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Russia: Sentencing of Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva Highlights Crackdown on Media Freedom

This case highlights the alarming campaign by Russian authorities to stifle free expression and independent reporting.

July 23, 2024

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Amnesty International Warns of U.S. Complicity in War Crimes in Gaza 

As President Biden and the U.S. Congress welcome Israeli PM Netanyahu, Amnesty International warns that the U.S. is on notice…

July 23, 2024

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ICJ Opinion Declaring Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian Territories Unlawful Is a Historic Vindication of Palestinians’ Rights

The ICJ's opinion and conclusion is loud and clear: Israel’s occupation and annexation of the Palestinian territories are unlawful, and…

July 19, 2024

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Egypt: More than 100 Arbitrarily Detained Over Calls for Anti-Government Protests

Egyptian authorities have embarked on a new wave of arbitrary arrests against the backdrop of calls for anti-government protests amid…

July 18, 2024

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South Korea: Supreme Court Ruling a Historic Victory for Same-sex Couples

Today’s ruling is a historic victory for equality and human rights in South Korea. The Court has taken a significant…

July 18, 2024

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Peru: Killings and Injuries in Protests Could Implicate President and Chain of Command as Criminally Responsible  

Peru’s president, ministers, police and army commanders made decisions that ultimately had lethal consequences.

July 18, 2024

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Who Called the Shots? Chain of Command Responsibility for Killings and Injuries in Protests in Peru

Amnesty International analyzed the actions of security forces during protests in Peru in 2022 and 2023, some of which could…

July 18, 2024

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Israel Must End Mass Incommunicado Detention and Torture of Palestinians from Gaza

Amnesty International calls on Israeli authorities to end their indefinite incommunicado detention of Palestinians from Gaza in flagrant violation of…

July 18, 2024

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France: Hijab Bans in French Sport Expose Discriminatory Double Standards Ahead of Olympic and Paralympic Games 

No policymaker should dictate what a woman can or cannot wear and no woman should be forced to choose between…

July 15, 2024

Group portraits of participants at an event organised by Les Hijabeuses, a collective of football players campaigning to overturn hijab bans in French football. 29 June 2024
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“We Can’t Breathe Anymore. Even Sports, We Can’t Do Them Anymore.” Violations of Muslim Women’s and Girl’s Human Rights Through Hijab Bans in Sports in France

French authorities boast about gender parity in sports, but they purposefully do not apply to Muslim hijab-wearing women and girls.

July 15, 2024

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Israel/ OPT: Hamas and Other Armed Groups Must Immediately Release Civilians Held Hostage in Gaza

Hamas and other armed groups must immediately and unconditionally release all civilian hostages who have been held in captivity in…

July 12, 2024

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South Asia: Devastating Floods Yet Another Reminder for Urgent Human Rights-Consistent Climate Action

There can be no solution without a roadmap for climate justice and there is no climate justice without human rights.

July 12, 2024