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    “You will always have a friend”: Children from India to Venezuela express solidarity with kids locked up under Trump’s orders

    School children from around the world have sent messages of solidarity to the thousands of children who have been detained and separated from their families at the US border, as a result of the Trump administration’s outrageous immigration policies. Hundreds of children from Argentina, Burkina Faso, India, Kenya, Senegal, Thailand, Togo and Venezuela took part […] More

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    Chasing rainbows in Istanbul

    There was no stopping this moment. Not even the hundreds of police officers present, heavily armed with dogs, tear gas and rubber bullets could prevent it. Last Sunday in Turkey, the LGBTI+ community and their friends proved that in Istanbul, love and solidarity are much more powerful than intimidation and fear. For an hour, Mis […] More

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    Atrocities against the Rohingya: How we built the case to implicate Myanmar military officials in crimes against humanity

    What is this report about? Early in the morning on 25 August 2017, a Rohingya armed group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched coordinated attacks on security force posts in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, the Myanmar security forces, led by the Myanmar Army, unleashed […] More

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    2018 TIP Report Upgrades Several African Countries

    The U.S. State Department says many African governments are doing a better job combating modern slavery. More than a dozen African nations received upgrades in the annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP). The upgrades include Ghana, where Free the Slaves has helped lead a comprehensive program to strengthen communities and government agencies. “We saw some […] More

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    Return of the Fashion for Freedom Campaign

    The Free the Slaves Fashion for Freedom Campaign returns this summer to bring awareness to atrocity of modern slavery within the fashion industry. By bringing together brands and speakers that offer alternatives to questionably-made clothing, we will show that there are ethical options for those that wish to become conscientious consumers. For many people, the […] More

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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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