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Instant Opinion: Remainers fighting ‘long-lost war’

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1 Oct 2020
‘Brutal’ torture methods used by Iranian security forces
Iran, Tehran, Protest
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‘Brutal’ torture methods used by Iranian security forces

Amnesty International report exposes ‘interrogation tactics’ used on prisoners in post-protests crackdown
3 Sep 2020
The pros and cons of decriminalising prostitution
Sex workers protest at Stormont
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The pros and cons of decriminalising prostitution

English Collective of Prostitutes argue current laws mean sex workers are putting themselves in danger
5 Mar 2019
Which countries still use the death penalty?
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Which countries still use the death penalty?

The Catholic Church has announced that it will now officially oppose capital punishment
2 Aug 2018
75,000 Syrians 'disappeared' by Assad regime
Majdi Fahmi al-Kadumi holds a picture of his brother Bashar, a reporter who disappeared in Aleppo in 2012
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75,000 Syrians 'disappeared' by Assad regime

Amnesty launches a campaign against abduction to mark International Day of the Disappeared
31 Aug 2017
Torture, forced confessions and abuse 'rampant' in China
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Torture, forced confessions and abuse 'rampant' in China

Amnesty International uncovers use of medieval instruments, including spiked rods and torture chairs
12 Nov 2015
Migrant crisis: more than 70 people found dead in lorry
Migrant crisis lorry
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Migrant crisis: more than 70 people found dead in lorry

Death toll in the Mediterranean also soars as hundreds of refugees drown off the coast of Libya
28 Aug 2015

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Saudi Arabia 'executes one person every two days'
Saudi Arabia execution protest
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Saudi Arabia 'executes one person every two days'

Rampant executions under King Salman's rule fuelled by justice system 'riddled with holes', says Amnesty
26 Aug 2015
Executions soar in Iran: how the rest of the world compares
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Executions soar in Iran: how the rest of the world compares

Human rights group warns of an unprecedented spike in the number of people put to death in Iran
24 Jul 2015
Afghanistan: turbulent fight for women's rights
Afghanistan Woman
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Afghanistan: turbulent fight for women's rights

In 1923 Afghan law gave women equal rights, but the Soviet invasion – and the Taliban – brought violence and oppression
24 Jun 2015
Government gears up for battle over surveillance powers
A general view of GCHQ Scarborough
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Government gears up for battle over surveillance powers

Downing Street faces tough fight after backing away from calls to strip ministers of surveillance powers
12 Jun 2015
FREE: The woman jailed for watching volleyball
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FREE: The woman jailed for watching volleyball

'Courageous' Ghoncheh Ghavami is recovering in Tehran after being released on bail because of 'health problems'
24 Nov 2014
IRAQ: Islamic State's 'ethnic cleansing'
Iraq refugee who fled Islamic State jihadists
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IRAQ: Islamic State's 'ethnic cleansing'

Rural areas of Iraq turned into 'blood-soaked killing fields' as militants target ethnic minorities in north
2 Sep 2014
Barack Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11
Shackles hang at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
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Barack Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

White House said those responsible were 'real patriots', as human rights groups call for 'legal consequences'
4 Aug 2014
Amnesty report reveals global spike in executions
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Amnesty report reveals global spike in executions

Iran and Iraq drove a worldwide increase, while Texas was responsible for 40 per cent of American executions
27 Mar 2014
Hundreds of vulnerable Syrians to be given refuge in UK
Syrian refugee children walk in the Bab al-Salam refugee camp in Syria's northern city of Azaz on July 15, 2013. Five thousand people a month are dying in the Syria war which has now thrown u
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Hundreds of vulnerable Syrians to be given refuge in UK

Amnesty says move is 'long overdue' but polls suggest nearly half of voters are opposed
29 Jan 2014
Both China and the West have distorted the truth about the
Tiananmen Square myth
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Both China and the West have distorted the truth about the

By focusing on the student protests in Tiananmen Square Western liberals ignore the bigger tragedy perpetrated by the Communist Party of China
3 Jun 2009
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