Amnesty International

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Apr 1 '16 16:20

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs will seriously investigate a report by Amnesty International which states that Turkey deports hundreds of asylum seekers back to Syria on a daily basis

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Feb 24 '16 13:29

European countries, including the Netherlands, are losing sight of protecting international human rights in the wake of the refugee crisis and the rise of terrorist organization ISIS, according to Amnesty International's annual report

Jan 25 '16 12:25

Amnesty International protested against Europe's "shocking failure" in dealing with the refugee crisis in a boat at the Scheepvaart Museum in Amsterdam on Monday morning, where European Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs were meeting to discuss migration and security.

Oct 28 '15 13:50

King Willem-Alexander made a point of speaking about human rights during a speech to future senior officials and managers in the Chinese industry. He stressed the importance of a constructive dialogue on the issue.

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Sep 10 '15 12:15

Amnesty International placed hundreds of "welcome" doormats on the Plein in The Hague on Thursday morning in a call on the Dutch government to receive refugees with open arms. This was done in preparation for the parliamentary debate on Thursday.

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Sep 3 '15 10:45

A number of the large charities in the Netherlands use a large amount of money raised by donations to rent office space in expensive prime locations

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Apr 16 '15 10:38

On Thursday Amnesty International placed tombstones in the square in The Hague. This was done to both commemorate the hundreds of people that have drowned in the Mediterranean sea this year while trying to cross into Europe and to bring attention to the lack of an European Union rescue operation.

Jan 16 '15 17:25

Dutch inmate Ang Kiem Soei will be executed in Indonesia this Sunday, Indonesian authorities announced this week. The 62-year-old Utrecht was sentenced to death in 2003 for allegedly producing the drug ecstasy in a lab in Indonesia.

Nov 4 '14 09:26

Six of the top ten insurance groups in the Netherlands have made major improvements in terms of sustainable investments in the last half year.

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Oct 23 '14 13:07

Amnesty International has asked the Netherlands to stop the return of Somali refugees.

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Sep 5 '14 10:30

After spending eight years in a jail cell in Iran for suspected terrorist activity, Dutch-Iranian human rights activist Abdullah al-Mansouri is free ad back in The Netherlands. The 69-year-old's son tells the ANP that Iran has released Mansouri.

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Aug 26 '14 14:02

Joran van der Sloot has gone on a hunger strike because of his transfer to another prison in Peru. Guards found a mobile phone in his possession.

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Mar 24 '14 16:13

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has said Chinese security services caught him off guard when they erected a mobile shield that prevented their president Xi Jinping from seeing a demonstration by Amnesty International.

Jan 16 '14 04:33

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a 153-page-report on human rights in the European Union on its website, Wednesday, of which 9 pages (in the English version) are dedicated to the Netherlands.

Nov 25 '13 09:28

Amnesty International Netherlands has decided to cut its work force by nearly one-third because of a difficult financial situation.

Oct 29 '13 00:04

The Dutch police is guilty of discrimination during routine checks, according to Amnesty International.

Oct 25 '13 04:31

Dutch MPs have, during a visit to Turkey, asked the Turkish government to do an independent investigation, if violence was used by the Turkish police against protesters.

This week a group of MPs visited Turkey to see about the progress of the country with the preparations of becoming a member of the EU.

Sep 25 '13 02:35

The Arctic Sunrise crew, among which two Dutch, was transferred to the office of Inquiry in Russia.

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