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Palestine: Hamas must urgently halt executions of three men sentenced after unfair trial

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Palestine: Hamas must urgently halt executions of three men sentenced after unfair trial

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Palestine: Hamas must urgently halt executions of three men sentenced after unfair trial Responding to reports that Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip will tomorrow execute three men accused of killing senior Hamas commander Mazen Faqha on 24 March, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle […]

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South Korea: Soldier convicted in outrageous military gay witch-hunt

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on South Korea: Soldier convicted in outrageous military gay witch-hunt

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: South Korea: Soldier convicted in outrageous military gay witch-hunt South Korea’s military must immediately end a bigoted hunt to root out gay personnel, Amnesty International said, after a serving soldier was convicted of having a same-sex relationship.The soldier, whose identity remains anonymous, was given a […]

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Taiwan moves closer to marriage equality after milestone court ruling

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Taiwan moves closer to marriage equality after milestone court ruling

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Taiwan moves closer to marriage equality after milestone court ruling A landmark ruling by Taiwan’s highest court means it is close to becoming the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, Amnesty International said.On Wednesday, judges in Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled that the country’s current […]

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Bahrain: At least one dead and hundreds injured as government violently cracks down on opposition

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bahrain: At least one dead and hundreds injured as government violently cracks down on opposition

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bahrain: At least one dead and hundreds injured as government violently cracks down on opposition The Bahraini security forces used excessive force against protesters in the village of Duraz, the majority of whom were peaceful, as part of an ongoing crack down on the village […]

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Indonesia: Caning of gay men an outrageous act of cruelty

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Caning of gay men an outrageous act of cruelty

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Indonesia: Caning of gay men an outrageous act of cruelty Responding to news that two men have been caned 83 times each for having sex with each other in Indonesia’s Aceh province, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Josef Benedict, said:“This sickening […]

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Indonesia: Government exploiting pornography law to target LGBTI community

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Government exploiting pornography law to target LGBTI community

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Indonesia: Government exploiting pornography law to target LGBTI community In response to the news that 141 men in Jakarta, Indonesia, have been arrested after attending what police described as a ‘gay sex party,’ Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of Campaigns said:“These arrests are further […]

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Greece: People displaced by imminent closure of refugee camps must get safe and adequate housing

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Greece: People displaced by imminent closure of refugee camps must get safe and adequate housing

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Greece: People displaced by imminent closure of refugee camps must get safe and adequate housing Greek authorities must ensure that refugees and migrants expected to start being evacuated from three Elliniko camps tomorrow, are provided with safe, adequate, alternative housing, said Amnesty International.“Whilst no one will […]

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Turkey: “Professional annihilation” of 100,000 public sector workers in post-coup attempt purge

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Turkey: “Professional annihilation” of 100,000 public sector workers in post-coup attempt purge

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Turkey: “Professional annihilation” of 100,000 public sector workers in post-coup attempt purge The dismissal of more than 100,000 Turkish public sector workers is arbitrary and has had a catastrophic impact on their lives and livelihoods, a new report published by Amnesty International reveals.No end in […]

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Sri Lanka: The conflict’s legacy of impunity endures

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Sri Lanka: The conflict’s legacy of impunity endures

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Sri Lanka: The conflict’s legacy of impunity endures On the eighth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s decades-long conflict, Amnesty International calls on the government to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and ensure that any legislation it introduces to replace it meets […]

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Iran refuses hospital transfer for jailed human rights defender on hunger strike for 40 days

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran refuses hospital transfer for jailed human rights defender on hunger strike for 40 days

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iran refuses hospital transfer for jailed human rights defender on hunger strike for 40 days The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Atena Daemi, an imprisoned human rights defender, whose health has sharply deteriorated in recent days, to a hospital outside of prison so that she […]

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Indonesia: Revoke the caning sentence of gay men in Aceh

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Revoke the caning sentence of gay men in Aceh

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Indonesia: Revoke the caning sentence of gay men in Aceh Responding to the sentencing of two gay men to 85 lashes each for consensual same-sex sexual relations, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Josef Benedict, said:“The Aceh authorities must immediately revoke […]

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Papua New Guinea: Guardian reveals a policy of cruelty on Manus Island

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Papua New Guinea: Guardian reveals a policy of cruelty on Manus Island

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Papua New Guinea: Guardian reveals a policy of cruelty on Manus Island 18 May 2017, 10:07 UTC | Papua New Guinea © PrivateResponding to The Guardian’s revelations that camp managers and security staff on Australia’s detention centre on Manus Island have sought to make conditions […]

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USA: Chelsea Manning finally free after cruel ordeal

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on USA: Chelsea Manning finally free after cruel ordeal

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: USA: Chelsea Manning finally free after cruel ordeal Amnesty International calls for investigation into ‘war crime’ leaks and stronger whistleblower protection“It seems to me that transparency in government is a fundamental prerequisite to ensuring and protecting the freedom and dignity of all people.” Chelsea Manning […]

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Ethiopia: Terrorism verdict for Facebook posts is a shameful affront to freedom of expression

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ethiopia: Terrorism verdict for Facebook posts is a shameful affront to freedom of expression

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Ethiopia: Terrorism verdict for Facebook posts is a shameful affront to freedom of expression 17 May 2017, 10:28 UTC | Ethiopia © PrivateIn response to news that former Ethiopian opposition spokesman Yonatan Tesfaye has been found guilty of “encouragement of terrorism” in connection with his […]

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Papua New Guinea: Officers responsible for prisoner killings must meet justice

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Papua New Guinea: Officers responsible for prisoner killings must meet justice

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Papua New Guinea: Officers responsible for prisoner killings must meet justice 16 May 2017, 10:10 UTC | Papua New Guinea © PrivateResponding to the killing by Papua New Guinea security forces of 17 prisoners who escaped Buimo jail as part of a mass breakout, Amnesty […]

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Tunisia: Journalists prosecuted for criticizing conduct of security forces

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Tunisia: Journalists prosecuted for criticizing conduct of security forces

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Tunisia: Journalists prosecuted for criticizing conduct of security forces The convictions of two journalists for criticizing a violent raid by security forces on their family home in Tozeur must be overturned, said Amnesty International ahead of their appeal tomorrow.The two journalists have experienced constant harassment […]

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Australia / Papua New Guinea: Immigration Dept.’s claims about shooting on Manus Island refuted

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Australia / Papua New Guinea: Immigration Dept.’s claims about shooting on Manus Island refuted

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Australia / Papua New Guinea: Immigration Dept.’s claims about shooting on Manus Island refuted Digital verification of images and videos establishes that bullets were fired directly into the Manus refugee centre on 14 April, putting the lives of refugees and asylum-seekers there in danger, a […]

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China: Human rights lawyer released on bail amid relentless crackdown

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on China: Human rights lawyer released on bail amid relentless crackdown

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: China: Human rights lawyer released on bail amid relentless crackdown The release of Xie Yang on bail does not represent a break in China’s relentless crackdown against human rights lawyers, Amnesty International said today.Xie Yang was tried in Changsha City Intermediate People’s Court in southern […]

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Danish and German children scarred by invasive surgery to “normalise” their sex

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Danish and German children scarred by invasive surgery to “normalise” their sex

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Danish and German children scarred by invasive surgery to “normalise” their sex Children born with sex characteristics that do not fit with female or male norms risk being subjected to a range of unnecessary, invasive and traumatizing medical procedures in violation of their human rights, […]

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Indonesia: Ahok conviction for blasphemy is an injustice

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Ahok conviction for blasphemy is an injustice

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Indonesia: Ahok conviction for blasphemy is an injustice The conviction and imprisonment of Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as “Ahok”, will tarnish Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance, Amnesty International said today.”This verdict demonstrates the inherent injustice of Indonesia’s blasphemy law, which should be repealed immediately,” […]

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