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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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Mon Apr 14, 2014

India Talkies

71 killed in Nigeria blast - Indiatalkies.com

London, April 14: At least 71 people were killed and 124 injured Monday in two blasts in a crowded bus station in Nigeria, an official said.

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Amnesty International USA

Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce

The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link, said Amnesty International.

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Reuters

Vietnam frees two more political activists

Vietnam has freed two more political dissidents, making it three activists released in the space of a week, as pressure increases on the communist government to stop jailing its critics.

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AllAfrica.com

Egypt: Amnesty International Urges Egypt President to Annul Anti-Terrorism Laws

Amnesty International has criticized anti-terrorism laws that Egypt has decided to impose on anyone who belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood or promotes or funds the group.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Amnesty International

Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes - gaping holes' in human rights record

Freedom of expression, association and assembly under threat with restrictions on protests, private TV station taken off air and NGOs in legal limbo Algerian authorities' strategy has been to nip in the bud any attempt to challenge them or their record.

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Related Topix: World News, Algeria, Africa, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Journalism

Al Bawaba

Amnesty International calls on Egypt to 'fundamentally revise' its counter-terrorism law

Amnesty International issued a statement on Friday denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government , saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

BBC News

Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Gunmen have killed 135 civilians in north east Nigeria since Wednesday, a senior official from the region has told the BBC.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Western Sahara: UN Peacekeeping Force in Western Sahara Must Monitor Human Rights

The UN Security Council must expand the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara to include sustained human rights monitoring, said Amnesty International, amid clampdowns on peaceful protests and reports of activists tortured in custody during the past year.

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