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Greece: “My children are afraid, they don’t want to return to the house”

8 April 2014

The nearly 350,000 Roma living in Greece have been at the receiving end of discrimination and intolerance for generations.

USA: Texas Governor must stop execution of Mexican man with mental disability

8 April 2014

Rick Perry must stop Wednesday’s execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas, a Mexican national with a mental disability.

USA: Texas Governor must stop execution of Mexican man with mental disability

8 April 2014

Rick Perry must stop Wednesday’s execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas, a Mexican national with a mental disability.

Russian court forces closure of prominent human rights NGO

8 April 2014

St Petersburg City Court denies the appeal of prominent Russian non-governmental organization, Memorial, against a previous court order to register as a “foreign agent”.

USA/UK: Snowden alleges spy agencies have targeted human rights defenders

8 April 2014

Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s latest allegations point to a very real risk that human rights defenders, including Amnesty International staff, have been the targets of mass surveillance by US and British spy agencies. 

 

Philippines: Supreme Court ruling bolsters landmark law on reproductive rights

8 April 2014

The Philippine Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to uphold a landmark reproductive health law as constitutional is an important victory for millions of Filipino women and girls, Amnesty International said. 

The world still failing to act despite Rwanda genocide shame

7 April 2014

The international community has collectively failed to act on the lessons of the Rwandan genocide, said Amnesty International as the world marks the 20th anniversary of the human catastrophe which left around 800,000 dead.

Egypt ‘tightens the vice’ on dissent by upholding conviction of three activists

7 April 2014

A Cairo appeals court today upheld the conviction of three government critics for taking part in an “unauthorized” protest, a further sign that the Egyptian authorities are tightening the vice on freedom of expression and assembly.

New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check

4 April 2014

World leaders must commit to keeping invasive surveillance systems and technologies out of the hands of dictators and oppressive regimes, said a new global coalition of human rights organizations as it launched today in Brussels. 

 

Q&A: Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (CAUSE)

4 April 2014

The Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (CAUSE) brings together leading global and national human rights and other NGOs, who are all calling for governments to take action on the international trade in communication surveillance technologies.

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