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Torture spreading as its use is ‘normalized’ by TV shows like ’24,’ says Amnesty International

Torture is rampant across the world and has become almost normalized by the “war on terror” and its glamorous portrayal in shows such as “24″ and “Homeland,” Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The London-based human rights group is launching a new campaign aimed at ending torture, which it says remains…

Amnesty: Nigerian government knew Boko Haram planned to abduct girls but did nothing

The relief organization Amnesty International charged Friday that the Nigerian government knew in advance of Boko Haram’s plan to raid a secondary school and kidnap hundreds of girls, but did nothing. A press release from Amnesty said, “Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings about Boko Haram’s armed…

Amnesty International calls on U.S. to explain its ‘license to kill’ with drones

The United States should end the secrecy surrounding its drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen and bring those responsible for illegal attacks to justice, rights campaigners said Tuesday. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) published separate reports on drones on the eve of White House talks between US President…

Taliban shooting survivor’s activism honored by Amnesty International

Rights group Amnesty International announced on Tuesday it had awarded its highest honour to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot in the head last year by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education. Malala will share the 2013 Ambassador of Conscience Award with American singer and human rights activist Harry…

Defiant protesters celebrate after police leave Istanbul’s Taksim Square

Thousands of protesters celebrated after police withdrew from Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the focal point of nationwide protests against Turkey’s Islamist-rooted government. The government, while acknowledging some excesses by police in two days of clashes, called on the demonstrators to leave the streets after protests in 48 cities. Rights groups denounced…

Protesters demand Obama close Guantanamo Bay prison

Rights activists across the United States held a series of protests on Thursday demanding the closure of Guantanamo Bay as a hunger-strike at the jail entered a third month. In a day of action aimed at drawing attention to the plight of prisoners at the facility, demonstrators — many wearing…

Changes to Hungary’s constitution spur thousands to protest

Thousands of Hungarians gathered outside the country’s parliament in Budapest Saturday in protest at changes to the new constitution they say infringe on civil rights. After a demonstration on Thursday, protestors and a number of NGOs including Amnesty International launched a second rally against a package of measures due to…

U.S. among worst offenders in annual death penalty report

The United States placed fifth overall on a list of nations that executed the most people in 2011, according to human rights advocacy group Amnesty International. Amnesty, which compiles its report every year, opposes capital punishment in all circumstances, regardless of allegations against those facing the death penalty. It noted…

Amnesty International said Palestinian hunger striker risks death

Amnesty International on Friday urged Israeli authorities to release Palestinian prisoner Hanaa al-Shalabi who has been on hunger strike for more than a month, saying she was “at risk of death.” The watchdog said Shalabi should be “immediately” released or charged “with a recognisable criminal offence” and “promptly” put on…

NATO must probe, pay for errors in Libya: Amnesty

NATO must investigate the killing of dozens of civilians during its air campaign in Libya last year and provide reparations to the people affected, Amnesty International said on Monday. “Adequate investigations must be carried out and full reparation provided to victims and their families,” said the rights group in a statement released one year after the first…

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