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A young refugee. © Flickr / Mustafa Khayat

Nauru Inquiry: Damning indictment of Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers

2 September 2015
Senate Committee Report finds conditions in detention inappropriate for children.


Enforced disappearances continue around the world

28 August 2015
The use of enforced disappearance by governments to silence its critics continues around the world.

A young mother crosses the border from Syria with her one-month old son, Hamid. © Flickr / UNHCR Photo Unit

Greece: Chaos and squalid conditions face record number of refugees

25 August 2015
Refugees and migrants face dreadful conditions on the Greek island of Lesvos.

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A young refugee on the island of Kos © Amnesty International

Time to end the refugee shame

4 September 2015
The scale and rapid succession of the tragedies in Europe can no longer be ignored.

Asylum seekers wait at the Macedonia border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, 24 August 2015 © AI/Richard Burton

An open letter to the Australian media: Why you need to stop talking about ‘migrants’

In an open letter to the Australian media, Jessie Mawson calls on journalists to stop referring to asylum seekers as 'migrants'.

A still of a pixelated face from #unfollowme video © Amnesty International

How governments are using spyware to attack free speech

24 August 2015
A security expert explains how governments are using malicious computer code to spy on journalists and human rights activists.

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What's on

AmnesTEA in Randwick

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Monday 24 August

Amnesty International Human Rights Conference

Where: Melbourne, VIC
When: Saturday 29 August

Walking to Freedom: a talk from Dr Munjed Al Muderis

Where: Launceston, TAS
When: Sunday 30 August

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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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