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News

Vigils have been held across Australia in support of prisoners on death row in Indonesia. © Bendigo Advertiser

Indonesia: 72 hours to stop state-sanctioned killings

26 April 2015
Government determined to proceed with executions despite widespread opposition.

Protesters in London call for the release of all political prisoners in Burma. © Flickr / totaloutnow

Myanmar: 70 people facing imprisonment over politically motivated charges

24 April 2015
Authorities must end clamp-down on student protesters and supporters.

Egypt's former President, Mohamed Morsi, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for 'inciting violence'. © Flickr / European External Action Service

Egypt: Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison

22 April 2015
Verdict for ousted President and Muslim Brotherhood members a travesty of justice.

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Blogs

Amnesty volunteer Laura James with her baby

Why I care about refugees

23 April 2015
Amnesty volunteer Laura James tells us how motherhood motivated her to campaign for refugee rights.

Lois and Juris Greste calling for justice for Al Jazeera's Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy © Private

Juris and Lois Greste ask: what about the others?

22 April 2015
Peter Greste's parents talk about their concern for their son's Al Jazeera colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy.

Wei Tingting © Private

Campaign update: Five Chinese protesters freed

20 April 2015
Five women activists ­­­­criminally detained in China have been released on bail.

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What's on

Amnesty International at the Fullarton Markets

Where: Fullarton, SA
When: Saturday 25 April, 9 am

Welcome picnic for refugees

Where: Newtown, NSW
When: Sunday 26 April, 12:30–4:30 pm

Lost Children Forum

Where: Canberra, ACT
When: Tuesday 28 April, 5 pm

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Successes

Claudia Medina, 43, has been cleared of all charges after being tortured into a false confession in Mexico. © Amnesty International

Good news: Claudia Medina Tamariz cleared of all charges

11 February 2015
All charges have been dropped against Claudia Medina Tamariz, a survivor of torture in Mexico

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