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Myanmar laws need to change following release of journalists

Myanmar laws on press freedom must change after the release of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who spent more than 500 days in prison due to their coverage of a Rohingya massacre by Myanmar forces.
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Venezuela: Violent response to anti-government protests

Reports of violence by security forces against anti-government protests in Venezuela raise fears of widespread violations of human rights against opposition supporters in the days to come, Human Rights Watch said today (3 May 2019).
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Journalists who uncover human rights abuses “under increasing attack”

On World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International UK are calling for increased protection for journalists working to uncover human rights abuses in the UK.
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US Congress wants numbers on civilians killed in Syria

Tomorrow is the deadline for the US Department of Defense to report to Congress how many civilians they have killed in Syria: Will the Department acknowledge the genuine figure or deflate it?
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Ecuadorian women face violence to protect Amazon rainforest

Ecuador will not stop attacks against Indigenous women, who are receiving death threats and physical beatings for protecting the Amazon rainforest: What does President Moreno want out of this?
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The challenges for age verification for online vaping retailers

Alastair Graham, CEO of AgeChecked, discusses how vaping retailers can conduct online age checks to ensure that no products are sold illegally to anyone under the age of 18.
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How can the use of data help police stop county lines crime?

The police in the UK are using technology to fight crime: Read on to find out how use of data is becoming a key strategy for how the police tackle cross-county crime.
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Over 900 reports of modern slavery in UK car washes

Drivers reported more than 900 potential cases of modern slavery at hand car washes over a five-month period, according to research by the University of Nottingham.
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Home Secretary: Social media “a platform to incite violence”

The UK Home Secretary announced £1.4 million for a specific social media focus by the police, consulting with social media companies at the latest Serious Violence Taskforce.
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Women in custody will have access to sanitary products

The UK government are planning to change the law: Police will have to ask women in custody whether they will require sanitary products, according to the Home Office.
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Over 50% of allergy sufferers at risk in UK

As research finds more than half (58%) of allergy sufferers have had their lives put at risk by restaurant or takeaway staff, law firm Slater and Gordon are calling on businesses to have better allergen control.
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Voyeurism Act 2019: ‘Upskirting’ is made a crime in UK

The Voyeurism Offences Act 2019 has been made into UK law: Read on for an analysis of the changes to your rights, and the legal loopholes that existed before today.
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Global death penalty executions fell by 31% in 2018

Research by Amnesty shows that the known global execution rate has decreased, but the political situation within multiple countries is getting worse: What is the global landscape right now on the death penalty?
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Khashoggi murder trial: Will the UK tell public the truth?

Britain, France, and the United States should issue public reports on the Jamal Khashoggi murder trial: The media, UN and public are banned from trial proceedings, so who will tell the truth?
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Arms sales to Saudi Arabia: UK being taken to court

This week, the UK Court of Appeal will hear the case from Campaign Against the Arms Trade, with intervention from Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK about the UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
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Prospects shuts down 75 fake universities in UK

75 websites fraudulently offering UK degrees have been closed since Prospects was appointed by the government to investigate bogus institutions in 2015.
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Muslims leaving prison talk about their lives

The Lammy Review in 2017 drew attention to inequalities among black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the criminal justice system: What's the truth about Muslims in prison?
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‘I bottle it up’: The emotions of solitary confinement

New research will set out to examine the emotional world of solitary confinement: Dr Ben Laws from the Institute of Criminology discusses his project, and how the experience of ‘deep confinement’ might shape the lives of prisoners.
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Prisoners in the UK will be taught coding and digital skills

£1.2 million is being given to a pilot scheme that will enable prisoners to learn digital skills so that they can enter non-criminal professions on their release into society.
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£15 million from Tampon Tax Fund for period poverty

Ten projects will receive a total of £15 million to help improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable women across the UK in the latest round of funding from the Tampon Tax Fund, Minister for Civil Society Mims Davies announced.

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