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Human Rights Asia
Viet Nam: New leadership must seize opportunity to reverse human rights decline
20 January 2021 | 12:07 pm

The Vietnamese authorities must end their relentless assault on human rights defenders and individuals exercising their human rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, said Amnesty International today ahead of the 13th party congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV), scheduled to take place between 25 January and 2 February.  “The […]

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Activism
Survival Day March

Always Was and Always Will be Aboriginal Land & We Will Always Survive As Aboriginal People & We Will Always March on this Day ! It’s is a Day to be Reminded of our warriors who fought for us, the many who were murdered & slaughtered for our land and the battles we still have […]

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Human Rights
Soul Lounge 2021

We made it! 2021 here we are with our first event We thought we’d start this year off with the love theme! But we wanted to do covers(reading someone else’s work) as well. So come along and spit your favourite tear-jerking, heart stopping, soul quenching, love poem! We are excited to feature a long time […]

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Activism
Bendigo Marketplace Information Stall

This is a chance for people to discover what Amnesty does, chat to local members of Amnesty, or sign a petition to take action for human rights! Contact us for more details!

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Indigenous rights Australia
No youth curfew in Alice Springs: Amnesty International
18 January 2021 | 11:28 am

Alice Springs Town Council has passed a motion in favour of implementing measures to ‘counteract antisocial and criminal behaviour’, including a possible curfew for young people. Amnesty International has written to all councillors and the Northern Territory Police Minister, Nicole Manison, calling on the curfew to be dropped. A youth curfew potentially breaches human rights […]

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This Tết, Help Free Mr Chau
Activism Asia
Ask Your Bakery to Help Free Mr Chau
15 January 2021 | 4:23 pm

Chau Van Kham, a 72 year old Vietnamese Australian and retired baker, was detained within hours of arriving in Vietnam in 2019 and sentenced to 12 years in prison for being a member of the political party, Viet Tan. Amnesty considers him a prisoner of conscience.  Vietnamese New Year, known as Tết,  is on 12 […]

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Guantanamo Camp X-Ray. U.S. Army Military Police escort a detainee to his cell in Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Individuals at risk North America
Shut down Guantánamo Bay for good

At the beginning of his presidency, President Trump signed an Executive Order to keep the military prison at Guantánamo Bay open. Since then, no new detainees have come in, and only one has been transferred out. President-Elect Biden has an opportunity to roll back this harmful policy and close the detention center once and for all. […]

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Community is everything Australia
Community is Everything team meet ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury on #RaiseTheAge
14 January 2021 | 5:27 pm

After the 2020 Australian Capital Territory election, Shane Rattenbury MLA was appointed Attorney-General. Prior to this, Rattenbury had led the push for the government to commit to raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility. The Amnesty International Australia Community is Everything (CIE) team met with Attorney-General Rattenbury to discuss the progress of raising the age. […]

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Human Rights Europe
Scores of civilians killed in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, international community must act
14 January 2021 | 2:53 pm

During the 44-day conflict between late September and early November 2020, Armenian and Azerbaijani forces’ repeated use of notoriously inaccurate and indiscriminate weapons – including cluster munitions and explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated civilian areas – violated international humanitarian law and killed scores of civilians, injured hundreds and destroyed homes and key infrastructure. […]

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