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  1. Indian village council denies ordering rape of sistersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Star Online

    ... given. When the accusations first emerged last month, they spread like wildfire. An online petition by Amnesty International seeking justice and protection for the low-caste sisters gathered over 260,000 signatures, mostly in Britain. But family ...

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  2. Indian village council denies ordering rape of sistersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The London Free Press

    ... given. When the accusations first emerged last month, they spread like wildfire. An online petition by Amnesty International seeking justice and protection for the low-caste sisters gathered over 260,000 signatures, mostly in Britain. But family ...

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  3. EXCLUSIVE: Boss of jailed journalists blasts 'baseless' chargesRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | Leigh Reporter

    ... have somehow been in cahoots with Islamic State and/or PKK - claims described by both VICE News and Amnesty International as baseless and outrageous. The Foreign Office has since issued a statement voicing concern, and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy is ...

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  4. Baltimore judge denies motion to drop charges against police in Freddie Gray trialRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Jurist

    ... that led to mass protests and violence in some instances. The case had reached international news with Amnesty International reporting [JURIST report] human rights abuses by Ferguson Police in late October. In early October a federal judge ruled ...

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  5. Pornography and prostitution: birds of a featherRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Spero News

    Many people from politicians and celebrities to exited survivors of prostitution are outraged at the decision of the prominent human rights group, Amnesty International, to advocate full decriminalisation of prostitution, including sex buyers, pimps and procurers. Prostitution abolitionists explain that prostitution is almost always inseparable from coercion or trafficking.

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  6. Refugee crisis: 'It's time David Cameron found his...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... to be Syrian, lying face down in the sand after dying in an apparent attempt to flee his country. Amnesty International accused Mr Cameron of showing a "shocking lack of leadership and courage," calling on him to "live up to the UK's international ...

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  7. Christian Lawyer Who Fought China's Goverment Faces Secretive DetentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Breitbart.com

    ... July, more than 230 lawyers have been detained and questioned by the police, according to estimates by Amnesty International . Yang Xingquan, a colleague Zhang's from the Xinqiao Law Firm, said he had spoken to a police officer involved in the case ...

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  8. Jailed journalist's sister: 'We are staying positive'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Wigan Today

    ... he wrongly fears his loved ones back home believe there is some truth to the charges: accusations that Amnesty International, among others, has branded "baseless and outrageous." Alex today said she and her family couldn't be more delighted at the ...

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  9. Refugee crisis: Four ways European countries treat asylum seekers like convicted criminalsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Independent

    As the Prime Minister is urged to "wake up" to Europe's failure to humanely deal with the thousands of refugees arriving on the continent, scrutiny is mounting over the way asylum seekers are treated. Groups including the UN refugee agency and Amnesty International have urged nations to stop "processing" vulnerable men, women and children like criminals.

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  10. Swazis risk losing Europe trade benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    ... under an anti-terrorism law formulated to outlaw political opposition to King Mswati, according to Amnesty International, the London-based human rights watchdog which condemned the law as being targeted against domestic opponents of government ...

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  11. Man accused of murdering British backpackers in Thailand says his...Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... describes finding Britons on beach Thailand murder trail begins over police misconduct allegations Amnesty International demands inquiry into Thailand torture When they came out of the sea, he said the clothes and guitar were gone. They looked for ...

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  12. Mexico says 4-year search of ranch has found 31 bodiesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... The area has been the scene of turf battles by the Zetas drug cartel and other gangs. The rights group Amnesty International said Wednesday the discovery pointed to the need for Mexican authorities to act on the cases of thousands of missing people.

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  13. Crackdown fuels migration crisis within AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... traditionally a destination for migrants from across West and Central Africa - have clamped down hard. Amnesty International has documented thousands of deportations by Republic of Congo. The foreigners, many of them from neighbouring Democratic ...

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  14. imprisoned by a banner adRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Brandflakesforbreakfast

    Amnesty International and their agency, The Digitals , wanted people to understand how it felt to have your freedom so limited that simply expressing your political thoughts can cause you to be imprisoned. But how do you get that powerful message across in a banner ad? You imprison their cursor, that's how.

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  15. ISIS burned his piano, but he won't stay quietRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | CNN

    ... Yarmouk, blocking delivery of food, water and medical supplies to make sure residents were submissive, Amnesty International reported. Planes bombarded the area as snipers shot at anything that moved, even mothers trying to forage for food for their ...

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  16. This Day in Rock History: September 2Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

    ... celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - was a benefit for Amnesty International and kicked off in 1988. Thin Lizzy released Bad Reputation on Sept. 2, 1977. The album, which included a three-piece after ...

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  17. Azerbaijan on Defensive over Jailed Journalist Khadija IsmayilovaRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | EurasiaNet

    ... to raise concerns over human rights in Azerbaijan," Lidington pledged. Human rights watchdogs like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch accuse Azerbaijan of jailing Ismayilova in retaliation for her reporting on corruption and unethical ...

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  18. The innocent victims of Europe's migrant crisis: Syrian children ...Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

    ... board boats to Greece, their gateway to the European Union. Gauri van Gulik, Deputy Europe Director at Amnesty International, said: "Europe as a whole is facing its biggest test of humanity in decades, and so far European leaders are failing ...

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  19. Refugee crisis: Haunting images of a dead childRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Times of India

    ... break into our country". Hammond, the foreign secretary, said migrants were "marauding" around Calais. Amnesty International called his comments "shameful". Hungary has continued to build its razor-wire fence blocking off the 170km length of its ...

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  20. 70 years on, the "comfort women" speaking out so the truth won't dieRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... time she had heard her mother speak about what had happened so many years ago. When I travelled with Amnesty International campaigner Suki Nagra to interview survivors in 2005, I was struck by their courage to come forward despite the years, in ...

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