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2009-05-11 04:30:00

Comprehensive Marketing Campaign, Targeted Public Relations Effort to Raise Awareness of the Tax Amnesty Program CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Brushfire Inc., a New Jersey-based, full-service, integrated marketing communications agency, has been selected as the agency of record for the 2009 New Jersey Tax Amnesty Program. Brushfire will conduct a campaign crafted to improve compliance with tax requirements, bring non-filers to the tax rolls and raise revenue for the state of...

2009-05-04 09:28:00

State Will Slash Interest in Half; Waive Penalties for Individuals and Businesses TRENTON, N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Division of Taxation has initiated a limited time Tax Amnesty program for individuals and businesses that, due to tough economic times, owe taxes and are now confronted with accumulating interest payments and penalties. Beginning Monday, May 4, and until June 15, 2009, the Division will waive all penalties and forgive half of the interest owed. (Logo:...

2006-08-27 19:20:03

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan is engaged in a military build-up in its remote Darfur region despite a May peace deal, threatening to create a new human rights catastrophe unless U.N. troops are deployed soon, rights groups Amnesty said on Monday. The Security Council will on Monday discuss a draft resolution proposing deployment of around 20,000 U.N. troops and police, despite Khartoum's rejection of any Darfur mission. But Amnesty International in a statement on...

2006-08-01 09:57:19

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels who signed a peace deal with the government killed and raped civilians to try to force them to support the unpopular accord, human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The African Union-brokered deal was signed in May by only one of three rebel factions -- the Minni Arcua Minnawi group. Tens of thousands of Darfuris have protested against the deal, saying it does not meet their demands. "Some 72 people were killed, 103 injured and 39...

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...

2006-06-14 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...

2006-06-07 12:53:21

MALABO (Reuters) - Amnesty International on Wednesday welcomed Equatorial Guinea's release of around a dozen prisoners of conscience, but urged the African state to end the use of torture and to free its remaining political detainees. The human rights group said the dissidents were among 42 people pardoned on Sunday to mark the 64th birthday of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the tiny, oil-rich state since seizing power in a 1979 coup. Amnesty said in a statement that...


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