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25 Oct 2014
07:23 AM

France: Stop extradition of Kazakhstani opposition activist at risk of torture

The decision to authorise the extradition to Russia of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov by the Lyon Court of Appeal (France) has set in motion a procedure that may eventually see him forcibly returned to Kazakhstan, where he is wanted on fraud charges.

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25 Oct 2014
07:14 AM

Iran: Halt execution of woman set to be hanged

The Iranian authorities must stop the execution of a woman due to be hanged Saturday morning local time after being convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her.

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24 Oct 2014
15:14 PM

Amnesty International reports on human rights abuses in Ferguson

Following the initial protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Amnesty International USA dispatched a delegation to monitor the protests and police response.

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24 Oct 2014
14:24 PM

Tasmanian upper house should vote down mandatory sentencing

Tasmania’s Legislative Council must vote down mandatory sentencing measures proposed under new protest laws, to ensure the state complies with Australia’s international human rights obligations.

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23 Oct 2014
08:06 AM

Freedom for Viet Nam’s peaceful activists must follow blogger’s release

Viet Nam has released from prison a blogger on social justice issues, Nguyen Van Hai, better known as Dieu Cay ("peasant's pipe"). Now the Government must release the scores of other peaceful activists who are behind bars.

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22 Oct 2014
11:24 AM

Campaign to free former Australian resident subjected to torture in Uzbekistan

The campaign to free former Adelaide resident Dilorom Abdukadirova has ramped up globally, with Amnesty International supporters holding actions in front of Uzbekistani embassies across the world.

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21 Oct 2014
20:21 PM

Inaugural Amnesty International Australia Media Awards winners announced

Amnesty International Australia has celebrated the very best reporting on human rights issues in Australia over the past year, announcing the winners of its inaugural Media Awards at a ceremony in Sydney.

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21 Oct 2014
12:28 PM

Response to Senate Estimates and PNG resettlement delay

Amnesty International condemns the unacceptable delay to the release and relocation of refugees processed at Australia’s asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.

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20 Oct 2014
10:00 AM

South Korea: End rampant abuse of migrant agricultural workers

The South Korean government must end the exploitation and widespread use of forced labour of migrant agricultural workers as a new report reveals how the country’s farming industry is rife with abuse.

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20 Oct 2014
07:55 AM

Mexican torture victim Ángel Colón released

Prisoner of conscience and torture victim Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo has been released from prison after five years in pre-trial detention, in a move that is welcome but long overdue.

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