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55 min ago | Amnesty International USA

USA: One year after her conviction Chelsea Manning must be released

Exactly one year after Chelsea Manning was convicted of leaking classified government material, Amnesty International is renewing its call on the US authorities to grant her clemency, release her immediately, and to urgently investigate the potential human rights violations exposed by the leaks.

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14 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

EU must close all loopholes in the torture trade

The European Union must urgently strengthen its laws to enable member states to immediately ban the trade in new devices and technologies that have no practical use other than to torture, ill-treat or execute individuals, said Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation, as experts meet in Brussels today to strengthen current ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

Burundi's ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year's election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.

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NetSquared

[Net2 London] Human rights and technology: Apps that keep people safe

NetSquared London has recent been reactivated and was pleased to welcome Tanya O'Carroll, Technology and Human Rights Officer for Amnesty International and Rory Byrne, CEO and Founder of Security First.

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Arab Times

Amnesty slams revocation of five citizens nationality

Amnesty Inter-national deplores the revocation this week by the Kuwaiti authorities of the nationality of five naturalized Kuwaitis and urges the government to reverse the decision, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.

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AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: 'Grossly Unfair Trial' - Editor, Lawyer Sentenced

The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, said Amnesty International.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

OpEdNews

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola 3 Book Illustrates US Prison...

The book's co-authors David Cenou and Bruno Cenou present with visual art what Amnesty France describes as "la tragique histoire des Trois d'Angola" .

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Swaziland: Deplorable sentences against journalist and lawyer stifle free speech

The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, said Amnesty International.

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Amnesty International USA

Israel/Gaza conflict: Questions and Answers

What does Amnesty International think of the resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council on 23 July? What should happen next? Amnesty International welcomes resolution S-21/1 to establish a commission of inquiry and notes that the wording allows the commission to investigate violations of international law by all parties to the current ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Amnesty International

Ireland must amend abortion laws after sharp UN criticism

Today's observations by the UN Human Rights Committee send a crystal clear signal to Ireland that its abortion legislation is completely out of kilter with international human rights law.

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Amnesty International USA

USA: Another 'botched' execution, abolition the only solution

The prolonged execution of a prisoner in Arizona yesterday represents another wake-up call for authorities in the USA to abolish the death penalty, said Amnesty International.

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Amnesty International

Landmark rulings expose Poland's role in CIA secret detention and torture

Today's historic rulings finally unlock the truth about a dark period of Poland's recent history and mark a milestone against impunity.

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Amnesty International USA

Landmark rulings expose Poland's role in CIA secret detention and torture

Poland is the first European Union member state to be found complicit in the USA's rendition, secret detention, and torture of alleged terrorism suspects, Amnesty International said as it applauded two landmark human rights judgments handed down today.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Groong

Amnesty International starts campaign in support of Azerbaijani HR defender Leyla Yunus

The call and the sample of the letter are posted on the website of the organization.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

We make money not art

Ben White on Israeli Apartheid

A few months ago, Ben White gave a wonderfully eloquent lecture at Amnesty International in London.

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Amnesty International USA

Indonesia: New President Widodo must make good on human rights pledges

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo must deliver on campaign promises to improve Indonesia's dire human rights situation, Amnesty International said.

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Amnesty International USA

Communities in Sierra Leone turn their backs on female genital mutilation

While activists gather in London today to discuss strategies to tackle female genital mutilation, communities across Sierra Leone have been taking an innovative approach towards ending the brutal practice.

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Amnesty International

The Gambia: Activists mark 20 years of iron-fisted repression

Today marks 20 years of the rule of fear in The Gambia, where the list of victims of human rights violations grows ever longer The Gambian government must abolish the laws and iron fisted practices that have resulted in two decades of widespread human rights violations, Amnesty International said as it joined forces with other human rights groups ... (more)

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Massive leap backwards as Singapore resumes executions

Singapore has taken a reprehensible U-turn by executing the first two prisoners since 2011, Amnesty International and the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network said today.

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Amnesty International USA

Russia increases stranglehold on dissent as five more NGOs named 'foreign agents'

The Russian Ministry of Justice today registered four more Russian human rights organizations and one environmental group as "foreign agents", a further sign of the authorities' growing stranglehold on freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.

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