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Urgent Action good news: Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada

Hassan al-Kontar has been granted asylum and arrived in Canada on 26 November 2018.

1st update on UA 180/18 issued 18/12/2018

Urgent Action: Sick elderly Iranian activist on travel ban

Elderly human rights defender Dr Mohammad Maleki, 84, is being prevented from leaving Iran to visit his children in the Netherlands and Canada.

UA 120/17 issued 02/06/2017

Canada: energy sector development in British Columbia putting indigenous women at risk - new report

A planned hydro-electric dam on the Peace River threatens the livelihoods of indigenous peoples in the area © Amnesty International Canada

Controversial ‘Site C’ dam project should be cancelled because of harm to indigenous peoples

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Urgent Action update: Health concern for Canadian-Iranian professor in Iran

The health of Canadian-Irish-Iranian citizen Homa Hoodfar, a 65-year-old prominent professor of anthropology, has deteriorated. Held in solitary confinement since 6 June, she has been denied access to specialized medical care for a neurological condition.

1st update on UA 137/16 issued on 15/09/2016

Canada must halt massive British Columbia dam on indigenous peoples' land - new report

Opposition to the dam proejct is growing © Amnesty International Canada

‘Site C’ dam will flood over 60 miles of traditional territory of West Moberly and Prophet River first nations

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Jun 1 2015 6:02PM
No More Stolen Sisters: Justice for the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Canada

This blog is by Noa Kleinman who has recently retired as North America Country Coordinator, after 20 years. Indigenous women and girls in Canada are being murdered and disappeared at such a high rate that it amounts to a national human...

Jul 23 2013 3:18PM
The writing’s on the wall for rape and sexual assault

Katie Cunningham is our media volunteer in the Scotland office. When I started university in Edinburgh one of the first things drummed into my head – before my classes had even started – was that I was in danger. Warning signs in...

Canada urged to arrest and prosecute George W Bush during 20 October visit

Press conference in Ottawa unveils 32-page memorandum on case against Bush Amnesty International has today (12 October) urged the Canadian authorities to arrest and either prosecute or extradite former US President George W Bush for his role in torture during his expected visit to Canada on 20 October. Last month (21 September) Amnesty submitted a memorandum to the Canadian authorities making a substantial case for the former president’s legal responsibility for a series of human rights violations. The violations took place during the CIA's secret detention programme (2002-2009), and include

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Syria's Embassy staff in UK threatening expat protestors - new report

Syrians in the UK are being threatened by Syrian embassy officials in the UK, apparently as part of a systematic effort by the Syrian regime to intimidate those who protest against the government in various countries, said Amnesty International today. In a new report, The Long Reach of the Mukhabaraat (pdf), Amnesty cites more than 30 cases where activists in eight countries - Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA - have said they’ve faced intimidation from embassy officials and others, and that in some cases their relatives in Syria have been exposed to harassment

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Mar 23 2011 10:49AM
HRWFF: You Don't Like The Truth (UK Premiere) + Q&A at Ritzy Picturehouse Saturday 26th March

*Posted by Frances* The UK premiere of 'You Don't Like The Truth' is this Saturday (26th March)at 4pm in Brixton. This stunning documentary is based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantánamo Bay between a team of...

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