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Turkey: International pressure mounts on Turkey as world leaders demand release of jailed activists

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Turkey: International pressure mounts on Turkey as world leaders demand release of jailed activists

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Turkey: International pressure mounts on Turkey as world leaders demand release of jailed activists Just days after six human rights defenders were remanded in pre-trial custody in Turkey, the European Commission has joined governments and world leaders, including Angela Merkel, to demand their immediate and […]

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Maldives: Halt first execution in more than 60 years

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Maldives: Halt first execution in more than 60 years

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Maldives: Halt first execution in more than 60 years The Maldives authorities must immediately halt its first execution planned in more than sixty years and preserve its positive death penalty record, Amnesty International said today.The human rights organization has learned that three men, whose death […]

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Malaysia: Bangladeshi human rights activist detained

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Malaysia: Bangladeshi human rights activist detained

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Malaysia: Bangladeshi human rights activist detained The Malaysian authorities must immediately release a distinguished Bangladeshi human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience and allow him to speak at and participate in a conference on the death penalty, Amnesty International said today.The Malaysian authorities at […]

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Bahrain: Human rights defender charged with terrorism

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bahrain: Human rights defender charged with terrorism

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Bahrain: Human rights defender charged with terrorism The Bahraini authorities’ decision to bring terrorism charges against Ebtissam al-Saegh, a human rights defender detained since 3 July 2017, is a chilling blow to human rights in the country, said Amnesty International.Ebtisam al-Saegh was previously tortured, including […]

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Sudan: Hundreds of Darfuri student protesters stopped at capital’s gates

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Sudan: Hundreds of Darfuri student protesters stopped at capital’s gates

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Sudan: Hundreds of Darfuri student protesters stopped at capital’s gates The Sudanese authorities must end the continued discrimination of Darfuri students at universities, said Amnesty International today as more than 1,000 Darfuri students of Bakht al-Rida University in White Nile Stat descended on the capital Khartoum to […]

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Lebanon: Thousands at risk as Arsal security operation looms

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Lebanon: Thousands at risk as Arsal security operation looms

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Lebanon: Thousands at risk as Arsal security operation looms Responding to a statement by Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announcing an imminent security operation in the outskirts of the town of Arsal, in northeast Lebanon, Lynn Maalouf, Middle-East Director of Research for Amnesty International said:“It is […]

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Jailing of activists, including Amnesty director, a crushing blow for rights in Turkey

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Jailing of activists, including Amnesty director, a crushing blow for rights in Turkey

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Jailing of activists, including Amnesty director, a crushing blow for rights in Turkey The remanding of six human rights defenders in pre-trial custody is an appalling affront to justice and a new low in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown, said Amnesty International.”Today’s decision shows that truth and […]

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China: Anti-corruption activist to be freed but relentless crackdown goes on

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on China: Anti-corruption activist to be freed but relentless crackdown goes on

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: China: Anti-corruption activist to be freed but relentless crackdown goes on Chinese authorities must end their callous assault against human rights activists and free all those still imprisoned for solely exercising their right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International, ahead of the expected release […]

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Singapore: Malaysian executed for drugs conviction after unfair trial a shocking violation of the human right to life

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Singapore: Malaysian executed for drugs conviction after unfair trial a shocking violation of the human right to life

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Singapore: Malaysian executed for drugs conviction after unfair trial a shocking violation of the human right to life Responding to the news of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan’s execution in Singapore today, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for South East Asia and the Pacific said:“This execution is […]

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Japan: Two men hanged as reprehensible executions continue

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Japan: Two men hanged as reprehensible executions continue

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Japan: Two men hanged as reprehensible executions continue The Japanese government’s continued use of the death penalty demonstrates a contempt for the right to life, Amnesty International said, following the execution of two men on Thursday.The executions, the first in Japan in 2017, take the […]

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Liu Xiaobo: A giant of human rights who leaves a lasting legacy for China and the world

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Liu Xiaobo: A giant of human rights who leaves a lasting legacy for China and the world

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Liu Xiaobo: A giant of human rights who leaves a lasting legacy for China and the world Responding to the news that Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo has passed away, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International commented:“Today we grieve the loss of a […]

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Iraq: Investigations, not denials needed over appalling civilian death toll in west Mosul

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iraq: Investigations, not denials needed over appalling civilian death toll in west Mosul

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Iraq: Investigations, not denials needed over appalling civilian death toll in west Mosul Responding to statements made by spokespeople for the US-led coalition and the Iraqi forces, Lynn Maalouf Head of Research for Amnesty International in the Middle-East said:“We are disappointed by the dismissiveness with […]

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Saudi Arabia: Death penalty used as political weapon against Shi’a as executions spike across country

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Death penalty used as political weapon against Shi’a as executions spike across country

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Saudi Arabia: Death penalty used as political weapon against Shi’a as executions spike across country The Saudi Arabian government is employing the death penalty as a political weapon to silence dissent, said Amnesty International, following the execution of four Shi’a men in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province […]

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Turkey: Detention of rights activists, including Amnesty Director, extended

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Detention of rights activists, including Amnesty Director, extended

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Turkey: Detention of rights activists, including Amnesty Director, extended Turkish authorities must immediately and unconditionally release 10 human rights defenders, Amnesty International said today after their week-long police detention was extended by up to a further seven days.Amnesty International Turkey’s Director, Idil Eser, is among […]

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Russian authorities must investigate new allegations of extrajudicial executions in Chechnya

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Russian authorities must investigate new allegations of extrajudicial executions in Chechnya

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Russian authorities must investigate new allegations of extrajudicial executions in Chechnya Following reports in Russia’s Novaya Gazeta newspaper that security forces in the Russian republic of Chechnya killed 27 people on the night of 26 January 2017, Denis Krivosheev, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe […]

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Saudi Arabia must not deport Sudanese prisoners of conscience

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia must not deport Sudanese prisoners of conscience

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Saudi Arabia must not deport Sudanese prisoners of conscience The Saudi Arabian authorities must not forcibly return three Sudanese activists to Sudan where there is a real risk they could be imprisoned and face torture and other ill-treatment, said Amnesty International.Elgassim Seed Ahmed, Elwaleed Imam […]

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UN: Nuclear weapons ban is an antidote to cynical brinkmanship

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on UN: Nuclear weapons ban is an antidote to cynical brinkmanship

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: UN: Nuclear weapons ban is an antidote to cynical brinkmanship Following the United Nations’ adoption of a new global treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, James Lynch, Head of Arms Control and Human Rights at Amnesty International, said:“This historic treaty brings us a step closer to a […]

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G20 summit: Trump-Putin meeting, a matter of life and death for the people of Syria

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on G20 summit: Trump-Putin meeting, a matter of life and death for the people of Syria

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: G20 summit: Trump-Putin meeting, a matter of life and death for the people of Syria The lives of millions of Syrian civilians hang in the balance as the Presidents of Russia and the USA prepare to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in […]

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El Salvador: Rape survivor sentenced to 30 years in jail under extreme anti-abortion law

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on El Salvador: Rape survivor sentenced to 30 years in jail under extreme anti-abortion law

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: El Salvador: Rape survivor sentenced to 30 years in jail under extreme anti-abortion law The sentence against a 19-year-old rape survivor to 30 years in prison on charges of “aggravated homicide” after she suffered pregnancy related complications, is a terrifying example of the need for […]

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Absurd ‘terrorism’ investigation launched into Amnesty International’s Turkey Director and nine others

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Absurd ‘terrorism’ investigation launched into Amnesty International’s Turkey Director and nine others

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Absurd ‘terrorism’ investigation launched into Amnesty International’s Turkey Director and nine others Responding to news that Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey, seven other human rights activists and two IT trainers, are being investigated for membership of an armed terrorist organization, Salil Shetty, Amnesty […]

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