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Published: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:42:54 +0200
UAE: Ahmed Mansoor enters fourth week of hunger strike to protest unfair 10-year sentence
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to confirmed reports that prominent Emirati human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor, has been on hunger strike for more than three weeks to protest his prison conditions and the unfair trial he was subjected to before being sentenced, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, Lynn Maalouf said:

“It is clearly not enough for the UAE authorities to have wrongly convicted and sentenced Ahmed Mansoor to 10 years behind bars....
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Published: Wed, 22 May 2019 21:15:04 +0200
Israel: Amnesty International engages in legal action to stop NSO Group’s web of surveillance
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amnesty International is supporting a legal action to take the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to court, to demand that it revokes the export license of NSO Group, an Israeli company whose spyware products have been used in chilling attacks on human rights defenders around the world.

In a petition to be filed tomorrow at the District Court of Tel Aviv, approximately 30 members and supporters of Amnesty International Israel and others from the...
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Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 14:24:42 +0200
Sudan: Omar al-Bashir must face justice for recent and past crimes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the announcement by Sudan’s Public Prosecutor that he will charge former president Omar al-Bashir with the recent killing of protestors, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Seif Magango said:

Al-Bashir must face justice not only for recent crimes, but also for the crimes under international law he allegedly committed while he was in power.
Seif Magango, Amnesty International's...
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Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:35:37 +0200
Sri Lanka: Authorities must protect Muslims against violence
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the killing of at least one individual and the spate of attacks against Muslim-owned businesses, mosques and houses in several parts of Sri Lanka, Amnesty International’s South Asia Researcher, Thyagi Ruwanpathirana said:

“The Sri Lankan authorities must protect the country’s Muslim minority as it is being targeted by mobs in horrific attacks on their homes, mosques and businesses in the wake of the Easter Sunday massacre. The...
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:24:19 +0200
WHATSAPP HACK: WHEN SPYWARE COMPANIES GO ROGUE, NO ONE IS SAFE | OPINION
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In June last year, one of my colleagues at Amnesty International received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number. It contained details about a protest supposedly taking place at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC, and my colleague was instantly suspicious. The message came at a time when Amnesty International was campaigning for the release of six jailed activists in Saudi Arabia, and something didn’t feel right.

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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 19:53:56 +0200
Egypt explosion injures tourists near Giza pyramids
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Cairo, Egypt (CNN)At least 14 people were injured in an explosion that targeted a tourist bus carrying 25 South African citizens, Egypt's state-run Ahram daily reported.

A device exploded near the bus, Ahram reported, while the windshield of another vehicle was damaged. The blast took place outside the yet-to-be-opened Grand Egyptian Museum, near the Giza pyramids.
Egypt's Minister of Tourism Rania A. Al Mashat called it a "minor explosion"...
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:37:38 +0200
Arms shipment to Saudi Arabia flouts multiple EU states’ Arms Trade Treaty obligations
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Reacting to the onward voyage of the Saudi Arabian state shipping company’s vessel, the Bahri Yanbu, from the Spanish port of Santander this afternoon, Ara Marcen Naval, Deputy Director for Arms Control and Human Rights at Amnesty International, said:

“Laden with arms that will likely be used in the war in Yemen, the Bahri Yanbu has been bouncing off European ports like a pinball. After loading up with Belgian munitions in Antwerp, it has visited...
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 01:34:54 +0200
My son was kicked to death - this is why I am seeking justice
Zak Kostopoulos, a queer activist, drag artist and human rights defender from Greece, was brutally beaten up by two men after entering a jewellery shop in central Athens last year. Following the attack, footage showed police violently attempting to arrest Zak while he lay dying on the ground. According to the forensic report, Zak died from the multiple injuries he sustained.

Zak’s tragic death devastated his family, friends and the wider human rights community in Greece. In a moving...
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:40:13 +0200
Matrouh governorate highest birth rates in Egypt, report
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Matrouh governorate has the highest rates of reproduction at a rate of 4.8 children per woman, or 10 women giving birth to 48 children, according to a report by the Health Ministry revealed on Friday.

The report said that Fayoum comes in second place at a rate of 4.6 children per woman, Sohag at 4.3, Assiut at 4.2, Minya at 3.9, and Bani Swaif at 3.9 children per woman.

The report revealed that the lowest reproduction rates are in...
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 02:52:20 +0200
Egypt wants people to have fewer children: "Two hands"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -With the state campaign "Two hands", Egypt hopes to keep the birth rates in the country and stop the population increase, reports SVT News in a report from the country.

Among other things, door knocking in the conservative countryside includes women being asked to use contraceptives to not acquire more than two children.

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and is approaching a population of 100 million. Every year,...
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 22:39:48 +0200
Gaza: Journalist facing prison term for exposing corruption in Hamas-controlled ministry
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-An investigative journalist who published a report revealing corruption within the ministry of health in Gaza is facing up to six months in jail, said Amnesty International, ahead of her appeal hearing tomorrow.

Hajar Harb, a Palestinian journalist from Gaza, released an investigative report on al-Araby TV on 25 June 2016 highlighting that the ministry, which is run by the Hamas de-facto administration, was profiting by arranging illegal medical...
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Published: Sun, 12 May 2019 18:54:14 +0200
Swedish Communists Shock With Spicy 'F**k EU Elections' Ad (VIDEO)
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The video is called "There are better things to do on election day" and features a couple making love.

Swedish Communists have launched an election film calling on the public to ignore EU elections.

With the motto "F**k the EU election", the Communists instead call for intimacy, which is visualised with clarity in their ad.

The film was produced by the party itself with the help of friends from outside. The actors are...
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Published: Sat, 11 May 2019 20:27:18 +0200
Swedish Yellow Vests-Like 'Petrol Uproar' Gathers 275,000 Supporters
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The so-called "Petrol Uproar", which has been largely modelled after the Yellow Vests of France and is pushing for lower fuel prices, gathered a quarter of a million supporters on Facebook in no time.

The "Petrol Uproar", a popular Swedish movement against record-high petrol prices, has postponed its plans to hold protests across Sweden after it has been denied demonstration permits, the newspaper Aftonbladet reported.

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Published: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:30:07 +0200
UN: Catastrophic failure as civilians ravaged by war violations 70 years after Geneva Conventions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The UN Security Council must mark the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions this year by ending its catastrophic failure to protect millions of civilians around the world whose lives and livelihoods are routinely ravaged by violations of the laws of war, Amnesty International said today.

Tomorrow (23 May), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict – 20 years after this goal was first added...
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Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 14:40:35 +0200
Egypt: Arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown against peaceful critics
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The arbitrary detention of labour rights lawyer, Haytham Mohamdeen, and former political activist, Mostafa Maher, this week has raised fears that the Egyptian authorities might be embarking on a fresh crackdown targeting peaceful dissent or individuals with history of activism, said Amnesty International.

“These latest arrests have reignited a climate of fear amongst independent activists and human rights organizations about a renewed assault...
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Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:58:06 +0200
The Migration Board changes its decision - family reunites after 3.5 years
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Oussama Al Rifai from Knivsta came to Sweden as a political refugee 3.5 years ago. About the same time he has struggled to get his two children and his wife here. SVT News Uppsala participated when the family reunited at Arlanda.
There are strong emotions that bubble up at Arlanda this day. Oussama Al Rifai from Knivsta has not met his family for 3.5 years. For as long, the children Oula Al Rifai and Alaa Al Rifai and his wife Fatoun Al Rifai have been...
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:34:09 +0200
Fifteen years of LGBTI community activism in Lebanon:‎ A story of existence and oppression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The sun was shining above the groups demonstrating against the US-British military campaign against Iraq in 2003 in Beirut.‎ We were a group of eager youths, university student activists meeting in front of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) building in the city centre. We stood at a corner, trying to avoid a crowd calling for the victory of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and ‎another crowd cheering for a holy war...
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:09:47 +0200
Egyptian court renews Fotouh’s detention for 45 more days
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Cairo, Egypt The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday ordered former-presidential candidate and head of the “Strong Egypt Party” Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh be detained for a further 45 days, having been accused of leading a terrorist group.

Egyptian security forces arrested Fotouh on February 14, 2018 for alleged ties with Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was also accused of spreading false news against state institutions.

He...
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:52:23 +0200
UAE: Three Lebanese men receive heavy sentences, including life, despite grave fair trial concerns
Responding to the UAE Federal Court’s verdict into the case of eight Lebanese men, all Shi’a Muslims, sentencing one to life in prison, two to ten years, and acquitting five others following a trial marred by due process and fair trial concerns, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, said:

“The absence of basic requirements of a fair trial – such as having access to a lawyer – strips today’s verdict of any reliability or credibility.
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:30:53 +0200
Israel's refusal to grant Palestinian refugees right to return has fuelled seven decades of suffering
-Nakba Day on 15 May marks the displacement of more than 700,000 Palestinians following the creation of the State of Israel in 1948
-More than 70 years later, Israel still denies Palestinian refugees their right to return to their land
-Amnesty International’s dedicated Nakba website describes the heartbreaking struggles of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:42:53 +0200
State campaign in Egypt will make people have fewer children
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -In the Arab world's most populous country Egypt, a child is born every fifteen seconds, and the population increases by several million every year. A gigantic problem and as serious as terrorism, the country's President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi thinks. Now, a state campaign will get families to realize that it is "enough" with two children.

Nahla Abdelaziz has two sons and one daughter and really thinks it is right. But a fourth child would still be...
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:13:16 +0200
Egypt among top 8 countries in population growth 2018-50
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO - 14 May 2019: Rapporteur of the National Population Council Amr Hassan told Egypt Today that Egypt is among the top countries in terms of population growth expected to take place between 2018 and 2050.

Egypt ranks seventh with an estimated increase of 69.5 million followed by the United States with a rise of 61.6 million. The top six are India (308.8 million), Nigeria (214.7 million), Democratic Congo (131.6 million), Pakistan (106 million),...
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 23:16:59 +0200
Eurovision why israel and australia
Australia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Australian broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) will be represented by the song “Zero Gravity” performed by Kate Miller-Heidke, which was chosen in the national final Eurovision - Australia Decides
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 00:10:04 +0200
Gaza: Hamas must end brutal crackdown against protesters and rights defenders
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amnesty worker in Gaza interrogated and ill-treated by security forces

Hamas security forces’ violent crackdown against peaceful Palestinian protesters, activists, human rights workers – including an Amnesty International worker - and local journalists must be immediately halted and investigated, said Amnesty International.

Hundreds of protesters have been subjected to beatings, arbitrary arrest and detentions, and torture and...
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Published: Sun, 12 May 2019 17:07:21 +0200
Nigeria/Netherlands: Shell ruling “a vital step towards justice”
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The District Court of The Hague today issued an interim ruling in the case brought by Esther Kiobel and three other women with regard to Shell’s involvement in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of their husbands by the Nigerian military. It ruled in favour of the plaintiffs, that the court does have jurisdiction of the case and that this should not be time barred.

The court also ruled that Shell should hand over some confidential internal...
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Published: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:42:54 +0200
UAE: Ahmed Mansoor enters fourth week of hunger strike to protest unfair 10-year sentence
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Published: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:30:07 +0200
UN: Catastrophic failure as civilians ravaged by war violations 70 years after Geneva Conventions
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Published: Wed, 22 May 2019 21:15:04 +0200
Israel: Amnesty International engages in legal action to stop NSO Group’s web of surveillance
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Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 14:40:35 +0200
Egypt: Arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown against peaceful critics
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Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 14:24:42 +0200
Sudan: Omar al-Bashir must face justice for recent and past crimes
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Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:58:06 +0200
The Migration Board changes its decision - family reunites after 3.5 years
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Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:35:37 +0200
Sri Lanka: Authorities must protect Muslims against violence
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:34:09 +0200
Fifteen years of LGBTI community activism in Lebanon:‎ A story of existence and oppression
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:24:19 +0200
WHATSAPP HACK: WHEN SPYWARE COMPANIES GO ROGUE, NO ONE IS SAFE | OPINION
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:09:47 +0200
Egyptian court renews Fotouh’s detention for 45 more days
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 19:53:56 +0200
Egypt explosion injures tourists near Giza pyramids
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:52:23 +0200
UAE: Three Lebanese men receive heavy sentences, including life, despite grave fair trial concerns
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:37:38 +0200
Arms shipment to Saudi Arabia flouts multiple EU states’ Arms Trade Treaty obligations
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:30:53 +0200
Israel's refusal to grant Palestinian refugees right to return has fuelled seven decades of suffering
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 01:34:54 +0200
My son was kicked to death - this is why I am seeking justice
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:42:53 +0200
State campaign in Egypt will make people have fewer children
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:40:13 +0200
Matrouh governorate highest birth rates in Egypt, report
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:13:16 +0200
Egypt among top 8 countries in population growth 2018-50
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 02:52:20 +0200
Egypt wants people to have fewer children: "Two hands"
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 23:16:59 +0200
Eurovision why israel and australia
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 22:39:48 +0200
Gaza: Journalist facing prison term for exposing corruption in Hamas-controlled ministry
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 00:10:04 +0200
Gaza: Hamas must end brutal crackdown against protesters and rights defenders
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Published: Sun, 12 May 2019 18:54:14 +0200
Swedish Communists Shock With Spicy 'F**k EU Elections' Ad (VIDEO)
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Published: Sun, 12 May 2019 17:07:21 +0200
Nigeria/Netherlands: Shell ruling “a vital step towards justice”
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Published: Sat, 11 May 2019 20:27:18 +0200
Swedish Yellow Vests-Like 'Petrol Uproar' Gathers 275,000 Supporters
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