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2009-12-14 13:08:00

Says Administration Should Appoint Commission To Probe Post-9-11 Counterterrorism Policies WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International USA Executive Director Larry Cox issued the following statement in response to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's address today at Georgetown University outlining the Obama administration's human rights agenda for the 21st century: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "Secretary Clinton rightly...

2009-11-12 15:52:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning human rights author David Cox and Amnesty International will be hosting a special event on November 17th at 7:00 pm at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Tribeca. In conjunction with Evening Post Publishing and La Vita E Bella, Mr. Cox and representatives from Amnesty International will be discussing their positions on human rights, use of torture, imprisonment and issues regarding impunity during the bloody post-Peronist era in Argentina....

2009-10-26 12:24:00

Discussion to Follow with The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi and Others WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the return of the Blueprint for Accountability Film Series, Amnesty International USA will host a screening of the film The Response on Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. The film focuses on the military tribunal case of a suspected enemy combatant at the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and the three military judges slated to decide his fate. This...

2009-10-01 09:53:00

Amnesty International Praises Senators Kerry and Lugar for Commitment to Protecting Women WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear testimony on Thursday to support groundbreaking legislation that addresses the global crisis of violence against women and girls. Amnesty International praised Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) for their commitment to the International Violence Against Women Act and urged...

2009-07-01 19:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Israeli forces killed hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians and destroyed thousands of homes in Gaza in attacks which breached the laws of war, Amnesty International concluded in a new 117-page report published today - the first comprehensive report to be published on the 22-day conflict earlier this year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "Israel's failure to properly investigate its forces' conduct in Gaza,...

2009-06-28 19:01:00

Human Rights Organization Condemns the Country's Plan to Apply Tougher Scrutiny of Independent Media WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Amnesty International members across Europe, including the United Kingdom, Germany and Turkey, take to the streets in support of independent media in Azerbaijan which is coming under increasing pressure from the authorities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) This action, part of the organization's solidarity...

2009-06-19 11:45:00

"I saw The Secret Policeman's Ball and it became a part of me. It sowed a seed." - Bono "I think everyone is in for a grave disappointment." - John Cleese NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Amnesty International's stellar and anarchic comedy and rock extravaganza benefit shows with "The Secret Policeman's Film Festival." Beginning on Friday, June 26 through Wednesday, July 1 (Six Days), the Walter Reade...

2009-06-02 12:27:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International today urgently demanded that Mexican authorities step up protection around well-known human rights activist and journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, whose home and offices in Cancun are being regularly photographed and watched by an armed man while her life has been threatened in online messages. The human rights organization said it fears for her life and called on Mexican authorities to guarantee her safety. Cacho has been...

2009-05-27 23:01:00

LONDON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underlying the global economic recession is an unfolding human rights crisis with growing signs of unrest and political violence that risk even greater repression, inequality, racism and violence around the world, said Amnesty International in its 2009 annual report on the state of human rights. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO ) Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said that while world leaders are focused...

2009-02-25 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- T. Kumar, Amnesty International USA advocacy director for Asia and the Pacific, made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of State's findings on China in its annual report on human rights around the world: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "Amnesty International applauds the U.S. State Department's candid review of the worsening human rights situation in China, a concern the organization has...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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