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Jailed in Turkey; Online Onslaught in Russia: HRW Daily Brief | HRW

A Turkish court has ruled that six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director, are to remain in custody pending trial. The six are being accused of aiding a terror group, charges Human Rights Watch and others have found to be “arbitrary and unfounded”. Five international organizations have urged Turkey to release the activists. Source: Jailed in Turkey; Online ...

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US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International | The Guardian

US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading human rights group warns. Amnesty International has highlighted the case of a grandmother who was killed while she was picking vegetables and other incidents which could have broken international laws designed to ...

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USA set to sign Arms Trade Treaty | Amnesty International

Following reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the Arms Trade Treaty on behalf of the USA on Wednesday morning, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said: “This is a milestone towards ending the flow of conventional arms that fuel atrocities and abuse. The USA is the world’s largest arms dealer, but has so far had a ...

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Iraqi authorities must not block peaceful protests | Amnesty International

With planned country-wide protests in Baghdad and across Iraq happening today, Amnesty International calls on the Iraqi authorities to respect and protect protesters’ rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. The Iraqi authorities have appeared determined to stop large demonstrations taking place in central Baghdad since anti-government protests erupted across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011. “People ...

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When people take injustice personally, it can grow into a powerful force for change | Amnesty International

The huge recent win of a new global Arms Trade Treaty shows that when people take injustice personally, it can grow into a powerful force for change. In Amnesty’s WIRE May/June issue, read interviews with people who have been arrested just for speaking their minds, including Katia Samutsevich from Russian band Pussy Riot (page 20). Also, find out why “there ...

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Drone killings draw ire of Amnesty International | The National

A leading human rights organisation has criticised the United States’ increasing use of drone aircraft for the targeted killing of terrorism suspects overseas and questioned its legality. Amnesty International, in its global review of human rights issues, said the US drone policy was shrouded in secrecy but the killings appeared to amount to extrajudicial executions that violate international rights laws. ...

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Amnesty International Annual General Meeting and Human Rights Conference March 22-24, Washington D.C.

From March 22-24, you’re invited to do so in a major way during Amnesty International’s Annual General Meeting and Human Rights Conference. We’ll gather just minutes away from Washington, D.C. in the beautiful city of Bethesda to tackle some of most pressing human rights issues and questions facing our world today. You’ll be able to connect with leading human rights ...

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Amnesty Demands Action For Detained Protesters In Azerbaijan | Radio Free Europe

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called for the Council of Europe to stand up for the right to protest peacefully in Azerbaijan, after dozens of nonviolent demonstrators were detained and later charged in Baku on January 26. The protests came just days after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) failed to pass a resolution on political ...

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