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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:44:28 +0200
Italy/Malta/Spain: 121 people including babies and children stranded at sea in searing heat must be allowed to dock
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-More than 30 children, including two babies, and nearly 90 men and women stranded at sea in searing temperatures, must be immediately allowed to dock, said Amnesty International, as the stand-off between the Italian, Maltese and Spanish authorities and a NGO rescue ship enters its second week.

Despite mounting concerns for their well-being, Italian and Maltese authorities are refusing a port where they could safely be disembarked. Spanish authorities...
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:13:38 +0200
Hong Kong: Police should exercise restraint to avoid escalating violence
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to police operations on Aug 11, where rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets were fired, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong said:

“Hong Kong police have once again used tear gas and rubber bullets in a way that have fallen short of international standards. Firing at retreating protesters in confined areas where they had little time to leave goes against the purported objective of dispersing a crowd.”
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Published: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:59:00 +0200
Egypt: Five ways the legacy of the Rabaa dispersal still haunts Egyptians today
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Six years ago, Egyptian security forces killed at least 900 individuals and injured more than a thousand during the dispersal of sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares in Greater Cairo. According to official statistics, eight security officers were also killed that day. For many of those directly affected and their families, the legacy of that dark day still lingers.

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Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:02:38 +0200
Egypt: Bitter legacy of Rabaa massacre continues to haunt Egyptians
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The bloody events of 14 August 2013, when Egyptian security forces killed at least 900 people during the violent dispersal of mass anti-government sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares, has cast a shadow over Egyptian society that lingers to this day, said Amnesty International today.

More than 650 people who participated in the sit-in were given prison sentences of up to 25 years and 75 others were sentenced to death after a grossly...
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Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 21:17:45 +0200
Tanzania: Free arrested journalist immediately and unconditionally
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the arrest and detention of Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Joan Nyanyuki, said:

The arrest of Erick Kabendera is an assault on press freedom and further underlines the rising repression of journalists and perceived government critics in Tanzania.
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:24:30 +0200
"I am 15. I’m blocking your commute so my generation has jobs to go to, and a planet to live on."
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- “I am going to be late for work because of you! You lot don’t have jobs to go to!” a red-faced woman yelled at last month’s youth climate march in London. Admittedly, by occupying Westminster Bridge, the schoolchildren I was with had caused some disruption, but that was the point. Commuters might be late for work, but we will not have jobs to go to or even have a healthy planet to live on unless our governments take immediate action on climate change.
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:42:04 +0200
Israel/OPT: Amnesty joins legal challenge to punitive expulsion of HRW country director
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to challenge the legality of the Israeli government’s decision to revoke the work permit of its Israel and Palestine Director, the organization said today.

The Israeli authorities’ decision to deport Omar Shakir is a crushing blow to freedom of expression in the country and sends an alarming signal to human rights activists and civil society in general of...
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:37:22 +0200
USA: Trump’s racist slurs translates into degrading, dehumanizing policies
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-

Responding to President Trump’s toxic tweets accusing four Democrat Congresswomen of hating the United States and suggesting they go back to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Kumi Naidoo, said:

As President of the United States, Trump has demonized minority groups, whipped up hatred, fear and sowed division.
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:40:32 +0200
Help Muslims in Xinjiang, China, observe Ramadan
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Write to the organisation representing Muslim countries and demand it speaks up for Muslims being denied the right to practice their religion in Xinjiang.

Until she left China, journalist Gulchehra Hoja, a minority ethnic Uyghur, had never been able to practice her religion freely. Now, she is living in the USA and even though she cannot return Xinjiang because of her journalism, she prays that her family and all Uyghur peoples can choose to freely...
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:02:48 +0200
Want To Boost Your Financial Planning Knowledge? Try These 14 Resources
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Before diving in and making important financial decisions for yourself, you’ll first want to learn the basics. We asked members of Forbes Finance Council for some solid resources to help you develop a better understanding of the best strategies and tips for handling your personal finances. Here...
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:24:52 +0200
Tell TripAdvisor to pull out of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Learn to shoot like a soldier, ride a camel or take a tour of historic sites – all on stolen land! Thanks to help from TripAdvisor, these are all activities you can do when visiting one of the many illegal Israeli settlements.

TripAdvisor lists more than 70 different properties, activities and attractions in illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). By doing so, TripAdvisor is boosting the settlement economy and...
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:15:21 +0200
Iran: Release eight wildlife conservationists following unfair trial on trumped-up spying charges
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Wildlife conservationists in Iran who have been accused of espionage after using cameras to track endangered species could face the death penalty or more than a decade in prison, said Amnesty International, ahead of a verdict in their case in the coming days.

The eight scientists, who are linked to the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, were arrested at the end of January 2018. They had been conducting research into Iran’s endangered animals,...
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Published: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:42:09 +0200
DRC: ICC conviction of Ntaganda provides long awaited justice for victims of grotesque crimes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following today’s International Criminal Court (ICC) conviction of Bosco Ntaganda, former leader of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity, Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa welcomed the conviction, saying:

We can only hope that today’s verdict provides some consolation to those affected by the grotesque crimes perpetrated by Ntaganda and paves the...
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:52:17 +0200
Sudan: Former president Omar al-Bashir must not escape international trial
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir must face justice for crimes under international law, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, that he allegedly committed in Darfur while in power, Amnesty International said ahead of the start of his trial on corruption charges on 18 August in Khartoum.

While this trial is a positive step towards accountability for some of his alleged crimes, he remains wanted for heinous crimes committed...
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Published: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:26:32 +0200
Egypt: Peaceful activists among hundreds subjected to arbitrary overnight probation measures
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egyptian authorities are continuing their use of arbitrary and excessive overnight probation measures to further punish peaceful activists by forcing them to overnight in crowded police cells after their release from prison, said Amnesty International today.

The Egyptian authorities are relying on arbitrary and excessive probation measures as a repressive tactic to intimidate peaceful activists into silence after their release from prison
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Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:26:34 +0200
Egypt: Mass hunger strike at al-Aqrab prison over denial of family visits and dire conditions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Egyptian authorities must immediately end cruel and inhumane detention conditions and allow regular family visits at al-Aqrab maximum security prison in Tora where approximately 130 detainees have gone on a mass hunger strike for more than six weeks, said Amnesty International today. Many of those on strike were arrested more than two years ago and have not been allowed a single visit from their families or lawyers.

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Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:31:29 +0200
Lebanon: Decision to cancel Mashrou’ Leila concert an alarming indicator of the state of freedom of expression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to a statement issued by the organizers of the Byblos International Festival stating they were forced to cancel a performance by the band Mashrou’ Leila, that was due to take place on 9 August, “to prevent bloodshed and maintain security and stability”, following a hate campaign targeting the group, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said:

“This decision is a devastating blow for the right to...
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Published: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:46:44 +0200
Google must fully commit to never censor search in China
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the statement by a senior Google executive that the company has “terminated” plans to launch Project Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China, Joe Westby, researcher on technology and human rights at Amnesty Tech, said:

Google must now go one step further and commit to never aid China’s large-scale censorship and surveillance. The company’s past evasiveness on this issue leaves the door open to future abuses.
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:34:10 +0200
South Sudan: Authorities crackdown on critics in cross-border campaign of intimidation
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The South Sudanese authorities have in recent months escalated their crackdown on peaceful dissent by conducting a cross-border campaign of harassment, intimidation and attacks against critics to prevent a series of global protests on the country’s leadership from taking place, reveals a new briefing by Amnesty International.

The protests organized by the Red Card Movement (RCM), a nascent South Sudanese youth movement open to any individual...
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:06 +0200
Turkey: Outlandish charges against Osman Kavala and 15 others must be dropped
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Ahead of the second hearing tomorrow in the trial of civil society leader Osman Kavala and 15 others on trumped up charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the government’, Amnesty International’s Andrew Gardner said:

“Osman Kavala has spent 625 days behind bars in pre-trial detention despite the complete absence of any evidence for the outlandish charges against him. With this case it is Turkey’s deeply flawed justice system that is in the...
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:48:39 +0200
Saudi Arabia, Russia express support for China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Saudi Arabia, Russia and 35 other states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, in contrast to strong Western criticism.

China has been accused of detaining a million Muslims and persecuting ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang, and 22 ambassadors signed a letter to the UN Human Rights Council this week criticising its policies.

Countries including Australia, Britain, Germany and Japan...
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Published: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 16:35:34 +0200
Aircraft have crashed outside Umeå - nine people dead
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The accident must have happened at Storsandskär in Umeälven.

A smaller aircraft with parachutists aboard has crashed on an island outside Umeå.

All nine people on board have died. This confirms Region Västerbotten for Aftonbladet.

- We have an ongoing effort and it is hectic right now, says Lina Buurstra, assistant flight rescue manager at the Naval and Aviation Rescue Center.

Shortly after 2 pm the...
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:47:02 +0200
Announcing the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The People’s Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival – the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change – will be hosted by leading civil society groups and the UN Human Rights Office in New York on 18-19 September. The Summit aims to galvanize the human rights community to urgently scale-up its efforts on climate justice, creating the most diverse movement ever assembled to tackle the climate crisis.

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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:16:15 +0200
TripAdvisor staff urged to speak out against firm’s role in sustaining illegal Israeli settlements
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amnesty International has called on TripAdvisor employees to use their power to demand that their company stops profiting from war crimes by listing tourist attractions and properties in illegal Israeli settlements across the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

In an open letter addressed to TripAdvisor staff, the organization said the settlements have had a devastating impact on the human rights of Palestinians, with tens of thousands of homes...
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Published: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:08:39 +0200
South Korea: Criminalization of sex between men in military fuels violence, abuse and discrimination
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Gay and trans soldiers in South Korea face violence, harassment and pervasive discrimination due to the criminalization of consensual sex between men in the military, Amnesty International said as it released a new report outlining why this unjust law must be abolished.

Serving in Silence: LGBTI People in South Korea’s Military reveals the destructive impact criminalizing consensual same-sex activity in South Korea’s military has on LGBTI people....
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:44:28 +0200
Italy/Malta/Spain: 121 people including babies and children stranded at sea in searing heat must be allowed to dock
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:52:17 +0200
Sudan: Former president Omar al-Bashir must not escape international trial
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:13:38 +0200
Hong Kong: Police should exercise restraint to avoid escalating violence
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Published: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:26:32 +0200
Egypt: Peaceful activists among hundreds subjected to arbitrary overnight probation measures
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Published: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:59:00 +0200
Egypt: Five ways the legacy of the Rabaa dispersal still haunts Egyptians today
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Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:26:34 +0200
Egypt: Mass hunger strike at al-Aqrab prison over denial of family visits and dire conditions
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Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:02:38 +0200
Egypt: Bitter legacy of Rabaa massacre continues to haunt Egyptians
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Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:31:29 +0200
Lebanon: Decision to cancel Mashrou’ Leila concert an alarming indicator of the state of freedom of expression
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Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 21:17:45 +0200
Tanzania: Free arrested journalist immediately and unconditionally
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Published: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:46:44 +0200
Google must fully commit to never censor search in China
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:24:30 +0200
"I am 15. I’m blocking your commute so my generation has jobs to go to, and a planet to live on."
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:34:10 +0200
South Sudan: Authorities crackdown on critics in cross-border campaign of intimidation
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:42:04 +0200
Israel/OPT: Amnesty joins legal challenge to punitive expulsion of HRW country director
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:06 +0200
Turkey: Outlandish charges against Osman Kavala and 15 others must be dropped
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:37:22 +0200
USA: Trump’s racist slurs translates into degrading, dehumanizing policies
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:48:39 +0200
Saudi Arabia, Russia express support for China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:40:32 +0200
Help Muslims in Xinjiang, China, observe Ramadan
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Published: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 16:35:34 +0200
Aircraft have crashed outside Umeå - nine people dead
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:02:48 +0200
Want To Boost Your Financial Planning Knowledge? Try These 14 Resources
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:47:02 +0200
Announcing the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:24:52 +0200
Tell TripAdvisor to pull out of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:16:15 +0200
TripAdvisor staff urged to speak out against firm’s role in sustaining illegal Israeli settlements
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:15:21 +0200
Iran: Release eight wildlife conservationists following unfair trial on trumped-up spying charges
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Published: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:08:39 +0200
South Korea: Criminalization of sex between men in military fuels violence, abuse and discrimination
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Published: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:42:09 +0200
DRC: ICC conviction of Ntaganda provides long awaited justice for victims of grotesque crimes
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