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Israeli forces attack peaceful crowds at Jerusalem holy site

Israeli forces attacked peaceful crowds of Palestinians as they gathered at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem this afternoon for the first time since Israel lifted recent security measures imposed at the site, according to Amnesty International staff at the scene.

Village council ‘revenge’ rape order must prompt urgent reforms in Pakistan

The rape of a teenage girl ordered by a village council in ‘revenge’ for a rape allegedly committed by her brother is the latest in a long series of horrific incidents and must lead to urgent reforms, said Amnesty International today.

President Trump’s Prejudice Laid Bare in Transgender Military Announcement

CONTACT: Mandy Simon, [email protected] WASHINGTON – Following tweets from President Donald Trump announcing he would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military, Tarah Demant, Amnesty International USA’s director of Gender, Sexuality, and Identity program: “Today’s announcement violates the human rights of all transgender Americans. It lays bare the president’s prejudice and underlines … Continued

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