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19 Sep 2014
10:00 AM

Iran ‘Happy’ dancers sentenced to jail and flogging

The Iranian authorities’ sentencing of six people for making a homemade video of the Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy”, reveals the authorities’ contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.

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19 Sep 2014
09:56 AM

Thailand: Military trial of peaceful protesters an “affront to justice”

The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule, Amnesty International said.

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16 Sep 2014
08:44 AM

Pakistan: Stop first civilian execution in six years

Pakistan should immediately scrap plans to carry out the first civilian execution in almost six years and instead impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a first step towards abolition.

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15 Sep 2014
15:41 PM

64 organisations ask Attorney-General for human rights safeguards

Amnesty International is one of the 64 organisations that have called on Attorney-General George Brandis to urgently ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).

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15 Sep 2014
09:56 AM

CAR: UN peacekeepers urgently needed to protect civilians

The new UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be urgently brought up to full capacity to protect civilians, said Amnesty International today as the mission deploys.

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13 Sep 2014
09:24 AM

Pakistan: Malala arrests must help protect human rights defenders

Today’s arrest of the suspects in the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai offers an important opportunity for the authorities to address their poor record in protecting human rights defenders in Pakistan.

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11 Sep 2014
14:36 PM

Truth and justice needed for Miss Dhu, latest WA death in custody

Amnesty International today called for a full independent judicial inquiry into the tragic death last month of 22 year-old Aboriginal woman Miss Dhu while in West Australian police custody. This follows yesterday’s announcement of a WA coroner’s inquest and an internal police investigation.

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11 Sep 2014
10:01 AM

Thailand: spiral of repression 100 days after military takeover

Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand - and there are no signs of a let-up.

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05 Sep 2014
02:00 AM

Mexico: 600% rise in torture as authorities turn a blind eye

Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600% rise in the number of reported cases in the past decade.

04 Sep 2014
12:22 PM

Urgent independent review needed into another asylum seeker tragedy

Amnesty International today expressed deep concern at reports that a 24 year old asylum seeker, Hamid Kehazaei, is brain dead in a Brisbane hospital after contracting septicaemia at Australia’s detention centre on Manus Island.

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