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26 Jul 2014
08:36 AM

Swaziland: Deplorable sentences against journalist and lawyer stifle free speech

The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, said Amnesty International.

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25 Jul 2014
15:59 PM

Asylum seekers suffer: ocean imprisonment to desert detention

Amnesty International is concerned at reports 157 asylum seekers will be moved to a poorly equipped detention centre in the desert, but welcomes the end of their month-long ocean imprisonment.

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25 Jul 2014
09:29 AM

Ireland must amend abortion laws after sharp UN criticism

The Irish authorities must take urgent action to bring the country’s flawed abortion laws in line with its international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said.

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25 Jul 2014
09:13 AM

Landmark rulings expose Poland’s role in CIA secret detention and torture

Poland is the first European Union member state to be found complicit in the USA’s rendition, secret detention, and torture of alleged terrorism suspects, Amnesty International said as it applauded two landmark human rights judgments handed down.

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25 Jul 2014
09:09 AM

USA: Another ‘botched’ execution, abolition the only solution

The prolonged execution of a prisoner in Arizona yesterday represents another wake-up call for authorities in the USA to abolish the death penalty.

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24 Jul 2014
10:57 AM

Mexico: Drop unfair charges against tortured prisoner of conscience

An undocumented migrant who was arrested and tortured by the Mexican police and army is currently facing an unfair trial solely because of his ethnicity and should be released immediately.

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23 Jul 2014
09:06 AM

Indonesia: New President Widodo must make good on human rights pledges

Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo must deliver on campaign promises to improve Indonesia’s dire human rights situation.

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22 Jul 2014
09:58 AM

Russia increases stranglehold on dissent as 5 more NGOs named ‘foreign agents’

The Russian Ministry of Justice has registered four more Russian human rights organizations and one environmental group as “foreign agents”, a further sign of the authorities’ growing stranglehold on freedom of expression.

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22 Jul 2014
09:28 AM

CAR talks should not lead to war crime amnesties

Delegates to the CAR National Reconciliation talks in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, must ensure their discussions do not lead to impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violations.

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22 Jul 2014
08:52 AM

Israel/Gaza: Attacks on medical facilities and civilians add to war crime allegations

The continuing bombardment of civilian homes in the Gaza Strip, as well as the Israeli shelling of a hospital, add to the list of possible war crimes that demand urgent investigation.

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