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Published: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:12:55 +0100
World must condemn appalling deterioration of human rights in Iran
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The international community must publicly condemn the deterioration in Iran’s human rights record during the country’s upcoming review session at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 8 November, Amnesty International said today.

The organization urges states taking part in Iran’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to denounce the widespread human rights violations and make concrete recommendations for the Iranian authorities to address them.
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Published: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 22:31:52 +0100
Sweden may be the first to expel to Syria
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Migration Board is currently looking at the possibility of expelling asylum seekers from Syria. Once the regulations are in place, Sweden may become the first country in Europe to devise a practice for deportations to Syria, Ekot reports.

- We are probably among the first. Since we are not politically influenced, our decision-making process usually goes a little faster. I think Sweden's assessments will be something that many other countries...
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Published: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 08:00:32 +0100
"Who does not support the president, is considered a terrorist"
For weeks, Egyptian President Al-Sisi has been arresting civilians. He has long since lost the support of the population, says human rights lawyer Mohamed Lotfy.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -There was a small sensation: About four weeks ago, on September 20, hundreds of people took to the streets in Egypt, in Cairo, but also in Alexandria, Suez and Mansoura. They protested against the regime of ruler Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, against the poverty, oppression and corruption of...
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Published: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:27:15 +0100
Lebanon: Investigate excessive use of force including use of live ammunition to disperse protests
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Lebanese army used excessive force, including live fire, to disperse protests in northern Lebanon, seriously injuring at least two people according to eyewitness testimony and analysis of verified video footage, Amnesty International said today.

In the single most violent episode since the mass protests began, the army opened fire against dozens of protesters staging a sit-in the Beddawi area of Tripoli on 26 October. At least two protesters...
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Published: Sun, 03 Nov 2019 13:33:17 +0100
Turkey: Hundreds arrested in crackdown on critics of military offensive in Syria
Turkey: Hundreds arrested in crackdown on critics of military offensive in Syria

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Hundreds of people have been detained in Turkey for commenting or reporting on Turkey’s recent military offensive in northeast Syria and are facing absurd criminal charges as the government intensifies its crackdown on critical voices, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

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Published: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 03:20:34 +0100
Jordan: End arbitrary detention of women who disobey male guardians or have unsanctioned relationships
-The opening of Dar Amneh shelter for women at risk is a significant step, but more action is needed

-Women detained without charge or trial for leaving home without -male family members’ permission or for a relationship outside marriage

-Women taken by the police for “virginity tests”
-Unmarried women forced to give up “illegal” babies

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Published: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:59:36 +0100
Turkey: Syrians illegally deported into war ahead of anticipated ‘safe zone’
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Turkey spent the months leading up to its military incursion into northeast Syria forcibly deporting refugees to the war-torn country, in advance of attempting to create a so-called “safe zone” on the Syrian side of the border, a new Amnesty International report ‘Sent to a War Zone: Turkey’s Illegal Deportations Of Syrian Refugees’ has revealed.
The organization met or spoke with refugees who said Turkish police had beaten or threatened them...
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Published: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:39:11 +0100
Cameroon: Trial of soldiers for killing women and children must lead to justice for victims
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Cameroonian authorities must leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of justice for two women and two children who were brutally murdered by the military, Amnesty International said today. Seven soldiers allegedly caught on video carrying out the killings are set to go on trial tomorrow.

When the video went viral in early July 2018, Cameroonian authorities initially dismissed it as “fake news”. But Amnesty International revealed credible...
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Published: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:38:02 +0200
Egypt: Convictions of two men disappeared and tortured as children ‘shameful’
Responding to the news that Aser Mohamed and Karim Hemada, who were both forcibly disappeared and tortured to “confess” while aged 14 and 17 respectively, have been sentenced to 10 years in prison, Amnesty International’s North Africa campaigns director Najia Bounaim said:

“Today’s disgraceful verdict after a grossly unfair trial demonstrates the Egyptian authorities’ utter disregard for children’s rights. Both Karim Hemada and Aser Mohamed were forcibly disappeared, endured...
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Published: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:00:47 +0200
Egypt steps up brutality with abduction and torture of human rights defender
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The abduction, arbitrary detention and torture of human rights defender and journalist Esraa Abdelfattah is another indication that Egyptian authorities are stepping up brutality against human rights defenders in a bid to ‘terrorize’ critics and opponents, said Amnesty International today.

Esraa Abdelfattah was assaulted and abducted by security forces in plainclothes on 12 October. The next day she described to the Supreme State Security Prosecution...
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Published: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:29:25 +0200
Syria: Families left alone to find answers about disappeared relatives
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The families of tens of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared or abducted since the onset of the crisis in Syria in 2011 have suffered years of agony in the face of government denials and insufficient support from the international community, Amnesty International said today.

On International Day of the Disappeared, the organization called for unified international action to support the families who have spent years left alone...
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Published: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:02:51 +0200
Egypt's Sisi makes first public remarks on viral videos accusing him of corruption
President confirms new palaces being built using public money, but says they do not belong to him but rather to the people

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi responded on Saturday for the first time to a series of videos by an Egyptian whistleblower who accused him of misappropriating millions of dollars of public funds on personal projects.

The video testimonies by Egyptian film star and property tycoon Mohamed Ali have gone...
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Published: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:39:54 +0200
Israeli spyware firm NSO must match words with action
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- NSO needs to demonstrate this is more than an attempt to whitewash its tarnished reputation. It doesn’t get to pick and choose when it should respect human rights.
Danna Ingleton, Deputy Director of Amnesty Tech.

Responding to news that Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, whose malicious technology has been used by governments to target activists, has announced it will respect human rights and take steps to prevent its tools being used...
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Published: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:18:14 +0200
TURKEY: END POST ELECTION CRACKDOWN ON PEACEFUL DISSENT
Peaceful protests against the government’s arbitrary decision to remove from office mayors elected in March in three provinces in eastern Turkey have been met with excessive and abusive force by police in several cities and towns across the country. Amnesty International calls on the authorities in Turkey to end this politically motivated crackdown and bring the country’s laws and their use in line with international human rights law and standards; for the immediate and unconditional release...
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Published: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:45:50 +0200
Fresh wave of phishing attacks targeting journalists and human rights activists in MENA
Attackers who use phishing scams to target human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are developing increasingly sophisticated techniques to infiltrate their accounts and evade digital security tools, according to new research published by Amnesty Tech.

The organization highlighted three key tactics attackers are employing to ensnare people who take extra steps to secure their accounts online. These include asking users to reset the password on their Google accounts;...
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Published: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:13:26 +0200
El Salvador: Acquittal of Evelyn Hernández is a victory for human rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to a ruling by a court today in El Salvador under which Evelyn Hernández was acquitted of charges for aggravated homicide, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

“This is a resounding victory for the rights of women in El Salvador. It reaffirms that no woman should be wrongly accused of homicide for the simple fact of suffering an obstetric emergency. Now that Evelyn has been acquitted, Amnesty International...
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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.

Death sentences: 75 men have been sentenced to death in relation to...
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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: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 12:10:37 +0100
USA: Drop abusive criminal charges against humanitarian volunteer Scott Warren
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The US Department of Justice should immediately drop the spurious criminal charges against humanitarian volunteer Dr Scott Warren in the state of Arizona on the US–Mexico border, said Amnesty International in a letter to US authorities ahead of his retrial next week.

“The Trump administration’s second attempt to prosecute Scott Warren is a cynical misuse of the justice system, intended to criminalize compassion and lifesaving humanitarian...
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Published: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:23:41 +0100
USA: Trump’s monstrous move to exit Paris climate pact shows contempt for the lives of millions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to news that Donald Trump is moving to formally exit the Paris climate agreement, making the US the only country in the world not to be part of the pact, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo said:

“Selfish, reckless and monstrous, the continued attempt to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement is potentially the most destructive act of the Trump presidency.

“President Trump may believe his commitment...
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Published: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 07:22:13 +0100
Haiti: Amnesty International verifies evidence of excessive use of force against protesters
Authorities in Haiti must end the unlawful use of force against protesters and guarantee their right to life, Amnesty International said today, after verifying multiple instances of police using excessive force during six weeks of anti-government protests in which at least 35 people were killed, with national police implicated in many of the deaths.

“The images that we have verified shed light on human rights violations by the Haitian authorities. The security forces under the command...
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Published: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:06:08 +0100
Bangladesh: Alleged extrajudicial killings in the guise of a ‘war on drugs’
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Bangladeshi authorities have allegedly killed 466 people in 2018 under the guise of an anti-drugs campaign in what appears to be a wave of extrajudicial executions.

There are allegations of enforced disappearance and fabricating evidence by the law enforcement agencies in these suspected extrajudicial executions, a new Amnesty International report reveals.
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Published: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 13:54:15 +0100
Iraq: Gruesome string of fatalities as new tear gas grenades pierce protesters’ skulls
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The Iraqi authorities must ensure anti-riot police and other security forces in Baghdad immediately stop using two previously unseen types of tear gas grenade to kill rather than disperse protesters, Amnesty International urged today after its investigation found they caused at least five protester deaths in as many days.

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Published: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 02:16:46 +0100
Israel/ OPT: Amnesty staff member faces punitive travel ban for human rights work
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Israeli authorities’ decision to prevent an Amnesty International staff member from travelling abroad for “security reasons”, apparently as a punitive measure against the organization’s human rights work, is another chilling indication of Israel’s growing intolerance of critical voices, Amnesty International said today.
Laith Abu Zeyad, Amnesty International’s Campaigner on Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), was stopped...
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Published: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:09:04 +0100
Iran: Authorities committing torture by cruelly amputating man’s hand
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the Iranian authorities’ announcement yesterday that they had amputated the hand of a man imprisoned for theft in a prison in Sari in the northern province of Mazandaran, Amnesty International’s Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director, Saleh Higazi said:

By carrying out this unspeakably cruel punishment, the Iranian authorities have committed torture which is a crime under international law
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Published: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 21:57:54 +0100
Protests around the world explained
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The past few months have seen a seemingly massive surge in protests globally. From the streets of Hong Kong to La Paz, Port-au-Prince, Quito, Barcelona, Beirut and Santiago, we have witnessed a huge wave of people taking to the streets to exercise their right to protest and demand change from those in power.
Sadly, a common thread throughout these protests has been an extremely harsh response from the state, which in many instances have amounted to gross...
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Published: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:16:58 +0200
Egypt: Torture of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah illustrates use of extreme brutality to crush dissent
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-

The torture in custody of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a blogger and activist who rose to fame during the 2011 uprising, as well as the mistreatment of his lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer, are chilling illustrations of the ruthless tactics the Egyptian authorities are prepared to use to silence critics, said Amnesty International today.

Following his arrest on 29 September during the authorities’ latest crackdown, Alaa Abdel Fattah was transferred...
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Published: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:07:46 +0200
Afghanistan: Shocking disregard for civilians as US drone strike adds to death toll
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the reported killing of numerous farmers in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, on the same day that 20 civilians were reportedly killed in a suicide bomb attack on a hospital, Amnesty International USA’s Security with Human Rights Director Daphne Eviatar said:

“On yet another deadly day in Afghanistan, once again it is civilians who bear the brunt of the violence involving armed groups, the Afghan government and their backers in...
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Published: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:45:22 +0200
Egyptian stock exchange among the world's best
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Funds Egypt is one of the world's best markets this year, up about 25 percent in US dollars. Right now, the Egyptian stock market is attracting large amounts of foreign capital following several major reforms launched after the devaluation in 2016.

The major reform package is the basis of foreign capital's interest in the Egyptian market. According to Reuters, foreigners account for about 35 percent of trading on the Cairo stock exchange.
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Published: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:29:26 +0200
Israel Discriminatory measures undermine Palestinian representation in Knesset
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Palestinians elected to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, are being targeted by discriminatory regulations and legislation that undermine their ability to represent and defend the rights of the Palestinian minority population in Israel, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today, ahead of upcoming Israeli elections on 17 September.

Elected but restricted: Shrinking space for Palestinian parliamentarians in Israel’s Knesset,...
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Published: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 01:56:31 +0200
Egypt: Calls for investigation into death in custody of al-Aqrab prisoner
Egyptian authorities must urgently carry out a thorough, prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the death in custody of 30-year-old Hossam Hamed, a prisoner at al-Aqrab prison who has been in solitary confinement since at least 3 August 2019, amid allegations that he was tortured said Amnesty International.

Testimony from three sources close to the incident indicate that Hossam Hamed was repeatedly physically assaulted by prison guards while being held in solitary confinement...
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Published: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:37:54 +0200
Hong Kong: Hundreds of thousands march peacefully against proposed extradition bill
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to another march this afternoon where hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong said:

“The people of Hong Kong have once again demonstrated their resolve by taking part in a peaceful demonstration against a proposed extradition bill.

The Hong Kong government must immediately withdraw the extradition law amendments, ensure the right to freedom of peaceful...
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Published: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:29:53 +0200
Zimbabwe: Police must be held accountable for appalling assault on protesters
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to the brutal assault on peaceful protesters who gathered in the Harare CBD earlier today in anticipation of the “16 August” national protests, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, said:



“The scenes in Harare today demonstrate just how far the authorities will go to repress dissent. Baton-wielding police unleashed a brutal assault on protesters, who had gathered...
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Published: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:27:23 +0200
UK must refuse extradition of Julian Assange to the United States
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the formal extradition request by the United States to the United Kingdom for Julian Assange and ahead of tomorrow’s extradition hearing in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe, said:

“The British government must not accede to the US extradition request for Julian Assange as he faces a real risk of serious human rights violations if sent there. The UK must comply...
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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.

Countries including Australia, Britain, Germany and Japan...
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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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