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Viet Nam: Move beyond repression

We strongly urge the Vietnamese authorities to cease their crackdown on independent media and those who express dissent and to protect and promote the rights to freedom of expression, opinion, and information, in line with Viet Nam’s obligations under international law.
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Iran: Man executed for drinking alcohol

Following the Iranian judicial authorities’ confirmation that on 8 July, a man in the city of Mashhad was executed following repeated convictions for drinking alcohol, Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director of Middle East and North Africa, said: “The Iranian authorities...
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Belarus: Deteriorating human rights situation ahead of presidential election. Oral statement at the Human Rights Council: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Belarus

Amnesty International’s oral statement at the 44rd session of the UN Human Rights Council during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Belarus expresses concern at the crackdown on human rights in the context of the upcoming presidential election and the persistence of other major...