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Hong Kong: Charges against pro-democracy activists latest blow to right to peaceful protest

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Hong Kong: Charges against pro-democracy activists latest blow to right to peaceful protest

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Hong Kong: Charges against pro-democracy activists latest blow to right to peaceful protest Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Hong Kong are under a sustained attack, Amnesty International said, after police informed several leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement today that they will […]

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Fiji: Drop politically-motivated sedition charges against The Fiji Times

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Fiji: Drop politically-motivated sedition charges against The Fiji Times

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Fiji: Drop politically-motivated sedition charges against The Fiji Times The Fijian authorities must immediately drop politically-motivated sedition charges against The Fiji Times newspaper group, Amnesty International said today.“By charging the Fiji Times with sedition, the Fijian authorities are using a crude tactic to intimidate and […]

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Malaysia: Politically Motivated Prosecutions against Human Rights Defenders Must Stop

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Malaysia: Politically Motivated Prosecutions against Human Rights Defenders Must Stop

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Malaysia: Politically Motivated Prosecutions against Human Rights Defenders Must Stop Malaysia continues its vicious crackdown on dissent through the selective prosecution of outspoken activists.The latest instance is the trial, conviction and sentencing of Lena Hendry, a Malaysian woman human rights defender who was found guilty […]

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Evidence points to war crimes by Libyan National Army forces

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Evidence points to war crimes by Libyan National Army forces

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Evidence points to war crimes by Libyan National Army forces Shocking video evidence has emerged showing fighters from the Libyan National Army (LNA) carrying out execution-style killings of captured fighters from the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR) in the Ganfouda area of Benghazi, said […]

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Yemen: Multibillion-dollar arms sales by USA and UK reveal shameful contradiction with aid efforts

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Yemen: Multibillion-dollar arms sales by USA and UK reveal shameful contradiction with aid efforts

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Yemen: Multibillion-dollar arms sales by USA and UK reveal shameful contradiction with aid efforts The USA and UK are fuelling serious violations that have caused devastating civilian suffering through multibillion-dollar arms transfers to Saudi Arabia that vastly overshadow their humanitarian efforts, said Amnesty International.Since the […]

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Papua New Guinea: Sorcery killings trial is a chance for justice

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Papua New Guinea: Sorcery killings trial is a chance for justice

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Papua New Guinea: Sorcery killings trial is a chance for justice 24 March 2017, 09:59 UTC | Papua New Guinea © PrivateResponding to the trial in Papua New Guinea of 122 people charged with more than seven killings in 2014 of people accused of sorcery, […]

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Amnesty International says New Zealand Government can’t rely on the ISAF report into civilian casualties in Afghanistan

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International says New Zealand Government can’t rely on the ISAF report into civilian casualties in Afghanistan

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Amnesty International says New Zealand Government can’t rely on the ISAF report into civilian casualties in Afghanistan Amnesty International’s Grant Bayldon says the New Zealand Government must act now to swiftly launch an independent inquiry into allegations of civilian deaths in Afghanistan.“The New Zealand Government […]

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Bangladesh: Halt imminent executions of three men who tried to kill UK ambassador

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh: Halt imminent executions of three men who tried to kill UK ambassador

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bangladesh: Halt imminent executions of three men who tried to kill UK ambassador Bangladesh must halt the imminent executions of three men sentenced to death for a grenade attack on the UK Ambassador, Amnesty International said.Prison authorities in Bangladesh today confirmed that the executions of […]

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Serious concerns remain for young men at risk of execution in Saudi Arabia

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Serious concerns remain for young men at risk of execution in Saudi Arabia

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Serious concerns remain for young men at risk of execution in Saudi Arabia Amnesty International remains extremely concerned about the impending executions of three young men arrested as teenagers and sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. Ali al-Nimr, Abdullah al-Zaher and Dawood al-Marhoon have exhausted […]

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USA: New airline restrictions could be yet more bigotry disguised as policy

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on USA: New airline restrictions could be yet more bigotry disguised as policy

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: USA: New airline restrictions could be yet more bigotry disguised as policy 22 March 2017, 09:59 UTC | United States of America © Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesResponding to reports that overnight the US Department of Homeland Security has decided to issue new airline requirements for eight Muslim-majority […]

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Amnesty International responds to ‘Hit & Run’ release

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International responds to ‘Hit & Run’ release

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Amnesty International responds to ‘Hit & Run’ release 21 March 2017, 18:04 UTC | Afghanistan Following the release of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s book ‘Hit & Run’, Grant Bayldon Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand released the following statement: “Based on the release […]

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Bahrain: Prominent opposition figure charged for tweets ‘inciting hatred’ against government

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bahrain: Prominent opposition figure charged for tweets ‘inciting hatred’ against government

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bahrain: Prominent opposition figure charged for tweets ‘inciting hatred’ against government The Bahraini authorities have once again displayed their ruthless determination to silence activists and crush all signs of dissent by charging prominent political figure Ebrahim Sharif with “inciting hatred against the regime” in a […]

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UAE: Decision not to release Osama al-Najjar ‘indefensible’

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on UAE: Decision not to release Osama al-Najjar ‘indefensible’

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: UAE: Decision not to release Osama al-Najjar ‘indefensible’ The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities must immediately release 28 year old activist Osama al-Najjar said Amnesty International the day following the expiry of his prison sentence.Osama al-Najjar was arrested on 17 March 2014 and sentenced to […]

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Myanmar: Act now on Rakhine Commission report

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Act now on Rakhine Commission report

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Act now on Rakhine Commission report Myanmar’s authorities must immediately act on the urgent calls made in an interim report by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today.“The authorities must immediately act on the Rakhine Commission’s recommendations to grant humanitarian access, […]

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Syria: Time for global leaders to ensure justice, truth and reparation for millions of victims of war

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Syria: Time for global leaders to ensure justice, truth and reparation for millions of victims of war

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Syria: Time for global leaders to ensure justice, truth and reparation for millions of victims of war As war crimes and crimes against humanity continue to go unpunished in Syria, an Amnesty International campaign marking the sixth anniversary of the crisis calls on world leaders […]

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Belarus: Biggest crackdown in years as dozens detained at peaceful protests

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Belarus: Biggest crackdown in years as dozens detained at peaceful protests

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Belarus: Biggest crackdown in years as dozens detained at peaceful protests Belarusian authorities arrested dozens of peaceful protesters and journalists across the country over the weekend in a massive escalation of their crackdown on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said today.According to […]

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Ethiopia: Government failures to blame for dozens of deaths at rubbish dump

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ethiopia: Government failures to blame for dozens of deaths at rubbish dump

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Ethiopia: Government failures to blame for dozens of deaths at rubbish dump The death of more than 60 people in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital over the weekend is a clear case of dereliction of duty […]

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Yemen: Saudi Arabia-led coalition uses banned Brazilian cluster munitions on residential areas

Published By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Yemen: Saudi Arabia-led coalition uses banned Brazilian cluster munitions on residential areas

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Yemen: Saudi Arabia-led coalition uses banned Brazilian cluster munitions on residential areas Amnesty International has corroborated new evidence the Saudi Arabia-led coalition recently fired Brazilian-manufactured rockets containing banned cluster munitions striking three residential areas and surrounding farmland in the middle of Sa’da city, injuring two […]

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South Africa: Revocation of withdrawal from the ICC a chance to rethink thwarting pursuit of justice

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on South Africa: Revocation of withdrawal from the ICC a chance to rethink thwarting pursuit of justice

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: South Africa: Revocation of withdrawal from the ICC a chance to rethink thwarting pursuit of justice In response to today’s announcement that the South African government has decided to revoke its notice to the UN of its intention to withdraw from the Rome Statute, Amnesty […]

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USA: WikiLeaks revelation on CIA hacking underscores how vulnerable our privacy really is

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on USA: WikiLeaks revelation on CIA hacking underscores how vulnerable our privacy really is

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: USA: WikiLeaks revelation on CIA hacking underscores how vulnerable our privacy really is In response to WikiLeaks’ publication of thousands of documents on the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) hacking tools, Sherif Elsayed Ali, Head of Technology and Human Rights at Amnesty International, said:  “Given everything we […]

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