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Sri Lanka: Human rights compliant recovery measures critical to stop spiraling hunger and poverty

Amnesty 04 Oct 2022
Between June and September 2022, Amnesty International conducted interviews with 55 people across a broad spectrum of society ... One doctor told Amnesty International ... Staff members of civil society organizations told Amnesty International that the amount of funding from the government for school meals is no longer enough to buy food for every child.

The Guardian view on Qatar’s World Cup: gestures are not enough

The Observer 03 Oct 2022
A recent YouGov poll, commissioned by Amnesty International, found huge support for a compensation fund for migrant workers who have been mistreated, and for the relatives of those who died. Amnesty, along with other human rights groups, are campaigning for Fifa, world football’s ...

Why This Guy Ran The London Marathon In His Prison Uniform

Huffington Post 03 Oct 2022
On Sunday, he ran the 26.2 miles to raise awareness and funds for Amnesty International and Hostage International, but also wanted to dedicate his run to Iran ... “I run for an hour at least every day ... Ashoori took part with his son, Aryan, who now works at Amnesty International as the charity helped the family whilst Anoosheh was imprisoned. Related... .

Anoosheh Ashoori: freed detainee, 68, to run London Marathon ‘in solidarity with Iranians’

The Observer 02 Oct 2022
He will be running through the UK capital on Sunday to raise funds and awareness for Amnesty International and Hostage International but said his reason for taking part in the 26.2-mile race had now “expanded” ... Newsletters may contain info about charities, online ads, and content funded by outside parties.

Nation in need of an arms embargo, not sanctions

Independent online (SA) 02 Oct 2022
In a declared effort to “choke off war funds”, the US has imposed sanctions on the South Sudanese oil industry. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch want an arms embargo, but US sanctions include South Sudan’s oil industry.

Rohingya seek reparations from Facebook for role in massacre

Billings Gazette 29 Sep 2022
Billings baker competing on Food Network's Halloween Wars California murder suspect, 15-year-old daughter killed in shootout Park City teen killed in weekend crash ID'd; statewide fatalities remain in decline Billings leaders debate whether to fund a low-barrier shelter this winter.

Lesotho: Authorities must tackle police brutality, torture and unlawful killings before and after election

Amnesty 28 Sep 2022
Lesotho’s authorities and incoming government must address unresolved cases of police brutality, torture and unlawful killings and ensure accountability for these human rights crimes beyond the electioneering period for the 7 October vote, Amnesty International said today.

Yahya Jammeh’s host to run for sixth term, abolish death penalty

The Point 26 Sep 2022
However, right organisations including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International protested that “corruption, poverty and repression continue to take placevast oil revenues funds lavish lifestyles for the small elite surrounding the Presidentthe population continues to live in poverty”.

Commentary: An island of discontent?

Eagle-Tribune 26 Sep 2022
This is the location that Florida Gov ... Their provisional condition would soon be augmented with resources for medical care, legal assistance and, hopefully, a pathway to amnesty for those seeking it and naturalization for all. It is the American taxpayer who will fund all of these things ... It’s been several years since I’ve visited Martha’s Vineyard ... .

Euro zone government bond yields hit fresh multi-year highs

FX Empire 26 Sep 2022
By Stefano Rebaudo ... Investors had already priced in a victory for Italy’s conservative coalition ... Analysts flagged some proposals of the centre-right manifesto which might put Italy on a collision course with Brussels, including renegotiating the EU Recovery Fund (NGEU), lowering the retirement age, and offering a tax amnesty ... Advertisement ... Sign Up.

UN, AU prepare for 2022 Africa Amnesty Month

Sierra Leone Telegraph 25 Sep 2022
In 2017, the African Union (AU) proclaimed September of each year as “Africa Amnesty Month for the surrender and collection of illicit small arms and light weapons” (SALW), and to encourage widespread support for efforts to stop the smuggling of SALW as well as advance the AU’s “Silence the Guns in Africa” by 2030 initiative.

US Soccer 'is criticized for deafening SILENCE on workers' rights at the Qatar World Cup... ...

The Daily Mail 22 Sep 2022
Amnesty International has called upon FIFA to establish a compensation fund of at least $397m (£350m) for workers who have suffered 'human rights abuses' - this sum is equivalent to the prize money pot for the World Cup.

World Cup 2022: England captain Harry Kane to wear anti-discrimination armband

Joy Online 21 Sep 2022
However, Amnesty International says that since 2010, hundreds of ... Amnesty International has called on Fifa to set up a compensation fund of at least $440m (�350m) for migrant workers who have suffered “human rights abuses” during preparations for the Qatar World Cup.

England’s Harry Kane to wear anti-discrimination armband at World Cup in Qatar, which bans same-sex couples

Irish Independent 21 Sep 2022
... a compensation fund and help establish a migrant workers centre.The amount is equivalent to the prize money on offer to teams at the World Cup.The FA said a group of migrant workers had been invited to England’s World Cup training base at Al Wakrah to meet the players.

FA given assurances over LGBTQ fans at World Cup

RTE 21 Sep 2022
"Again, we are pushing FIFA for an update on the compensation fund which has been consistently ... Human rights organisations including Amnesty International have called on FIFA to set aside £388m (€444.4) to support a compensation fund and help establish a migrant workers centre.

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