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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
China: Release Buzainafu

Chinese police took Buzainafu from her parents’ home in Xinjiang, China in March 2017. She was sentenced to seven years in prison in June 2017 on charges of ‘assembling a crowd to disturb social order.’ No one has heard from her since she was taken. Call on the Chinese authorities to release Buzainafu immediately.

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Australia
Amnesty joins chorus of LGBTIQ+ allies
16 July 2019 | 11:20 am

Amnesty International Australia has joined more than 50 LGBTIQ+ advocates, organisations and allies in a joint statement in support of an affirming Religious Discrimination Act. Joint LGBTIQ+ community statement in support of religious discrimination protections We, the undersigned LGBTIQ+ advocates, organisations and allies, place on the public record our support for protections from discrimination for […]

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Interior photograph of the large international meeting chamber room at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. The room is empty.
Crisis response Asia
Philippines: Australian support of UN resolution welcome
12 July 2019 | 1:47 pm

Responding to the UN Human Rights Council voting in favour of a resolution to monitor and report on the critical human rights situation in the Philippines – including unlawful killings in the context of the “war on drugs” Amnesty International Australia Campaigner Tim O’Connor said: “We’re extremely pleased Australia used its hard-fought position on the […]

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Indigenous rights protest
Community is everything Australia
Indigenous Legal Assistance Program must be retained
11 July 2019 | 4:34 pm

During NAIDOC week, Amnesty International Australia is joining the National Peak Body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) to call on the Federal Government to commit to retaining the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP). In the Federal Budget 2019-20, the Government announced that from 2020 funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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Relatives of Michael Siaron grieve during his burial ceremony at a cemetery in Manila.
Human Rights Asia
Amnesty International Australia calls on Morrison to show leadership on extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
11 July 2019 | 11:51 am

Amnesty International Australia today called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to support a resolution before the United Nations (UN) to investigate and report on the campaign of extrajudicial killings in President Duterte’s “war on drugs”. We’re seriously concerned Australia is going to miss an opportunity to save people’s lives “We’re seriously concerned Australia is going […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during visit to army personnel in Manila, 4 October 2016. © TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images
Human Rights Asia
Philippines: Duterte’s ‘large-scale murdering enterprise’ amounts to crimes against humanity
8 July 2019 | 1:26 pm

Police in the Philippines are operating with total impunity killing people from poor neighbourhoods as part of President Duterte’s murderous anti-drugs campaign, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, “They just kill”, Amnesty is calling for the UN Human Rights Council to immediately open an investigation into gross human rights violations and possible crimes against humanity committed […]

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Gender and sexuality North America
Fifty years after Stonewall riots: Pride, protest and a hunger for equality
28 June 2019 | 3:13 pm

Fifty years ago, nine New York police officers stormed the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street and began aggressively searching the bar’s patrons. They demanded identification and arrested anyone they suspected of being gay or dressed in a way that didn’t conform to mainstream society’s narrow understanding of gender. The events that followed would spark the […]

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