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  1. USA: Texas must halt 'shameful' execution of man with severe mental disabilityRead the original story

    1 hr ago | PressReleasePoint

    The State of Texas should immediately halt its unconstitutional and shameful plans to execute a man with severe mental illness, said Amnesty International with the scheduled execution now less than a week away. Scott Panetti, a 56-year-old man whose mental illness predated and contributed to the 1992 double murder for which he was sent to death row, is scheduled to be executed in Texas soon after 6pm local time on 3 December.

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  2. Iranian woman defies countrys laws dances to Little Mix without hijabRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

    ... of her arrest, she was released on bail in November. This case attracted a lot of global attention and Amnesty International termed it 'appalling'.

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  3. Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... identified because of potential reprisals. The situation in the Bahamas has brought condemnation from Amnesty International and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Daphne Campbell, a Florida state representative of Haitian ...

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  4. USA: Texas must halt 'shameful' execution of man with severe mental disabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

    The State of Texas should immediately halt its unconstitutional and shameful plans to execute a man with severe mental illness, said Amnesty International with the scheduled execution now less than a week away. Scott Panetti, a 56-year-old man whose mental illness predated and contributed to the 1992 double murder for which he was sent to death row, is scheduled to be executed in Texas soon after 6pm local time on 3 December.

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  5. Middle East, 2:07 PMEgyptian Buffer Zone Collapses Gazan EconomyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    ... to create a buffer zone with the world remaining silent on the moves - a silence gently broken by Amnesty International weeks after the demolition explosions started. Rebuilding after Hamas's most recent terror war on Israel has been a thorny issue, ...

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  6. China writer goes on trial for media censorship protest after long delayRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... have detained at least 76 activists nationwide for publicly backing the movement, according to Amnesty International, with President Xi Jinping showing little sign of easing his iron grip over critical voices and the media. Over the past month, ...

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  7. Write cards in Diss today for those unjustly jailed throughout the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Diss Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The Diss branch of Amnesty International is running an awareness stall in Diss from 9am to 1pm today as part of its Write for Rights campaign to support victims of human rights abuses.

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  8. Protestors at the Letpadaung copper mine project blockade trucks in 2013.Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Plans for the development of the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Region pose a serious threat of human rights abuses and environmental risk, Amnesty International said in a statement on Thursday. Ahead of the two-year anniversary of a violent attack on protestors, Amnesty drew also attention to the fact that no one has been brought to account for the incident.

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  9. Hong Kong: Heavy-handed policing will only inflame protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

    With thousands of pro-democracy protesters expected to take to Hong Kong's streets again over the weekend, the city's police chief must urgently stamp out any arbitrary and excessive use of force by police officers, Amnesty International said. The past two days have seen major police operations to disperse protesters from the Mong Kok area of the city marred by incidents of unjustifiable force against protesters, bystanders and media.

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  10. Saudi beheads PakistaniRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Arab Times

    ... te saw the third highest number of executions in the world last year after Iran and Iraq, according to Amnesty International whose figures did not include China. (AFP

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  11. Boatload of 700 refugees arrivesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    ... but overall in good health. It is one of the largest single crossings of its kind in recent years. Amnesty International say more than 2,500 people have drowned or disappeared trying to make the trip this year. We moderate all comments on ...

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  12. Mexico: Drop overblown charges and free 11 held for protest over disappeared studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

    Mexico must drop overblown charges and urgently release 11 demonstrators who have been unfairly held in two remote high-security prisons after protesting at the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, said Amnesty International ahead of a crucial hearing on the case on Saturday. The organization is also calling for an immediate investigation into allegations that the police officers beat and threatened the protesters while in detention.

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  13. Ky. doctor gathers medical aid for Syrian refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | USA Today

    ... a half-finished shopping malls and garbage-strewn junkyards with hand-dug latrines and unsafe water. Amnesty International earlier this year highlighted a severe shortage of medical care, noting that few can afford Lebanon's private, expensive ...

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  14. Gambia criticised after quietly passing tough anti-gay lawRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Sydney Star Observer

    ... adopted from Uganda's now-overturned anti-gay legislation, now carries a sentence of life in prison. Amnesty International has reported that Gambia's Presidential Guards and its National Intelligence Agency (NIA) have arrested at least four men, ...

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  15. Amnesty International launches Write for Rights, the largest human rights campaign of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

    Millions of Amnesty International supporters from around the globe are set to take part in the world's largest annual human rights campaign launching on 3 December. Write for Rights , a two-week-long campaign, is calling on activists to take action on behalf of 10 activists and two communities suffering brutal human rights abuses including arbitrary detention and torture.

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  16. Chinese Writer Goes on Trial for Media Censorship ProtestRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Voice of America

    ... have detained at least 76 activists nationwide for publicly backing the movement, according to Amnesty International, with President Xi Jinping showing little sign of easing his iron grip over critical voices and the media. Over the past month, ...

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  17. Europe and Africa pledge new approach on migration issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

    ... not eased the plight of other migrants. Police regularly detain them on the southern German border. Amnesty International has said some 200 refugees presumed to have died in a major shipwreck last year could have been saved if Italian and Maltese ...

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  18. Amnesty pans Egypt's 'unlawful evictions' on Gaza borderRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Amnesty International condemned Thursday Egypt's demolition of hundreds of homes and called for a halt to its "unlawful evictions" of residents to create a buffer zone with the Gaza Strip. Egypt started work on the zone at the end of October with the aim of stemming jihadists infiltrating Egypt's Sinai peninsula from across the border.

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  19. Middle East, 1:16 AMAmnesty Breaks the Silence on Egypt's Gaza ExpulsionRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The world has been silent thus far in the face of Egypt's expulsion of residents in Gaza's south and the demolition of their homes by dynamite and bulldozers. The silence was broken on Thursday, however, as Amnesty International condemned Egypt's demolition of hundreds of homes and called for a halt to its "unlawful evictions" of residents, according to AFP .

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  20. Mexico: Drop overblown charges and free 11 held for protest over - disappeared students'Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... two remote high-security prisons after protesting at the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, said Amnesty International ahead of a crucial hearing on the case on Saturday. The organization is also calling for an immediate investigation into ...

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