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21 min ago | Armenian Liberty

Western Watchdogs Alarmed By Another Azeri Arrest

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International demanded on Thursday the immediate release of another Azerbaijani civil society member arrested on charges of spying for Armenia.

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3 hrs ago | India Gazette

Dont treat children as adults Amnesty

The Indian government must reject proposed amendments to juvenile justice laws that will allow children to be treated as adults in serious crimes, Amnesty International said Thursday.

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7 hrs ago | Amnesty International

Time for President Aquino to tackle the Philippines' dirty, open secret

The address focused on the government's achievements on good governance and the promise of a "righteous path", or daang matuwid, which will not tolerate any abuse of power.

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11 hrs ago | Groong

Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested

Amnesty International July 30 2014 Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested The persecution of human rights activists continues unabated in Azerbaijan, in spite of the obligations the country committed to as a member of Council of Europe and currently a chair of its decision making body, the Committee of Ministers, ... (more)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Kent Online

Amnesty International criticises Kent Police after figures reveal children stunned with Tasers

Children as young as 13 have been threatened with Tasers by police in Kent, with dozens of people left in hospital after being stunned by the weapons.

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Amnesty International USA

International Court exposes Guatemalan State role in horrific death of teenage girl

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights' ruling that Guatemalan authorities failed to investigate the tragic murder of a teenage girl sends a strong message to governments around the world that failure to address violence against women will not be tolerated, said Amnesty International ahead of a press conference on the ruling in Guatemala City ... (more)

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Amnesty International USA

Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated

An attack overnight on the Jabaliya elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, said Amnesty International today.

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Los Angeles Times

Senate advances border funds as Congress prepares to leave town

Demonstrators with the groups Amnesty International and We Belong Together protest in Washington in favor of keeping unaccompanied children who entered the U.S. illegally in the country.

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Related Topix: US News, Activism, Charitable Organizations, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

Burmanet

Amnesty International: Will the President of Myanmar Keep His Promise? - Leila Chacko

The veneer of progress is wearing thin in Myanmar. A year ago, the President of Myanmar, Thein Sein, promised to release all prisoners of conscience.

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Iran Liberty

Five years after massacre at Camp Ashraf on July 28-29, 2009

On July 28-29, 2009, Iraqi forces stormed Camp Ashraf and murdered eleven defenseless residents while U.S. forces were still present at the camp and only observed the events as they unraveled.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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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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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