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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: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:02:48 +0200
Want To Boost Your Financial Planning Knowledge? Try These 14 Resources
As an investor, you’ve likely been advised to take a more active role in overseeing your finances. However, doing so can be intimidating—especially if you’re new to financial planning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Amnesty International’s...
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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
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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