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29 Aug 2015
19:06 PM

Egypt: Guilty verdict against Al Jazeera journalists affront to justice

The guilty verdicts handed down against Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed are an affront to justice that sound the death knell for freedom of expression in Egypt.

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28 Aug 2015
11:02 AM

Enforced disappearances continue around the world

The use of enforced disappearance by governments to silence its critics and instil fear into targeted groups continues unabated in every region of the world.

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27 Aug 2015
10:55 AM

The resumption of executions in Kurdistan Iraq is a step backwards

Amnesty International has condemned the executions of one man and two women after a court in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) convicted them of murder last year.

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27 Aug 2015
10:46 AM

South Sudan: Warring parties must seek accountability for atrocities

The signing of a peace agreement yesterday by the Government of South Sudan is an important and vital step in ending the violence and addressing the massive human suffering in South Sudan.

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27 Aug 2015
10:37 AM

USA must investigate Afghan civilian killings

US authorities must ensure that the re-opened investigation into the alleged killing of some 18 Afghan civilians by US Special Forces is rigorous and thorough, and that Afghan victims and family members get the justice and reparations they deserve.

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27 Aug 2015
05:04 AM

Iran: Kurdish man awaiting appeal of his death sentence executed

Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old man from Iran’s Kurdish minority, was executed, despite the fact that he was awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal.

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25 Aug 2015
23:59 PM

Iran: Halt execution of Kurdish man due to be carried out tomorrow morning

Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old man from Iran’s Kurdish minority has been transferred out of Oroumieh prison’s general ward and placed in solitary confinement in preparation for his execution tomorrow, despite the fact that he’s still awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal, said Amnesty International.

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25 Aug 2015
12:06 PM

Saudi Arabia: Rampant executions fuelled by flawed ‘justice’

Hundreds of people have been condemned to death after being convicted in unfair trials under Saudi Arabia’s deeply flawed judicial system.

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25 Aug 2015
10:03 AM

Arms Trade Treaty impact to be decided at Mexico conference

The global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), created to rein in the poorly regulated international arms transfers that fuel war crimes and serious human rights abuses, will face its first major test in Mexico this week, Amnesty International said today.

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25 Aug 2015
09:29 AM

Greece: Chaos and squalid conditions face record number of refugees

Weak coordination and severe shortages in facilities and staffing are creating dreadful conditions for the hundreds of refugees and migrants arriving every day on the Greek island of Lesvos.

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