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Winston Peters and trade talks questioned

Monday, 13 August 2018, 3:25 pm | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International delivered the voices of over 1500 people who took action urging Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, to speak out in support of more than a dozen women in Saudi Arabia who have been unjustly imprisoned for defending ... More >>

Call for release of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:30 pm | Amnesty International

New Zealand must be clear: like Canada, we also call for human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia to be released In the wake of Canadian Government call for detained Saudi human rights activists to be freed, Saudi Arabia has stated it will withdraw ... More >>

Trump's Policies Will Place Thousands of Lives in Danger

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:14 am | Amnesty International

Responding to reports that President Donald Trump may seek to cap U.S. refugee admissions at no more than 25,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2019, the lowest goal in the history of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy and Refugee ... More >>

US Brazenly Violates Human Rights of Separated Families

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11:43 am | Amnesty International

Today marks the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite more than 2,500 children forcibly separated from their parents despite seeking protection. More than 900 parents remain separated from their families because the administration ... More >>

Immigration Minister joins calls for refugee sponsorship

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 10:35 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International welcomes the joint statement made this week by Immigration ministers from around the world committing to advancing community-based refugee sponsorship. More >>

Leaders must take steps to end child migration detention

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:50 am | Amnesty International

UN: Next week, world leaders must take steps to end child migration detention for good More >>

Almost 100 people in Papua unlawfully killed

Monday, 2 July 2018, 3:50 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Indonesia: Police and military unlawfully kill almost 100 people in Papua in eight years with near total impunity Indonesian security forces have unlawfully killed at least 95 people in little more than eight years ... More >>

Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:48 pm | Amnesty International

The comprehensive report, “We Will Destroy Everything”: Military Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar, calls for the situation in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation ... More >>

Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 10:01 am | Amnesty International

President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not ... More >>

Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 9:40 am | Amnesty International

President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not ... More >>

Over 3000 NZers speak out against US separation of families

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:12 pm | Amnesty International

In less than a day, more than 3000 New Zealanders have signed a petition urging the US Government to stop forcibly separating parents from their children at the border with Mexico. Amnesty International has said the practice is nothing short of torture. More >>

USA: Separating children from parents is torture

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 9:47 am | Amnesty International

The sickening images of children cruelly separated from their parents and held in cages as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ will leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA, said Amnesty International ... More >>

Investigate brewer Kirin over payments to Myanmar military

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:45 am | Amnesty International

Japan: Investigate brewer Kirin over payments to Myanmar military amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya • Japanese beer company admitted its subsidiary made three donations during recent violence in Rakhine State • Head of military filmed receiving donation ... More >>

Syria: Raqqa in ruins and civilians devastated

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:02 pm | Amnesty International

From amid the rubble of Raqqa, civilians are asking why US-led Coalition forces destroyed the city, killing hundreds of civilians in the process of “liberating” them from the armed group calling itself “Islamic State” (IS), Amnesty International said ... More >>

Saudi Arabia: Chilling smears after women’s rights arrests

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:27 am | Amnesty International

In a chilling development, the Saudi Arabian authorities and government-aligned media launched a public smear campaign last night to try to discredit six prominent detained women’s rights defenders as “traitors” following their arrest this week, Amnesty ... More >>

Gaza: Excessive force abhorrent international law violation

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:42 am | Amnesty International

Responding to reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured by the Israeli military during protests along the fence that separates Gaza and Israel today, Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North ... More >>

PNG: Refugee health crisis looming

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:28 am | Amnesty International

On Monday 30 April the Australian government is expected to end its contract with International Health and Medical Services (IHMS), which provides healthcare for the refugees and asylum seekers Australia has sent to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Kate Schuetze, ... More >>

Kurdish refugee filmmaker asks to come to DocEdge Festival

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 2:03 pm | Amnesty International

Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish refugee filmmaker on Manus, asks to come to DocEdge Festival The award-winning Kurdish journalist, poet, filmmaker and refugee Behrouz Boochani has requested permission to visit New Zealand to attend the Documentary Edge Film ... More >>

NZDF inquiry: Justice for survivors, accountability

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 2:17 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA STATEMENT 12 April 2018 NZDF inquiry: Justice for survivors, accountability to the UN In response to the Government’s announcement of an inquiry into the allegations made in the book “Hit and Run”, the acting Executive Director ... More >>

Death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a ‘beacon of hope’

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:48 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 April 2018 Death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a ‘beacon of hope’ as global executions and death sentences slide • Positive steps seen across sub-Saharan Africa, with Guinea becoming 20th abolitionist state, ... More >>

 

 

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