Source: Amnesty International

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Five Journalists Finally Released in Myanmar

Five media workers from the Unity newspaper in Myanmar have been released following a Presidential pardon. The good news came after months of campaigni...   [ continue reading...]

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Letter to President Obama to put human rights on the agenda during Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International USA Interim Executive Director, Margaret Huang, writes to President Barack Obama calling on him to put human rights at the heart...   [ continue reading...]

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Letter to General John W. Nicholson regarding increase in civilian casualties from U.S operations in Afghanistan

Naureen Shah, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA writes to General John W. Nicholson, Commander of the US mission in A...   [ continue reading...]

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Nigeria: Two years after Chibok abductions it is time to #BringBackOurGirls

All those abducted by Boko Haram must be released and those whose lives have been devastated by the armed group must receive support and justice, said...   [ continue reading...]

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Baby Steps on the Long Road to Justice for Atrocities in Syria

The negotiations set to recommence in Geneva on April 11, 2016 and the recent reduction of hostilities in Syria may represent important steps towards a...   [ continue reading...]

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From Hope to Horror: Five years of Crisis in Syria

Five years ago, Bashar al-Assad’s government brutally suppressed mass protests which began on 15 March 2011. The violent response sparked the reg...   [ continue reading...]

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Palestinian Hunger-Striking Detainee Close to Death

Palestinian journalist Muhammed al-Qiq, held without charge or trial by Israel for nearly three months and on hunger strike since November 25, is at imminent ri...   [ continue reading...]

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AIUSA Reaction to Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Life Without Parole

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision today finding that a 2012 ruling banning automatic life without parole for juvenile offenders applies r...   [ continue reading...]

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Yemen: New Evidence Challenges Coalition's Denial It Used Cluster Munitions

Evidence gathered by Amnesty International appears to confirm reports that the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces dropped US-manufactured cluster munitions on th...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel Jails Palestinian Circus Performer Without Charge

A 23-year-old Palestinian man, Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha, has been detained by the Israeli military, without charge or any explanation, since 14 December. He ha...   [ continue reading...]

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Briefing: End abusive operations under indefinite curfews in Turkey

Amnesty International calls on the Turkish government to end the indefinite curfews in Kurdish neighbourhoods across east and south-east Turkey. For several mon...   [ continue reading...]

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Open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for release of Uighur professor Ilham Tohti

Top scholars call on Chinese government to respect academic freedom, in an open letter to President Xi Jinping on second anniversary of Uighur academic’s seiz...   [ continue reading...]

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Russian NGOs cynically treated like enemies of the state

Earlier this week the Human Rights Centre “Memorial” received official notification from Russia’s Ministry of Justice that, after carrying out a check of...   [ continue reading...]

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Members of Congress deeply troubled that women in El Salvador are imprisoned for miscarriages

On September 25, 2015, 55 members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to U.S Secretary of State John Kerry and President of El Salvador Sanchez Ceren “...   [ continue reading...]

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Amal Clooney Tells Amnesty International Why the Former President of the Maldives Must Be Released

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why she has taken up the case of President Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives who wa...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan Must Halt Execution of Paralyzed Man Due to Take Place Tomorrow

Pakistan must halt tomorrow’s scheduled hanging of a paraplegic man who developed tubercular (TB) meningitis while on death row, and immediately impose a mora...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Peacekeeper Reform Plan Falls Short on Sex Abuse

UN peacekeeper reform will only restore credibility if those who rape and sexually exploit the people they are supposed to protect are brought to trial and puni...   [ continue reading...]

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New Guide to Curb Excessive Use of Force by Police

From the streets of Ferguson, Missouri to the favelas of Brazil, the police use of force and firearms makes global headlines when it turns fatal. All too often...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico: Discovery of New Mass Grave Highlights Deteriorating Human Rights Crisis

The gruesome discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of at least 31 individuals in northern Mexico today highlights the urgent need for robust action t...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel's Unlawful Killing of Palestinian Children Slammed by US Representative

On May 15th of 2014, Israeli forces unlawfully shot and killed Palestinian teenagers Nadeem Nawara, 17, and Mohammad Abu Daher, 16. They were shot dead outside...   [ continue reading...]

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