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Human Rights Asia
Philippines: Elections point to ominous moment for human rights
10 May 2022 | 4:48 pm

With Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr and Sara Duterte poised to win the Philippine elections, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Deputy Regional Director Emerlynne Gil said: “Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr and Sara Duterte’s past avoidance of discussing human rights violations in the Philippines is deeply concerning. During the campaign period, it seemed that they were deliberately refusing to […]

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Human Rights Global
Covid-19: Investors in Big Pharma must ensure fair vaccine access for all countries 
26 April 2022 | 1:59 pm

Investors in companies manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines must use their influence to ensure that supplies of urgently needed life-saving vaccines reach low- and lower-middle-income countries, Amnesty International said today ahead of the Annual General Meetings (AGM) of Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer on 28 April and AstraZeneca on 29 April. With the World Health Organization’s […]

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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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