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Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish refugee filmmaker on Manus, asks to come to DocEdge Festival

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish refugee filmmaker on Manus, asks to come to DocEdge Festival

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish refugee filmmaker on Manus, asks to come to DocEdge Festival © Amnesty InternationalThe award-winning Kurdish journalist, poet, filmmaker and refugee Behrouz Boochani has requested permission to visit New Zealand to attend the Documentary Edge Film Festival, where his film “Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time” is […]

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NZDF inquiry: Justice for survivors, accountability to the UN

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZDF inquiry: Justice for survivors, accountability to the UN

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF inquiry: Justice for survivors, accountability to the UN In response to the Government’s announcement of an inquiry into the allegations made in the book “Hit and Run”, the acting Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand, Meg de Ronde, said, “Last year we called […]

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Death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a ‘beacon of hope’ as global executions and death sentences slide

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a ‘beacon of hope’ as global executions and death sentences slide

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a ‘beacon of hope’ as global executions and death sentences slide © Amnesty InternationalPositive steps seen across sub-Saharan Africa, with Guinea becoming 20th abolitionist state, substantial decreases in death sentences and ongoing legislative developments Executions and death sentences recorded globally declined […]

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New Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand announced

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand announced

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: New Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand announced Tony Blackett has been announced as the new Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand. Starting in his new role in mid-April, Blackett will take the lead on Amnesty International New Zealand’s work in the protection […]

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Online abuse of women thrives as Twitter fails to respect women’s rights

By   /  March 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Online abuse of women thrives as Twitter fails to respect women’s rights

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Online abuse of women thrives as Twitter fails to respect women’s rights © Amnesty InternationalOn the day Twitter celebrates 12 years since the first tweet, Amnesty launches a new campaign challenging the company’s failure to prevent online violence and abuse against women Despite a pledge to […]

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Philippines: Duterte’s misguided ICC withdrawal comes too late to stop wheels of justice

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Philippines: Duterte’s misguided ICC withdrawal comes too late to stop wheels of justice

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Philippines: Duterte’s misguided ICC withdrawal comes too late to stop wheels of justice © Getty ImagesResponding to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s pledge to withdraw the country from the International Criminal Court today (ICC), Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific James Gomez […]

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Singapore: Halt imminent execution

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Singapore: Halt imminent execution

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Singapore: Halt imminent execution © Amnesty InternationalThe Singaporean authorities must immediately halt the imminent execution of a man who has been sentenced to death under the country’s cruel anti-drug laws, Amnesty International said today. The family of Hishamrudin Bin Mohd was told this week that […]

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Bangladesh: International support for Rohingya refugees is urgently needed

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh: International support for Rohingya refugees is urgently needed

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bangladesh: International support for Rohingya refugees is urgently needed © PrivateResponding to the news that UN officials have called for nearly $1bn (USD) in assistance for the nearly one million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik, […]

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Myanmar: Military land grab as security forces build bases on torched Rohingya villages

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Military land grab as security forces build bases on torched Rohingya villages

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Military land grab as security forces build bases on torched Rohingya villages © Amnesty InternationalDramatic increase of security infrastructure since January Military bases, helipads and roads built on burned villages Rohingya people forcibly driven off their lands to make room for construction Myanmar’s Rakhine […]

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Myanmar: Forced starvation of Rohingya highlights danger of premature returns

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Forced starvation of Rohingya highlights danger of premature returns

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Myanmar: Forced starvation of Rohingya highlights danger of premature returns © AFP/Getty ImagesReacting to the UN’s claim that Myanmar is continuing its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya including through “forced starvation”, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: “The […]

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Sri Lanka: State of emergency must respect human rights

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Sri Lanka: State of emergency must respect human rights

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Sri Lanka: State of emergency must respect human rights © Amnesty InternationalThe Sri Lankan authorities must respect human rights under the state of emergency, Amnesty International said today. A state of emergency has been declared after two incidents of serious violence against members of the […]

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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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