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Egypt: End two year arbitrary detention of human rights defender Hisham Gaafar

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Egypt: End two year arbitrary detention of human rights defender Hisham Gaafar

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Egypt: End two year arbitrary detention of human rights defender Hisham Gaafar The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release the journalist and human rights defender, Hisham Gaafar, who will complete two years in arbitrary pre-trial detention on 21 October, Amnesty International said. He is […]

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Russia: Homophobic legislation used to persecute activist who shared LGBTI articles on Facebook

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Russia: Homophobic legislation used to persecute activist who shared LGBTI articles on Facebook

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Russia: Homophobic legislation used to persecute activist who shared LGBTI articles on Facebook The Russian authorities must abolish their absurd “homosexual propaganda law” and end persecution of human rights activists, said Amnesty International after a female activist was heavily fined for posting links to LGBTI-related […]

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Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees The civil engineering company Canstruct International Pty Ltd (‘Canstruct’) has taken on a toxic contract to run facilities on Nauru where the Australian government has trapped refugees in a system that amounts […]

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Turkey: Dismay as “fantastical allegations” accepted by court

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Dismay as “fantastical allegations” accepted by court

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Turkey: Dismay as “fantastical allegations” accepted by court Baseless allegations against 11 human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director and chair, should have been rejected in their entirety, said Amnesty International after an Istanbul court accepted the indictment today.“This indictment fails to provide a shred […]

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Iraq: One year on, hundreds of thousands suffering the consequences of battle for Mosul

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iraq: One year on, hundreds of thousands suffering the consequences of battle for Mosul

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iraq: One year on, hundreds of thousands suffering the consequences of battle for Mosul Marking the one-year anniversary since Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition launched the offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS),  Amnesty […]

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Amnesty International seeks Director of Global Operations

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International seeks Director of Global Operations

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Amnesty International seeks Director of Global Operations Amnesty International is looking for a Director of Global Operations, to be based in London, UK to enable our Regional Offices to be as effective as possible.Amnesty International Secretariat (AIIS), operates from a number of sites around the world, gathers and […]

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Iran: 17-year-old boy at risk of imminent execution

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran: 17-year-old boy at risk of imminent execution

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iran: 17-year-old boy at risk of imminent execution The Iranian authorities must urgently stop the execution of a 17-year-old boy who was convicted of murder and rape, and commute his death sentence to imprisonment, said Amnesty International.Amirhossein Pourjafar is scheduled to be executed in a […]

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10 people, 100 days in prison, 10 absurd reasons why

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 10 people, 100 days in prison, 10 absurd reasons why

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: 10 people, 100 days in prison, 10 absurd reasons why Today marks 100 days since Turkish security forces stormed a routine training workshop and bundled away 10 prominent human rights activists. Most of the group – dubbed the Istanbul 10 – have been locked-up in Turkey’s […]

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Global solidarity birthday parties for jailed Amnesty International director. Turkey must release human rights defenders, still in jail after 100 days

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Global solidarity birthday parties for jailed Amnesty International director. Turkey must release human rights defenders, still in jail after 100 days

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Global solidarity birthday parties for jailed Amnesty International director. Turkey must release human rights defenders, still in jail after 100 days Global protests mark “shameful milestone” for #Istanbul10 Activists face 15 years in jail on trumped up terrorism charges One hundred days after their wrongful […]

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Greece: Vote on legal gender recognition is an historic step forward for transgender rights

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Greece: Vote on legal gender recognition is an historic step forward for transgender rights

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Greece: Vote on legal gender recognition is an historic step forward for transgender rights The passing of a new law reforming the legal recognition of gender identity, is an historical step forward for transgender people in Greece, said Amnesty International.The new law adopted today expressly […]

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2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders goes to Mohamed Zaree

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders goes to Mohamed Zaree

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: 2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders goes to Mohamed Zaree Mohamed Zaree was selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organizations (See list below). The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment to human rights and […]

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Singapore: Executions continue in flawed attempt to tackle drug crime, despite limited reforms

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Singapore: Executions continue in flawed attempt to tackle drug crime, despite limited reforms

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Singapore: Executions continue in flawed attempt to tackle drug crime, despite limited reforms Singapore’s continued reliance on mandatory death sentences, which violate international law, has meant that dozens of low level drug offenders have been sent to death row in recent years, Amnesty International said […]

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Myanmar: Rohingya boat drowning shows no let-up in Rakhine state desperation

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Rohingya boat drowning shows no let-up in Rakhine state desperation

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Rohingya boat drowning shows no let-up in Rakhine state desperation 10 October 2017, 09:41 UTC | Myanmar © AFP/Getty ImagesReacting to the news that a boat has capsized in the Naf river separating Bangladesh and Myanmar today, killing at least 12 people including children, […]

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Yemen: UN downplays Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s crimes against children

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Yemen: UN downplays Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s crimes against children

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Yemen: UN downplays Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s crimes against children The international community has caved in to political pressure again, underplaying the suffering of hundreds of Yemeni children, by watering down criticism of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s grave violations of international law in the UN Secretary […]

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Turkey: Charges filed against jailed Amnesty staff and rights defenders must be rejected

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Charges filed against jailed Amnesty staff and rights defenders must be rejected

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Turkey: Charges filed against jailed Amnesty staff and rights defenders must be rejected 9 October 2017, 10:36 UTC | Turkey Taner Kiliç added to indictment of Istanbul 10 Charges against the 10 increased to include “membership of a terrorist organisation” Responding to news that a prosecutor has […]

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Myanmar: ASEAN must do more to tackle Rohingya crisis

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: ASEAN must do more to tackle Rohingya crisis

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: ASEAN must do more to tackle Rohingya crisis Southeast Asian leaders must take urgent steps to address grave human rights violations against the Rohingya in Myanmar, Amnesty International said in a letter sent to the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) […]

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European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture Returns from Europe increase as Afghanistan becomes more dangerous Europe governments are wrong to claim parts of Afghanistan are safe 2016 was deadliest year on record for civilians and 2017 is going the […]

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Myanmar / Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be forced home to abuse and discrimination

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar / Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be forced home to abuse and discrimination

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar / Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be forced home to abuse and discrimination The international community must help ensure that no Rohingya refugees are forced back to Myanmar as long as they remain at risk of serious human rights violations following the army’s vicious […]

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Russian authorities lock up opposition leaders for organising a peaceful rally

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Russian authorities lock up opposition leaders for organising a peaceful rally

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Russian authorities lock up opposition leaders for organising a peaceful rally The sentencing of opposition leaders Aleksei Navalny and Leonid Volkov to 20 days in administrative detention is yet further evidence of the Russian authorities’ relentless stranglehold on civil society, said Amnesty International. The organization […]

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Attack in Las Vegas Shows Utter Contempt for Human Life

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Attack in Las Vegas Shows Utter Contempt for Human Life

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Attack in Las Vegas Shows Utter Contempt for Human Life 3 October 2017, 11:12 UTC | United States of America  Following a mass shooting last night in Las Vegas, Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director, released the following statement: “Last night’s shooting in Las […]

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