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Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

PARIS (AP) — Amnesty International says “toxic” fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is..
Seattle Times Also reported by •New Zealand Herald

Amnesty: 'The world in 2016 became a darker place'

A new report by Amnesty International highlights 2016 as an awful year for human rights, with war crimes committed across the world, refugees being scapegoated and global powers failing to rise to the..
Deutsche Welle

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News video: Demonstrators Gather in Brussels Against Visit of Pence

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US Vice President Mike Pence was in Brussels on February 20, where he met with Donald Tusk, president of the European Council. Amnesty International and other political groups organized a protest..
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News video: "You're Lying": Quotes Amnesty International Figures At Nigel Farage

"You're Lying": Quotes Amnesty International Figures At Nigel Farage 01:29

LBC caller accuses Farage of lying over his claim that Arab states are not taking refugees.
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News video: Kenyan court blocks government closure of Dadaab refugee camp

Kenyan court blocks government closure of Dadaab refugee camp 01:23

Plans to close this refugee camp in Kenya have been shelved, after a court said it would be unconstitutional. A directive to close the camp and forcibly repatriate refugees was issued last year, but..
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News video: Inside Syria’s secret human slaughterhouse

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Around 13,000 people were secretly tortured and executed by the Syrian government at a military jail near Damascus between 2011 and 2015, according to human rights watchdog Amnesty International.
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News video: Syria Hanged 13,000 People At A Prison According To Human Rights Group

Syria Hanged 13,000 People At A Prison According To Human Rights Group 00:57

A report from Amnesty International alleges that Thousands of people have been hanged at a Syrian prison in a secret crackdown on dissent by the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The human rights group says..
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Amnesty says Trump's 'poisonous' rhetoric makes world a darker place

Amnesty International said on Wednesday U. S. President Donald Trump's "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that..
DNA Also reported by •Reuters IndiaReuters

Trump's 'Us vs. Them' Politics Raises Warning Of Global Fallout

The humanitarian consequences of President Donald Trump’s “poisonous” rhetoric will be felt far beyond U.S. borders, Amnesty International warned Tuesday. The nonprofit organization released..
Huffington Post

Human Rights at risk in Eastern Africa amid ‘politics of demonization

human rights at risk in eastern africa amid ‘politics of demonization
Amnesty International With politics of demonization taking hold across the globe in 2016, East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, saw a rise in human rights violations resulting from growing..

Syrian artists call for Assad's prosecution for war crimes

Following a chilling report by Amnesty International revealing mass executions led by the Syrian government, the country's artists and intellectuals join the world's calls to prosecute Bashar al-Assad..
Deutsche Welle

Syria says Amnesty report on mass hangings 'completely false'

Syria's justice ministry on Wednesday dismissed as "completely false" an Amnesty International report alleging up to 13,000 people were hanged over five years in a Syrian government prison.

13,000 killed in Syrian mass hangings

Both the United Nations and Amnesty International have released reports confirming up to 13,000 have been hanged in Syria and buried in mass graves.

Syria carried out mass hangings at military prison: Amnesty

The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, according to Amnesty International.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

'Human slaughterhouse': Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison, Amnesty says

As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the regime of a "policy of extermination."

Refugee who fled to Fiji sent back to PNG

An Iranian refugee who fled Papua New Guinea to seek asylum in Fiji has been forcibly returned, according to Amnesty International.

Amnesty warns of crimes against humanity in Philippines

Philippine police may have committed crimes against humanity by killing thousands of alleged drug offenders or paying others to murder as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, Amnesty..

Ethiopia 'blocked social media, websites'

Amnesty International says Ethiopia's government blocked social media and news websites in the months that led up to the country's ongoing state of emergency.

Amnesty International alleges human rights abuses in global palm oil production

Major global food and household companies are selling products containing palm oil tainted by human rights abuses, Amnesty International alleges.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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