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17 November 2014

China: Activist faces ‘subversion’ charge for supporting Hong Kong protests

The Chinese authorities appear to have intensified the crackdown against mainland activists for peacefully supporting the Hong Kong protests, Amnesty International said, following reports one faces the charge of “inciting subversion”.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
17 November 2014

UN: Stand With North Korea’s Victims

The UN General Assembly should adopt resolution seeking justice for crimes against humanity in North Korea. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country North Korea
15 November 2014

G20 leaders must announce and deliver on concrete actions to stop Ebola

Leaders of the G20 states gathering this week-end in Australia must act immediately to ensure all the personnel, equipment and funding required to halt the Ebola outbreak are made available without any discrimination, a number of leading  international non-governmental organisations said today. 

Region Africa
Country Sierra Leone
14 November 2014

Botswana: High court’s ruling over LGBTI group progressive

The High Court judgment overturning Botswana’s Department of Labour and Home Affairs’ refusal to register an organisation representing the rights of LGBTI people is a triumph for justice and a victory over state homophobia, said Amnesty International today. 

Tags
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,
  • My Body My Rights
Region Africa
Country Botswana
14 November 2014

Scores of Syrian and Palestinian refugees at imminent risk of deportation from Egypt

The Egyptian authorities must immediately release and refrain from deporting at least 66 refugees from Syria and Gaza, including a number of children, who are unlawfully detained in the country, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
14 November 2014

India: Victory for Bhopal gas leak survivors as government promises additional compensation

India’s government has today agreed to increase a multi-million dollar compensation claim against Union Carbide over the 1984 gas leak from the company's pesticide plant that poisoned more than half a million people.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
13 November 2014

Court documents expose Shell’s false claims on Nigeria oil spills

Court documents revealed by Amnesty International today expose the fact that Shell has repeatedly made false claims about the size and impact of two major oil spills at Bodo in Nigeria in an attempt to minimize its compensation payments. The documents also show that Shell has known for years that its pipelines in the Niger Delta were old and faulty.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
13 November 2014

India: Convictions by Indian Army in Machil 'fake encounter case' a welcome measure

Amnesty International India welcomes recent measures taken by Indian Army authorities indicating a commitment to deliver justice for victims of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
13 November 2014

Amnesty International to launch briefing on Indonesia’s repressive blasphemy laws

On Friday 21 November 2014, Amnesty International will launch a new report on Indonesia’s blasphemy laws.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
12 November 2014

Qatar: Steps to end migrants’ exploitation ahead of World Cup ‘woefully insufficient’

Qatar’s authorities are lagging severely behind on efforts to address the rampant abuse of migrant workers’ rights, Amnesty International said in a briefing published six months after the government announced a series of reforms to tackle exploitation ahead of the 2022 World Cup. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Qatar

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