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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.