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  1. This company sells spy tools to evil governmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

    ... They can spy on emails, text messages and more. The dark side? Various human rights groups -- such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch -- have worried that Hacking Team's tools will get into the wrong hands, helping governments arrest ...


  2. Balkan route a road of beatings for migrants, refugees - AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | AlertNet

    ... migrants, many of them children, as they travel across the region to reach the European Union (EU), Amnesty International said in a report. Refugees and migrants fleeing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan and other crisis zones endure beatings and ...


  3. Amnesty Accuses Balkan Countries of Abusing MigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Voice of America

    Afghan migrants rest in the open as others pass by after crossing illegally into Macedonia from Greece, near the town of Gevgelija, Macedonia, May 6, 2015. The human rights group Amnesty International accused Balkan countries of abusing migrants passing through their territories on the way to the European Union.


  4. SNP MPs back push for abortion powers to be given to HolyroodRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    ... in the wake of the independence referendum. At the weekend 17 individuals from organisations including Amnesty International, the Human Rights Consortium Scotland and Scottish Women's Aid signed a statement to MPs raising fears that devolution could ...


  5. Boko Haram: Increased attacks plague President Buhari's first monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... Buhari called the spate of violence a "heinous atrocity," the BBC reports. A report last month by Amnesty International says that Nigeria's tactics against Boko Haram have also proven deadly to the country's citizens as well. The report says that ...


  6. Amnesty accuses Balkans of abusing EU-bound migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Balkan countries of mistreating migrants passing through their territories on the way to the European Union, saying people fleeing war were being "shamefully let down". "Thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants -- including children -- making dangerous journeys across the Balkans are suffering violent abuse and extortion at the hands of the authorities and criminal gangs," the rights group said in a report.


  7. Canada's record on aboriginal issues, terrorism laws criticized before UN rights panelRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CBC News

    ... in that regard. Several groups also took aim at the government's recently enacted terrorism law, with Amnesty International calling on the committee to recommend that it be repealed because it does not impose adequate oversight on Canada's spy ...


  8. Kenyan evangelicals protest upcoming Obama visitRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | World Magazine

    ... sexual orientation. Many African religious and political leaders rejected that appeal. According to Amnesty International, homosexuality is still considered illegal in 34 African countries, including Kenya. After the U.S. Supreme Court voted last ...


  9. Nigerian military frees 180 Boko Haram suspects, some babiesRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

    ... were suspected Boko Haram members. President Muhammadu Buhari's government says it's investigating an Amnesty International report that last month charged Nigeria's military for the deaths of 8,000 detainees, some killed outright and others who died ...


  10. Singapore: Free 16-year-old prisoner of conscience Amos YeeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

    The Singapore authorities must immediately and unconditionally release teenager Amos Yee, who is facing a minimum of 18 months of reformative training after criticising the late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew online. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, held solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression.


  11. How Trump massively confused "Rape" with the Sexual Slavery of MigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... at the hands of criminal gangs, people traffickers, other migrants or corrupt officials," the 2010 Amnesty International report stated. "a Many criminal gangs appear to use sexual violence as part of the "price" demanded of migrants . According to ...


  12. Closing Europe's HarborsRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Isegoria

    ... upon this journey are typically represented as terrorized and impoverished-as people driven (to quote Amnesty International) "to risk their lives in treacherous sea crossings in a desperate attempt to reach safety in Europe." The demographic and ...


  13. "Stop Torture" campaign In Dhaka: Amnesty InternationalRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | CNN

    ... Fine Arts Dept. at Shahrawardy Uddyan in the University of Dhaka Area. As an International Member of Amnesty International I had Organized this event, a little walk and candle Lighting for "Stop Torture" Protest. This event had hold on July 2, ...


  14. Why does everyone hate U2?Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Boing Boing

    Annie Zaleskie tackles a baffling conundrum : why do so many people dislike a band led by a man who says things like "as a person who's been a lifelong member of Amnesty International, of all human-rights crimes I think that this kind of unwanted [pre-installed album], if it's at the top of your list or even halfway up it, your life is really fantastic," while wearing wraparound sunglasses indoors?


  15. Singapore teen in anti-Lee video free after sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    ... Human Rights Watch had called on the government to dismiss the case and immediately release Yee. Amnesty International last week said it considered the teenager "a prisoner of conscience, held solely for exercising his right to freedom of ...


  16. Singapore teen in anti-Lee video walks free after sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | ABC News

    ... t is much more outstanding than Singapore's performance in economic development," Mabel Au Mei-po from Amnesty International said.


  17. Lawmakers push to abolish death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    ... citizens to "respect human dignity." South Korea carried out its last death sentence in December 1997. Amnesty International considers Korea a de facto abolitionist country, according to a 2014 report by the human rights nongovernmental ...


  18. Several dead in suicide bombing at Nigerian churchRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

    ... military offensive that has run them out of many captured towns and villages since February this year. Amnesty International puts the toll at 17 000 dead. Another 1.5-million people have been driven from their homes. A suicide bomber attacked a ...


  19. Leave U2 alone: Why did one of our best rock bands become so loathed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Salon

    ... music, so it's not fair to tar them with that brush. And as a person who's been a lifelong member of Amnesty International, of all human-rights crimes I think that this kind of unwanted mail, if it's at the top of your list or even halfway up it, ...


  20. Amnesty International calls for further action to protect Dominicans of foreign descentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Caribbean News Now!

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Amnesty International carried out a visit to the Dominican Republic from 14 to 27 June 2015, with the aim of assessing the situation of people who were deprived of their Dominican nationality by the ruling 168-13 of the Constitutional Court. The visit also aimed at advocating with the Dominican authorities to avoid the expulsion of those people and other human rights violations.