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Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees - Amnesty

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:55 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees to a life of uncertainty and peril • New facilities unsafe and do not meet basic needs • Refugees say they live with constant fear of violence • Australia must end ... More >>

PNG: Sick asylum-seeker restrained and force-fed

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:47 pm | Amnesty International

Responding to news that an asylum-seeker being treated at a hospital in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), for a serious medical condition, has been restrained for three days and is being force-fed by hospital staff after he went on hunger strike ... More >>

Postponing returns arrangement provides temporary relief

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 8:48 am | Amnesty International

The government of Bangladesh’s announcement that it is to postpone the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a welcome relief for hundreds of thousands currently living in Bangladesh, Amnesty International said today. Implementing a returns arrangement ... More >>

Myanmar: Reuters journalists must be released

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 12:04 pm | Amnesty International

Myanmar: Reuters journalists must be released The Myanmar authorities must immediately release two journalists from the Reuters news agency who have been arbitrarily detained for investigating military abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Amnesty International ... More >>

Myanmar: Rohingya trapped in dehumanising apartheid regime

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 5:18 pm | Amnesty International

• Rohingya segregated and abused in “open air prison” • Two-year investigation reveals root causes of current Rakhine State crisis • System of discrimination amounts to the crime against humanity of apartheid More >>

Alarming impact of online abuse against women

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:51 pm | Amnesty International

New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women, with women around the world reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences. More >>

Authorities in PNG must allow aid in, must not use force

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 5:04 pm | Amnesty International

Authorities in PNG must allow aid in, must not use force to move refugees out More >>

Manus Island: Court ruling jeopardises lives

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 4:06 pm | Amnesty International

Critical services - including food, water and medical treatment - must be restored to the more than 600 refugees and vulnerable men inside the Lombrum detention centre on Manus Island before a major tragedy occurs, Amnesty International said today as ... More >>

Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence

Monday, 30 October 2017, 3:13 pm | Amnesty International

Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees Amnesty International researchers have been on Manus Island for several days interviewing a wide range of people about the human rights issues related to the proposed closure ... More >>

Authorities must not force refugees into transit facilities

Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:13 am | Amnesty International

The Australian and Papua New Guinean authorities must ensure that a tense standoff with refugees on Manus Island does not descend into violence by security forces as the authorities try to move hundreds of people from the refugee detention centre ... More >>

Show trial of human rights activists begins in Turkey

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:38 pm | Amnesty International

Trumped up charges against the 11 arrested in Istanbul exposed Forensic analysis shows Amnesty Chair did not download Bylock Spokespeople available on the ground for trials on October 25 & 26 Trumped up charges against 11 human rights defenders, ... More >>

Myanmar: New evidence of systematic campaign of crimes

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 6:37 pm | Amnesty International

Myanmar: New evidence of systematic campaign of crimes against humanity to terrorize and drive Rohingya out More >>

Global solidarity parties for jailed Amnesty director

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:31 pm | Amnesty International

One hundred days after their wrongful arrest, Amnesty International is leading a global demand for the immediate and unconditional release of 11 prominent human rights defenders in Turkey. More >>

Give A Home single release for Amnesty International

Friday, 6 October 2017, 1:18 pm | Amnesty International

Ciaran McMeeken Give A Home single release All available proceeds to go to Amnesty International More >>

Rohingya Refugees Must Not be Forced Home to Abuse

Friday, 6 October 2017, 12:25 pm | Amnesty International

The international community must help ensure that no Rohingya refugees are forced back to Myanmar as long as they remain at risk of serious human rights violations following the army’s vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing, Amnesty International ... More >>

Thailand: Hard line on refugees leaves thousands vulnerable

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 1:09 pm | Amnesty International

With the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis developing on its doorstep, Thailand must take concrete action to reverse its long-standing failure to offer protection to those most in need, Amnesty International said today as it launched a report revealing ... More >>

Scorched-earth campaign fuels ethnic cleansing of Rohingya

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:15 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International can reveal new evidence pointing to a mass-scale scorched-earth campaign across northern Rakhine State, where Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs are burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting people at random as they ... More >>

Myanmar: Official response to Rakhine crisis unconscionable

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:18 am | Amnesty International

The statement by Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s office, which claims that the government is defending all the people in Rakhine state “in the best possible way”, is unconscionable, Amnesty International said today. More >>

Myanmar: Restrictions on International Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 10:08 am | Amnesty International

The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign, ... More >>

Philippines: 32 killed in a day

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:13 am | Amnesty International

After Philippine police killed 32 people in what is believed to be the highest death toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called "war on drugs", Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, James Gomez, said: More >>



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