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No justice on 5 year anniversary of Maguindanao massacre

Manila - Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of a massacre where families have yet to see those responsible for the death of their lost ones, brought to justice. No prosecution, and no conviction has taken place in response to the mass murder in the Philippines

Police in Ferguson target media, human rights observers

Ferguson - As the violence in Ferguson, MO continues, police are reportedly targeting and detaining members of the media according to several news reports, as well as ordering observers with Amnesty International out of the area.

Amnesty details U.S. murder, torture, war crimes under Obama

A scathing new report from Amnesty International details how the U.S. military has systematically ignored and covered up the torture and killing of innocent civilians committed by its forces in Afghanistan.

Reports: IDF deliberately shot unarmed civilians, rescue workers

Reports from the Red Cross and international human rights groups accuse Israeli troops of deliberately shooting and killing unarmed civilians attempting to flee for their lives in Gaza, as well as medical personnel attempting to rescue the injured.

'Industrial scale' justice as Egypt court sentences 683 to death

Minya - A court in Egypt, Monday, recommended the death penalty for 683 people after a mass trial that’s been heavily criticized both by European government leaders and human rights organizations.

Amnesty: 'Trigger happy' Israeli soldiers killing with impunity

One of the world's leading human rights groups has accused Israeli military and police in the illegally-occupied Palestinian West Bank of possible war crimes.

Madonna to introduce Pussy Riot at human rights concert

New York - Madonna will introduce members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot at an Amnesty International concert in New York City in February.

Pussy Riot to appear in Brooklyn at Amnesty International concert

New York - One month after being released from Russian prison, the Russian punk rock music group, Pussy Riot, will attend Amnesty International’s “Bringing Human Rights Home” concert at the Barclays Center in New York City on February 5.

Review: ‘Panorama — All In A Good Cause’ Special

If you've ever wondered why white liberals are such enthusiastic supporters of "good causes", this programme will stop you wondering.

Amnesty International demands location of Pussy Riot activist

Amnesty International is demanding the Russian government reveal the whereabouts of former Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who has not been seen since Oct. 22.

Amnesty International: Syrian refugees 'denied entry into Jordan'

Amnesty International is urging global support to help Jordan and other countries welcoming people fleeing the civil war in Syria end border restrictions, so that these people may find peaceful, safe homes.

Amnesty: US drone strikes in Pakistan may be war crimes

Two of the world's leading human rights groups have released scathing reports detailing how US drone strikes are killing innocent civilians in Pakistan and Yemen.

Op-Ed: Four different reports examine and criticize US drone strikes

As President Sharif visits Washington and promises to express Pakistani concerns about drone strikes to President Obama, four different reports discuss drone attacks.

Amnesty condemns Saudi Arabia's worsening human rights record

Amnesty International has stated that Saudi Arabia has failed to address human rights concerns and on top of that has actually “ratcheted up the repression” since 2009.

Amnesty International calls for Albert Woodfox to be freed

Angola - Amnesty International has launched a campaign for the release of 'Angola 3' inmate Albert Woodfox, who has been in solitary confinement for decades in a Louisiana prison.

Two separate bombing attempts, one at elementary school

Yesterday’s bomb, found close to a Belfast primary school, comes just two days after pipe bombs were found near the grave of former RIRA leader Alan Ryan. The grave site was the destination of parade marking one year since his assassination.

Amnesty’s Fan the Flame campaign

The paper dioramas created by the Russian artists from People Too, at the request of Ogilvy & Mather, have created a moving and powerful ad campaign for Amnesty International.

Jailed Russian Pussy Riot member loses parole appeal

Perm - A member of Russian feminist punk rock group, Pussy Riot, was denied early parole in Perm yesterday. Testifying via video link, Maria Alyokhina appealed a May decision that denied her early release.

Power pop musicians lobby for Pussy Riot release

Moscow - U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and over 100 musicians, together with Amnesty International, are lobbying Russian authorities for the release of imprisoned Russian punk group, Pussy Riot.

Op-Ed: Outrage over Zimmerman trial drowns more meaningful discussion

While social media is saturated with misguided consternation over the verdict in the Zimmerman trial, a more sinister trial with more important implications is proceeding under an umbrella of media silence.

Amnesty International: U.S. must not hunt Snowden down

Amnesty International claims that whistleblower Edward Snowden should not be hunted down for disclosing top-secret information with regard to NSA's spying activities.

Amnesty International protests US drone killings

Amnesty International says the U.S. drone policy is shrouded in secrecy but the killings appear to amount to extrajudicial executions that violate international rights laws.

Amnesty International hails Maryland's abolition of death penalty

Annapolis - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley yesterday signed abolition of capital punishment into law in Maryland in a move welcomed by campaigners Amnesty International. Maryland becomes part of a worldwide trend away from state-sanctioned execution.

Threat of legal challenge over gay marriage in Northern Ireland

There could be a legal challenge in Northern Ireland if it becomes the only part of the United Kingdom without same-sex marriage.

Opposition in Bahrain calls for big protest before F1 race

The Shiite Al Wefaq opposition party in Bahrain has called on Bahrainis to gather for a major demonstration before the Formula One Grand Prix race scheduled to take place in the kingdom on Sunday.

Amnesty Int'l urges Serbia to guarantee ethnic Hungarians' rights Special

Novi Sad - Human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has responded to reports that it is ignoring the rights of ethnic Hungarians in Serbia, where a rising tide of ethnically-based attacks have been reported against this minority.

Amnesty International: Torture in Iraq still rife

In 2003 the invasion of Iraq began. Before the war it was argued that Iraq was a danger to its neighbours and the rest of the world; the poor treatment of its people by the Hussein regime was also highlighted as another justification for going to war.

Shrouded in secrecy, Japan executions resume with three hangings

The Japanese government on Thursday executed three inmates, marking its first executions since conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December, the Justice Ministry said.

Magdalen Laundries: Irish Premier's profound and moving apology

Dublin - The Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny tonight spoke in the Irish Parliament, the Dáil Éireann, on the terms of the McAleese report on Ireland’s notorious Magdalen Laundries.

Video: Amnesty International wishes you Happy Human Rights Day

Paris - In a lipdub of the song "Call me maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, Amnesty International France wishes all a Happy Human Rights Day in a fun song and dance video.
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