Published: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:15:02 +0200
International refugee day
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -While in peace and quiet we celebrate Midsummer in Sweden, millions of people are fleeing the world. Some lose their lives on the road to a closed Europe, others are imprisoned in criminal gangs in Libya. The EU, and the Swedish government, let it happen.


International refugee day
A child stands with his back to the camera and looks over the rail on a rescue boat. Photo: Felix Weiss / Seawatch
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Published: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:57:24 +0200
Georgia: First LGBTI Pride in the South Caucasus test for the authorities
Georgia: First LGBTI Pride in the South Caucasus test for the authorities

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Georgian authorities must do their utmost to ensure the safety and security of participants of the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Pride March in Tbilisi, Georgia, Amnesty International said ahead of the event (due to take place this weekend), in response to Georgian police statements that they may not be able to protect attendees.
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Published: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:29:19 +0200
Welcoming refugees through community sponsorship
Rebelling against hostility: Welcoming refugees, one family at a time

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Over the past few years, Amnesty International offices on four continents have been working to support refugees in a way and on a scale never seen before. The goal? To increase the number of people who can start their lives in a safe country. The method? Community sponsorship.

At its heart, community sponsorship is a simple but radical idea: ordinary citizens like...
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:03:19 +0200
UK: Appeal Court ruling on Saudi arms is welcome decision for war-torn Yemen
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The UK Court of Appeal today found that the UK government’s decision to continue licensing exports of military equipment to Saudi Arabia is unlawful, ruling in a judicial review brought by Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) and joined by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK.

“This judgment is a rare piece of good news for the people of Yemen. During four years of devastating war the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has...
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Published: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:49:47 +0200
Launch UN Investigation into the Death of President Mohamed Morsy
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the United Nations has called for an investigation to be carried out by an independent body to clarify the cause of death.

We, the undersigned, join international human rights organizations to call upon the UN Human Rights Counsel and the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism,...
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Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:16:09 +0200
Egypt: Authorities must order immediate investigation into death of former President Mohamed Morsi
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s death in custody today Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:

The Egyptian authorities must immediately order an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his death, as well as his detention conditions and his ability to access medical care.
Magdalene Mughrabi
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Published: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:52:04 +0200
Abortion laws in the US – 10 things you need to know
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In 2019 several US states have passed laws which effectively ban abortion, and others have taken steps to drastically restrict abortion access.

Here are 10 key facts about this frightening crackdown on reproductive rights.

1. This has been a long time coming
In 1973 the US Supreme Court ruled that abortion was legal in the landmark case Roe v. Wade. Anti-choice activists and politicians have been working to overturn this decision...
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Published: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:40:32 +0200
Sudan: Remove Rapid Support Forces from Khartoum streets immediately
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the suspension of Sudan from the African Union after the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led the horrific slaughter of more than 100 peaceful protestors over the past three days, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo said:

The Transitional Military Council of Sudan must immediately withdraw all members of the Rapid Support Forces from policing and law enforcement anywhere in Sudan and especially in Khartoum.
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Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:19:24 +0200
Russia: Detention and alleged beating of a prominent investigative journalist is deeply alarming
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Reacting to the news that prominent Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was detained and charged with drugs possession amid allegations that he was held incommunicado and beaten in custody, Natalia Zviagina, Director of Amnesty International’s Representative Office in Russia, said:

“The circumstances of Ivan Golunov’s detention sound dubious and follow a depressingly familiar pattern. A Russian journalist who has been critical of...
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Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:34:08 +0200
France: Authorities must stop arms-laden ship of shame bound for Saudi Arabia
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A Saudi Arabian cargo ship believed to be transporting Canadian armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia must be stopped in France, Amnesty International said today, as the ship transited through the maritime port of Marseille-Fos.

The organization warned there is a serious risk that the military material on board the Bahri Tabuk will be used by the Saudi Arabian armed forces to commit war crimes and other abuses in Yemen, and said there were legitimate...
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Published: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:13:55 +0200
MALMÖ: Here the man is shot by the police
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -A man was shot on Monday by police after appearing threatening at Malmö central station.

He stated that he had bags of weapons and explosives - and threatened to blow up the building.

Malmö Central Station was evacuated and blocked.

- We worked according to the thesis that if it is not possible to exclude terror, we work according to that principle, says Per-Olof Söyseth, commander-in-chief during a press conference.
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Published: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:31:47 +0200
Egypt: Reprisal against human rights defender Mohamed Soltan for human rights advocacy
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-We, the undersigned organizations strongly condemn the defamation campaign by the Egyptian authorities against human rights defender Mohamed Soltan, following the recent advocacy work of the organisation he leads, The Freedom Initiative, in Washington D.C.

These attacks are part of an intimidation campaign against human rights groups and defenders targeted because they have been shedding light on the serious human rights violations in Egypt. Many...
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Published: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:54:14 +0200
Russia: Censorship of Elton John biopic an insult for the rights of LGBTI people
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Censorship of the Russian version of the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ is yet another example of the ‘gay propaganda law’ undercutting freedom of expression and encouraging homophobia in Russia, Amnesty International said today.

“This homophobic censorship of a film about Elton John is as ridiculous as it is insulting for LGBTI people and anyone in the country who stands for dignity and non-discrimination. It is a sad irony that Sir Elton...
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Published: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:02:19 +0200
Saudi Arabia: UN findings on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder highlight need for independent criminal investigation to uncover the truth
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the release of the UN report on the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which concludes that he was the victim of “an extrajudicial killing for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible under human rights law,” and that “there is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including the Crown Prince’s,” Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East...
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Published: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:37:22 +0200
Hosts Egypt beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in Africa Cup of Nations opener
Mahmoud Trezeguet handed hosts Egypt a winning start to the Africa Cup of Nations with the only goal of Friday's opening game against Zimbabwe in a high tempo start to the tournament.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-His 41st-minute strike proved decisive as Egypt missed out on a myriad of chances to make a bigger impact but will be satisfied to have taken the first three point haul of the month-long event.

Trezeguet's finish overshadowed a return to Cairo for Champions...
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:30:02 +0200
Sudan - Stop the attacks against peaceful protesters


Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - In April, Sudan's long-standing dictator Omar al-Bashir was deposed. A new military government took over, but the people of Sudan still ventured out into the streets to demand freedom, justice and an end to the military regime.


Sudan - Stop the attacks against peaceful protesters!
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:07:24 +0200
Hong Kong: Police must end excessive force against largely peaceful protest
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to the use of force against largely peaceful protestors by Hong Kong police, who used tear gas, guns firing bean bags and rubber bullets, batons and pepper spray to disperse a demonstration against the extradition bill in central Hong Kong on Wednesday, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, commented:

The excessive response from police is fuelling tensions and is likely to contribute to worsening violence, rather...
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Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:42:41 +0200
OP-ED: How Facebook’s sudden change hinders human rights investigations
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-When human rights crises break, Amnesty International aims to deploy to the scene to witness first-hand what is happening and expose violations. But sometimes security, diplomatic or administrative issues prevent us from doing so. That’s when we turn to remote tools – including social media platforms – to monitor what is happening in a crisis in real time.


All over the world, grassroots human rights defenders are taking huge risks...
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Published: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:02:35 +0200
Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi dies: state media
State TV reports Egypt's first democratically elected president fainted during court session and died afterwards.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in Cairo, according to state media.

The 67-year-old died after fainting during the court session in the Egyptian capital on Monday, state TV reported.

"He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted....
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Published: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:41:38 +0200
Sudan: Urgent UN and AU investigation needed after military admits deadly decision on protestor crackdown
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following an admission by Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) that they all met the country’s security chiefs on 2 June, and after receiving undisclosed advice from the Attorney General and the Head of the Judiciary, ordered the dispersal of peaceful protestors on 3 June, which “by mistake” killed more than 100 people and injured hundreds more , Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes...
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Published: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 21:07:39 +0200
Sudan: Fresh evidence of government-sponsored crimes in Darfur shows drawdown of peacekeepers premature and reckless
New evidence that ‘scorched earth’ attacks continue
-UN and AU set to vote to close UNAMID peacekeeping mission on 27 June
-Peacekeeper drawdown would expose civilians to brutal tactics of Sudanese security forces
-UN and AU must pause the drawdown of UNAMID and resist Transitional Military Council demand to hand over bases to Rapid Support Forces
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Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:57:47 +0200
BOTSWANA: DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONSENSUAL SAME SEX RELATIONS SHOULD INSPIRE OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Today’s judgement by the Gaborone High Court to decriminalize consensual same sex relations is a victory in the battle for equality and freedom to love whoever you choose, Amnesty International said as it called on other African countries to follow Botswana’s inspiring example.



Today’s court judgement sends a strong message that no one should be harassed, discriminated against or criminalized because of their sexual orientation...
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Published: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:20:04 +0200
Saudi Arabia: Authorities must not resort to use of death penalty against protester arrested aged 13
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Saudi Arabia must not use the death penalty to punish a young man who was arrested at the age of 13 for participating in anti-government protests, said Amnesty International today.

The organization has confirmed that Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution sought the death penalty for Murtaja Qureiris in August 2018 for a series of offences, some of which date back to when he was just 10 years old. CNN had revealed this week that he is facing the death...
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Published: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:50:34 +0200
EGYPT: OSAMA MURAD'S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN TORA PRISON
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Allegations of ill-treatment against a prisoner who attempted to commit suicide at Tora Reception Prison in Egypt
must be subject to an effective, independent investigation without delay, Amnesty International said today.
Osama Murad, a 40-year old man who is serving a 10-year prison sentence on charges of “membership in a terrorist organization”, attempted to commit suicide at Tora Reception Prison at around 12pm on 22 April. According to...
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Published: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 17:01:05 +0200
Sudan: Soaring violence calls for urgent international response
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Sudanese opposition activists today reported that dozens of bodies have been recovered from the river Nile in Khartoum, following a bloody crackdown on protests by security forces, and a surge in attacks by members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a special military force allied to Sudan’s former government.

Netsanet Belay, Africa Director at Amnesty International, said:

“This should be a week of celebration in Khartoum, as...
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Published: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:15:02 +0200
International refugee day
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Published: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:02:19 +0200
Saudi Arabia: UN findings on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder highlight need for independent criminal investigation to uncover the truth
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Published: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:57:24 +0200
Georgia: First LGBTI Pride in the South Caucasus test for the authorities
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Published: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:37:22 +0200
Hosts Egypt beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in Africa Cup of Nations opener
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Published: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:29:19 +0200
Welcoming refugees through community sponsorship
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:30:02 +0200
Sudan - Stop the attacks against peaceful protesters
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:03:19 +0200
UK: Appeal Court ruling on Saudi arms is welcome decision for war-torn Yemen
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:07:24 +0200
Hong Kong: Police must end excessive force against largely peaceful protest
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Published: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:49:47 +0200
Launch UN Investigation into the Death of President Mohamed Morsy
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Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:42:41 +0200
OP-ED: How Facebook’s sudden change hinders human rights investigations
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Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:16:09 +0200
Egypt: Authorities must order immediate investigation into death of former President Mohamed Morsi
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Published: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:02:35 +0200
Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi dies: state media
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Published: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:52:04 +0200
Abortion laws in the US – 10 things you need to know
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Published: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:41:38 +0200
Sudan: Urgent UN and AU investigation needed after military admits deadly decision on protestor crackdown
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Published: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:40:32 +0200
Sudan: Remove Rapid Support Forces from Khartoum streets immediately
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Published: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 21:07:39 +0200
Sudan: Fresh evidence of government-sponsored crimes in Darfur shows drawdown of peacekeepers premature and reckless
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Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:19:24 +0200
Russia: Detention and alleged beating of a prominent investigative journalist is deeply alarming
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Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:57:47 +0200
BOTSWANA: DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONSENSUAL SAME SEX RELATIONS SHOULD INSPIRE OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES
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Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:34:08 +0200
France: Authorities must stop arms-laden ship of shame bound for Saudi Arabia
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Published: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:20:04 +0200
Saudi Arabia: Authorities must not resort to use of death penalty against protester arrested aged 13
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Published: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:13:55 +0200
MALMÖ: Here the man is shot by the police
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Published: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:50:34 +0200
EGYPT: OSAMA MURAD'S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN TORA PRISON
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Published: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:31:47 +0200
Egypt: Reprisal against human rights defender Mohamed Soltan for human rights advocacy
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Published: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 17:01:05 +0200
Sudan: Soaring violence calls for urgent international response
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Published: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:54:14 +0200
Russia: Censorship of Elton John biopic an insult for the rights of LGBTI people
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