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Thailand: Stop penalising peaceful protest

Amnesty International urges authorities to drop all charges against two peaceful protesters Nutchanon Payakaphan and Panupong Jadnok, after reports that officials have charged them under the 2005 Emergency Decree and other legislation, for protesting without official permission in Rayong on 15 July...

Hong Kong’s national security law: 10 things you need to know

On 30 June, China’s top legislature unanimously passed a new national security law for Hong Kong that entered into force in the territory the same day, just before midnight. The law is dangerously vague and broad: virtually anything could be deemed a threat to “national security” under its...
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USA: Free Families from Immigration Detention

On 26 June 2020, a federal judge in the USA ordered immigration authorities to release all children from family immigration detention facilities, which the judge declared were “on fire” with COVID-19. Authorities must comply but release all families together to protect them from the pandemic while...