Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP


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Senate passes a motion calling for national justice targets

Justice targets are crucial to ending the high rates of Indigenous imprisonment in Australia.

Phyoe Phyoe Aung and her partner. © BayBay

Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung has been released!

In a huge victory for human rights, an activist jailed for helping organise a student protest has been released.

A young Syrian refugee. © Flickr / Freedom House

Australia offers protection to 12,000 Syrian refugees

Important first step to address the biggest global refugee crisis since WW2.

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Good news: Senate passes a motion calling for national justice targets

On Tuesday 19 April the Australian Senate passed a motion calling for the adoption of justice targets to close the gap on the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Good news: Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung released

Phyoe Phyoe Aung, a student activist from Myanmar jailed for helping to organise a student protest, has been released. Her freedom is a huge victory for human rights and human rights defenders.

Syrian refugee M.K. released from airport detention in Turkey

Syrian refugee M.K., who has been arbitrarily detained at Istanbul airport since November 2015, was finally released on 29 March, 2016. He will await the decision on his international protection application in the province of Aksaray.

Albert Woodfox free after 43 years in solitary confinement

Albert Woodfox, the last imprisoned member of the ‘Angola Three’, has been released after more than four decades in solitary confinement.

Five wins in the fight against torture

People power is behind the success of all our work and we’d like to share with you some of the top recent successes that we’ve achieved together in our fight to stop torture globally.

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