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2009-05-27 23:01:00

LONDON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underlying the global economic recession is an unfolding human rights crisis with growing signs of unrest and political violence that risk even greater repression, inequality, racism and violence around the world, said Amnesty International in its 2009 annual report on the state of human rights. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO ) Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said that while world leaders are focused...

2005-08-09 17:22:58

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Foot-dragging by prosecutors and a lack of government interest could mean Mexico will fail to try former officials for "dirty war" human rights atrocities, the head of Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.