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News

Children in the streets of Sana'a, Yemen. © Flickr / Rod Waddington

Yemen: Six children among dozens killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes

27 March 2015
25 people reportedly killed in Saudi Arabian airstrikes on Yemeni capital, Sana'a.

Protesters in Perth, Western Australia carry children's toys as they call for the release of all children locked in detention on Nauru. © Flickr / Louise Coghill

Give what kids in detention don’t have: happy childhood memories

25 March 2015
Australians urged to share their favourite memories and speak up for children held on Nauru.

A protester holds a sign reading 'Yemen belongs to the people'. © Flickr / Collin Anderson

Yemen: Huthi-loyal armed forces kill peaceful protesters as country descends into chaos

25 March 2015
At least 8 peaceful protesters have been shot by members of the Yemeni Central Security Forces in Ta’iz.

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Blogs

Hangman's noose © iStock Photo

10 myths about the death penalty

30 March 2015
In the run up to the release of our death penalty report for 2014, we dispel 10 myths surrounding executions worldwide.

Jerryme Corre © Amnesty International

Philippines torture survivor Jerryme Corre thanks Amnesty supporters

20 March 2015
Jerryme Corre talks to Amnesty about the letters of support he has received from around the world.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya at Italy's Fiumicino Airport, on her way to the US in July 2014 © EPA/TELENEW

42 years on, Urgent Action Network still vital

19 March 2015
Amnesty's Urgent Action Network launched 42 years ago and we could not continue our work without your support.

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What's on

Living Library Series: Indira Naidoo

Where: Bondi Junction, NSW
When: Thursday 16 April, 8:00 pm

Film screening: The Sapphires

Where: Mildura, VIC
When: Sunday 19 April, 11 am to 1 pm

Amnesty International at the Fullarton Markets

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

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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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