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    How you can help Amnesty fight Twitter trolls

    Trigger warning: contains screenshots of explicit racist and sexist language   Thousands of digital activists are helping us build an algorithm that can detect online abuse automatically. Read on to find out how how you can join the online movement that’s taking on the trolls Do you think this tweet is abusive? What about this one? This […] More

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    Freedom From Slavery Forum Moves to Thailand in 2018

    One of the most important annual gatherings of anti-slavery leaders is set to get bigger and better this year. The Freedom From Slavery Forum will double in size and move to the Global South for its fifth annual convening. The event is slated for December 3-5, 2018 in Bangkok. The forum, for which Free the […] More

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    Russia: Human rights defender badly beaten in another brutal attack

    Today’s brutal assault on Sirazhutdin Datsiev, the head of the Human Rights Centre Memorial’s office in Dagestan, North Caucasus, is the latest in a spate of troubling attacks on individuals associated with the organization, Amnesty International said today. According to an eyewitness, Sirazhutdin Datsiev was outside his house in the Dagestani capital Makhachkala when he […] More

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    Myanmar: New president must do more to hold perpetrators to account

    Responding to the appointment of Win Myint as the new President of Myanmar, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: “The Myanmar authorities should use the appointment of a new President as an opportunity to step back from the brink. We’ve seen a dramatic deterioration in the human rights situation […] More

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    Iraq: Violence against protesters and journalists in Kurdistan Region shows blatant disregard for freedom of expression

    Responding to eyewitness accounts of journalists and demonstrators being subjected to physical and verbal attacks by security forces in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where there have been widespread anti-austerity protests since Sunday, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said: “Eyewitnesses we’ve interviewed, including a teacher and a journalist, have described scenes […] More

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    Kenya-Ethiopian refugees flee fighting to neighbouring Kenya

    Credits: Mary Theru, producer / Walter Kigali, cameraman/editor  |  28 March 2018 Kenya-Ethiopian refugees flee fighting to neighbouring Kenya About 10,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled to Kenya since early March. Most are women and children. 55-year-old Darmigalma Boru was reunited with her daughter, Malicha and her new-born grand-daughter, Nuria when she arrived in Kenya. Separated by the fighting, […] More

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    Verification helps refugees eye the future

    In the baking heat of a tent in Oruchinga refugee settlement, Uganda, seven-year-old Gloria Mutamba giggles as her mother holds a pair of goggles up to her eyes.  It takes a second for the computer to scan her irises, and all of Gloria’s self-control not to lean over for a peek. Gloria’s 32-year-old mother, Jenipher, […] More

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    Thousands flee into Kenya to escape Ethiopia violence

    By Rose Ogola in Moyale, Kenya  |  28 March 2018 Malicha Doyo, a 36-year old mother of six from Ethiopia, cradles her five-day-old baby daughter Nuria in a temporary reception centre in Moyale, in northern Kenya on the border with Ethiopia. Malicha arrived heavily pregnant and hungry from the town of Tuqa five days ago, after an outbreak […] More

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    A year after the murder of two UN experts but no justice yet

    The international community must ensure justice for the deaths of two UN experts killed while investigating human rights abuses in Kasai province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amnesty International said one year after their bodies were discovered. The remains of Zaida Catalan, a Swedish-Chilean, and Michael Sharp, an American, were discovered on 27 […] More

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    Venezuelans are taking desperate measures to escape

    The last time Génesis Vasquez heard her husband’s voice, he was about to board a small wooden boat sailing from Venezuela to the nearby island of Curaçao. Unable to find permanent work in Venezuela and struggling to provide for his family, Jóvito Gutiérrez Yance hoped to find new opportunities abroad. “Pray for me and light a […] More

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    Mozambique: Irresponsible Chinese mining operation threatens to wipe out coastal village

    • Mining giant Haiyu denies responsibility for flood which left 290 people homeless• Mozambican authorities fail to regulate mining industry to ensure people’s safety• Village residents denied remedies and compensation for their losses An irresponsible Chinese mining operation in Mozambique has put an entire coastal village of more than a thousand people at serious risk […] More

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