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Mali Crisis: Leaders Condemn the Coup

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Mali Crisis: Leaders Condemn the Coup

The members of the UN Security Council strongly condemn the forcible seizure of power from the democratically elected Government of Mali by some elements of the Malian armed forces. They call on these elements to ensure the safety and security of President Amadou Toumani Touré and return to their barracks. And they demand the release [...]

“Troy Davis Execution a Failure of Justice System”

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“Troy Davis Execution a Failure of Justice System”

Following the announcement that the state of Georgia has executed Troy Anthony Davis, Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), released the following statement: “The U.S. justice system was shaken to its core as Georgia executed a person who may well be innocent. Killing a man under this enormous cloud of doubt is [...]

Hollywood Celebs to Help Film Director Jafar Panahi

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Hollywood Celebs to Help Film Director Jafar Panahi

Amnesty International will lead a delegation of Hollywood luminaries to the Iran Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, June 8 to symbolically rename a NYC street plaza “Azadi Square” (“Freedom Square”) and deliver tens of thousands of petition signatures demanding the reversal of the harsh sentence against acclaimed film director Jafar Panahi (pictured above). [...]

Amnesty Calls for Human Rights Reform in Egypt

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Amnesty Calls for Human Rights Reform in Egypt

Activist organization Amnesty International has called on Egypt’s authorities to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country’s future. The organization said at this critical moment of change, “human rights reform must begin now.” “Those now in power should view the activism on the streets [...]

China Bullying Others to Boycott Nobel Ceremony

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China Bullying Others to Boycott Nobel Ceremony

On Friday, Dec. 10, the Nobel Committee will award jailed Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Peace Prize, as Chinese government officials continue to trample human rights and bully other nations to boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway. “It is disappointing that some of the United States’ closest allies including Afghanistan, Iraq, [...]

Human Rights Outfit Welcomes Suu Kyi Release

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Human Rights Outfit Welcomes Suu Kyi Release

Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist organization Amnesty International has welcomed the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a prisoner of conscience, from house arrest in Myanmar (formerly called Burma). Suu Kyi co-founded the National League for Democracy (NLD), a pro-democracy political party that sought to counter the military junta that has ruled Myanmar since 1962. [...]

Israel Urged to Stop Human Rights Abuses in Jerusalem

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Israel Urged to Stop Human Rights Abuses in Jerusalem

Amnesty International has urged Israel to abandon plans to construct 238 new housing units in Israeli settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. “The Israeli authorities must immediately halt expansion of settlements in East Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied West Bank,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa. [...]