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Responding to today’s decision by a Yangon court to formally charge Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, with breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International’s Director of Crisis Response, said: “This is a black day for press freedom in Myanmar. The court’s decision to proceed with this farcical, politically motivated case …
Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced today that Salil Shetty, the outgoing Secretary General of Amnesty International, will join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as a Senior Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Following the sentencing of six former columnists and editors of the shuttered Zaman newspaper to jail terms of between eight-and-a-half and ten-and-a-half years, and the acquittal of five others, Fotis Filippou, Amnesty International’s Campaign Director for Europe said:
Amnesty International will be debating proposals to tackle the devastating human rights consequences of misguided attempts by countries to criminalize and restrict abortion and to punish people for using drugs. Delegates from around the world will be gathering in Warsaw, Poland, over July 6-8 to hold crucial votes on the organization’s positions on safe and …
Israel’s forcible transfer of Palestinians from their homes and settling of Israeli civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories violate the Fourth Geneva Convention and are war crimes, Amnesty International said as it continues to monitor the fast-changing situation on the ground in the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar. This morning Israeli security forces closed off …
With hundreds of traumatized children still trapped in detention centres in the USA as a result of the Trump administration’s family separation policy, Amnesty International is calling on world leaders to take action by including a commitment to end child migration detention in the text of the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), which enters the final stage of negotiations next week.
In response to the constant repression of the Nicaraguan population by the government of President Daniel Ortega, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:
The new government of Sierra Leone must start fulfilling its promises to improve the human rights situation in the country by lifting restrictions on peaceful demonstrations and ending entrenched impunity for police killings of protesters, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.
Civilians in Syria’s southern Daraa province are facing death and destruction as the government ramps up a merciless campaign of indiscriminate artillery shelling and air strikes that include repeated attacks on hospitals, Amnesty International said today. The organization has urged the Jordanian government to open its borders to people seeking to flee the area, beginning with those who are sick and injured.
Indonesian security forces have unlawfully killed at least 95 people in little more than eight years in the restive eastern provinces of Papua and West Papua, with the overwhelming majority of perpetrators never being held to account for these crimes, Amnesty International reveals in a new report today. All but 10 of the victims were of Papuan ethnicity. The …
Online bullying and harassment is a problem that all social media platforms have to grapple with. But since the 2016 election and the #MeToo movement, bullying and harassment have become particularly toxic on Twitter, and it’s been harder for higher ups at the company to simply ignore, as they have largely seemed to do for years. If you’re anything other than a white supremacist male, famous or not, you already know that Twitter has a troll problem. So what are some things Twitter can do to stop harassment of women and other marginalized groups of people on its platform?
The Daily Tar Heel
Activist Kimberly Davis came to UNC’s campus Monday night to speak about her family’s long struggle to prove the innocence of her brother, who was executed by the state of Georgia in 2011.
The Baton Rouge police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling during an 2016 encounter outside a convenience store has been fired, the department announced Friday evening alongside the release of several graphic videos from the encounter.
Brit + Co
On February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The attack elicited a nationwide response and jumpstarted activists from all over the country who began organizing marches, vigils, and protests to end gun violence. Celebrities, politicians, and other people in positions of power spoke out against the dangerous influence of the NRA using various social media outlets. Large media networks like CNN facilitated and broadcasted town hall meetings between the survivors of the shooting, their elected officials and members of the NRA in order to hold them accountable for their lack of response on the matter.