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Cuba: Authorities Must Release Those Unjustly Imprisoned and Repeal Repressive Laws

It is unacceptable that the Cuban authorities continue to use repressive tactics to silence those who dare to speak out…

July 9, 2024

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EU: ‘Reject plans to Offshore Asylum and Safeguard Refugee Protection,’ Say Over 90 NGOs

Ahead of the first plenary of the newly elected European Parliament, over 90 human rights and humanitarian organizations are calling on the…

July 9, 2024

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Egypt: Lift Travel Bans Imposed on Two Human Rights Lawyers

Amnesty International calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately lift the travel bans imposed against prominent human rights lawyers Nasser…

July 9, 2024

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Under-Protected and Over-Restricted: The State of the Right to Protest in 21 European Countries

Amnesty International documents that the right of peaceful assembly is increasingly coming under attack in parts of Europe.

July 8, 2024

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Europe: Sweeping Pattern of Systematic Attacks and Restrictions Undermine Peaceful Protest  

New research from Amnesty International paints a deeply disturbing picture of a Europe-wide onslaught against the right to protest.

July 8, 2024

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Paraguay: Senate Passes Bill that Jeopardizes Defense of Human Rights

Civil society organizations are fundamental to the defense of human rights, and many people depend on their work, which means…

July 8, 2024

(Daniela Salamanca, Amnesty International)

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Guatemala: Amnesty International Condemns New Judgment Against Former Prosecutor Virginia Laparra

In December 2022, Amnesty International declared Virginia Laparra a prisoner of conscience. Charges against her must be dropped.

July 8, 2024

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Ukraine: Major Damage to Children’s Hospital by Direct Russian Missile Hit, Dozens Killed Across the Country

The destruction of hospitals, as well as residential buildings and essential infrastructure are abhorrent, and any acts that target or…

July 8, 2024

(Alexandra Ponomareva /Amnesty International)

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Russia: Human Rights Defender Arrested for Displaying “Extremist” Facebook Logo Must be Freed Immediately

Aleksei Sokolov’s case is emblematic of how far Russian authorities are prepared to go to suppress dissent and silence human…

July 7, 2024

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Global: Host Country Agreement with Azerbaijan for COP29 Must Guarantee Human Rights and Be Publicly Available

The Host Country Agreement between the UNFCCC and the Azerbaijan authorities must contain guarantees that all human rights are protected…

July 7, 2024

(Amnesty International USA)

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Arizona One Step Closer to Constitutionally Protecting the Human Right to Abortion 

Pregnant people have the human right to make their own decision whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term…

July 3, 2024

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Child Protection Urged as the Multinational Security Support Mission Deploys to Haiti

It is truly concerning that the deployment of the Kenyan police contingent to Haiti is going forward, without transparent information…

July 2, 2024