Amnesty International

Political Prisoners In Iran Stage Hunger Strike

29 years after Iranian officials brutally executed 30,000 political prisoners in the Iranian uprising of 1988, many people are beginning to publicly speaking up about the horrible conditions modern political prisoners are still forced to live in. To draw international attention and press to the issue, political prisoners throughout Iran have staged a massive non-violent hunger strike.

4 Years Since The Rabaa Massacre, No One Has Been Held Accountable

4 years to the day, not a single Government official has been held accountable for their role in the Rabaa Massacre of 2013, during which Government forces led by President al-Sisi, whom had assumed control of the country through military coup 2 weeks earlier, literally slaughtered over 1,000 protestors in the streets of Cairo for opposing his rule. In the years to follow, as many as 1,700 people have been “disappeared” by Sisi’s regime, hundreds more have been incarcerated and journalists whom report on these events continue to be imprisoned without trial.

Apple Pulls VPN Apps from China

Another day and more internet freedoms have been stripped away from the people of China. This past weekend, Apple made international headlines after the company pulled all its VPN services from their App store in China.

UK Courts Uphold Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

Whether it be Yemen or Syria, neither of these Civil Wars could have ever been fought to begin with or continue on to this day without the direct funding of the United States and United Kingdom, whom have each literally made billions of dollars selling bombs, weapons and vehicles for people to kill one another in these countries. Despite lawsuits and objections to this behavior however, Government courts continue to defend their countries War machine.

Israel Announces Major Power Cuts To Gaza Residents

After forcing further power cuts upon the residents of Gaza, Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations and international community to condemn Israel’s actions. Amnesty has taken the occasion to remind the world that Israel’s continued blockade of the region is illegal, that Israel is directly responsible for the humanitarian crisis which has ensued there and has been violating international law on this matter for decades.

Egypt Begins Fierce Crackdown On Internet News Agencies

Since May 24th, at least 63 websites or web services have been blocked by the Egyptian Government, including 40 different news agencies. President Sisi maintains he is doing this to crackdown on terrorism and the spread of political misinformation. Human Rights groups warn that Egypt is erasing years of progress and the country is headed back towards the “dark days” of Government censorship once experienced under Hosni Mubarak not so long ago.