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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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22 Nov 2014
06:07 AM

Gambia: “Aggravated Homosexuality’’ Offence Carries Life Sentence

Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse.

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21 Nov 2014
07:37 AM

China: Trials of leading activists expose deep hypocrisy on rule of law

Trials of two leading activists today will lay bare the Chinese authorities’ duplicity over the rule of law, Amnesty International said.

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20 Nov 2014
19:34 PM

Turkey: Syrian refugees shot at border

The international community’s failure to deal with the growing number of Syrian refugees fleeing into Turkey has led to a crisis of unprecedented proportions.

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20 Nov 2014
11:00 AM

New tool for spy victims to detect government surveillance

A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for known surveillance spyware has been released today by Amnesty International and a coalition of human rights and technology organizations.

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19 Nov 2014
14:38 PM

Australia: new asylum seeker policy punishes refugees in Indonesia

The announcement by the Government that asylum seekers registered with the UNHCR in Indonesia will be blocked from resettlement in Australia shows a lack of understanding of the push and pull factors behind the global refugee crisis.

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19 Nov 2014
08:19 AM

Gambia must stop wave of homophobic arrests and torture

The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia.

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19 Nov 2014
08:12 AM

North Korea: UN vote a crucial step to ensure perpetrators of crimes against humanity face justice

A key UN vote has sent a clear message to the North Korean government that those responsible for crimes against humanity must face justice.

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19 Nov 2014
08:05 AM

Israel/OPT: Killing of worshippers at synagogue an ‘abhorrent attack’

Armed men who attacked worshippers at a synagogue in West Jerusalem killing four Israelis and injuring eight on Tuesday morning have displayed an utter contempt for fundamental principles of humanity.

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