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Papuan pro-independence activist finally freed

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:51 am | Amnesty International

Papuan pro-independence activist Filep Karma tasted freedom yesterday after being unjustly jailed for more than a decade for simply raising an independence flag at a political ceremony in 2004, Amnesty International said. More >>

Refugee crisis and freedom of expression must be tackled

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 11:02 am | Amnesty International

Southeast Asian leaders, including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, meeting this week in Malaysia must urgently prioritise a coordinated plan to help the thousands of asylum seekers and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are forced to risk ... More >>

Missed opportunity to show leadership on refugee rights

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 3:33 pm | Amnesty International

Following Australia’s human rights review which took place in Geneva overnight, Amnesty International has expressed deep disappointment that the New Zealand government failed to raise Australia’s inhumane policies around refugees and asylum seekers More >>

NZ must speak out on Australia’s abysmal human rights record

Monday, 9 November 2015, 12:46 pm | Amnesty International

As Australia faces global scrutiny on its human rights record in Geneva today, Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand to speak out on its closest neighbours’ abysmal human rights record. More >>

Syria: Thousands of disappeared people used as "cash cow"

Friday, 6 November 2015, 12:02 pm | Amnesty International

New Zealand in its role on the UN Security Council must urge an immediate end to disturbing crimes against humanity More >>

Australia: Damning evidence over asylum seekers

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 8:55 am | Amnesty International

New evidence gathered by Amnesty International suggests that Australia’s maritime border control operations now resemble a lawless venture with evidence of criminal activity, pay-offs to boat crews and abusive treatment of women, men and children ... More >>

Israeli forces in Occupied Territories - unlawful killings

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 9:32 am | Amnesty International

Israeli forces have carried out a series of unlawful killings of Palestinians using intentional lethal force without justification, said Amnesty International today, based on the findings of an ongoing research trip to the West Bank, including East ... More >>

Fiji: Independent investigation must follow

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 11:57 am | Amnesty International

The opening of the trial of three police officers and two members of the military on charges of physically and sexually assaulting a man in their custody must be accompanied by an independent and impartial investigation of all past abuses by Fiji’s security ... More >>

NZ must help persecuted Rohingya refugees

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 3:30 pm | Amnesty International

Women, men and children trafficked, held in hellish conditions, beaten or killed for ransom • Fears that hundreds, maybe thousands, more refugees and migrants have perished at sea than first estimated • New “sailing season” crisis looms in ... More >>

Action must be the key word in National Plan for women

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 10:29 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International has welcomed the adoption of an action plan by the New Zealand government as a crucial opportunity to promote and protect women's rights in situations of armed conflict, but said it must be fully backed and resourced by the Government ... More >>

Syria: US ally’s razing of villages amounts to war crimes

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 1:26 pm | Amnesty International

A fact-finding mission to northern Syria has uncovered a wave of forced displacement and home demolitions amounting to war crimes carried out by the Autonomous Administration led by the Syrian Kurdish political party Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat (PYD) controlling ... More >>

World Day against the Death Penalty 2015

Friday, 9 October 2015, 1:31 pm | Amnesty International

The death penalty continues to be used as a tool in the so-called “war on drugs”, with an alarming number of states across the globe executing people convicted on drug-related charges, in clear violation of international law, Amnesty International ... More >>

New Zealand must call for accountability for war crimes

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:16 pm | Amnesty International

New Zealand must use its role on the UN Security Council to call for accountability for war crimes More >>

John Key’s strong words at UN General Assembly welcome

Friday, 2 October 2015, 1:28 pm | Amnesty International

John Key’s strong words at United Nations General Assembly welcome, but practical solutions must be offered More >>

New Zealand to take more Syrian refugees

Monday, 7 September 2015, 4:31 pm | Amnesty International

Responding to the Immigration Minister’s comments this afternoon that New Zealand will take in 750 Syrian refugees, 600 under an emergency intake, Amnesty International’s Executive Director Grant Bayldon said: More >>

Egypt: Guilty verdict against Al Jazeera journalists

Monday, 31 August 2015, 9:58 am | Amnesty International

The guilty verdicts handed down against Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are an affront to justice that sound the death knell for freedom of expression in Egypt, said Amnesty International. More >>

Students call on the Government to double the refugee quota

Monday, 10 August 2015, 11:39 am | Amnesty International

As the world faces one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our lifetime students from around New Zealand are taking action, raising their voices and calling on the New Zealand government to do its fair share for refugees and double the quota. More >>

Amnesty International releases report card on NZ performance

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 9:39 am | Amnesty International

New Zealand’s efforts to protect civilians in conflict and uphold women’s rights via the UN Security Council have been assessed in a report card released today by Amnesty International. More >>

Amnesty International Press Release

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 3:58 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International says it is urgent for New Zealand to use their Security Council presidency to do more to protect civilians trapped in conflict More >>

Papuan Activists Detained And Charged

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 12:21 pm | Amnesty International

Seven Papuan political activists have been detained as a result of their peaceful political activities. They have been charged with ‘incitement’ and could face up to six years’ imprisonment. Three of the men have reported being beaten and ... More >>



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