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News

Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo © Amnesty International

Mexican torture victim Ángel Colón released

20 October 2014
Prisoner of conscience and torture victim Ángel Colón released from prison after five years.

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Egypt: Security forces use excessive force to crush student protests

18 October 2014
Security forces injure at least 35 students during student protest.

George Brandis © Flickr / CeBIT Australia

Government must allow further scrutiny of Foreign Fighters Bill

16 October 2014
Academics, lawyers and human rights organisations call for the Foreign Fighters Bill to be delayed.

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Blogs

Movie clapper © Flickr / Ilya Sedykh

Watch list: picks for a human rights movie marathon

Looking for some movies to watch this Spring? Check out our list.

Violence against women and girls is still a major problem around the world © AFP / Aref Karimi

Six awesome organisations working for gender equality

17 October 2014
We look at six organisations working to empower women and girls around the world.

Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 © AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA / WOLE EMMANUEL

Five reasons your education matters

13 October 2014
Be inspired with our list of reasons why your education is your most valuable resource.

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What's on

Julian Burnside on asylum seekers, refugees and Australia

Where: Ararat, VIC
When: Friday 24 October, 7:30–9 pm

Seafarers Festival Stall

Where: Bellerive, TAS
When: Sunday 26 October, 10.30 am

Amnesty Brisbane City trivia night

Where: Brisbane, QLD
When: Wednesday 29 October, 6 pm

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Successes

Sculpture of a twisted gun – signifying disarmament – in the peace garden outside the UN HQ in New York, USA, August 2011 © Dan Nguy

Good news: Arms Trade Treaty to take effect in December

Protection against the poorly regulated global arms trade just took a giant leap forward.

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