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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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Yesterday | 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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Yesterday | 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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Yesterday | 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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Counterpunch

Amnesty International and the War in Ukraine

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)

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Amnesty International USA

UK government accused of 'scraping legal barrel' in Belhaj rendition case

Ahead of a legal intervention by Amnesty International and others in the rendition case of the Libyan national Abdul-Hakim Belhaj, Amnesty International is warning that the UK government is "scraping the legal barrel" with its arguments in the case.

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Central African Republic: Brazzaville talks should not lead to amnesties for war crimes

Amnesty International called on delegates to the Central African Republic National Reconciliation talks due to take place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo on 21-23 July, to ensure that their discussions do not lead to impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violations.

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Ekklesia Daily News

Gaza attacks show a flagrant disregard for civilian life, says Amnesty

Israel's ground assault on the Gaza Strip, which began on 17 July after 10 days of attacks by Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups, accentuates the need for urgent international action to protect civilians in Gaza and Israel from further war crimes by both sides, says Amnesty International.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Bajan Reporter

Amnesty International and trinidad+tobago film festival establish new human rights prize

In an effort to support the promotion of human rights in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Amnesty International and the trinidad+tobago film festival have established a human rights film prize.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Kansas City InfoZine

Protesters Demand More Legal Rights for Unaccompanied Children

The protest was held on a sidewalk in front of the White House and was organized by human rights group Amnesty International.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Activism, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Amnesty International USA

Urge the U.S. Government to stop arming Israel

This summer, civilians have borne the brunt of the violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Russia Taday

'Lightning strike on privacy': UK wraps up 'farcical' hearing on mass surveillance

Graffiti art is seen on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England A week long hearing exploring the extent of illegal UK government surveillance operations has ended with Amnesty International lambasting the government for making it descend ... (more)

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Mirror.co.uk

Malaysia Airlines plane crash: Dutch victim Tessa van der Sande named by Amnesty International

The downing of Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Thursday claimed the lives of 189 Dutch nationals out of a total of 298 people killed Onze lieve collega Tessa van der Sande was aan boord van #MH17 .

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Amnesty International USA

Nigeria: World Bank panel turns its back on forcibly evicted community

The decision by a World Bank inspection panel to refuse to investigate a complaint about forced evictions linked to a World Bank project in Lagos shows a complete disregard for its responsibilities, Amnesty International said today.

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Amnesty International USA

Ukraine: Tragic loss of life must be impartially investigated

The death of nearly 300 people on board a Malaysian Airlines civilian passenger jet, which came down yesterday in an area of intense conflict in eastern Ukraine, must be immediately, impartially and effectively investigated, said Amnesty International.

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Ekklesia Daily News

Colorado federal supermax prison in breach of international law, says Amnesty

The US government's practice of holding prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement in the country's only federal super-maximum security prison amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is in violation of international law, Amnesty International says in a new report today published on 16 July.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Amnesty International

UN: South Sudan arms embargo crucial after massive Chinese weapons transfer

Amnesty International has received reports of Chinese small arms and ammunition proliferation amongst both sides in South Sudan's conflict.

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Ilkley Gazette

Wharfedale Amnesty International launch Stop Torture campaign and a report on China

On Thursday 10th July at Christchurch on the Grove, the Wharfedale Group of Amnesty International held a well-attended open meeting supported by the Bradford and Silsden groups to launch the Against Torture Campaign.

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