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BRICS: Nations Must Put Human Rights First

BRICS nations must put human rights at the forefront of their discussions, said Amnesty International India and South Africa in…

July 25, 2018

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Acclaimed Writers and Artists Call on China to Free Poet and Artist Liu Xia

Dozens of celebrated writers, poets, and artists have called for the lifting of all restrictions on Chinese poet and artist…

May 16, 2018

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Irresponsible Chinese mining operation threatens to wipe out coastal village in Mozambique

An irresponsible Chinese mining operation in Mozambique has put an entire coastal village of more than a thousand people at…

March 28, 2018

Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia taken by the sea on 24 May 2005 Liu Xiaobo is a former participant in the 1989 pro-democracy student movement, he was sentenced to 11 years' imprisonment on 25 December 2009, for initiating and signing Charter 08, a manifesto calling for political accountability and human rights protection. Articles he wrote about 4 June 1989 were cited in his verdict as evidence of "inciting subversion".

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China must release critically ill Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

The Chinese authorities are demonstrating new-depths of cruelty by preventing Liu Xiaobo from leaving the country to receive urgent medical…

July 5, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Ivanka Trump brand boots for sale at the Century 21 department store February 10, 2017 in New York City. According to a market research firm Slice Intelligence, Ivanka Trump merchandise saw a 26 percent dip in sales in January 2017 compared to January 2016. Kellyanne Conway, a senior counselor to President Donald Trump, has been accused of ethics violations for promoting the Ivanka Trump fashion line during a television interview on Thursday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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China: Release activists detained for investigating abuses at factories making Ivanka Trump shoes

Chinese authorities must release three labor activists who were investigating labour conditions at factories that make shoes for Ivanka Trump’s…

May 31, 2017

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Ahead of Chinese President Xi’s US Visit, Amnesty warns that rolling back human rights will unleash a more dangerous world

Any absence of human rights from the agenda of the first meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping,…

April 5, 2017

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Tech industry must speak out against Chinese censorship at World Internet Conference

Leaders from the tech industry gathering in Wuzhen, China, this week for the third World Internet Conference should send a…

November 15, 2016

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Chinese Government Security Official Named New Head of Interpol

In response to the appointment of China's Vice Minister of Public Security, Meng Hongwei, to head global police agency Interpol,…

November 10, 2016

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Kenya: Taiwanese nationals must not be deported to China

Kenyan authorities must not deport five Taiwanese nationals to China, where they face a real risk of human rights violations,…

August 5, 2016

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China: Assault on human rights lawyers and activists escalates with convictions after sham trials

The Chinese authorities must end their relentless suppression of human rights lawyers and activists, Amnesty International said today, after a…

August 4, 2016

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Hong Kong: Guilty verdicts against student leaders latest blow for freedom of expression

The Hong Kong authorities’ prosecution of three pro-democracy student leaders sends a chilling warning for freedom of expression and peaceful…

July 21, 2016

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China: End relentless repression against human rights lawyers on first anniversary of crackdown

Chinese authorities must end their ruthless assault against human rights lawyers and activists, Amnesty International said ahead of the first…

July 7, 2016