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Kyrgyzstan: New rape case highlights need for immediate action to end appalling “bride kidnapping” practice

The Kyrgyzstani authorities must ramp up their efforts to put an immediate end to the appalling practice of “bride kidnapping”, Amnesty International said today as details emerged that an 18-year-old woman has been abducted and raped in an effort to force her to marry her attacker. The latest incident, which occurred on June 10 according …

Japan: Investigate brewer Kirin over payments to Myanmar military amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya

Japanese authorities must urgently launch an investigation into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya population in late 2017, Amnesty International said today.

State of Palestine: Amnesty staff member arbitrarily detained and tortured by Palestinian security officers

Responding to the arbitrary detention and beating during arrest of scores of demonstrators and bystanders, including an Amnesty International staff member, Laith Abu Zeyad, by Palestinian security forces, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s MENA Research and Advocacy Director said: “The Palestinian authorities in the West Bank revealed a dark underbelly of violence and dysfunction yesterday, when its security …

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