Amnesty International

Type: Organization
Name: Amnesty International
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 42 mins ago - 2 reports

Israel/Egypt: Provide Rights Groups Access to Gaza

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Israel should immediately allow access to Gaza for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other international human rights organizations so they can investigate allegations of serious violations of international ... [Published Human rights news - 42 mins ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

Amnesty International, CORE hail Sharmila release as legal and moral victory

IMPHAL, August 19: The Amnesty International India has said the court ruling directing the release of ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ Irom Sharmila is a legal and moral victory for the activist.“This welcome but long overdue judgement recognizes that Irom Sharmila’s ... [Published Kangla Online - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 18 reports

Respected U.S. think tank apologises and blames rogue intern for Tweet telling Amnesty International to 'suck it'

| Updated: 03:26 EST, 20 August 2014A respected Washington think tank has apologised after sending a tweet to human rights group Amnesty International telling them to 'suck it'.The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) blamed an intern ... [Published Mail Online UK - 2 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Amnesty International Condemns US 'Human Rights Abuse'

Amnesty International has said the US must look at its own human rights abuses before commenting on other countries, in the wake of the protests in Ferguson. The human rights campaigners have criticized the use of force and military equipment by the police ... [Published IRIB World Service - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

Amnesty International Blasts Ferguson Militarized Police Response, Cites Human Rights Violations

Global human rights organization, Amnesty International, has boots on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, and what it sees are violations of United Nations standards regarding basic human rights .In an unprecedented move, AI, which typically monitors conditions ... [Published Inquisitr - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 4 reports

Here's What Amnesty International Is Doing in Ferguson

Amnesty International is best known for monitoring human rights conditions in places like Afghanistan and China—while active in the United States, it rarely makes headlines here. That's why the sight of yellow-clad Amnesty activists walking the streets ... [Published Mojo Feed | Mother Jones - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 4 reports

4 executed in Saudi Arabia for drug possession

NAJRAN , Saudi Arabia, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Four men were executed in Najran, Saudi Arabia, after being convicted of drug possession, bringing the number of executions in the past two weeks to 17.Human rights organization Amnesty International claimed the ... [Published UPI - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Amnesty International Condemns Lagos-World Bank Compensation for Evicted Persons

The Amnesty International office has expressed disagreement with the compensation package approved for Lagos State by the World Bank for people forcibly evicted from an informal settlement. The body in a report published yesterday, said: "The World Bank ... [Published Wall Street Business Network - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 4 reports

Israel reportedly keeping human rights groups out of Gaza

Two human rights organizations seeking to conduct independent investigations into Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza reported Monday that the Israeli government has refused, on bureaucratic grounds, to grant them entry into the coastal enclav ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 5 reports

Police in Ferguson target media, human rights observers

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. ... [Published Digital Journal - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 8 reports

Human Rights Watch USA – Amnesty International Deploys In America

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog ,“We criticize dictators for quelling dissent and silencing protestors with tactics like curfews, we’ll certainly speak out when it’s happening in our own backyard. The people of Ferguson have the right ... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Amnesty International Sends Monitors to Ferguson

Amnesty International has deployed a monitor team inside the United States for the first time in the history of the organization to observe events in Ferguson.... ... [Published Wall Street Business Network - Aug 19 2014]

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Bangladeshi Law Minister Anisul Huq told Prothom Alo that a task force will hold a meeting shortly. He said, "The government is committed to bringing back the killers, but we are having to go against the tide." He said that they were maintaining secrecy in this regard due to the security issues involved
...According to the organization, Faradj Kerimli has told his defender that he was beaten by policemen who wanted to force him to give a confession. "They threatened him that if he did not sign under 'confession', the police 'will create problems for his parents' by planting weapon to their house" declared the AI's statement published on the official website of the organization
This case is part of "a long and painful trend of black, unarmed men killed by the cops" , writes Nicola Flatow for Think Progress...
Andrew Schwartz, senior vice president for external relations at CSIS told BuzzFeed  that he was "embarrassed about this unfortunate situation and the tweet doesn’t reflect anyone’s views at CSIS or the institution as a whole. My colleagues are equally distressed about this."

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Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Israel should immediately allow access to Gaza for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other international human rights organizations so they can investigate allegations of serious violations of international ...
Here's What Amnesty International Is Doing in F... [Published Mojo Feed | Mother Jones - 13 hours ago]
Amnesty International is best known for monitoring human rights conditions in places like Afghanistan and China—while active in the United States, it rarely makes headlines here. That's why the sight of yellow-clad Amnesty activists walking the streets ...
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In response to the ongoing chaos in Ferguson, Mo., Amnesty International posted on Twitter that the United States “can’t tell other countries to improve their records on policing and peaceful assembly if it won’t clean up its own human rights record.” ...
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