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Bangladesh: Donors must pledge support for Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh: Donors must pledge support for Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh: Donors must pledge support for Rohingya refugees: More countries need to step up and pledge their support for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh amid an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International said today. The meeting of high-level...
Iran: 17-year-old boy at risk of imminent execution

Iran: 17-year-old boy at risk of imminent execution

Iran: 17-year-old boy at risk of imminent execution: The Iranian authorities must urgently stop the execution of a 17-year-old boy who was convicted of murder and rape, and commute his death sentence to imprisonment, said Amnesty International. Amirhossein Pourjafar...
UZBEKISTAN: Extra jail terms, no amnesty

UZBEKISTAN: Extra jail terms, no amnesty

UZBEKISTAN: Extra jail terms, no amnesty: Efforts by relatives of two Muslim prisoners of conscience, the sisters Mehrinisso and Zulhumor Hamdamova, to gain amnesty and release from prison in September were unsuccessful. The authorities jailed the two sisters in...
Egypt: Crackdown on LGBTQI people and their supporters must stop

Egypt: Crackdown on LGBTQI people and their supporters must stop

Egypt: Crackdown on LGBTQI people and their supporters must stop:At least 54 individuals have been arrested in Egypt on suspicion of homosexuality, while ten people have been sentenced to between one and six years of imprisonment on charges of “debauchery”, “inciting...
TURKMENISTAN: Pressure in schools, sackings, haj restrictions

TURKMENISTAN: Pressure in schools, sackings, haj restrictions

Pressure in schools, sackings, haj restrictions: Teachers and police intimidate Jehovah’s Witness children in schools, including for refusing to wear the national flag. Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses have been sacked from state jobs. A student was...