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GUEST BLOG: Amnesty International – Police spying must be investigated

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Rochelle Rees  is a mother of a seven-year-old, an IT professional that drinks soy lattes and she’s pretty sure the police have been spying on her.

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Amnesty International Report Declares Gun Violence in the United States to be a Human Rights Crisis

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The U.S. government has allowed gun violence to become a human rights crisis, according to “In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the U.S. Gun Violence Crisis,” a new report from Amnesty International. The report examines how all aspects of American life have been compromised in some way by the unfettered access to guns, […]

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Pacific Islands Forum: Australia must tackle refugee crisis in Nauru as regional summit closes – Amnesty International

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Australian government must urgently evacuate the 107 refugee children and their families trapped in appalling conditions in Nauru, or else accept New Zealand’s offer to provide safe haven, said Amnesty International, as the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) comes to a close in Nauru today.   The four-day meeting, which brought together leaders from across […]

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Amnesty International Responds to Detention of TVNZ Journalist Barbara Dreaver

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

In response to 1 News Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver being detained by police in Nauru today, Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International said,   “Whether it happens in Myanmar, Iran or right here in the Pacific, detaining journalists for doing their jobs is wrong. Freedom of the press is fundamental to a just society. Barbara […]

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Pacific Islands Forum: Regional leaders must act to halt escalating childhealth crisis in Nauru – Amnesty International

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Pacific Islands Forum: Regional leaders must act to halt escalating childhealth crisis in Nauru – Amnesty International

Amnesty International New Zealand has co-signed an open letter calling for the escalating health crisis for refugee children on Nauru and the Australian government’s shameful refugee policy to be at the top of the agenda when regional heads of government meet at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) next week. The letter has been co-signed by a coalition of 84 influential civil society organisations from […]

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Winston Peters and trade talks questioned – Amnesty International

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Winston Peters and trade talks questioned – Amnesty International

1500 people question why Winston Peters hasn’t spoken out against Saudi Arabia as NZ hosts trade talks Today Amnesty International delivered the voices of over 1500 people who took action urging Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, to speak out in support of more than a dozen women in Saudi Arabia who have been unjustly […]

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Nauru: Government must lift press restrictions on ABC ahead of Pacific Islands summit – Amnesty International

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Nauru: Government must lift press restrictions on ABC ahead of Pacific Islands summit – Amnesty International

Responding to the news that Nauru’s government has banned journalists from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from attending the Pacific Islands Forum in September, Minar Pimple Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Global Operations said:   “This brazen move is a clear attempt at suppressing critical coverage of Nauru’s government and its inhumane treatment of refugees. […]

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Amnesty International – Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice for crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International – Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice for crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya

Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice for crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya   Report names 13 officials with a key role in murder, rape and deportation of Rohingya Myanmar’s security forces committed nine distinct types of crimes against humanity; responsibility goes to the top of the chain of command Calls for accountability, including a […]

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Japan: Investigate brewer Kirin over payments to Myanmar military amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya – Amnesty International

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Japan: Investigate brewer Kirin over payments to Myanmar military amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya – Amnesty International

Japanese authorities must urgently launch an investigation into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya population in late 2017, Amnesty International said today. In correspondence with Amnesty International, Kirin Holdings Company, Inc. said that its subsidiary […]

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NZDF inquiry: Justice for survivors, accountability to the UN – Amnesty International

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

In response to the Government’s announcement of an inquiry into the allegations made in the book “Hit and Run”, the acting Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand, Meg de Ronde, said, “Last year we called for an independent inquiry into New Zealand’s potential responsibility for war crimes, so this is welcome news.   “Finding […]

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New Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand announced.

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand announced.

Tony Blackett has been announced as the new Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand. Starting in his new role in mid-April, Blackett will take the lead on Amnesty International New Zealand’s work in the protection and defence of human rights in New Zealand and around the world. Amnesty International is a global movement of […]

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Myanmar: Military land grab as security forces build bases on torched Rohingya villages – Amnesty International

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Myanmar: Military land grab as security forces build bases on torched Rohingya villages   Dramatic increase of security infrastructure since January Military bases, helipads and roads built on burned villages Rohingya people forcibly driven off their lands to make room for construction Myanmar’s Rakhine State is being militarized at an alarming pace, as authorities are […]

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Amnesty International – Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees to a life of uncertainty and peril

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International – Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees to a life of uncertainty and peril

Manus Island: Australia abandons refugees to a life of uncertainty and peril   New facilities unsafe and do not meet basic needs Refugees say they live with constant fear of violence Australia must end policy of cruelty and neglect   The Australian Government has abandoned hundreds of men, leaving them in a situation that more […]

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Manus Island: Court ruling jeopardises lives – Amnesty International

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Manus Island: Court ruling jeopardises lives – Amnesty International

Manus Island: Court ruling jeopardises lives The current situation on Manus Island amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment Lives are at risk unless PNG authorities restore essential services As Australia continues to flout international law, all refugees and vulnerable persons should be resettled to third countries Critical services – including food, water and medical […]

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Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees – Amnesty International

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees – Amnesty International

Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees   Amnesty International researchers have been on Manus Island for several days interviewing a wide range of people about the human rights issues related to the proposed closure of the refugee detention centre at Lombrum. Amnesty International is concerned about what it has heard […]

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Manus Island: Authorities must not use abuse to force refugees into transit facilities – Amnesty International

By   /  October 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Manus Island: Authorities must not use abuse to force refugees into transit facilities – Amnesty International

The Australian and Papua New Guinean authorities must ensure that a tense standoff with refugees on Manus Island does not descend into violence by security forces as the authorities try to move hundreds of people from the refugee detention centre to so-called transit facilities on Manus Island, Amnesty International said. Tensions have grown on Manus […]

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