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Published: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:46:44 +0200
Google must fully commit to never censor search in China
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the statement by a senior Google executive that the company has “terminated” plans to launch Project Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China, Joe Westby, researcher on technology and human rights at Amnesty Tech, said:

Google must now go one step further and commit to never aid China’s large-scale censorship and surveillance. The company’s past evasiveness on this issue leaves the door open to future abuses.
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:34:10 +0200
South Sudan: Authorities crackdown on critics in cross-border campaign of intimidation
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- The South Sudanese authorities have in recent months escalated their crackdown on peaceful dissent by conducting a cross-border campaign of harassment, intimidation and attacks against critics to prevent a series of global protests on the country’s leadership from taking place, reveals a new briefing by Amnesty International.

The protests organized by the Red Card Movement (RCM), a nascent South Sudanese youth movement open to any individual...
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:06 +0200
Turkey: Outlandish charges against Osman Kavala and 15 others must be dropped
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Ahead of the second hearing tomorrow in the trial of civil society leader Osman Kavala and 15 others on trumped up charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the government’, Amnesty International’s Andrew Gardner said:

“Osman Kavala has spent 625 days behind bars in pre-trial detention despite the complete absence of any evidence for the outlandish charges against him. With this case it is Turkey’s deeply flawed justice system that is in the...
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:48:39 +0200
Saudi Arabia, Russia express support for China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Saudi Arabia, Russia and 35 other states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, in contrast to strong Western criticism.

China has been accused of detaining a million Muslims and persecuting ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang, and 22 ambassadors signed a letter to the UN Human Rights Council this week criticising its policies.

Countries including Australia, Britain, Germany and Japan...
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Published: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 16:35:34 +0200
Aircraft have crashed outside Umeå - nine people dead
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The accident must have happened at Storsandskär in Umeälven.

A smaller aircraft with parachutists aboard has crashed on an island outside Umeå.

All nine people on board have died. This confirms Region Västerbotten for Aftonbladet.

- We have an ongoing effort and it is hectic right now, says Lina Buurstra, assistant flight rescue manager at the Naval and Aviation Rescue Center.

Shortly after 2 pm the...
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:47:02 +0200
Announcing the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The People’s Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival – the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change – will be hosted by leading civil society groups and the UN Human Rights Office in New York on 18-19 September. The Summit aims to galvanize the human rights community to urgently scale-up its efforts on climate justice, creating the most diverse movement ever assembled to tackle the climate crisis.

Amnesty International,...
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:16:15 +0200
TripAdvisor staff urged to speak out against firm’s role in sustaining illegal Israeli settlements
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amnesty International has called on TripAdvisor employees to use their power to demand that their company stops profiting from war crimes by listing tourist attractions and properties in illegal Israeli settlements across the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

In an open letter addressed to TripAdvisor staff, the organization said the settlements have had a devastating impact on the human rights of Palestinians, with tens of thousands of homes...
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Published: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:08:39 +0200
South Korea: Criminalization of sex between men in military fuels violence, abuse and discrimination
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Gay and trans soldiers in South Korea face violence, harassment and pervasive discrimination due to the criminalization of consensual sex between men in the military, Amnesty International said as it released a new report outlining why this unjust law must be abolished.

Serving in Silence: LGBTI People in South Korea’s Military reveals the destructive impact criminalizing consensual same-sex activity in South Korea’s military has on LGBTI people....
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Published: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:21:43 +0200
Philippines. L’ONU doit enquêter sur la «guerre contre la drogue» meurtrière que mène le gouvernement de Rodrigo Duterte
Extrajudicial executions by police remain rampant
Scale of abuses reaches the threshold of crimes against humanity

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The wave of police killings triggered by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous anti-drugs campaign continues to rage on, destroying lives and devastating communities, a report by Amnesty International reveals today. The UN must immediately open an investigation into gross human rights violations and possible...
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Published: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:47:52 +0200
Nauru: Deterring essential medical transfers risks deadly consequences
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to news that the government of Nauru has passed a law severely restricting medical transfers to Australia for refugees and asylum seekers, Meghna Abraham, Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International, said:

“This move by the Nauru government is a dangerous and callous act that could have deadly consequences for the women, men and children whom Australia has exiled there.

“Nauru has failed to provide refugees...
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Published: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 16:09:29 +0200
Sri Lanka: Death row prisoners win a temporary reprieve
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to a court decision to hold off all executions until petitions are heard after October, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik, said:

“No one should have to fear that they will be hanged. The temporary reprieve given to these death row prisoners should become permanent and their death sentences should be commuted immediately.

“The court decision comes against the backdrop of widespread opposition...
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Published: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 02:26:19 +0200
Libya: Abhorrent attack on migrant detention centre must be investigated as a war crime
The International Criminal Court must order an urgent investigation into an abhorrent attack on the Tajoura immigration detention centre in eastern Tripoli, Libya, in which at least 40 refugees and migrants were killed and more than 80 injured, said Amnesty International.

“This deadly attack which struck a detention centre where at least 600 refugees and migrants were trapped in detention with no means of escape, and whose location was known to all warring parties, must be independently...
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Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:39:24 +0200
Italy: Sea-Watch 3’s captain must not be prosecuted for saving lives
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following a decision by a preliminary investigations judge in Italy to release the Sea-Watch 3 captain, Carola Rackete, Elisa De Pieri, Amnesty International’s researcher on southern Europe said:

“This decision brings welcome relief to people standing for human rights. Carola Rackete put her freedom on the line to ensure the safety of others. Her actions should be celebrated rather than criminalized and it is a bitter irony that she was the...
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Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:14:47 +0200
Lebanon is failing torture survivors by delaying implementation of crucial reforms
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Lebanese authorities must stop dragging their feet over implementing key reforms in order to ensure that perpetrators of torture and other ill-treatment do not escape justice, said Amnesty International marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Lebanese authorities have consistently failed to implement the national anti-torture law (Law 65) since it came into force in October 2017; and the government has not yet issued...
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Published: Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:15:51 +0200
Egypt: Chilling wave of arbitrary arrests as authorities intensify crackdown on critics and opponents
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Egyptian authorities have in the last 48 hours arbitrarily arrested at least eight individuals including a former member of parliament, opposition party leaders, journalists and activists in an escalating crackdown on opposition and civil society in the country, Amnesty International said.

The latest wave of arrests targeting critics, opposition leaders, activists and journalists under the guise of counterterrorism is part of the Egyptian...
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Published: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:15:02 +0200
International refugee day
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -While in peace and quiet we celebrate Midsummer in Sweden, millions of people are fleeing the world. Some lose their lives on the road to a closed Europe, others are imprisoned in criminal gangs in Libya. The EU, and the Swedish government, let it happen.


International refugee day
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Published: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:57:24 +0200
Georgia: First LGBTI Pride in the South Caucasus test for the authorities
Georgia: First LGBTI Pride in the South Caucasus test for the authorities

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Georgian authorities must do their utmost to ensure the safety and security of participants of the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Pride March in Tbilisi, Georgia, Amnesty International said ahead of the event (due to take place this weekend), in response to Georgian police statements that they may not be able to protect attendees.
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Published: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:29:19 +0200
Welcoming refugees through community sponsorship
Rebelling against hostility: Welcoming refugees, one family at a time

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Over the past few years, Amnesty International offices on four continents have been working to support refugees in a way and on a scale never seen before. The goal? To increase the number of people who can start their lives in a safe country. The method? Community sponsorship.

At its heart, community sponsorship is a simple but radical idea: ordinary citizens like...
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Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:03:19 +0200
UK: Appeal Court ruling on Saudi arms is welcome decision for war-torn Yemen
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The UK Court of Appeal today found that the UK government’s decision to continue licensing exports of military equipment to Saudi Arabia is unlawful, ruling in a judicial review brought by Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) and joined by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK.

“This judgment is a rare piece of good news for the people of Yemen. During four years of devastating war the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has...
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Published: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:49:47 +0200
Launch UN Investigation into the Death of President Mohamed Morsy
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the United Nations has called for an investigation to be carried out by an independent body to clarify the cause of death.

We, the undersigned, join international human rights organizations to call upon the UN Human Rights Counsel and the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism,...
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Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:16:09 +0200
Egypt: Authorities must order immediate investigation into death of former President Mohamed Morsi
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s death in custody today Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:

The Egyptian authorities must immediately order an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his death, as well as his detention conditions and his ability to access medical care.
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Published: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:52:04 +0200
Abortion laws in the US – 10 things you need to know
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In 2019 several US states have passed laws which effectively ban abortion, and others have taken steps to drastically restrict abortion access.

Here are 10 key facts about this frightening crackdown on reproductive rights.

1. This has been a long time coming
In 1973 the US Supreme Court ruled that abortion was legal in the landmark case Roe v. Wade. Anti-choice activists and politicians have been working to overturn this decision...
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Published: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:40:32 +0200
Sudan: Remove Rapid Support Forces from Khartoum streets immediately
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the suspension of Sudan from the African Union after the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led the horrific slaughter of more than 100 peaceful protestors over the past three days, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo said:

The Transitional Military Council of Sudan must immediately withdraw all members of the Rapid Support Forces from policing and law enforcement anywhere in Sudan and especially in Khartoum.
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Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:19:24 +0200
Russia: Detention and alleged beating of a prominent investigative journalist is deeply alarming
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Reacting to the news that prominent Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was detained and charged with drugs possession amid allegations that he was held incommunicado and beaten in custody, Natalia Zviagina, Director of Amnesty International’s Representative Office in Russia, said:

“The circumstances of Ivan Golunov’s detention sound dubious and follow a depressingly familiar pattern. A Russian journalist who has been critical of...
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Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:34:08 +0200
France: Authorities must stop arms-laden ship of shame bound for Saudi Arabia
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A Saudi Arabian cargo ship believed to be transporting Canadian armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia must be stopped in France, Amnesty International said today, as the ship transited through the maritime port of Marseille-Fos.

The organization warned there is a serious risk that the military material on board the Bahri Tabuk will be used by the Saudi Arabian armed forces to commit war crimes and other abuses in Yemen, and said there were legitimate...
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Published: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:13:55 +0200
MALMÖ: Here the man is shot by the police
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -A man was shot on Monday by police after appearing threatening at Malmö central station.

He stated that he had bags of weapons and explosives - and threatened to blow up the building.

Malmö Central Station was evacuated and blocked.

- We worked according to the thesis that if it is not possible to exclude terror, we work according to that principle, says Per-Olof Söyseth, commander-in-chief during a press conference.
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Published: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:31:47 +0200
Egypt: Reprisal against human rights defender Mohamed Soltan for human rights advocacy
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-We, the undersigned organizations strongly condemn the defamation campaign by the Egyptian authorities against human rights defender Mohamed Soltan, following the recent advocacy work of the organisation he leads, The Freedom Initiative, in Washington D.C.

These attacks are part of an intimidation campaign against human rights groups and defenders targeted because they have been shedding light on the serious human rights violations in Egypt. Many...
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Published: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:54:14 +0200
Russia: Censorship of Elton John biopic an insult for the rights of LGBTI people
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Censorship of the Russian version of the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ is yet another example of the ‘gay propaganda law’ undercutting freedom of expression and encouraging homophobia in Russia, Amnesty International said today.

“This homophobic censorship of a film about Elton John is as ridiculous as it is insulting for LGBTI people and anyone in the country who stands for dignity and non-discrimination. It is a sad irony that Sir Elton...
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Published: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 22:46:03 +0200
Syria: Security Council must address crimes against humanity in Idlib
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Syrian government, supported by Russia, is carrying out a deliberate and systematic assault on hospitals and other medical facilities in Idlib and Hama, Amnesty International said today, as it shared harrowing new testimony from shattered medical workers in the region.

The international community has so far utterly failed to protect civilians in Syria from the horrors of this conflict
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Published: Fri, 31 May 2019 22:29:16 +0200
Death of an activist: A shame on Algeria's state
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Earlier this week it was announced that Algerian human rights defender Kamel Eddine Fekhar had tragically died in detention. The news, which came as protestors prepared for the weekly Tuesday student protests, shocked many.

Doctor Fekhar was arrested on 31 March and thrown into Ghardaia prison for his ongoing outspoken support for the rights and freedoms of minorities - namely the Mozabite people.

The activist went on hunger strike...
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Published: Mon, 27 May 2019 23:29:40 +0200
GAMBIA: 22 death sentences commuted to life imprisonment, a welcome step towards abolition
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has commuted the death sentences of 22 prisoners to life imprisonment, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Regional Director-who met with the Gambian President last week- said:

“The President’s commutation of these death sentences to life imprisonment is an important milestone for Gambia which is slowly and steadily moving away from the death...
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Published: Sat, 25 May 2019 23:02:04 +0200
Congratulations Global Swedes of 2019
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Congratulations to the 26 excellent students who received the distinguished award Global Swede at Sweden's Ministry for Foreign Affairs on the 21 of May.

Global Swede is awarded to active, committed and enthusiastic students who are excellent in areas closely related to innovation,
creativity and entrepreneurship and shown that they are good representatives of their own country as well as Sweden. This year 10 of the 26 recipients are SI...
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Published: Sat, 25 May 2019 22:47:18 +0200
Brazil: Bolsonaro administration is transforming anti-human-rights rhetoric into action
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-On Tuesday 21 May, almost five months after the new government came to power, Amnesty International is launching the “Brazil for Everyone” campaign, in which it presents its main concerns about developments in the country since the start of the Jair Bolsonaro administration, and warns that the anti-human-rights rhetoric that has marked the president’s entire political career, including his 2018 election campaign, is beginning to be translated into concrete...
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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: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:24:30 +0200
"I am 15. I’m blocking your commute so my generation has jobs to go to, and a planet to live on."
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- “I am going to be late for work because of you! You lot don’t have jobs to go to!” a red-faced woman yelled at last month’s youth climate march in London. Admittedly, by occupying Westminster Bridge, the schoolchildren I was with had caused some disruption, but that was the point. Commuters might be late for work, but we will not have jobs to go to or even have a healthy planet to live on unless our governments take immediate action on climate change.
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Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:42:04 +0200
Israel/OPT: Amnesty joins legal challenge to punitive expulsion of HRW country director
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to challenge the legality of the Israeli government’s decision to revoke the work permit of its Israel and Palestine Director, the organization said today.

The Israeli authorities’ decision to deport Omar Shakir is a crushing blow to freedom of expression in the country and sends an alarming signal to human rights activists and civil society in general of...
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Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:37:22 +0200
USA: Trump’s racist slurs translates into degrading, dehumanizing policies
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-

Responding to President Trump’s toxic tweets accusing four Democrat Congresswomen of hating the United States and suggesting they go back to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Kumi Naidoo, said:

As President of the United States, Trump has demonized minority groups, whipped up hatred, fear and sowed division.
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Published: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:40:32 +0200
Help Muslims in Xinjiang, China, observe Ramadan
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Write to the organisation representing Muslim countries and demand it speaks up for Muslims being denied the right to practice their religion in Xinjiang.

Until she left China, journalist Gulchehra Hoja, a minority ethnic Uyghur, had never been able to practice her religion freely. Now, she is living in the USA and even though she cannot return Xinjiang because of her journalism, she prays that her family and all Uyghur peoples can choose to freely...
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Published: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:02:48 +0200
Want To Boost Your Financial Planning Knowledge? Try These 14 Resources
As an investor, you’ve likely been advised to take a more active role in overseeing your finances. However, doing so can be intimidating—especially if you’re new to financial planning.

Before diving in and making important financial decisions for yourself, you’ll first want to learn the basics. We asked members of Forbes Finance Council for some solid resources to help you develop a better understanding of the best strategies and tips for handling your personal finances. Here...
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:24:52 +0200
Tell TripAdvisor to pull out of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Learn to shoot like a soldier, ride a camel or take a tour of historic sites – all on stolen land! Thanks to help from TripAdvisor, these are all activities you can do when visiting one of the many illegal Israeli settlements.

TripAdvisor lists more than 70 different properties, activities and attractions in illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). By doing so, TripAdvisor is boosting the settlement economy and...
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Published: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:15:21 +0200
Iran: Release eight wildlife conservationists following unfair trial on trumped-up spying charges
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Wildlife conservationists in Iran who have been accused of espionage after using cameras to track endangered species could face the death penalty or more than a decade in prison, said Amnesty International, ahead of a verdict in their case in the coming days.

The eight scientists, who are linked to the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, were arrested at the end of January 2018. They had been conducting research into Iran’s endangered animals,...
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Published: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:42:09 +0200
DRC: ICC conviction of Ntaganda provides long awaited justice for victims of grotesque crimes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following today’s International Criminal Court (ICC) conviction of Bosco Ntaganda, former leader of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity, Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa welcomed the conviction, saying:

We can only hope that today’s verdict provides some consolation to those affected by the grotesque crimes perpetrated by Ntaganda and paves the...
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Published: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 18:00:51 +0200
Italy: Council of Europe Committee takes important steps to protect Roma from forced evictions
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