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Published: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:02:14 +0200
Hungary: MEPs reject policies that erode fundamental freedoms and rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Hungary: MEPs reject policies that erode fundamental freedoms and rights

Amnesty International spokespeople are available in Strasbourg.
Reacting to the decision of the European Parliament to trigger Article 7 proceedings for Hungary, Berber Biala-Hettinga, Amnesty International’s expert on human rights in the EU, said:

In today’s historic vote, the European Parliament rightly stood up for the Hungarian people and for the...
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Published: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:32:16 +0200
Two British Thomas Cook holidaymakers die in Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Two British holidaymakers have died in Egypt, a travel company has said.

John Cooper, 69, and wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, Lancashire, died at the hotel Steigenberger Aqua Magic, in Hurghada on the Red Sea.

Mrs Cooper who worked at a branch of travel firm Thomas Cook in Burnley, was described as "loyal and long-serving" member of staff by the company.

The company said it was "deeply saddened", adding it was supporting...
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Published: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:28:50 +0200
Afghanistan: Student massacre is a war crime
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the attack on a Shi’a education centre in Kabul on 15 August 2018, where a bomber stormed in and killed 34 people and injured at least 56 others, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, Samira Hamidi, said:

“The deliberate targeting of civilians and the targeting of places of education is a war crime. The students killed were preparing for their university entrance exams when the bomber struck. The tragedy is compounded...
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Published: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 11:19:45 +0200
Judgment: "He will never play in Blåvitt again" – IFK Göteborg – Allsvenskan
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-12th in the table, several key players who have left and yet no point acquisition. The 2018 season is hardly what the blue-white supporters had hoped for, and the team is now only five points away from negative qualifying.
Previously it was clear that Pontus Dahlberg, loaned from English Watford, would leave IFK Göteborg this summer. After that, both team captain Sebastian Eriksson and perhaps the most seasoned player Mix Diskerud have left the club,...
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Published: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:24:37 +0200
Nigeria: SARS overhaul is positive step but reforms must be robust
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to news that Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered an immediate overhaul of the country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria Osai Ojigho said:

“This is an overdue yet hugely important move by Acting President Osinbajo. The growing outcry over the brutality of Nigeria’s notorious SARS police unit has finally got the attention of the country’s authorities.
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Published: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:50:46 +0200
Malaysia: 100 days in power - government still has much to do on human rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Malaysia’s new government still has a long way to go to fulfil its agenda of human rights reform, despite some notable achievements during its first 100 days in power, said Amnesty International.

While the Pakatan Harapan coalition has taken some positive steps, including the pardon and release of former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and the abolition this week of the Anti-Fake News Act, promises to repeal other repressive laws, including...
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Published: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:52:10 +0200
Turkey: Amnesty Turkey’s Chair released after more than a year behind bars
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the release of Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kilic after more than fourteen months behind bars, Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General said:

“We are overjoyed at this news. It has taken us more than a year of campaigning and struggle to get here but Taner has finally been freed and is safely back at the arms of his wife and daughters.

It has taken us more than a year of campaigning...
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Published: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:57:07 +0200
Lack of justice after massacre in Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Five years after the brutal action against Islamist protesters in Egypt, when hundreds were killed, none of the security forces have yet to face justice. It states the Human Rights Watch (HRW) Human Rights Watch, which calls for fair shipping.

After the 2013 military defeated President Muhammad Mursi, his followers went out in a series of mass demonstrations requiring him to be reinstated. The new board responded with brutal funds.

When...
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Published: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:03:53 +0200
Egypt: Five years after Rabaa Massacre, impunity continues to fuel unprecedented rights crisis
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Egyptian authorities’ failure to hold anyone to account for the 2013 massacre by security forces of at least 900 people attending protests in Cairo’s Rabaa al Adawiya and al-Nahda squares, epitomises the country’s unprecedented human rights crisis, Amnesty International said today.

“President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s regime is keen to wipe out all memory of the massacre of the summer of 2013 even though the spectre of what happened...
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Published: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:19:44 +0200
Iraq: Security forces deliberately attack peaceful protesters while internet is disabled
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Peaceful protesters in southern Iraq and Baghdad fear authorities are deliberately disabling internet access before security forces attack and open fire on them, Amnesty International has learned.

Trusted sources told the organization they believe internet access is being cut off to prevent them sharing footage and pictures of the excessive and unnecessary force used by security forces, including the use of live ammunition, in cities in the southern...
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Published: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:42:38 +0200
Four Years On: Yezidi Women’s Struggles Continue
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-On 10 December 2017, Iraq declared its victory over the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), which had been attempting to establish a so-called Islamic Caliphate in the country since late June 2014. In what we can begin to call post-IS Iraq, thousands upon thousands of civilians bear scars from crimes the armed group committed against them and their loved ones. The legacy of these crimes is likely to affect, not only the survivors, but generations...
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Published: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 11:44:32 +0200
Bahrain: Cruel denial of medical treatment endangers lives of jailed activists
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Bahraini authorities have for over a year deliberately denied proper medical care for four elderly jailed activists, Hassan Mshaima, Abdel-Jalil al-Singace, Abdel-Wahab Hussain and Abdel-Jalil al-Miqdad, subjecting them to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and putting their lives at risk, Amnesty International said today.
All four prisoners of conscience are suffering from chronic illnesses and are denied treatment because they refuse to give...
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Published: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:01:09 +0200
Zimbabwe: Rein in security forces and stop mass arrests in wake of disputed vote
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Zimbabwean authorities must immediately stop arresting and harassing protesters and bystanders following post-election violence that has killed at least six people, Amnesty International said today.

More than 60 people have been arbitrarily arrested in the past seven days in a government crackdown on supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), whose leader Nelson Chamisa has disputed official election results declaring...
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Published: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 10:15:09 +0200
Houses claimed by the canal: life on Egypt's climate change frontline
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In Alexandria’s ‘Little Venice’, a poor fishing community faces the demolition of its homes and loss of its livelihood thanks to rising seas – and a local government keen to clear its slums
On the banks of the El Max canal near the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, one man untangles fishing nets in his turquoise-painted boat as the sound of a sledgehammer hitting bricks ricochets down the waterway.

Others lean out of their windows...
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Published: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:18:22 +0200
UN/Tokyo: Brazen treaty violations overshadow arms control conference

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Many governments are still fuelling conflicts around the world and breaking the rules of the landmark Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by supplying weapons to known human rights violators, Amnesty International said today. Delegates will meet in Tokyo this week for the fourth annual Conference of States Parties (CSP) to the ATT.

“Earlier this year the Israeli military,...
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Published: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 12:19:20 +0200
My wife was imprisoned for speaking out against sexual harassment in Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amal Fathy, from Egypt, was arrested on 11 May for posting a video on Facebook condemning sexual harassment and criticising the Egyptian government for their inaction. She was detained for 15 days. The next day a Supreme State Security prosecutor interrogated her in another case about her alleged connection to a youth activism movement. One of the cases against her has now been referred to trial, although the charges remain unclear. As a human rights researcher,...
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Published: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 22:03:35 +0200
Video of Unwanted Advance Divides Egyptians
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO — It might have been another #MeToo moment: An Egyptian woman says a man stalked her at a bus stop, made inappropriate advances, and only backed off when she began filming him with her cellphone.

But when she posted the video on Facebook, it ignited an online debate in which many Egyptians, including women, took the man's side. Some say he was politely flirting and the woman overreacted, while others have speculated about what she was wearing,...
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Published: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:07:46 +0200
When Profits Threaten Privacy – 5 Things You Need to Know about Apple in China
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-This Wednesday, Apple will be making some significant changes to how data is stored for users of its iCloud service in China – raising major concerns that the Chinese authorities will now be able to freely monitor Apple’s users in China.

Apple has a reputation for being a powerful advocate for privacy and security. The company uses strong encryption by default in its services and grabbed headlines when it appealed a US court order that would...
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Published: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:34:30 +0200
Indonesia: Dozens killed on the streets in police crackdown ahead of Asian Games
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people in an escalating crackdown on what they have called ‘petty criminals’ in the lead-up to the country’s hosting of the 2018 Asian Games, which open tomorrow in Jakarta, said Amnesty International Indonesia.

Between January and August this year, at least 77 people have been gunned down across the country, including 31 in the Games host cities of greater Jakarta and South Sumatra. Many of these...
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Published: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:01:40 +0200
Czech man dies after Red Sea shark attack off Egyptian coast
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Czech tourist has been killed in a shark attack off the coast of an Egyptian Red Sea resort, the first such incident in the country since 2015.

The man was swimming off the beach in Marsa Allam on Friday when the shark struck, a Czech foreign ministry official told The Telegraph.

Local media reported that only some of his remains washed up on shore.

The Czech tourist was holidaying with his family in the popular Red...
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Published: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:17:35 +0200
Egypt: Amal Fathy referral to trial a shocking case of injustice
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Today’s referral to trial of Amal Fathy, an Egyptian activist arrested for posting a video online sharing her experiences of sexual harassment, is a shocking case of injustice, Amnesty International said.

“Amal Fathy was brave in speaking up about her experience of sexual harassment in Egypt and should be applauded for her courage – not put on trial,” said Najia Bounaim, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director.
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Published: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:42:32 +0200
Chechnya may look different but the beneath the surface little has changed
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Flying into Grozny, a city dominated by brand-new skyscrapers and a massive four-towered mosque, it’s hard for me not to reflect on the other times I’d travelled here.

In the past, I always arrived in Grozny by road. Sometimes I would come by car if I could find a driver willing to risk navigating multiple military checkpoints with a human rights investigator in the passenger seat. On other occasions, I would arrive by public minibus, wearing...
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Published: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:41:53 +0200
Argentina: Senators squander an historic opportunity upon rejecting the legalization of abortion
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The decision of the Argentine Senate to reject the draft bill to legalize voluntary termination of pregnancy during the first 14 weeks represents the loss of an historic opportunity for the human rights of women, girls and others who can become pregnant, Amnesty International said today.

“The Argentine lawmakers chose today to turn their backs on hundreds of thousands of women and girls who have been fighting for their sexual and reproductive...
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Published: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:25:57 +0200
Saudi Arabia: International community must speak up for human rights defenders after Canadian ambassador expelled
The international community must speak up for detained human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International said today, after the Canadian ambassador to the country was expelled after calling for their release.

“The international community must push Saudi Arabian authorities to end this draconian crackdown and targeted repression of human rights defenders in the country”, said Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns.

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Published: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:14:28 +0200
UN: New High Commissioner will enter a tumultuous era for human rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the nomination of Michelle Bachelet as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Isha Dyfan, Director of International Advocacy at Amnesty International, said:

“Michelle Bachelet’s nomination comes at a tumultuous time for the human rights community. As we approach the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the freedoms enshrined within it are under sustained threat around the world.
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