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UK: Disabled people face hostility on public transport.

Posted 14/06-11 at 14.11

Some disabled people have become so terrified of travelling that they are confined to their home, according to Alice Maynard, chair of the leading disability charity Scope. ...

Sierra Leone: Police attack young disabled people in Freetown

Posted 22/05-11 at 00.00

On Wednesday, May 11th, large numbers of police forcibly evicted about 300 young disabled people, mostly children and young women, from a building they had been living and working in for the last 12 years. It appears the city council wants to sell ...

UK: Disabled MP claims he was ridiculed in Parliament

Posted 07/02-11 at 16.44

According to Tory MP Paul Maynard, who has cerebral palsy, he was mocked because of his impairment by opposition Labour MPs during a speech in the House of Commons last October. He said: "They were constantly intervening, trying to put me ...

UK: Commission launches inquiry into disability-related harassment

Posted 15/06-10 at 23.20

The Equality and Human Rights Commission will be holding an inquiry into how public bodies and public transport providers are fulfilling their legal obligations to prevent disabled people from being harassed. Organizations found failing in their d ...

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