little to no information on the assistance available and the possible options they have. TSF is starting a new information diffusion project to provide them with essential, tailored information to help them stay safe in the present and make the most informed decisions for their future.

A dedicated team was in Poland this week to finalize the first steps of the implementation of this project. “Thanks to our experience in implementing a large scale information diffusion project in Mexico, we know that it is essential to tailor the installations and the content to each context and location. It was thus important for us to discuss with the refugees, coordinate with the local partners and the other humanitarian organizations assisting the refugees, in order to share information that meets their needs,” explaining Armando Samayoa, TSF Delegate for the Americas & the Caribbean, who launched the information diffusion project in Mexico.

In collaboration with the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), TSF will install informative screens in different reception sites for refugees in Poland. These safe spaces are set up by UNHCR and UNICEF to welcome refugees from Ukraine once they arrive in Poland, and provide special support to the most vulnerable populations, like women and children. In each place, the information displayed will be adapted to the location and the needs of the assisted populations.

Before launching the project, the team in the field has assessed the needs and identified the kind of information that would be the most relevant and important for the refugees arriving in

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