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Scrap Plans for Forced Transfer of Palestinian Bedouin Village Ras Jrabah in the Negev/Naqab

Israeli authorities must scrap plans to demolish a Palestinian Bedouin village and forcibly transfer its residents to a segregated Bedouin-only town, Amnesty International said today. On May 22 and 23 the Beersheba Magistrate’s Court will hear an appeal submitted by 127 residents of the Negev/Naqab village Ras Jrabah who are at imminent risk of forced eviction and displacement, in the latest example of strategies used to maintain the system of apartheid. They are represented by lawyers from the human rights group Adalah, who argue that the planned demolitions also perpetuate Israel’s policies of racial segregation.

UN Human Rights Chief Must Seize Critical Opportunity to Address Crimes Against Humanity in Xinjiang

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights must address crimes against humanity and gross human rights violations when her team visits China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region this week, Amnesty International said today as the UN’s long-awaited trip got under way.

US Officials Must Lift Title 42 Without Further Delay

Today, expulsions under Title 42 were meant to end, yet this inhumane practice continues due to a recent federal court decision that ruled against lifting the pandemic-related asylum restriction. Responding to this news, Amy Fischer, Americas Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA, said: