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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 […]

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Human rights Asia
Myanmar: Unbridled destruction of freedoms as Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced
7 December 2021 | 10:55 am

In response to the sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns Ming Yu Hah said: “The harsh sentences handed down to Aung San Suu Kyi on these bogus charges are the latest example of the military’s determination to eliminate all opposition and suffocate freedoms […]

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Human rights Asia
India: Kashmiri Activist Held Under Abusive Law
29 November 2021 | 2:05 pm

Indian authorities have detained the prominent Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez under an abusive counterterrorism law that is increasingly used against activists and critics of the government, six human rights groups said today.The Indian government should immediately end violations of the rights to liberty and a fair trial under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act […]

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image of a young boy wearing a mask behind bars
Child rights Europe
Urgent Action: “Teen Beaten, Electrocuted and Jailed”

Until recently, Mikita Zalatarou was a typical teenager. He liked playing Minecraft and listening to rap music. Today, the 17-year-old who also has epilepsy has been cast into a world worse than Minecraft’s hellish Nether. It all began in August 2020, says Mikita’s dad, when Mikita was waiting for a friend in the main square […]

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Human rights Africa
Sudan: Investigate the killings of people after military crackdown against protesters
25 November 2021 | 1:29 pm

Sudanese security forces have intensified their use of lethal force over the past two weeks to quell protests against a military takeover of power last month, carrying out dozens of unlawful killings and leaving at least 50 people with gunshot wounds, Amnesty International said today. According to the Sudanese Doctors’ Committee, a group monitoring the […]

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Human rights Asia
Indonesia: Government should investigate shooting of children in Intan Jaya, Papua
1 November 2021 | 10:24 am

Two children were shot, one fatally, during a gunfight between armed groups and Indonesian security forces in Intan Jaya regency, Papua province Local residents told Amnesty International they believed shots came from nearby military command post Hundreds of residents fled to churches The Indonesian government should promptly, thoroughly, independently, transparently and effectively investigate the death […]

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WA Climate Strike September 2019
Activism Australia
Reporting back to the Movement
30 September 2021 | 11:25 am

This page covers all the reporting you need whether it’s hearing from our National Board or reading the quarterly Grassroots Report that highlights the wins and lessons of Amnesty’s organising program. National Board Report Report from latest Board meeting: Report from National Board meeting held on 18 April 2023 Activist Census Results Amnesty International Australia […]

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South Australian Activists outside Federal Minister Christopher Pyne's office with Amnesty banners and flags & posters calling for a National Plan of Action for Community is Everything campaign (Indigenous Youth Justice)
Community is Everything Global
Raise the Age 2021 Activist Toolkit
9 September 2021 | 5:21 pm

Every child deserves to spend their childhood growing and learning and thriving. In this country, every State and Territory Government is responsible for sending children as young as 10 to prison. That must stop now. Amnesty has been working tirelessly on raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, and we have a […]

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