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Manus Island: Court ruling jeopardizes lives

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Manus Island: Court ruling jeopardizes lives

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Manus Island: Court ruling jeopardizes lives The current situation on Manus Island amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment Lives are at risk unless PNG authorities restore essential services As Australia continues to flout international law, all refugees and vulnerable persons should be resettled to […]

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Paradise Papers: Time for action on grand-scale tax abuse

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Paradise Papers: Time for action on grand-scale tax abuse

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Paradise Papers: Time for action on grand-scale tax abuse Governments must take urgent steps to crack down on tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance by wealthy individuals and companies, Amnesty International said today, after the leaked Paradise Papers shed new light on the murky dealings […]

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Thailand: Defamation charges dropped against Amnesty International chairperson

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Thailand: Defamation charges dropped against Amnesty International chairperson

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Thailand: Defamation charges dropped against Amnesty International chairperson Responding to news that the Pattani Provincial Prosecutor will formally end the criminal defamation case against an Amnesty International Thailand chairperson, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, and two other human rights activists, Somchai Homla-or and Anchana Heemmina, James Gomez, Amnesty […]

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Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees Amnesty International researchers have been on Manus Island for several days interviewing a wide range of people about the human rights issues related to the proposed closure of the refugee detention centre at Lombrum.Amnesty […]

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China: Released women’s rights activist in need of urgent medical care

By   /  October 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on China: Released women’s rights activist in need of urgent medical care

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: China: Released women’s rights activist in need of urgent medical care Chinese authorities should ensure that women’s rights activist Su Changlan, who was released from detention on Thursday, is able to receive the medical care she needs, Amnesty International said.Su Changlan was freed after serving […]

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Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jail

By   /  October 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jail

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jail Following a decision by an Izmir court not to release human rights defender, Taner Kılıç, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said:“Over the last 24 hours we have seen the twin hands of Turkey’s fickle justice system at play. While one […]

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Manus Island: Authorities must not use abuse to force refugees into transit facilities

By   /  October 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Manus Island: Authorities must not use abuse to force refugees into transit facilities

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Manus Island: Authorities must not use abuse to force refugees into transit facilities The Australian and Papua New Guinean authorities must ensure that a tense standoff with refugees on Manus Island does not descend into violence by security forces as the authorities try to move […]

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Turkey: Court releases human rights defenders including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Court releases human rights defenders including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Turkey: Court releases human rights defenders including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director Following a decision by a court in Istanbul to conditionally release eight human rights defenders while their trial continues, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said:“Today, finally, we celebrate that our friends and colleagues can […]

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Eyes of the world on Turkey as show trial of human rights activists begins

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Eyes of the world on Turkey as show trial of human rights activists begins

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Eyes of the world on Turkey as show trial of human rights activists begins Trumped up charges against the 11 arrested in Istanbul exposed Forensic analysis shows Amnesty Chair did not download Bylock Trumped up  charges against 11 human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director and […]

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Tanzania: Activists imprisoned without charge in LGBTI crackdown must be released

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Tanzania: Activists imprisoned without charge in LGBTI crackdown must be released

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Tanzania: Activists imprisoned without charge in LGBTI crackdown must be released 24 October 2017, 10:38 UTC | Tanzania © Getty ImagesAfter the Tanzanian authorities today detained without charge a group of 12 health and human rights activists and publicly accused them of “promoting homosexuality”, Amnesty […]

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Iran: Prominent academic sentenced to death after grossly unfair trial

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran: Prominent academic sentenced to death after grossly unfair trial

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iran: Prominent academic sentenced to death after grossly unfair trial The Iranian authorities must urgently quash the death sentence against Iranian-born Swedish resident and specialist in emergency medicine Ahmadreza Djalali, said Amnesty International today.The medical doctor and university lecturer had studied and taught in Sweden, […]

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Bangladesh: Donors must pledge support for Rohingya refugees

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh: Donors must pledge support for Rohingya refugees

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bangladesh: Donors must pledge support for Rohingya refugees More countries need to step up and pledge their support for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh amid an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International said today.The meeting of high-level representatives of donor countries at the UN’s office in Geneva […]

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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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