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7 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Amnesty denounces 'forced' labour in Qatar

Amnesty International accused authorities in gas-rich Qatar on Wednesday of failing to protect domestic workers, citing cases of abuse, sexual violence and "forced labour".

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7 hrs ago | Amnesty International

Foreign domestic workers in Qatar: Shocking cases of deception, forced labour, violence

Migrant domestic workers are victims of a discriminatory system that denies them basic protections and leaves them open to exploitation and abuse including forced labour and human trafficking The Qatari authorities are failing to protect migrant domestic workers who face severe exploitation, including forced labour and physical and sexual violence, ... (more)

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20 hrs ago | Amnesty International

Life in limbo for Dominicans of Haitian descent

Franklin Jaque JosA© was born in the Dominican Republic of Haitian migrants in 1984.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Al Bawaba

Amnesty concerned about Israel's use of force against Palestinians

Amnesty International has expressed serious concern about Israel's illegal use of lethal and excessive force against Palestinians and others.

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Times-Herald

Marion Tolley to receive Moose Jaw Honours Award

On Dec. 10, 2011, at Java Express, Moose Jaw's Marion Tolley looks over some Amnesty International letters local members of the organization wrote.

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AllAfrica.com

Africa: Somalis Trapped in 'Catch-22' Amid Crackdown On Refugees

Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government's counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said as thousands of Somalis continued to be rounded up by security forces in Nairobi.

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Croydon Guardian

Teenagers photos capture homelessness and child abuse for Amnesty International contest

Creatively capturing human rights issues on film has led to two Croydon teenagers being shortlisted for a national photography contest.

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Charter97

Amnesty International supports Statkevich

'Nothing new. He is held in solitary confinement. He says he has letters from Amnesty International from Germany, France and the Netherlands.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Jurist

Proposed Brazil anti-terrorism law sparks human rights concerns

Brazilian lawmakers argue the legislation is required to fill a missing piece [ UK Guardian report] in the Brazilian legal system as the country's international exposure grows.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

CNN

Report: Executions rise in 2013

Convicted murderer Adan Sheikh Abdi is tied to a post before being executed by firing squad in August, 2013 in Somalia.

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Amnesty International

Lessons from beyond the mass grave

It was a haunting discovery: A terrified 11-year-old girl cowering in the corner of a ransacked house three days after her village had been attacked in a horrific act of ethnic cleansing.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent

Saudi Arabia must immediately release prominent human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha'ir prison without an explanation, said Amnesty International.

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Amnesty International USA

Israel: Lift 'ludicrous' restrictions on whistleblower Vanunu decade after release

Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel's nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty International.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Fears mount for safety of human rights defender in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- On 2 April, Pierre Esprance, a prominent Haitian human rights defender, received a letter containing a bullet and death threats related to his work.

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Fox News

Amnesty International says leading Haitian human rights activist threatened over his work

The watchdog group said Tuesday that Pierre Esperance received a threatening letter at his organization's office earlier this month, along with a bullet.

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FOX16

Celebrities mask themselves for Russian protest video

Model Kate Moss poses for photographs at the Mango Store Oxford Street on January 24, 2012 in London, England.

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The Indian Express

Amnesty welcomes SC verdict on transgender

SC also extended its interim order putting on hold the execution of death sentence of convicts Mukesh and Pawan who approached the apex court against the Delhi High Court's order.

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Babalu Blog

Cuba: After brutal beating, Amnesty Int'l designated Prisoner...

Cuban prisoner of conscience Ivan Fernandez Depestre on April 9 started a hunger strike after he was beaten by prison officials and thrown in a punishment cell, according to Cuban activist Jorge Luis Perez Garcia "Antunez."

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Burnley Citizen

Amnesty International blasts police taser use

He said: "Tasers should not be used in custody cells as the subject is already under effective control and in custody.

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Vinyl Pulse

COARSE x Amnesty International Freedom Candles

Amnesty International has asked the help of COARSE Toys to help design something to bring the world of art and activism together.

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