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Published: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 09:26:42 +0200
Libya: New government must prioritize human rights and tackle impunity crisis
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Libya’s recently installed Government of National Unity (GNU) must address the human rights crisis across the country, break the cycle of impunity and re-establish rule of law, Amnesty International said today.

In a letter to the GNU, which has faced tremendous challenges since taking office in mid-March to unify institutions in a deeply divided and conflict-torn country, the organization highlighted key areas that the new government must urgently...
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Published: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 15:02:47 +0200
Afghanistan: International community must act decisively to avert further tragedy
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Responding to the collapse of the Afghan government following the seizure of power by the Taliban and the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as thousands of people attempt to leave the country, Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:

“What we are witnessing in Afghanistan is a tragedy that should have been foreseen and averted. It will only be compounded further without swift and decisive action from the international...
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Published: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 16:54:59 +0200
USA/UK: US authorities must drop politically motivated charges against Assange
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Ahead of the preliminary appeal hearing in London’s High Court tomorrow on the decision not to extradite Julian Assange to the US, Amnesty International has renewed its call on US authorities to drop the charges against him. The organisation’s Europe Director, Nils Muižnieks, said:

“This attempt by the US government to get the court to reverse its decision not to allow Julian Assange’s extradition on the basis of new diplomatic assurances...
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Published: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 16:23:22 +0200
Saudi Arabia: Authorities ramp up repression after G20 hiatus
Saudi Arabian authorities have brazenly intensified the persecution of human rights defenders and dissidents and stepped up executions over the past six months, following a lull in prosecutions of activists and a sharp decline in use of the death penalty during Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency last year, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.

Saudi Arabia’s post-G20 crackdown on expression documents how since Saudi Arabia handed over the G20 presidency, authorities...
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Published: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:59:44 +0200
Boy, 14, arrested for anti-LGBTQ+ attack in Amstelveen
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Amsterdam police arrested a 14-year-old boy on Tuesday for the assault of a gender-neutral teen in Amstelveen on Monday. The arrested boy is from Amstelveen, the police said on Twitter. More arrests may follow.

According to the victim's father, 14-year-old Frédérique was attacked in a playground in Amstelveen Westwijk after they refused to tell a group of boys whether they were a boy or a girl.

The young victim was left with...
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Published: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:20:40 +0200
Pegasus Project: Princess Latifa and Princess Haya listed as potential targets by clients of spyware company NSO Group
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -New evidence uncovered by the Pegasus Project has revealed that the phone numbers of Emirati princesses Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum and Haya bint Hussein were listed as potential targets by clients of spyware company NSO Group in the 50,000 numbers leaked in the Pegasus Project investigation. Director of Amnesty Tech, Rasha Abdul Rahim, said:

“These shocking revelations appear to implicate NSO Group in the catalogue of human rights violations...
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Published: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:16:17 +0200
THE ISRAELIAN COMPANY NSO GROUP'S SPY PROGRAM IS USED AGAINST ACTIVITIES AND JOURNALISTS
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Project Pegasus is a pioneering collaboration between 80 journalists in 10 countries coordinated by the French non-profit organization Forbidden Stories. Amnesty has contributed technical knowledge for advanced forensic tests on mobile phones in order to identify traces of spyware.

- Project Pegasus reveals how the company NSO Group's spy program is used by repressive states in an attempt to silence journalists, attack activists and dissidents...
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Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:11:05 +0200
Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group's spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - NSO Group’s spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale, according to a major investigation into the leak of 50,000 phone numbers of potential surveillance targets. These include heads of state, activists and journalists, including Jamal Khashoggi’s family.

The Pegasus Project lays bare how NSO’s spyware is a weapon of choice for repressive governments seeking to silence journalists,...
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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 22:47:22 +0200
Egypt: Commute Death Sentences for Rab’a Protestors
Leading Opposition Figures Convicted in Unfair Mass Trial

Leading Opposition Figures Convicted in Unfair Mass Trial
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Published: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 23:58:49 +0200
How Egypt weaponizes counter terrorism laws to target human rights defenders
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Egyptian human rights defenders and UN experts examine how authorities in Egypt have weaponized counter terrorism laws to target activists and human rights defenders, and measures the international community can take to investigate the country's grave human rights violations.

This statement was originally published on cihrs.org on 28 June 2021.

An online event on Egypt was held on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the United Nations...
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Published: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 19:26:54 +0200
Palestinian security forces escalate brutal campaign of repression
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -

The Palestinian authorities in the occupied West Bank have launched a chilling campaign of repression cracking down on peaceful protests with unlawful force, targeting journalists, civil society activists, and lawyers with arbitrary arrests and torturing detainees, said Amnesty International today.

Tensions in Palestine have spiked since the death in custody of prominent Palestinian critic and activist Nizar Banat on 24 June. Security...
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 01:03:48 +0200
Israeli police targeted Palestinians with discriminatory arrests, torture and unlawful force
Sweeping arrests targeting Palestinian activists
Unlawful use of force against Palestinian protesters
Torture of Palestinian detainees
Failure to protect Palestinians from planned attacks by groups of Jewish supremacists

Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Israeli police have committed a catalogue of violations against Palestinians in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, carrying out a discriminatory repressive campaign including sweeping mass arrests,...
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Published: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 17:56:35 +0200
NSO Group’s new transparency report is “another missed opportunity”
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Responding to the release of NSO Group’s transparency report, Danna Ingleton, Deputy Director of Amnesty Tech, said:

“NSO Group’s latest report – which reads more like a sales brochure - is yet another missed opportunity for the company to be transparent and provide meaningful information about the human rights impacts of its products.

“The company has evaded accountability while scores of activists and journalists around...
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Published: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:22:39 +0200
Three arrested after homosexual man was beaten to death in Galicia
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Protests across Spain after 24-year-old care assistant Samuel Luiz dies after attack outside nightclub

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. The newspaper reader feels a sickening sense of impotence....
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Published: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 08:49:38 +0200
11 Signs You Have An Emotionally Abusive Mother
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - The parent-child relationship is typically considered one of the most naturally and unconditionally loving bonds in our day-to-day lives. We expect, from childhood well into adulthood, that our mothers will always have our best interests at heart, that she will act with the intention of guiding us, or that she will know the appropriate emotional boundaries to maintain. Unfortunately, the reality is that this is not always the case, and sometimes it can take...
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Published: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:43:18 +0200
155 detainees in the largest effort to date against organized crime
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - The police have carried out one of the largest attacks so far against violent and drug crime and prevented about ten murders. The operation is part of a unique police operation that took place in collaboration with, among others, the FBI.

To date, 155 people have been detained in operations involving Swedish preliminary investigations. The operation has been coordinated by the police's national operational department and all seven police regions...
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Published: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:56:42 +0200
What Happens to Your Heart When You Drink Alcohol
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - You've certainly heard that red wine is good for your heart—but is that the case with all types of alcohol? Here's a look at what happens to your heart when you consume beer, liquor, or wine.
Before we get into what science says about how your heart is affected by drinking too much alcohol, let's first define what "too much" is: According to the 2020-2025 dietary guidelines for Americans, alcohol is a beverage to limit in your diet. If you choose...
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Published: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:01:51 +0200
Swedish property prices reach record highs with double-digit growth
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Apartment and house prices continue to rise in Sweden, with the "pandemic effect" most noticeable in Malmö.
The price tag for a detached house in Sweden rose two percent in May, while the price of an apartment increased one percent.

This means that year-on-year, house prices have increased by a whopping 20 percent and apartment prices 13 percent, according to the latest report by Swedish real estate number-crunchers Svensk Mäklarstatistik.
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Published: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 12:18:37 +0200
Governments must stop conniving with fossil fuel industries to burn our rights
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The world’s richest governments are effectively condemning millions of people to starvation, drought and displacement through their continued support of the fossil fuel industry, Amnesty International said today. The organization’s new policy briefing offers a damning assessment of global failures to protect human rights from climate change, and outlines how human rights law can help hold governments and companies to account.

The unambitious...
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Published: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 03:06:04 +0200
Morocco: Critically ill hunger-striking journalist must be granted adequate medical care
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Moroccan authorities must urgently end the solitary confinement of a detained journalist whose health is at risk after 51 days on hunger strike and ensure he is granted the specialized medical care he requires, said Amnesty International.

Sulieman Raissouni has been on hunger strike since 8 April in protest at his detention and prolonged solitary confinement. Since his arrest on sexual assault charges in May 2020 he has been held for a year in...
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Published: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 15:10:09 +0200
BANGLADESH 2020
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Journalists were increasingly persecuted for reporting corruption and criticizing the government’s COVID-19 policies. The draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) 2018 was widely enforced to curtail freedom of expression. Police and other law enforcement agencies continued to carry out extrajudicial executions. Violence against women increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Agreement remained stalled and a crackdown...
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Published: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 23:28:52 +0200
Russia: Kremlin designates Dozhd TV “foreign agent” in yet another attack on press freedom
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Reacting to the news that Russia’s Ministry of Justice has branded Dozhd TV, one of the last remaining independent television channels in Russia, Vazhnye Istorii, an investigative online media organization, and seven journalists as “foreign agents,” Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director, said:

“These latest designations further prove that the Kremlin is unleashing its repressive “foreign agents” law against...
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Published: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 10:39:45 +0200
Ethiopia: Troops and militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict – new report
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Women and girls in Tigray were targeted for rape and other sexual violence by fighting forces aligned to the Ethiopian government, Amnesty International said today in a new report into the ongoing Tigray conflict.

The report, ‘I Don't Know If They Realized I Was A Person’: Rape and Other Sexual Violence in the Conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, reveals how women and girls were subjected to sexual violence by members of the Ethiopian National Defense...
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Published: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 22:20:16 +0200
Nepal: Indigenous peoples the silent victims of country’s conservation ‘success story’
Nepal’s Indigenous peoples have suffered a litany of human rights violations over the past five decades as a result of abusive conservation policies, said Amnesty International and the Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC), in a new report published today.

The report, Violations in the name of conservation, documents how the establishment of National Parks and other “protected areas” has resulted in tens of thousands of Indigenous peoples being forcibly evicted from their ancestral...
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Published: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 18:08:36 +0200
Iran: Secret execution of young man arrested at 15 a cruel assault on child rights
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Iranian authorities have secretly executed a young man who was a child at the time of his arrest and had spent nearly a decade on death row, Amnesty International has learned. Sajad Sanjari was hanged in Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah province at dawn on 2 August, but his family were not told until a prison official asked them to collect his body later that day.

In August 2010, police arrested Sajad Sanjari, who was then 15, over the fatal...
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Published: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:29:31 +0200
Lebanon: One year on from devastating Beirut explosion, authorities shamelessly obstruct justice
Lebanese authorities have spent the past year shamelessly obstructing victims’ quest for truth and justice following the catastrophic port explosion in Beirut, said Amnesty International ahead of the one-year anniversary of the blast.

More than 217 people were killed and 7,000 injured when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Beirut’s port on 4 August 2020. The blast displaced 300,000 people and caused widespread destruction and devastation, damaging buildings up to 20km away....
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Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:47:19 +0200
Tunisia: Human rights must be upheld following suspension of parliament
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Tunisian President Kais Saied should publicly commit to respecting and protecting human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, after he suspended parliament and assumed some judicial powers, said Amnesty International.

Concerns that human rights are at risk have heightened following an alarming raid by security forces on Al Jazeera’s office in Tunis today and the president’s threats during...
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Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:15:22 +0200
Libya: Horrific violations in detention highlight Europe’s shameful role in forced returns
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Fresh evidence of harrowing violations, including sexual violence, against men, women and children intercepted while crossing the Mediterranean Sea and forcibly returned to detention centres in Libya, highlights the horrifying consequences of Europe’s ongoing cooperation with Libya on migration and border control, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

'No one will look for you': Forcibly returned from sea to abusive detention...
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Published: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:37:15 +0200
Covid-19: Four million death toll must spur governments and companies into action
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Reacting to the news that four million people have now died globally from Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard, said:

“At least four million lives have now been lost to Covid-19. This devastating milestone must spur richer governments and companies into immediate action. How many more millions must die before the knowledge and technology to produce enough vaccines for everyone...
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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:25:20 +0200
10 Benefits of Battle Ropes-HOIST & How to perform BATTLE ROPES Fitness Exercise
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Battle Ropes are a great functional exercise with many variations for strengthening the arms and core. Battle rope routines have many variations. Once a client’s fitness level increases, you can add lateral or squat movements to the exercise.

MUSCLE GROUPS TARGETED:
- Arms, Shoulders, Core

HOW TO PERFORM BATTLE ROPES:
To enter the starting position, clients face the machine and take the battle ropes in a firm grip and...
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Published: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 21:20:16 +0200
Georgia: The authorities’ failure to protect Tbilisi Pride once again encourages violence
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Reacting to the news that the office of Tbilisi Pride have been ransacked and activists and journalists attacked, Denis Krivosheev, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said:

“The violence against Tbilisi Pride organizers, activists and journalists was as lamentable as it was predictable. The Georgian authorities are responsible for failing to ensure their safety and their rights to freedom of expression...
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:58:23 +0200
Israeli army shutdown of health organization will have catastrophic consequences for Palestinian healthcare
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Israeli authorities’ decision to shut down the Palestinian Health Work Committees (HWC) will have catastrophic consequences for the health needs of Palestinians across the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), said Amnesty International today.

In the early hours of 9 June, Israeli army forces raided the HWC headquarters in Ramallah. They broke down the door, confiscated computers and memory drives, and issued a military order forcing the...
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:40:00 +0200
Several people have died' after a plane crash near Orebro Swedish airport
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Several people have died in the plane crash that occurred at Örebro airport on Thursday evening. Nine people were on board the parachutist plane that crashed shortly after taking off from the ground.

- We have decided to initiate an accident site investigation, says Peter Swaffer at the Swedish Accident Investigation Board, to SVT News.

Several people have died in the plane crash, police say at 9pm on Thursday night. Earlier in the...
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Published: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:50:17 +0200
Russia: Home searches of Proekt.Media journalists a shameless attack on media freedom
Middle East Today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Reacting to the searches this morning of the homes of three journalists from the independent Russian investigative media outlet Proekt.Media, including its Editor-in-Chief Roman Badanin, Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director, said:

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

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

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

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

“This is a historic victory for women in Slovenia and an important step along the road to changing culture, attitudes and behaviour. It is also a testament to years of campaigning by survivors who have helped to ensure that...
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Published: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 04:42:28 +0200
Egypt .. 3 Syrians sentenced to death, including a doctor and a female doctor, who committed a heinous crime
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Giza criminal court in Egypt sentenced a Syrian doctor, her lover and his sister to death by hanging for the murder of her husband and sister.

The incidents from the incident go back when the security services arrested three Syrian defendants, including a female doctor, a doctor and his sister, because they accused them of killing a Syrian doctor and his sister.

Investigations and investigations revealed that the victim's wife, Hadeer...
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Published: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:23:39 +0200
After El Salvador, India may move to classify Bitcoin as an asset class
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Top sources tracking the industry told this publication that the government has moved away from its earlier hostile stance towards virtual currencies.
BENGALURU: After El Salvador’s historic move to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender (rendering it full currency status), things are looking brighter back home in India for crypto-enthusiasts.

Top sources tracking the industry told this publication that the government has moved away from its earlier...
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Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:57:42 +0200
Bahraini MPs decry LGBT flag at US embassy
Angry lawmakers term step a ‘flagrant provocation’
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Cairo: Several members of the Bahraini parliament have expressed anger over hoisting the flag of the LGBT community by the US embassy in the country, saying the move constituted a “flagrant provocation of the Arab, Muslim Bahraini people”, their morals and traditions.

Earlier this month, the US embassy in Manama released a photo showing the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,...
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Published: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 12:51:34 +0200
Belarus: Raman Pratasevich forced televised ‘confession’ amounts to ill-treatment
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Following the 3 June broadcast of a forced ‘confession’ by jailed Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Director, said:

“Raman Pratasevich’s forced ‘confession’ on Belarusian state TV was devastating to watch. He was plainly on the edge of breaking down, in tears and with visible wounds on his wrists, as he was forced to incriminate himself and praise his...
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Published: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:33:34 +0200
Sierra Leone: Government and donors must prioritize mental health to address legacy of war and Ebola epidemic – new report
Survivors of traumatic experiences and others in need of support in Sierra Leone are being failed by the severe lack of available mental health services years after the country’s brutal civil war and devastating Ebola epidemic, Amnesty International warned in a new report published today.

In ‘They Are Forgetting About Us’: The long-term mental health impact of war and Ebola in Sierra Leone, survivors reveal how they continue to struggle with a range of symptoms of distress, including...
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Published: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 06:58:30 +0200
German-made FinSpy spyware found in Egypt, and Mac and Linux versions revealed
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - FinSpy is a commercial spyware suite produced by the Munich-based company FinFisher Gmbh. Since 2011 researchers have documented numerous cases of targeting of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) - including activists, journalists, and dissidents with the use of FinSpy in many countries, including Bahrain, Ethiopia, UAE, and more. Because of this, Amnesty International’s Security Lab tracks FinSpy usage and development as part of our continuous monitoring of...
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Published: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 14:59:42 +0200
South Asia: Urgent action needed to combat deadly COVID-19 surge across region
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Governments across South Asia must immediately address healthcare shortages and urgently strengthen their healthcare systems to respond to the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, said Amnesty International.

With India and Nepal’s healthcare systems reaching breaking point, the human rights organization expressed its concern over the lack of preparedness of other countries in the region for the virus’s latest and most deadly wave....
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Published: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 09:26:42 +0200
Libya: New government must prioritize human rights and tackle impunity crisis
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Published: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 23:28:52 +0200
Russia: Kremlin designates Dozhd TV “foreign agent” in yet another attack on press freedom
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Published: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 15:02:47 +0200
Afghanistan: International community must act decisively to avert further tragedy
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Published: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 10:39:45 +0200
Ethiopia: Troops and militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict – new report
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Published: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 16:54:59 +0200
USA/UK: US authorities must drop politically motivated charges against Assange
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Published: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 22:20:16 +0200
Nepal: Indigenous peoples the silent victims of country’s conservation ‘success story’
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Published: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 16:23:22 +0200
Saudi Arabia: Authorities ramp up repression after G20 hiatus
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Published: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 18:08:36 +0200
Iran: Secret execution of young man arrested at 15 a cruel assault on child rights
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Published: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:59:44 +0200
Boy, 14, arrested for anti-LGBTQ+ attack in Amstelveen
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Published: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:29:31 +0200
Lebanon: One year on from devastating Beirut explosion, authorities shamelessly obstruct justice
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Published: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:20:40 +0200
Pegasus Project: Princess Latifa and Princess Haya listed as potential targets by clients of spyware company NSO Group
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Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:47:19 +0200
Tunisia: Human rights must be upheld following suspension of parliament
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Published: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:16:17 +0200
THE ISRAELIAN COMPANY NSO GROUP'S SPY PROGRAM IS USED AGAINST ACTIVITIES AND JOURNALISTS
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Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:15:22 +0200
Libya: Horrific violations in detention highlight Europe’s shameful role in forced returns
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Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:11:05 +0200
Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group's spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally
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Published: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:37:15 +0200
Covid-19: Four million death toll must spur governments and companies into action
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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 22:47:22 +0200
Egypt: Commute Death Sentences for Rab’a Protestors
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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:25:20 +0200
10 Benefits of Battle Ropes-HOIST & How to perform BATTLE ROPES Fitness Exercise
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Published: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 23:58:49 +0200
How Egypt weaponizes counter terrorism laws to target human rights defenders
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Published: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 21:20:16 +0200
Georgia: The authorities’ failure to protect Tbilisi Pride once again encourages violence
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Published: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 19:26:54 +0200
Palestinian security forces escalate brutal campaign of repression
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:58:23 +0200
Israeli army shutdown of health organization will have catastrophic consequences for Palestinian healthcare
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 01:03:48 +0200
Israeli police targeted Palestinians with discriminatory arrests, torture and unlawful force
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Published: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 00:40:00 +0200
Several people have died' after a plane crash near Orebro Swedish airport
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Published: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 17:56:35 +0200
NSO Group’s new transparency report is “another missed opportunity”
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