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19Jan/16

Briefing: End abusive operations under indefinite curfews in Turkey

Amnesty International calls on the Turkish government to end the indefinite curfews in Kurdish neighbourhoods across east and south-east Turkey. For several months, Amnesty International has been urging the government to end disproportionate restrictions on movement, including round-the-clock curfews, and other arbitrary measures which have left residents without access to emergency health care, food, water and electricity for extended periods. The draconian restrictions imposed during indefinite curfews, some of which have been in place for over a month, increasingly resemble collective punishment, and must end.

January 20, 2016
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Amnesty International calls on the Turkish government to end the indefinite curfews in Kurdish neighbourhoods across east and south-east Turkey. For several months, Amnesty International has been urging the government to end disproportionate restrictions on movement, including round-the-clock curfews, and other arbitrary measures which have left residents without access to emergency health care, food, water and electricity for extended periods.

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06Jan/16

Russian NGOs cynically treated like enemies of the state

Earlier this week the Human Rights Centre “Memorial” received official notification from Russia’s Ministry of Justice that, after carrying out a check of the organization’s website, it had found materials that “undermined the constitutional order of the Russian Federation by calling for the overthrow of the government and a change in the political regime.”

January 6, 2016
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AIUSA

Earlier this week the Human Rights Centre “Memorial” received official notification from Russia’s Ministry of Justice that, after carrying out a check of the organization’s website, it had found materials that “undermined the constitutional order of the RussianFederation by calling for the overthrow of the government and a change in the political regime.”

This notification marks the beginning of a procedure which could have devastating consequences for the organization.

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14Oct/15

Amal Clooney Tells Amnesty International Why the Former President of the Maldives Must Be Released

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why she has taken up the case of President Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives who was jailed for 13 years on terrorism charges. This hasty trial received universal criticism and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has declared his imprisonment as a violation of international law.

October 14, 2015
AIUSA

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why she has taken up the case of former President Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives who was jailed for 13 years on terrorism charges. This hasty trial received universal criticism and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has declared his imprisonment as a violation of international law.

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