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  1. North Africa: Amnesty International - 'We Need a Fully Fledged...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    ... on the high seas - at the very least an equivalent to Mare Nostrum in assets, scope and area. Amnesty International's report released yesterday (22.04.2015) documents a very important point. At the time of those negotiations some states were ...

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  2. Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynastyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    ... and tear gas to disperse thousands demonstrating in favor of the reforms last November, according to Amnesty International . The leading opposition candidate, Jean-Pierre Fabre , has said he would foster reconciliation by reforming the military and ...

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  3. The failure of constitutional torture prohibitionsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... CIRI Human Rights Data Project . The CIRI data uses annual reports written by the State Department and Amnesty International to code countries as either frequently engaging in torture (coded as "0"), occasionally engaging in torture (coded as "1"), ...

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  4. High Civilian Toll in Yemen Conflict; At Least 550 Dead: UNRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Outlook

    With combatants fighting in neighbourhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the UN has said. Amnesty International said in a new report that some of the airstrikes it examined in the capital of Sanaa and four other cities raise "concerns about compliance with international law," saying they appeared to have failed to take precautions to avoid civilian casualties.

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  5. UN: At least 550 already dead in Yemen conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the UN said Friday. Amnesty International said in a new report that some of the airstrikes it examined in the capital of Sanaa and four other cities raise "concerns about compliance with international law," saying they appeared to have failed to take precautions to avoid civilian casualties.

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  6. EU doubles emergency aid to nations dealing with influx of migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Day

    ... for Triton will be agreed with Italian authorities and that this "will be ready in the coming days." Amnesty International said any failure to extend Triton's area of operations would undermine the fresh EU pledges of ships, aircraft and other ...

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  7. Triton to be boosted for migrant crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | ANSA.it

    ... the matter had not been settled and will likely return to the table at an upcoming summit in June. Amnesty International called the summit's outcome "a face-saving operation, not a life-saving one". "Real solutions could have been agreed upon" to ...

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  8. 5 don't-miss Vancouver events this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | CBC News

    ... Drive, there's a Parade hosted by Youth for Climate Justice Now, along with an NGO fair including Amnesty International and Oxfam. Kids can help plant trees at the Earth Day celebration at Everett Crowley Park on Saturday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian ...

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  9. Guantanamo detainee set to be released in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Jurist

    ... by them. In December 2012, Aamer also filed a defamation suit [JURIST report] against both agencies. Amnesty International [advocacy website] has denounced [JURIST report] Aamer's continued detention, calling it a "mockery of justice" in a February ...

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  10. Yemen: Relentless airstrikes that have left hundreds of civilians dead must be investigatedRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

    The killing of hundreds of civilians, including scores of children, and the injury of thousands during the relentless Saudi Arabian-led campaign of airstrikes across Yemen must be urgently investigated, said Amnesty International, one month after the strikes began. "The month-long campaign of air strikes carried out by Saudi Arabia and its allies has transformed many parts of Yemen into a dangerous place for civilians," said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Programme.

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  11. European Union doubles aid to countries taking in influx of migrants coming across the MediterraneanRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | National Post

    ... for Triton will be agreed with Italian authorities and that this "will be ready in the coming days." Amnesty International said any failure to extend Triton's area of operations would undermine the fresh EU pledges of ships, aircraft and other ...

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  12. AJC to host conference in Brussels on European anti-SemitismRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

    ... April 19 of a resolution against anti-Semitism at the annual general meeting of the Britain branch of Amnesty International. Opponents said they objected to language that singles out of anti-Semitism from other forms of xenophobia. "It did not come ...

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  13. Togo to vote in presidential election amid political unrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newsday

    ... opened fire on demonstrators supporting teacher strikes in March, wounding 30 people and arresting 20, Amnesty International said. One man died after being freed, it said. In November last year, soldiers used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse ...

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  14. Finding RefugeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iceland Review

    ... the plan for not being wide-reaching enough and for not addressing the real roots of the problem. Amnesty International, for example, argued that the Triton operation patrols only within 30 miles of the Italian and Maltese coasts while drownings ...

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  15. Counting the costs of the Mediterranean migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Crofs Blogs

    ... oppressive local governments to the rapid southward spread of the Sahara desert. Whatever the causes, Amnesty International estimates that between 1988 and last September, 21,344 men, women, and children drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to ...

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  16. Your week in picturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newsday

    ... blanketed in ash from the eruption in Chile. Jonathan Raa took this picture at a rally organised by Amnesty International in Brussels, Belgium in protest against migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. , upload them here , tweet them to ...

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  17. China court grants death sentence reprieve to abuse victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AlertNet

    ... for future cases where domestic violence is a mitigating factor," William Nee, China Researcher at Amnesty International, said in an emailed statement. "Yet, the continued persecution of five young activists that campaign to prevent violence against ...

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  18. .com | Togo president tries to extend family rule into 2nd half-centuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    ... the south [such as Fabre] wins the presidential elections, the army will not accept it," he added. Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the army of using live bullets on student protesters at the end of last month and called on it to guarantee ...

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  19. EU eyes a different military role for migrant issueRead the original story

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    ... about 140 miles from where Triton ships are deployed, according to a report released this week by Amnesty International. Migration advocates like Soda have pushed for something resembling Mare Nostrum, the Italian navy-led humanitarian operation ...

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  20. Europe's response: "Face-saving not a life-saving operation"Read the original story

    Yesterday | Amnesty International

    The failure to extend Triton's operational area will fatally undermine today's commitment from several European nations to provide resources, ships and aircraft to search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean, said Amnesty International. "What we witnessed today in Brussels was a face-saving not a life-saving operation.

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