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28 Nov 2014
15:45 PM

Case update: Ghoncheh Ghavami released

Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami, sentenced to a year in prison for asking that women be allowed to attend volleyball matches, has been released on bail.

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28 Nov 2014
08:32 AM

Egypt: End wave of home demolitions, forced evictions in Sinai amid media blackout

The Egyptian authorities must halt the arbitrary demolition of hundreds of homes and mass forced evictions underway in Rafah, North Sinai in order to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip, Amnesty International said amid signs that the operation may be expanded.

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28 Nov 2014
08:28 AM

Myanmar: Serious risk of further human rights abuses at controversial Letpadaung mine

Two years after police used incendiary weapons against monks and villagers protesting a mining project in central Myanmar, no one has been held accountable.

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27 Nov 2014
10:01 AM

Pakistan: Blasphemy sentence against TV channel will have chilling effect

The prison sentence for blasphemy handed down by a court in Pakistan against four people, including the owner of a major private TV channel and one of its star actresses, will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and the media.

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26 Nov 2014
14:14 PM

Ferguson, the World is Watching

Following the St. Louis County Grand Jury decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Amnesty International USA deployed a team of human rights observers to Ferguson to monitor protests and law enforcement response.

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26 Nov 2014
09:49 AM

Australia can help Stop Torture in the Philippines

As the third biggest aid donor and a long-time law-enforcement partner, Australia is well placed to help the Philippines stop its police and other security forces from torturing people.

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26 Nov 2014
07:03 AM

UAE: Man tortured and jailed after defending imprisoned father on Twitter

The UAE authorities have again shown their intolerance for dissent by handing down a three-year prison sentence and hefty fine to a 25-year-old man whose only “offence” was taking to social media to call for the release of his imprisoned father.

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25 Nov 2014
12:37 PM

Amnesty urges respect for right to peaceful demonstration in wake of Ferguson decision

Protesters take to the streets following a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer accused of shooting the teenager Michael Brown.

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23 Nov 2014
10:00 AM

Philippines: Five years on, justice for Maguindanao massacre can’t wait

The Philippine authorities are running out of time to ensure that their response to the Maguindanao massacre does not become a mockery of justice, Amnesty International said on the fifth anniversary of what is often called the world’s largest-ever single attack on journalists.

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22 Nov 2014
11:37 AM

UN vote boosts support for a global moratorium on the death penalty

The vast majority of the world’s countries on Friday threw their weight behind a UN General Assembly resolution to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally.

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