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Amnesty International, Human Rights Groups Ask Wikileaks To Censor Civilians' Names

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LONDON — Human rights groups said Tuesday they've asked WikiLeaks to censor secret files on the Afghanistan war to protect civilians who've work...

International Day of Indigenous Peoples: Are We Listening To Their Wisdom? (PHOTOS)

Dana Gluckstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dana Gluckstein

Over three decades, I have photographed Indigenous Peoples fighting for their lands, their traditions, their languages, and their very lives against corporate, governmental and missionary interests.

Cuba and the Virtue of Dialogue

Salim Lamrani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salim Lamrani

The dialogue with Cuban authorities initiated by the Catholic Church and Spain has been successful. Indeed, Havana has agreed to release, in the next four months, 52 of the 55 so-called "political" prisoners listed by AI.

Time Running Out for Omar Khadr

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

To date, the Omar Khadr trial has been one of the most dysfunctional in US judicial history. Its final act is likely to be as messy and dispiriting as the rest

Will There Be Justice for Murdered Egyptian Blogger?

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

Impunity is one of the great building blocks of the state of oppression in Egypt. In a government where torture and abuse is systematic, police and security officials rarely are brought to trial for their actions.

Human rights abusers put on notice as States move closer to arms trade deal

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Civil society says treaty must be "bulletproof" to protect lives Diplomats emerged Friday (July 23) after spending half of the time allocated for the...

Singapore Releases Author Accused of Defamation

AP | ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SINGAPORE — Singapore released on bail Tuesday a British author arrested two days earlier as part of a criminal defamation investigation related...

Amputations Without Anesthesia: North Korea Health Care In Shambles

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's health care system is in shambles with doctors sometimes performing amputations without anesthesia and workin...

Daily Life in Gaza: Loss, Despair, and Hopelessness

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

The root of the current suffering is the loss of opportunity and the inability of Palestinians in Gaza to produce for themselves.

Opinion=Opression: Risking Death to Make a Movie

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heidiminx

On a regular basis, I do something that most people in the free world do -- I ask my friends their opinion on something: politics, religion, sports, a concert...and I take for granted the fact that this is OK.

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 ...