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26 May 2016
09:01 AM

Amnesty publishes policy, research on protection of sex workers’ rights

Amnesty International is today publishing its policy on protecting sex workers from human rights violations and abuses, along with four research reports on these issues in Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Norway and Argentina.

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25 May 2016
09:09 AM

Look refugees in the eye: Powerful video experiment breaks down barriers

A poignant new video experiment breaking down barriers between recently-arrived refugees and Europeans will be launched globally by Amnesty International tomorrow, 25 May 2016.

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24 May 2016
11:12 AM

Bangladesh: elderly journalist suffering in jail

The Bangladeshi authorities’ treatment of a prominent 81-year-old journalist, who has been held in solitary confinement for several weeks and denied medical care for chronic and life threatening health conditions, is an act of cruelty.

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24 May 2016
10:19 AM

Vietnam: Shameful wave of arrests of activists as Obama visits

Vietnamese authorities must end their crackdown on peaceful protesters and release all prisoners of conscience.

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21 May 2016
09:49 AM

El Salvador: Release of woman jailed after miscarriage, a victory for human rights

A court's decision this week​ to release a woman who spent four years in jail in El Salvador for miscarrying her pregnancy is a great victory for human rights, said Amnesty International.

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20 May 2016
10:52 AM

Short-sighted, knee jerk Bail changes won’t make Territorians safer

The Northern Territory Government will be in breach of its human rights obligations to children and will throw away another chance to reduce crime in the Territory if it makes the proposed changes to the Bail Act.

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19 May 2016
10:00 AM

New global survey shows world’s citizens want stronger global action to welcome refugees

A new global survey commissioned by Amnesty International shows that 80% of people would welcome refugees fleeing danger into their own countries.

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18 May 2016
11:07 AM

Iraq: Deadly bombings show disgraceful disregard for human life

Yesterday’s multiple bombings in Baghdad, in which media agencies have reported the deaths of at least 63 people and injuries to at least 90 others, are the latest in a horrific spike in deadly attacks that have hit the country over the past week.

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18 May 2016
10:05 AM

Yemen: Spree of arbitrary arrests by Huthi forces to persecute opponents

The Huthi armed group has carried out a wave of arrests of its opponents in its chilling campaign to quash dissent in areas of Yemen under its control.

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13 May 2016
22:52 PM

Indonesia: Halting executions will be a show of strength

President Joko Widodo should seize the opportunity to show that his government has the resolve to stand up for human rights by halting the imminent executions of up to 15 people.

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