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2006-05-23 05:52:26

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.

2006-05-10 00:16:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent U.S.-based rights group has said it did not expect China to promote human rights at home despite its new position on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

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2006-04-28 17:55:00

The digital approach to fund raising is proving popular.

2006-04-05 10:40:00

Three men newly freed from jail in Yemen have given detailed accounts to Amnesty International that suggest they may previously have been held at a secret U.S. prison in Eastern Europe, the rights group said on Wednesday.

2006-04-04 18:28:13

LONDON (Reuters) - Human rights group Amnesty International accused the United States on Wednesday of using front companies to transfer individuals to countries where they have faced torture or ill-treatment.

2006-03-08 17:39:13

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite accusing countries such as Jordan and Egypt on Wednesday of torturing detainees, the United States said it will keep sending suspected militants to foreign prisons if governments pledge not to abuse them.

2006-02-26 20:41:36

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Irish rock band U2 received Amnesty International's annual Ambassadors of Conscience award on Sunday in Chile's national stadium, which was once a notorious detention center for political prisoners.

2006-01-30 19:10:34

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 10 percent of the first 1,000 people executed in the United States since 1977, were severely mentally ill, Amnesty International said in a report issued on Monday.

2006-01-08 19:43:54

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nations must this week pave the way for a treaty to control the sale of small arms that were behind the deaths of one million people since member states last discussed the issue in 2001, campaigners said on Monday. Delegates from U.N.

2005-12-15 11:44:10

LONDON (Reuters) - Amnesty International said on Thursday Britain had allowed the CIA to operate flights on its territory to transport terrorism detainees illegally and demanded that the government launch an investigation.


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.