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(16/05/2017) Europe: Human rights activists under unprecedented crackdown Journalists, lawyers and activists are among the victims of a global civil society crackdown, which has also ... New “Refugees Welcome Index” shows government refugee policies out of touch with public From 8 to 14 September 2015, 1000s of people across Europe stoop up and took action to say ‪#‎RefugeesWelcome‬, urging EU leaders to give people fleeing bombs and persecution safe passage and protection. ©Amnesty International New “Refugees Welcome Index” shows government refugee policies out of touch with public The vast majority of people (80%) would welcome refugees with open arms, with many even prepared to take them into their own homes, according to a global survey commissioned by Amnesty International. (04/12/2015) World’s biggest human rights campaign puts spotlight on abuses People who speak out against leaders face increasing risk of punishment or prosecution, Amnesty ... (26/06/2015) Azerbaijan: European Games legacy tainted by repressive crackdown Azerbaijan must immediately and unconditionally release all government critics unfairly imprisoned if the ... (09/06/2015) Ban Ki-moon must challenge Uzbekistan over its appalling human rights ... UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon must confront Uzbekistan’s leadership on the country’s appalling human ... (11/05/2015) Uzbekistan: Decade-long wait for justice for victims of Central Asia’s ... A decade after security forces indiscriminately gunned down mostly peaceful demonstrators, including women ... (14/04/2015) Uzbekistan: US and Europe turning a blind eye to torture The USA, Germany, and other European Union countries’ continuing ‘blind-spot’ to endemic torture in ... (19/03/2015) Azerbaijan: Prisoner release positive, but tokenistic gesture in run up ... The release of two prisoners of conscience today is a positive move, but with 20 others behind bars, it is ...