MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International and the family of two Filipino-Algerian sisters called for suspected Islamic militants to release the women immediately, saying Thursday that they are human rights defenders and filmmakers who focused on the plight of impoverished Muslims in the southern Philippines. Nadjoua and Linda Bansil were taken by about 10 suspected...
Burma formed a committee Wednesday to look atthe remaining political prisoners serving their terms in prisons throughout the country so as to grant them liberty, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported this week. Government of Burma has been granting amnesty to prisoners of conscience serving their terms in prisons across the nation, though some...
Following the launch of the Community Placement Network (CPN) today, about 5000 asylum seekers will be able to experience a decent life in a homestay program. The 6-week refugee homestay, an initial scheme to ease overcrowded detention centres, is expected to kick off two weeks from now. CPN is designed to accommodate asylum seekers released from...
Amnesty International has assembled a collection of photos and video testimony regarding the gulag of prison camps in North Korea. There’s a press release for the videos, which contains links to the various components at the bottom....
Long before Australia signed the deal with Malaysia to swap asylum seekers in exchange for the intake of recognized refugees, the Australian Greens have repeatedly condemned the Malaysian Solution, calling it inhumane. Now that the deal was officially announced Monday, all hopes of finding homes for 800 asylum seekers looking to be settled in Australia are...
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