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Yoko Ono to give peace award to Pussy Riot


September 21st, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yoko Ono, widow of Beatles star John Lennon, will give a peace prize in the couple's name to Russian female punk band Pussy Riot, Amnesty ... Read more...

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Amnesty demands end to police force against Kudankulam protesters


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Amnesty Friday demanded an end to the use of police force against "peaceful protesters" agitating against a nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.Terming ... Read more...

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Greenpeace flays crackdown on Kudankulam protest


September 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Monday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for its crackdown and use of force on protestors at the upcoming Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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Ensure safety of Sri Lankans in India: Amnesty


September 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to ensure safety of Sri Lankans visiting India and investigate the recent attacks on them."The ... Read more...

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Pakistani executed in Saudi Arabia


September 5th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia Tuesday executed a Pakistani national in Medina city for trafficking heroin.Hayat Sayed Lal Sayed had attempted to smuggle heroin in his stomach, the Saudi ... Read more...

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21 executed in a day in Iraq


August 29th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) Iraq Tuesday carried out 21 executions for terrorism-related crimes, the justice ministry said.There were three women among those executed. Iraq has executed 91 people so far ... Read more...

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Pakistan concerned over Muslim deaths in Myanmar


August 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday expressed deep concern over the loss of life and property of Rohingya Muslims in ethnic clashes in Myanmar.The clashes took ... Read more...

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Protests, prayers against attack on Muslims in Myanmar


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims took out a procession and offered special Friday prayers here to protest against alleged attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, an official said ... Read more...

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Woman faces death by stoning in Sudan


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A 23-year-old Sudanese woman, mother to a six-month-old baby, has been convicted of adultery and will be stoned to death, Sky News reported.Laila Ibrahim Issa Jamool ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh RTI activist shot at, in stable condition


July 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) A leading Chhattisgarh rights activist was injured when two unidentified gunmen shot him twice in the state's industrial town Raigarh. He is said to be out ... Read more...

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Amnesty finds evidence of state-sponsored abuse in Syria


June 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Human rights group Amnesty International has said it has collected evidence of state-sponsored rights abuses in Syria. In its 70-page report titled "Deadly Reprisals", the Britain-based ... Read more...

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Britain backs Syria conference plan ‘in principle’


June 15th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has reiterated that his country welcomes "in principle" the Russian suggestion of an international conference on Syria.Hague, however, warned that ... Read more...

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Abbottabad operation was unlawful, says Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) The US special operation in Pakistan's Abbottabad town in May last year that killed Osama bin Laden in his hideout appears to have been "unlawful" in ... Read more...

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Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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UNSC ‘tired, unfit for purpose’: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council is suffering from a failure of leadership and looks "tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose", human rights organisation ... Read more...

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Release bombers’ bodies: Amnesty urges Belarus


March 21st, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of two bombers executed in Belarus should be returned to their families for proper burial, Amnesty International said in a statement."Despite publicly stating ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s opposition fumes over missing people


March 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) The main opposition Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has demanded the formation of a special parliamentary committee to monitor progress on the issue of the hundreds ... Read more...

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Amnesty claims widespread rights violations in Iran


February 28th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Global human rights monitor Amnesty International has said there have been "widespread and persistent human rights violations in Iran", CNN reported Tuesday."It is essential if further ... Read more...

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Amnesty favours trial of rights violators in Kashmir


February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Security personnel involved in rape and murder cases in Jammu and Kashmir should stand trial instead of seeking immunity under the often criticised armed forces' ... Read more...

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Pakistani beheaded for heroin trafficking in Saudi Arabia


January 31st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 31 (IANS/AKI) A Pakistani man convicted of trafficking in heroin was beheaded Monday in eastern Saudi Arabia, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.Salman Khan Taj Mohamma ... Read more...

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Mexico sets 60-year prison term for female homicides


December 15th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's lower house approved a bill that would make female homicides, or "femicides", punishable by between 40-60 years in prison, legislative sources said.The bill, which ... Read more...

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Drug trafficker executed in Iran


December 13th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 13 (IANS/AKI) A drug trafficker, convicted for selling 44 kg of heroin, was executed Tuesday in the Iranian city of Rasht.The Herana human rights agency said that with ... Read more...

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Indian-origin British lawyer fights for Kargil martyr


December 11th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 11 (IANS) Twelve years after the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan, a new 'battle' is on - to get justice for an Indian Army officer ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges Russia to respect right to protest


December 9th, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Russian authorities "to respect the right to peaceful protests" ahead of rallies against alleged electoral fraud ... Read more...

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Iran hangs 11 convicted drug traffickers


November 25th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
SHIRAZ, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people who were previously convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in southern Iran on Thursday, state-run media reported. It is the latest in a series of ... Read more...

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Amphon Tangnoppaku sentenced for insulting the Thai royalty


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Insulting the Thai royalty is not such a good idea. A man accused of sending text messages considered offensive to the Thai Queen has been handed 20 ... Read more...

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Iranian actress not to receive lashes


October 29th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 29 (IANS/AKI) Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr, who was sentenced to 90 lashes after appearing in an Australian movie, has been released from a prison in her country, human ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas victims slam Dow sponsoring London Olympics


October 25th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 25 (IANS) The victims of the 1984 Bhopal tragedy have joined British MPs and rights groups in opposing the 2012 London Olympics being sponsored by Dow Chemical ... Read more...

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Two hanged in Iran


October 25th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS/AKI) Iran Monday hanged two people -- one for beating a policeman to death and the other for drug trafficking, according to national media.One man was executed ... Read more...

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Autopsy says that Gadhafi died from shot to the head


October 24th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Oct 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The mystery surrounding the final moments of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was not solved after the autopsy result was announced on Sunday. The country’s top doctors ... Read more...

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Video shows Muammar Gaddafi being sodomized


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by BNO News
SIRTE (BNO NEWS) -- A video released by the Global Post appears to capture an unidentified man sodomizing ousted Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi with an object before he was eventually ... Read more...

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Report on Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ to be released


October 18th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 18 (IANS) A report commissioned by the Sri Lankan government to probe allegations of war crimes will be released in mid-November, an official said Tuesday.The deadline for the ... Read more...

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Italy wants an end to capital punishment


October 11th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy has called for a halt to capital punishment to bolster human rights and dignity."We are strongly convinced that the abolition of the death penalty represents ... Read more...

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Eight Bangladeshis beheaded in Saudi Arabia


October 9th, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 9 (IANS) Eight Bangladeshi migrants were beheaded in public in the Saudi Arabian capital after they were convicted of killing an Egyptian security guard four years ago, a ... Read more...

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End repression in Tibet: Amnesty


September 29th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 29 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International has urged China to end "repressive practices" in Tibet, the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Thursday."These recent immolations (by two monks) have reportedly ... Read more...

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