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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  /  No Comments

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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Eyes of the world on Turkey as show trial of human rights activists begins – Amnesty International

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Eyes of the world on Turkey as show trial of human rights activists begins – Amnesty International

Eyes of the world on Turkey as show trial of human rights activists begins    Trumped up charges against the 11 arrested in Istanbul exposed Forensic analysis shows Amnesty Chair did not download Bylock Spokespeople available on the ground for trials on October 25 & 26 Trumped up charges against 11 human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s Turkey […]

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Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees – Amnesty International

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees – Amnesty International

The civil engineering company Canstruct International Pty Ltd (‘Canstruct’) has taken on a toxic contract to run facilities on Nauru where the Australian government has trapped refugees in a system that amounts to torture, Amnesty International said today. Canstruct, an Australian family-run company, has signed a contract to run refugee processing centres on the island, […]

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Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity – Amnesty International

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity – Amnesty International

After Philippine police killed 32 people in what is believed to be the highest death toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs”, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, James Gomez, said:     “These shocking deaths are a reminder that President Duterte’s lawless ‘war on drugs’ continues […]

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Director of Amnesty International Turkey must be released from incommunicado detention – Amnesty International

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Director of Amnesty International Turkey must be released from incommunicado detention – Amnesty International

Responding to the news that Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey, was detained on Wednesday along with seven other human rights defenders and two trainers during a digital security and information management workshop in Büyükada, Istanbul, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:  “We are profoundly disturbed and outraged that some of Turkey’s leading […]

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Compensation deal must be turning point for a better solution for refugees – Amnesty International

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Compensation deal must be turning point for a better solution for refugees – Amnesty International

In response to the news that the Australian Government and companies have come to a settlement agreement with the refugees and people seeking asylum forcibly sent to and detained on Manus Island, Kate Schuetze, Pacific Researcher at Amnesty International said: “The settlement marks a historical agreement by the Australian Government and corporations to compensate refugees […]

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UN requires NZ Government to fully investigate 2010 Afghan raid – Amnesty International

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on UN requires NZ Government to fully investigate 2010 Afghan raid – Amnesty International

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has asked the New Zealand Government to report on what measures it has put in place in order to fully investigate the allegations relating to Operation Burnham in Afghanistan in 2010. During this Operation it is alleged that the New Zealand Defence Force raided two Afghan villages, which left […]

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Amnesty International – ASEAN Summit: Leaders must take a stand against Philippines bloodshed

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

With mounting evidence of government involvement in thousands of extrajudicial executions in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’, Amnesty International is calling on regional leaders to take a stand against possible crimes against humanity as they meet at the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila this week. “While they meet in […]

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Spanish corporate giant Ferrovial makes millions from Australia’s torture of refugees on Nauru

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Spanish corporate giant Ferrovial makes millions from Australia’s torture of refugees on Nauru

A major corporation with ties to New Zealand is making millions running the Australian Government’s refugee “processing” centre on Nauru, Amnesty International said today. The system amounts to torture of refugees and people seeking asylum. A new briefing, ‘Treasure I$land’, exposes how Spanish multinational Ferrovial and its Australian subsidiary Broadspectrum are complicit in – and reaping vast profits […]

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