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Kenya: Refugees appeal against forced relocation to camps

11 July 2014

Refugees in Nairobi are appealing against a controversial ruling that would force thousands of Somalis from their homes to live in squalid overcrowded camps in north Kenya.

UK rushes through invasive surveillance laws as intelligence agencies go on trial

11 July 2014

Amnesty International and Privacy International have accused the UK government of trying to rush through legislation in an attempt to deflect from a landmark hearing starting Monday, challenging the validity of UK spy agencies’ justification for mass surveillance of British citizens’ social media use. 

Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned

11 July 2014

The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned, Amnesty International said.

Israel/Gaza: UN must impose arms embargo and mandate an international investigation as civilian death toll rises

11 July 2014

Amnesty International is calling for a UN-mandated international investigation into violations committed on all sides amidst ongoing Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip and continuing volleys of indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel. 

 

CAR: Perpetrators of atrocities must have nowhere to hide from justice

10 July 2014

The identities of some of those suspected of ordering or committing the atrocities that have been taking place in the Central African Republic have been made public in a new report today.

Myanmar: Media workers imprisoned in crackdown on free expression

10 July 2014

The sentencing of five media workers in Myanmar each to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for “disclosing state secrets” makes today a dark day for freedom of expression in the country.

Ethiopia: End the onslaught on dissent as arrests continue

10 July 2014

The Ethiopian authorities must halt their continuing onslaught on dissent, Amnesty International said today, after the arrest of four more opposition party members this week, who are believed to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

9 July 2014

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

Italy: Many children among dozens left homeless by forced eviction in Rome

9 July 2014

The forced eviction of 39 people – 11 of them young children, including several babies – from a Roma settlement in a Rome suburb this morning is a blatant violation of international human rights law and standards that has left numerous families homeless, Amnesty International said.

 

Australia: Handover of Sri Lankan asylum seekers a dangerous precedent

8 July 2014

The potential handover of 153 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka's Navy would put Australia in blatant breach of international law and set a dangerous precedent.

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