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Individuals at risk Asia
Grave concerns held for Yang Hengjun after new trial delay
18 January 2022 | 11:40 am

Amnesty International remains gravely concerned for the welfare of Australian writer Yang Hengjun who has been in custody in China awaiting trial for three years. Dr Yang’s family and colleagues have told Amnesty that he is in poor health and that he has been informed his trial on espionage charges has yet again been delayed. […]

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Individuals at risk Europe
Russia: One year after jailing, Aleksei Navalny and his associates in a “living hell”
17 January 2022 | 11:01 am

Over the course of the last 12 months, the Russian authorities have unleashed an unprecedented campaign of repression and reprisals against wrongfully imprisoned opposition leader AlekseiNavalny and his supporters, destroying all remnants of the rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International said today on the first anniversary of the politician’s arrest.  “In the […]

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people walk past the ruins of destroyed houses in Arzo village on the outskirts of Ghazni. - Rural areas such as Arzo bore the brunt of the two-decade conflict that saw Taliban insurgents face US, NATO and Afghan forces, with civilian casualties inflicted by both sides.
Human Rights Asia
Looking ahead: Civilians in Afghanistan must be protected from bombing and shelling in towns and cities
14 January 2022 | 5:55 pm

This is the third blog post in a series looking at an array of issues in 2022 related to weapons use, the arms trade and security assistance, often offering recommendations. In mid-2021, as the Taliban ramped up their offensive against government forces across Afghanistan, the fighting grew especially fierce in Zakhail, just west of the city of Kunduz. The […]

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Photograph outside of a courtroom
Human Rights Europe
Germany/Syria: Conviction of Syrian official for crimes against humanity a historic win for justice
14 January 2022 | 2:31 pm

Responding to a decision of the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany, which has convicted former Syrian intelligence officer Anwar Raslan to life in prison for crimes against humanity, including torture, murder and rape of detainees in Branch 251, an infamous military intelligence facility in Damascus city, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East […]

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Elżbieta, Anna and Joanna stand in front of an LGBTQIA+ flag
Gender and sexuality Australia
Poland: After acquitting rainbow halo women, authorities must end their witch-hunt against activists
14 January 2022 | 12:58 pm

Responding to the dismissal of the appeal against the acquittal of three women human rights activists in Poland on absurd charges of “offending religious beliefs” for distributing posters of the Virgin Mary with a halo in the rainbow colours of the LGBTI pride flag, Catrinel Motoc, Senior Campaigner in Amnesty International’s Europe Regional Office said: “Today’s decision […]

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Human Rights Asia
China: World must use Winter Olympics to demand human rights improvements
14 January 2022 | 11:32 am

The world must use the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics as an opportunity to push for human rights improvements in China, Amnesty International said ahead of next month’s Games. China’s capital will welcome athletes, officials and diplomats from around the world for the Games, which begin on 4 February. But the event will take place […]

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An Aboriginal girl holds a lantern in the dark, another girl sits beside her
Community is everything
Close Don Dale NOW

Join our Demonstration on Friday at 5pm outside the gates of Don Dale, to demand its closure. This is a recurring event happening each Friday. Amnesty’s Darwin Action Group will join the Close Don Dale NOW Coalition at the Demonstration and will speak of the importance of Raising the Age of criminal responsibilty to keep […]

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An Aboriginal girl holds a lantern in the dark, another girl sits beside her
Community is everything
Close Don Dale NOW

Join our Demonstration on Friday at 5pm outside the gates of Don Dale, to demand its closure. Amnesty’s Darwin Action Group will join the Close Don Dale NOW Coalition at the Demonstration and will speak of the importance of Raising the Age of criminal responsibilty to keep kids out of prison. The number of children […]

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An image of a person standing in front of a scorched building in Almety Kazakhstan
Human Rights Asia
Kazakhstan: Authorities must release arbitrarily detained protestors and respect human rights amid ongoing unrest
12 January 2022 | 3:03 pm

The Kazakhstani authorities must release journalists and activists who have been arbitrarily detained for their coverage of mass protests across the country over the past week, provide information on all protest-related arrests and ensure human rights of all detainees, said Amnesty International, as the number of individuals arrested since protests began on 2 January reached close to 10,000 according […]

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