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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.

Amnesty International,...
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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: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:21:43 +0200
Philippines. L’ONU doit enquêter sur la «guerre contre la drogue» meurtrière que mène le gouvernement de Rodrigo Duterte
Extrajudicial executions by police remain rampant
Scale of abuses reaches the threshold of crimes against humanity

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The wave of police killings triggered by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous anti-drugs campaign continues to rage on, destroying lives and devastating communities, a report by Amnesty International reveals today. The UN must immediately open an investigation into gross human rights violations and possible...
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Published: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:47:52 +0200
Nauru: Deterring essential medical transfers risks deadly consequences
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to news that the government of Nauru has passed a law severely restricting medical transfers to Australia for refugees and asylum seekers, Meghna Abraham, Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International, said:

“This move by the Nauru government is a dangerous and callous act that could have deadly consequences for the women, men and children whom Australia has exiled there.

“Nauru has failed to provide refugees...
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 16:09:29 +0200
Sri Lanka: Death row prisoners win a temporary reprieve
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to a court decision to hold off all executions until petitions are heard after October, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik, said:

“No one should have to fear that they will be hanged. The temporary reprieve given to these death row prisoners should become permanent and their death sentences should be commuted immediately.

“The court decision comes against the backdrop of widespread opposition...
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Published: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 02:26:19 +0200
Libya: Abhorrent attack on migrant detention centre must be investigated as a war crime
The International Criminal Court must order an urgent investigation into an abhorrent attack on the Tajoura immigration detention centre in eastern Tripoli, Libya, in which at least 40 refugees and migrants were killed and more than 80 injured, said Amnesty International.

“This deadly attack which struck a detention centre where at least 600 refugees and migrants were trapped in detention with no means of escape, and whose location was known to all warring parties, must be independently...
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Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:39:24 +0200
Italy: Sea-Watch 3’s captain must not be prosecuted for saving lives
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following a decision by a preliminary investigations judge in Italy to release the Sea-Watch 3 captain, Carola Rackete, Elisa De Pieri, Amnesty International’s researcher on southern Europe said:

“This decision brings welcome relief to people standing for human rights. Carola Rackete put her freedom on the line to ensure the safety of others. Her actions should be celebrated rather than criminalized and it is a bitter irony that she was the...
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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.
Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International...
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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
As an investor, you’ve likely been advised to take a more active role in overseeing your finances. However, doing so can be intimidating—especially if you’re new to financial planning.

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, 07 Jul 2019 18:00:51 +0200
Italy: Council of Europe Committee takes important steps to protect Roma from forced evictions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to the decision by European Committee of Social Rights to request the Italian state to take immediate measures to protect the housing rights of Roma, Lucy Claridge, Director of Strategic Litigation at Amnesty International said:

“We wholeheartedly welcome this important step by the Committee and urge the Italian government to comply and end the ongoing and discriminatory destruction of Roma camps and forced evictions which trample...
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 16:42:44 +0200
Hong Kong: Evidence of police violence against protesters verified
-Amnesty International examined incidents of unnecessary and excessive use of force during 12 June protest
-Restraint urged in policing of upcoming protests
-Police must be held to account for unlawful use of force

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Hong Kong police must end the unlawful use of force against peaceful protesters who have once again taken to the streets on Friday, Amnesty International said as it published details of verified instances of unnecessary...
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:53:03 +0200
Sudan: Agreement must be judged by actions of those in power
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that a power-sharing deal has been reached between Sudan’s military leaders and the opposition party, Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said:

We know that this agreement is clearly not the end of the terrible ordeal Sudanese people have experienced. But the fact that it has happened at all is a testament to the extraordinary determination and resilience of ordinary people who chose to stand up...
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Published: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 01:08:00 +0200
USA: Authorities are misusing justice system to harass migrant human rights defenders
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Since 2018, the US government has conducted an unlawful and discriminatory campaign of intimidation, threats, harassment, and criminal investigations against people who defend the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on the US–Mexico border, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

‘Saving lives is not a crime’: Politically motivated legal harassment of migrant human rights defenders by the USA reveals how...
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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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Published: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:21:43 +0200
Philippines. L’ONU doit enquêter sur la «guerre contre la drogue» meurtrière que mène le gouvernement de Rodrigo Duterte
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Published: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 18:00:51 +0200
Italy: Council of Europe Committee takes important steps to protect Roma from forced evictions
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Published: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:47:52 +0200
Nauru: Deterring essential medical transfers risks deadly consequences
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 16:42:44 +0200
Hong Kong: Evidence of police violence against protesters verified
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 16:09:29 +0200
Sri Lanka: Death row prisoners win a temporary reprieve
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:53:03 +0200
Sudan: Agreement must be judged by actions of those in power
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Published: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 02:26:19 +0200
Libya: Abhorrent attack on migrant detention centre must be investigated as a war crime
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Published: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 01:08:00 +0200
USA: Authorities are misusing justice system to harass migrant human rights defenders
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Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:39:24 +0200
Italy: Sea-Watch 3’s captain must not be prosecuted for saving lives
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