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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.

2006-06-07 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.

2006-05-30 19:05:34

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Human Rights Group Amnesty International released satellite images on Wednesday showing the obliteration of a large community during last year's settlement clearances in Zimbabwe that made some 700,000 people homeless.

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.

2006-05-23 07:38:29

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Doublespeak by nations like the United States and Britain has undermined their own war on terrorism and increased human rights violations from Colombia to North Korea, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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.

2006-05-04 09:29:48

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - Racist attacks happen with shocking regularity in Russia and the government is shirking its responsibilities and failing to confront the problem, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday.

2006-05-03 08:48:16

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - Torture and inhumane treatment are "widespread" in U.S.-run detention centers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba and elsewhere despite Washington's denials, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

2006-05-03 00:07:22

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - Torture and inhumane treatment are "widespread" in U.S.-run detention centers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba and elsewhere despite Washington's denials, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

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2006-04-28 17:55:00

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Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.