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Published: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:16:49 +0200
Poland: When judges become human rights defenders
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-“There is a danger when politics enters the judiciary,” warned Judge Sławomir Jęksa in his summing up of his decision to accept the appeal of a woman who had been charged for using offensive language at a rally. She had, he reasoned, not only been entitled to express herself in the way that she did, especially since she was expressing genuine concerns about the encroachment on human rights in Poland.

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Published: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:00:56 +0200
Sudan: Investigate role of intelligence chief in protest killings
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that Salah Gosh, head of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), which spearheaded the deadly crackdown against protesters in recent months, has stepped down, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Sarah Jackson said:

“It is crucial that Sudan’s new authorities investigate Salah Gosh’s role in the killings of scores of Sudanese protesters...
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Published: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:12:34 +0200
Egypt: Parliament’s approval of constitutional amendments demonstrates their complete disregard for human rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that the amendments to Egypt’s constitution have been approved by parliament, Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:

“The decision to put these amendments to the constitution to a public referendum, amid the worst crackdown on freedom of expression and severe restrictions on political parties and independent media, demonstrates the Egyptian government’s...
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Published: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:50:41 +0200
Saudi Arabia: New wave of arrests and travel bans latest assault on freedom of expression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to reports that the Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested at least seven individuals, some of whom are journalists, writers and academics, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Research Lynn Maalouf said:

“Those arrested include Salah al-Haidar, the son of human rights activist Aziza Al-Yousef, who was temporarily released just a few days ago after more than 10 months of a terrible ordeal. Others include Abdullah al-Duhailan,...
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Published: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:31:44 +0200
Israel/OPT: Reversal of Airbnb ban on illegal settlement listings deeply shameful
Responding to Airbnb’s announcement that they will no longer be removing all listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank following a class action lawsuit by Israeli lawyers, Amnesty International’s Business and Human Rights Researcher, Mark Dummett said:

“Airbnb’s decision to continue to allow accommodation listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank is a reprehensible and cowardly move that will be another devastating blow for the human rights...
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Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:38:17 +0200
France: Leaked military documents underscore need to end flow of arms to Yemen conflict
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to leaked classified French military documents published today by investigative news site Disclose, highlighting the widespread use of French weapons in the conflict in Yemen, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said:

“These leaked documents provide clear evidence that French military equipment supplied to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being widely used in the conflict in Yemen.
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Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:25:10 +0200
Why former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir must not escape justice
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Omar al-Bashir may have been deposed as President of Sudan after three decades of deeply repressive rule, but he has still not faced justice for the litany of grave human rights violations and crimes under international law he allegedly committed while in power.

ICC arrest warrant
Al-Bashir is one of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) longest-running fugitives. The Court has issued two arrest warrants for the former Sudanese leader...
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Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:34:12 +0200
Afghanistan: ICC refuses to authorize investigation, caving into USA threats
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The International Criminal Court’s decision not to authorize an investigation into crimes committed in Afghanistan under international law marks a shocking abandonment of victims and will further weaken the court’s credibility, Amnesty International said today.

The ICC’s decision comes just days after the United States, which had already issued threats to the court, revoked the chief prosecutor’s visa because the investigation involved...
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Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:04:36 +0200
South Korea: Top court orders reform of abortion laws in historic victory for women’s rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Today’s ruling is a major step forward for the human rights of women and girls in South Korea. The country’s draconian laws have resulted in discrimination and stigmatization for generations of women and girls by forcing them to undergo clandestine and unsafe abortions.
Roseann Rife, East Asia Research Director at Amnesty International
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Published: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:45:29 +0200
Sudan: Military authorities must break with al-Bashir’s assault on human rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the ousting of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in a military coup following months of street protests, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo said:
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Published: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:43:28 +0200
Qatar Condemns Deadly Bombing of Market in Egypt’s North Sinaiand powers over the judiciary must be rejected
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Qatari government condemned on Tuesday the deadly bomb attack at a market in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province that killed four officers and three civilians.
"The State of Qatar condemned the explosion that took place near a market in the city of Sheikh Zuweid", the Foreign Ministry said. The ministry added in the statement that Doha firmly rejected "violence and terrorism, regardless of motives and reasons".

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Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:57:57 +0200
Brunei must immediately halt plans to introduce stonings and other vicious punishments
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that Brunei Darussalam has today finalised the implementation of a new Shariah Penal Code that introduces cruel punishments such as death by stoning for same-sex sexual acts and amputation for robbery, Stephen Cockburn, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International, said:

“We are extremely concerned that these heinous punishments have become law in Brunei today.

“This new penal code allows punishments...
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Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:07:04 +0200
Live from Algiers: The state must lift all restrictions on the right to freedom of expression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Since 22 February, millions of Algerians have taken to the streets in largely peaceful protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid to remain in power. Under pressure, the 82-year-old - who has been in power for 20 years – announced on Monday 1st April that he will be resigning before the end of his mandate, on 28 April.

So, meanwhile, the protests - the biggest exercise of freedom of expression and assembly in Algeria in decades...
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Published: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:16:01 +0200
Qatar: Authorities must step up efforts to honour labour rights promises before 2022 World Cup
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-With less than four years to go until the 2022 World Cup, the Qatari authorities risk falling behind on their promise to tackle widespread labour exploitation of thousands of migrant workers, Amnesty International said today.

Time is running out if the Qatari authorities want to deliver a legacy we can all cheer - a labour system that ends the abuse and misery inflicted upon so many migrant workers every day
Stephen Cockburn, Deputy Director...
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Published: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:47:02 +0200
Libya: Civilian lives must be protected as clashes escalate in Tripoli offensive
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Fears of further civilian bloodshed are growing as clashes on the outskirts of Tripoli, between forces from the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, under General Khalifa Haftar’s command, and militias aligned with Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord escalate, said Amnesty International today.

According to the Tripoli-based Health Ministry, at least 25 people have been killed and 80 injured since the offensive...
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Published: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:56:37 +0200
Egypt: Crackdown against peaceful critics set to worsen if constitutional amendments are passed
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egypt’s authorities must end their crackdown against critics who oppose amendments to the Egyptian constitution, proposed by members of parliament, that will strengthen impunity for human rights violations, said Amnesty International. Many of those who have criticized the changes have been arrested or publicly vilified in the media.

The organization is today publishing an analysis of the constitutional amendments which are currently being discussed...
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Published: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:25:35 +0200
Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt’s Luxor
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Archaeologists on Thursday unveiled an unusually large tomb on Luxor’s west bank dated to ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty, Reuters reports.

The 3,500-year-old, 450-square-metre (540-square-yard) tomb contains 18 entrance gates and is believed to have belonged to a nobleman named Shedsu-Djehuty.

The nobleman was the royal master of seals for ancient Egyptian kings of Upper and Lower Egypt, said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of...
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Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:55:16 +0200
OPED: 25 years after Rwanda genocide, politics of demonization as dangerous as ever
Twenty-five years ago, the international community stood by and watched as genocide unfolded in Rwanda, devastating a country and leaving lasting scars.

Neighbour turned upon neighbour in 100 days of bloodshed, fuelled by a campaign demonizing members of the Tutsi minority. The campaign used radio broadcasts to spread ethnic hatred and incitement to murder.

Between the start of the genocide on 7 April 1994 and the end of the massacres in July the same year, around 800,000...
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Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:04:18 +0200
Death penalty in 2018: Facts and figures
Global death penalty figures
Amnesty International recorded at least 690 executions in 20 countries in 2018, a decrease of 31% compared to 2017 (at least 993). This figure represents the lowest number of executions that Amnesty International has recorded in the past decade.

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam and Iraq – in that order.

China remained the world’s leading executioner – but the true extent of the use of the death penalty...
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Published: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:02:14 +0200
Game of Thrones vs. real life: 5 ways fact is worse than fiction
The long-awaited eighth season of Game of Thrones begins on Monday 15 April. The show shocks viewers and generates controversy with graphic violence, especially against women. Yet many aspects of real life around the world today are worse than the mythical Game of Thrones world of Westeros.

[spoiler alert: reveals plot lines up to the end of season 2]
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Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:43:45 +0200
COMPARISON OF THE ENGLISH AND TURKISH EDUCATION SYSTEM
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-
REFLECTION PAPER OF THE ENGLAND-TURKEY EDUCATION
Every country has their own education system. We will discuss England & Turkey education system. The English education system depends on the outcome and performance and it focuses on test-results. Firstly, we want to mention principles regarding education in England.
Principles
Schools began to be financed by the state in 1833. National Curriculum is applied with the Education Reform...
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Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:36:24 +0200
Egypt blocks petition against Sisi's constitutional amendments hours after launch
'Void' campaign had attracted nearly 60,000 votes online against changes that could keep president in power until 2034

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-An online petition against proposed constitutional amendments that could extend the rule of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi until 2034 was blocked in Egypt late on Tuesday, hours after it was launched by Egyptian opposition figures from across the political spectrum.

The campaign, titled Batel - Arabic for "Void," reached...
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Published: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:37:13 +0200
Dozens of Mummified Mice and Birds Found in Ancient Egyptian Tomb
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A tomb that was recently unearthed in Egypt holds a collection of about 50 mummified animals, including mice, falcons, cats and dogs.

Inscriptions in the tomb indicate that it was built for a man named Tutu and his wife, Ta-Shirit-Iziz, about 2,000 years ago, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced on April 5 in a Facebook post. Authorities had located the tomb and its entrance in October 2018, after they apprehended a team of looters who were...
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Published: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 08:10:14 +0200
Egypt: constitutional amendments to extend the President’s term and powers over the judiciary must be rejected
The ICJ today expressed its grave concern over amendments to Egypt’s 2014 Constitution proposed by the House of Representatives yesterday, which could increase President el-Sisi’s control over the judiciary, extend his rule for 15 more years, expand the jurisdiction of military courts’ to prosecute civilians and broaden the military’s powers.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The amendments were proposed by one-fifth of the House of Representatives on 4 February, and reported...
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Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:36:29 +0200
"The Algerian state must lift all restrictions on the right to freedom of expression"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -For Yasmine Kacha, an Amnesty International researcher, the government must end the practice of arbitrary arrests of people who demand change.
Tribune. Since February 22, millions of Algerians have been taking to the streets across the country, most of them without violence, to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's attempt to stay in power, a move that would have been unimaginable only a few months. In the face of pressure, the 82-year-old...
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Published: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:16:49 +0200
Poland: When judges become human rights defenders
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Published: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:16:01 +0200
Qatar: Authorities must step up efforts to honour labour rights promises before 2022 World Cup
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Published: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:00:56 +0200
Sudan: Investigate role of intelligence chief in protest killings
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Published: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:47:02 +0200
Libya: Civilian lives must be protected as clashes escalate in Tripoli offensive
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Published: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:12:34 +0200
Egypt: Parliament’s approval of constitutional amendments demonstrates their complete disregard for human rights
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Published: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:56:37 +0200
Egypt: Crackdown against peaceful critics set to worsen if constitutional amendments are passed
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Published: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:50:41 +0200
Saudi Arabia: New wave of arrests and travel bans latest assault on freedom of expression
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Published: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:25:35 +0200
Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt’s Luxor
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Published: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:31:44 +0200
Israel/OPT: Reversal of Airbnb ban on illegal settlement listings deeply shameful
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Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:55:16 +0200
OPED: 25 years after Rwanda genocide, politics of demonization as dangerous as ever
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Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:38:17 +0200
France: Leaked military documents underscore need to end flow of arms to Yemen conflict
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Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:04:18 +0200
Death penalty in 2018: Facts and figures
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Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:25:10 +0200
Why former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir must not escape justice
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Published: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:02:14 +0200
Game of Thrones vs. real life: 5 ways fact is worse than fiction
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Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:34:12 +0200
Afghanistan: ICC refuses to authorize investigation, caving into USA threats
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Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:43:45 +0200
COMPARISON OF THE ENGLISH AND TURKISH EDUCATION SYSTEM
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Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:04:36 +0200
South Korea: Top court orders reform of abortion laws in historic victory for women’s rights
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Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:36:24 +0200
Egypt blocks petition against Sisi's constitutional amendments hours after launch
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Published: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:45:29 +0200
Sudan: Military authorities must break with al-Bashir’s assault on human rights
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Published: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:37:13 +0200
Dozens of Mummified Mice and Birds Found in Ancient Egyptian Tomb
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Published: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:43:28 +0200
Qatar Condemns Deadly Bombing of Market in Egypt’s North Sinaiand powers over the judiciary must be rejected
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Published: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 08:10:14 +0200
Egypt: constitutional amendments to extend the President’s term and powers over the judiciary must be rejected
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Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:57:57 +0200
Brunei must immediately halt plans to introduce stonings and other vicious punishments
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Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:36:29 +0200
"The Algerian state must lift all restrictions on the right to freedom of expression"
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Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:07:04 +0200
Live from Algiers: The state must lift all restrictions on the right to freedom of expression
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