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Hong Kong: Police response to protest alarming

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

    PRESS RELEASE

    27 September 2014

    Hong Kong: Police response to student pro-democracy protest an alarming sign

    The quick use of pepper spray and arrests by Hong Kong police during pro-democracy demonstrations last night and today has renewed fears the authorities...
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ATT to become reality

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

PRESS RELEASE

    Issued under embargo: 00:01 GMT Thursday 25 September 2014

UN: Landmark Arms Trade Treaty to become reality with 50th ratification

    Protection for the millions of people whose lives are devastated by the poorly regulated global arms trade is...
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China’s booming torture trade revealed

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

PRESS RELEASE

    Issued under embargo: 00:01 BST Tuesday 23 September 2014

    The flourishing trade, manufacture and export of tools of torture by Chinese companies is fueling human rights violations across Africa and Asia, new research by Amnesty...
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Mexico: Shocking rise in reports of torture

    PRESS RELEASE

    Embargoed until 4 September 2014, 11:00 CDT

    Mexico: Shocking rise in reports of torture and ill-treatment as authorities turn a blind eye

    Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the...
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Thailand: No let-up in spiral of repression

PRESS RELEASE

    Embargoed until Thursday 11 September at 00.01am GMT / 05.01am Thailand

    Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating...
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Peña Nieto must commit to tackle torture

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission received more than 7,000 complaints for torture and other ill-treatment between 2010 and 2013 © Claudia Daut/Reuters
  Judging by some international headlines, you...

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