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  1. France, Morocco resume judicial cooperation after rowRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | The Peninsula

    France and Morocco will resume their judicial and legal cooperation, the French justice ministry said on Saturday, ending a row sparked by a French probe into alleged torture Morocco had suspended cooperation agreements in protest at an attempt by French authorities to question the head of Morocco's DGST domestic intelligence service over torture allegations while he was visiting Paris a year ago The DGST has often been accused by Moroccan and international human rights organisations, including Amnesty International, of torturing activists and terrorism suspects The heads of state King Mohammed VI and President Francois Hollande wanted to end this situation and preserve the exceptional partnership between the two countries," Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said in a statement The resumption is important for France, which wants intelligence from Morocco and other North African ... (more)


  2. Church in Italy fights against imposition of gender ideology in schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

    ... of any form of union and of family; the justification of almost every sexual behavior." This year, Amnesty International has presented a "high school teachers' handbook" titled "Schools active against homophobia and transphobia. LGBT rights, human ...


  3. Rallies against conscience clause billRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | UTV

    Gay rights activists have planned rallies on Saturday against the DUP's bid to introduce a 'conscience clause' to existing equality legislation in Northern Ireland. A demonstration at 3pm at Belfast City Hall is organised by The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland's main LGBTI organisation, and will be addressed by representatives from Amnesty International, trade unions and political parties.


  4. Saudi Arabia repostpones flogging of blogger Raif BadawiRead the original story

    4 hrs ago |

    According to the BBC, no reason has been given, but last week Badawi was reported to be physically unfit to face the penalty after receiving the first flogging. Earlier, authorities in Saudi Arabia decided to not flog blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running after doctors advised against this week's 50 lashes on health grounds, human rights group Amnesty International said.


  5. Africans open new front in war on terrorRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Daily Record

    ... now encompasses about 130 towns and villages in a large swath of northeastern Nigeria, according to Amnesty International. The country's 170 million people are split almost equally between a mainly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. ...


  6. Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko HaramRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | KDWN

    ... now encompasses about 130 towns and villages in a large swath of northeastern Nigeria, according to Amnesty International. The country's 170 million people are split almost equally between a mainly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. ...


  7. Concerns raised in France over free speech crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Big News

    ... risks self-censorship in the media and in public debate," Tubiana said. The human rights advocates Amnesty International has recommended "measures that protect everyone's rights" in decrying the speed and heavy-handedness of the crackdown. "Free ...


  8. Ukraine's Aidar battalion fighters besiege military HQ in KievRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    Fighters of the notorious paramilitary battalion Aidar have rallied in Kiev against their disbandment, attempting to storm the Ukraine Defense Ministry's HQ and accusing the regular army of deliberately shelling Aidar's own positions with heavy artillery. Ukraine's most infamous volunteer squad, the Aidar battalion - condemned by Amnesty International for its unmatched brutality in eastern Ukraine - allegedly came under Grad and Smerch rocket fire by the regular military near the town of Schastya in Lugansk region.


  9. Raif Badawi: It could have so easily been you and meRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Nation

    ... demise of King Abdullah;with the exception of a few extremist bloggers, Western publications and maybe Amnesty International. I heard a few US senators did manage to write a letter strongly protesting the flogging. I hope that really happened . ...


  10. Nigeria buys black market weapons to fight Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

    ... military routinely commits atrocities in the northeast of the country. Last August, for example, Amnesty International said it had seen "gruesome footage" of Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of detainees and dumping them in mass graves. But ...


  11. Africa seeks Boko Haram fighting force as Chad captures townRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Age

    ... town of Baga, committing mass killings and forcing thousands of people to flee, according to the AU. Amnesty International, the London-based human-rights group, said hundreds of people died in the attack. "It is recommended that the countries of the ...


  12. Shell oil disaster in Nigeria and Tony BlairRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Dear Kitty

    ... directly but, their lawyers said, the fishermen rejected an offer that was "derisory and insulting." Amnesty International, which also took the fishermen's side, said Shell had relied on data showing only a small oil spill around the town of Bodo, ...


  13. Saudi Arabia blogger flogging postponed againRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week today in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International. Raif Badawi underwent the first of what were supposed to be 20 weekly flogging sessions of 50 lashes each on January 9 in the Red Sea city of Jiddah.


  14. Blogger spared flogging, for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    ... pardon, which the human rights organization called a positive step as long as no strings are attached. Amnesty International said the mother of six was arrested after being questioned about comments she made on Twitter that allegedly mocked ...


  15. UN Gun Ban: 5 Articles You Must Read to Better Understand UN Arms Treaty DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | News Max

    ... at both sides of the debate, interviewing supporters and critics of the bill. Organizations such as Amnesty International tell the news outlet that they see the arms treaty as a protection of human rights, while the Heritage Foundation expresses ...


  16. Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi againRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | GlobalNews

    ... three weeks ago and he was expected to receive 50 more every week for the following 19 weeks. Amnesty International activists protest with a placard reading 'No flogging for blogging' against the flogging punishment of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi on ...


  17. Dominican citizenship deadline approaches amid fearsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    ... are those unfortunate scapegoats in places like the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas." McMullen and Amnesty International researcher Chiara Liguori said while they do not know for certain what Dominican authorities will do after Sunday's deadline ...


  18. Saudi blogger's flogging delayed againRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Click Orlando

    A planned flogging for a Saudi blogger was not carried out Friday -- the third straight week that a scheduled set of 50 lashes was postponed after he endured wounds in an initial set in the conservative kingdom -- his sister told CNN. The reason why Raif Badawi received another reprieve Friday wasn't immediately available, but previous postponements were made because doctors determined he was too badly injured in his first beating January 9 to withstand more, according to Amnesty International and his wife.


  19. Amnesty slams African Union's decision to defer S. Sudan atrocities reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Sudan Tribune

    African Union is under intense pressure from human rights bodies who criticise the regional body for entertaining impunity with its reluctance to make public the report from its Commission of Inquiry on the atrocities committed in the ongoing South Sudan's conflict. A general view of a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council Amnesty International on Friday issued a strong statement condemning a decision taken AU leaders in the Thursday's summit in Addis Ababa when it resolved not to release the report and deferred it indefinitely.


  20. Saudi Authorities Delay Flogging of Blogger for Third WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | News Max

    A leading rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment. Amnesty International spokeswoman Sara Hashash says the London-based rights group confirmed that Friday's planned flogging of 31-year-old Raif Badawi did not take place, but it was unclear why.