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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 >>

Indonesia: At Least 60 Killed as Police Shootings Skyrocket

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:22 am | Amnesty International

The number of police killings of suspected drug dealers has skyrocketed in Indonesia this year, an alarming rise which signals that authorities could be looking to emulate the murderous “war on drugs” in neighbouring Philippines, Amnesty International ... More >>

Kiwi acts join international line-up for global concert

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:27 am | Amnesty International

Kiwi acts Theia, Ciaran McMeeken, Estère and Opal House are joining a line-up of 1000 musicians playing intimate shows in 200 cities over 24 hours on September 20. The first-of-its-kind concert series called Give a Home aims to unite people in welcoming ... More >>

Refugee solidarity action at Aust High Commission

Friday, 14 July 2017, 3:24 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International supporters will be standing in solidarity and joining hands outside the Australian High Commission in Wellington and the Consulate-General in Auckland on Wednesday 19 July to support the thousands of men, women and children ... More >>

Director of Amnesty International Turkey must be released

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2:20 pm | Amnesty International

Responding to the news that Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey, was detained on Wednesday along with seven other human rights defenders and two trainers during a digital security and information management workshop in Büyükada, Istanbul, ... More >>

Congress Must Step in and Stop Muslim Ban

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:31 am | Amnesty International

Following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear arguments on President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim ban and allow the order to take effect in part in the meantime, Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director, released ... More >>

‘Give a Home’: Massive global concert series

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 8:38 am | Amnesty International

1,000 musicians to play at Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds events globally in September More >>

Myanmar Ethnic Minorities Face Range of Violations

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:42 am | Amnesty International

Civilians from minority ethnic groups suffer appalling violations and abuses, including war crimes, at the hands of Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups in the country’s Kachin and northern Shan states, Amnesty International said today in a new report ... More >>

Compensation deal must be turning point

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:20 pm | Amnesty International

In response to the news that the Australian Government and companies have come to a settlement agreement with the refugees and people seeking asylum forcibly sent to and detained on Manus Island, Kate Schuetze, Pacific Researcher at Amnesty International ... More >>

UN requires NZ Government to fully investigate Afghan raid

Friday, 9 June 2017, 12:06 pm | Amnesty International

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has asked the New Zealand Government to report on what measures it has put in place in order to fully investigate the allegations relating to Operation Burnham in Afghanistan in 2010. During this Operation ... More >>

Leaders must take a stand against Philippines bloodshed

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:49 am | Amnesty International

With mounting evidence of government involvement in thousands of extrajudicial executions in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’, Amnesty International is calling on regional leaders to take a stand against possible crimes against humanity ... More >>

Death penalty in decline worldwide

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 5:33 pm | Amnesty International

Death penalty in decline worldwide, but a small number of countries still execute on a large scale More >>

Government can’t rely on ISAF report into civilian casulties

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:46 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s Grant Bayldon says the New Zealand Government must act now to swiftly launch an independent inquiry into allegations of civilian deaths in Afghanistan. More >>

USA: Trump’s revised travel ban will stir hatred & division

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:52 am | Amnesty International

In response to President Trump’s new Order to reinstate the suspension of the USA’s refugee resettlement programme and establish a temporary travel ban on people from six majority-Muslim countries, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary ... More >>

The State of the World’s Human Rights 2016/17

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 4:40 pm | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, which delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding ... More >>

Report 2016/17: The State of the World’s Human Rights

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 1:24 pm | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, whichdelivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding a toxic, ... More >>

Resumption of Dakota Access Pipeline Violates Rights

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 2:25 pm | Amnesty International

Following an announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted an easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed, Eric Ferrero of Amnesty International USA made the following statement. More >>



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