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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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Myanmar: Mining companies colluding in serious abuses

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Under strict embargo: Tuesday 10 February 2015 Myanmar: Foreign mining companies colluding in serious abuses and illegality Canadian and Chinese mining interests have profited from, and in some cases colluded with the Myanmar authorities in serious human rights...
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Protect human rights in Mamasapano says Amnesty

Press Release Amnesty urges officials to protect human rights of civilians in Mamasapano caught in crossfire 2 February 2015 Amnesty International Philippines expressed its concerns on the impact that the tragic encounter between members of the Philippine National Police Special Action...
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Philippines: The “torture show”

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Embargoed for 00.01am GMT (08.01am GMT+8) on Monday 26 January 2015 The popular game show “Wheel of Fortune” is a global phenomenon. Syndicated across more than 50 countries worldwide, millions have sat glued to their television screens as...
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Senate hearing first step to tackling torture

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 13 January 2015 Philippines: Senate hearing should be first step to tackling endemic torture An inquiry into police torture in the Philippine Senate this week is a welcome opportunity to put a stop to torture by members of...
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30 years of UNCAT

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 9 December 2014 30 years of torture convention - states still failing on obligations On the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention against Torture, Amnesty International is calling upon states not to obstruct efforts...
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New report exposes culture of impunity within Philippine police force

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Embargoed for 0400 GMT 4 December 2014 New report exposes culture of impunity within Philippine police force A pervasive culture of impunity is allowing torture by police to go unchecked in the Philippines, Amnesty International’s latest report, Above...
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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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