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  1. Gambia: 62 Nations Tackle Gambia on Human RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    The Gambian authorities must heed a warning from the international community about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International said today. This morning, 62 countries took the floor at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review in Geneva to urge Gambia to promote and protect human rights.

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  2. Libya: Rival Militias Commit War Crimes, Says GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    Lawless militias and armed groups on all sides of the conflict in western Libya are carrying out rampant human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to a new briefing from Amnesty International. Rule of the gun: Abductions, torture and other abuses by militias in western Libya provides evidence that armed groups have possibly summarily killed, tortured or ill-treated detainees in their custody and are targeting civilians based on their origins or perceived political allegiances.

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  3. UK: Notorious rendition-to-torture case allowed to go to trialRead the original story

    26 min ago | PressReleasePoint

    Today's decision of the Court of Appeal in London permitting a lawsuit regarding illegal transfer, torture and other ill-treatment to proceed puts the onus on the UK government to answer allegations for its role in a notorious rendition case, Amnesty International said. Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar, a married couple, demand justice for their abduction in 2004 and their illegal transfer to Libya where they were detained, tortured and ill-treated at the hands of the US and Libyan governments, with the knowledge and cooperation of UK officials.

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  4. Bahrain: Halt deportation of individuals arbitrarily stripped of nationalityRead the original story

    26 min ago | PressReleasePoint

    A decision by a court in Bahrain today to deport 10 people who have been stripped of their Bahraini nationality must be quashed, said Amnesty International. The 10 are among 31 people whose nationality was arbitrarily revoked in November 2012.

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  5. Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes: AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Reuters

    Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country. Libya plunged into anarchy when an armed faction from the western city of Misrata seized Tripoli in August after fighting with militiamen from Zintan who had held the capital's airport since the 2011 revolt that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi.

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  6. UN chief criticizes female genital mutilationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

    ... as in Yemen, Iraq, Malaysia, Indonesia and among certain ethnic groups in South America, according to Amnesty International . The issue is a worldwide concern because it is also practiced by immigrants in diaspora communities such as in the U.K.

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  7. Severing of U.S.-Uzbek Ties Over CounterterrorismRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CFR.org

    ... guilty. The trial was accompanied by two widely publicized reports put out by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International that charged the Uzbek government with covering up the Andijan massacre, forcing confessions from suspects, and silencing ...

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  8. Nizami's death penalty won't bring justice: AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Amnesty International has called for overturning the death penalty of war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami saying that the verdict will not bring justice to the millions of victims of the independence war. The statement came yesterday after former Al-Badr chief Nizami was found guilty in a special tribunal and sentenced to death for crimes committed against humanity during 1971 including causing the killing of 450 people and rape of about 40 women.

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  9. In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foeRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... have mounted violent, Taliban-style raids on clubs serving liquor. Aboudi denied allegations in an Amnesty International report this month titled "Absolute Impunity: Militia Rule in Iraq." It says Shiite militias "are ruthlessly targeting Sunni ...

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  10. Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) in AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CFR.org

    ... But in the Congo, the reintegration process was "chaotic and problematic," according to a recent Amnesty International report . "We risked our lives to hand in our weapons," said a former fighter interviewed for the report. "We are incapable of ...

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  11. Libya militias commit 'mounting war crimes': AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Members of forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar ride in a truck in the Benina area, east of Benghazi Oct 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer TRIPOLI: Pro-government and rebel militias vying for control of western Libya are committing war crimes including torturing detainees and targeting civilians, Amnesty International said Thursday.

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  12. Libya: - Rule of the gun' amid mounting war crimes by rival militiasRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... are carrying out rampant human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to a new briefing from Amnesty International. Rule of the gun: Abductions, torture and other abuses by militias in western Libya provides evidence that armed groups have ...

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  13. Brazil: Killers of community leader must be brought to justiceRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... a wake-up call to the Brazilian government to urgently address increasing violence in the region, said Amnesty International today. Flaviano Pinto Neto, leader of the Charco community in north-east Brazil, was shot dead on 30 October 2010. In April ...

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  14. Petition calls for release of UT student imprisoned in IranRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Texan

    ... was turned into the Iranian Mission at the United Nations in New York City on Tuesday, according to Amnesty International. Physics professor Herbert Berk said the petition, signed by 31 Physics Nobel Laureates, could help get Kokabee released from ...

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  15. Ethiopia: Amnesty Accuses Govt of Targeting Oromo Ethnic GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... imagined dissent among the Oromo is sweeping in its scale and often shocking in its brutality," said Amnesty International researcher Claire Beston. Amnesty said that the majority of the Oromo people were targeted over their alleged support to the ...

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  16. Gambia must heed UN warning to improve its human rights recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Amnesty International USA

    The Gambian authorities must heed a warning from the international community about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International said today. This morning, 62 countries took the floor at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review in Geneva to urge Gambia to promote and protect human rights.

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  17. International News Digest: International News DigestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | Artforum Intl.

    ... quarrels and stirring up trouble," which can result in five to ten years in prison, according to Amnesty International. Wang drew attention for posting an image of himself in front of a Taiwanese flag, holding an umbrella and raising his middle ...

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  18. China's Internal MigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2009 | CFR.org

    ... to apply for temporary residence permits, but unequal access to social benefits remains stark. A 2007 Amnesty International report claims that China's preservation of hukou registration violates the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ...

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  19. Israel must export self-criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

    ... activist Sanaa Seif was sentenced last week to three years in prison simply for protesting what Amnesty International has called "Draconian" anti-protest laws. As much as I admire the freedom to protest in Israel, it saddens me that of the 21 ...

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  20. Secret 'Arrangements' Between U.S. and U.K. Allow GCHQ to View and Store Data of American CitizensRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... material is lawful." In response to a joint legal challenge by Privacy International, Liberty and Amnesty International to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal , (the UK surveillance watchdog) GCHQ has revealed secret "arrangements" for accessing bulk ...

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