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02 Sep 2014
13:10 PM

Israel must scrap illegal land grab in the West Bank

Israel's plan to expropriate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank is illegal and must be rescinded immediately. The land grab would directly affect at least five Palestinian villages in the Bethlehem area and appears to be the largest land grab in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since the 1980s.

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02 Sep 2014
11:38 AM

Answers urgently needed about the teargassing of children in Darwin

The tear-gassing of children aged 14 to 17, and the use of the dog squad, at a Darwin correctional facility last month is extremely alarming and must be urgently investigated.

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02 Sep 2014
10:35 AM

Gruesome ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq

Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities.

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30 Aug 2014
11:59 AM

Indonesia must end attacks on freedom of expression in Papua

Indonesian authorities must end attacks on freedom of expression in the country’s Papuan region, with recent attacks highlighting the repressive environment faced by political activists and journalists in the area and the ongoing impunity for human rights violations by security forces there.

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30 Aug 2014
11:39 AM

Russian NGO branded “foreign agent” for reporting on Ukraine

Russia’s official branding of a civil society organisation as a “foreign agent”, an expression akin to “spying”, for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country’s determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.

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30 Aug 2014
11:29 AM

Japan: Secret execution as authorities ignore calls for reform

The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.

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27 Aug 2014
11:08 AM

Vietnam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism

The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, after two women human rights defenders, Bui Thi Minh Hang and Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, along with their male co-defendant Nguyen Van Minh, were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters.

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23 Aug 2014
09:22 AM

Saudi Arabia: Scheduled beheading reflects authorities’ callous disregard to human rights

The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International.

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23 Aug 2014
09:13 AM

‘Public execution’ in football stadium shows Libya’s descent into lawlessness

A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country from descending into violence and lawlessness, Amnesty International said today.

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23 Aug 2014
09:07 AM

Gaza: Hamas must end summary executions as ‘informers’ face firing squad

Hamas must halt its campaign of summary executions of suspected collaborators, Amnesty International said this week after at least 18 more Palestinians were put to death by firing squad for allegedly providing information to Israel.

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