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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:44:28 +0200
Italy/Malta/Spain: 121 people including babies and children stranded at sea in searing heat must be allowed to dock
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-More than 30 children, including two babies, and nearly 90 men and women stranded at sea in searing temperatures, must be immediately allowed to dock, said Amnesty International, as the stand-off between the Italian, Maltese and Spanish authorities and a NGO rescue ship enters its second week.

Despite mounting concerns for their well-being, Italian and Maltese authorities are refusing a port where they could safely be disembarked. Spanish authorities...
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:13:38 +0200
Hong Kong: Police should exercise restraint to avoid escalating violence
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to police operations on Aug 11, where rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets were fired, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong said:

“Hong Kong police have once again used tear gas and rubber bullets in a way that have fallen short of international standards. Firing at retreating protesters in confined areas where they had little time to leave goes against the purported objective of dispersing a crowd.”
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Published: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:59:00 +0200
Egypt: Five ways the legacy of the Rabaa dispersal still haunts Egyptians today
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Six years ago, Egyptian security forces killed at least 900 individuals and injured more than a thousand during the dispersal of sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares in Greater Cairo. According to official statistics, eight security officers were also killed that day. For many of those directly affected and their families, the legacy of that dark day still lingers.

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Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:02:38 +0200
Egypt: Bitter legacy of Rabaa massacre continues to haunt Egyptians
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The bloody events of 14 August 2013, when Egyptian security forces killed at least 900 people during the violent dispersal of mass anti-government sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares, has cast a shadow over Egyptian society that lingers to this day, said Amnesty International today.

More than 650 people who participated in the sit-in were given prison sentences of up to 25 years and 75 others were sentenced to death after a grossly...
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Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 21:17:45 +0200
Tanzania: Free arrested journalist immediately and unconditionally
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the arrest and detention of Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Joan Nyanyuki, said:

The arrest of Erick Kabendera is an assault on press freedom and further underlines the rising repression of journalists and perceived government critics in Tanzania.
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:24:30 +0200
"I am 15. I’m blocking your commute so my generation has jobs to go to, and a planet to live on."
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- “I am going to be late for work because of you! You lot don’t have jobs to go to!” a red-faced woman yelled at last month’s youth climate march in London. Admittedly, by occupying Westminster Bridge, the schoolchildren I was with had caused some disruption, but that was the point. Commuters might be late for work, but we will not have jobs to go to or even have a healthy planet to live on unless our governments take immediate action on climate change.
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:42:04 +0200
Israel/OPT: Amnesty joins legal challenge to punitive expulsion of HRW country director
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to challenge the legality of the Israeli government’s decision to revoke the work permit of its Israel and Palestine Director, the organization said today.

The Israeli authorities’ decision to deport Omar Shakir is a crushing blow to freedom of expression in the country and sends an alarming signal to human rights activists and civil society in general of...
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:37:22 +0200
USA: Trump’s racist slurs translates into degrading, dehumanizing policies
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-

Responding to President Trump’s toxic tweets accusing four Democrat Congresswomen of hating the United States and suggesting they go back to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Kumi Naidoo, said:

As President of the United States, Trump has demonized minority groups, whipped up hatred, fear and sowed division.
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:40:32 +0200
Help Muslims in Xinjiang, China, observe Ramadan
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Write to the organisation representing Muslim countries and demand it speaks up for Muslims being denied the right to practice their religion in Xinjiang.

Until she left China, journalist Gulchehra Hoja, a minority ethnic Uyghur, had never been able to practice her religion freely. Now, she is living in the USA and even though she cannot return Xinjiang because of her journalism, she prays that her family and all Uyghur peoples can choose to freely...
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:02:48 +0200
Want To Boost Your Financial Planning Knowledge? Try These 14 Resources
As an investor, you’ve likely been advised to take a more active role in overseeing your finances. However, doing so can be intimidating—especially if you’re new to financial planning.

Before diving in and making important financial decisions for yourself, you’ll first want to learn the basics. We asked members of Forbes Finance Council for some solid resources to help you develop a better understanding of the best strategies and tips for handling your personal finances. Here...
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:24:52 +0200
Tell TripAdvisor to pull out of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Learn to shoot like a soldier, ride a camel or take a tour of historic sites – all on stolen land! Thanks to help from TripAdvisor, these are all activities you can do when visiting one of the many illegal Israeli settlements.

TripAdvisor lists more than 70 different properties, activities and attractions in illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). By doing so, TripAdvisor is boosting the settlement economy and...
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:15:21 +0200
Iran: Release eight wildlife conservationists following unfair trial on trumped-up spying charges
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Wildlife conservationists in Iran who have been accused of espionage after using cameras to track endangered species could face the death penalty or more than a decade in prison, said Amnesty International, ahead of a verdict in their case in the coming days.

The eight scientists, who are linked to the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, were arrested at the end of January 2018. They had been conducting research into Iran’s endangered animals,...
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Published: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:42:09 +0200
DRC: ICC conviction of Ntaganda provides long awaited justice for victims of grotesque crimes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following today’s International Criminal Court (ICC) conviction of Bosco Ntaganda, former leader of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity, Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa welcomed the conviction, saying:

We can only hope that today’s verdict provides some consolation to those affected by the grotesque crimes perpetrated by Ntaganda and paves the...
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Published: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 18:00:51 +0200
Italy: Council of Europe Committee takes important steps to protect Roma from forced evictions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to the decision by European Committee of Social Rights to request the Italian state to take immediate measures to protect the housing rights of Roma, Lucy Claridge, Director of Strategic Litigation at Amnesty International said:

“We wholeheartedly welcome this important step by the Committee and urge the Italian government to comply and end the ongoing and discriminatory destruction of Roma camps and forced evictions which trample...
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 16:42:44 +0200
Hong Kong: Evidence of police violence against protesters verified
-Amnesty International examined incidents of unnecessary and excessive use of force during 12 June protest
-Restraint urged in policing of upcoming protests
-Police must be held to account for unlawful use of force

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Hong Kong police must end the unlawful use of force against peaceful protesters who have once again taken to the streets on Friday, Amnesty International said as it published details of verified instances of unnecessary...
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:53:03 +0200
Sudan: Agreement must be judged by actions of those in power
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that a power-sharing deal has been reached between Sudan’s military leaders and the opposition party, Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said:

We know that this agreement is clearly not the end of the terrible ordeal Sudanese people have experienced. But the fact that it has happened at all is a testament to the extraordinary determination and resilience of ordinary people who chose to stand up...
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Published: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 01:08:00 +0200
USA: Authorities are misusing justice system to harass migrant human rights defenders
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Since 2018, the US government has conducted an unlawful and discriminatory campaign of intimidation, threats, harassment, and criminal investigations against people who defend the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on the US–Mexico border, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

‘Saving lives is not a crime’: Politically motivated legal harassment of migrant human rights defenders by the USA reveals how...
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Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:39:39 +0200
Egypt: Series of draconian laws ‘legalizes’ unprecedented repression six years since fall of Morsi
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Egyptian authorities are attempting to normalize human rights violations by passing a series of laws to “legalize” their escalating crackdown on freedom of expression, association and assembly, said Amnesty International, six years since recently deceased former President Mohamed Morsi was ousted from power on 3 July 2013.

The organization has today published a damning overview of human rights in Egypt since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s...
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Published: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:29:24 +0200
Egypt must not sentence to death a young man forcibly disappeared and tortured at 17
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The Egyptian authorities must not resort to the use of the death penalty to punish a young man who was arrested while under the age of 18, said Amnesty International, ahead of an expected verdict in his case on 22 June.

Karim Hemada was arrested aged 17 during a raid on his home in Giza in January 2016. He was forcibly disappeared for 42 days, and during this time, he reported being tortured with electric shocks to extract a forced confession...
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Published: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 16:40:31 +0200
Raif Badawi: Five years a prisoner
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was detained in June 2012 and sentenced in 2014 for setting up a website focused on social and political debate.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by a 10-year travel ban and a 1 million Saudi Arabian riyal fine. He was also sentenced to a cruel and inhumane punishment of 1,000 lashes, the first 50 of which were carried out in a public square in Jeddah on 9 January 2015.
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Published: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:02:19 +0200
Saudi Arabia: UN findings on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder highlight need for independent criminal investigation to uncover the truth
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the release of the UN report on the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which concludes that he was the victim of “an extrajudicial killing for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible under human rights law,” and that “there is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including the Crown Prince’s,” Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East...
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Published: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:37:22 +0200
Hosts Egypt beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in Africa Cup of Nations opener
Mahmoud Trezeguet handed hosts Egypt a winning start to the Africa Cup of Nations with the only goal of Friday's opening game against Zimbabwe in a high tempo start to the tournament.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-His 41st-minute strike proved decisive as Egypt missed out on a myriad of chances to make a bigger impact but will be satisfied to have taken the first three point haul of the month-long event.

Trezeguet's finish overshadowed a return to Cairo for Champions...
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:30:02 +0200
Sudan - Stop the attacks against peaceful protesters


Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - In April, Sudan's long-standing dictator Omar al-Bashir was deposed. A new military government took over, but the people of Sudan still ventured out into the streets to demand freedom, justice and an end to the military regime.


Sudan - Stop the attacks against peaceful protesters!
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:07:24 +0200
Hong Kong: Police must end excessive force against largely peaceful protest
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to the use of force against largely peaceful protestors by Hong Kong police, who used tear gas, guns firing bean bags and rubber bullets, batons and pepper spray to disperse a demonstration against the extradition bill in central Hong Kong on Wednesday, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, commented:

The excessive response from police is fuelling tensions and is likely to contribute to worsening violence, rather...
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Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:42:41 +0200
OP-ED: How Facebook’s sudden change hinders human rights investigations
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-When human rights crises break, Amnesty International aims to deploy to the scene to witness first-hand what is happening and expose violations. But sometimes security, diplomatic or administrative issues prevent us from doing so. That’s when we turn to remote tools – including social media platforms – to monitor what is happening in a crisis in real time.


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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:52:17 +0200
Sudan: Former president Omar al-Bashir must not escape international trial
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir must face justice for crimes under international law, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, that he allegedly committed in Darfur while in power, Amnesty International said ahead of the start of his trial on corruption charges on 18 August in Khartoum.

While this trial is a positive step towards accountability for some of his alleged crimes, he remains wanted for heinous crimes committed...
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Published: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:26:32 +0200
Egypt: Peaceful activists among hundreds subjected to arbitrary overnight probation measures
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egyptian authorities are continuing their use of arbitrary and excessive overnight probation measures to further punish peaceful activists by forcing them to overnight in crowded police cells after their release from prison, said Amnesty International today.

The Egyptian authorities are relying on arbitrary and excessive probation measures as a repressive tactic to intimidate peaceful activists into silence after their release from prison
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Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:26:34 +0200
Egypt: Mass hunger strike at al-Aqrab prison over denial of family visits and dire conditions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Egyptian authorities must immediately end cruel and inhumane detention conditions and allow regular family visits at al-Aqrab maximum security prison in Tora where approximately 130 detainees have gone on a mass hunger strike for more than six weeks, said Amnesty International today. Many of those on strike were arrested more than two years ago and have not been allowed a single visit from their families or lawyers.

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Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:31:29 +0200
Lebanon: Decision to cancel Mashrou’ Leila concert an alarming indicator of the state of freedom of expression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to a statement issued by the organizers of the Byblos International Festival stating they were forced to cancel a performance by the band Mashrou’ Leila, that was due to take place on 9 August, “to prevent bloodshed and maintain security and stability”, following a hate campaign targeting the group, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said:

“This decision is a devastating blow for the right to...
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Published: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:46:44 +0200
Google must fully commit to never censor search in China
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the statement by a senior Google executive that the company has “terminated” plans to launch Project Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China, Joe Westby, researcher on technology and human rights at Amnesty Tech, said:

Google must now go one step further and commit to never aid China’s large-scale censorship and surveillance. The company’s past evasiveness on this issue leaves the door open to future abuses.
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:34:10 +0200
South Sudan: Authorities crackdown on critics in cross-border campaign of intimidation
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The South Sudanese authorities have in recent months escalated their crackdown on peaceful dissent by conducting a cross-border campaign of harassment, intimidation and attacks against critics to prevent a series of global protests on the country’s leadership from taking place, reveals a new briefing by Amnesty International.

The protests organized by the Red Card Movement (RCM), a nascent South Sudanese youth movement open to any individual...
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:06 +0200
Turkey: Outlandish charges against Osman Kavala and 15 others must be dropped
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Ahead of the second hearing tomorrow in the trial of civil society leader Osman Kavala and 15 others on trumped up charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the government’, Amnesty International’s Andrew Gardner said:

“Osman Kavala has spent 625 days behind bars in pre-trial detention despite the complete absence of any evidence for the outlandish charges against him. With this case it is Turkey’s deeply flawed justice system that is in the...
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:48:39 +0200
Saudi Arabia, Russia express support for China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Saudi Arabia, Russia and 35 other states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, in contrast to strong Western criticism.

China has been accused of detaining a million Muslims and persecuting ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang, and 22 ambassadors signed a letter to the UN Human Rights Council this week criticising its policies.

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Published: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 16:35:34 +0200
Aircraft have crashed outside Umeå - nine people dead
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The accident must have happened at Storsandskär in Umeälven.

A smaller aircraft with parachutists aboard has crashed on an island outside Umeå.

All nine people on board have died. This confirms Region Västerbotten for Aftonbladet.

- We have an ongoing effort and it is hectic right now, says Lina Buurstra, assistant flight rescue manager at the Naval and Aviation Rescue Center.

Shortly after 2 pm the...
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:47:02 +0200
Announcing the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The People’s Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival – the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change – will be hosted by leading civil society groups and the UN Human Rights Office in New York on 18-19 September. The Summit aims to galvanize the human rights community to urgently scale-up its efforts on climate justice, creating the most diverse movement ever assembled to tackle the climate crisis.

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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:16:15 +0200
TripAdvisor staff urged to speak out against firm’s role in sustaining illegal Israeli settlements
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amnesty International has called on TripAdvisor employees to use their power to demand that their company stops profiting from war crimes by listing tourist attractions and properties in illegal Israeli settlements across the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

In an open letter addressed to TripAdvisor staff, the organization said the settlements have had a devastating impact on the human rights of Palestinians, with tens of thousands of homes...
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Published: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:08:39 +0200
South Korea: Criminalization of sex between men in military fuels violence, abuse and discrimination
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Gay and trans soldiers in South Korea face violence, harassment and pervasive discrimination due to the criminalization of consensual sex between men in the military, Amnesty International said as it released a new report outlining why this unjust law must be abolished.

Serving in Silence: LGBTI People in South Korea’s Military reveals the destructive impact criminalizing consensual same-sex activity in South Korea’s military has on LGBTI people....
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Published: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:21:43 +0200
Philippines. L’ONU doit enquêter sur la «guerre contre la drogue» meurtrière que mène le gouvernement de Rodrigo Duterte
Extrajudicial executions by police remain rampant
Scale of abuses reaches the threshold of crimes against humanity

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The wave of police killings triggered by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous anti-drugs campaign continues to rage on, destroying lives and devastating communities, a report by Amnesty International reveals today. The UN must immediately open an investigation into gross human rights violations and possible...
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Published: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:47:52 +0200
Nauru: Deterring essential medical transfers risks deadly consequences
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to news that the government of Nauru has passed a law severely restricting medical transfers to Australia for refugees and asylum seekers, Meghna Abraham, Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International, said:

“This move by the Nauru government is a dangerous and callous act that could have deadly consequences for the women, men and children whom Australia has exiled there.

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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 16:09:29 +0200
Sri Lanka: Death row prisoners win a temporary reprieve
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to a court decision to hold off all executions until petitions are heard after October, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik, said:

“No one should have to fear that they will be hanged. The temporary reprieve given to these death row prisoners should become permanent and their death sentences should be commuted immediately.

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Published: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 02:26:19 +0200
Libya: Abhorrent attack on migrant detention centre must be investigated as a war crime
The International Criminal Court must order an urgent investigation into an abhorrent attack on the Tajoura immigration detention centre in eastern Tripoli, Libya, in which at least 40 refugees and migrants were killed and more than 80 injured, said Amnesty International.

“This deadly attack which struck a detention centre where at least 600 refugees and migrants were trapped in detention with no means of escape, and whose location was known to all warring parties, must be independently...
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Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:39:24 +0200
Italy: Sea-Watch 3’s captain must not be prosecuted for saving lives
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following a decision by a preliminary investigations judge in Italy to release the Sea-Watch 3 captain, Carola Rackete, Elisa De Pieri, Amnesty International’s researcher on southern Europe said:

“This decision brings welcome relief to people standing for human rights. Carola Rackete put her freedom on the line to ensure the safety of others. Her actions should be celebrated rather than criminalized and it is a bitter irony that she was the...
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Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:14:47 +0200
Lebanon is failing torture survivors by delaying implementation of crucial reforms
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Lebanese authorities must stop dragging their feet over implementing key reforms in order to ensure that perpetrators of torture and other ill-treatment do not escape justice, said Amnesty International marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Lebanese authorities have consistently failed to implement the national anti-torture law (Law 65) since it came into force in October 2017; and the government has not yet issued...
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Published: Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:15:51 +0200
Egypt: Chilling wave of arbitrary arrests as authorities intensify crackdown on critics and opponents
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Egyptian authorities have in the last 48 hours arbitrarily arrested at least eight individuals including a former member of parliament, opposition party leaders, journalists and activists in an escalating crackdown on opposition and civil society in the country, Amnesty International said.

The latest wave of arrests targeting critics, opposition leaders, activists and journalists under the guise of counterterrorism is part of the Egyptian...
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Published: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:15:02 +0200
International refugee day
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -While in peace and quiet we celebrate Midsummer in Sweden, millions of people are fleeing the world. Some lose their lives on the road to a closed Europe, others are imprisoned in criminal gangs in Libya. The EU, and the Swedish government, let it happen.


International refugee day
A child stands with his back to the camera and looks over the rail on a rescue boat. Photo: Felix Weiss / Seawatch
Photo: Felix Weiss / Seawatch
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Published: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:57:24 +0200
Georgia: First LGBTI Pride in the South Caucasus test for the authorities
Georgia: First LGBTI Pride in the South Caucasus test for the authorities

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Georgian authorities must do their utmost to ensure the safety and security of participants of the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Pride March in Tbilisi, Georgia, Amnesty International said ahead of the event (due to take place this weekend), in response to Georgian police statements that they may not be able to protect attendees.
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Published: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:29:19 +0200
Welcoming refugees through community sponsorship
Rebelling against hostility: Welcoming refugees, one family at a time

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Over the past few years, Amnesty International offices on four continents have been working to support refugees in a way and on a scale never seen before. The goal? To increase the number of people who can start their lives in a safe country. The method? Community sponsorship.

At its heart, community sponsorship is a simple but radical idea: ordinary citizens like...
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:03:19 +0200
UK: Appeal Court ruling on Saudi arms is welcome decision for war-torn Yemen
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The UK Court of Appeal today found that the UK government’s decision to continue licensing exports of military equipment to Saudi Arabia is unlawful, ruling in a judicial review brought by Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) and joined by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK.

“This judgment is a rare piece of good news for the people of Yemen. During four years of devastating war the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has...
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Published: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:49:47 +0200
Launch UN Investigation into the Death of President Mohamed Morsy
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the United Nations has called for an investigation to be carried out by an independent body to clarify the cause of death.

We, the undersigned, join international human rights organizations to call upon the UN Human Rights Counsel and the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism,...
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Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:16:09 +0200
Egypt: Authorities must order immediate investigation into death of former President Mohamed Morsi
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s death in custody today Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:

The Egyptian authorities must immediately order an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his death, as well as his detention conditions and his ability to access medical care.
Magdalene Mughrabi
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:44:28 +0200
Italy/Malta/Spain: 121 people including babies and children stranded at sea in searing heat must be allowed to dock
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:52:17 +0200
Sudan: Former president Omar al-Bashir must not escape international trial
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Published: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:13:38 +0200
Hong Kong: Police should exercise restraint to avoid escalating violence
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Published: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:26:32 +0200
Egypt: Peaceful activists among hundreds subjected to arbitrary overnight probation measures
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Published: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:59:00 +0200
Egypt: Five ways the legacy of the Rabaa dispersal still haunts Egyptians today
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Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:26:34 +0200
Egypt: Mass hunger strike at al-Aqrab prison over denial of family visits and dire conditions
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Published: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:02:38 +0200
Egypt: Bitter legacy of Rabaa massacre continues to haunt Egyptians
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Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:31:29 +0200
Lebanon: Decision to cancel Mashrou’ Leila concert an alarming indicator of the state of freedom of expression
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Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 21:17:45 +0200
Tanzania: Free arrested journalist immediately and unconditionally
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Published: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:46:44 +0200
Google must fully commit to never censor search in China
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:24:30 +0200
"I am 15. I’m blocking your commute so my generation has jobs to go to, and a planet to live on."
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:34:10 +0200
South Sudan: Authorities crackdown on critics in cross-border campaign of intimidation
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:42:04 +0200
Israel/OPT: Amnesty joins legal challenge to punitive expulsion of HRW country director
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:06 +0200
Turkey: Outlandish charges against Osman Kavala and 15 others must be dropped
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:37:22 +0200
USA: Trump’s racist slurs translates into degrading, dehumanizing policies
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:48:39 +0200
Saudi Arabia, Russia express support for China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:40:32 +0200
Help Muslims in Xinjiang, China, observe Ramadan
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Published: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 16:35:34 +0200
Aircraft have crashed outside Umeå - nine people dead
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:02:48 +0200
Want To Boost Your Financial Planning Knowledge? Try These 14 Resources
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:47:02 +0200
Announcing the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:24:52 +0200
Tell TripAdvisor to pull out of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:16:15 +0200
TripAdvisor staff urged to speak out against firm’s role in sustaining illegal Israeli settlements
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:15:21 +0200
Iran: Release eight wildlife conservationists following unfair trial on trumped-up spying charges
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Published: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:08:39 +0200
South Korea: Criminalization of sex between men in military fuels violence, abuse and discrimination
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Published: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:42:09 +0200
DRC: ICC conviction of Ntaganda provides long awaited justice for victims of grotesque crimes
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