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  1. Yemen crisis: Houthi rebels kill Sanaa's governor, claim relativesRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Times of Oman

    ... Similar strikes on Fajj Attan last month set off a chain of explosions that killed 38 civilians. Amnesty International warned on Thursday that "scores of casualties in Sanaa have been caused by anti-aircraft munitions shot by the Houthi armed group ...

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  2. Iran's Joke Justice Cartoonist faces prison for her depiction of parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Fox News

    ... "insulting members of parliament through paintings" for drawing the officials as animals, according to Amnesty International. It is not clear what kind of maximum sentence she could face. "She's truly an angel," a relative of Farghadani told ...

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  3. IS bombs second Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 3Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Peninsula

    ... brought in any extra security measures around Shiite mosques despite the attacks. Rights group Amnesty International said in a statement on Friday the Saudi authorities must take "immediate steps" to protect Shiites "from sectarian violence and put ...

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  4. Nigeria: Pardoned torture victim 'overwhelmed' by campaign to spare his lifeRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    A Nigerian torture victim wrongfully sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was 16 years old has been pardoned following intensive campaigning from Amnesty International supporters across the world. Moses Akatugba, who was on death row following his conviction for stealing three mobile phones 10 years ago and was repeatedly tortured into signing a confession, said he felt "overwhelmed" after the outgoing Governor of Nigeria's Delta State announced last night he had granted him a full pardon.

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    6 hrs ago | This is Bath

    ... film about the bid directed by Ben O'Connor, a filmmaker who has worked with charities Crisis and Amnesty International, and produced by Ken Loach. BBCB chair Jon Bickley said: "This is an historic opportunity to revitalise Bath City FC and create a ...

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  6. Saudi Arabia: 90 executions this year beat 2014's disgraceful recordRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    Saudi Arabia today has carried out its 90th execution so far this year, equalling the number of people executed in the Kingdom during the whole of 2014, said Amnesty International. The death toll is one of the highest recorded by the organization during the same period for more than three decades and marks an unprecedented spike in executions for a country already ranked among the most prolific executioners in the world.

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  7. Russia: Making troop deaths a secret - attacks freedom of expression'Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    A decree signed today by President Vladimir Putin making deaths of Russian forces "in peacetime" a state secret is yet another attack on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said. The new decree, which bans all information about losses of Russian troops "during special operations" in peacetime, comes amid longstanding accusations that President Putin has sent military assistance to separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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  8. Magherafelt DUP councillor deflects criticism over homophobic remarkRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Midulster Today

    ... moves to have marriage equality for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community, quoting Amnesty International by saying, "the North is the last bastion of discrimination against gay people on these islands." She added: "I would ask that ...

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    7 hrs ago | This Is Somerset

    ... But many criticised the decision saying Russia's poor record on human rights - branded "appalling" by Amnesty International - political corruption and poor labour rights made it unfit to be host. It has also emerged Russia plans to use prison labour ...

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  10. .com | Al Jazeera journo Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentiaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | News24

    ... to appear by video link but has not had a response from the court or Egyptian government. This month, Amnesty International said Egyptian authorities were using the courts to stifle journalism, highlighting how several reporters had been detained ...

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  11. Amnesty International Ukraine War Crimes Report Fails the TestRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Counterpunch

    Amnesty International has issued a 33-page report on the treatment of captured combatants and of civilians caught in the crossfire of the civil war that the governing regime in Kyiv launched in eastern Ukraine in April 2014. Titled, ' Breaking Bodies: Torture and Summary Killings in Eastern Ukraine ', the report presents grave allegations against the Ukrainian government and against the defense forces of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics.

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  12. Saudi Arabia carries out 90th execution of the yearRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

    Amnesty International has condemned Saudi Arabia's "alarming surge" in executions as the country carried out its 90th execution of the year, equalling the number of people executed in the Kingdom during the whole of 2014. The execution - carried out in Riyadh on 28 May - was of a Pakistani man called Ihsanallah Bout Mohamed Amin who was convicted on drug-related charges.

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  13. Amnesty wants Ottawa to reveal details of $15-billion Saudi arms dealRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

    Saudi forces in a graduation ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday. Amnesty International is pressing the Conservative government for information on an arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

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  14. Putin forbids disclosure of Russian military death in peacetimeRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

    ... are fighting and dying in eastern Ukraine and that the Russian government is denying it," he said. Amnesty International has criticized the new decree as an infringement on press freedom and an apparent attempt to hide involvement in the conflict in ...

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  15. Al Jazeera reporter Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentiaRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... to appear by video link but has not had a response from the court or Egyptian government. This month, Amnesty International said Egyptian authorities were using the courts to stifle journalism, highlighting how several reporters had been detained ...

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  16. Putin declares peacetime Russian military deaths are state secretsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Seattle Times

    ... and that is that Russian active-duty military personnel are fighting and dying in eastern Ukraine." Amnesty International denounced the new decree as an infringement on media freedom and an apparent attempt to hide illegal involvement in a sovereign ...

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  17. Britain 'colluded with serial killers' during Troubles: BBCRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Independent.ie

    Former Police Ombudsman Baroness Nuala O'Loan told the programme that some paramilitary informants recruited by the security forces during the Troubles were "serial killers" 'Truly disturbing' allegations that UK security forces colluded with paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland on a vast scale leading directly to the deaths of hundreds of people must be fully investigated, Amnesty International has said. Former Police Ombudsman Baroness Nuala O'Loan told the programme that some paramilitary informants recruited by the security forces during the Troubles were "serial killers".

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  18. Russia: Making troop deaths a secret 'attacks freedom of expression'Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | Indybay.org

    A decree signed today by President Vladimir Putin making deaths of Russian forces "in peacetime" a state secret is yet another attack on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said. The new decree, which bans all information about losses of Russian troops "during special operations" in peacetime, comes amid longstanding accusations that President Putin has sent military assistance to separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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  19. outFarpress presents: The Shortwave Report 05/29/15 Listen Globally!, Segment 1Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | A-Infos Radio Project

    ... of the populace casting ballots- human rights organizations consider the country extremely repressive. Amnesty International has criticized the German government for lack of a strategy to deal with growing racism. One of the rebel leaders in Ukraine ...

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  20. Paraguayan protest against raping 10-year-old girl, banning abortionRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Dear Kitty

    Amnesty International is calling on Paraguay's government to allow a 10-year-old girl to get an abortion for the sake of her health. Report by Sarah Kerr.

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