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  1. Equatorial Guinea must disclose full details of amnesty for political prisonersRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Amnesty International USA

    Equatorial Guinea's government should reveal the names and the reasons for the arrest of all prisoners set to benefit from the country's newly announced amnesty on political crimes, Amnesty International said today. President Obiang Nguema signed a decree this week granting an amnesty to all individuals convicted or facing trial for political offences in the country.


  2. France: Stop extradition of Kazakhstani opposition activist at risk of tortureRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Amnesty International USA

    The decision to authorize the extradition to Russia of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov by the Lyon Court of Appeal has set in motion a procedure that may eventually see him forcibly returned to Kazakhstan, where he is wanted on fraud charges, Amnesty International said today. "If extradited, Mukhtar Ablyazov will face serious human rights violations.


  3. Iran set to execute woman convicted of killing her rapist, Amnesty International saysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Jerusalem Post

    The human rights organization Amnesty International is urging global intervention to stop the imminent execution of a woman in Iran who was sentenced to death for killing her rapist. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, is scheduled to be put to death at dawn on Saturday, according to Amnesty.


  4. Iran: Halt execution of woman set to be hanged at dawnRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Amnesty International

    The Iranian authorities must stop the execution of a woman due to be hanged tomorrow morning after being convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her, said Amnesty International. Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2009 after a deeply flawed investigation and trial.


  5. marks 300 days of staff jailingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    ... Office, the European Union, the Australian government and more than 150 rights groups, including Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute. More than 200,000 people have signed petitions ...


  6. Dominican Republic: Reaction to Court ruling shows shocking disregard for international lawRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Amnesty International USA

    The dismissive reaction of the Dominican Republic to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights' ruling on human rights abuses suffered by Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants demonstrates a shocking disregard for international law and the country's legal responsibilities, said Amnesty International. Earlier this week the Inter-American Court of Human Rights handed down a ruling calling on the Dominican Republic to provide redress for human rights abuses suffered by Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitians as a result of illegal deportations, denial of identity documents and arbitrary deprivation of nationality, among others.


  7. Amnesty report documents human rights concerns in FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Wisconsin Gazette

    Amnesty International has released On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson , which documents the human rights concerns witnessed first-hand by observers while in Ferguson Aug. 14-22. The report also outlines a series of recommendations that need to be implemented with regard to the use of force by law enforcement officers and the policing of protests.


  8. Liberian Conservatives and Christians Using Ebola As Justification For LGBT HarassmentRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Towleroad

    ... that gays have been forced from their homes and had to go into hiding," explained Francois Patuel, an Amnesty International representative based in West Africa.


  9. Looking for a Leader in the CaribbeanRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... grounds of human rights and dignity to which every individual is entitled under international law." Amnesty International could not agree more. However, while the Prime Minister can take strength from the outpouring of support and call for change, ...


  10. Amnesty International: Ferguson Cops Committed Human Rights AbusesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    Amnesty International is out with a new report condemning the actions of Ferguson, Mo., police officers and government officials throughout the protests over the death of unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown . The report claims law enforcement officials committed numerous human rights abuses and "racially discriminatory treatment," and called into serious question the actions of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson , who shot and killed Brown.


  11. 31 Nobel Physics Prize Laureates Join Thousands of Activists to Call...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Payvand News of Iran

    A delegation consisting of Amnesty International, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran will deliver thousands of petitions and letters collected by these organizations and the American Physical Society calling for the release of Omid Kokabee to the Iran UN Mission in New York on Tuesday October 28 at 10:30 AM at 622 Third Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets. Among the thousands of signatures on both online and paper petitions, are letters to Iran's Supreme Leader from 31 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics between the years 1972 and 2013.


  12. Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gasRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    ... of Sunni civilians in retaliation for the onslaught by the Sunni militant Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, claiming that the attacks are supported by the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. After Iraq's ...


  13. Amnesty International On Second Class NationRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Impudent Observer

    ... it was made clear the next time meant jail. There was no war between neighborhood folk and the police. Amnesty International usually issues reports about violence in third world countries. These days AI is issuing reports about the third world ...


  14. Bill-O And Bernie Call Ferguson Protesters Mike Brown Truthers, Social ParanoidsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    ... like that don't happen to white dudes. Here's something you won't hear Bill-O and Bernie discuss. Amnesty International just released a report about the numerous human rights abuses rained down on Ferguson protesters by police. Here's a taste: Late ...


  15. Amnesty International condemned law-breaking US solitary confinement systemRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - Oct. 24, 2014 - The United States authorities must stop violating the rights of thousands by subjecting them to long-term isolation, said Amnesty International human rights organization in the article "Entombed: Life in the USA's cruel isolation chambers." According to the available data, approximately 80,000 inmates in more than 40 US states are held in unacceptable conditions, which is much more than in any other country: these numbers once again demonstrate the lamentable situation of the country's penitentiary system.


  16. Pakistani Woman Will Appeal Blasphemy Death SentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Beast

    ... and 2012, Pakistan sentenced 1,497 prisoners to death and executed 171, according to 2013 data from Amnesty International . Pakistan ranks sixth on the list of 10 countries with the most executions in the world. The United States ranks fifth, with ...


  17. Derbyshire cops are using Tasers moreRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Bakewell Today

    ... will always seek to resolve an incident without resorting to the use of a Taser." A spokesman for Amnesty International said: "Tasers are potentially lethal and they should be considered in the same breath as a firearm." But the spokesman added: ...


  18. Ethiopia, 30 years after the famineRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

    ... in East Berlin. The few who dare to take to the streets in protest are crushed with deadly force. Amnesty International has called it an "onslaught on dissent" in the runup to elections next year. The architect of this ostensibly Chinese model of ...


  19. Report: Police in Ferguson violated human rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A human rights group is calling on governments and police to ensure people's right to peaceful assembly following the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white officer in August. Amnesty International released a 23-page report scrutinizing the actions of officers on Thursday.


  20. Malaysia's Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim Awaits Sodomy Appeal VerdictRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Time

    ... appeal of his March conviction for engaging in homosexual acts, charges both Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say amount to "politically motivated persecution." "Most of Malaysia does not believe that I will get a fair trial or a ...