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31 Mar 2015
11:01 AM

Death penalty 2014: Alarming rise in death sentences

An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide.

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31 Mar 2015
08:50 AM

Bangladesh: Horrifying murder of blogger must be ‘wake-up call’

The horrifying murder of blogger Washiqur Rahman, hacked to death in Dhaka yesterday morning, the second violent killing of a Bangladeshi blogger in a month, must be a “wake up call” to the authorities on the need to create a safe environment for journalists and activists to express their views.

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27 Mar 2015
07:49 AM

Yemen: Six children among dozens killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes

At least six children under the age of 10 were among a reported 25 people killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes in the Yemeni capital Sana’a.

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25 Mar 2015
14:23 PM

Give what kids in detention don’t have: happy childhood memories

Australians are urged to give what kids in detention are being denied: happy childhood memories.

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25 Mar 2015
11:50 AM

Legal services cuts will have disastrous impact on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities

We are one of 26 organisations that have written to the Federal Government, warning that cuts to legal services will have a disastrous impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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25 Mar 2015
07:10 AM

Yemen: Huthi-loyal armed forces kill peaceful protesters as country descends into chaos

The death yesterday of at least eight peaceful protesters, shot by members of the Huthi-loyal Yemeni Central Security Forces in Ta’iz, illustrates a shocking disregard for human life as the country descends into chaos.

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24 Mar 2015
11:24 AM

Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei to receive top Award from Amnesty International

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei – both committed activists – will be the joint recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2015.

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24 Mar 2015
08:31 AM

Malaysia: Scores of arrests point to escalating crackdown

The arrests of scores of protesters as well as two human rights lawyers in separate incidents in Malaysia are the latest troubling signs of an escalating crackdown on freedom of expression and assembly.

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20 Mar 2015
16:54 PM

Australia’s indifference to protect asylum seekers laid bare

Amnesty International is extremely concerned by the dangerous lack of accountability and transparency, as well as continued abuse allegations, at the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru.

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20 Mar 2015
08:06 AM

Mexico: Torture victim released after two decades behind bars

A Mexican Supreme Court judgement ordering the immediate release of a man jailed more than two decades ago on the basis of a confession extracted under torture is an important victory for justice.

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