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01 Aug 2015
08:24 AM

China: 2022 Olympics a test for Human Rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should ensure that the 2022 Winter Olympics do not cause or exacerbate human rights abuses in China, the Sport and Rights Alliance said today after the capital, Beijing, won its bid to host the event.

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01 Aug 2015
08:00 AM

CAR: Unprotected Muslims forced to abandon religion

Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western CAR have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion.

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31 Jul 2015
16:14 PM

Joint statement on racism directed at Aboriginal AFL player Adam Goodes

Following the weekend’s events when prominent Aboriginal AFL player and former Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes was booed at every turn during the Swans v West Coast Eagles AFL match. Today in advance of the weekend round of AFL, 150 organisations, including Amnesty International, join together to call for renewed efforts to stamp out racism in sport and everyday life.

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31 Jul 2015
09:30 AM

India: Execution Yakub Memon cruel and inhuman

The execution of Yakub Memon marks another disheartening use of the death penalty in India.

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31 Jul 2015
09:21 AM

Myanmar: Prisoners of conscience released in amnesty but scores remain behind bars

The release of at least 11 prisoners of conscience in a mass prisoner amnesty in Myanmar is a step in the right direction, but authorities must immediately clear the country’s jails of the scores of peaceful activists who still remain behind bars.

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30 Jul 2015
09:38 AM

Juvenile offender at imminent risk as Iran continues execution spree

A juvenile offender in Iran is at imminent risk of execution amid a horrifying rise in the number of executions in the country, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

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29 Jul 2015
18:00 PM

Gaza: Cutting edge investigation points to Israeli war crimes in Rafah on ‘Black Friday’

New evidence showing that Israeli forces carried out war crimes in retaliation for the capture of an Israeli soldier has been released today in a joint report by Amnesty International and Forensic Architecture. The evidence, which includes detailed analysis of vast quantities of multimedia materials, suggests that the systematic and apparently deliberate nature of the air and ground attack on Rafah which killed at least 135 civilians, may also amount to crimes against humanity.

29 Jul 2015
09:29 AM

Libya: Flawed trial of al-Gaddafi officials leads to appalling death sentences

The convictions of more than 30 al-Gaddafi-era officials, including the imposition of nine death sentences, follow a trial marred with serious flaws that highlight Libya’s inability to administer justice effectively in line with international fair trial standards.

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28 Jul 2015
11:00 AM

Bahrain: Trial of 57 opened amidst allegations of abuse during prison riot

Amnesty International has called on the Bahraini authorities to make public investigations into allegations of torture and other ill-treatment of prisoners during a riot in Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, on 10 March and other abuses that continued for several weeks afterwards and to bring to justice any officials responsible for ordering or committing such acts.

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28 Jul 2015
06:00 AM

Mexico: Macabre revelation on mass graves

The latest confirmation that Mexican authorities have unearthed scores of mass graves in recent months during the search for 43 disappeared students underscores the enormity of the crisis of enforced disappearances faced in the country.

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