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  1. Iraqi Yazidi girls abducted by IS endured horrorRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Tribune

    An international watchdog group says women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority have endured horrors while held captive by Islamic State extremists. In a report issued Tuesday, the London-based Amnesty International says IS fighters took them as slaves when they captured their town in northern Iraq, then forcibly married, "sold" or gave them as "gifts" in August to militants or their supporters.

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  2. Iraqi Yazidi girls abducted by IS endured horrorRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WTVC

    An international watchdog group says women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority have endured horrors while held captive by Islamic State extremists. In a report issued Tuesday, the London-based Amnesty International says IS fighters took them as slaves when they captured their town in northern Iraq, then forcibly married, "sold" or gave them as "gifts" in August to militants or their supporters.

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  3. Iraq: Yezidi women and girls face harrowing sexual violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Amnesty International USA

    Torture, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, suffered by women and girls from Iraq's Yezidi minority who were abducted by the armed group calling itself the Islamic State , highlights the savagery of IS rule, said Amnesty International in a new briefing today. Escape from hell- Torture, sexual slavery in Islamic State captivity in Iraq provides an insight into the horrifying abuse suffered by hundreds and possibly thousands of Yezidi women and girls who have been forcibly married, "sold" or given as "gifts" to IS fighters or their supporters.

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  4. Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Independent

    ... trafficked as sex slaves , forced into marriage and imprisoned. Victims who managed to escape told Amnesty International that many Yazidi girls killed themselves after losing hope of being saved. A 20-year-old survivor, called Luna, said she was ...

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  5. Sexual slavery pushes Iraq Islamic State victims to suicide: AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    Women and girls held as sexual slaves by the Islamic State in Iraq have committed suicide, or have attempted to end their lives, said Amnesty International. Image from the militant media outlet Welayat Raqa allegedly shows Islamic state militants raising their flag over a building belonging to a Syrian army base in the northern rebel-held city of Raqa.

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  6. Stephen Colbert's one mistake: The monstrous Henry Kissinger...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Salon

    ... aging teddy bear in a five-minute dance video: Various human rights groups and journalists, including Amnesty International and the late Christopher Hitchens, have highlighted Henry Kissinger's alleged complicity in major human rights violations and ...

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  7. The symbol of the Central Intelligence Agency, Dec. 11, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    The call by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International was the second proposal for a special investigation issued from a human rights organization since the publication earlier this month of a blistering Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA interrogation program that ran from 2002 until 2007. "We believe the failure to conduct a comprehensive criminal investigation would contribute to the notion that torture remains a permissible policy option for future administrations; undermine the ability of the United States to advocate for human rights abroad, and compromise Americans' faith in rule of law at home," Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International wrote in a joint letter to Obama.

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  8. Escape from Hell- Torture, Sexual Slavery in Islamic State Captivity in IraqRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

    ... suicide while being held captive in Mosul because she feared she would be raped, her brother told Amnesty International. One of the girls who was held in the same room as Jilan and 20 others, including two girls aged 10 and 12, told Amnesty ...

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  9. Iraqi reality TV show forces ISIS terrorists to meet relatives of victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... is virtually impossible to be confident that they would be able to speak freely,' Donatella Rovera, of Amnesty International, said. 'In recent months, which I have spent in Iraq, virtually every family I have met who has a relative detained has ...

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  10. 1 Dead In Protest At Chinese-Backed Copper Mine In MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WGBH

    ... working area in the Letpadaung copper project to comply with requirements of its investment permit." Amnesty International in a statement last month, to mark the second anniversary of the protests, noted that no one had been held accountable. It ...

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  11. Pakistan ready to ramp up executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Newsday

    ... has the world's largest number of death row inmates, with more than 8,000 people awaiting execution. Amnesty International on Monday said that moves to execute 500 people in the coming weeks were "deeply disturbing" and would do nothing to protect ...

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  12. More on the dissolution of the UPPRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Marmot's Hole

    ... not a few progressives. In addition, the international optics of the decision are not good , and Amnesty International is already expressing concern . Some view the decision to drag the party before the court as political retribution for UPP party ...

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  13. JK Rowling Gives More Updates for '12 Days of Pottermore Christmas'Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Born in Yate , Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period ...

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  14. Pakistan 'to execute 500 militants' after Taliban Peshawar...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... and we are planning to hang more terrorists next week." But human rights organisations including Amnesty International have raised concerns about the death penalty after years of allegations of poor police investigations and the use of torture to ...

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  15. Informal counterinsurgency from Iraq to Nigeria: Who pays the price?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... of this group has grown, so have people's fears of being intimidated and abused by its members. Amnesty International alleges that Civilian J.T.F. members cut the throats of detainees and dumped them in mass graves. Elsewhere a recent report by ...

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  16. Yazidi sex slave escapes Isis to tell her story: 'They took us away like cattle'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Independent

    The testimony of 'Girl B' is the foundation of a new Amnesty International report on Isis and their use of sexual slavery 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 In late November, after nearly four months as Isis slaves, a 19-year old Yazidi woman and her younger sister escaped their captors - and have revealed how the terrorist group's slave trade operates.

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  17. Yazidi women dragged by their hair, sold into sex slavery by ISIS for $25'Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    The accounts from Yazidi women in Iraq are consistent with claims made by Kurdish women in Syria who have also come under the thumb of ISIS. The international human rights organization Amnesty International is due to release a bombshell report on Tuesday detailing the manner in which hundreds of Yazidi girls and women in Iraq were forced into sexual captivity by Islamic State gunmen, according to the British newspaper The Times of London .

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  18. Yazidi women dragged by their hair, sold into sex slavery for $25'Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    The international human rights organization Amnesty International is due to release a bombshell report on Tuesday detailing the manner in which hundreds of Yazidi girls and women in Iraq were forced into sexual captivity by Islamic State gunmen, according to the British newspaper The Times of London . The report cites interview with dozens of young women who managed to escape the horrors of IS enslavement.

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  19. Africa: Global Arms Trade Treaty To Enter Into ForceRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    On 2 April 2013, after 20 years of determined lobbying and campaigning by Amnesty International and partner NGOs, the UN General Assembly voted decisively to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty text. On 24 December 2014, the treaty is now officially becoming international law, which could save the lives of millions.

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  20. Africa: 'Virtual Stampede' of States Rush to Join Arms Trade TreatyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    A flurry of activity by UN member states to sign and ratify the global Arms Trade Treaty before it enters into force next week is another clear sign of the overwhelming support for this historic move to rein in the irresponsible international arms trade, Amnesty International said. Yesterday alone, Andorra, Israel and Zimbabwe signed the ATT while Lithuania and the Netherlands ratified.

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