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Yemen: Urgent investigation needed into UAE torture network and possible US role

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Yemen: Urgent investigation needed into UAE torture network and possible US role

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Yemen: Urgent investigation needed into UAE torture network and possible US role Following an Associated Press investigation alleging that United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its allied Yemeni security forces are arbitrarily detaining and torturing detainees, who are also being interrogated by US forces in a […]

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India: People arrested for cheering Pakistan in Cricket must be immediately released

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on India: People arrested for cheering Pakistan in Cricket must be immediately released

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: India: People arrested for cheering Pakistan in Cricket must be immediately released The arrests of at least 19 people for celebrating the Pakistan cricket team’s victory over India in the final of a major tournament is another worrying sign of the erosion of freedom of […]

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South Sudan: Killings, mass displacement and systematic looting as government forces purge civilians from Upper Nile

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on South Sudan: Killings, mass displacement and systematic looting as government forces purge civilians from Upper Nile

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: South Sudan: Killings, mass displacement and systematic looting as government forces purge civilians from Upper Nile Tens of thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region were forcibly displaced as government forces burnt, shelled and systematically looted their homes between January and May 2017, […]

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EU: Cooperation with Libyan coastguard leading to inevitable abuses

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on EU: Cooperation with Libyan coastguard leading to inevitable abuses

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: EU: Cooperation with Libyan coastguard leading to inevitable abuses Ahead of the European Council on 22-23 June, Amnesty International is calling on EU leaders to step up efforts to save lives in the Mediterranean, and stop cooperating in returns to Libya, before more drown as […]

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ECHR rule exposes homophobic nature of Russian “gay propaganda law”

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ECHR rule exposes homophobic nature of Russian “gay propaganda law”

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: ECHR rule exposes homophobic nature of Russian “gay propaganda law” After Russian “gay propaganda law” was ruled discriminatory by ECHR today, Denis Krivosheev, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Research Deputy Director, said:“This legislation has always been nothing short of homophobic.”  Denis Krivosheev, Amnesty International’s […]

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‘Give a Home’: Massive global concert series will show solidarity with refugees

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ‘Give a Home’: Massive global concert series will show solidarity with refugees

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Give a Home’: Massive global concert series will show solidarity with refugees Jesse Ware, Kate Tempest, The Naked and Famous and Oh Wonder will be among a thousand musicians performing in people’s homes in more than 200 cities globally for a first-of-its-kind day of concerts […]

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Thailand: Amnesty International calls on Thailand to extend legal protections to refugees and asylum seekers in 2017

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Thailand: Amnesty International calls on Thailand to extend legal protections to refugees and asylum seekers in 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Thailand: Amnesty International calls on Thailand to extend legal protections to refugees and asylum seekers in 2017 On World Refugee Day 2017, Amnesty International acknowledges the role the Royal Thai Government has played in hosting and supporting large refugee populations over several decades and welcomes […]

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Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda Rich countries are failing in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing death, rape and other human rights violations in South Sudan, said Amnesty International in a damning report launched ahead of […]

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Syria: Expert analysis shows US-led coalition use of white phosphorus may amount to war crime

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Syria: Expert analysis shows US-led coalition use of white phosphorus may amount to war crime

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Syria: Expert analysis shows US-led coalition use of white phosphorus may amount to war crime The US-led coalition’s use of white phosphorus munitions on the outskirts of al-Raqqa, Syria is unlawful and may amount to a war crime, Amnesty International can confirm after verifying five […]

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Hungary: Appeal Court orders retrial of man convicted of ‘terrorism’ for throwing stones

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Hungary: Appeal Court orders retrial of man convicted of ‘terrorism’ for throwing stones

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Hungary: Appeal Court orders retrial of man convicted of ‘terrorism’ for throwing stones 16 June 2017, 11:02 UTC | Hungary © PrivateFollowing a decision by a Hungarian appeal court to order a retrial in the case against Ahmed H, a Syrian man sentenced to 10 […]

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Kyiv Pride 2017 a litmus test for Ukrainian authorities’ respect for rights

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kyiv Pride 2017 a litmus test for Ukrainian authorities’ respect for rights

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Kyiv Pride 2017 a litmus test for Ukrainian authorities’ respect for rights The Ukrainian authorities must not only provide adequate security for the LGBTI marchers at this weekend’s Pride event in Kyiv, but also address structural causes of discrimination in the country, including addressing impunity […]

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USA-Mexico: Trump’s border crackdown pushes refugees into dangerous limbo

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on USA-Mexico: Trump’s border crackdown pushes refugees into dangerous limbo

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: USA-Mexico: Trump’s border crackdown pushes refugees into dangerous limbo An already dangerous journey for tens of thousands of refugees has become deadlier thanks to President Trump’s Executive Order on border control and immigration as well as entrenched reckless practices in Mexico, Amnesty International said in […]

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Gaza: Looming humanitarian catastrophe highlights need to lift Israel’s 10-year illegal blockade

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Gaza: Looming humanitarian catastrophe highlights need to lift Israel’s 10-year illegal blockade

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Gaza: Looming humanitarian catastrophe highlights need to lift Israel’s 10-year illegal blockade The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for residents who have already endured a decade of suffering under Israel’s brutal blockade, […]

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Russia: Police humiliate and mistreat hundreds of detained peaceful protesters

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Russia: Police humiliate and mistreat hundreds of detained peaceful protesters

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Russia: Police humiliate and mistreat hundreds of detained peaceful protesters Hundreds of peaceful anti-corruption protesters in Russia’s two largest cities have been subjected to cruel and degrading treatment in police detention over the past 48 hours as authorities continue their crackdown on participants of mass […]

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Australia: Compensation deal must lead to safe resettlement for refugees

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Australia: Compensation deal must lead to safe resettlement for refugees

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Australia: Compensation deal must lead to safe resettlement for refugees A landmark settlement that forces the Australian government to pay more than AUS $70m in compensation to nearly 2,000 refugees and asylum seekers for illegally detaining them on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island amid horrific […]

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Hungary: NGO law a vicious and calculated assault on civil society

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Hungary: NGO law a vicious and calculated assault on civil society

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Hungary: NGO law a vicious and calculated assault on civil society The passing of a law stigmatising non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive foreign funding is the latest in an escalating crackdown on critical voices and will hamper critically important work by civil society groups, said Amnesty […]

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Tunisia: Fifth man facing jail term for breaking fast during Ramadan

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Tunisia: Fifth man facing jail term for breaking fast during Ramadan

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Tunisia: Fifth man facing jail term for breaking fast during Ramadan The conviction of five people for the charge of “public indecency” after smoking a cigarette or eating in public during the month of Ramadan is a clear violation of individual freedoms in Tunisia, said Amnesty International.In […]

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Malawi: Failing criminal justice system fuels a new wave of attacks on people with albinism

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Malawi: Failing criminal justice system fuels a new wave of attacks on people with albinism

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Malawi: Failing criminal justice system fuels a new wave of attacks on people with albinism A new wave of killings and attacks targeting people with albinism over the past six months is being fueled by systemic failures in Malawi’s criminal justice system which leave members […]

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Pakistan: Quash conviction and death sentence for alleged blasphemy in Facebook post

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Pakistan: Quash conviction and death sentence for alleged blasphemy in Facebook post

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Pakistan: Quash conviction and death sentence for alleged blasphemy in Facebook post Responding to an Anti-Terrorism court’s decision to convict and sentence to death a man for allegedly posting content on Facebook deemed to be ‘blasphemous’, Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said:“Convicting and sentencing […]

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Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities’ stranglehold on freedom of expression

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities’ stranglehold on freedom of expression

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities’ stranglehold on freedom of expression A crackdown on peaceful protests across Russia in which hundreds of people were arrested and numerous others beaten by police demonstrates the authorities’ utter contempt for fundamental human rights, Amnesty International said today.“The right to […]

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