Protect Burmese Refugees in Malaysia

Posted December 8, 2009 by amnestycases
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Malaysia is host to an estimated 50,000 asylum seekers and refugees with a majority of them from Burma.Among the ethnic Burmese refugees residing in Malayia were Rohingyas from the Northern Arakan State of Burma and other ethnic minorities from the country, such as Chins, Shans, Burmese Muslims, Mon, Kachin and Karen. Read the rest of this post »

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Release Aung San Suu Kyi:Send Your Personal Message to the Asean Secretary General

Posted December 8, 2009 by amnestycases
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Israel/OPT:Release Palestinian student Hamdi al-Ta’mari

Posted December 8, 2009 by amnestycases
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The Israeli military held Palestinian student Hamdi al-Ta’mari without charge from July to November 2008 – and have done so again since December 2008.At the time of his first arrest, Hamdi was not yet 16 years old.

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China: Lawyer Jailed for Defending Human Rights

Posted December 8, 2009 by amnestycases
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Human rights lawyer Wang Yonghang has been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment in connection with his work representing Falun Gong practitioners. He has appealed. He is a prisoner of conscience. Read the rest of this post »

Japan: Hakamada Iwao – Facing death every day for 40 years

Posted December 8, 2009 by amnestycases
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Hakamada Iwao has been on death row for over 40 years

Hakamada Iwao has spent the last 41 years on death row. Aged 73, he is one of Japan’s oldest and longest serving death row inmates.

Hakamada Iwao appears to have been sentenced to death principally on the basis of a confession extracted under duress.

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Expose the truth in Sri Lanka

Posted December 8, 2009 by amnestycases
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Displaced people in Menik Farm Internally Displaced Peson's camp,

Despite the end of the 26-year war between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) in May, the people of Sri Lanka are still suffering. Read the rest of this post »

Australia: Respect refugees’ rights

Posted December 8, 2009 by amnestycases
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Sri Lankan asylum seekers looking out from the Oceanic Viking

Risking everything, they flee in the hope of reaching safety. And then, often only kilometres from freedom, their chance for a new life dissolves into despair.

Last week, another Sri Lankan boat sank near the Cocos Islands drowning 11 men, including two young boys. Read the rest of this post »