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Israel/Gaza: Attacks on civilians add to war crimes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:07 am | Amnesty International

The continuing bombardment of civilian homes in several areas of the Gaza Strip, as well as the Israeli shelling of a hospital, add to the list of possible war crimes that demand an urgent independent international investigation, said Amnesty International. More >>

High hopes for full High Court hearing on asylum seeker boat

Friday, 11 July 2014, 4:36 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International expresses relief that High Court deliberations have put the transfer of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka's Navy in doubt, a plan that if enacted, would put Australia in blatant breach of international law and set a dangerous precedent. More >>

Iraq: dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:11 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International has gathered evidence pointing to a pattern of extrajudicial executions of detainees by government forces and Shi’a militias in the Iraqi cities of Tal ‘Afar, Mosul and Ba’quba. More >>

Iraq: ISIS abduct border guards from Yezidi minority

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 2:08 pm | Amnesty International

The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq has been stepping up sectarian attacks on minority groups in northern Iraq, with the abduction of a group of border guards and soldiers from the Yezidi minority community being one of the latest examples. More >>

Fiji: End harassment of journalists ahead of election

Saturday, 28 June 2014, 10:34 am | Amnesty International

The Fijian authorities must immediately end the harassment of journalists ahead of the parliamentary elections in September, said Amnesty International. More >>

NZ rejects international recommendations on inequality

Friday, 20 June 2014, 11:56 am | Amnesty International

New Zealand should reconsider its decision to reject key human rights recommendations at the United Nations Human Rights Council, said Amnesty International. More >>

Campaign priorities for UN Security Council bid

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 3:34 pm | Amnesty International

As Prime Minister John Key holds meetings in New York to bolster New Zealand’s bid for a two year seat on the UN Security Council human rights must be on top of the agenda, said Amnesty International. More >>

Campaign to put children’s rights at top of election agenda

Monday, 16 June 2014, 4:32 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International will join more than 30 organisations tomorrow to launch Tick for Kids - a campaign that aims to put children’s rights at the top of the New Zealand election agenda. More >>

China: Detention of artist underlines severe repression

Saturday, 7 June 2014, 3:56 pm | Amnesty International

The Chinese authorities must end the severe persecution against all those attempting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, said Amnesty International after a Chinese born Australian artist became the latest to be detained for giving ... More >>

Police abuses and impunity threatens to mar World Cup

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 3:51 pm | Amnesty International

Protesters taking to the streets across Brazil during the upcoming World Cup risk facing indiscriminate police and military violence as the country steps up efforts to control demonstrations, Amnesty International said a week before the start of ... More >>

Authorities must end impunity for violence against Dalits

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 12:31 pm | Amnesty International

Authorities must impartially investigate gang-rape and murder of Dalit girls, end impunity for violence against Dalits More >>

Global survey reveals real fear of torture

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 3:43 pm | Amnesty International

• Amnesty International has reported on torture or other ill-treatment in 141 countries over the past five years • New global survey of more than 21,000 people in 21 countries across every continent reveals fear of torture exists in all these ... More >>

Egypt must end ‘vindictive’ detention of journalists

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 3:35 pm | Amnesty International

Egypt’s continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement is “vindictive”, Amnesty International said ahead of the trio’s latest trial hearing. More >>

Amnesty’s report on death penalty shows surge in executions

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 3:04 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s annual report on the use of the death penalty has revealed a surge in the number of executions worldwide, with 778 executions known to have been carried out in 2013, compared to 682 in 2012. More >>

Yarmouk under siege - war crimes, starvation, and death

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 11:36 am | Amnesty International

A new report by Amnesty International reveals that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been carried out on Palestinian and Syrian civilians in Yarmouk, on the outskirts of Damascus, which is under brutal siege by Syrian government forces. More >>

Fiji: Military celebrates on anniversary of torture video

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 10:51 am | Amnesty International

The failure of Fiji authorities to independently investigate the torture and sexual assault of two men highlights their complete disregard for accountability and human rights, Amnesty International said one year on from the public release of a torture ... More >>

‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:29 am | Amnesty International

Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity, said Amnesty International in a report ... More >>

Sri Lanka: Alarming crackdown on activists continues

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 2:43 pm | Amnesty International

Three months after the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) took place in Colombo a new report on further human rights abuse in Sri Lanka leaves no room for New Zealand to stay silent, Amnesty International said. More >>

Russia: Legacy of Olympic Games tarnished by arrests

Monday, 24 February 2014, 10:34 am | Amnesty International

The legacy of the Sochi Olympics will be tainted by the numerous human rights violations in the run-up and during the Games, as well as the failure of the International Olympic Committee to confront the Russian authorities over the arrests and beatings that ... More >>

Myanmar: Changes in anti-protest law are insignificant

Saturday, 22 February 2014, 11:22 am | Amnesty International

The Myanmar parliament has reportedly only made token and insignificant changes to a draconian anti-protest law, raising serious questions about the authorities’ commitment to human rights reforms, Amnesty International said. More >>



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