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  1. Man gets 25 years for lese mejesteRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Iol.co.za

    ... Zarifi, regional director for legal rights group the International Commission of Jurists, told AFP. Amnesty International condemned the conviction as "preposterous" and called for an end to lese majeste prosecutions, which have surged since royalist ...

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  2. .com | AI: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | News24

    Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1 000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty. The London-based human rights group expressed alarm at the 28% jump in death sentences: 2 466 people in 55 countries were condemned to death in 2014.

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  3. Thailand to ditch martial law - for 'unlimited' powers for military leaderRead the original story

    1 hr ago | GantDaily.com

    ... and Order (NCPO) has curbed civil liberties, muzzled the media and rounded up opponents. Rights group Amnesty International says that since May, hundreds of people have been arbitrarily held and dozens brought before military courts for engaging in ...

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  4. Amnesty against death sentences, Egypt, NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Peninsula

    London---Egypt and Nigeria accounted for an "alarming rise" in the number of death sentences handed out around the world in 2014, often on the back of security concerns, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The London-based rights watchdog also criticised Pakistan for lifting a moratorium on the execution of civilians in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre by Taliban militants in December.

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  5. Amnesty death sentence report: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and US carry out most executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The number of death sentences handed out across the world rose by more than a quarter last year compared to the previous year, a report by Amnesty International has found.

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  6. Marikana massacre report handed to ZumaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

    ... from his office said, confirming that the document had been received. But Deprose Muchena, of Amnesty International, said Zuma "must make public the full report as a priority ...The surviving victims of the tragic events of Marikana and the families ...

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  7. Crimean Tatar TV Channel, Affiliates Stop OperatingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    ... Meydan and Lider, the children's television channel Lale and a news website, 15 Minutes. On March 31, Amnesty International called the Crimean Tatar media outlets' de-facto closure "a blatant attack on freedom of expression, dressed-up as an ...

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  8. The ultimate punishment: A beginner's guide to the death penaltyRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... South Korea and Thailand. In the Middle East and North Africa, the number of executions recorded by Amnesty International has decreased by approximately 23% compared to 2013. In 2014, we have found that many of the countries that still carry out ...

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  9. Narrow escape from Nigeria's gallows: "I still wonder if it is a dream"Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... surprised to hear my voice and wondered why I had not been executed. He told me he was going to call Amnesty International and draw the world's attention to my case," ThankGod said. Avocats Sans FrontiA res France in Nigeria later filed a case at ...

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  10. Governments increasingly resorting to death penalty to combat crime and terrorismRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    Sharp spike in death sentences largely due to Egypt and Nigeria - at least 2,466 imposed globally, up 28% on 2013 607 executions recorded, down almost 22% on 2013 An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide . The number of death sentences recorded in 2014 jumped by almost 500 compared to 2013, mainly because of sharp spikes in Egypt and Nigeria, including mass sentencing in both countries in the context of internal conflict and political instability.

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  11. Muhammadu Buhari vs. Fela Kuti: Nigeriaa s new president-elect once jailed a music iconRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... behind Kuti's arrest, and the singer was quickly sentenced to five years amid allegations reported by Amnesty International that witnesses were prevented from testifying on his behalf. There were even reports that the judge who sentenced Kuti later ...

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  12. See the Places of Power at the Center of Canada's Controversial Anti-Terror LawRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Time

    Following last year's attacks at Ottawa's National War Memorial, Canada's conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper introduced a sweeping anti-terrorism act that would extend the powers of the country's surveillance and policing bodies. Civil liberties organizations, from Amnesty International to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, have opposed the draft legislation, calling for it to be withdrawn .

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  13. Rights groups slam 25-year lese majeste sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    ... Zarifi, regional director for legal rights group the International Commission of Jurists, told AFP. Amnesty International condemned the conviction as "preposterous" and called for an end to lese majeste prosecutions, which have surged since last ...

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  14. Egypt, Nigeria led world in reported death sentences last year: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    ... well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty. The London-based human rights group expressed alarm at the 28 per cent ...

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  15. Amnesty condemns 'alarming rise' in death sentencesRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Human rights group Amnesty International has said there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences around the world in 2014. In its annual review of death penalty use across the planet, it said some countries were using it in response to "real or perceived" security threats.

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  16. Global Agenda, 9:00 AMReport: More Countries Using Death Penalty Due to TerrorRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    A new report by rights group Amnesty International documents how some governments have stepped up the use of executions as part of their counterterrorism efforts. The number of death sentences recorded in 2014 jumped by almost 500 compared to 2013, mainly because of sharp spikes in Egypt and Nigeria, the group said.

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  17. Amnesty International Concerned About 'Alarming Rise In Death Sentences'Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    Amnesty International says the number of death sentences issued worldwide increased sharply during 2014 as governments used capital punishment in a "flawed attempt" to fight crime, combat terrorism, and quash internal instability. In a report released on April 1, the London-based rights group said at least 2,466 death sentences were recorded during 2014 in a total of 55 countries.

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  18. Kenya: Govt Imposes Death Sentences but Not Carrying Out Executions - ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... He said that the Mercy Advisory Committee should form a board to have consultations with the public. Amnesty International said overall Sub-Saharan Africa saw particular progress on capital punishment in 2014. The report says 46 executions were ...

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  19. Amnesty: Alarming surge in death sentences globallyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    Human rights group, Amnesty International, has warned of an "alarming" rise in death sentences around the globe in 2014, with Egypt and Nigeria accounting for much of the increase. The group, which launched its report on capital punishment on Wednesday, also criticised Pakistan for lifting its moratorium on the executions in the wake of the Peshawar school killings by Pakistani Taliban fighters in December.

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  20. Overnight News Digest: "Reach Out and Touch" EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... among the top five nations in the world-in executions. Sigh. That's according to a new report from Amnesty International, which also notes that more and more nations have been opting not to kill their convicts. Amnesty also reports a drop in the ...

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