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Iran: imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic must be stopped immediately

Ahmadreza Djalali has been transferred to solitary confinement in Evin prison © Private

Ahmadreza Djalali has been transferred to solitary confinement in Evin prison and told by authorities that he will be killed imminently Djalali was sentenced to death for ‘corruption on earth’ but he says he is being held because he refused to use his academic ties in European institutions to spy for Iran ‘It is appalling that… the Iranian authorities have decided to push for this irreversible justice’ - Diana Eltahawy Responding to the news that Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish specialist in emergency medicine, has been transferred to solitary confinement in Evin prison and told by the

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New Amnesty report reveals Nordic nations are failing rape victims

Despite being among the top-ranking countries in the world in terms of gender equality, four Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) have disturbingly high levels of rape and survivors of sexual violence are being failed by their justice systems, Amnesty International said in a report published today. The report, Time for change: Justice for rape survivors in the Nordic countries, reveals that flawed legislation and widespread harmful myths and gender stereotypes have resulted in endemic impunity for rapists across the region. Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s Secretary

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Sweden: vote to change rape law historic victory for #MeToo campaigners

Law to recognise that sex without consent is rape passes with overwhelming majority Sweden now only the tenth country in Europe to recognise that sex without consent is rape Sweden’s parliament has today voted to pass a bill which will legally recognise that sex without consent is rape. Anna Blus, Amnesty International’s Women’s Rights Researcher for Europe, said: “Today’s vote marks a huge victory for women’s rights activists in Sweden who have been campaigning tirelessly for this change for more than a decade. “By refusing to stay silent, these activists have led the charge to end sexual

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Mar 29 2018 9:49AM
Must-watch documentaries for the long weekend

From Swedish rappers to the refugee crisis – here are some films to keep you entertained and informed this Easter.

Swedish metal band Arch Enemy to support human rights campaign on Europe tour

The Swedish metal band Arch Enemy are supporting Amnesty International’s freedom of expression campaign during their forthcoming “Khaos Over Europe” tour. The tour, which begins in Sweden on 8 November, will see Amnesty having a presence near merchandise stalls and elsewhere, specifically to showcase ongoing cases where freedom of expression has been denied. These include a 20-year-old man in Azerbaijan who has been jailed on fabricated drugs charges after calling for protests against the government on Facebook, and a group of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights

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Jan 8 2010 10:54AM
Neo-Nazis, Sweden, Arbeit Mach Frei.

Here's an article in The Times today about the recent theft of the Arbeit Mach Frei sign from Auschwitz and a plot to blow up the Swedish Parliament. Billy Briggs...

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