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01 Mar 2015
08:06 AM

Russia: Murder of Boris Nemtsov must be meaningfully investigated

The killing of Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's most prominent political activists, must be promptly, impartially and effectively investigated.

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26 Feb 2015
17:28 PM

WA Bill will lock up 100s of people - but won’t reduce home burglary

The proposed ‘Home Burglary Bill’ currently being debated in WA Parliament will have a disastrous impact on the already soaring prison incarceration rates of Aboriginal people. It will cost Western Australia $93 million, and evidence shows it won’t reduce burglaries.

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25 Feb 2015
11:13 AM

Global response to atrocities by states and armed groups ‘shameful and ineffective’

Amnesty International has released its 2014 Annual Report On The State Of The World’s Human Rights, detailing the catastrophic year for millions caught up in violence.

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19 Feb 2015
11:47 AM

Indonesia: Halt imminent executions of 11 people

In an open letter to President Joko Widodo, Amnesty International has stepped up it’s call to the Indonesian government to halt the imminent execution of 11 people and scrap plans to put even more people to death this year.

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18 Feb 2015
10:25 AM

Amnesty’s ‘Pocket Protests’ for PRIDE at Sydney’s Mardi Gras

Amnesty International is launching its pocket protest network at one of biggest LGBTQI parades in the world, asking people to join the fight for equality by sending one simple text message.

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17 Feb 2015
08:22 AM

Yemen: Peaceful protesters targets of Huthis’ disturbing ‘torture-tactics’

New harrowing testimony collected by Amnesty International in Yemen reveals how members of the Huthi armed group are torturing protesters in a bid to dissuade dissent.

17 Feb 2015
08:10 AM

Cold-blooded murder of Copts in Libya a war crime

The horrific execution-style killing of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by the group calling itself the Tripoli Province of Islamic State is a war crime and an attack on the fundamental principles of humanity.

16 Feb 2015
15:36 PM

Overwhelming opposition to executions grows

More than 200,000 people have added their voice to the urgent call for Indonesia’s President to put a halt to the looming execution of a group of prisoners, including two Australians.

14 Feb 2015
06:46 AM

Pakistan: executions for non-terrorism offences a disturbing escalation

The execution of two men convicted of non-terrorism-related offences marks a disturbing and dangerous escalation in Pakistan’s use of the death penalty since a moratorium was lifted in December last year.

13 Feb 2015
15:42 PM

Smarter, safer approach to justice critical to closing the gap

A group of leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, community and human rights organisations meeting in Sydney today have called for national leadership to address the crisis levels of incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and create safer communities.

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