Tag Archives: Amnesty International

After arresting Amnesty International’s head, Erdogan unleashes new purge of opponents

Labour MP David Lammy has written a strongly worded letter to UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. He asked Johnson to condemn the human rights crackdown taking place in Turkey. The latest repression has seen the imprisonment of the head of … Continue reading

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Amnesty International warns off companies from taking up ‘toxic’ refugee detention contracts

A multinational corporation has raked in millions of dollars via a contract with the Australian government for the management of its offshore refugee detention facilities. But a damning report by Amnesty International makes it clear that the contract, which expires … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Amnesty International demands immediate closure of Nauru refugee detention centre

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have demanded that Australia close down its offshore refugee detention centres and liberate those incarcerated. Many of those detained – including children – have been there for years. The joint statement by Amnesty and … Continue reading

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Claim that US commander masterminded Turkey failed coup leads to torching of NATO base vicinity

The situation in Turkey is now at the hysterical stage. Last night an area close to a US-NATO base in Turkey was set alight. No one has claimed responsibility. However, it is likely the fire was begun as a direct … Continue reading

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Is this the only way Australia’s illegally detained refugees can be liberated?

Desperation amongst the refugee community on the prison island of Nauru has reached critical point and over the last week has seen one man – Omid, a 23 year-old Iranian – die from self-immolation, a second man attempt the same, … Continue reading

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