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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 >>

Online abuse of women thrives as Twitter fails

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:05 pm | Amnesty International

Online abuse of women thrives as Twitter fails to respect women’s rights • On the day Twitter celebrates 12 years since the first tweet , Amnesty launches a new campaign challenging the company’s failure to prevent online violence and abuse ... More >>

Myanmar: Military land grab as security forces build bases

Monday, 12 March 2018, 1:31 pm | Amnesty International

Dramatic increase of security infrastructure since January Military bases, helipads and roads built on burned villages Rohingya people forcibly driven off their lands to make room for construction Myanmar’s Rakhine State is being militarized at an ... More >>

Manus Island deportations -- Amnesty International reaction

Friday, 9 March 2018, 12:54 pm | Amnesty International

Reacting to the news that Australia and Papua New Guinea have begun deporting some men from the Manus Island facilities, Amnesty International’s Refugee Researcher Kate Schuetze said, "No asylum seeker should be arrested or deported until they ... More >>

People power ignites new era of hope for human rights

Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:35 am | Amnesty International

In a year when governments around the world sought to stifle human rights, we can draw hope from the widespread movement of people standing up and campaigning for social justice, Amnesty International said today as it launched its annual report ... More >>

Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees - Amnesty

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:55 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees to a life of uncertainty and peril • New facilities unsafe and do not meet basic needs • Refugees say they live with constant fear of violence • Australia must end ... More >>

PNG: Sick asylum-seeker restrained and force-fed

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:47 pm | Amnesty International

Responding to news that an asylum-seeker being treated at a hospital in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), for a serious medical condition, has been restrained for three days and is being force-fed by hospital staff after he went on hunger strike ... More >>

Postponing returns arrangement provides temporary relief

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 8:48 am | Amnesty International

The government of Bangladesh’s announcement that it is to postpone the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a welcome relief for hundreds of thousands currently living in Bangladesh, Amnesty International said today. Implementing a returns arrangement ... More >>

Myanmar: Reuters journalists must be released

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 12:04 pm | Amnesty International

Myanmar: Reuters journalists must be released The Myanmar authorities must immediately release two journalists from the Reuters news agency who have been arbitrarily detained for investigating military abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Amnesty International ... More >>

Myanmar: Rohingya trapped in dehumanising apartheid regime

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 5:18 pm | Amnesty International

• Rohingya segregated and abused in “open air prison” • Two-year investigation reveals root causes of current Rakhine State crisis • System of discrimination amounts to the crime against humanity of apartheid More >>

Alarming impact of online abuse against women

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:51 pm | Amnesty International

New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women, with women around the world reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences. More >>



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