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2009-12-14 13:08:00

Says Administration Should Appoint Commission To Probe Post-9-11 Counterterrorism Policies WASHINGTON, Dec.

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.

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.

2009-10-01 09:53:00

Amnesty International Praises Senators Kerry and Lugar for Commitment to Protecting Women WASHINGTON, Oct.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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