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Published: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:19:21 +0200
A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens
At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely.
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -A special parade was arranged on Saturday in the Egyptian capital Cairo when 22 mummies were to be moved to a new museum. The festive ceremony took place in very solemn forms.
There were 18 kings and 4 queens to be moved five kilometers, from one museum to another.

Each mummy was transported on its own golden vehicle.

Many followed the historic procession...
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Published: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:37:36 +0200
Over 20 mummies were moved through Cairo in the "golden parade of the pharaohs"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -A special parade was arranged on Saturday in the Egyptian capital Cairo when 22 mummies were to be moved to a new museum. The festive ceremony took place in very solemn forms.
There were 18 kings and 4 queens to be moved five kilometers, from one museum to another.

Each mummy was transported on its own golden vehicle.

Many followed the historic procession where the country's ancient leaders were transported in the golden chariots...
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Published: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:35:01 +0100
Unjust detentions make a ‘mockery’ of Turkey human rights plan: Amnesty
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -LONDON: Amnesty International has slammed Turkey over “systemic human rights abuses” and urged Ankara to free two high-profile political prisoners the rights group said have been unjustly detained for years.

In a statement issued on Friday, Amnesty condemned Turkey’s imprisonment of philanthropist Osman Kavala and opposition politician Selahattin Demirtaş.

“Osman Kavala and Selahattin Demirtaş have been arbitrarily and...
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Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:50:20 +0100
Russia: Scores of activists arrested for protesting the detention of Aleksei Navalny must be released
Responding to the mass arrests and detention of more than 1.300 protesters gathered today in Moscow and across Russia to rally against the politically motivated detention of prominent opposition activist Aleksei Navalny, Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Russia Director said:  

“Russian authorities relentlessly unleash reprisals against peaceful protesters what we saw today has only confirmed this. The police ignored their duty to guarantee the right to peaceful assembly...
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Published: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:00:37 +0100
Egypt: Authorities escalate punishment of human rights defenders
Middle East Today / Sweden /Stockholm :-The cruel and inhuman treatment meted out in prison against Gasser Abdel-Razek, Executive Director of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is outrageous and shows the Egyptian authorities’ determination to escalate this crackdown against human rights defenders, said Amnesty International. Yesterday, Gasser Abdel- Razek appeared before a prosecutor for questioning, and a meeting of ambassadors to the Human Rights Council took place in Geneva to discuss...
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Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:36:54 +0100
Suez Canal: Owner of cargo ship blocking waterway apologises
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Shoei Kisen Kaisha said it was trying to resolve the situation as soon as possible, but that dislodging the Ever Given was proving extremely difficult.

Marine and salvage engineers failed in their latest attempt on Thursday.

The 400m-long (1,300ft), 200,000-tonne vessel became wedged across the canal amid high winds and a dust storm.

How do you refloat a giant cargo ship?
In pictures: Efforts to shift huge ship...
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Published: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:07:05 +0100
Egypt: End shocking reprisal campaign against leading Egyptian rights group
Authorities in Egypt must end their vicious reprisal campaign against the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and immediately and unconditionally release three senior staff members arrested arbitrarily, said Amnesty International today.

The crackdown took place after the group held a human right briefing with 13 Western diplomats. Gasser Abdel-Razek, EIPR’s Executive Director and a veteran human rights defender, is the third senior staff member to be detained in just five...
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:42:07 +0200
Egypt: Authorities arrest a staff member of prominent human rights organization in reprisal for a meeting with diplomats
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to the arbitrary arrest of Mohamed Basheer, the Administrative Manager at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), over bogus charges, Philip Luther, Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director said:

“By arresting Mohamed Basheer, a member of staff at one of Egypt’s most prominent independent human rights organizations, the Egyptian authorities have yet again shown their intolerance...
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:24:21 +0200
India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - India has moved troops to its eastern stretch of border with China since clashes erupted between the nuclear-armed rivals on the western part of their border in the Himalayas in June, a government official said.

The June clash in the Ladakh region, in the western part of their border, was the worst violence between the Asian giants in decades and there has been little sign of a reduction in tension, with more military...
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Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 09:29:19 +0200
Human Rights Watch Calls on Morocco to Ensure LGBTQ Rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Human Rights Watch affirms the “precarious” situation for LGBTQ identifying people in Morocco. The organization makes ongoing calls for justice.

Rabat – Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international NGO headquartered in New York, has questioned the justice system surrounding Moroccan transgender women and LGBTQ rights in Morocco.

A July 22 publication titled “‘Where is the Justice’ for Moroccan Transgender Women?,” highlights...
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Published: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 23:55:37 +0200
Brazil: Cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS
Government data shows steep rise in illegal commercial cattle ranching in protected areas of Brazil’s Amazon
Illegal commercial cattle ranching drives land seizures, violence and threats against Indigenous peoples and traditional residents of Reserves
JBS urged to implement effective monitoring system by end of 2020
Cattle illegally grazed in protected areas of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have entered the supply chain of the world’s largest meat-packer, JBS, Amnesty International...
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Published: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:22:26 +0200
How to stay safe online during the COVID-19 crisis
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-With much of the world on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are relying on our phones, laptops and other devices to stay connected. While cyber-surveillance is a longstanding threat to human rights defenders and others, this new normal means options for using physical security alternatives (like simply communicating sensitive information in person rather than online) are seriously diminished. This raises the human rights stakes. It can...
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Published: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:33:33 +0200
Europe: Mass protests provide hope as rights and judicial independence eroded
Europe: Mass protests provide hope as rights and judicial independence eroded

Moyen-Orient aujourd'hui / Suède / Stockholm: -People’s rights are being violated by governments in Europe and Central Asia, who are cracking down on protests and seeking to erode the independence of the judiciary to avoid accountability, Amnesty International said today as it published its annual review of human rights in the region.

The organization praised those brave people who took to the...
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Published: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 19:57:21 +0200
Qatar: FIFA must act on labour abuses as World Cup qualifiers kick off
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Ahead of qualification matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Amnesty International is calling on FIFA to use its leverage with the Qatari authorities to help end the abuse of migrant workers. In a letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Amnesty called on FIFA to live up to its responsibilities to prevent, mitigate and remedy human rights risks connected to the tournament, and to “use the full extent of its influence” to urge Qatar to fulfil its programme...
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Published: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:52:45 +0100
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT

Middle East Today / Sweden /Stockholm :-In this open letter, non-governmental organizations write ahead of the January 25th Foreign Affairs Council discussion on Egypt to raise serious concerns, once again, about the human rights crisis unfolding in the country, and to urge the EU and its member states to take the long overdue steps needed to signal that Egypt’s disregard for human rights will no-longer be tolerated.
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Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:18:56 +0100
Egypt: Abused and denied heath care, prisoners’ lives at risk
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Prison officials in Egypt are subjecting prisoners of conscience and others held for political reasons to torture, cruel and inhuman conditions of detention and are deliberately denying them health care to punish dissent, Amnesty International said in a new damning report today highlighting how prison authorities’ callousness has led or contributed to deaths in custody and irreparable harm to prisoners’ health.

The report, “What do I care...
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Published: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:43:06 +0100
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT

Middle East Today / Sweden /Stockholm :-In this open letter, non-governmental organizations write ahead of the January 25th Foreign Affairs Council discussion on Egypt to raise serious concerns, once again, about the human rights crisis unfolding in the country, and to urge the EU and its member states to take the long overdue steps needed to signal that Egypt’s disregard for human rights will no-longer be tolerated.
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Published: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 01:37:44 +0100
Brazil: Accelerating deforestation of Amazon a direct result of Bolsonaro’s policies
New statistics revealing deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region increased 9.5 per cent year-on-year show the tragic cost of President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies of systematically undermining environmental protections, Amnesty International said today.

The statistics, published by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), showed that 11,088 km² of rainforest was lost between August 2019 and July 2020, an increase of 9.5 per cent when compared to the same period the...
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Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:34:39 +0100
How to move from a ‘wantrepreneur’, to an entrepreneur?
How to move from a ‘wantrepreneur’, to an entrepreneur?

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Sage published the results of a survey this week highlighting the perceived barriers to starting a new business. It found that while 52% dream of starting their own business, 53% see money worries stopping them from doing so. The ONS recently revealed that over 400,000 businesses were born in 2020. This is the highest annual total since 2017. Of those, 19,465 were tech start-ups, the...
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Published: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:16:56 +0100
Brazil: Cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- On 23 September, JBS announced it would introduce a new system to monitor its cattle suppliers, including its indirect suppliers, by 2025. Amnesty International considers this timeline too far removed. JBS has been aware of the risks that cattle illegally grazed in protected areas may enter its supply chain since at least 2009, and previously pledged to monitor its indirect suppliers by 2011. In light of the company's longstanding awareness of these issues,...
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:58:46 +0200
Exxon weighs global job cuts after unveiling Australian lay-off plan
Exxon weighs global job cuts after unveiling Australian lay-off plan

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) is assessing possible worldwide job cuts, a spokesman said on Wednesday, after the company announced a voluntary lay-off programme in Australia.

Exxon is the latest oil major to embark on axing jobs spurred by a historic collapse in fuel demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The company has slashed...
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Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:42:31 +0200
Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-TAIPEI (Reuters) - Fed up with being confused for China amid the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty, Taiwan said on Wednesday it would redesign its passport to give greater prominence to the island’s name.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Fed up with being confused for China amid the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty, Taiwan said on Wednesday it would redesign its passport...
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Published: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:06:21 +0200
Fewer foreign students are expected to Lund this year
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- These days, Lund's international students are welcomed to the historic Scanian university city. But this year, universities estimate that they will be far fewer than in previous years, almost 1,000 students against the approximately 2,000 who usually come.

Lund University has corona-adapted both its event "Arrival Days" and the introductory weeks to be able to receive students safely during the current pandemic.

- This year, there...
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Published: Sun, 03 May 2020 23:38:02 +0200
Filmmaker Who Mocked Egypt’s President Dies in Prison
Shady Habash had been held without trial at a maximum-security prison for two years. His lawyer said the cause of death was unknown.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO — An Egyptian filmmaker imprisoned over a music video that mocked President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi died at a maximum-security facility on Friday after two years in detention without trial, his lawyer said.

The cause of death of the filmmaker, Shady Habash, 24, was not immediately clear. But it brought...
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Published: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:42:33 +0200
Why abortion and contraception are essential healthcare
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The COVID-19 pandemic is stretching healthcare systems around the world to breaking point. As a result, many people are finding it harder than ever to access abortion and contraception.

A health crisis on this scale means governments are having to make difficult decisions about where to target limited health resources. Already, in some countries, including Nepal and South Africa, providers of abortion and contraception have been forced to reduce...
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Published: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:19:21 +0200
A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens
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Published: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 19:57:21 +0200
Qatar: FIFA must act on labour abuses as World Cup qualifiers kick off
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Published: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:37:36 +0200
Over 20 mummies were moved through Cairo in the "golden parade of the pharaohs"
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Published: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:52:45 +0100
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT
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Published: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:35:01 +0100
Unjust detentions make a ‘mockery’ of Turkey human rights plan: Amnesty
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Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:18:56 +0100
Egypt: Abused and denied heath care, prisoners’ lives at risk
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Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:50:20 +0100
Russia: Scores of activists arrested for protesting the detention of Aleksei Navalny must be released
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Published: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:43:06 +0100
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT
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Published: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:00:37 +0100
Egypt: Authorities escalate punishment of human rights defenders
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Published: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 01:37:44 +0100
Brazil: Accelerating deforestation of Amazon a direct result of Bolsonaro’s policies
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Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:36:54 +0100
Suez Canal: Owner of cargo ship blocking waterway apologises
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Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:34:39 +0100
How to move from a ‘wantrepreneur’, to an entrepreneur?
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Published: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:07:05 +0100
Egypt: End shocking reprisal campaign against leading Egyptian rights group
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Published: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:16:56 +0100
Brazil: Cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:42:07 +0200
Egypt: Authorities arrest a staff member of prominent human rights organization in reprisal for a meeting with diplomats
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:58:46 +0200
Exxon weighs global job cuts after unveiling Australian lay-off plan
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:24:21 +0200
India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China
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Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:42:31 +0200
Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China
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Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 09:29:19 +0200
Human Rights Watch Calls on Morocco to Ensure LGBTQ Rights
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Published: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:06:21 +0200
Fewer foreign students are expected to Lund this year
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Published: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 23:55:37 +0200
Brazil: Cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS
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Published: Sun, 03 May 2020 23:38:02 +0200
Filmmaker Who Mocked Egypt’s President Dies in Prison
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Published: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:22:26 +0200
How to stay safe online during the COVID-19 crisis
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Published: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:42:33 +0200
Why abortion and contraception are essential healthcare
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Published: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:33:33 +0200
Europe: Mass protests provide hope as rights and judicial independence eroded
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