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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: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:50:17 +0200
Russia: Home searches of Proekt.Media journalists a shameless attack on media freedom
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Reacting to the searches this morning of the homes of three journalists from the independent Russian investigative media outlet Proekt.Media, including its Editor-in-Chief Roman Badanin, Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director, said:

“The Russian authorities respond to reports of top-level corruption with impressive severity and lightning speed – except that they persecute those who expose it. After Aleksei Navalny’s...
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Published: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 15:56:49 +0200
A father slaughters his son in Dakahlia with a "scalpel" .. And admits: He has extra electricity in his brain
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - "The Seventh Day" presented a live broadcast of the scenes of the trial of a father accused of slaughtering his son with a scalpel, an incident that took place in the village of Tannah, connected to the Mansoura Center in Dakahlia Governorate, after a father abducted his son by slaughtering him with a medical scalpel.

Mansoura Center prosecution, under the supervision of adviser Alaa El-Saadani, attorney general of the South Dakahlia Public Prosecution,...
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Published: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 17:25:36 +0200
Turkey takes centre stage in the fight for women’s rights
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -In March, a man was filmed brutally beating his ex-wife on a street in Samsun, Turkey, while their 5-year-old daughter stood sobbing beside them. Viral footage of the man punching and slapping the woman, 24 year-old Emriye Metegül in the face, and slamming her head repeatedly against the pavement, shocked Turkey.

Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, makes it the first Council of Europe member ever to quit an international human...
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Published: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:36:10 +0200
Egypt: Haphazard and flawed Covid-19 vaccine rollout fails to prioritize most at-risk
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Egyptian authorities’ haphazard handling of the country’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout and failure to outline a clear national strategy has meant that at risk and marginalized people have not been prioritized for vaccination and continue to face barriers undermining their right to health, said Amnesty International today. Among those affected are people living in informal urban settlements or remote rural areas, prisoners, refugees and migrants,
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Published: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 16:46:21 +0200
Egypt: Master's student sentenced to four years in prison for publishing ‘false news’
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -A Misdemeanours Emergency State Security Court in Egypt today sentenced researcher and master’s student Ahmed Samir Santawy to four years in prison after convicting him of publishing “false news”, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director, Philip Luther said:

“It is outrageous that Ahmed Samir Santawy was sentenced to four years behind bars following a flawed conviction on entirely spurious grounds...
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Published: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 15:36:58 +0200
Slovenia: Recognition that sex without consent is rape is a “historic victory for women”
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Responding to the adoption by the Slovenian Parliament of amendments to the country’s Criminal Code that will recognise that sex without consent is rape, Amnesty International’s Europe Director, Nils Muižnieks, said:

“This is a historic victory for women in Slovenia and an important step along the road to changing culture, attitudes and behaviour. It is also a testament to years of campaigning by survivors who have helped to ensure that...
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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: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:22:39 +0200
Three arrested after homosexual man was beaten to death in Galicia
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Protests across Spain after 24-year-old care assistant Samuel Luiz dies after attack outside nightclub

Spanish police have arrested three people in connection with the murder of a young gay man whose death in a possible homophobic attack over the weekend shocked the country and sparked nationwide protests.

Samuel Luiz, a 24-year-old caregiver, was out with friends in the Galician city of A Coruña early Saturday morning when a quarrel...
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Published: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 23:33:10 +0200
Horrific treatment of horses and camels at Egyptian tourist spots revealed
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -PETA has released horrifying footage of "weak, wounded animals" it claims are being forced to carry tourists in the hot sun in Egypt.

An investigation by the Asian arm of the animal rights organisation shows horses being whipped and camels being abused at the top tourism destinations in the country, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara, and Luxor.

PETA says its investigation shows horrific abuse of horses and camels forced...
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Published: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 16:18:51 +0200
Hong Kong: National Security Law has created a human rights emergency
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Hong Kong’s National Security Law (NSL) has decimated the city’s freedoms and created a landscape increasingly devoid of human rights protections, Amnesty International said in a new research briefing released today, exactly one year after the Beijing-imposed legislation took effect.

‘In the Name of National Security’ details how the law enacted on 30 June 2020 has given the authorities free rein to illegitimately criminalize dissent...
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Published: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:10:06 +0200
Canada: Abuse, Discrimination in Immigration Detention
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Canada incarcerates thousands of people, including those with disabilities, on immigration-related grounds every year in often abusive conditions, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today in a joint report ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20.

The 100-page report, “‘I Didn’t Feel Like a Human in There’: Immigration Detention in Canada and Its Impact on Mental Health,” documents how people in immigration detention, including...
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Published: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:43:04 +0200
60 years of humanity in action
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Since it was founded in 1961, Amnesty International has been empowering people like you to take action for a better world. This is a snapshot of what you have made possible.

“Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. The newspaper reader feels a sickening sense of impotence....
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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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Published: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:50:17 +0200
Russia: Home searches of Proekt.Media journalists a shameless attack on media freedom
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Published: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:22:39 +0200
Three arrested after homosexual man was beaten to death in Galicia
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Published: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 15:56:49 +0200
A father slaughters his son in Dakahlia with a "scalpel" .. And admits: He has extra electricity in his brain
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Published: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 23:33:10 +0200
Horrific treatment of horses and camels at Egyptian tourist spots revealed
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Published: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 17:25:36 +0200
Turkey takes centre stage in the fight for women’s rights
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Published: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 16:18:51 +0200
Hong Kong: National Security Law has created a human rights emergency
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Published: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:36:10 +0200
Egypt: Haphazard and flawed Covid-19 vaccine rollout fails to prioritize most at-risk
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Published: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:10:06 +0200
Canada: Abuse, Discrimination in Immigration Detention
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Published: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 16:46:21 +0200
Egypt: Master's student sentenced to four years in prison for publishing ‘false news’
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Published: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:43:04 +0200
60 years of humanity in action
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Published: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 15:36:58 +0200
Slovenia: Recognition that sex without consent is rape is a “historic victory for women”
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