Tag: Amnesty International

  • Iceland ‘abuses solitary confinement’ in detention

    Iceland ‘abuses solitary confinement’ in detention

    Iceland is “extensively abusing” solitary confinement in pre-trial detention, according to a new report published by Amnesty International. The director of the Icelandic association Afstaða agrees with the conclusions of the report. A total of 825 people have been placed in pre-trial solitary confinement over the past decade. On Tuesday, Amnesty International, an international human […]

  • Palestinians live in danger as Israel reinforces apartheid

    Palestinians live in danger as Israel reinforces apartheid

    Over the past few days, a series of deadly attacks have highlighted the urgent need for accountability. On January 26, Israeli forces raided the Jenin refugee camp and killed 10 Palestinians, including a 61-year-old woman. On January 27, seven Israeli civilians were killed when a Palestinian gunman opened fire in Neve Ya’akov, an Israeli settlement […]

  • Year End 2022: How a ‘liberty-depriving death’ took women to war against Iran’s now-abolished ‘morality’ police

    Year End 2022: How a ‘liberty-depriving death’ took women to war against Iran’s now-abolished ‘morality’ police

    Tehran [Iran]December 31 (ANI): An austere regime known for crushing dissent with an iron fist pulled out all its administrative levers to trample protests by a group of women who stood up for their rights and dignity. But all it did was light the fire. The alleged custodial death of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, […]

  • TV2 branded “chancers” for the way it has charged bars to show 2022 World Cup matches and rejected requests from big-screen organizers

    TV2 branded “chancers” for the way it has charged bars to show 2022 World Cup matches and rejected requests from big-screen organizers

    If you’re planning to spend half your life in the pub over the next month but have slyly decided to stock up on mulled wine, eggnog and other unholy drinks before you leave, spare a thought for the pubs and the bars that show World Cup games, as they are charged for the right to […]

  • Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Many faced beatings and electric shocks with tasers, including on the genitals. Some were illegally forced to “voluntarily” return to their homeland. “Latvia has set a cruel ultimatum to refugees and migrants: agree to return “voluntarily” to their countries, or be stuck at the border facing arrest, illegal return and torture. In some cases, their […]

  • European citizens arrested in Iranian authorities

    European citizens arrested in Iranian authorities

    The nine people had participated in anti-government riots or ?planned in the background? said the Ministry of Intelligence Iran has detained nine foreign nationals from European countries for the role they played in recent protests over the death of a young woman in police custody, the country’s intelligence ministry said on Friday. According to the […]

  • Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including guard chief

    Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including guard chief

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a paramilitary Revolutionary Guard commander, had been killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not immediately clear whether the attack, which took place earlier in the […]

  • Turkey signals a possible rapprochement with Syria

    Turkey signals a possible rapprochement with Syria

    Washington – Recently, there have been signs of reconciliation between Turkey and Syria, which have been at loggerheads for more than a decade as Ankara backed Syrian rebel forces fighting Damascus. The pro-government daily Hurriyet reported on September 16 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had expressed a desire to meet his Syrian counterpart, Bashar […]

  • Former prisoners describe the Secret Prison in Bangladesh

    Former prisoners describe the Secret Prison in Bangladesh

    Dhaka, Bangladesh – In an astonishing text and video investigative reporta Sweden-based news portal with a focus on Bangladesh has revealed the possible location of a secret prison where victims of enforced disappearances are kept in Bangladesh. The detailed report by Netra News is based on the protocol of two victims of enforced disappearances who […]

  • Amnesty Sweden’s co-founder resigns after Ukraine report

    Amnesty Sweden’s co-founder resigns after Ukraine report

    Per Wastberg quit after 60 years in the organization, citing reports that criticized Kiev’s military Per Wastberg, who co-founded the Swedish branch of Amnesty International, resigned from the organization on Wednesday. The Swedish activist said his resignation was due to Amnesty’s report on the conflict in Ukraine, and that the organization has gone beyond its […]

  • Live: Three grain ships planned to leave Ukraine on Friday

    Live: Three grain ships planned to leave Ukraine on Friday

    Plans are in place for three more grain ships to leave Ukraine on Friday, Turkey said, following the departure of the Sierra Leone-registered Razoni on Monday. France has taken in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began more than five months ago, authorities said Thursday. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest […]

  • Live: Turkey says three grain ships to leave Ukraine on Friday

    Live: Turkey says three grain ships to leave Ukraine on Friday

    Plans are in place for three more grain ships to leave Ukraine on Friday, Turkey said, following the departure of the Sierra Leone-registered Razoni on Monday. France has taken in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began more than five months ago, authorities said Thursday. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest […]

  • Turkey says three grain ships will leave Ukraine on Friday

    Turkey says three grain ships will leave Ukraine on Friday

    Plans are in place for three more grain ships to leave Ukraine on Friday, Turkey said, following the departure of the Sierra Leone-registered Razoni on Monday. France has taken in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began more than five months ago, authorities said Thursday. Read about today’s events as they unfolded. All […]

  • The Road Less Taken: Free to carry weapons, forced to carry children

    The Road Less Taken: Free to carry weapons, forced to carry children

    When I read that the Supreme Court in the United States last month overturned a woman’s right to abortion, I had a familiar feeling in my stomach. It’s one I’ve gotten used to processing things that happen in America over the last few years: a feeling of fear, discomfort, confusion, and fear. An unwanted seed […]

  • Helpless in a deportation center is the last resort hunger strike

    Helpless in a deportation center is the last resort hunger strike

    Being an agent for your own life is a bit impossible when you are a rejected asylum seeker residing in one of Denmark’s deportation centers. Your life is not your own, but is rather subject to higher powers: from the security guards at the entrance to the deportation center to the political authorities who determine […]

  • Live: The Russians are fighting to surround Ukraine’s last eastern stronghold

    Live: The Russians are fighting to surround Ukraine’s last eastern stronghold

    Russian forces fought on Wednesday to encircle the Ukrainian military’s last stronghold in a long-disputed eastern province when shock echoed from a Russian airstrike on a shopping mall that killed at least 18 people in the center of the country two days earlier. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris […]

  • Live: Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s Snake Island

    Live: Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s Snake Island

    Russian forces have withdrawn from Ukraine’s Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The Ukrainian presidency confirmed Russia’s resignation. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time, GMT + 2. 12:02: Russia says it has over 6,000 Ukrainian prisoners of war Russia […]

  • Live: Historic NATO summit nears end in Madrid

    Live: Historic NATO summit nears end in Madrid

    The NATO summit in Madrid, where the alliance redefined its strategic concept to clearly identify Russia as a threat to its members, ended on Thursday with its leaders stressing its importance. At the same time, Russian forces withdrew from Ukraine’s Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea. Follow our live blog for the […]

  • THL: Gender education, free contraceptives contribute to the decrease in abortions in Finland

    THL: Gender education, free contraceptives contribute to the decrease in abortions in Finland

    Free contraception and more comprehensive sexual education have led to a significant decrease in the number of women performing abortions in Finland compared to a decade ago, says the public health authority THL. The agency’s figures revealed that in 2021, about 7,600 abortions were performed in Finland, compared with 10,700 in 2011. In 1975, the […]

  • 6 reasons why everyone should fight for Assange’s freedom

    6 reasons why everyone should fight for Assange’s freedom

    The justice system has failed to defend the principles it should protect in the case of WikiLeak founder Julian Assange, so the public must wake up to the need for peaceful global protests to run parallel to Assange’s legal battle, writes Sara Chessa. The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said recently that she had it […]

  • 6 reasons why everyone should fight for Assange’s freedom

    6 reasons why everyone should fight for Assange’s freedom

    The justice system has failed to defend the principles it should protect in the case of WikiLeak founder Julian Assange, so the public must wake up to the need for peaceful global protests to run parallel to Assange’s legal battle, writes Sara Chessa. The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said recently that she had it […]

  • The UK government approves the extradition of Assange;  He plans to appeal

    The UK government approves the extradition of Assange; He plans to appeal

    LONDON – On Friday, the British government ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage – a milestone, but not the end of a decade-long legal saga. WikiLeaks said they would question the order and have 14 days to appeal. Interior Minister Priti Patel signed the order approving […]

  • England captain reveals discussions about potential protests in Qatar

    England captain reveals discussions about potential protests in Qatar

    Harry Kane has urged stars from other nations to take a consistent stance at the Qatar World Cup England captain Harry Kane says he has spoken with his current and former Tottenham team-mates Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen about their respective countries adopting a uniform objection to the alleged human rights violations taking place in […]

  • Restrictive abortion laws endanger Nigerian women

    Restrictive abortion laws endanger Nigerian women

    The word “abortion” is used to describe two types of pregnancies that end before 20 weeks, which is now considered the age of viability for a pregnancy. Spontaneous abortion takes place without the woman’s intention to stop the pregnancy, it is pregnancy loss before 20 weeks of gestation. Induced abortion is an intentional termination of […]

  • Who is the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran

    Who is the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Vida Mehrania tries to save her husband’s life. Iran is scheduled to kill him within nine days – by May 21. For Iran, 50-year-old Ahmad Reza Jalali is a spy for Israel. To his colleagues, he is a respected doctor specializing in emergency medicine, a very demanding field. To Mehrunnia, […]

  • The protesters will gather in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere on Monday

    The protesters will gather in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere on Monday

    For the second day, marches were held in various Finnish cities, many of which joined the Russian war in Ukraine. Four separate demonstrations were held in front of the Russian Embassy in Helsinki on Monday. A demonstration was also held in the center of Helsinki in support of the ending municipal strike, as well as […]

  • Iran must execute Swedish-Iranian citizens by 21 May

    Iran must execute Swedish-Iranian citizens by 21 May

    Iran will later this month execute a Swedish-Iranian citizen whom they have imprisoned since 2016 and been convicted of spying for Israel, media reported. Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA released a report on Wednesday in which Iranian officials stated that Tehran will carry out the death penalty against Ahmad Reza Jalali by May 21. Jalali, […]

  • Sweden failed to integrate immigrants PM

    Sweden failed to integrate immigrants PM

    In the midst of violent riots, Magdalena Andersson has acknowledged serious shortcomings in the country’s migration policy Segregation in Swedish society has gone “too far” and the integration of immigrants is “too bad”, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson admitted on Thursday, after the violent riots there earlier this month. The unrest erupted after an anti-Muslim politician, […]

  • Sweden failed to integrate immigrants – PM

    Sweden failed to integrate immigrants – PM

    In the midst of violent riots, Magdalena Andersson has acknowledged serious shortcomings in the country’s migration policy Segregation in Swedish society has disappeared “too far“and the integration of immigrants is”too poor“, admitted Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Thursday, after the violent riots there earlier this month. The unrest erupted after an anti-Muslim politician, Rasmus Paludan, […]

  • Sweden failed to integrate an immigrant prime minister

    Sweden failed to integrate an immigrant prime minister

    In the midst of violent riots, Magdalena Andersson has acknowledged serious shortcomings in the country’s migrant policy Segregation in Swedish society has gone “too far” and the integration of immigrants is “too bad”, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson admitted on Thursday, after the violent riots there earlier this month. The unrest erupted after an anti-Muslim politician, […]

  • Sweden failed to integrate immigrants – Prime Minister

    Sweden failed to integrate immigrants – Prime Minister

    In the midst of violent riots, Magdalena Andersson has acknowledged serious shortcomings in the country’s migrant policy Segregation in Swedish society has disappeared “too far“and the integration of immigrants is”too poor“, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson admitted on Thursday, after the violent riots there earlier this month. The unrest erupted after an anti-Muslim politician, Rasmus Paludan, […]

  • Bangladeshi court grants bail to exile journalist sister

    Bangladeshi court grants bail to exile journalist sister

    DHAKA, BANGLADESH – The sister of an American-speaking Bangladeshi journalist has been granted bail by a Bangladeshi court after 160 days in custody and, according to her lawyer, may be released sometime next week. Nusrat Shahrin Raka, 38, sister of journalist Kanak Sarwar, was arrested on October 5 in Dhaka by Bangladesh’s special police force […]

  • Russia’s Disinformation Playbook tore apart

    Russia’s Disinformation Playbook tore apart

    Warsaw – In recent years, Russia’s disinformation apparatus has seemed unstoppable. With the skilful planting of falsehoods and herringbone on social media platforms by magic factories, and then reinforced by Russia’s official news media such as RT, the Kremlin has repeatedly been able to mix questions, obscure facts and define false stories, manipulate audiences. which […]

  • Britain denies Julian Assange’s appeal of extradition to WikiLeaks

    Britain denies Julian Assange’s appeal of extradition to WikiLeaks

    The court rejects WikiLeaks’ co-founder’s request to appeal extradition to the United States, the case has been referred to the Home Office On Monday, Britain’s Supreme Court rejected Julian Assange’s appeal of the decision to extradite him to the United States, where WikiLeaks co – founders are being prosecuted for espionage. It is now up […]

  • Marching for both Tibet and Ukraine

    Marching for both Tibet and Ukraine

    The Danish Society for Tibetan Culture and Students for a Free Tibet will tomorrow hold a demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy in Hellerup. The protest will also send out a message about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The Tibet-Ukraine march leaves Østerport Station at 15.00 and stops for a while outside the Russian […]

  • Refugees from Ukraine do not have to apply for asylum in the EU, the interior ministers decide

    Refugees from Ukraine do not have to apply for asylum in the EU, the interior ministers decide

    The historic decision means that refugees from the war-torn country will be issued with a one-year residence permit, which will be automatically extended for one year and possibly another year based on an assessment of the situation in Ukraine. The permit gives them not only residence, but also access to education, housing, the labor market […]

  • Finland sends assault rifles, anti-tank weapons and ammunition to Ukraine

    Finland sends assault rifles, anti-tank weapons and ammunition to Ukraine

    “This is a historic decision,” Marin said. President Sauli Niinistö described the decision to deviate from the established tradition at YLE A-studio. He added that the reason for the donation is simple: the people of Ukraine are in an emergency and need help. “This is a departure from tradition and the writing of the government’s […]

  • Finland will not join the diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics

    Finland will not join the diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics

    Finnish Minister of Culture and Sports Antti Kurvinen (Cen), will participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics. According to Yle, he is present to watch the closing ceremony. "This is the main winter sports event, taking place only once every four years," Kurvinen said on the phone. "It is the main event of winter sports for […]