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Community is everything Australia
Investigations and 72 hour caps are not the solution to watchhouse issues
15 May 2019 | 12:22 pm

The Queensland Opposition today announced that they will introduce a bill to cap the time children are held in police watch houses at 72 hours. In response, Rodney Dillon, Amnesty International Australia Indigenous Rights Adviser, said: “While any action on the traumatising use of watchhouses is to be welcomed, three days of detention is still […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly South America
Venezuela: Crimes against humanity require a vigorous response from the international justice system
15 May 2019 | 2:00 am

Selective extrajudicial executions, arbitrary detentions, and deaths and injuries caused by the excessive use of force by Nicolás Maduro’s government as part of a systematic and widespread policy of repression since at least 2017 may constitute crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International today in its new report on the events in Venezuela in late January […]

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Refugees
The Merger Film Screening in Mudgee

Join Amnesty International Mudgee members at a fund-raising screening of the comedy film, “The Merger”. The Merger is a tale of a struggling, small town footy team that recruits refugees to survive. Director Mark Grentell and producer Anne Robinson have joined with comedian/actor/writer Damian Callinan to adapt to the screen his award-winning, stage show of […]

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Activism
Meet Amnesty International Australia’s National Director

Amnesty’s national director, Claire Mallinson, will address Mudgee supporters and highlight the recent successes across the Indigenous rights, women’s rights and asylum seeker and refugee rights campaigns. Community members are invited to join the local group for a light dinner after Claire’s presentation. Because it’s better to light a candle, than curse the darkness.

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Community is everything Australia
Officials admit QLD Watchhouses ‘a bit of a messy situation’
14 May 2019 | 12:24 pm

Just a day after the shocking Four Corners investigation into watch houses, Amnesty International Australia has uncovered documents from 2018 that show officials have been aware of the issues for some time, with a key member of the Watchhouse Response Team calling circumstances in the watch houses in Queensland  “a bit of a messy situation”. […]

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Human Rights Europe
Julian Assange: Rape allegations must be treated with utmost seriousness
14 May 2019 | 9:31 am

Reacting to the news that the Swedish Prosecution Authority has re-opened its investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, and will issue a formal extradition request to the UK by 14 June 2019, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty’s Deputy Director for Research for Europe said:   “Rape allegations should always be treated with utmost seriousness. It is […]

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Activism
Mudgee – Amnesty International Public Meeting

Amnesty’s national director, Claire Mallinson, will address Mudgee supporters and highlight the recent successes across the Indigenous rights, women’s rights and asylum seeker and refugee rights campaigns. Community members are invited to join the local group for a light dinner after Claire’s presentation.  

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Activism
Meet Amnesty International Australia’s National Director

Amnesty’s national director, Claire Mallinson, will address Dubbo supporters and highlight the recent success in the Hakeem al-Araibi case, the Rohingya crisis and her visit to Cox’s Bazaar, the campaign to reduce numbers of Indigenous young people in detention and her visit to the Banksia Hill detention centre in WA. Because it’s better to light […]

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