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  1. North Korea's Kim Jong-un wins global statesmanship awardRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... regime put the country "in a category of its own" when it comes to human rights abuses, according to Amnesty International. "In North Korea, where failing to show sufficient reverence for the country's leaders is a serious offence, no one is safe ...

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  2. Amnesty International pushes for decriminalization of sex workRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    Sex workers await customers at her booth in the red light Yeongdeungpo district in Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2015. A proposal by the Amnesty International human rights group to advocate the elimination of penalties in the sex trade, to be taken up at a conference in Dublin in August, has drawn denunciation from women's groups.

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  3. Do We Care More About a Dead Lion, or Dead Children?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    ... the dead baby. We shed not a tear for 135 civilians including 75 children of Palestine, killed in what Amnesty International called, "a day of carnage", after its investigation of the vicious Israeli attack on Gaza in 2014. Not one tear. It was the ...

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  4. UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Harper GovernmentRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Dissident Voice

    ... from the Canadian Government and also from Canadian Non-Governmental Organizations like Amnesty International and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. They had to review thousands of pages of ...

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  5. Hollywood Feminists Upset With Amnesty International Going Soft on the Global Sex TradeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | NewsBusters.org

    Diana Falzone at FoxNews.com reports that there's some intra-liberal squabbling on the Hollywood Left over a new proposal being considered at Amnesty International that would call for a global decriminalization of sex trafficking. Over 400 people signed a letter from the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women that decries a "policy that calls for the decriminalization of pimps, brothel owners and buyers of sex - the pillars of a $99 billion global sex industry."

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  6. How the US might get revenge for OPM hackRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    ... which restricts the Chinese populace from Internet content critical of China's government. (Video via Amnesty International ) The point, in the words of National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, is to create a deterrent for hackers while ...

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  7. UN officials denounce West Bank arson attack that killed Palestinian childRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Jurist

    ... Israel-Palestine conflict [HRW backgrounder] continues to be a significant international legal issue. Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday released a report [JURIST report] that points to evidence of war crimes committed by Israel in the August ...

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  8. The Rocky Horror Show - Richard O'Brien stars at the Playhouse TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | IndieLondon

    ... and the Rocky Horror Company will join forces to broadcast a gala charity performance, in aid of Amnesty International, live from the Playhouse Theatre to cinemas across the UK and Europe, featuring a number of special celebrity guest stars. Tickets ...

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  9. Countering extremism and extreme reactionsRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Harry's Place

    ... accusations of "racism".' The naivety of this approach can be seen that this was the argument that Amnesty International used for so long in their relationship with CAGE before they recognised CAGE's views were incompatible and detrimental to what ...

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  10. Russia may ban gay emojis because they breach 'homosexual propaganda' lawRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... the matter but was 'ready to deal with the protection of rights on the Internet under Russian law.' Amnesty International said the laws brought in 2013 target basic human rights, which see LGBT activists 'gagged' and restricts the community from ...

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  11. Muslims in C. Africa 'forced to abandon religion'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

    Many Muslims returning to western areas of the Central African Republic after last year's intercommunal massacres are being threatened and "forced to abandon their religion," Amnesty International said Friday. "Having forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee western CAR, anti-balaka militias are now repressing the religious identity of the hundreds of Muslims who remained or who have returned," said Joanne Mariner, the London-based rights group's senior crisis response adviser.

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  12. Gulf War in 1990, and later warsRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Dear Kitty

    ... out that not only were the stories false (even though they were repeated and endorsed at the time by Amnesty International) but that Nayirah was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and a member of the ruling royal al-Sabah family of ...

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  13. Mahama Gunman Lands In LondonRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    The controversy surrounding the trial and sentencing of the 36-year-old man who is said to have wanted to kill President John Mahama has finally ended up at Amnesty International. It follows a petition filed at the international human rights organisation by Lawyer Godwin Adjei-Gyamfi against what he termed as 'diabolical, gross abuse of process, miscarriage of justice and breach of fundamental human rights' of Charles Antwi, a native of Dadeasoaba in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

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  14. Goodes saga lays bare systemic racismRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Green Left Weekly

    ... self-determination they enjoyed, while opening up more of their land for mining companies. It comes as Amnesty International condemns Australia's racist justice system, under which Aboriginal people are jailed at a higher rate than Blacks were in ...

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  15. Taser use policy was on Worcester council's radar before fatal incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... officers currently trained in Taser usage. Advocates, including the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International, have called for tighter restrictions on Taser use across the country. The ACLU says in July 2004 Massachusetts became the ...

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  16. Palestinian toddler killed in suspected militant Jewish settler attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wichita Eagle

    ... complaints against Israel for its settlement policies and last summer's war in Gaza. Just this week, Amnesty International issued a report saying Israel was guilty of war crimes for its "relentless and massive bombardment" in Gaza last year. ...

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  17. Palestinian tot killed in suspected militant Jewish settler attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Miami Herald

    ... complaints against Israel for its settlement policies and last summer's war in Gaza. Just this week, Amnesty International issued a report saying Israel was guilty of war crimes for its "relentless and massive bombardment" in Gaza last year. ...

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  18. Migrants 'attacked' at sea between Greece and TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    ... at dissuading migrants from making the trip, tactics that have been common in Greece in the past. "Amnesty International and other human rights groups have repeatedly denounced the poor treatment of migrants in Greece, who are beaten and intimidated ...

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  19. Sarah Leamon: Amnesty International shouldn't listen to Anne...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Georgia Straight

    Amnesty International has announced its intention to adopt a policy that seeks to decriminalize sex work-and Hollywood is not impressed . In a public statement, Amnesty expressed the belief that decriminalization is necessary in order to respond to the grave abuses and injustices that are suffered by sex workers throughout the world and to protect their basic human rights.

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  20. Amnesty international weighs decriminalization of prostitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Wave

    Sex workers await customers at their booths in the red light Yeongdeungpo district in Seoul, South Korea, April 17, 2015. A proposal by the Amnesty International human rights group to advocate the elimination of penalties in the sex trade, to be taken up at a conference in Dublin in August, has drawn denunciation from women's groups.

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