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Uganda: International community must avert growing crisis as number of South Sudanese refugees reaches a million

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Uganda: International community must avert growing crisis as number of South Sudanese refugees reaches a million

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Uganda: International community must avert growing crisis as number of South Sudanese refugees reaches a million The international community must deliver and improve on existing financial commitments to help Uganda support the refugees it is hosting, following a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) […]

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Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders The Hong Kong authorities’ relentless pursuit of jail terms for three leaders of the pro-democracy movement is a vindictive attack on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said.On Thursday, Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal handed […]

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Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity After Philippine police killed 32 people in what is believed to be the highest death toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs”, Amnesty […]

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Kenya: Attempts to shut down human rights groups unlawful and irresponsible

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kenya: Attempts to shut down human rights groups unlawful and irresponsible

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Kenya: Attempts to shut down human rights groups unlawful and irresponsible Responding to attempts by Kenya’s NGO regulator to shut down two human rights organizations – the Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the African Centre for Open Governance (AfriCoG) – Michelle Kagari, Amnesty […]

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Indonesia: At least 60 killed as police shootings of drug suspects skyrocket

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: At least 60 killed as police shootings of drug suspects skyrocket

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Indonesia: At least 60 killed as police shootings of drug suspects skyrocket The number of police killings of suspected drug dealers has skyrocketed in Indonesia this year, an alarming rise which signals that authorities could be looking to emulate the murderous “war on drugs” in […]

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Libya: ICC arrest warrant for Special Forces commander raises hopes for justice

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Libya: ICC arrest warrant for Special Forces commander raises hopes for justice

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Libya: ICC arrest warrant for Special Forces commander raises hopes for justice Responding to news that the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant today for the arrest of Mahmoud el-Wefelli, who is accused of war crimes for actions committed while he was Field Commander […]

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Cambodia: NGOs join calls for Tep Vanny’s release one year after arrest

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Cambodia: NGOs join calls for Tep Vanny’s release one year after arrest

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Cambodia: NGOs join calls for Tep Vanny’s release one year after arrest Amnesty International and 63 other organizations are demanding the release of the Cambodian human rights defender Tep Vanny today on the one-year anniversary of her arrest on trumped up charges.“Tep Vanny has now […]

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Iran: Scheduled execution of man arrested as teenager is an all-out assault on children’s rights

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran: Scheduled execution of man arrested as teenager is an all-out assault on children’s rights

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iran: Scheduled execution of man arrested as teenager is an all-out assault on children’s rights The planned execution on Wednesday morning of Mehdi Bohlouli, who was only a child at the time of the crime, just days after the hanging of another man arrested as […]

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Response to Trump’s Remarks on Hate Groups

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Response to Trump’s Remarks on Hate Groups

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Response to Trump’s Remarks on Hate Groups In response to President Trump’s comments on the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists following this weekend’s violence in Charlottesville — Amnesty International USA Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Membership, Njambi Good, issued the following statement:“Despite […]

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Indonesia: Investigate police’s use of lethal force against Papuans in Deiyai

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Investigate police’s use of lethal force against Papuans in Deiyai

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Indonesia: Investigate police’s use of lethal force against Papuans in Deiyai Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian authorities to immediately order an impartial and effective investigation into allegations that police used lethal force arbitrarily leading to the death of one man and injuries to at […]

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Egypt: Rampant impunity for security forces illustrates dark legacy of Rabaa massacre

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Egypt: Rampant impunity for security forces illustrates dark legacy of Rabaa massacre

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Egypt: Rampant impunity for security forces illustrates dark legacy of Rabaa massacre Four years since security forces violently dispersed two sit-ins at Rabaa al Adawiya and al-Nahda squares in Greater Cairo, leaving at least 900 people dead and thousands more injured, Egypt is experiencing an […]

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China: Trial of prominent activist ‘The Butcher’ a cruel farce

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on China: Trial of prominent activist ‘The Butcher’ a cruel farce

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: China: Trial of prominent activist ‘The Butcher’ a cruel farce The Chinese authorities must end their persecution of prominent activist Wu Gan and immediately and unconditionally release him, Amnesty International said, ahead of his expected trial on Monday.Wu Gan, better known by his pen name […]

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Kenya: Investigate police killings of pro-opposition protesters

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kenya: Investigate police killings of pro-opposition protesters

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Kenya: Investigate police killings of pro-opposition protesters The Kenyan authorities must investigate reports that police shot dead demonstrators protesting against the outcome of the presidential election last night, said Amnesty International today as protesters started gathering again in opposition strongholds.As celebrations began in pro-government areas […]

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Amnesty Int’l USA: Trump Must Condemn Racial and Ethnic Hatred

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Amnesty Int’l USA: Trump Must Condemn Racial and Ethnic Hatred

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Amnesty Int’l USA: Trump Must Condemn Racial and Ethnic Hatred 14 August 2017, 11:51 UTC | United States of America In response to recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Amnesty International USA Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Membership, Njambi Good, issued the following statement: “The authorities must act […]

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Iran’s shameful execution of man arrested at 15

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran’s shameful execution of man arrested at 15

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iran’s shameful execution of man arrested at 15 Following today’s execution of Alireza Tajiki, a young Iranian man who was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death as a child, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Magdalena Mughrabi said:“By going ahead […]

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The death penalty will not make the Maldives safer

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on The death penalty will not make the Maldives safer

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: The death penalty will not make the Maldives safer Amnesty International and six other organizations have written to President Abdulla Yameen of the Maldives, urging him to change course and halt the first executions planned in more than 60 years.“The death penalty will do nothing […]

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Iran: Man arrested at just 15 is hours away from execution

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran: Man arrested at just 15 is hours away from execution

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iran: Man arrested at just 15 is hours away from execution The Iranian authorities must halt the imminent execution of Alireza Tajiki who was arrested as a child, said Amnesty International today, after learning that he was transferred to solitary confinement this morning and is […]

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Cambodia: Conviction of rights defender Tep Vanny upheld

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Cambodia: Conviction of rights defender Tep Vanny upheld

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Cambodia: Conviction of rights defender Tep Vanny upheld Reacting to the decision of the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh today to uphold the two-and-a-half year jail sentence of Cambodian human rights defender Tep Vanny, Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Deputy Campaigns Director for Southeast Asia and […]

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Russia: Court halts journalist’s deportation to Uzbekistan but detains him despite abuse claims

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Russia: Court halts journalist’s deportation to Uzbekistan but detains him despite abuse claims

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Russia: Court halts journalist’s deportation to Uzbekistan but detains him despite abuse claims In response to Moscow City Court’s decision to suspend the deportation to Uzbekistan of openly gay journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov (better known by his journalist alias Ali Feruz) but to keep him in […]

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Tiny Ruins and Estère join global Give A Home gigs in Auckland and Wellington

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Tiny Ruins and Estère join global Give A Home gigs in Auckland and Wellington

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Tiny Ruins and Estère join global Give A Home gigs in Auckland and Wellington To attend the New Zealand Give a Home shows you must enter the draw by registering through the Sofar Sounds website  (where you will be asked if you’d like to make […]

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