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Mexico’s Gruesome War Against Migrants

“Pray for me.” Those are the last words Eva Nohemi Hernández Murillo told her mother, Elida Yolanda, through a patchy phone line on the evening of 22 Augus...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Human Rights Council: Create Commission of Inquiry for Yemen

The undersigned organizations call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an international commission of inquiry to investigate alleged serious vi...   [ continue reading...]

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11-year-old rape survivor gives birth as Paraguay upholds draconian anti-abortion law

Reports that an 11-year-old girl who became pregnant after she was repeatedly raped, allegedly by her step father, gave birth today are a tragic reminder of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Azerbaijan: Investigation Into Journalist's Killing Must Be Impartial, Independent and Effective

A promise today from Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev to “personally oversee” the investigation into the beating to death of journalist Rasim Aliyev [n...   [ continue reading...]

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Nigeria: Shell Must Match Government's Commitment to Clean Oil Spills

Shell must match the Nigerian government’s new commitment to tackle oil pollution in the Niger Delta by dramatically improving how it cleans up spills, Amnest...   [ continue reading...]

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Russia Blacklists US-Based Charity, Other ‘Undesirable’ Organizations

Russian authorities today used a draconian new law on “undesirable” foreign organizations for the first time to blacklist the US-based charity National Endo...   [ continue reading...]

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Latest Mediterranean shipwreck underscores urgent need for safe, legal routes to Europe

European governments must do more to provide safe and legal ways for people in need of protection to enter the European Union (EU), rather than risking their li...   [ continue reading...]

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Execution of Shafqat Hussain A Deeply Sad Day for Pakistan

Pakistan must immediately impose a moratorium on the death penalty after the execution of a man who was under 18 years old at the time of the crime, according t...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil: ‘Trigger happy’ military police kill hundreds as Rio prepares for Olympic countdown

Military police in Rio de Janeiro who seem to follow a “shoot first, ask questions later” strategy are contributing to a soaring homicide rate but are rarel...   [ continue reading...]

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Death Penalty 2015: The Good and the Bad

The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico: Macabre Revelation on Mass Graves Underscores Ayotzinapa Disappearances Failure

The latest confirmation that Mexican authorities have unearthed scores of mass graves in recent months during the search for 43 disappeared students underscores...   [ continue reading...]

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China: Latest information on crackdown against lawyers and activists

More than 100 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists have been targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown which began on Thursday 9 July. At least 25 are...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil: Congress Plays 'House of Cards' With the Lives of Marginalized Teenagers

On July 1, a packed House of Representatives in Brasilia voted against lowering the age at which a child can be tried and sent to an adult jail. But although la...   [ continue reading...]

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Singapore: Free 16-year-old prisoner of conscience Amos Yee

The Singapore authorities must immediately and unconditionally release teenager Amos Yee, who is facing a minimum of 18 months of reformative training after cri...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan must stop execution of Shafqat Hussain

Pakistan must immediately halt the imminent execution of a man whose lawyers maintain was a juvenile at the time of his alleged crime and who claims to have bee...   [ continue reading...]

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Ukraine: Homophobic violence mars gay pride rally in Kyiv

Despite efforts by police today, Ukrainian authorities should have done more in advance to prevent violent attacks against gay Pride marchers several of whom we...   [ continue reading...]

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Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei receive 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei were today awarded the 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award at an eveni...   [ continue reading...]

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UAE: Three sisters released after three months in secret detention for tweeting

Three sisters were reunited with their family today after spending three months in secret detention after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities subjected t...   [ continue reading...]

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Afghanistan: Taliban’s atrocious attacks on civilians show contempt for human life

Last night’s deadly siege in a central Kabul hotel is a stark reminder of the Taliban’s contempt for human life, which comes amid a worrying new surge in th...   [ continue reading...]

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab jail sentence shows authorities will not tolerate peaceful critics

The appeal verdict against Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab today, confirming his sentence of six months in jail for insulting government institution...   [ continue reading...]

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