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Exploited and struggling to survive in Qatar

Qatar's population is increasing by 20 people every hour. Most of those arriving in the country are low-income construction workers from Asia. These migrant ...
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Help Get Johan Home: sign our petition

Help Get Johan Home: sign our petition | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Teacher Johan Teterrisa is serving 15 years in Indonesia for leading a peaceful protest and waving a flag. Sign our petition and help get Johan home.
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China detains photographer who exposed labour camp abuses | Amnesty International

China detains photographer who exposed labour camp abuses | Amnesty International | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
There are growing fears about the fate of photographer Du Bin, who has not been heard from since security police reportedly detained him at his home in Beijing late last month.
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Why 30,000 California Prisoners Are On Hunger Strike [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why 30,000 California Prisoners Are On Hunger Strike [INFOGRAPHIC] | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
The shocking facts about the abusive use of solitary confinement and other human rights abuses in California prisons.
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AIUK : Media briefing: the human rights reality of Britain's favourite holiday destinations

AIUK : Media briefing: the human rights reality of Britain's favourite holiday destinations | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
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Human rights begin at home

Human rights begin at home | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
How human rights education allowed one teacher to address the racism and homophobia in her own classroom • Plus how to enter the Amnesty International Young Reporters comp
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China: End “outrageous” police violence against Tibetan protesters

China: End “outrageous” police violence against Tibetan protesters | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Chinese authorities must end excessive use of force against peaceful Tibetan protesters, Amnesty International said after police fired on and injured dozens of demonstrators.Reports emerged today that Chinese police had opened fire on Tibetan protesters...
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Egypt: Boat sinking underlines wider tragedy for refugees from Syria

Egypt: Boat sinking underlines wider tragedy for refugees from Syria | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Today’s shipwreck off the coast of Alexandria that drowned at least 12 people, many believed to be refugees from Syria, highlights the crushing life-and-death decisions facing many who fled to Egypt to escape Syria’s armed conflict, Amnesty...
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Iran must halt execution of prisoner who ‘survived hanging’

Iran must halt execution of prisoner who ‘survived hanging’ | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Iran must stop the execution of man who was found alive at a morgue a day after being hanged, Amnesty International urged today after authorities said the prisoner would be hanged for a second time once his condition improves.The 37-year-old, identified...
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A Conversation With: Human Rights Activist Sima Samar

A Conversation With: Human Rights Activist Sima Samar | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Sima Samar, one of the foremost human rights activists from Afghanistan, talks about the challenges Afghan women face.
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G4S prison in South Africa 'torturing inmates' - video

Footage from Mangaung Correctional Centre near Bloemfontein, South Africa, shows G4S prison workers apparently administering anti-psychotic drugs to a patient illegally
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The Most Powerful Ads Of Amnesty International

The Most Powerful Ads Of Amnesty International | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Looking at world events right now, this is a good time to take a look at these 25 hard-hitting ads.
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U.S. Death Penalty: Botched Executions And Suicide Attempts

U.S. Death Penalty: Botched Executions And Suicide Attempts | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
These appalling episodes should be enough to convince the 32 capital punishment states that it is long past time to get out of the execution business.
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WARNING: This Film Will Keep You Up at Night

WARNING: This Film Will Keep You Up at Night | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Director Joshua Oppenheimer spent over eight years creating what is being called a documentary, but after seeing the film, you may feel that we don’t yet have words for what he’s created.
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Who’s Really Using the Death Penalty?

Who’s Really Using the Death Penalty? | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
A new report shows that just 2 percent of U.S. counties are responsible for more than half of the country's executions and death sentences.
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The Plight of Guantanamo's Cleared Detainees in One Powerful New Video

The Plight of Guantanamo's Cleared Detainees in One Powerful New Video | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
The Guardian released this creative animated video today based on the testimony of Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared for transfer but are still held at the detention facility.
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Iraq: Dozens executed in two days amid increased violence

Iraq: Dozens executed in two days amid increased violence | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
The Iraqi authorities must immediately halt all executions, Amnesty International said after 42 people were executed in the last two days.“The escalation in the number of executions in recent days is an extremely alarming development,” said Hassiba...
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Japan: Death row inmate's retrial rejection is 'travesty of justice'

Japan: Death row inmate's retrial rejection is 'travesty of justice' | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
The Japanese Supreme Court's decision to deny a retrial to an 87-year old death row prisoner who was convicted of murder based on a forced confession is a "travesty of justice", Amnesty International said today after his latest appeal was rejected.
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US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International

US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Joint report with Human Rights Watch judges US attacks in Yemen and Pakistan to have broken international human rights law
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Saudi Arabia: Threats and cyber attack will not deter women from driving

Saudi Arabia: Threats and cyber attack will not deter women from driving | Bathgate Academy Amnesty International Group | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabian women activists still plan to defy a driving ban in the Kingdom on 26 October despite having their campaign website hacked and receiving repeated threats from the authorities to thwart the effort, Amnesty International said.
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