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Amnesty International: US, Europe Shielding Israel Over Gaza War Crimes

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amnesty International complained in its annual report released Thursday that the U.S. and members of the European Union had obstructed international j...

Amnesty International: "Much of Gaza was razed to the ground..."

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Destroyed houses, tent camps, clouds of white phosphorous--these were just a few of the images of Gaza included in the video that accompanied Amnesty ...

Iran's Uprising Prospects After February 11: Escalation or Decline?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

The Iranian uprising has ascended and, regardless of crackdown, it will not decline. Rather, it will guide future developments along the lines of toppling the clerical regime and establishing democracy in Iran.

Reggie Clemons Awaits Death in Missouri Despite Bias, Misconduct and Error

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Laura Moye, Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Director at Amnesty International USA Yesterday I visited the bridge where it all happened at a very ...

Juan Mendez on International Human Rights

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The U.N. simply does not have adequate support of the world powers," Juan E. Mendez told me. Coming from anyone, this might be less important. From...

Cuban Regime Is the True Prisoner of Its Own Terror

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Black Spring 75, civic fighter Orlando Zapata, political prisoners and those who are disobedient are free. The Cuban regime is today the real prisoner, locked up in the very repression it generates.

Orlando Zapata Tamayo's Mother Speaks After Her Son's Death

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This afternoon, hours after the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Reinaldo and I were able to approach the Department of Legal Medicine, where autopsi...

Hunger Striking Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience Orlando Zapata Tamayo Dies Today in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Following are Yoani's tweets, translated into English over the last six hours. Here is a link to more information about Orlando Zapata Tamayo, in En...

UN: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Activists

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Two of my colleagues face up to 10 years in jail for exposing institutional corruption in the Japanese government's whaling programme. Meanwhile, the UN contends that Japan repeatedly violated the activists' human rights.

America got it right in handling of 'underwear bomber' Abdulmutallab

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights Last week Attorney-General Eric Holder wrote to Senate minority leade...

Saudi Flogging of Spoiled Brat Only Part of the Story

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Perhaps if Saudi institutions like a school in Jubail stopped treating women as kids they will stop acting like kids.

Letter From Paris: Laughing for Change

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

Created in 2000 by the City of Carquefou, the RIDEP meeting is for thousands of visitors and an event not to be missed -- thanks to the universal language of cartooning.

The Unheard Truth -- Poverty and Human Rights

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marcia G. Yerman

October 17th was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. However, a one-day a year acknowledgement doesn't suffice. The Unheard Truth ...

Obama's Human Rights Opportunity in Singapore

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Any American president should be horrified by the conditions under which opponents of the regime in Singapore have been harassed. The APEC summit presents an opportunity to set the record straight.

Mexican Army Accused Of Torture By Amnesty International

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen killed a university student in the deadly Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, prosecutors said Wednesday. Chih...

U.N. Birthday Rocks for Its Peacemakers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Jim Luce

Flashbulbs popping non-stop, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, entered the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New ...

Amnesty International Report: Nigerian Police Killing Civilians

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Beware of police roadblocks in Nigeria: If you cannot pay a bribe, you can end up dead, according to an Amnesty International rep...

Dumb Luck and a Call to Action

Lora Somoza | Posted 10.14.2009 | Impact
Lora Somoza

Deemed the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the suffering in Darfur has not yet come to an end. We can help make that end possible.

Detainees Moved to DMV; Could Be Held There 'Indefinitely'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

While Eric Holder did not indicate how long the detainees might be held at the DMV, he did say that the DMV "is capable of detaining them indefinitely."

Amnesty International Urges Action on Sri Lankan Detention Camps

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Sri Lankan government declared victory back in May when they defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers....

Amnesty International: Japan Must Stop Executing Mentally Ill Prisoners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Though Japan has a national policy against allowing visitors access to death row inmates, Amnesty International's latest report, "Hanging By A Thread,...

Financial Times Withdraws Award To Narendra Modi, Gujarat's Chief Minister

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

Following growing public criticism, the Financial Times magazine fDi has withdrawn its recent "Asian Personality of the Year" award to Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat.

Latin America Scholars Urge Human Rights Watch to Speak Up on Honduras Coup

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Latin America experts note that if Human Rights Watch took action and shone its spotlight on abuses in Honduras, the Obama administration would put greater pressure on the coup regime.

Amnesty: Honduras Photos and Protestor Testimonies Show Extent of Police Violence

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If the repression under the coup regime in Honduras were more widely known, it would be much more difficult for representatives of that regime to peddle their story in Washington that their government is "democratic" and "respects the rule of law."

The Modern Making of Refugee Politics

Yasmin Zaher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yasmin Zaher

The deeper one delves into the issue, the more Iraqis face injustice and the more peculiar the case of the Danish government appears.