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News

500 people joined a vigil in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday 27th Sept 2007 to protest the Burmese military regime’s repression of pro-democracy protests. © Flickr/Rus

Myanmar: 11 prisoners of conscience released

31 July 2015
Scores of peaceful activists remain behind bars in lead-up to Myanmar general election.

An illustration by a child held in detention on Manus Island. © Flickr / Greens MPs

Border Force Act: blatant censorship of detention centre staff

23 July 2015
New legislation risks creating prisoners of conscience in Australia.

A young Vietnamese refugee resting at the Pulan Bidong refugee camp in Malaysia. © Flickr / manhhai

Asylum seekers turned away at sea

22 July 2015
Reliable reports that Australian authorities have intercepted asylum seekers off WA coast.

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Blogs

J.K. Rowling © Limoto

10 times Amnesty owned pop culture

31 July 2015
Are you up to speed with your Amnesty trivia? These 10 pop culture references might surprise you.

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Dystopian novels human rights activists will love

24 July 2015
From the controversial to the downright terrifying, the dystopian futures described in these novels are starting to feel familiar.

Graham Thom in Geneva © Private

Geneva meetings: it’s time to act on the refugee crisis

10 July 2015
Our talented Refugee Coordinator recently spent a week in Geneva discussing refugee and asylum seeker issues.

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What's on

NSW Book Club: Shadow Girls

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Wednesday 29 July

Meaningful Movies August Screening: “Our Generation”

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Monday 10 August

Amnesty International Human Rights Conference

Where: Melbourne, VIC
When: Saturday 29 August

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Successes

Pardoned Nigerian torture victim, Moses Akatugba. © Private

Good news: Nigerian torture survivor Moses Akatugba officially pardoned

30 May 2015
Moses 'overwhelmed' by global campaign to spare his life.

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