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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.

Free Ai Weiwei

Bianca Jagger | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

Ai Weiwei and his art could be a symbol of China's growing leadership in the world, but the Chinese authorities have chosen instead to try and erase him from the national and cultural memory.

Countries With The Most Executions Around The World

Posted 05.30.2011 | World

Though overall executions are on the decline, the number of countries imposing the death penalty increased last year to 23, according to a new report....

U.S. in Top 5 For Executions Worldwide

Amnesty International | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Amnesty International

While executions and death sentences have declined significantly in the U.S. over the last decade, the use of capital punishment has been collapsing at a much faster rate worldwide.

Bahrain's King Declares Martial Law

Reuters | Lin Noueihed and Frederik Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 15, 2011 10:44:00 PM By Lin Noueihed and Frederik Richter MANAMA, March 15 (Reuters) - Bahrain's king declared martial law on Tuesday ...

5 Celebs Who Took Gaddafi's Money (And What They're Doing With It Now)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Gaddafi may not be winning points with philanthropists around the world, but his money could do some major good. In February, cables released by th...

Afghan Government's Takeover of Women's Shelters Adds Insult to Injury

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International's Afghanistan Researcher. The recent move by Afghanistan's Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA) to take c...

The Fall of Mubarak

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

All Egyptians must be allowed to participate in shaping their future. The pro-democracy protesters of Egypt have succeeded in ousting Mubarak, but the struggle is not over and there is a long way to go.

Journalists Targeted: U.S. Reporters 'Hunted,' Attacked And Detained Amid Violent Clash In Egypt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Reports continue to emerge that as Egyptian government loyalists and protesters take to the streets creating a war zone, American journalists in Cairo...

Reflections on the Army, Torture and General Sanchez

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Geneve Mantri, Government Relations Director, for Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Human Rights It is a cold and icy morning in DC and as I slip...

President Obama, Why Have You Forsaken Your Promise to Close Guantanamo?

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bianca Jagger

Since 9/11 the US government has sacrificed freedom, civil liberties and human rights for safety and security. But this reordering of priorities has not made our world any safer.

Rep. King's Terrorism Problem

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights Yesterday, with the opening of the 112th Congress, Representative Pet...

Cover-ups, coups, and drones - A Holiday Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which Wikileaks has broug...

Sweden's Serial Negligence in Prosecuting Rape Further Highlights the Politics Behind Julian Assange's Arrest

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naomi Wolf

According to numerous reliable reports, the same Swedish authorities going after Julian Assange do a worse job prosecuting reported rapes than do police and the judiciary in any other comparable country.

Sacred Stones Scream for Justice in Azerbaijan

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

On the fifth anniversary of the destruction of 3,000 khachkars, let the bare ground as seen from space be the screams for a civilization that was and now is not.

Why Today's Human Rights Day Is So Special

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

Today is a special Human Rights Day. It marks the beginning of Amnesty International's 50th year celebration. That's 50 years of working together to demand freedom and justice for all.

Reclaiming the Roots of the Human Rights Movement

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Healey

Human Rights Day, December 10, is an opportunity to reflect on the gains and losses of the human rights movement.

Cuba, the Corporate Media and the Suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

Salim Lamrani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salim Lamrani

The suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo is a tragedy. But to the corporate media, it is only useful in the media war against the Cuban government.

Women Speak Out About What's Gone Wrong with the United States Birthing System

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Here is the reality: Hospitals are businesses. They want those beds filled and emptied. And there is something else you should know: Having a baby in a hospital might not be as safe as you thought.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch Report on ISI-Sponsored Hell in Af-Pak

Melissa Roddy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melissa Roddy

If NATO withdraws before the Afghan government can effectively defend Afghanistan against the ongoing attacks by Pakistan's proxies, the country will experience a bloody competition for power, even worse than the 1990s.

Young Man Defies Iranian Regime's Attempt to Kill His Mother - People of Goodwill Can Show Support

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Sajjad Ghaderzah, 22, the son of Sakineh Ashtiani, an Iranian woman the regime has sentenced to death by stoning, has been "severely tortured" and rem...