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People power ignites new era of hope for human rights

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on People power ignites new era of hope for human rights

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: People power ignites new era of hope for human rights © Amnesty International (photographer: Richard Burton)Historic movements galvanised for a more hopeful future Amnesty International publishes State of the World’s Human Rights report In a year when governments around the world sought to stifle human […]

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Indonesia: Police must protect – not attack – transgender women living under threat in Aceh

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Police must protect – not attack – transgender women living under threat in Aceh

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Indonesia: Police must protect – not attack – transgender women living under threat in Aceh © 2018 Pacific PressIndonesian authorities are completely failing to protect the transgender women who were appallingly ill-treated and humiliated by police in North Aceh on January 27, some of whom […]

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Ethiopia: Eskinder’s release must herald a new dawn of respect for human rights

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ethiopia: Eskinder’s release must herald a new dawn of respect for human rights

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Ethiopia: Eskinder’s release must herald a new dawn of respect for human rights © Amnesty InternationalCommenting after Ethiopian journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega walked out of prison a free man today, as part of a government pardon of 746 prisoners, Sarah […]

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Myanmar: Fresh evidence of ongoing ethnic cleansing as military starves, abducts and robs Rohingya

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Fresh evidence of ongoing ethnic cleansing as military starves, abducts and robs Rohingya

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Fresh evidence of ongoing ethnic cleansing as military starves, abducts and robs Rohingya © Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty InternationalThe Myanmar security forces’ devastating campaign against the Rohingya population in northern Rakhine State is far from over, Amnesty International said today, as it published new evidence of […]

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Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees to a life of uncertainty and peril

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees to a life of uncertainty and peril

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees to a life of uncertainty and peril New facilities unsafe and do not meet basic needs Refugees say they live with constant fear of violence Australia must end policy of cruelty and neglect The Australian Government has abandoned hundreds of […]

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Turkey: Court releases Amnesty Chair after nearly 8 months in jail

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Court releases Amnesty Chair after nearly 8 months in jail

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Turkey: Court releases Amnesty Chair after nearly 8 months in jail Following a decision by a court in Istanbul to conditionally release the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kılıç, after nearly eight months in detention, Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International’s Europe Director said: “It […]

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Bangladesh/Myanmar: Postponing returns arrangement provides temporary relief for Rohingya refugees  

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh/Myanmar: Postponing returns arrangement provides temporary relief for Rohingya refugees  

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bangladesh/Myanmar: Postponing returns arrangement provides temporary relief for Rohingya refugees   The government of Bangladesh’s announcement that it is to postpone the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a welcome relief for hundreds of thousands currently living in Bangladesh, Amnesty International said today. Implementing […]

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Bangladesh: Returning Rohingya to Myanmar illegal and premature

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh: Returning Rohingya to Myanmar illegal and premature

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bangladesh: Returning Rohingya to Myanmar illegal and premature Responding to an announcement by the Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry that it will aim to repatriate all Rohingya refugees within two years, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said:“With memories of rape, […]

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Myanmar: Military’s mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial executions of Rohingya

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Military’s mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial executions of Rohingya

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Military’s mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial executions of Rohingya Following today’s admission by Myanmar’s military that security forces and villagers summarily killed 10 captured Rohingya people and buried them in a mass grave outside Inn Din, a village in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, James Gomez, […]

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Myanmar: Reuters journalists must be released

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Reuters journalists must be released

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Reuters journalists must be released The Myanmar authorities must immediately release two journalists from the Reuters news agency who have been arbitrarily detained for investigating military abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Amnesty International said.The two journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, are due […]

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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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