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  1. Move to repeal state law in Australia welcomed by UNRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    ... there would be no security, no justice," said Kiai, who has previously served as Africa Director of Amnesty International among other prominent positions. A debate on the bill to revoke the laws is due to take place in Victoria's state Parliament on ...


  2. An unexpected journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    ... "deeply concerned" about the protection of asylum seekers and migrants. In a statement last night, Amnesty International called on authorities to "immediately refrain from further violations of the principle of non-refoulement" and for the ...


  3. Local Liberal calls on HarperRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    ... time that people across Canada are criticizing the Harper government on its inaction in helping Fahmy. Amnesty International penned an open letter to Stephen Harper asking for a "clear and direct request" for Fahmy's release. Another letter written ...


  4. Officer cleared, Brown's family 'disappointed'Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago |

    ... issues of racial disparity in all aspect of society." In a statement on Tuesday, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said the findings should prompt US President Barack Obama to set up a task force to come up with recommendations for ...


  5. Rights groups slam 'repressive' Azerbaijan ahead of European gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned the persecution of dissidents in Azerbaijan as the country prepares to host the first European Games, urging the release of imprisoned journalists and activists. The watchdogs criticised efforts by the oil-rich ex-Soviet nation to present a squeaky-clean image to the international community ahead of the Games in June, while it was guilty of what they said were human rights violations by strongman President Ilham Aliyev's government.


  6. Live! How a teenager travels to join the Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    ... beheaded dozens of convicts, including foreign drug traffickers, since the start of the year in what Amnesty International calls an unprecedented pace of executions in the kingdom. Those put to the sword have included five Pakistanis, an Indian, two ...


  7. The tide is turningRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Jewish Chronicle

    ... and the many other Islamist front organisations. Even the likes of the Joseph Rowntree Trust (JRT) and Amnesty International, which have respectively provided financial and political support to Cage, have now started to distance themselves. In that ...


  8. Agence France-Presse: NZ bar manager blamed in furor over Buddha imageRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Burmanet

    ... which rights groups say would severely curb the freedom of religious minorities and women. On March 3, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists called on Myanmar to scrap or completely rework the proposed laws, which are ...


  9. UN expert welcomes move to repeal state law in Australia restricting peaceful assemblyRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | United Nations

    ... would be no security, no justice," said Mr. Kiai, who has previously served as Africa Director of Amnesty International among other prominent positions. A debate on the bill to revoke the laws is due to take place in Victoria's state Parliament on 5 ...


  10. At least 10 dead as migrant boat capsizes off SicilyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    ... challenge of saving the lives of vulnerable migrants," said Gauri van Gulik, a deputy director at Amnesty International. "But that's far from enough in the face of this growing humanitarian crisis. Without a European search-and-rescue operation, the ...


  11. While you were sleepingRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    ... ections on the third day of a major offensive aimed at pushing Islamic State fighters out of the city. Amnesty International said the rate of executions in Saudi Arabia has reached unprecedented levels , and called on the kingdom to stop.


  12. adam_g_lichtenheldRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq. Amnesty International recently released a scathing report that took Western countries to task for their failure to address the sharp uptick in human displacement in 2014.


  13. The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

    ... rights group called the Center for Secular Space. Sahgal publicly resigned from a senior position at Amnesty International over the group's association with Cage. She says the Cage website glorifies some of the most senior figures in al-Qaida. ...


  14. Egypt court upholds police officers' sentence for killing activistRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Jurist

    ... death sentences [JURIST report] for 183 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. The same week Amnesty International [advocacy website] reported that the Egyptian government is covering up the deaths [JURIST report] of more than two dozen people ...


  15. France court approves extradition of former Kazakhstan energy ministerRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Jurist

    ... to fight the extradition. Human rights watchdog groups have criticized Ablyazov's extradition. Amnesty International (AI) in January advocated against Ablyazov's extradition [press release] after a lower court's ruling. Julie Hall, AI expert on ...


  16. Saudi Arabia execution rate 'truly unprecedented' - Amnesty IntlRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    FILE PHOTO: Members of Magic Movement stage a mock execution scene in protest of Saudi Arabia beheading of eight Bangladeshi workers in October 2011. Amnesty International says there is no evidence the latest "alarming spike" in executions in Saudi Arabia is in any way related to the battle against terrorism in general or the Islamic State militant group in particular.


  17. Saudi Arabia executions now at 'unprecedented rate' after...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Independent

    The rate of executions in Saudi Arabia has reached "unprecedented" levels, a charity has warned, as the kingdom killed four criminals in two days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Amnesty International said the latest state-sanctioned deaths took its tally of executions for the year so far in Saudi Arabia to 39 - almost three times the equivalent number for this time last year.


  18. Blog: House Republicans Pressure SEC To End Court Battle Over Conflict Minerals RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | JD Supra

    ... amounted to "compelled speech" in violation of companies' First Amendment rights. Both the SEC and Amnesty International filed petitions with the D.C. Circuit requesting a rehearing en banc regarding the First Amendment issue, and all sides have now ...


  19. Iran Executes Six Sunni Muslim Ethnic KurdsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    The Norway-based Iran Human Rights group said the Sunni Muslim men were executed early on March 4 inside Rajai Shahr prison in the city of Karaj, near Tehran. On March 3, Amnesty International renewed its call not to hang the six inmates, who it said had gone on a hunger strike.


  20. No Country for Young WomenRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Galway Advertiser

    SINCE 1993, the Mexican border town of Juarez has been the location of the violent deaths of hundreds of women and girls, including numerous unsolved, under-reported, murders. Amnesty International estimates that more than 370 women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua in the last decade alone.