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27 Jun 2016
22:04 PM

Reject dangerous migration response plan, more than 100 NGOs tell EU leaders

The European Union (EU) is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs have warned.

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25 Jun 2016
09:00 AM

Myanmar: Investigate violent destruction of mosque buildings

The Myanmar authorities must undertake a prompt, independent, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation into the violent destruction of buildings in a mosque compound on June 23 in Bago Region in central Myanmar.

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25 Jun 2016
08:48 AM

UK vote to leave EU: Time to focus on what unites us

Responding to the UK’s referendum vote in favour of leaving the EU, Kate Allen Amnesty’s UK Director, said: “People will want reassurance that their rights will be safeguarded and the government has a duty to publicly commit to protecting those rights".

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21 Jun 2016
09:22 AM

Thailand: Withdraw charges against human rights defenders

The Thai authorities must reverse their decision to charge three prominent human rights defenders with criminal defamation and computer crimes for documenting and publishing details of human rights violations in the country.

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20 Jun 2016
11:01 AM

New Queensland law amendments a win-win for children’s rights and community safety

Queensland has passed two Bills that will better protect children’s rights and help keep children out of the criminal justice system.

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18 Jun 2016
09:25 AM

Brazil: Economic emergency, no excuse to cut social services and security short ahead of Olympics

A new decree by the governor of Rio de Janeiro authorizing spending cuts ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games must not be used as an excuse to cut short basic services and training for security forces to be deployed in favelas.

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18 Jun 2016
09:21 AM

Indonesia: Shots fired amid attempt to illegally push Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers back to sea

The Indonesian authorities in Aceh are endangering lives of a group of more than 40 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers by firing warning shots and threatening to push them back out to sea in flagrant violation of international law.

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16 Jun 2016
10:27 AM

Nauru: New criminal law is welcome improvement on human rights

Amnesty International welcomes Nauru's new Crimes Act 2016, which makes the death penalty no longer applicable under law, decriminalises same-sex sexual activity, allows abortions carried out by medical professionals, and criminalises marital rape.

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16 Jun 2016
10:17 AM

Indonesia: Allow stranded Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers to disembark

The Indonesian central government should allow dozens of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers, including a pregnant woman and nine children, who have reached the coast of Lhoknga, Aceh, to disembark and meet UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) officials.

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13 Jun 2016
08:37 AM

Attack in Orlando shows utter contempt for human life

The attack in Orlando demonstrated utter contempt for human life, and the US government is obligated to protect people from gun violence.

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