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The entrance to the site of a mass grave of hundreds of children. ©Reuters/Stringer Irish examining possibility of other mass baby graves Irish officials will investigate if the mass grave for almost 800 babies discovered near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns is an isolated case, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Thursday.
07 июня 2014
©Reuters/Julien Muguet Nigerian arrested for tweeting attack pictures: Amnesty Amnesty International urged the Nigerian security forces Friday to disclose the whereabouts of a man who was arrested after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency.
12 апреля 2014
Cao Shunli. Photo courtesy of opendemocracy.net Detained China activist dies after critical illness A Chinese human rights activist died on Friday after falling critically ill in detention after police denied her medical treatment for months, her brother said.
15 марта 2014
Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty. ©Reuters/Tomas Bravo Amnesty tells state to stop criminalising sex lives Amnesty International on Thursday urged governments to stop criminalising people's sex lives and instead protect their right to control their own bodies.
07 марта 2014
'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty "Ethnic cleansing" is being carried out against Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic, with international peacekeepers unable to prevent it.
12 февраля 2014
New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi Feted by Madonna and cheered by thousands, Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot defied President Vladimir Putin on the eve of the Sochi Olympics at a star-studded New York concert.
06 февраля 2014
Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday took their campaign against Vladimir Putin's civil liberties crackdown to New York, where they are to tread the same stage as Madonna.
05 февраля 2014
Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia" Brazil's branch of Amnesty International on Sunday held a rally in Rio to protest what it termed Russia's "homophobia".
03 февраля 2014
Mukhtar Ablyazov. ©RIA Novosti Kazakhstan continues pursuing Ablyazov's extradition Kazakhstan is not going to give up on Mukhtar Ablyazov's extradition from France.
14 января 2014
Mexico's poverty figures staggering: Amnesty Mexico's enormous and worsening poverty figures underscore that authorities have not made fighting it a top priority.
31 июля 2013
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants.
24 мая 2013
©REUTERS Execution-free world getting closer: Amnesty The use of the death penalty is broadly diminishing around the world although a handful of countries that had not used capital punishment for several years resumed executions in 2012.
10 апреля 2013
©REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed Amnesty slams Saudi 'paralysis' sentence Amnesty International appealed to Saudi Arabia not to carry out a reported sentence of paralysis for a man in retribution for allegedly paralysing another man 10 years ago.
04 апреля 2013
Amnesty slams S. Korea for 'abuse' of security law Amnesty International on Thursday accused South Korea of systematically abusing a 65-year-old security law in order to stifle debate and silence political opposition in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
29 ноября 2012
Amnesty International logo Colombia fails to rein in conflict sex crimes: Amnesty Amnesty International on Thursday said Colombia has failed to halt sexual violence linked to its long war with leftist FARC rebels.
05 октября 2012
©REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah Investigations of Shell's Nigeria spills a 'fiasco': Amnesty Rights group Amnesty International said Friday investigations into Shell oil spills in Nigeria were a "fiasco," alleging the company repeatedly blamed sabotage in an effort to avoid responsibility.
04 августа 2012
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