Global human rights in a dire state in 2015: Amnesty report

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Ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar gather on a boat as they are being rescued by Thai Navy officers before they head to Malaysia, at the Andaman coast, Phuket island, southern Thailand.

Global human rights in a dire state in 2015: Amnesty report


Short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to an "unprecedented assault on human rights", Amnesty International said on Wednesday as it launched its annual report.
One of the most shocking examples of countries turning their backs on asylum seekers took place when human traffickers left thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh adrift on the open seas without food and water.

Hundreds are thought to have died from thirst and hunger as countries in the r...


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