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26 Aug 2016
09:47 AM

Egypt: Refusal to release survivor of torture and disappearance an outrageous blow

The Egyptian authorities’ refusal to release Islam Khalil who was tortured and subjected to enforced disappearance for 122 days is another alarming setback for human rights in Egypt, said Amnesty International.

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26 Aug 2016
09:42 AM

France: Upholding burkini ban risks giving green light for abuse of women and girls

Failure to overturn the ban on the burkini would be a missed opportunity to end an assault on women’s freedoms of expression and religion as well as the right to non-discrimination, said Amnesty International as France’s highest administrative court considers a challenge to the ban.

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22 Aug 2016
09:35 AM

Syria: 10-year-old girl to receive urgent surgery following evacuation from besieged Madaya

A 10-year-old Syrian girl seriously wounded by sniper fire from a Syrian government forces checkpoint in Madaya was successfully evacuated on 13 August for urgent surgery following international pressure, Amnesty International can confirm.

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19 Aug 2016
17:04 PM

Amnesty International welcomes Queensland youth detention review

Amnesty International has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement of an independent review into Queensland youth detention centres, and called for the terms of reference to be defined in consultation with Indigenous communities and the youth justice sector.

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19 Aug 2016
11:07 AM

Russia declares two more non-profits as ‘undesirable’

The Russian General Prosecutor’s Office Thursday designated two more US–based organizations as “undesirable” under a draconian law adopted last year, as it continued to turn the screw on Russian civil society and cut off potential avenues of foreign funding.

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19 Aug 2016
11:00 AM

Argentina: Ruling to release woman jailed after miscarriage, a step forward for human rights

A ruling to release a woman sentenced to eight years in prison after having a miscarriage in Argentina is a step forward for human rights in the country, Amnesty International said.

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18 Aug 2016
13:55 PM

Secret documents reveal culture of abuse in Queensland juvenile detention

Australia urgently needs an independent investigator for all places of detention, said Amnesty International today, after uncovering over 1,000 pages of documents detailing abuse and mistreatment against children in detention in Queensland.

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18 Aug 2016
10:01 AM

Harrowing accounts of torture, inhuman conditions and mass deaths in Syria’s prisons

The horrifying experiences of detainees subjected to rampant torture and other ill-treatment in Syrian prisons are laid bare in a damning new report published by Amnesty International today which estimates that 17,723 people have died in custody in Syria since the crisis began in March 2011 – an average rate of more than 300 deaths each month.

18 Aug 2016
09:38 AM

Yemen: Huthi authorities must release detained Bahá’ís, end crackdown on minorities

The Huthi armed group in control of parts of Yemen must immediately ensure the release of all 27 members of the Bahá’í religion who have been detained in the capital, Sana’a, for a week without charge, in a blatant case of persecution of a minority faith, Amnesty International said today.

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17 Aug 2016
18:16 PM

Australia/PNG: Closure of Manus Island detention only first step to ending offshore nightmare

Amnesty International urges the Australian Government to bring those currently held on Manus Island to Australia.

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