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Human Rights Asia
China: National security law must not become a weapon of fear
30 June 2020 | 1:00 pm

Responding to today’s passing of a national security law for Hong Kong by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, the head of Amnesty International’s China Team, Joshua Rosenzweig, said: “The passing of the national security law is a painful moment for the people of Hong Kong and represents the greatest threat to human […]

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A row of police in camouflaged riot gear stand across from a line of protesters holding signs.
Individuals at risk North America
Call for an end to the unlawful use of force in the USA

Amnesty International has documented human rights violations committed by police forces across the USA in response to largely peaceful anti-racism protests. This includes the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and pepper spray to repress those who were demonstrating peacefully.

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A graphic that reads 'Police: Keep us safe. Don't violate our rights'.
Human Rights Europe
Europe: COVID-19 lockdowns expose racial bias and discrimination within police
24 June 2020 | 10:01 am

Police enforcing COVID-19 lockdowns across Europe have disproportionately targeted ethnic minority and marginalized groups with violence, discriminatory identity checks, forced quarantines and fines, Amnesty International said in a new report. Policing the pandemic covers 12 European countries and exposes a disturbing pattern of racial bias which is linked to concerns about institutional racism within police […]

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JULY 11 2016 SAVE PRINT LICENSE ARTICLE 'Remarkable' photo of woman facing riot police that may define Black Lives Matter Megan Levy Black Lives Matter reeling after police shootings Dallas shootings compound horror for Americans Who was Micah Johnson, the Dallas shooter? As the lone woman stood in front of a row of riot police in the US, her flowing dress and bare arms in sharp contrast to the officers' armour, she gave off an air of peaceful determination and defiance. Play Mute 0:00 / 0:00 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0% Fullscreen MORE WORLD NEWS VIDEOSPrevious slide Next slide null Black Lives Matter photo goes viral null Video duration 01:03 British actor's ISIL Ariana Grande revenge Myeshia Johnson kisses the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service at Fred Hunter's ... Video duration 01:49 Widow says Trump call 'made me cry' Video duration 00:49 Toys 'R' Us collapse to hit Hasbro ... null Video duration 01:40 Five former US presidents join forces null Video duration 02:13 I don't know how to get through to you: ... null Video duration 01:44 Japanese election risk pays off for Abe null Video duration 01:12 Tillerson: militias in Iraq should 'go ... MORE VIDEOS Black Lives Matter photo goes viral The image of a lone woman in a dress standing up to riot police at a protest in Baton Rouge is being hailed as
Activism North America
USA: End unlawful police violence against Black Lives Matter protests
23 June 2020 | 7:30 pm

Amnesty International identifies and maps out police violence nationwide since 26 May Almost 500 videos and photographs of incidents analyzed 125 incidents in 40 states highlight where police used force on peaceful protesters, journalists and bystanders New campaign calls for wide-ranging police reform Police forces across the USA committed widespread and egregious human rights violations […]

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Individuals at risk Asia
Call on the Chinese Ambassador to free Mahira

Mahira Yakuk has been detained by the Chinese authorities since April 2019, simply because she sent money to her parents in Australia. The authorities have accused her of “giving material support to terrorist activity.” According to her sister, Mahira transferred money to her parents in 2013 to help them buy a house. She has been […]

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Activism Australia
We Can’t Breathe: Ways to Support Black Lives Matter
19 June 2020 | 5:20 pm

A message from our Movement Manager: “The death of American George Floyd and ensuing protests in the United States are a sobering reminder of Australia’s own shameful record on Indigenous deaths in custody. Since the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991, more than 420 people have died in police […]

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Human Rights
World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day – Awareness Stall Date: Saturday 20th June Time: 10am (AEST) Join Amnesty International’s Bay and Basin action group at their stall on Saturday where they will be raising awareness of key issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers, including offshore detention, detention onshore under the guise of medical evacuation and potential confiscation […]

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Refugees Australia
Call for a safe and accessible path for refugees to Australia

Australians are willing and able to welcome new refugee neighbours into our communities. Call on Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge to improve the current Community Sponsorship Program, to create a safe and accessible path for refugees to Australia.  A safe and accessible Community Sponsorship Program will: 1. Limit costs to sponsors 2. Be additional to […]

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