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Papuan Human Rights Lawyer Attacked

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:02 pm | Amnesty International

Papuan human rights lawyer Anum Siregar was attacked by an unknown person in Wamena, Papua province. She is currently defending a tribal leader who is a prisoner of conscience accused of supporting separatist activities. There are concerns for her safety. More >>

Thailand: No let-up in spiral of repression

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:46 pm | Amnesty International

Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs ... More >>

Leading politicians to debate NZ’s role in the world

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:03 pm | Amnesty International

Have you ever wondered where New Zealand stands when it comes to issues beyond our borders? Join Amnesty International's North Shore Group on Monday 1 September for a lively cross party debate and the chance to find out the answer to this question ... More >>

IRAQ: Humanitarians failing those fleeing ethnic cleansing

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 12:49 pm | Amnesty International

The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or IS), said Amnesty ... More >>

Prisoners of Conscience Being Tortured

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 10:21 am | Amnesty International

On 8 August two Papuan students, including a child, were arbitrarily detained for their peaceful political activism in Indonesia’s West Papua province. They are believed to have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police. More >>

Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 11:35 am | Amnesty International

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s eight years in power have seen ongoing serious human rights violations fuel a climate of fear that must be brought to an end, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published ahead of the leader’s ... More >>

Nigeria: Gruesome Footage Implicates Military in War Crimes

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 3:50 pm | Amnesty International

Nearly four months after more than 240 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria, gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, and other ... More >>

USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:26 pm | Amnesty International

The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, said Amnesty International, as it called for a total ... More >>

Gaza: Attacks on UN school and power plant likely war crimes

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:31 pm | Amnesty International

An attack on the Jabaliya elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, said Amnesty International. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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