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Activists and politicians who speak out have in some cases been placed in prolonged incommunicado detention. © Flickr / Joseph Kranak

Crackdown on dissent in Democratic Republic of Congo

25 November 2015
Activists and politicians who speak out against the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President are subjected to arbitrary arrest.

© Flickr / peppergrasss

Malaysia must now act on death penalty reforms

24 November 2015
Imminent reforms to Malaysia's mandatory death penalty laws is a positive step towards full abolition. Moratorium on all executions must be imposed until reforms conclude.

Pakistan approaches 300 executions since lifting of moratorium © Orla 2011/

Pakistan to hit shameful milestone of 300 executions

24 November 2015
Pakistan will imminently have executed 300 people since it lifted a moratorium on executions.

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West Zambian women walk long distances to collect water during the dry season © Flickr / WorldFish

It’s time for human rights supporters to go all in for climate action

26 November 2015
We look at why climate change is a human rights issue.

A view of Earth from space alongside 'Words can change the world' © NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Can a blog change the world? Maybe.

Our social media guru Jessie Mawson explains how blogging is revolutionising activism.

Solidarity with refugees March in London, 2015. © Amnesty International

How to talk about human rights with anyone

19 November 2015
Three simple steps for talking about human rights and continuing to make change.

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What's on

NSW Youth Trivia Night

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Thursday 3 December

Human Rights Day conference

Where: Canberra, ACT
When: Wednesday 9 December

Amnesty Stall at Falls Festival

Where: Marion Bay, TAS
When: Thursday 31 December

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Drawing from Cuban artist El Sexto. © Private

Good news: Cuba releases graffiti artist

'El Sexto' has been released after nearly a year in prison for peacefully expressing his views.

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