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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: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:15:16 +0200
Thailand: Authorities using repressive laws to intensify crackdown on online critics
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The Thai authorities are prosecuting social media users who criticize the government and monarchy in a systematic campaign to crush dissent which is being exacerbated by new COVID-19 restrictions, Amnesty International said in a new briefing released today.

‘They are always watching’ shows how General Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s administration has increased the use of vague or overly broad laws to bring criminal charges against dozens of peaceful...
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Published: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 13:22:20 +0200
Egypt: Rights Activist Detained, Allegedly Tortured
Escalating Campaign Against Human Rights Advocates

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities on February 7, 2020 detained Patrick George Zaki, a researcher with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), in a serious escalation of their campaign against human rights activists and groups, Human Rights Watch said today.

A source at the rights organization told Human Rights Watch that the National Security Agency held George incommunicado...
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Published: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:47:37 +0200
Egypt: Private-sector garment workers forced to choose between health and livelihoods
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-On 16 March, the government decided to reduce the number of workers in governmental and public institutions in provinces with COVID-19 cases, and granted paid leave to workers in at least some state-run factories. However, the government did not make any similar provision for private-sector workers, who are left to face their employers’ discretionary measures. On 29 March Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly confirmed that there were no restrictions on the movement...
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Published: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 22:53:08 +0200
South Asia: As COVID-19 spreads, fears rise for people at higher risk
-Protect daily wage earners, people displaced by conflict, health workers and prisoners

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-As cases of COVID-19 escalate in South Asia, one of the world’s poorest and most populous regions, Amnesty International calls on the authorities there to put human rights at the heart of their responses and intensify efforts to protect marginalized and vulnerable groups at higher risk, including daily wage earners, people displaced by conflict, health workers...
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Published: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:57:44 +0200
Bangladesh: COVID-19 response flaws put older Rohingya refugees in imminent danger
Older refugees are both the most at risk from the pandemic and the least included in the humanitarian response
Dangerous lack of access to even basic information
Mistakes made during general humanitarian response efforts for Rohingya refugees are being repeated
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Published: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:45:25 +0200
Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus
Egyptian officials say at least 17 medics in the country’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world’s most populous country

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO -- At least 17 medics in Egypt’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, officials said Saturday, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health...
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Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:49:39 +0200
Digital surveillance to fight COVID-19 can only be justified if it respects human rights
-More than 100 civil society groups sign joint statement setting out conditions that must be met before the use of surveillance technology to fight pandemic

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-With governments across the world rapidly expanding the use of digital surveillance in an attempt to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International and other leading NGOs have set out strict conditions that must be met to safeguard human rights and prevent surveillance overreach.
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Published: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:57:49 +0200
After this pandemic we can do better
David Griffiths is Director of the Office of the Secretary General at Amnesty International


Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The pain of the COVID-19 pandemic, a defining event of our times, will continue long after the virus subsides. When the immediate crisis is over many will have experienced unimaginable loss. Many will have lost loved ones, huge numbers will have lost jobs and perhaps homes, and hundreds of millions will have experienced the anxiety and loneliness...
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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: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 09:59:23 +0200
Death penalty 2019: Saudi Arabia executed record number of people last year amid decline in global executions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Saudi Arabia, Iraq, South Sudan, and Yemen bucked a global trend with spikes in executions
Global executions fell by 5%, hitting a 10-year low
Saudi Arabia executed a record number of people in 2019, despite an overall decline in executions worldwide, Amnesty International said in its 2019 global review of the death penalty published today. The Saudi authorities put 184 people to death last year, the highest number Amnesty has ever recorded in a...
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Published: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:14:27 +0200
Egypt: Further Information: Detained Researcher in Critical Condition: Ibrahim Ezz El-Din
Urgent Action Update: Detained Researcher in Critical Condition (Egypt: UA 104.19)

Detained human rights researcher Ibrahim Ezz El-Din’s health has deteriorated in Tora prison putting him at particular risk if exposed to COVID-19. Ibrahim remains in pre-trial detention following his arrest on 11 June 2019 and enforced disappearance for 167 days.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Detained human rights researcher Ibrahim Ezz El-Din’s health has deteriorated in...
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Published: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 22:27:22 +0200
Cambodia: Exclusive footage reveals deplorable prison conditions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amnesty International is releasing shocking footage providing first-hand evidence of the inhumane conditions and extreme overcrowding inside one of Cambodia's prisons.

The organization recently called the country's detention facilities a "ticking time bomb" for a potentially disastrous coronavirus outbreak.

"These deplorable conditions make a mockery of 'physical distancing' and show the Cambodian authorities' utter neglect for these...
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Published: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:18:18 +0200
Philippines: President Duterte gives "shoot to kill" order amid pandemic response
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to orders from President Duterte to police, military officials and barangay officials to shoot ‘troublemakers’ protesting during community quarantine, Amnesty Philippine Section Director, Butch Olano, said:

“It is deeply alarming that President Duterte has extended a ‘shoot to kill’ policy to law enforcement agencies. Deadly, unchecked force should never be used in an emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The...
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Published: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:45:25 +0200
Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus
Egyptian officials say at least 17 medics in the country’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world’s most populous country

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO -- At least 17 medics in Egypt’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, officials said Saturday, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health...
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Published: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:05:04 +0200
Algeria: Quash conviction and sentence against political leader Karim Tabbou
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- An appeal court in Algiers has today handed key opposition political leader, Karim Tabbou, a one-year prison sentence and a fine of 50 000 Algerian dinars (around 405 USD) for trumped up charges related to “incitement to violence” and “harming national security” in relation to his speech in videos published on his political party’s Facebook page where he peacefully criticized the role of the army in politics.

Karim should never have...
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Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:22:38 +0200
Sierra Leone: Discriminatory ban on pregnant girls attending school is lifted
Following today’s ministerial statement to overturn with immediate effect the ban on pregnant girls attending schools, Marta Colomer, Amnesty International’s Acting Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa said:

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- “Today we have cause to celebrate as thousands of pregnant girls across Sierra Leone will be allowed back into classes nationwide when schools reopen after COVID-19.

This inherently discriminatory ban...
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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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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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Published: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:15:16 +0200
Thailand: Authorities using repressive laws to intensify crackdown on online critics
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Published: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 09:59:23 +0200
Death penalty 2019: Saudi Arabia executed record number of people last year amid decline in global executions
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Published: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 13:22:20 +0200
Egypt: Rights Activist Detained, Allegedly Tortured
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Egypt: Further Information: Detained Researcher in Critical Condition: Ibrahim Ezz El-Din
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Published: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:47:37 +0200
Egypt: Private-sector garment workers forced to choose between health and livelihoods
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Published: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 22:27:22 +0200
Cambodia: Exclusive footage reveals deplorable prison conditions
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Published: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 22:53:08 +0200
South Asia: As COVID-19 spreads, fears rise for people at higher risk
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Published: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:18:18 +0200
Philippines: President Duterte gives "shoot to kill" order amid pandemic response
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Published: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:57:44 +0200
Bangladesh: COVID-19 response flaws put older Rohingya refugees in imminent danger
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Published: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:45:25 +0200
Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus
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Published: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:45:25 +0200
Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus
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Published: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:05:04 +0200
Algeria: Quash conviction and sentence against political leader Karim Tabbou
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Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:49:39 +0200
Digital surveillance to fight COVID-19 can only be justified if it respects human rights
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Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:22:38 +0200
Sierra Leone: Discriminatory ban on pregnant girls attending school is lifted
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After this pandemic we can do better
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