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USA: Trump and his administration must respect human rights

20 januari 2017

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States, Amnesty International is pressing him and his administration to protect human rights in the USA and abroad.

Russia: Lawmakers must halt alarming plans to decriminalize domestic violence

19 januari 2017

Ahead of the second reading of a bill to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence in the Russian State Duma, Anna Kirey, Deputy Director for Campaigns for Russia and Eurasia at Amnesty International, said:

Bahrain: Human rights on the brink of crisis

18 januari 2017

Bahraini authorities must immediately commute the death sentences of two men at imminent risk of execution, Amnesty International said today, and warned that the harsh response to protests against three executions carried out by firing squad on 15 January risks plunging the country into a human rights crisis.

Sudan must end politically-motivated attacks on Darfuri students

18 januari 2017

The Sudanese government must end politically-motivated and sometimes deadly attacks on Darfuri students at universities across the country, said Amnesty International today as it released a report covering a wave of attacks spanning three years.

USA: Commutation for Chelsea Manning, long overdue positive step for human rights

18 januari 2017

With less than a week left in his term, President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning today. Manning had been serving a 35-year sentence in a maximum security prison after releasing information that pointed to potential crimes under international law and human rights violations by the U.S. military.

Gambia: State of Emergency No License for Repression

18 januari 2017

(Dakar, January 18, 2017) –President Yahya Jammeh’s declared state of emergency in Gambia provides no justification for a crackdown on peaceful dissent around the January 19, 2017 deadline for the new government to take office, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.

Iran: Wave of floggings, amputations and other vicious punishments

18 januari 2017

Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments, including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year, exposes the authorities’ utterly brutal sense of justice, said Amnesty International.

EU: Orwellian counter-terrorism laws stripping rights under guise of defending them

17 januari 2017

Sweeping new laws are driving Europe into a deep and dangerous state of permanent securitization, Amnesty International said on the publication of a comprehensive human rights analysis of counter-terrorism measures across 14 EU member states.

Global leaders at Davos must reject politics of fear and division

16 januari 2017

At a time when justice and human rights face a deeply uncertain future in so many parts of the world, we, the undersigned heads of some of the world's major campaigning organisations, call on world leaders immediately and urgently to repudiate narratives of fear, division and blame and recommit themselves unambiguously to working together towards a free, just, sustainable and equitable world.

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Ruud Bosgraaf Ruud Bosgraaf
r [dot] bosgraaf [at] amnesty [dot] nl
Emile Affolter Emile Affolter
e [dot] affolter [at] amnesty [dot] nl
Paul Helsloot Paul Helsloot
p [dot] helsloot [at] amnesty [dot] nl

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