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2 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

Bangladesh: Disturbing increase in disappearances, clampdown on press freedom

Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing .

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5 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

ISIS Accused Of Ethnic Cleansing On A 'Historic Scale'

A new 26-page report from Amnesty International offers fresh evidence ISIS militants have carried out a campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq.

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9 hrs ago | Switched

Amnesty International Accuses Islamic State Militants Of War Crimes

Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.

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9 hrs ago | The Independent

Iraq crisis: Amnesty International uncovers evidence of ethnic cleansing by Isis

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13 hrs ago | ABC News

Call for inquiry into tear-gassing of jailed teens

Human rights group Amnesty International is calling for an independent inquiry into the tear-gassing of six teenagers in Darwin's juvenile detention centre last month.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Weekday Magazine

Amnesty International Says Islamic State Guilty Of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

In a report released on September 2, the rights group Amnesty International said Islamic State militants were guilty of "systematic ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq.

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The New Zealand Herald

Colin Craig: I don't want New Zealand becoming an international busy-body

Colin Craig at a campaign launch last month. He told a debate organised by Amnesty International last night that New Zealand should be a "safe pair of hands" on the world stage.

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Amnesty International USA

Israel must scrap illegal land grab in the West Bank

The Israeli authorities' outrageous plan to expropriate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank is illegal and must be rescinded immediately, said Amnesty International.

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Gilmer Mirror

Consumers Urge Accountability

This Monday , thousands of mothers and supporters will gather in Tyler and at over 115 locations for the third annual Rally to Improve Birth.

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Ekklesia Daily News

Hangings in Japan 'dismal news', says Amnesty International

The execution of two men in Japan on 28 August is "dismal news" and part of a grim pattern of a return to the death penalty in Japan under Prime Minister Abe, says Amnesty International.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Russia Taday

Thousands of Germans rally to end government spying

A woman wearing a mask depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands behind a mock telescope during a "Freiheit Statt Angst" protest calling for the protection of digital data privacy and the reigning in of digital surveillance practices, in Berlin August 30, 2014.

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Amnesty International USA

From bad to worse: Looming deadline compounds Egyptian NGOs' woes

Egypt is tightening its chokehold on civil society, Amnesty International warned, as the country's independent NGOs face the risk of being shut down if they fail to comply with a compulsory requirement to register by 2 September.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Russian NGO branded as "foreign agent" after reporting on Russian military action in Ukraine

Russia's official branding of a civil society organization as a "foreign agent", an expression akin to "spying", for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country's determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.

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Amnesty International USA

Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad: Egypt loses a tireless champion of human rights

The death of Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad robs the Egyptian human rights movement of one of its ablest defenders in its hour of greatest need.

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Amnesty International USA

Japan: Secret execution as authorities ignore calls for reform

The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.

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Humans Rights Watch

Pakistan: Impunity Marks Global Day for Disappeared

On the eve of the annual International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the International Commission of Jurists , Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch urge Pakistan's government to stop the deplorable practice of state agencies abducting hundreds of people throughout the country without providing information about their fate ... (more)

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Indy Media

Public Beheadings - Daily Sport in Saudi Arabia

Public beheadings are taking place twice daily in Saudi Arabia. The Justice Minister Mohammed Al Eissa, has defended tough Sharia punishments such as beheading, cutting off hands, and lashing claiming they; "cannot be changed because they are enshrined in Islamic law.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Otago Daily Times

Pupils raise awareness of torture

Otago Girls' High School pupil Veronique Montalba wears special effects makea oup to protest the torture of members of the youth activist group N!DA in Azerbaijan.

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NCR Iran

Iran: Amnesty International urges action to save Mohammad Ali Taheri

Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action demanding action to save "prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri, who has spent over three years in solitary confinement in Section 2A of Evin Prison in Iran's capital, Tehran."

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism

The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said today after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters.

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