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Sub-Saharan Africans And Black Libyans Targeted By Rebel Fighters

Bloomberg.com | Posted 11.01.2011 | Black Voices

Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans are being targeted by rebel fighters who suspect them of backing Muammar Qaddafi, Amnesty International said. ...

Close Gitmo and Help Solve the Debt Crisis

Amnesty International | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

It is not news that the United States is facing a debt crisis and that public spending is under scrutiny like never before, yet one decade-long drain on the public exchequer has so far escaped the financial meltdown: the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.

New York Times: Al Qaeda-Linked Islamist Threat Grows In Nigeria

The New York Times | Adam Nossiter | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- A shadowy Islamist insurgency that has haunted northern Nigeria -- surviving repeated, bloody efforts to eliminate it -- appears...

Deliverance From Torture

Morris Davis | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

It is disappointing to those who believed Obama's election marked the beginning of a reckoning with America's descent into torture. Rather than drawing a bead on impunity, the president has lowered his bow and let it go.

4 Wealthy Countries That Performed Executions In 2010

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Of the 26 countries that are categorized as free, only the U.S. and Japan had performed executions in 2010. This can be contrasted with the nearly 25% of countries classified as authoritarian that performed executions in 2010.

Lucia Graves

Peter Tosh Estate Partners With Political Advocacy Organizations

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The estate of reggae legend Peter Tosh has announced a series of partnerships aimed at bringing his music to a new generation of politic...

Amnesty International: Saudi Terror Bill Could Muzzle Dissidents

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Amnesty International warned on Friday that a draft anti-terrorism law being considered by Saudi Arabia would allo...

Iran Escalating Use Of Death Penalty

The Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

Iran has executed an average of almost two people a day in the first six months of this year, human rights groups have warned. The sharp escalation...

Let There Not Be Another Hama

Saad Khan | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Where is the world? The glorious international community has remained largely silent on the issue. Except for an extremely watered down condemnatory statement that has yet to negotiate the dangerous curves of the UN security council.

Syria's Assad & America's Decaying Credibility

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.05.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The Obama administration is having a hard time finding any more sand to place its head in when it comes to evolving events in Syria.

Sting: "Sending out an S.O.S." on Kazakh Human Rights Abuses

Martin Lewis | Posted 09.02.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Apprised by Amnesty International of the latest rights abuses in Kazakhstan being inflicted on oil workers and their union leaders, Sting canceled a major concert appearance.

Egyptian Army Acknowledges 'Virginity Tests,' Says Amnesty

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

CAIRO — Amnesty International said Monday that Egypt's military rulers have acknowledged carrying out so-called "virginity tests" on female prot...

Is Iran Using Mass Rape As A Weapon?

The Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 08.24.2011 | World

Prison guards in Iran are giving condoms to criminals and encouraging them to systematically rape young opposition activists locked up with them, acco...

U2 at Angel Stadium and New Sounds From Ireland's Essential Bands

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

For this tour, interrupted by a back injury and successful treatment for frontman Bono, U2 appears on stage in puffs of smoke reminiscent of our infamous SoCal smog.

Without Freedom of Expression, the Egyptian Revolution Wouldn't be Complete

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

As much as one would like to end the story by saying "...and the people of Egypt lived happily ever after", it might just be too premature to say so.

Saudi Beheading Surge Concerns Activists

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Amnesty International is condemning what it says is a sharp rise in beheadings in Saudi Arabia and is urging authorities in the kingdom to ha...

Amnesty International Slams U.S. Solitary Confinement Sentences

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

Picture a box measuring roughly 6.5 by 9 feet. Imagine sitting in that box, 23 hours a day, for 40 years. For most, that describes a claustrophobic ...

Release Josh and Shane -- and All Prisoners of Conscience in the Islamic Republic

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

Those who are holding Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer are not only violating their human rights, they are also violating Iranian law. This charade must end.

Lobbying: There's An App For That

Roll Call | May 26, 2011 | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

The rock-musician-turned-activist Bono wants you to know: You, too, can be a lobbyist, and all you need is an iPhone....

50 Years of Standing Up for Freedom

Larry Cox | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact
Larry Cox

Today millions across the Middle East and North Africa are using their voices to demand their rights and freedoms. In some ways the unfolding drama of the Arab Spring mirrors Amnesty International's story.

The Insein Strikers Need Solidarity

Matthew Smith | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Matthew Smith

On Saturday, 17 male inmates in Burma's Insein Prison joined at least five women who had been on a hunger strike since May 17. This bold and risky move comes on the heels of a "general amnesty" for 14,600 prisoners freed last week.

Amnesty International Says Vatican Not Meeting Obligations On Sex Abuse

Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Amnesty International has criticized the Vatican for falling short of its commitments...

Elise Foley

Lindsey Graham: U.S. Troops Will Shoot More Afghans Because Guantanamo Bay Is Closing

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Wednesday that U.S. forces kill suspected terrorists and enemy combatants because they cannot detai...

North Korea Holds 200,000 Political Prisoners: Amnesty

Posted 07.04.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) – North Korea is holding around 200,000 people in huge political prison camps where inmates are forced to work in conditions ap...

We Can Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Ben Jealous | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As an American, I have faith in our justice system. But as President of the NAACP, I have seen how our justice system can fail -- sometimes even when it comes to life and death.