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Thousands at grave risk at sea

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 11:30 am | Amnesty International

South East Asian governments must step up urgent search and rescue efforts to ensure that thousands of people stranded in boats are not left in dire circumstances and at risk of death, Amnesty International said, as another boat carrying hundreds of ... More >>

Amnesty International slams Falun Gong directive to MPs

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 4:34 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is deeply concerned at the New Zealand government’s directive to National MPs not to attend Falun Gong events. Falun Gong have been recognised as one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world. “Amnesty International ... More >>

Indonesia: 72 hours to stop state-sanctioned killings

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:00 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling for an immediate and urgent halt to plans to execute a group of prisoners in Indonesia, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, following confirmation of 72 hours notice until the state sanctioned killings take ... More >>

Amnesty International disappointed by John Key’s comments

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:33 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is deeply disappointed in John Key’s comment at the Istanbul Peace Summit that there are no plans to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota. More >>

“Blueprint for Action” to end refugee and migrant deaths

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:39 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s “Blueprint for Action” to end refugee and migrant deaths in the Med More >>

Indonesia: Formation of inquiry team into Paniai shootings

Saturday, 11 April 2015, 11:12 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International welcomes the announcement by Indonesia’s National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) that it will be recommending the formation of a pro-justicia inquiry team to undertake a detailed investigation into the killings of four students ... More >>

Death penalty 2014: Alarming rise in death sentences

Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:35 am | Amnesty International

Death penalty 2014: Alarming rise in death sentences as governments resorted to capital punishment to combat crime and terrorism More >>

Myanmar: “Buddha bar” guilty verdict another blow to freedom

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:34 pm | Amnesty International

The conviction and prison sentence handed down against two managers and the owner of a bar in Myanmar for displaying an image of the Buddha wearing headphones should be overturned immediately and is a chilling indication of the growing climate of ... More >>

NZers part of global opposition to mass surveillance

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 1:24 pm | Amnesty International

The United States’ mass surveillance of internet and phone use flies in the face of global public opinion, said Amnesty International as it published a major poll to launch its worldwide #UnfollowMe campaign. More >>

Amnesty International Report 2014/15

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:56 pm | Amnesty International

Republic of Indonesia Head of state and government: Joko Widodo (replaced Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in October) More >>

New Zealand needs to prove human rights leadership in Iraq

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:51 pm | Amnesty International

The New Zealand government must ensure that any engagement plan in Iraq has the protection of civilians at its cornerstone, said Amnesty International. More >>

Plight of Al Jazeera journalists must not be overlooked

Monday, 2 February 2015, 4:23 pm | Amnesty International

As Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste walks free from Egypt's Tora Prison, the continuing plight of his colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy must not be forgotten, said Amnesty International. More >>

Indonesia: Paniai shootings, bring perpetrators to justice

Sunday, 11 January 2015, 10:03 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT Index: ASA 21/001/2015 9 January 2015 Indonesia: Paniai shootings -- make investigation findings public and bring perpetrators to justice More >>

Pakistan: Taliban school attack shows civilian vulnerability

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:52 pm | Amnesty International

The Taliban attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar shows a merciless disregard for human life and highlights the urgent need for protection of civilians in the area, Amnesty International said. More >>

Amnesty International letter writing day against torture

Monday, 8 December 2014, 1:27 pm | Amnesty International

The Christchurch branch of Amnesty International will be holding its annual Write for Rights letter writing day on Saturday 13th December from 10am 1pm at The Institution Bar. More >>

Experts call for further scrutiny of Foreign Fighters Bill

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 11:44 am | Amnesty International

A broad coalition of New Zealand’s leading academics and human rights, legal and migrant organisations today called on the Government to delay the passage of its proposed anti-terror laws to allow more comprehensive scrutiny of the legislation. More >>

Government must allow further scrutiny of bill

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:19 pm | Amnesty International

As the New Zealand government seeks to rush new through new anti-terror legislation, Amnesty International is raising grave concerns over the speed at which the Bill is being rushed through Parliament and is calling for an extension to the consultation ... More >>

Amnesty International campaigns for end to domestic violence

Monday, 24 November 2014, 9:23 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International will be making a donation of over $500 to Aviva (formerly known as Women’s Refuge Christchurch) at the conclusion of Tuesday’s inner city march against domestic violence. More >>

NZ must not turn a blind eye to China’s human rights record

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:39 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key to raise China’s shameful human rights record during President Xi Jinping’s visit to New Zealand this week. More >>

Use UN Security Council role to overcome inaction and injustice

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:26 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International welcomes New Zealand winning a seat on the UN Security Council and is calling on New Zealand to use the role to ensure the body lives up to its role of safeguarding global peace and security. More >>



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