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Big Brother knows best

2 September 2014

Governments around the world are taking control of the internet to crack down on freedom of expression, censor information on rights violations and carry out indiscriminate surveillance in the name of national security. 

Twitter users on trial while Turkey hosts key UN Internet summit

2 September 2014

The Turkish government’s prosecution of Twitter critics is a deeply hypocritical stance for the host of the Internet Governance Forum, Amnesty International said today.

Twitter users on trial while Turkey hosts key UN Internet summit

2 September 2014

The Turkish government’s prosecution of Twitter critics is a deeply hypocritical stance for the host of the Internet Governance Forum, Amnesty International said today.

Gruesome evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq as Islamic State moves to wipe out minorities

2 September 2014

Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities. 

 

Gruesome evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq as Islamic State moves to wipe out minorities

2 September 2014

Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities. 

 

India: End use of archaic sedition law to curb freedom of expression

2 September 2014

The arrest and detention of a 25-year-old man accused of sedition for allegedly disrespecting India’s national symbols is a reminder of how archaic laws continue to be used to curb free speech in India, Amnesty International India said today. 

Bangladesh: Disturbing increase in disappearances, clampdown on press freedom

2 September 2014

Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing. 

Bangladesh: Disturbing increase in disappearances, clampdown on press freedom

2 September 2014

Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing. 

Israel must scrap illegal land grab in the West Bank

1 September 2014

The Israeli authorities’ outrageous plan to expropriate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank is illegal and must be rescinded immediately, said Amnesty International.

From bad to worse: Looming deadline compounds Egyptian NGOs’ woes

31 August 2014

Egypt is tightening its chokehold on civil society as the country’s independent NGOs face the risk of being shut down if they fail to comply with a compulsory requirement to register by 2 September.

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