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  1. Cubanization of Caracastan update: Maduro copies Castro slave labor planRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Babalu Blog

    ... is that Maduro seems to be avoiding the use of the term "volunteer" for his forced labor scheme. Amnesty International has slammed a recent "forced labor" decree by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that could draft public and private workers to ...

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  2. Yay Socialism! Venezuela Now Forcing Its Citizens Into Doing Hard Labor to Combat Food ShortageRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | RedState

    ... you can't put people in the fields to bring back the corporations that left due to supply shortages. Amnesty International has called this move by Maduro "unlawful," and Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International has said that ...

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  3. Not News at AP, NY Times: Forced Labor in VenezuelaRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | BizzyBlog.com

    ... in the country's fields as a way to fight the current food crisis." Those words are from a July 28 Amnesty International press release , which Amnesty correctly contends "is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labour." Amnesty took so long to ...

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  4. Turkey coup attempt: Government cancels 50,000 passports amid international concern over crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... promoted to the rank of general and admiral after 40 per cent of top-ranking officers were dismissed. Amnesty International said Turkey's crackdown on civil society and media freedoms had "reached disturbing levels" after arrest warrants were issued ...

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  5. Inside Aleppo, hell on earth of the Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    ... Friday after a direct hit, international charity Save the Children, which supports the hospital, said. Amnesty International called the attack "unlawful." Last week, air raids struck four makeshift hospitals and a blood bank over a 24-hour period in ...

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  6. Family of Dhaka attack survivor fears for his safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    ... release him immediately or produce him in a court of law for any charges to be filed against him", Amnesty International said in a statement issued earlier this month. "Our staff in Dhaka are in contact with Bangladeshi authorities following the ...

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  7. Venezuela's new decreeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Power Line

    ... Richard Washington's CNBC report on the decree includes a link to the text of Resolution No. 9855 . Amnesty International drew attention to the decree in a press release and accordingly generated the news stories on it. It condemned the decree as ...

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  8. Hundreds rally in Australia over juvenile 'torture' footageRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    ... in Australia, a country of 23 million people, of which around 450,000 are indigenous, according to Amnesty International. Australian Aborigines have been victims of constant abuse since colonisation and have been dispossessed of their land and ...

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  9. Venezuela s new decree:Forced farm work for citizensRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

    A new decree by VenezuelaA s government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the countryA s severe food shortages. That "effectively amounts to forced labor," according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as "unlawful."

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  10. Excerpts from recent editorialsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Hawk Eye

    ... Monday, 42 journalists were detained, and efforts have been renewed to muzzle the Press. London-based Amnesty International has said that there are "credible evidences" of detainees being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape. This is ...

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  11. Envoy: Aleppo's exits U.N.'s jobRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | NWAonline

    ... in the same area, also claiming a senior Islamist militant had been killed without naming him. Amnesty International said the aerial attack "appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities," ...

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  12. Turkey's coup plotters buried in 'Traitors' Cemetery', denied funeral ritesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Indian Express

    ... Erdogan's critics fear he is using the events to crack down on all forms of dissent. Rights group Amnesty International has said it had received credible evidence of detainees being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since the coup ...

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  13. TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Cyprus Weekly

    ... Erdogan's critics fear he is using the events to crack down on all forms of dissent. Rights group Amnesty International has said it had received credible evidence of detainees being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since the coup ...

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  14. Venezuelan decree could order citizens to work in the fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | American Thinker

    An executive decree by Veneuzlan President Nicolas Maduro may require thousands of citizens to work on farms in order to deal with the serious food shortages that have been getting worse for months. "Trying to tackle Venezuela's severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid," Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas' Director at Amnesty International, said in a statement .

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  15. .com | Prominent South Sudan journalist released on bailRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | News24

    ... Press that the elderly Taban remains in hospital where he was transferred while in detention. Amnesty International said Taban had been charged with "publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to Southern Sudan" and "undermining the ...

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  16. Save the Children-Supported Syria Maternity Hospital BombedRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Outlook

    ... not specify if the raid was carried out by Syrian regime aircraft or warplanes of its Russian allies. Amnesty International said the strike "appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities" ...

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  17. UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors 'to us'Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... in the same area, also claiming a senior Islamist militant had been killed without naming him. Amnesty International said the aerial attack "appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities," ...

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  18. Venezuela is about to force people to work in the fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    Amnesty International says a new decree in Venezuela that says the government can make any of its citizens farm the country's fields in order to combat its current, punishing food crisis "effectively amounts to forced labour." "The decree, officially published earlier this week, establishes that people working in public and private companies can be called upon to join state-sponsored organizations specialized in the production of food," Amnesty International reported.

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  19. Street cash crucial for Amnesty, says CEORead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Independent.ie

    Amnesty International has said its on-street fundraising is crucial because it can direct the money raised to where it is most needed. Amnesty International has said its on-street fundraising is crucial because it can direct the money raised to where it is most needed.

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  20. 'Rule of thumb is: the older they are, the longer they stay' - training bookletRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Independent.ie

    Amnesty International advises its on-street 'direct dialogue fundraisers' to seek out donors over the age of 50, as they are more likely to continue donating until their death. A training booklet provided to new Amnesty collectors, known commonly as charity muggers or 'chuggers', states they are to sign up no more than 40pc under 25s and Age Action Ireland, with the NFPA now calling for such street sign-up initiatives to be made illegal.

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