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Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World Report Slams Governments, Including the U.S., for Global Assault on Freedoms

On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his…

February 22, 2016

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Your rights in jeopardy, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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King Salman’s first year in power in Saudi Arabia has been a dark year for human rights

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s first year in power has seen the country’s human rights record deteriorate markedly, said…

January 25, 2016

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Arrest of human rights defender Samar Badawi in Saudi Arabia latest attempt to intimidate activists

The arrest of Samar Badawi, a prominent human rights defender, as well as the sister of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi…

January 12, 2016

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A Year of Bloody Repression in Saudi Arabia Since Flogging of Raif Badawi

The human rights situation in Saudi Arabia has steadily deteriorated over the year since blogger Raif Badawi was publicly flogged…

January 7, 2016

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Shi’a cleric among 47 executed by Saudi Arabia in a single day

Saudi Arabia’s authorities have demonstrated their utter disregard for human rights and life by executing 47 people in a single…

January 4, 2016

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UK Government breaking the law supplying arms to Saudi Arabia say leading lawyers

The UK Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the…

December 17, 2015

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European Parliament Prize exposes EU inaction on Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses

Today’s awarding of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Raif Badawi by the European Parliament (EP) shines a…

December 16, 2015

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President Obama Must Cancel $1.29b Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) called today on President Obama to cancel a $1.29 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that…

December 10, 2015

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Bombing of schools by Saudi Arabia-led coalition a flagrant attack on future of Yemen’s children

Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have carried out a series of air strikes targeting schools that were still in use, in…

December 10, 2015

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Human Rights in Climate Pact Under Fire

A handful of countries were blocking human rights references in important parts of the climate change agreement as ministers gathered…

December 8, 2015