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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi burying her head in the sand about Rakhine horrors

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi burying her head in the sand about Rakhine horrors

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi burying her head in the sand about Rakhine horrors Reacting to today’s speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader, on the crisis in Rakhine State, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia […]

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Saudi Arabia: Arrest of two prominent activists a deadly blow for human rights

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Arrest of two prominent activists a deadly blow for human rights

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Saudi Arabia: Arrest of two prominent activists a deadly blow for human rights Responding to the arrest over the weekend of two prominent Saudi Arabian human rights defenders Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid, both founding members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), Samah Hadid, Director […]

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UN: Myanmar Rohingya exodus exposes abject failure of world leaders to deliver solution to refugee crisis

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on UN: Myanmar Rohingya exodus exposes abject failure of world leaders to deliver solution to refugee crisis

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: UN: Myanmar Rohingya exodus exposes abject failure of world leaders to deliver solution to refugee crisis More Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in the space of three weeks than the total number of refugees who fled by sea to Europe in 2016 Worldwide situation […]

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Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign fuels ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Rakhine State

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign fuels ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Rakhine State

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign fuels ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Rakhine State More than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 August More than 370,000 Rohingya fled across border in less than three weeks Testimonies show attacks were planned, deliberate and systematic Amnesty International […]

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China: Sham trial for NGO worker

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on China: Sham trial for NGO worker

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: China: Sham trial for NGO worker The Chinese government’s prosecution of a Taiwan NGO worker for allegedly trying to subvert state power via social media channels opens a new front in the unrelenting crackdown on civil society and freedom of expression.“By charging Lee Ming-cheh with […]

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Saudi Arabia: Execution looms for teen tortured to “confess” to protest-related crimes

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Execution looms for teen tortured to “confess” to protest-related crimes

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Saudi Arabia: Execution looms for teen tortured to “confess” to protest-related crimes A young Saudi Arabian Shi’a man who claims he was tortured to “confess” alleged crimes committed when he was 16 years old faces imminent execution, in the latest shocking example of Saudi Arabia’s […]

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Reports Israeli government plans to retaliate against Amnesty International over settlements campaign

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Reports Israeli government plans to retaliate against Amnesty International over settlements campaign

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Reports Israeli government plans to retaliate against Amnesty International over settlements campaign Responding to reports circulating in Israeli media today suggesting that the Israeli Finance Ministry is planning to take action against the organization and its donors under Israel’s controversial 2011 anti-boycott law, over itscampaign […]

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Iran: Arrest of human rights defender seeking truth about disappeared family members

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran: Arrest of human rights defender seeking truth about disappeared family members

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iran: Arrest of human rights defender seeking truth about disappeared family members The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender arrested from her home last night, who has previously been targeted by the authorities for her peaceful activism, said Amnesty International.Raheleh […]

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Myanmar: New landmine blasts point to deliberate targeting of Rohingya

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: New landmine blasts point to deliberate targeting of Rohingya

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: New landmine blasts point to deliberate targeting of Rohingya Two new landmine incidents today, including a blast blowing off a young man’s leg, bring to three the number of known sites where Myanmar authorities have mined border crossings used by Rohingya fleeing violence, Amnesty […]

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Who are the Rohingya and why are they fleeing Myanmar?

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Who are the Rohingya and why are they fleeing Myanmar?

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Who are the Rohingya and why are they fleeing Myanmar? In recent weeks, around 150,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh, as a result of an unlawful and totally disproportionate military response to attacks by a Rohingya armed group. Take action to stop this violence.Here, […]

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Australia: Marriage Equality: Let’s bring home the Yes vote

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Australia: Marriage Equality: Let’s bring home the Yes vote

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Australia: Marriage Equality: Let’s bring home the Yes vote 8 September 2017, 10:10 UTC | Australia “Marriage equality is a human rights issue. Amnesty International Australia wanted a free vote in Parliament to usher in marriage equality in our country. However, now the High Court […]

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Myanmar: Official response to Rakhine crisis ‘unconscionable’

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Official response to Rakhine crisis ‘unconscionable’

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Official response to Rakhine crisis ‘unconscionable’ The statement by Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s office, which claims that the government is defending all the people in Rakhine state “in the best possible way”, is unconscionable, Amnesty International said today.“This is a human rights […]

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Philippines: Killings of children continue unabated

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Philippines: Killings of children continue unabated

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Philippines: Killings of children continue unabated Responding to the discovery of the body in Gapan City of Reynaldo de Guzman, a 14-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly three weeks, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, James Gomez, said:”This is not […]

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Colombia: Bilateral ceasefire with the ELN, a historic step forward

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Colombia: Bilateral ceasefire with the ELN, a historic step forward

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Colombia: Bilateral ceasefire with the ELN, a historic step forward The announcement of a ceasefire agreement between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government is a historic step forward in efforts towards a just and sustainable peace in Colombia. Peace negotiations must ensure […]

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Lake Chad region: Boko Haram’s renewed campaign sparks sharp rise in civilian deaths

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Lake Chad region: Boko Haram’s renewed campaign sparks sharp rise in civilian deaths

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Lake Chad region: Boko Haram’s renewed campaign sparks sharp rise in civilian deaths  At least 381 civilians have been killed by Boko Haram since April 2017 in Cameroon and Nigeria amid a spike in suicide bombings Millions remain in need of urgent humanitarian assistance and protection as […]

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Iran: Campaign to stop destruction of mass grave of those killed in 1988 prison massacre

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran: Campaign to stop destruction of mass grave of those killed in 1988 prison massacre

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iran: Campaign to stop destruction of mass grave of those killed in 1988 prison massacre The Iranian authorities must urgently stop the destruction of a mass grave in the southern city of Ahvaz said Amnesty International today, launching a campaign to urge authorities to protect the site, where dozens […]

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Cambodia: Closure of newspaper points to escalating crackdown

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Cambodia: Closure of newspaper points to escalating crackdown

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Cambodia: Closure of newspaper points to escalating crackdown The Cambodian authorities’ closure of the country’s longest running English-language newspaper today represents a new and disturbing escalation in the pre-election crackdown on government critics, Amnesty International said. The closure comes a day after the prominent opposition […]

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Myanmar: Restrictions on international aid putting thousands at risk

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Restrictions on international aid putting thousands at risk

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Restrictions on international aid putting thousands at risk The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign, […]

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Bangladesh: Provide safety to Rohingya refugees

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh: Provide safety to Rohingya refugees

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bangladesh: Provide safety to Rohingya refugees Responding to the news that 18,000 members of the predominantly Muslim Rohingya community have fled fighting in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik, said:“These people are searching for safety […]

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Syria: Tens of thousands of disappeared must not be forgotten

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Syria: Tens of thousands of disappeared must not be forgotten

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Syria: Tens of thousands of disappeared must not be forgotten The Syrian government and armed groups involved in the country’s conflict must disclose the fate and whereabouts of tens of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared or abducted since the onset of the […]

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