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Phyoe Phyoe Aung, an activist and prisoner of conscience in Myanmar. © Private

Myanmar: Almost 100 prisoners of conscience behind bars ahead of elections

8 October 2015
Scores of peaceful activists arrested in lead-up to November elections.

A young Afhgan boy in the Kunduz province. © Flickr / DVIDSHUB

Afghanistan: Taliban’s reign of terror in Kunduz

2 October 2015
Harrowing accounts from civilians of violence by Taliban death squads as Afghan forces regain control of parts of the city.

President Joko Widodo, who has promised to make human rights a priority in Indonesia. © Flickr / US Embassy, Jakarta

Indonesia: Millions of victims and families still abandoned 50 years after mass killings

30 September 2015
Little justice yet for victims of one of the worst mass killings in modern times.

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Ahmad Al-Matar, a cardiologist from Hassaka in Syria, pictured with his wife and their daughters, Preševo, Serbia, September 2015 © Giles Clarke/Getty Images Rep

Eight ways to solve the world refugee crisis

12 October 2015
Amnesty's eight solutions for how world leaders – in particular the richest countries – can start tackling the world refugee crisis.

Shahrul Izani, who was convicted for drug trafficking in Malaysia at the age of 19 and sentenced to death by hanging. © Private

Is the death penalty the answer to drug crime?

9 October 2015
Is the death penalty really the answer to drug crime – or any crime, in fact? Here are eight facts that should convince you it’s not.

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Banned Books Week: Celebrating controversy

1 October 2015
Celebrating Banned Books Week 2015 by looking at some of the most frequently challenged books of all time.

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What's on

Activist Arts Festival 2015

Where: Melbourne, VIC
When: Saturday 24 October

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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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