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Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Are We Ignoring the War on Yemen?
World  (tags: amnesty international, arab spring, doctors without borders, egypt, human rights watch, kpfk, red cross, saudi arabia, sonali kolhatkar, unicef, uprising, war crime, yemen )

- 98 days ago -
"Yemen is one of the most terrifying places in the world to be a child." While ordinary civilians are suffering horrific violence and starvation, there is deafening silence from the U.S. and others who claim to be defenders of human rights.
Black Friday   video
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, Gaza, Rafah, August 1st 2014, NDVI, Forensic Architecture, reconstitution, Amnesty International, Goldsmith College, IDF, soldiers, Hamas, militia, Hannibal Directive, new technological technique )

- 120 days ago -
Use of a new analytical process - Forensic Architecture - to analyse events in Rafah on August 1st 2014
A HEMLINE IS NOT A CRIME: 10 Women at Risk of Flogging --- PLEASE SIGN!!
World  (tags: Amnesty International, Sudan, ethics, human rights, Public Order Police, flogging, fines, women )

- 134 days ago -
The students are between 17 and 23-years-old âEUR¦The police have extensive powers to arrest any person for "indecent dress" and the punishment if found guilty is up to 40 lashes, or a fine, or both.
Wild Pigeon   video
World  (tags: Nurmuhemmet Yasin, PEN, China, ePub, iBook Uyghur separatism, Wild Pigeon, Caged, Maralbeshi County People's Court, Kashgar Literature Journal, Amnesty International )

- 169 days ago -
Nurmuhemmet Yasin arrested in 2004 after his publication of Wild Pigeon in the Kashgar Literature Journal. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison believed dead despite Amnesty International attempts to gain information on him. A free download of his book
Amnesty: Hamas Rocket Attacks Amounted to War Crimes
World  (tags: Hamas, war crimes, rocket attacks, Amnesty International )

- 241 days ago -
Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says. Militants displayed a "flagrant disregard" for the lives of civilians during the 50-day war, a report found.
Release Iranian Women's Rights Activist Bahareh Hedayat - TAKE ACTION!
World  (tags: women's rights activist, Bahareh Hedayat, Iran, Evin Prison, Amnesty International, petition )

- 265 days ago -
Encouraging the participation of women in student groups, promoting gender equality in the law, supporting political reform, opposing human rights violations--and speaking to the foreign media about all of these issues--led to a series of arrests and...
Ukraine's Government Is Starving Residents of the Breakaway Region
World  (tags: Ukraine, starving, residents, humanitarian disaster, Amnesty International, children, conflict, corruption, death, ethics, government, humans, politics, society, world )

- 336 days ago -
"The region is facing a humanitarian disaster with many already at risk of starvation," said Denis Krivosheev, acting Director of Europe and Central Asia for Amnesty International, on Wed., December 24th.
Eastern Ukraine: Humanitarian Disaster Looms as Food Aid Blocked - AI Report
World  (tags: Eastern Ukraine, Donbass, kiev fascists, Pro-Kiev battalions, humanitarian aid, Amnesty International, foodcrisis, ethnic cleansing, violence, conflict, politics )

- 336 days ago -
Pro-Kyiv volunteer battalions are increasingly blocking humanitarian aid into eastern Ukraine in a move which will exacerbate a pending humanitarian crisis in the run up to Christmas and New Year, said Amnesty International.
My Mother Is in Prison for Standing Up for Human Rights. An Amnesty International Write for Rights Case
World  (tags: human rights, amnesty international, china, anti-corruption, Liu Ping )

- 361 days ago -
An Amnesty International story about how an act of kindness transformed Liu Ping from a factory worker into an anti-corruption activist in China. Her daughter, 22-year-old Liao Minyue, tells their story. Look for " Please take action now" at bottom.
Tools of Torture: Sale Must End Now! ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
World  (tags: Human Rights, EU, torture, torture tools, Amnesty International, violence, society, government, ethics, crime, death, freedoms, world )

- 382 days ago -
Sign our petition to the EU:Thumb screws, spiked batons, leg irons and neck shackles. These instruments of torture aren't just confined to the history books - they're being used every day in torture chambers, police stations, military barracks and...
Who Is Leonard Peltier   video
World  (tags: Leonard Peltier, Native American, political prisoner, Amnesty International, National Congress of American Indians, Robert F Kennedy Memorial Center for Hum, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Nelson Mandela )

- 442 days ago -
Leonard Peltier Native American political prisoner recognized as such by Amnesty International, National Congress of American Indians, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, Archbishop Desmond Tutu , Rev. Jesse Jackson, and many others.
Torture & Terror in Nigeria: Join Worldwide Movement to Save Moses, 24, From Execution
World  (tags: Nigeria, Moses Akatugba, Delta State, army, torture, impunity, coerced confession, alleged petty crime, death penalty, overturn, hanging, Amnesty International )

- 450 days ago -
Moses Akatugba, arrested at 16 for allegedly stealing 3 cell phones, convicted on 'confessions' coerced thru ghastly torture. After 8 yrs in prison, now sentenced to hang. Claims of torture never investigated! Overturn sentence for NigerianIndependenceDay
World  (tags: humanrights, Amnesty International, Colombia )

- 461 days ago -
Defender of Indigenous Peoples' rights Juan Pablo Gutiérrez received a death threat from a paramilitary group targeting him and other Indigenous organizations in Colombia. He has received numerous threatening phone calls since. His life is at risk.
Torture Remains the World's Dirty Secret, Amnesty Says
World  (tags: torture, Amnesty International, study, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', violence, society, politics, world, news )

- 545 days ago -
A survey of 21,000 people from 21 countries reveals fear of torture is present in all of these, and found that the majority of people believe governments should make clear laws against torture.
Challenges of Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding During and After Armed Conflict
World  (tags: Amnesty International, armed conflicts, erroneous accounts, wrong assumptions or conclusions )

- 558 days ago -
Fear can lead victims & witnesses to withhold evidence or give deliberately erroneous accounts of incidents. In Gaza, I received partial or inaccurate information by relatives of civilians accidentally killed ... by rockets launched by Palestinians.

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