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2008-07-18 15:00:37

NEW YORK, July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International USA will host public screenings of a new documentary film, Women of Liberia: Fighting for Peace, by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jonathan Stack, on July 22-29 in New York and Washington, DC with discussion afterward by three visiting former female child soldiers who are featured in the film. The women will discuss the social stigma they have faced as former female fighters and their struggle to build better lives for...

2008-01-23 12:00:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wallace Global Fund announces the appointment of Ellen Dorsey as its new executive director. Dorsey has led environmental initiatives in philanthropy and has extensive experience in the human rights field. Dorsey will assume her new post on March 1st, 2008. Dorsey comes to the Fund from The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she has been serving as senior program officer for the Environment Program. Her work experience...

2006-06-27 09:09:59

By Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The Council of Europe on Tuesday urged action over a report stating several European countries have colluded with the CIA in a "global spider's web" of secret flights of terrorist suspects. Council investigator Dick Marty called on states to set up "a world legal order, with the United States, but built on sound values, especially those upheld by the Council of Europe." "This is not about condemning someone ... But we want to put an...

2006-06-21 07:55:00

By Sebastian Tong SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Human rights group Amnesty International will be discredited if it pushes for the decriminalization of abortion worldwide, a senior Vatican official said on Wednesday. London-based Amnesty, founded by Catholic lawyer Peter Benenson in 1961, has begun consulting its 2 million members around the world on whether it should drop its neutral stance on abortion and start pushing countries to repeal laws that make abortion a crime. "I have great esteem for...

2006-06-19 20:05:02

MADRID (Reuters) - The European Union should demand that the United States shut the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and open detention centers around the world to outside observers, Amnesty International said on Tuesday before an EU-U.S. summit. Current EU president Austria, which will host the summit on Wednesday, has said that the deaths of three Arab prisoners in Guantanamo Bay underlined the need to close the prison, which holds 460 people. Amnesty International said the European...

2006-06-14 08:37:45

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights group backed accusations that the CIA ran secret transfer flights known as "renditions," and that European countries were...

2006-06-14 08:24:03

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights group backed accusations that the CIA ran secret transfer flights known as "renditions," and that European countries were...

2006-06-14 07:03:54

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights groups backed accusations that the U.S. Central lntelligence Agency ran secret transfer flights and that European countries...

2006-06-13 20:14:12

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights groups backed accusations that the U.S. Central lntelligence Agency ran secret transfer flights and that European countries...

2006-05-23 05:02:27

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led war against terrorism has sparked a rise in human rights abuses as countries turn a blind eye to violations by their allies, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Accusing countries such as the United States of double standards, the group said in its annual report for 2006 that their credibility had been weakened by reports of prisoner torture in third countries and other rights abuses. Rights groups have often accused governments backing the war...


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