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  1. China court frees man after 6 years on death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    ... in a family fell ill near his home, apparently from consuming rat poison. The UK-based rights group Amnesty International said in a statement that the quashing of Nian's conviction was "another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions ...


  2. Rare China death row acquittalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BBC News

    ... but China is believed to execute thousands of prisoners every year and successful appeals are rare. Amnesty International said the case has highlighted "the ever present risk of executing innocent people" with the death penalty and the legal ...


  3. Looking for King Lear in KashmirRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | University of Cambridge

    ... of a law prohibiting those not born in the state from owning immovable property. Reports by Amnesty International and other NGOs bear witness to suffering of the Kashmiri people, who have been subject to countless human rights abuses including ...


  4. Amnesty says Mali Continues to Jail Former Child SoldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Voice of America

    ... rebel and extremist groups, and that the government is committing human rights abuses in the north. Amnesty International says some ex-combatants being held in adult prisons in Bamako are as young as 16. Amnesty says its researchers visited some of ...


  5. US foes crow over Ferguson unrestRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    ... tensions in US society, which remains split along racial lines". It was a view echoed by rights group Amnesty International, which for the first time has deployed observers within the United States. The "US can't tell other countries to improve ...


  6. Over EasyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fire Dog Lake

    ... Lakeside Diner continues. Today we collect news from outside the usual, and renew the discussion. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch joined in a call for Israel to allow investigators into Gaza as deaths soared and charges multiplied of ...


  7. Time for President Aquino to tackle the Philippines' dirty, open secretRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 31 | Amnesty International

    ... right international treaties on ending torture, this has amounted to little more than paper promises. Amnesty International has received numerous and harrowing reports of the widespread use of torture and other cruel and inhuman practices by ...


  8. Young artist paints surreal illusions on bodiesRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... s it's known, has caught the attention of several commercial companies and has already been used in an Amnesty International global campaign for sexual and reproductive rights.


  9. Rights campaigner Helen Bamber diesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... concentration camp. She helped to establish the first medical group in the British section of Amnesty International, which recorded testimony and documented evidence of human rights violations. Mrs Bamber founded the Medical Foundation for Victims ...


  10. Police in Ferguson ordered Amnesty International observers to kneelRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Boing Boing

    Amnesty International says its delegation will remain in Missouri "until we have a clear picture of what is taking place on the ground, and we are able to work effectively with local activists on how to defend human rights at home."


  11. Rights groups declare ISIS murder of journalist a war crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Jurist

    [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy websites] released separate statements Wednesday condemning the execution of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) [BBC backgrounder], formerly known as Islamic ...


  12. Rights group says surge in Saudi beheadingsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    ... 34 people have been put to death in the country in 2014, including the 19 people killed in August. Amnesty International denounced what it called a "disturbing surge" and called on the Saudi government to immediately halt all executions. "Any ...


  13. DataKind's benevolent data-science projects arrive in 5 more citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | VentureBeat

    ... Three years later, the organization has become truly global. And the organization has worked with Amnesty International, the Grameen Foundation, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and the World Bank. It's especially sensible for ...


  14. Mali: Children Still Paying a High Price in Ongoing ConflictRead the original story

    23 hrs ago |

    Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published today.


  15. 'Numbered Streets': The Hungarian neighbourhood where everybody could be left homelessRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... neighbourhood in the city of Miskolc. David Gaspar/AI Hungary. By Barbora A ernuA A kovA , Amnesty International researcher on Hungary and A ron Demeter, campaign coordinator of Amnesty International Hungary. He is one of the first residents ...


  16. India's 'Iron Lady' vows to continue hunger strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago |

    ... and have alleged its misuse to cover up human rights violations. Still, Human Rights watchdog Amnesty International is happy with the court's decision. Shailesh Rai, programme director for Amnesty International India, said: "This judgment should ...


  17. Body artist challenges prejudices by painting illusionsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | ITV

    ... , where she built a following for her illusive illustrations. Her work has since caught the eye of Amnesty International, who used it in a global campaign for sexual and reproductive rights. As a Chinese national living in Japan, Cho said she was ...


  18. Mali: Children paying a high price in ongoing conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Amnesty International USA

    Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published today.


  19. Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson has a global audienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Detroit News

    -- Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran's official news agency and China's state-run media are ...


  20. Why Militarized Policing is the worst Response to Ferguson's ProblemsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Juan Cole

    ... problem, not the solution. During the night of August 18, 31 protesters were arrested in Ferguson and Amnesty International observers were told to leave the scene. The police deployed in the evenings in Ferguson are heavily armed with a range of ...