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Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:55:26 +0100
Six things countries must do to protect human rights at COP24
Poland is hosting COP24, the most important UN climate change conference since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015.
Delegates from around the world have gathered in the town of Katowice, until 14 December, to produce a “rule book” that would flesh out details of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global average temperatures to between 1.5 and 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
Millions of people are already suffering from the catastrophic effects of extreme climate-related...
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Published: Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:27:35 +0100
South Sudan: Execution spree targets even children and threatens nursing mothers
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-South Sudan has carried out more executions this year than it has done in any year since gaining independence in 2011, with a child among seven people known to have been executed so far in 2018, Amnesty International revealed today.
Amnesty International fears for the lives of another 135 people on death row, who have this year been rounded up from other prisons across the country to two prisons notorious for executions.
It is extremely disturbing...
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Published: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:23:43 +0100
THOUSANDS OF TORMENTED FAMILIES STILL WAITING FOR JUSTICE
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Between late July and September 1988, the Iranian authorities forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed thousands of prisoners for their political opinions and dumped their bodies in unmarked individual and mass graves. Minimum estimates put the death toll at around 5,000.
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Published: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 20:55:30 +0100
Palestine: Social justice activist tortured and punished for going on hunger strike
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Palestinian authorities must urgently investigate the torture and other ill-treatment of Suha Jbara, an activist who has told Amnesty International that she was beaten, slammed against a wall and threatened with sexual violence by her interrogators, the organization said ahead of her court hearing tomorrow.
Amnesty International met with her in prison on 4 December and gained first-hand testimony detailing her brutal treatment at the hands of her...
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Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:22:31 +0100
Fact vs. Fiction: What you need to know about the caravan passing through Mexico on its way to the USA
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Fiction: If Mexico or the United States doesn’t turn people back or detain them, more people will come
Fact: There is scarce evidence to suggest that increasing border restrictions has any effect on whether people leave their country or not.
In many cases we are talking about people who have no choice but to leave their homes, and people who will continue to keep trying to find a safe place to live, despite the policies of Mexico, the USA, or...
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Published: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:31:01 +0100
Why Rohingya refugees shouldn't be sent back to Myanmar
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Since August 2017, more than 720,000 Rohingya have fled a vicious campaign of violence by the Myanmar security forces and sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.

This week some refugees could be returned from Bangladesh to Myanmar under an agreement reached earlier between the two governments that sidestepped safeguards mandated under international law.

Here, Amnesty International explains how this situation has come about and why...
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Published: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 18:52:02 +0100
Netanyahu's legal troubles mount as police seek new bribery charges
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Sunday said they had found enough evidence for bribery and fraud charges to be brought against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife in a third corruption case against the Israeli leader.
Authorities allege Netanyahu awarded regulatory favors to Israel’s leading telecommunications company, Bezeq Telecom Israel (BEZQ.TA), in return for more positive coverage of him and his wife on a news website, Walla,...
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Published: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:17:26 +0100
Stranded refugees and migrants must be immediately allowed to dock in Italy or Malta
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Twelve refugees and migrants who have been stranded in the Central Mediterranean on a Spanish fishing boat for almost a week must be allowed to disembark in Europe as soon as possible, said Amnesty International.
Six days after they were rescued from the water by the Nuestra Madre de Loreto vessel, the 12 - including two children - remain on board in overcrowded conditions and stormy waters.
Under no circumstances should these people be returned...
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Published: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:00:08 +0100
“this human world” Human Rights Film Festival / Wien 2018
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-Vienna 29.11. - 10.12.2018;
Out of the comfort zone into the direct dialogue about the socio-political challenges of our time.
The international "this human world" film festival brings about 80 visually stunning, themed documentary, feature and animated films to Vienna. The focus is on Arts, Rights and Justice, My Body My Rules or Working Realities and the competition sections: International, Austria, Expanded Shorts, Up and Coming.
In addition,...
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Published: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:22:07 +0100
Amnesty International launches worlds biggest human rights campaign
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Women human rights defenders around the world are facing unprecedented levels of abuse, intimidation and violence, said Amnesty International as it launched its global Write for Rights campaign, in a bid to shine a spotlight on brave women who have been harassed, jailed, tortured or even killed for their human rights work.
Women continue to face multiple forms of discrimination, targeted because of their gender and other characteristics, as well as for...
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Published: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 23:10:38 +0100
China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies.
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Published: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:12:10 +0100
Saudi Arabia: Families of twelve men fear imminent execution
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that the cases of twelve men from Saudi Arabia’s Shi’a minority who were sentenced to death last year have been transferred to the ‘Presidency of State Security’, a body under the King’s direct authority mandated to address all state security matters, Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director, said:

“The families of the men are terrified by this development and the lack of information...
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Published: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:08:37 +0100
Bahrain: Widespread pre-election clampdown on political opposition and activists
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Ahead of the Bahraini parliamentary election on 24 November, Amnesty International is gravely concerned over the widespread suppression of the political opposition, activists, and civic leaders. Shi’a public figures have been disproportionately targeted in the pre-election clampdown.

Over the past two years, the crackdown in Bahrain has seen the political opposition detained, intimidated and silenced
Devin Kenney, Amnesty International’s...
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Published: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 21:21:04 +0100
Matthew Hedges: British academic accused of spying jailed for life in UAE
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A British academic who was accused of spying for the UK government in the United Arab Emirates after travelling to Dubai to conduct research has been sentenced to life in jail.

Matthew Hedges, 31, has been in a UAE prison for more than six months. The University of Durham PhD candidate went to the country to research his thesis and was sentenced at an Abu Dhabi court on Wednesday in a hearing that lasted less than five minutes, with no lawyer present.
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Published: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 23:38:56 +0100
France: Unjust counter-terror measures used to “persecute not prosecute”
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Despite the lifting of France’s state of emergency a year ago, exceptional counter-terrorism powers continue to be used to unjustly punish people without charge or trial, leaving scores languishing in a legal limbo, a new report from Amnesty International has found.

Punished without trial: The use of administrative control measures in the context of counter-terrorism in France reveals how control orders, by bypassing the ordinary criminal justice...
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Published: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:48:57 +0100
DRC: Human rights concerns persist as electoral campaigns kick-off
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Election campaigning will take place in a hostile political environment that leaves little room for people to freely and safely exercise their human rights, Amnesty International said ahead of the 22 November start of political campaigns for the long-awaited elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The government maintains a blanket ban on protests other than those organized by politicians close to outgoing President Joseph Kabila....
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Published: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 20:32:31 +0100
Free sexual harassment survivor Amal Fathy
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amal Fathy posted a video online, speaking about her experience of sexual harassment and criticizing the Egyptian government for neglecting survivors. Now she’s been sentenced to 2 years in prison for ‘spreading false news’ – and faces further charges.

Shortly after posting the video in May 2018, police raided Amal’s home in the middle of the night and detained her, along with her husband and young child. Her family members were released,...
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Published: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:16:12 +0100
Ancient skeleton of a young Egyptian woman who died in childbirth is found buried with her unborn baby still inside her after 3,700 years
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The woman, who died 3,700 years ago, was in the final weeks of her pregnancy
-She was in a graveyard used between 1750 BC and 1550 BC by nomadic people
-Officials believe the 25-year-old woman died following the start of labour
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Published: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:24:45 +0100
Turkey: European Court decision on detained opposition leader exposes broken judicial system
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to today’s ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that Turkey’s repeated extensions to the pre-trial detention of opposition leader Selahattin Demirtaş, were politically motivated and violated Articles 5(3) and 18 of the European Convention on Human Rights and were “stifling pluralism and freedom of political debate”, Turkey Strategy and Research Manager, Andrew Gardner said:

“This ruling by Europe's top human rights...
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Published: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:12:01 +0100
Saudi Arabia: Reports of torture and sexual harassment of detained activists
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Several Saudi Arabian activists, including a number of women, who have been arbitrarily detained without charge since May 2018 in Saudi Arabia’s Dhahban Prison, have reportedly faced sexual harassment, torture and other forms of ill-treatment during interrogation, Amnesty International said today.

According to three separate testimonies obtained by the organization, the activists were repeatedly tortured by electrocution and flogging, leaving...
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Published: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:52:24 +0100
Yemen: Eyewitness describes terrifying scenes as explosions rock hospital in central Hodeidah
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Area around main public hospital al-Thawra comes under sustained attack
Medical worker describes hundreds of staff and patients fleeing in terror
Hundreds of medical workers and patients, including a malnourished woman carrying her daughter in a surgical robe and a man still hooked up to a catheter, fled in terror as a series of large explosions rocked a hospital in central Hodeidah yesterday, according to an eyewitness who spoke to Amnesty International.
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Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:56:18 +0100
Cruel European migration policies leave refugees trapped in Libya with no way out
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A year after shocking images purporting to show human beings being bought and sold in Libya caused a global outcry, the situation for migrants and refugees in the country remains bleak and in some respects has worsened, said Amnesty International.

Findings published by the organization today highlight how EU member states’ policies to curb migration, as well as their failure to provide sufficient resettlement places for refugees, continue to...
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Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:01:19 +0100
Unusual find in Egyptian cryptos
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Mumified beetles, tens of kitty mummies and about 100 gilded wooden statues in wood have been found by archaeologists in Egypt.
- It is very, very rare that the beetles are found preserved.It's great to see, incredibly exciting, says the Egyptian Carolin Johansson.
In total, seven crypts have been discovered in the Sakkara nekropole, 30 kilometers south of Cairo.According to Carolin Johansson, it is special with the new finding that the insects...
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Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:00:08 +0100
5 strengths of the older worker
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-1. Older Workers Know Etiquette
De Niro overdoes it by going to work at a technology company dressed in a suit and tie. He’s clearly out of place at first, then the employees and audience see the charm in the way he dresses. He adds class to the organization.
Similarly my customers, most of whom are older workers show up for my workshops dressed for the job search. They dress prepared to run into their next employer, whereas their younger counterparts...
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Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:35:37 +0100
Freedom of Expression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Communicating with each other and expressing ourselves freely is central to living in an open and fair society.
Governments pay lip service to ‘free speech’ in almost every constitution in the world, but the reality isn't so free. Across the world people are thrown into prison – or worse – for speaking out.
Our right to seek, receive and share information and ideas, without fear or unlawful interference, is crucial for our education, to...
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Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:37:06 +0100
Greece and the EU must move asylum seekers to safety
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Greek government and its European Union partners should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are transferred to suitable accommodation on the mainland or relocated to other EU countries as winter approaches, 20 human rights and other organizations said today.

Despite the Greek government’s recent efforts to transfer asylum seekers from the islands to more suitable accommodation in the mainland, as of December 3, 2018,...
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Published: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:19:16 +0100
Yemen: Talks should address rights concerns
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Participants to the Yemen talks in Sweden should prioritize key human rights issues, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Mwatana Organization for Human Rights said today.

The issues should include removing impediments to the free flow of humanitarian aid and vital commercial goods such as food and fuel, the fate of detainees, and ending attacks on civilians and civilian objects. Talks should also address how best to ensure justice,...
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Published: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:03:47 +0100
Egypt: Repeal draconian NGO law following President’s calls for review
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he acknowledged the need for a more” balanced” law governing NGOs, Amnesty International has published an open letter to the government calling for the law to be scrapped and replaced with a version that is in line with Egypt’s constitutional and international commitments to ensure the right to freedom of association.

“While President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decision...
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Published: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:08:08 +0100
Climate justice clashes with an increasingly intolerant Poland
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-This weekend world leaders arrive in the Polish city of Katowice for the COP24 climate summit, where they will set out plans for implementing the Paris Climate Agreement. Over the course of two weeks governments are expected to make decisions which could move us closer to limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Failure to achieve this would have serious consequences and crossing this threshold by even half a degree will trigger catastrophic...
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Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:03:00 +0100
Honduras: Half-truths for Berta Cáceres and her family
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The irregularities in the investigation and court proceedings relating to the murder of prominent human rights defender Berta Cáceres, combined with the fact all those who masterminded the crime have still not been identified, lead to the conclusion that neither the right to justice, the right to the truth, nor the right to reparation have been guaranteed in this emblematic case, Amnesty International said today.
“By excluding the victims from the...
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Published: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:21:06 +0100
Google must not capitulate to China's censorship demands
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Yesterday Google staff published an open letter in support of Amnesty International’s campaign for Google to #Drop Dragonfly. Part of the letter reads:

“Many of us accepted employment at Google with the company’s values in mind, including its previous position on Chinese censorship and surveillance, and an understanding that Google was a company willing to place its values above its profits. After a year of disappointments including Project...
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Published: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 18:05:28 +0100
Egyptian Actress Dressed to Impress. She Could Be Jailed for Debauchery
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO — When an Egyptian actress strutted down the red carpet in Cairo last week, twirling and smiling in a revealing lace dress, she had hoped to turn heads in the movie world.
Instead, she attracted the attention of three lawyers known for using the courts to engage in moral vigilantism. Now she faces criminal charges that could potentially land her in prison.
Three Egyptian lawyers filed a lawsuit against the actress, Rania Youssef, accusing...
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Published: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 11:20:08 +0100
Former President George H.W. Bush dead at 94
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who presided over the end of the Cold War and routed Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army but lost a chance for a second term after breaking a no-new-taxes pledge, died on Friday at the age of 94.

Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who lived longer than any of his predecessors and possessed one of the most impressive resumes in American political history, died peacefully at his home in Houston,...
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Published: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:41:02 +0100
Diamond industry fails to clean up its act
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The diamond industry must deliver on its promise that consumers can trust the diamonds they purchase are sourced, traded, and processed responsibly, said a coalition of concerned civil society organizations today.
“Time is up for the diamond industry. Image is everything to the value of diamonds, yet the industry continues to be tainted by association with human rights abuses like child labour and forced labour, as well as conflict, environmental damage,...
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Published: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 23:45:32 +0100
Israel: ‘Rogue’ NSO Group must have licence revoked over controversial surveillance software
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amnesty International is taking legal advice in order to revoke the export licence of Israeli-based NSO Group, after it was revealed the cyber firm’s spyware had been used in an attempt to spy on an Amnesty staff member.
A recent investigation by Haaretz newspaper uncovered the firm’s sophisticated surveillance tool “Pegasus” was offered to authorities in Saudi Arabia last year.
Two weeks ago, Amnesty International Israel submitted an urgent...
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Published: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 22:45:32 +0100
Key facts about the migrant and refugee caravans making their way to the USA
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Groups of families, including many young people and small children escaping violence, poverty and persecution in Central America, are not a new phenomenon.

For several years, people have fled Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and other countries to head north towards the USA.

Travelling as a group, many make the exhausting and dangerous journey through Mexico. Some travel with their children. Many have the aim of seeking protection...
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Published: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:44:32 +0100
Freedom, Equality, Absurdity
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-“We are only an hour from the sea, but I can’t take my children to the beach,” Kamel Daoudi tells me. It is school holidays and Kamel’s wife and three young children have made the long journey across the country to visit him in an isolated town in western France: a town he cannot leave without facing arrest.

A decade ago, Kamel – a 44-year-old man originally from Algeria - was subjected to an assigned residence order, which effectively...
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Published: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 22:08:27 +0100
Syria: Thousands of digital activists to track how US-led air strikes destroyed Raqqa
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Thousands of digital activists around the world will take part in an innovative new crowdsourcing data project Amnesty International is launching today, which uses satellite imagery to help plot how the US-led military coalition’s bombings destroyed almost 80% of the Syrian city of Raqqa.

“Strike Tracker” is the next phase of an in-depth Amnesty International investigation, in partnership with Airwars, into the shocking scale of civilian...
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Published: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 21:07:36 +0100
South Africa: Ruling against mining company a victory for marginalized communities across the country
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling that the government cannot issue a license for proposed titanium mining in Xolobeni without the consent of indigenous communities, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, Shenilla Mohamed, said:

The judgement sends a clear message that multinational mining companies cannot trample over people's rights in the pursuit of profit
Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of...
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Published: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 23:08:51 +0100
UAE: End relentless crackdown on critics ahead of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand-Prix, which is set to take place between 23 and 25 November, the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must step up to the modern image they want to project and unconditionally release all those who have been detained solely for peacefully criticizing the government.

“As the world tunes in to watch the final race of the Formula One Grand-Prix season and attend glitzy music concerts, they should...
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Published: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 20:44:22 +0100
Sweden: Homeless Roma and other EU migrants face widespread discrimination and dangerous conditions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Thousands of homeless and destitute EU migrants, mostly of Roma origin, are living in desperate and dangerous situations across Sweden while the country’s authorities deliberately deny them access to the most basic services, a new report from Amnesty International has found.

Sweden: A cold welcome: Human rights of Roma and other “vulnerable EU citizens” at risk finds that marginalized EU migrants face insurmountable obstacles to access shelter,...
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Published: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 23:29:34 +0100
Egypt: Children face shocking violations including torture and enforced disappearance
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Egyptian authorities have committed shocking violations against children since 2013, with at least six tortured in custody and 12 subjected to enforced disappearances since 2015, according to new findings published by Amnesty International today.

These findings reveal how Egyptian authorities have subjected children to horrific violations including torture, prolonged solitary confinement and enforced disappearance for periods of up to sev­­en...
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Published: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:55:44 +0100
Egyptian man suspected of having been fooled to Finland by businessmen and prosecuted for human trafficking - no crime, according to court of appeal
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - An entrepreneur in Vantaa who, according to the prosecution, fooled an Egyptian man to Finland, is completely detained in Helsinki Court of Appeals. According to the prosecution, it has been confiscated for the man that he will not receive normal salary. The court of appeal nevertheless considers that the man was aware of the arrangement in advance and no crime has been committed.

At the center of the case is a small programming company in Vantaa...
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Published: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:12:08 +0100
Same-sex rights are “Un-Asian”? 7 Myth-busters for your next family gathering
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A vocal and vibrant movement has now emerged around the world, including in Asia, to empower LGBTI individuals. Human rights defenders from every country in Asia are working on improving sexual orientation and gender identity rights.

Yet, we still hear the assertion that same-sex marriage is a “western” concept or is against “traditional values” in Asia. Here, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions on same-sex relationships:
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Published: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:52:46 +0100
Morocco: Hirak protester jailed over Facebook posts must be released
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that a Moroccan court has upheld a five-year prison sentence against El Mortada Iamrachen, a local imam and Hirak protester from the northern Rif region of Morocco, for peacefully expressing his views in two Facebook posts, Amnesty International’s MENA Regional Director Heba Morayef said:

“Today’s verdict is another appalling blow for freedom of expression in Morocco and a blatant miscarriage of justice.

“With...
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Published: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:15:01 +0100
EGYPT: 80-YEAR-OLD EGYPTIAN'S DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD: SHEIKH ABDEL REHIM ABDEL HALIM GABREEL
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-80-YEAR-OLD EGYPTIAN’S DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD On 24 September 2018, the Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence of Sheikh Abdel Rehim Abdel Halim Gabreel – an 80-year-old Quran tutor – in one of Egypt’s largest mass trials since 2011. On 24 September 2018, Egypt’s Court of Cassation, which issues final rulings that cannot be appealed, upheld the death sentences of 20 Egyptians, including Sheikh Abdel Rehim Abdel Halim Gabreel. They were convicted...
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Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:58:32 +0100
Tanzania: ‘Dangerous’ plans for homophobic task force must be abandoned immediately
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the announcement of plans to form a government taskforce which will begin hunting down and arresting people who are, or are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) next week, Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes said:

The idea of this taskforce must be immediately abandoned as it only serves to incite hatred among members of the public....
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Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:18:19 +0100
Tanzania: 10 men arrested in Zanzibar for being ‘gay’
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Ten men have been arrested on suspicion of being gay on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar after police received a “tip-off” from members of the public about a same-sex marriage taking place, Amnesty International has revealed.
The arrests come after a prominent Tanzanian politician last week called on the public to report the names of suspected gay men to the police – comments subsequently denounced by the government.
This is a shocking blow...
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Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:38:10 +0100
Developing a Path to Success
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Identify your passions. Before you can achieve success, you will have to define what success means to you. While it may take years to realize what you want to do with your life, identifying your passions, interests, and values will help you set goals and give your life a sense of meaning. If you have trouble identifying these things, then ask a friend or family member to help you. Ask yourself the following questions:
What do you want your legacy to...
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Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:13:32 +0100
Jordan: Government should withdraw amendments to cybercrimes law ahead of UN review
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Proposed changes to a national cybercrimes law will deal a devastating blow to freedom of expression in Jordan, Amnesty International has warned, ahead of a review of the country’s human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva tomorrow.
The proposed changes to Jordan’s already flawed cybercrimes law are extremely worrying
Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director
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