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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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18 Oct 2014
08:06 AM

Thailand: 6 months on, where is activist ‘Billy’? Last seen with local officials

Six months after activist Pholachi Rakchongcharoen, also known as “Billy”, is believed to have been the victim of enforced disappearance in Kaengkrachan National Park, western Thailand, Amnesty International renews calls on authorities to establish the truth about his fate.

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18 Oct 2014
07:48 AM

Italy: Ending Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation would ‘put lives at risk’

Italy’s proposal to end its Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea would put the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Europe at risk.

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18 Oct 2014
07:42 AM

Egypt: Security forces use excessive force to crush student protests

Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Egyptian security forces used excessive force to crack down on student demonstrations at Alexandria University this week, injuring at least 35 students and leaving three other students in a critical condition.

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17 Oct 2014
10:38 AM

Foreign Fighters Bill recommendations highlight need for more scrutiny

Amnesty International welcomes the willingness of the bipartisan Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to recommend significant changes to the Foreign Fighters Bill.

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