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24 Apr 2014
09:48 AM

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader

The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has been increased for a fifth time.

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22 Apr 2014
15:41 PM

Syria: increase in Australian aid money a step in the right direction

Amnesty International welcomes the Australian Government's commitment to provide an additional $20 million in critical aid for Syrian children, but more is urgently needed.

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18 Apr 2014
10:22 AM

Bahrain should end threats to Shi’a cleric stripped of nationality

Bahrain’s government must end its intimidation of a Shi’a Muslim cleric who was stripped of his nationality. Shaikh Hussain al-Najati was reportedly given 48 hours to leave the country on Tuesday and warned that his family may be harmed if he failed to do so.

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17 Apr 2014
09:56 AM

Saudi Arabia jails lawyer in crackdown on dissent

A prominent human rights activist and lawyer from Saudi Arabia has been arrested and imprisoned without explanation.

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16 Apr 2014
10:04 AM

India: Supreme Court transgender verdict must lead to repeal of criminalisation of homosexuality

A millions lives would improve thanks to Supreme Court's recognition of transgender people’s human rights.

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12 Apr 2014
10:15 AM

Human rights under threat ahead of Brazil World Cup

Two months ahead of the start of the 2014 Football World Cup, the rights to freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly are under threat in Brazil.

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10 Apr 2014
11:04 AM

Egypt must end ‘vindictive’ detention of Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt’s continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement is “vindictive”.

09 Apr 2014
12:10 PM

WA: Promising moves to reduce youth incarceration rates

Amnesty International welcomes new moves by the Western Australian Government to address the growing number of young people being detained in the state, the majority being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

09 Apr 2014
12:08 PM

Russian court forces closure of prominent human rights NGO

The decision by the St Petersburg City Court to deny the appeal of a prominent Russian non-governmental organisation against a previous court order to register as a “foreign agent” is a legal assault on the whole of civil society in Russia.

09 Apr 2014
11:37 AM

Philippines: Court ruling bolsters landmark law on reproductive rights

The Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a landmark reproductive health law as constitutional, is an important victory for millions of Filipino women and girls, Amnesty International said.

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