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Story of Two Women: Two Death Sentences in Iran

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By Elise Auerbach, the Iran and Jordan country specialist for Amnesty International USA Over the past weeks Amnesty International and other human r...

States must agree an Arms Trade Treaty that could help save thousands of lives

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

States must use every available minute to draw up a new international arms treaty that could save thousands of lives every year, NGOs from around the ...

An International Appeal to Save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani won't be executed by stoning, but she is still on death row in Iran. Her crime was to have had extramarital relations with a man -- several years after the death of her husband.

Iranian Woman Will Not Be Stoned, May Still Be Killed

Newsweek | Katie Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman whose impending execution ignited worldwide outrage this week, will not be stoned to death, the Iranian ...

Iranian Mother May Be Stoned To Death

Save Sakineh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Iranian woman faces death by stoning after being convicted of adultery. Amnesty International yesterday called on the Iranian authorities to halt t...

Cuba and the Rhetoric of Human Rights (1 of 2)

Salim Lamrani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salim Lamrani

One must ask why there is such stigmatization by Western media, the U.S. and the European Union. Does Cuba in fact represents a special situation with respect to human rights? Is it worse than the rest of the continent?

Kashmir: Bullets for Books and Stones, Continued Crimes Against Humanity By The World's Largest Democracy

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Kashmiris believe in democracy and civil society and that is why they continue to carry out civil protests amidst the bullets and batons of brutal of state security apparatuses.

United Kingdom to Launch Torture Inquiry; United States Should Follow Suit

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

The new Conservative government in Great Britain announced that it will hold a "judge-led" inquiry into the role played by British officials in human rights abuses committed as part of the Global War on Terror.

Interrogator Admits Gitmo Detainee Khadr Threatened With Rape

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

The last day of Omar Khadr's pre-trial military commission hearing held over the past two weeks here at Guantanamo ended with a breakthrough for the defense team.

Indecent Haste at Gitmo

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights at Amnesty International USA. Parker is currently at Guantánamo to o...

Guantanamo Hearings and 'Non-Traditional Interrogation'

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights at Amnesty International USA. Parker is currently at Guantánamo to o...

Human Rights: Time to Practice What We Preach

Jamil Dakwar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamil Dakwar

The commitments to "principled engagement" and "living our values" are especially vital to advancing human rights. For years, U.S. leadership on the world stage has suffered because the U.S. seems to hold a double standard.

Is Having a Baby Bad for Your Health?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Most American women might presume that the dangers of maternal mortality are a concern and problem only in developing nations. They're wrong.

USA: We find the defendant NOT guilty. Now lock him up!

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Zeke Johnson, Amnesty International USA's Counter Terror With Justice Campaign Is this America or the Twilight Zone? According to Amnesty Internat...

FEMA's Formaldehyde Trailers Are Back

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

The New York Times reported yesterday that the formaldehyde-tainted trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to people who ...

US Media: American Waterboarding Good, Foreign Waterboarding Bad

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

According to a new study form Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, since the beginning of the War on Terror, and especially since the Abu Ghraib to...

Gay Crackdowns in Syria

Michael Luongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Luongo

The website Gay Middle East recently ran a note about the arrest of 25 young men who had attended gay private parties, accused in a combination of gay behavior and drug use and possession.

Six years on Abu Ghraib victims still fighting for justice

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt, Amnesty International's Business and Economic Relations Group Abu Ghraib will live on in collective memory as one of the...

The Cancer of Democracy

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Torture can't be wished away. You can't pretend it never happened. As General Patreaeus put it recently, the effects of torture are "nonbiodegradeable."

Who Was Chea Vichea and Why Does He Matter? Ask Filmmaker Bradley Cox

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In my own special screening, director Bradley Cox recently showed me his 55-minute film Who Killed Chea Vichea? in his office in Manhattan. Bradley is...

Iran: From Theocracy to Democracy

Reza Pahlavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reza Pahlavi

These are very troubling times for my country. The searing images on YouTube, Facebook and other media have brought the misery of the Iranian people and the brutality of the clerical regime into vivid perspective.

Satellite Images Reveal Massive Destruction in Kyrgyzstan

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

Satellite images show the dramatic impact of the recent violent events on the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Witnesses Say Case Against Troy Davis Based on Lies

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Over the course of the morning, the witnesses affirmed that their testimony implicating Davis was built on lies and often explained their recantations in moving ways.

Former US Military Interrogator: Release al-Odaini from Gitmo

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Matthew Alexander, former U.S. Senior Military Interrogator The importance of releasing Mohammed Mohammed Hassan al-Odaini cannot be overstated....

Unrest in Pakistan: Moving Beyond U.S. National Interest

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

The sheer volume of daily protests shows that many sectors of Pakistani society have pressing needs that do not include enlistment as foot soldiers in a proxy force for the U.S.'s War on Terror.