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News

Thai authorities must repeal abusive laws and orders © Wikimedia / Roger Jg

Thailand: spiral of repression 100 days after military takeover

11 September 2014
Amnesty International investigates the ongoing human rights abuses in Thailand.

Mexican authorities use torture methods at alarming rates to prosecute and extract confessions © EPA

Mexico: 600% rise in torture as authorities turn a blind eye

5 September 2014
Amnesty International is calling on the Mexican government to stop torture.

Another tragedy at Manus Island following reports of poor sanitation and medical facilities © EPA

Urgent independent review needed into another asylum seeker tragedy

4 September 2014
A 24-year-old asylum seeker is brain dead in Brisbane hospital.

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Blogs

© Flickr / Prachatai

How to get your Facebook friends interested in human rights

Facebook is a great tool for change. Here are some tips to get you started.

Photo of a tropical island paradise © Flickr / Just One Way Ticket

The Philippines’ dirty secret

Amnesty's Hazel Galang-Folli tells us why it's time for the Philippines to tackle torture.

An Afghan woman shows her voter registration card after voting in Parliamentary elections Kabul EPA/SYED JAN SABAWOON

Women’s rights: the two-minute version

We look at how women have achieved equality, and what still needs to happen.

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What's on

Amnesty Trivia Night

Where: Abbotsford, VIC
When: Sunday 21 September, 6 pm

Mary Meets Mohammed: film screening

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Wednesday 24 September, 7 pm

Beneath the Blindfold: film screening

Where: Indooroopilly, QLD
When: Thursday 25 September, 6 pm

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Successes

Rainbow flag © Flickr / Richard Datchler

Good news: Uganda anti-homosexuality law struck down

Uganda's Constitutional Court has annulled tough anti-gay legislation signed into law in February.

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