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Published: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:34:03 +0100
China: Uyghurs living abroad tell of campaign of intimidation
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-China is systematically harassing Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups even after they have left the country, according to new testimonies gathered by Amnesty International.

The case studies, published today, reveal how China targets members of the Uyghur and other diaspora communities across the globe through pressure from its embassies abroad, as well as through messaging apps and threatening phone calls.

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Published: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:19:11 +0100
Singapore: Social media companies forced to cooperate with abusive fake news law
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The Singapore authorities are ramping up their use of a repressive “fake news” law to silence critics and opponents ahead of elections, Amnesty International said today, as Facebook expressed concerns over being forced to comply with an order to block the page of a news site.

The Protection of Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA) came into effect in October 2019, and since then has been repeatedly used to target critics and...
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Published: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:50:56 +0100
China: Detention of activist shows unrelenting assault on freedom of expression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the arrest of prominent Chinese activist and legal scholar Xu Zhiyong, who has been targeted since attending a meeting of human rights lawyers and activists and who recently criticized President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus crisis, Amnesty International’s China Researcher Patrick Poon said:

“The detention of Xu Zhiyong shows that the Chinese government’s battle against the coronavirus has in no way diverted it from its ongoing...
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Published: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:11:51 +0100
Truth and justice have become strangers in Turkey
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- In a scene that could have been lifted from a Hollywood thriller, dozens of police raid a hotel on a picturesque island near Istanbul, seize computers and phones and bundle 10 people into a van.

They – and another man arrested earlier – are arrested and are charged with ‘terrorism’ offences.

But these 11 have committed no crime. They are prominent human rights activists and include my colleagues İdil Eser and Taner Kılıç...
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Published: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:54:47 +0100
Egypt's health ministry announces first confirmed coronavirus case
The sufferer was not Egyptian, the ministry said in a statement, without specifying the nationality.

Egypt's health ministry on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Africa.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- "The ministry has taken preventative measures and is monitoring the patient... who is stable," said health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed.

Egyptian authorities had notified the World Health Organization and the...
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Published: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:53:41 +0100
China: Doctor’s death highlights human rights failings in coronavirus outbreak
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded by Wuhan police after he tried to issue the first warnings about the novel coronavirus and was then diagnosed with the virus himself, Amnesty International’s Regional Director Nicholas Bequelin said:

“The case of Li Wenliang is a tragic reminder of how the Chinese authorities’ preoccupation with maintaining ‘stability’ drives it to suppress vital information...
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Published: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:50:05 +0100
Sudan: Al-Bashir handover to ICC necessary move for justice for victims
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Reacting to reports that the authorities in Sudan are considering handing over former President Omar al-Bashir and other indicted individuals to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to answer charges including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in the Darfur region, Amnesty International’s Acting Secretary General Julie Verhaar said:

Omar al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC over the murder, extermination, forcible transfer,...
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Published: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 13:10:14 +0100
Malmö Airport to introduce three new international routes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-From spring, it will become possible to fly to three new international destinations including Berlin from Malmö Airport, formerly known as Sturup.

Three new international routes will be introduced from the airport to compensate for the declining numbers of domestic passengers, Sydsvenskan reports.
As well as Berlin, the other two destinations on the cards are Split in Croatia and Pristina in Kosovo.
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Published: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 20:44:04 +0100
BILL GATES Feb 18, 2017 : A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared.
The following op-ed was exclusively provided to Business Insider to coincide with a speech Bill Gates is giving for the Munich Security Conference. The following is an abridged version of his remarks.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-When I decided 20 years ago to make global health the focus of my philanthropic work, I didn’t imagine that I’d be speaking at a conference on international security policy. But I’m speaking here at the Munich Security Conference because I believe...
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NOW WATCH: BILL GATES: A deadly epidemic is a real possibility and we are not prepared
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Published: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:30:18 +0100
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commits $10 Million to Global Response to 2019-nCOV
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-SEATTLE, January 26, 2020 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it is immediately committing $10 million in emergency funds and corresponding technical support to help frontline responders in China and Africa accelerate their efforts to contain the global spread of 2019-nCoV.
The foundation is committing $5 million to the 2019-nCoV response in China and is already working with a range of Chinese public and private sector partners...
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Published: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 16:17:25 +0100
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE PHILIPPINES | JANUARY 31,2020
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE PHILIPPINES | JANUARY 31,2020

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- An estimated 75,815 people in Wuhan, China could be infected with the novel coronavirus as of January 25, researchers in Hong Kong said.

Gabriel Leung, one of the authors of study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet, said the estimates could be much higher than the number of confirmed cases because "not everyone who is infected would require or seek medical attention."
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Published: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 10:48:14 +0100
Brexit gives opportunity to immigration policy and Scotland is increasing the pressure to become independent
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to focus on uniting the Union after the tearing up Brexit process, and firmly refuses to allow the Scots to hold a new referendum on independence. But the question is how long can he resist the pressure of the Scottish Nationalist Party SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon? The SNP reaped great successes in the British parliamentary elections in December and therefore feels it has a stronger mandate to demand independence. Both...
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Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:57:37 +0100
USA/Israel and OPT: Dismal ‘peace deal’ would exacerbate violations, enshrine impunity
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The Trump administration’s dismal package of proposals to violate international law and further strip Palestinians of their rights is a handbook for more suffering and abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today.

The organization urged the international community to reject measures contravening international law that are set out in President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century”....
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Published: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:22:59 +0100
Lebanon: New government must immediately rein in security forces after weekend of violence
-At least 409 protesters injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in Beirut on 18 and 19 January.

-Security forces shoot-to-harm use of force left protesters with serious injuries in the head, face, chin and mouth. At least

-three protesters were hit directly in the eye with rubber bullets.

-Two female protesters told the organization that policemen threatened them with rape.

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Published: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:29:56 +0100
Iraq:Protest death toll surges as security forces resume brutal repression
-Death toll exceeds 600 since October with 12 reported killings this week alone

-Verified resumed use of live ammunition and deadly ‘smoker’ grenades to kill protesters

-Ongoing wave of intimidation, arrests and torture

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Chilling eyewitness testimonies and verified video analysis by Amnesty International confirm that security forces have resumed their campaign of deadly violence against largely peaceful protesters...
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Published: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:19:55 +0100
Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial deal on the filling and operation of what will be Africa's biggest hydro-electric dam.

The three nations agreed, following a meeting in Washington DC, that the mega dam on the River Nile should be filled in stages during the rainy season.

Ethiopia, which is building the dam, wants to start generating electricity as soon as possible.

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Published: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:46:37 +0100
Egypt Says it's Probing Death of Imprisoned US Citizen
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO, EGYPT - Egypt said Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on a hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment.

Mustafa Kassem, 54, an Egyptian-born auto parts dealer from Long Island, New York, died late Monday of heart failure after a hunger strike he began last year, his lawyers said.
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Published: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 07:14:39 +0100
Why is Israel preventing me from accompanying my mother to chemotherapy?
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-On Sept. 5, I received the tragic news that my mother was diagnosed with cancer. As well as trying to cope with the shock and the unrelenting challenges of life-or-death uncertainty, as a Palestinian living in the West Bank, I also had to worry about something else: Israel’s occupation and its brutal control of all aspects of our daily lives.

When I learned about my mother’s illness, I applied for a travel permit from the Israeli military to...
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Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 15:17:11 +0100
Sexual violence against Hong Kong protesters – what’s going on?
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Scenes of protesters wading through clouds of tear gas or clashing with riot police have become sadly familiar in Hong Kong. But battles in the streets aren’t the only thing spreading fear among protesters.

Allegations of the sexual harassment and assault of protesters have been circulating since Hong Kong’s current protest movement began. There have been reports of assault in police stations, footage of police exposing women’s underwear...
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Published: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 23:43:50 +0100
Human rights battlegrounds of the decade
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-As the end of a decade approaches, we take a look at some of the battlegrounds that have defined the human rights struggle over the past ten years.

From uprisings across the Arab world and the rise of global protest movements, to the resurgence of the politics of hate, and concerns over the misuse of big data and surveillance technology, the 2010s have opened up new frontiers in the fight for our rights.

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Published: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 21:14:32 +0100
Hong Kong: Peaceful protesters targeted as police start 2020 with renewed attack on dissent
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the arrest of 287 people, including three human rights monitors, after police cracked down on a New Year’s Day protest in Hong Kong, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong Man-Kei Tam said:

“On the first day of 2020, the Hong Kong Police authorities showed the world their disdain for the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly by violently dispersing a largely peaceful protest.

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Published: Wed, 01 Jan 2020 15:01:32 +0100
In a dangerous world, human rights activists have been winning all year
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-With inequality, injustice and hate speech seemingly ever more prevalent across the globe, you’d be forgiven for thinking 2019 has been a bad year for human rights. Yet, we have also seen some significant wins. Activists the world over have been galvanised to stand up and fight for our human rights – and thanks to their relentless campaigning we achieved some striking leaps forward. Here are some highlights…
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Published: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:31:53 +0100
ICC must investigate arms company executives linked to Yemen war crimes allegations
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) must investigate the role of executives of European arms companies and licensing officials in violations of international humanitarian law that could amount to war crimes in Yemen, Amnesty International said today, as it joined the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in an official request to the ICC.

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Published: Sat, 14 Dec 2019 18:16:07 +0100
Iraq: End ‘campaign of terror’ targeting protesters
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Iraqi authorities must step up to their responsibilities and take immediate and effective action to put an end to a growing lethal campaign of harassment, intimidation, abductions and deliberate killings of activists and protesters in Baghdad and other cities, said Amnesty International today.

The organization has gathered testimonies of nine activists, protesters and relatives of missing activists from Baghdad, Karbala and Diwaniya who have...
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Published: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:23:02 +0100
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi denials must not distract from ongoing Rohingya crisis
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the statement made by Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice in The Hague today, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director, said:

“Aung San Suu Kyi tried to downplay the severity of the crimes committed against the Rohingya population. In fact, she wouldn’t even refer to them by name or acknowledge the scale of the abuses. Such denials are deliberate, deceitful and dangerous.

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Published: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 15:37:18 +0100
US/UK: Drop charges and halt extradition of Julian Assange
Amnesty International launches new campaign ahead of extradition hearing

Espionage charges are chilling blow to publishers and journalists

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Authorities in the US must drop all espionage and other related charges that Julian Assange is facing as part of the US extradition request to allow for his prompt release, said Amnesty International ahead of his 24 February extradition hearing.

If these charges are not dropped,...
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Published: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:24:34 +0100
Countdown to justice in Turkey
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-On 3 April - more than two years after they were first detained - 11 human rights activists will hear a court’s verdict on charges which could result in jail terms of up to 15 years. One fundamental truth is beyond any doubt: they have done nothing wrong.
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Published: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:46:22 +0100
MENA: Renewed wave of mass uprisings met with brutality and repression during ‘year of defiance’
-Report reviews human rights in 19 MENA states during 2019

-Wave of protests across Algeria, Iraq, Iran and Lebanon demonstrates reinvigorated faith in people power

-500+ killed in Iraq and over 300 in Iran in brutal crackdowns on protests

-Relentless clampdown on peaceful critics and human rights defenders

-At least 136 prisoners of conscience detained in 12 countries for online speech

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Published: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:05:18 +0100
Saudi Arabia: Specialized Criminal Court a political tool to muzzle critical voices
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- A new report published by Amnesty International today exposes how despite all their rhetoric of reforms, the Saudi authorities are using the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) as a weapon to systematically silence dissent. Alongside the report, the organisation is also launching a campaign calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all human rights defenders detained for their peaceful expression.
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Published: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:33:55 +0100
Russia: Prosecution for membership of a non-existent “terrorist” organization must stop
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Seven young men standing trial in Penza (Central Russia) on absurd “terror” charges must be immediately released and the charges against them dropped, Amnesty International urged ahead of the verdict on 10 February. The defendants, mostly left-wing political activists, are accused of participating in a non-existent “terrorist organization” called “Network” and face up to 18 years in prison if found guilty.

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Published: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:29:49 +0100
Explainer: Seven ways the coronavirus affects human rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCov) that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Hubei province) in late 2019 has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).
As of early February, the epidemic is estimated to have infected more than 24,500 people worldwide. The Chinese authorities have reported 490 deaths, mostly in Hubei province, and over 24,300 cases in total. The disease has now spread to 25 other countries...
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Published: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:23:12 +0100
Egypt: Arbitrary arrest and torture of researcher studying gender in Italy
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to the arbitrary arrest of Egyptian researcher Patrick Zaki, who is currently doing postgraduate studies on gender in Italy and was detained on arrival at Cairo airport last Friday on charges including “disseminating false news” and “inciting to protest”, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:

The authorities’ arbitrary arrest and torture of Patrick...
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Published: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 12:26:35 +0100
Which passport queues should Brits use now that Brexit has happened?
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Brexit might have become reality last week, but Brits shouldn't experience any changes to travel within the EU until the end of the year. Here's a reminder of how travel during the transition period should work.

At midnight on January 31st, the UK entered the so-called "transition period", during which negotiations on post-Brexit deals are set to take place. That period lasts until December 31st.
But up until then, British citizens still...
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Published: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:46:52 +0100
The Gates Foundation is spending $100 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Bill Gates has warned about a pandemic for years.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it is contributing $100 million toward the fight to contain the outbreak.

"The funding will help strengthen detection, isolation and treatment efforts; protect at-risk populations; and develop vaccines, treatments and diagnostics," the foundation said in a press release.
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Published: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:03:55 +0100
Bill Gates is investing 96 million to fight the Corona virus
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Bill and Melinda Gates, through their charity fund, invest $ 10 million - equivalent to SEK 96 million - to fight the spread of the Coronavirus in China and Africa.

Of the total sum of $ 10 million, half is devoted to supporting initiatives in China to fight the virus while the other half goes to Africa's Center for Disease Control and Prevention to increase readiness there. That's what the Business Insider news site writes.
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Published: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 12:45:05 +0100
Sweden confirms first coronavirus case
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Sweden’s Public Health Agency said on Friday that a woman had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and was being kept isolated at a hospital in southern Sweden.

The woman had visited the Wuhan area in China and experienced cough symptoms after she arrived in Sweden. She contacted a hospital in southern Sweden where she is being treated. She is not gravely ill, the agency said.

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Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 19:36:39 +0100
Bangladesh: Rohingya children get access to education
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The Bangladesh government has announced it will offer schooling and skills training opportunities to Rohingya refugee children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee crimes against humanity in Myanmar.

Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have been campaigning for the nearly half a million Rohingya children in Bangladesh’s refugee camps to be allowed to enjoy their right to quality education, warning of the...
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Published: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:16:11 +0100
Myanmar: World court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- In response to today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to take “provisional measures” to prevent genocidal acts against the Rohingya community, Amnesty International’s Regional Director, Nicholas Bequelin, said:

Today’s decision sends a message to Myanmar’s senior officials: the world will not tolerate their atrocities, and will not blindly accept their empty rhetoric on the reality in Rakhine...
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Published: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:35:25 +0100
Digital surveillance threats for 2020
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- From sophisticated spyware attacks to mass phishing via smartphones and the rise of facial recognition technology, the range and reach of surveillance threats to human rights defenders is growing.

For security teams trying to keep activists safe, it is a cat-and-mouse game as attackers rapidly adapt to developments aimed at protection.

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Published: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:25:50 +0100
New Chinese virus 'will have infected hundreds'
The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- There have been nearly 50 confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the figure is closer to 1,700.

Two people are known to have died from the respiratory illness, which appeared in Wuhan city in December.

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Published: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:51:34 +0100
US Citizen Dies in Egyptian Prison
Congress Should Act as Trump Administration Turns Blind Eye to Egypt’s Abuses
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The death this week of Mustafa Kassem, an Egyptian-American imprisoned in Egypt after an unfair trial, underscores the Trump administration’s failed approach on human rights in Egypt.

Police arrested Kassem in August 2013, during protests against the military takeover in Cairo. He was held for more than five years, until his conviction and sentencing in September...
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Published: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:08:43 +0100
Mexico: Authorities take important step by announcing that they will accept the competence of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In reaction to the public statement by Under Secretary for Human Rights Alejandro Encinas announcing Mexico's intention to promptly accept the competence of the Committee against Enforced Disappearances to receive and consider cases of disappeared persons in Mexico, Erika Guevara Rosas, Amnesty International's Americas Director, stated:

"The Mexican government's announcement is an important sign of its willingness to achieve justice, truth, and...
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Published: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 12:37:10 +0100
Bhutan: Historic opportunity to decriminalize same-sex relationships
-Thousands arrested including children as young as 15
-Detainees subjected to enforced disappearance and torture
-At least 304 people killed in protests according to credible sources


Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Bhutan must seize an historic opportunity to secure equal rights for LGBTI people in the country, Amnesty International said today, calling on the upper house of parliament to pass a bill decriminalizing same-sex relationships.

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Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 15:03:59 +0100
Syria: Failure to renew UN resolution on cross-border aid spells humanitarian disaster
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Russia and China’s callous use of their veto power to stop the renewal of a UN resolution which expires today, will leave millions of civilians in northern Syria cut off from lifesaving aid, said Amnesty International today.

The failure to renew the mechanism established by UN Resolution 2165 in 2014, which had enabled UN humanitarian agencies to deliver aid across the Turkish border to areas of northern Syria controlled by armed opposition...
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Published: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 22:19:30 +0100
Write for Rights -Your words have power
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights, Amnesty’s global letter-writing campaign and the world’s biggest human rights event.

Every December, Amnesty supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked. They are people like you, continuing a long tradition of writing letters to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs. And it’s...
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Published: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 20:27:59 +0100
Saudi Arabia: Khashoggi verdict a whitewash
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to a Saudi Arabian court’s sentencing of five people to death and three others to prison for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, said:

“This verdict is a whitewash which brings neither justice nor the truth for Jamal Khashoggi and his loved ones. The trial has been closed to the public and to independent monitors, with no information available as to how...
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Published: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 15:41:20 +0100
Iran: Thousands arbitrarily detained and at risk of torture in chilling post-protest crackdown
-Thousands arrested including children as young as 15
-Detainees subjected to enforced disappearance and torture
-At least 304 people killed in protests according to credible sources


Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Iran’s authorities are carrying out a vicious crackdown following the outbreak of nationwide protests on 15 November, arresting thousands of protesters as well as journalists, human rights defenders and students to stop them from speaking out...
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Published: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 17:39:48 +0100
Climate change ranks highest as vital issue of our time - Generation Z survey
-Climate change was the most commonly cited among most important issues facing the world, in a survey of more than 10,000 young people
-Young people living inside a “failed system”, warns Amnesty International
-Leaders are “betraying a generation” unless they act now

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-
This is a wake-up call to world leaders that they must take far more decisive action to tackle the climate emergency or risk betraying younger generations...
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Published: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:38:23 +0100
Sierra Leone: Regional court ruling gives hope to thousands of pregnant girls banned from school
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to news that the regional Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice has today rejected a ban imposed by Sierra Leone’s government preventing pregnant girls from sitting exams and attending mainstream school, Marta Colomer, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Acting Deputy Director Campaigns said:

“Today’s ruling is a landmark moment for the thousands of girls who have been excluded...
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Published: Sun, 08 Dec 2019 14:24:35 +0100
Malmö crime at lowest level in two decades – so why do people still feel so unsafe?
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- In Malmö, criminals have long used bombs to intimidate and threaten. And just like MC gangs and telephone fraud, the blasts have now spread to the rest of Sweden - making Sweden unique in Europe.
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Published: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:34:03 +0100
China: Uyghurs living abroad tell of campaign of intimidation
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Published: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 15:37:18 +0100
US/UK: Drop charges and halt extradition of Julian Assange
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Published: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:19:11 +0100
Singapore: Social media companies forced to cooperate with abusive fake news law
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Published: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:24:34 +0100
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Published: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:50:56 +0100
China: Detention of activist shows unrelenting assault on freedom of expression
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Published: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:46:22 +0100
MENA: Renewed wave of mass uprisings met with brutality and repression during ‘year of defiance’
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Published: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:11:51 +0100
Truth and justice have become strangers in Turkey
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Published: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:05:18 +0100
Saudi Arabia: Specialized Criminal Court a political tool to muzzle critical voices
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Published: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:54:47 +0100
Egypt's health ministry announces first confirmed coronavirus case
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Published: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:33:55 +0100
Russia: Prosecution for membership of a non-existent “terrorist” organization must stop
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Published: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:53:41 +0100
China: Doctor’s death highlights human rights failings in coronavirus outbreak
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Published: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:29:49 +0100
Explainer: Seven ways the coronavirus affects human rights
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Published: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:50:05 +0100
Sudan: Al-Bashir handover to ICC necessary move for justice for victims
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Published: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:23:12 +0100
Egypt: Arbitrary arrest and torture of researcher studying gender in Italy
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Published: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 13:10:14 +0100
Malmö Airport to introduce three new international routes
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Published: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 12:26:35 +0100
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Published: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 20:44:04 +0100
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Published: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:46:52 +0100
The Gates Foundation is spending $100 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Bill Gates has warned about a pandemic for years.
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Published: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:30:18 +0100
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commits $10 Million to Global Response to 2019-nCOV
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Published: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:03:55 +0100
Bill Gates is investing 96 million to fight the Corona virus
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Published: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 16:17:25 +0100
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Published: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 12:45:05 +0100
Sweden confirms first coronavirus case
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Published: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 10:48:14 +0100
Brexit gives opportunity to immigration policy and Scotland is increasing the pressure to become independent
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Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 19:36:39 +0100
Bangladesh: Rohingya children get access to education
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Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:57:37 +0100
USA/Israel and OPT: Dismal ‘peace deal’ would exacerbate violations, enshrine impunity
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