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Published: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 09:26:42 +0200
Libya: New government must prioritize human rights and tackle impunity crisis
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Libya’s recently installed Government of National Unity (GNU) must address the human rights crisis across the country, break the cycle of impunity and re-establish rule of law, Amnesty International said today.

In a letter to the GNU, which has faced tremendous challenges since taking office in mid-March to unify institutions in a deeply divided and conflict-torn country, the organization highlighted key areas that the new government must urgently...
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Published: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 15:02:47 +0200
Afghanistan: International community must act decisively to avert further tragedy
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Responding to the collapse of the Afghan government following the seizure of power by the Taliban and the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as thousands of people attempt to leave the country, Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:

“What we are witnessing in Afghanistan is a tragedy that should have been foreseen and averted. It will only be compounded further without swift and decisive action from the international...
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Published: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 16:54:59 +0200
USA/UK: US authorities must drop politically motivated charges against Assange
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Ahead of the preliminary appeal hearing in London’s High Court tomorrow on the decision not to extradite Julian Assange to the US, Amnesty International has renewed its call on US authorities to drop the charges against him. The organisation’s Europe Director, Nils Muižnieks, said:

“This attempt by the US government to get the court to reverse its decision not to allow Julian Assange’s extradition on the basis of new diplomatic assurances...
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Published: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 16:23:22 +0200
Saudi Arabia: Authorities ramp up repression after G20 hiatus
Saudi Arabian authorities have brazenly intensified the persecution of human rights defenders and dissidents and stepped up executions over the past six months, following a lull in prosecutions of activists and a sharp decline in use of the death penalty during Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency last year, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.

Saudi Arabia’s post-G20 crackdown on expression documents how since Saudi Arabia handed over the G20 presidency, authorities...
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Published: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:59:44 +0200
Boy, 14, arrested for anti-LGBTQ+ attack in Amstelveen
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Amsterdam police arrested a 14-year-old boy on Tuesday for the assault of a gender-neutral teen in Amstelveen on Monday. The arrested boy is from Amstelveen, the police said on Twitter. More arrests may follow.

According to the victim's father, 14-year-old Frédérique was attacked in a playground in Amstelveen Westwijk after they refused to tell a group of boys whether they were a boy or a girl.

The young victim was left with...
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Published: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:20:40 +0200
Pegasus Project: Princess Latifa and Princess Haya listed as potential targets by clients of spyware company NSO Group
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -New evidence uncovered by the Pegasus Project has revealed that the phone numbers of Emirati princesses Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum and Haya bint Hussein were listed as potential targets by clients of spyware company NSO Group in the 50,000 numbers leaked in the Pegasus Project investigation. Director of Amnesty Tech, Rasha Abdul Rahim, said:

“These shocking revelations appear to implicate NSO Group in the catalogue of human rights violations...
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Published: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:16:17 +0200
THE ISRAELIAN COMPANY NSO GROUP'S SPY PROGRAM IS USED AGAINST ACTIVITIES AND JOURNALISTS
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Project Pegasus is a pioneering collaboration between 80 journalists in 10 countries coordinated by the French non-profit organization Forbidden Stories. Amnesty has contributed technical knowledge for advanced forensic tests on mobile phones in order to identify traces of spyware.

- Project Pegasus reveals how the company NSO Group's spy program is used by repressive states in an attempt to silence journalists, attack activists and dissidents...
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Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:11:05 +0200
Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group's spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - NSO Group’s spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale, according to a major investigation into the leak of 50,000 phone numbers of potential surveillance targets. These include heads of state, activists and journalists, including Jamal Khashoggi’s family.

The Pegasus Project lays bare how NSO’s spyware is a weapon of choice for repressive governments seeking to silence journalists,...
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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 22:47:22 +0200
Egypt: Commute Death Sentences for Rab’a Protestors
Leading Opposition Figures Convicted in Unfair Mass Trial

Leading Opposition Figures Convicted in Unfair Mass Trial
A volunteer tends to an injured demonstrator in front of a police armored personnel carrier (APC) in Rab’a Square in Cairo, Egypt on August 14, 2013
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A volunteer tends to an injured demonstrator in front of a police armored personnel carrier (APC) in Rab’a Square in Cairo, Egypt on August 14, 2013. That day, Egyptian police and...
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Published: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 23:58:49 +0200
How Egypt weaponizes counter terrorism laws to target human rights defenders
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Egyptian human rights defenders and UN experts examine how authorities in Egypt have weaponized counter terrorism laws to target activists and human rights defenders, and measures the international community can take to investigate the country's grave human rights violations.

This statement was originally published on cihrs.org on 28 June 2021.

An online event on Egypt was held on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the United Nations...
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Published: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 19:26:54 +0200
Palestinian security forces escalate brutal campaign of repression
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -

The Palestinian authorities in the occupied West Bank have launched a chilling campaign of repression cracking down on peaceful protests with unlawful force, targeting journalists, civil society activists, and lawyers with arbitrary arrests and torturing detainees, said Amnesty International today.

Tensions in Palestine have spiked since the death in custody of prominent Palestinian critic and activist Nizar Banat on 24 June. Security...
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 01:03:48 +0200
Israeli police targeted Palestinians with discriminatory arrests, torture and unlawful force
Sweeping arrests targeting Palestinian activists
Unlawful use of force against Palestinian protesters
Torture of Palestinian detainees
Failure to protect Palestinians from planned attacks by groups of Jewish supremacists

Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Israeli police have committed a catalogue of violations against Palestinians in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, carrying out a discriminatory repressive campaign including sweeping mass arrests,...
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Published: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 17:56:35 +0200
NSO Group’s new transparency report is “another missed opportunity”
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Responding to the release of NSO Group’s transparency report, Danna Ingleton, Deputy Director of Amnesty Tech, said:

“NSO Group’s latest report – which reads more like a sales brochure - is yet another missed opportunity for the company to be transparent and provide meaningful information about the human rights impacts of its products.

“The company has evaded accountability while scores of activists and journalists around...
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Published: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 23:28:52 +0200
Russia: Kremlin designates Dozhd TV “foreign agent” in yet another attack on press freedom
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Reacting to the news that Russia’s Ministry of Justice has branded Dozhd TV, one of the last remaining independent television channels in Russia, Vazhnye Istorii, an investigative online media organization, and seven journalists as “foreign agents,” Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director, said:

“These latest designations further prove that the Kremlin is unleashing its repressive “foreign agents” law against...
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Published: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 10:39:45 +0200
Ethiopia: Troops and militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict – new report
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Women and girls in Tigray were targeted for rape and other sexual violence by fighting forces aligned to the Ethiopian government, Amnesty International said today in a new report into the ongoing Tigray conflict.

The report, ‘I Don't Know If They Realized I Was A Person’: Rape and Other Sexual Violence in the Conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, reveals how women and girls were subjected to sexual violence by members of the Ethiopian National Defense...
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Published: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 22:20:16 +0200
Nepal: Indigenous peoples the silent victims of country’s conservation ‘success story’
Nepal’s Indigenous peoples have suffered a litany of human rights violations over the past five decades as a result of abusive conservation policies, said Amnesty International and the Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC), in a new report published today.

The report, Violations in the name of conservation, documents how the establishment of National Parks and other “protected areas” has resulted in tens of thousands of Indigenous peoples being forcibly evicted from their ancestral...
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Published: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 18:08:36 +0200
Iran: Secret execution of young man arrested at 15 a cruel assault on child rights
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Iranian authorities have secretly executed a young man who was a child at the time of his arrest and had spent nearly a decade on death row, Amnesty International has learned. Sajad Sanjari was hanged in Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah province at dawn on 2 August, but his family were not told until a prison official asked them to collect his body later that day.

In August 2010, police arrested Sajad Sanjari, who was then 15, over the fatal...
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Published: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:29:31 +0200
Lebanon: One year on from devastating Beirut explosion, authorities shamelessly obstruct justice
Lebanese authorities have spent the past year shamelessly obstructing victims’ quest for truth and justice following the catastrophic port explosion in Beirut, said Amnesty International ahead of the one-year anniversary of the blast.

More than 217 people were killed and 7,000 injured when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Beirut’s port on 4 August 2020. The blast displaced 300,000 people and caused widespread destruction and devastation, damaging buildings up to 20km away....
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Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:47:19 +0200
Tunisia: Human rights must be upheld following suspension of parliament
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Tunisian President Kais Saied should publicly commit to respecting and protecting human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, after he suspended parliament and assumed some judicial powers, said Amnesty International.

Concerns that human rights are at risk have heightened following an alarming raid by security forces on Al Jazeera’s office in Tunis today and the president’s threats during...
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Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:15:22 +0200
Libya: Horrific violations in detention highlight Europe’s shameful role in forced returns
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Fresh evidence of harrowing violations, including sexual violence, against men, women and children intercepted while crossing the Mediterranean Sea and forcibly returned to detention centres in Libya, highlights the horrifying consequences of Europe’s ongoing cooperation with Libya on migration and border control, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

'No one will look for you': Forcibly returned from sea to abusive detention...
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Published: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:37:15 +0200
Covid-19: Four million death toll must spur governments and companies into action
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Reacting to the news that four million people have now died globally from Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard, said:

“At least four million lives have now been lost to Covid-19. This devastating milestone must spur richer governments and companies into immediate action. How many more millions must die before the knowledge and technology to produce enough vaccines for everyone...
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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:25:20 +0200
10 Benefits of Battle Ropes-HOIST & How to perform BATTLE ROPES Fitness Exercise
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Battle Ropes are a great functional exercise with many variations for strengthening the arms and core. Battle rope routines have many variations. Once a client’s fitness level increases, you can add lateral or squat movements to the exercise.

MUSCLE GROUPS TARGETED:
- Arms, Shoulders, Core

HOW TO PERFORM BATTLE ROPES:
To enter the starting position, clients face the machine and take the battle ropes in a firm grip and...
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Published: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 21:20:16 +0200
Georgia: The authorities’ failure to protect Tbilisi Pride once again encourages violence
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Reacting to the news that the office of Tbilisi Pride have been ransacked and activists and journalists attacked, Denis Krivosheev, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said:

“The violence against Tbilisi Pride organizers, activists and journalists was as lamentable as it was predictable. The Georgian authorities are responsible for failing to ensure their safety and their rights to freedom of expression...
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:58:23 +0200
Israeli army shutdown of health organization will have catastrophic consequences for Palestinian healthcare
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Israeli authorities’ decision to shut down the Palestinian Health Work Committees (HWC) will have catastrophic consequences for the health needs of Palestinians across the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), said Amnesty International today.

In the early hours of 9 June, Israeli army forces raided the HWC headquarters in Ramallah. They broke down the door, confiscated computers and memory drives, and issued a military order forcing the...
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:40:00 +0200
Several people have died' after a plane crash near Orebro Swedish airport
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Several people have died in the plane crash that occurred at Örebro airport on Thursday evening. Nine people were on board the parachutist plane that crashed shortly after taking off from the ground.

- We have decided to initiate an accident site investigation, says Peter Swaffer at the Swedish Accident Investigation Board, to SVT News.

Several people have died in the plane crash, police say at 9pm on Thursday night. Earlier in the...
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Published: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 09:26:42 +0200
Libya: New government must prioritize human rights and tackle impunity crisis
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Published: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 23:28:52 +0200
Russia: Kremlin designates Dozhd TV “foreign agent” in yet another attack on press freedom
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Published: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 15:02:47 +0200
Afghanistan: International community must act decisively to avert further tragedy
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Published: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 10:39:45 +0200
Ethiopia: Troops and militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict – new report
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Published: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 16:54:59 +0200
USA/UK: US authorities must drop politically motivated charges against Assange
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Published: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 22:20:16 +0200
Nepal: Indigenous peoples the silent victims of country’s conservation ‘success story’
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Published: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 16:23:22 +0200
Saudi Arabia: Authorities ramp up repression after G20 hiatus
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Published: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 18:08:36 +0200
Iran: Secret execution of young man arrested at 15 a cruel assault on child rights
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Published: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:59:44 +0200
Boy, 14, arrested for anti-LGBTQ+ attack in Amstelveen
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Published: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:29:31 +0200
Lebanon: One year on from devastating Beirut explosion, authorities shamelessly obstruct justice
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Published: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:20:40 +0200
Pegasus Project: Princess Latifa and Princess Haya listed as potential targets by clients of spyware company NSO Group
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Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:47:19 +0200
Tunisia: Human rights must be upheld following suspension of parliament
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Published: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:16:17 +0200
THE ISRAELIAN COMPANY NSO GROUP'S SPY PROGRAM IS USED AGAINST ACTIVITIES AND JOURNALISTS
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Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:15:22 +0200
Libya: Horrific violations in detention highlight Europe’s shameful role in forced returns
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Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:11:05 +0200
Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group's spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally
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Published: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:37:15 +0200
Covid-19: Four million death toll must spur governments and companies into action
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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 22:47:22 +0200
Egypt: Commute Death Sentences for Rab’a Protestors
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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:25:20 +0200
10 Benefits of Battle Ropes-HOIST & How to perform BATTLE ROPES Fitness Exercise
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Published: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 23:58:49 +0200
How Egypt weaponizes counter terrorism laws to target human rights defenders
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Published: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 21:20:16 +0200
Georgia: The authorities’ failure to protect Tbilisi Pride once again encourages violence
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Published: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 19:26:54 +0200
Palestinian security forces escalate brutal campaign of repression
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:58:23 +0200
Israeli army shutdown of health organization will have catastrophic consequences for Palestinian healthcare
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 01:03:48 +0200
Israeli police targeted Palestinians with discriminatory arrests, torture and unlawful force
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:40:00 +0200
Several people have died' after a plane crash near Orebro Swedish airport
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Published: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 17:56:35 +0200
NSO Group’s new transparency report is “another missed opportunity”
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