Gill Thompson, Mike Sivier, Maggie Zolobajluk 14 Sep 2015 — The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published guidance to Jobcentre officials who decide whether claimants should have their payments stopped. Continued here:

Amnesty International UK TWO SISTERS TO BE RAPED AS PUNISHMENT An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped. The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be paraded naked with …

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Do you often ask yourself whether supporting a Walk Free campaign is really making a difference in the fight against slavery? The answer is yes, absolutely! When you’re part of a campaign, your voice joins a chorus of thousands, amplifying the efforts of anti-slavery activists like yourself to bring us a step closer to ending …

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Amnesty International UK SUDAN, DON’T FLOG WOMEN FOR ‘INDECENT DRESS’ Ten Christian students, all women aged 17 – 23, have been charged with ‘indecent dress’ after they were arrested outside their church by Sudanese police last month. The women were wearing skirts and trousers. Two of the women have already been found guilty and fined …

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  Farmers will be able to use blacklisted pesticides linked to serious harm in bees, after the UK government temporarily lifted an EU ban. Opponents called the decision “scandalous” and criticised the government’s secrecy, which The Guardian revealed has included gagging its own expert advisers. But prime minister David Cameron defended the move. “We should …

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Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement in Louisiana USA for 43 years and counting. His conviction has been overturned three times, he’s been cleared for unconditional release – yet he’s still there. A campaign of vengeance by Louisiana state officials has kept Albert unjustly in a solitary cell for 43 years. His next hearing …

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Demand an end to child labour in the mining industry • author: Michael Taylor • target: Switzerland’s Metalor, Dubai’s Kaloti, and India’s Kundan Coughing up blood, exposed to toxic amounts of mercury and working in dangerous pits that often collapse – this is the life of child labourers working in artisanal gold mines. Despite mining being …

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  The poor have become poorer and the rich richer thanks to David Cameron and George Osborne’s new austerity policies. The most prosperous half of Britain has got wealthier due to Osborne’s reforms, while the poorest have become even poorer. Statistics, revealed by independent research by the University of Essex found that the richest half …

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Publish the statistics showing how many people have died after their benefits were stopped Ian Duncan Smith is attempting to block the publication of “death statistics” that will reveal how many people have died within six weeks of their benefits being stopped. After a freedom of information request, The Information Commissioner’s Office has said that there …

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