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Alarming Rise in Death Sentences

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Under strict embargo – Wednesday 1 April 00.01am GMT (01.01am BST) Death Penalty 2014: Alarming rise in death sentences as governments resorted to capital punishment to combat crime and terrorism • States used the death penalty in a...
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Amnesty predicts bleak 2015 for human rights

Amnesty International Philippines Press Release 13 March 2015 Amnesty International Philippines started its annual State of the World’s Human Rights Report launch with its first ever leg in Baguio City. The human rights...
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Amnesty slams Saudi for execution of OFW

Amnesty International Philippines Press Release 10 March 2015 Amnesty International Philippines expressed its disappointment in the sudden execution of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia charged with murder. “We deeply regret the decision of Saudi courts to carry on with...
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OFW in Qatar: Investigate torture allegations

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 6 March 2015 Qatar: Investigate torture allegations of Filipino man convicted on basis of forced ‘confessions’ Qatar must urgently investigate allegations that a Filipino man who was held in solitary confinement for over four years was...
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‘Hands off our bodies’

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL  Press release  ‘Hands off our bodies’: new manifesto calls on states to end attempts to control women’s lives Amnesty International has launched a new manifesto demanding that governments around the world end their attempts to control and criminalize women’s...
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Global response to atrocities by states and armed groups ‘shameful and ineffective’

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL Wednesday 25 February 2015 (00.01 GMT) Global response to atrocities by states and armed groups ‘shameful and ineffective’ Amnesty International releases Annual Report along with forecast of human rights trends for the coming year Report highlights horrific violence...
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Happy birthday, Jerryme!

On 16 February, Jerryme Corre celebrated his birthday, joined by his wife and Amnesty Philippines staff at Angeles City Jail. Jerryme has spent the last three years imprisoned there after...

The Philippines has a dark, open secret

When a man’s severed head turns up in Manila Bay with three gunshots through the cranium, one would reasonably expect the authorities to fast-track the investigation of such a grisly...

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