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Rohingya children. © Flickr / Steve Gumaer

Malaysia: One year on, no justice for ‘boat crisis’ survivors

28 May 2016
Hundreds of refugees who survived the 2015 boat crisis in South East Asia are still locked up in poor conditions.

The recent spate of executions in Saudi Arabia suggests that authorities are using the death penalty to crushh dissidents, particularly those from within the Shi'a minority. © Fli

Saudi Arabia: Surge in executions continues as death toll approaches 100

27 May 2016
Saudi Arabia may put more than 100 people to death in the first six months of 2016.

Look refugees in the eye: Powerful video experiment breaks down barriers

25 May 2016
A poignant new video experiment breaks down the barriers between recently-arrived refugees and Europeans.

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Blogs

Why I changed my stance on the death penalty

24 May 2016
Indonesian-born Ken Matahari once believed that the death penalty was necessary. Now he now supports its worldwide abolition.

What we need now more than ‘sorry’

26 May 2016
Rodney Dillon, long-time Indigenous rights activist, talks about what ‘sorry’ means on May 26.

Rainbow pride flag. © torbakhopper

Homophobia and transphobia need to get in the bin. You can help

17 May 2016
Here's how you can take action on International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)!

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Successes

Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung released

11 Apr 2016
Phyoe Phyoe Aung, a student activist from Myanmar jailed for helping to organise a student protest, has been released. Her freedom is a huge victory for human rights and human rights defenders.

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