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Aug 31 2019 11:54 am
India: Uncertain destiny for millions in Assam post NRC

More than 1.9 million people have been left out from the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was published today, in Assam, India. Aakar Patel, Head of Amnesty International...

Aug 30 2019 7:23 am
Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists arrested in outrageous assault on freedom of expression

Responding to the arrests in Hong Kong of prominent pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow on Friday morning and independence activist Andy Chan on Thursday night, Man-kei Tam, Director of...

Aug 30 2019 12:00 am
Syria: new testimonies from families of the 'disappeared' to mark Day of the Disappeared

Some 100,000 people detained, abducted or ‘missing’ since 2011 - with 90,000 of these disappeared by government forces Relatives in Lebanon and Turkey speak of agony of trying to locate missing loved...

Aug 29 2019 2:55 pm
Hong Kong: 'Vile attack' on pro-democracy protest organiser must be investigated

Responding to an attack in Hong Kong today on Jimmy Sham, the convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, by masked men wielding baseball bats, Man-kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong...

Aug 29 2019 10:41 am
Myanmar: Filmmaker sentenced to prison for Facebook post criticising military

Responding to the news that filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi was today sentenced to one year in prison in Myanmar for a Facebook post criticising the country’s military, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty...

Aug 29 2019 12:01 am
Fears for 'a lost generation' of Rohingya children in Bangladesh - new briefing

Two years after a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign forced around 700,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, refugees are still trapped in unbearable conditions in overcrowded camps, Amnesty...

Aug 28 2019 10:48 am
USA: Trump administration must abandon plans to use disaster relief funds for ICE

Responding to reports that DHS intends to reprogram disaster relief funds for ICE detention beds and funds for temporary court structures for hearings associated with the “Remain in Mexico” program...

Aug 28 2019 5:30 am
Afghanistan: human rights defenders under increased attack - new briefing

Afghanistan’s human rights community are facing face intimidation, harassment, threats and violence amid intensifying attacks from both the authorities and armed groups, Amnesty International said in...

Aug 27 2019 4:55 pm
Lebanon: Authorities must immediately halt deportation of Syrian refugees

New data shows 2,500 Syrian refugees forcibly returned in the past three months Almost 2,500 Syrian refugees have been forcibly deported back to Syria in the past three months, according to official...

Aug 26 2019 5:35 pm
France: G7 Summit clouded by crackdown on protesters

100 people arrested, 50 kettled and many more prevented from peacefully demonstrating by French authorities Summit talks about the climate crisis and gender equality undermined by heavy-handed...