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Amnesty: Egyptian Authorities 'Trample On Human Rights'

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

CAIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Egypt has seen state violence on an "unprecedented scale" since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last Jul...

Shocking Details Of Gay 'Witch Hunt' In Nigeria Revealed In New Report

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A "witch hunt" for gay people has led to arrests in at least four of Nigeria's 36 states, Amnesty International said Wednesday...

India, Human Rights and the Bhullar Case

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Not much has changed since Sikh Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition was filed in 2003. Hopefully, in 2014, human rights activists will press the court of world public opinion to give the unresolved narrative the attention it deserves.

Locked in Winter

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
Kathy Kelly

As many as 35,000 displaced persons are now living in the slum areas in Kabul alone. The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp extended to adjacent homes, swiftly rendering nine families homeless in the midst of already astounding poverty.

Obama Ignores Morocco's Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses

Stephen Zunes | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

Late last month, President Barack Obama met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI in Washington for their first face-to-face meeting. The result was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights and international law.

What the Anti-Homosexuality Bill Could Mean for Ugandans

Ariel Wengroff | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Ariel Wengroff

"Today will go down in history as the worst day for LGBTQI identifying persons and human rights in general. The passing of the bill has caused significant panic even before its assented."

This Tibetan Filmmaker Has Been in Prison for 4 Years - It's Time For the Chinese Government to Let Him Go

Amnesty International | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Amnesty International

By James H. Zimmerman, Jr., Amnesty USA China Country Specialist Dhondup Wangchen and his wife, Lhamo Tso, were running a restaurant in Lhasa, Tibet i...

Standing With the Villagers of Nabi Saleh

Amnesty International | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Amnesty International

By Edith Garwood, Amnesty International USA Country Specialist on Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority Iyad Bur...

The Time to Stand Up for Human Rights Is Now

Samir Goswami | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Samir Goswami

Amnesty International continues to document the many instances of human rights violations in Russia. In a one year period since Vladimir Putin announced his candidacy to return to the president's office, over 5,000 people were arrested in more than 200 protests.

What a Day for a Daydream... of Universal Human Rights

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Over the years the struggle for human rights has had the benefit of some very captivating entertainers who have helped draw attention to the cause and raise funds for Amnesty's essential research and campaign work.

Eulogizing Mandela, the Political Prisoner

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Suchitra Vijayan

While we pray tribute to Mandela's memory, we need to acknowledge the many men and women on this planet who are still imprisoned, detained, silenced for their political views and activities.

What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Even as President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry speak in favor of a peace agreement, the U.S.-subsidized Israeli military is subjecting Palestinians to ongoing human rights abuses.

Russia: Repeal the "Foreign Agents Law"

Samir Goswami | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Samir Goswami

One year ago Russia adopted a "foreign agents law" that imposes restrictions on civil society organizations that take foreign funding. Since then more than a thousand independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been subjected to unannounced inspections.

What Will President Obama Whisper in This King's Ear?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

As Morocco's strategic partner, the U.S. must ensure that its dollars, military support, and political support generate momentum for human rights. Moroccan authorities shouldn't be allowed to presume that their relationship with the U.S. is a blank check.

How Technology Is Helping Us Better Protect Human Rights

Samir Goswami | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Samir Goswami

the sheer number of people who struggle for the most basic human rights can be overwhelming. Although it is easy to get dismayed, we must stay heartened that we can make a difference in an individual's life even from thousands of miles away.

WATCH: Sting, Bruce, Bono & More In Incredible Never-Before-Seen Video

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Amnesty International presented its legendary Human Rights Concerts from 1986-1998 to raise funds and consciousness for the struggle for worldwide hum...

40 Years of Relentless Choruses

Ann Burroughs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ann Burroughs

Around the world, countless thousands of individuals are still held unjustly for trying to do the right thing, or because they are different, or just because they were born in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some face terrible mistreatment, or worse.

Meaning More Than Mere Music: RIP Lou Reed

Jack Healey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Others can write about his music and influence a lot better than me. I found Lou Reed to be 'there' for Amnesty International. His remarks at press conferences were limited but heartfelt and serious as a heart attack.

Human Rights Groups Criticize U.S. Drone Program

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejec...

White House Defends Drone Strikes After New Report

AP | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it strongly disagrees with any assertions the U.S. violated international law by using drone strikes in Pakis...

Rights Group: U.S. Drone Strikes Killed Pakistani Grandmother And Workers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. drone strikes killed a Pakistani grandmother and 18 civilian labourers last ye...

Report: Nigeria's Military Is Killing Thousands

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria -- LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shedding stark light on Nigeria's escalating war with Islamic militants, mortuary records from a single Nige...

Condemned: The Award-Winning Work of Robin Hammond on Mental Illness in Africa

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 10.17.2013 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

During a trip to Juba, South Sudan to cover the referendum for independence, photojournalist Robin Hammond came across a story he had never seen adequately depicted, when he saw, as he tells FotoEvidence, a mentally ill girl begging at the side of the road.

End the Gravest Human Rights Abuse

Amnesty International | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Amnesty International

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How to Explain Forced Evictions in 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgForced evictions happen every day, on every continent and yet many of us would likely struggle to define it, even if you've actually seen it happen.