Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty’

Amnesty International: Trials of executed Iraq prisoners were ‘deeply flawed’

Amnesty International: Trials of executed Iraq prisoners were ‘deeply flawed’

Sarah MuléTIKRIT, Iraq, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Amnesty International said Iraq’s use of executions will only “perpetuate the cycle of violence” in the country following the hanging of 36 prisoners. Top News – UPI.com

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Venezuela’s Maduro vows to veto amnesty bill passed by National Assembly

Venezuela’s Maduro vows to veto amnesty bill passed by National Assembly

Andrew V. PestanoCARACAS, Venezuela, March 30 (UPI) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro vows to veto amnesty bill passed by the National Assembly that could free opposition leaders like Leopoldo López from jail. Top News – UPI.com

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Amnesty International warns against mass Saudi execution in coming days

Amnesty International warns against mass Saudi execution in coming days

Amy R. ConnollyRIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 27 (UPI) — The human-rights group Amnesty International warned the Saudi Arabian government is planning to execute more than 50 people convicted of terrorism. Top News – UPI.com

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VW offers some employees amnesty for information on cheating

VW offers some employees amnesty for information on cheating

FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, the Volkswagen logo of a car is photographed during a car show in Frankfurt, Germany. A dealer familiar with Volkswagen’s plans says the automaker intends to offer $ 1,000 in gift cards and vouchers to owners of smaller diesel cars as a gesture of goodwill...

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Afghan women activists face rising violence, Amnesty says

Afghan women activists face rising violence, Amnesty says

Executive Director for Afghan women’s Network (AWN), Hasina Safi, center, raises her hand to ask a question during a press conference by Amnesty International announcing their report on threats to women activists in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Amnesty International says the activists, who are working to improve the human rights situation in...

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Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez honored by Amnesty International

Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez honored by Amnesty International

BEIJING (AP) — Amnesty International has awarded its top honor to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who has spent years shining light on his country’s restrictive political atmosphere, and to U.S. folk singer Joan Baez, for her civil rights activism. Ai said in an interview Tuesday that the Ambassador of Conscience award was a...

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