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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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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Northern Territory News

A beheading every day this month

A PERSON has been put to death in Saudi Arabia almost every day this month with the country expected to have added to that figure with the execution of its 23rd inmate yesterday.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

OpEdNews

Rights Groups React to the Murder of Journalist James Foley

James Foley was a much stronger journalist than I could ever hope to be. Foley went missing in Syria in 2012, and it appears that he remained stoic right through the last words he spoke on video just before his brutal beheading by an Islamic State terrorist thug.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

South China Morning Post

Helen Bamber, human rights advocate and Amnesty co-founder, dies

British human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, an early member of Amnesty International, has died at the age of 89, the charity she founded said.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Orval Chapman believes all should volunteer if able

A frequently-read copy of The Poverty and Justice Bible sits on a living room table at Orval Chapman's home.

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Amnesty International

Gaza: Hamas must end summary executions as - informers' face firing squad

This flurry of executions by Hamas is made even more shocking by the fact that the victims were sentenced to death after trials which, if they happened at all, were summary and grossly unfair.

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Amnesty International USA

Saudi Arabia: Scheduled beheading reflects authorities' callous disregard to human rights

The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today.

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The Washington Post

Amnesty: Mali holding children detainees as adults

An international human rights group says children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's ongoing unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults.

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The Straits Times

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty said on Friday highlighted the country's descent into lawlessness.

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Amnesty International USA

China: Death row inmate freed after six years of trials and appeals

The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years' of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Detroit News

Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson has a global audience

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container in one of several violent clashes with authorities since the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Amnesty International

'Numbered Streets': The Hungarian neighbourhood where everybody could be left homeless

Tibor is one of the resident of the "Numbered Streets" neighbourhood in the city of Miskolc.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Mali: Children still paying a high price in ongoing conflict

Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published today.

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Who Hijacked Our Country

Third World Tinpot Dictators Scold United States over Human Rights Violations

What??? How can they say this about The Greatest Country In The World - the Beacon of Freedom?!? In the ongoing civil war between the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri and the occupying army - China, Russia, Egypt and Iran are all taking potshots at the United States of America.

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MTV

Think Tank Blames Intern For Tweet Telling Amnesty International To 'Suck It'

Interns are often stereotyped as overeager, coffee-wielding victims of mundane tasks and lousy pay.

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JD Supra

Amnesty International Continues to Push for En Banc Rehearing in Conflict Minerals Case

Amnesty International has filed a supplemental brief which continues to advocate for a rehearing en banc in the conflict minerals case .

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