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Amnesty Says UN Failed to Prevent Exodus From Southern Sudan

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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An international rights group says United Nations peacekeepers failed to stop Sudanese troops from driving more than 100,000 people from their homes in the country’s southern border region last May. Amnesty International says the U.N. troops took no meaningful action to prevent Sudanese forces and allied militia from attacking people’s homes in the town of […]

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Rights Group Calls on EU to Pressure Ukraine

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A rights group wants European Union leaders to call attention to what it calls “endemic abuse” by Ukraine’s police force at an upcoming summit. Amnesty International issued the plea Friday, ahead of a December 19 summit between the EU and Ukraine in Kyiv. In a statement, Amnesty International’s Heather McGill called abuses by Ukraine’s police […]

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Amnesty Protests Pending Chinese Execution

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is calling China’s decision to execute a Philippine drug smuggler on Thursday a violation of human rights, and says such executions for non-violent offenses are prevalent in other Asian countries as well. Amnesty spokeswoman Catherine Baber spoke Tuesday in Taiwan, as Philippine authorities and family members of the condemned smuggler raced against time […]

Amnesty Urges AU to Stop Abuses in Central African Republic

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is urging the African Union to lead a coordinated effort to bring an end to decades of human rights abuses in the Central African Republic. Amnesty International said Thursday that civilians are being killed, abducted, tortured and raped by at least 14 different armed groups that operate with impunity in […]

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Amnesty International Calls on Lithuania to Reopen Investigation Into Rendition Flight

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 8:53 am (UTC-5)
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The human rights group Amnesty International has called on Lithuania to reopen an investigation into secret Central Intelligence Agency prisons in the country based on what they say is new evidence of a rendition flight. At a press conference in Vilnius Thursday, Amnesty International analyst Julie Hall says a February 2005 flight that allegedly carried […]

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Amnesty: UN Should Investigate Sri Lankan War Crimes

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is urging the United Nations to establish a credible investigation into war crimes allegedly committed in Sri Lanka during the final phases of the country’s civil war in 2009. The London-based watchdog said Wednesday that Sri Lanka’s official inquiry into the matter is “seriously flawed” and “falls short of international standards.” The country’s […]

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Amnesty International Says Delegation Expelled From Ethiopia

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says a group of its delegates was expelled from Ethiopia this week after meeting with two opposition leaders who have since been arrested. The human rights group said Wednesday that a delegation of foreign members was told by Ethiopian officials August 27 to leave the country, after it held separate meetings with the […]

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Amnesty Int’l Says Delegation Expelled From Ethiopia

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rights group Amnesty International says a group of its delegates was expelled from Ethiopia this week after meeting with two opposition leaders who have since been arrested. Amnesty said Wednesday that a delegation of foreign members was told by Ethiopian officials on August 27 to leave the country, after it held separate meetings with the […]

Indian Kashmir Amnesties 1,200 Accused of Stone-Throwing During Protests

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in India-controlled Kashmir have declared an amnesty for 1,200 youths accused of throwing stones at security forces during pro-independence protests last year. Indian Kashmir’s chief minister, Omar Abdullah, said the government is dropping the cases to give the suspects “a one-time opportunity to be responsible persons and lead a normal life.” Abdullah says the […]

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Indian Kashmir Declares Amnesty for More Than 1,000

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in India-controlled Kashmir have declared an amnesty for more than 1,000 youths alleged to have attacked security forces during pro-independence protests last year in which more than 100 civilians died. Indian Kashmir’s chief minister, Omar Abdullah, said the government is dropping the cases to give the suspects “an opportunity to be responsible persons and […]

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