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Long Lasting Damage to Global Media Freedom as Julian Assange Back in UK Court Ahead of Possible Extradition to USA

The authorities in the U.S. seem hell-bent on making an example of Assange for exposing their alleged war crimes, rather…

May 16, 2024

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Thailand: State-Backed Digital Violence Used to Silence Women and LGBTI Activists

Women and LGBTI activists in Thailand are being subjected to an online onslaught of abusive speech, Amnesty International said in a new report.

May 15, 2024

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“Being Ourselves is Too Dangerous” – Digital Violence and the Silencing of Women and LGBTI Activists in Thailand

Amnesty International’s report analyzes forms of Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (TfGBV) and its impact on women and LGBTI activists in Thailand.

May 15, 2024

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World Leaders Fail to Act as Israeli Invasion of Rafah Worsens Humanitarian Catastrophe 

Over 1.5 million people, including 600,000 children, are at serious risk.

May 15, 2024

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Amnesty International USA Response to New Weapons Transfer to Government of Israel 

Enough is enough. President Biden must urgently suspend all transfers of weapons to the government of Israel and push for…

May 15, 2024

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Mass Forced Displacement in Gaza Highlights Urgent Need for Israel to Uphold Palestinians’ Right to Return 

This Nakba day the fate of Palestinians is more perilous than ever – dispossessed and subjected to systematic human rights…

May 15, 2024

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Morocco: Criminalization of Abortion Has Devastating Impact on the Rights of Women and Girls 

The Moroccan state is failing to meet its obligations to ensure accessible, affordable and good quality sexual and reproductive health…

May 14, 2024

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China: Overseas Students Face Harassment and Surveillance in Campaign of Transnational Repression

There are an estimated 900,000 Chinese students studying abroad, and Amnesty International is calling on host governments and universities to…

May 12, 2024

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“On My Campus, I Am Afraid” – China’s Targeting of Overseas Students Stifles Rights

This Amnesty International report details the impacts of government repression on Chinese international students studying at universities in Western Europe…

May 12, 2024

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Global: Plans to Monitor Worldwide Biodiversity Deal Risk Harming the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Current plans regarding how to measure progress towards the Global Biodiversity Framework are unlikely to sufficiently assess whether the rights…

May 10, 2024

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Over 300 Palestinian-Bedouin Face Forced Evictions Following Mass Home Demolitions in Negev/Naqab

The Israeli authorities’ demolition of 47 homes in Wadi al-Khalil without proper consultation or compensation underscores the urgency to dismantle…

May 9, 2024

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Global: FIFA Must Publish Its Review into Compensation for Workers Harmed Delivering the World Cup in Qatar

Ahead of its annual congress next week FIFA should make public the review it ordered into the organization’s responsibilities to…

May 9, 2024