Amnesty in Action

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News

Protesters hold banners and shout anti-China slogans during a rally against China, in front of the embassy of China in Hanoi, Vietnam, 11 May 2014 ©

Vietnam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism

27 August 2014
The Vietnamese authorities continue to attack peaceful activists.

Reporter James Foley

Syria: Beheading of US reporter a war crime

21 August 2014
The brutal execution of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State is a war crime.

A young Syrian refugee © FLICKR / JAMES GORDON

Children in detention: Government takes a step in right direction

19 August 2014
Detention of children under age ten in onshore immigration detention centres is set to end.

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Blogs

Ali Aarrass with his daughter who is now eight years old © Private

How do you cope when your brother is being tortured?

21 August 2014
Farida Aarrass talks to us about the imprisonment and torture of her brother Ali.

Yazidi refugee children inside a tent at Silopi refugee camp near Sirnak city, at the Turkish-Iraqi border, 16 August 2014 © EPA/ULAS YUNUS

Refugee children deserve a place to call home

18 August 2014
Our Refugee Coordinator reflects on Australia's response to children living in refugee camps.

Ethnic Rohingya refugee children from Burma © EPA/SHAMSHAHRIN SHAMSUDIN

Rohingya: the most persecuted refugees in the world

13 August 2014
Imagine you had no identity or place to call home. Amie Hamling reflects on the life of Rohingya refugees.

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What's on

Public lecture: Indigenous disadvantage

Where: Devonport, TAS
When: Wednesday 27 August, 12.30–6.30 pm

August Book Club: Beneath the Darkening Sky

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Wednesday 27 August, 6:30 pm

‘To Light a Candle’ film screening

Where: Melbourne, VIC
When: Sunday 31 August, 2–4 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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