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‘Israeli laws, policies and practices against Palestinians amount to apartheid’: Amnesty International

Israeli laws, policies and practices against Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories amount to apartheid, Amnesty International says. A new report alleges that the Israeli state maintains “an institutionalized regime of oppression and domination of the Palestinian population for the benefit of Jewish Israelis”. Apartheid is considered a crime against humanity under international law. […]

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Amnesty International strips Alexey Navalny ‘prisoner of conscience’ status over past hate speeches

Amnesty International has stripped Alexey Navalny of the “prisoner of conscience” status it had given him, saying some of the Kremlin critic’s past comments were akin to hate speech. The rights group said it would however continue to “fight for his freedom”, referring to the 44-year-old’s current imprisonment in Moscow. “Amnesty International took an internal […]