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Vietnam to free 18,200 prisoners in amnesty but no activists
Vietnam to free 18,200 prisoners in amnesty but no activists

Vietnam said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country's second biggest-ever amnesty.

Vietnam to free 18,200 prisoners in amnesty but no activists
Pussy Riot thank Amnesty campaigners for support
Pussy Riot thank Amnesty campaigners for support

Campaigners from Amnesty International honoured two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot who served 22 months in prison.

Pussy Riot thank Amnesty campaigners for support
Extended sitting of the Government. Turar Kazangapov ©
Kazakhstan’s President announces tax amnesty for the country’s businesses

I commission the Government to administer a tax amnesty to provide relief of all the penalties accrued as of October 1, 2014 to small and middle-sized businesses, the President said.

Kazakhstan’s President announces tax amnesty for the country’s businesses
Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win
Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win

Protesters arrested during months of anti-government unrest in Ukraine were granted amnesty on Monday after the opposition agreed to end their occupation of Kiev city hall and other public buildings.

Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win
Defiant Ukraine opposition refuses to back amnesty bill
Defiant Ukraine opposition refuses to back amnesty bill

Ukraine's opposition defiantly refused to back an amnesty bill that would free activists and ease the country's worst crisis since independence.

Defiant Ukraine opposition refuses to back amnesty bill
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Donors in major fundraising push for Syria

Donors gathered in Kuwait Wednesday in a major fundraising drive for 13 million Syrians affected by war following a record UN appeal for $6.5 billion.

Donors in major fundraising push for Syria
©Reuters/Gopal Chitrakar
Nepal's court rules out amnesty for serious war crimes

Nepal's top court has rejected a demand by ultra-leftists that an amnesty be granted to people who committed serious rights abuses during the country's civil war, an official said Saturday.

Nepal's court rules out amnesty for serious war crimes
Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia
Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

The last of the 26 foreign Greenpeace activists who were detained after an Arctic protest flew out of Russia on Sunday, the group announced, finally ending a saga that had caused global concern.

Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia
Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'
Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'

Pussy Riot bandmember Maria Alyokhina, who was freed from prison Monday under a Kremlin-backed amnesty, slammed the measure as a mere publicity stunt and said that she would have preferred to remain in prison.

Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'
Pussy Riot punk Alyokhina freed from Russian prison: lawyer
Pussy Riot punk Alyokhina freed from Russian prison: lawyer

One of the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, was freed from prison on Monday after receiving amnesty.

Pussy Riot punk Alyokhina freed from Russian prison: lawyer
French soldiers patrol on Boy-Rabe, a northern district of Bangui December 17, 2013. ©Reuters/Alain Amontchi
Nearly 1,000 killed by ex-rebels in C. Africa capital: Amnesty

The Central African Republic's mostly Muslim ex-rebels killed nearly 1,000 people in the capital Bangui two weeks ago in a rampage avenging deadly Christian militia attacks, Amnesty International said in a report Thursday.

Nearly 1,000 killed by ex-rebels in C. Africa capital: Amnesty
©Reuters/Deborah Gembara
Congress deal to ease Guantanamo transfers: lawmakers

Senior US lawmakers said Monday they have reached a compromise deal that eases restrictions on sending Guantanamo detainees home or to third countries but bars their transfer to the United States.

Congress deal to ease Guantanamo transfers: lawmakers
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Hong Kong domestic workers treated as 'slaves': Amnesty

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the "slavery-like" conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of "inexcusable" inaction.

Hong Kong domestic workers treated as 'slaves': Amnesty
Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east
Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east

Amnesty International called Wednesday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to put an end to the fighting in the east of the country where several local and foreign armed groups are committing abuses.

Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east
©REUTERS
Mexicans ask Canada to let them stay

Around 60 Mexicans marched on Canada's parliament on Tuesday to request amnesty for thousands of failed asylum seekers whose lives they say would be at risk if they are deported to Mexico.

Mexicans ask Canada to let them stay
Evgeny Zhovtis.  ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Human rights campaigner Yevgeniy Zhovtis released

For the past 2.5 years I have changed neither any of my views, nor my attitudes: Yevgeniy Zhovtis.

Human rights campaigner Yevgeniy Zhovtis released
Minister of Justice Berik Imashev. Photo courtesy of inesnet.kz
Amnesties have to stop in Kazakhstan: Justice Minister

New Minister of Justice Berik Imashev believes that Kazakhstan needs to stop its amnesty practices.

Amnesties have to stop in Kazakhstan: Justice Minister

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