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20 Dec 2014
10:08 AM

Ireland: transgender people ‘short-changed’ by new bill

Ireland must allow transgender people to have their gender legally recognized in a quick, transparent and accessible manner, Amnesty International said after the country’s Gender Recognition Bill was published this week.

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20 Dec 2014
10:00 AM

South Korea: Ban on political party another sign of shrinking space for freedom of   expression

A decision by South Korea's Constitutional Court to dissolve an opposition political party could have chilling consequences for freedom of expression and association in the country, said Amnesty International.

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19 Dec 2014
10:27 AM

Record number of UN member states back call for global end to executions

A record number of countries today threw their weight behind a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally.

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18 Dec 2014
08:38 AM

Pakistan: Sickening Taliban school attack highlights vulnerability of civilians

The Taliban attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar shows a merciless disregard for human life and highlights the urgent need for protection of civilians in the area, Amnesty International said.

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14 Dec 2014
05:12 AM

Good news: Inquiry opened into Philippines police torture

An inquiry has been opened by the Philippines Senate into police torture following the release of an Amnesty International report into torture in the country.

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12 Dec 2014
18:37 PM

Afghanistan: ‘Reprehensible’ attacks underscore urgent need to protect civilians

The recent wave of attacks on civilians by the Taliban and other armed groups in Afghanistan are reprehensible acts which underscore the new Afghan government’s urgent responsibility to protect the right to life.

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11 Dec 2014
02:28 AM

Inquiry sheds further light on abuses against asylum seekers by Australian Government

The findings of the Senate Report into the violence at Manus Island Detention Centre, that led to the death of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati, paint yet another damning picture of Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers and reinforces the urgent need for offshore processing to end.

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10 Dec 2014
21:12 PM

Death of Palestinian minister highlights excessive force by Israeli army

The death of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein during a protest against land confiscations in the West Bank may have resulted from arbitrary and abusive force by Israeli forces against demonstrators, said Amnesty International.

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10 Dec 2014
04:42 AM

Australia: Stop Forced Returns without Proper Screening

The Australian government should cease forced returns of Sri Lankan asylum seekers until they are provided fair, thorough, and transparent processing of their protection claims, Amnesty International, the Human Rights Law Centre, and Human Rights Watch said today.

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09 Dec 2014
22:36 PM

Thailand: Free speech crackdown creating ‘spiral into silence’

Thailand’s military authorities must halt the alarming deterioration in respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including ending the unprecedented use of the lèse-majesté law, Amnesty International said on International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

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