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05 Feb 2016
16:37 PM

China: Authorities’ revelations on detained Hong Kong booksellers “smoke and mirrors”

The Chinese authorities are showing total contempt for due process and the rule of law in the case of five detained Hong Kong booksellers, after police in Guangdong in southern China confirmed that three of the men missing since last October are in their custody and being investigated.

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04 Feb 2016
13:15 PM

Evidence of cash payments and abuse by Operation Sovereign Borders cannot be swept under the carpet

Amnesty International has appeared before a Senate Committee today to shed further light on Australia’s secretive Operation Sovereign Borders.

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04 Feb 2016
12:17 PM

France: emergency measures leave hundreds traumatised

Heavy-handed emergency measures, including late night house raids and assigned residence orders, have trampled on the rights of hundreds of men, women and children, leaving them traumatised and stigmatised.

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03 Feb 2016
10:27 AM

High Court decision prolongs agony faced by asylum seekers in offshore detention

Amnesty International is disappointed that the Australian High Court has ruled that offshore detention is lawful. This decision will result in around 260 vulnerable people, including over 80 children, being forcibly sent back to Nauru.

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02 Feb 2016
10:52 AM

Syrian refugee women facing exploitation and sexual harassment in Lebanon

Shortfalls in international assistance and discriminatory policies in Lebanon are creating conditions that facilitate the exploitation and abuse of women refugees.

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29 Jan 2016
14:30 PM

China: deplorable jail terms for rights activists

Three Chinese human rights campaigners have been handed jail sentences for publishing books on democracy and activism - the latest victims of politically motivated “national security” charges used to silence government critics.

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26 Jan 2016
18:00 PM

Malaysia using Sedition Act to crackdown on hundreds of critics

The Malaysian government is using the sweeping powers of its Sedition Act to silence and lock up its critics.

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26 Jan 2016
11:01 AM

Iran’s hypocrisy exposed as scores of juvenile offenders condemned to gallows

Iran has continued to sentence juvenile offenders to the death penalty, with 49 young people currently on death row.

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20 Jan 2016
11:01 AM

Iraq: Evidence of deliberate mass destruction in Peshmerga-controlled Arab villages

Thousands of homes bulldozed, blown up and burned down in apparent effort to uproot Arab communities in revenge for their perceived support for the so-called Islamic State (IS).

19 Jan 2016
11:00 AM

Exposed: Child labour behind smart phone and electric car batteries

Major electronics brands, including Apple, Samsung and Sony, are failing to do basic checks to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products.

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