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MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

Amnesty International and Human Rights First confirmed the report, saying such incidents have occurred at crossings along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border over the past year.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Amnesty International Calls for Special Mosul Commission to Probe Potential War Crimes By Coalition, Islamic State

IRAQ POLITICS: Amnesty International Calls for Special Mosul Commission to Probe Potential War Crimes By Coalition, Islamic State

The often disproportionate and imprecise use of deadly force by the coalition fighting terrorists in Mosul has prompted major criticism from Amnesty.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Line on Human Rights ‘Outrageous’: Amnesty Chief

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Line on Human Rights ‘Outrageous’: Amnesty Chief

“It’s outrageous, it’s just outrageous, the idea that she’s willing to tear up human rights principles,” Amnesty International head Salil Shetty said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Amnesty Says France Using Terrorism Powers to Curb Peaceful Protests

FRANCE POLITICS: Amnesty Says France Using Terrorism Powers to Curb Peaceful Protests

Amnesty: “Emergency laws intended to protect French people from terrorism threat are instead being used to restrict their rights to protest peacefully.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

“We don’t have any other place to go,” Celestine of Otodo-Gbame residents said. “We are a fisherman community and have been here for hundreds of years.”

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NICARAGUA POLITICS: Bianca Jagger Biography

NICARAGUA POLITICS: Bianca Jagger Biography

Bianca Jagger was born Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias in May 2 1950, in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Continue reading Bianca Jagger Biography.

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SWAZILAND POLITICS: Civil Society to King Mswati III: Repeal 44 Year Decree Banning Political Parties

SWAZILAND POLITICS: Civil Society to King Mswati III: Repeal 44 Year Decree Banning Political Parties

The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN), said that the Tinkhundla Royal decree was “a complete disregard of the peoples will”.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Revealed! New Evidence of Cluster Bombs Used By Saudi Coalition in Yemen

YEMEN POLITICS: Revealed! New Evidence of Cluster Bombs Used By Saudi Coalition in Yemen

Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty Director of Research said: “Cluster munitions are inherently indiscriminate weapons that inflict unimaginable harm on civilian lives.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Official! FG Declares Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Security Threat

NIGERIA POLITICS: Official! FG Declares Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Security Threat

The federal government says IMN it is not substantially different from the Boko Haram terrorist group that has killed about 100,000 people since 2009.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Will Not Halt Illegal Border Crossing

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Will Not Halt Illegal Border Crossing

Opposition Conservatives want Trudeau’s center-left Liberal government to stem the flow of asylum seekers from the United States because of security fears and a lack of resources to deal with them.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Police Behave Like ‘Criminal Underworld’ in Drugs War – Amnesty

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Police Behave Like ‘Criminal Underworld’ in Drugs War – Amnesty

Amnesty International’s said the wave of drugs-related killings since Duterte came to power appeared to be “systematic, planned, organised” by authorities.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Bombings in Baghdad Disregard For Civilian Life

IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Bombings in Baghdad Disregard For Civilian Life

Islamic State claimed the 31 December twin bombings in Baghdad that claimed at least 28 lives and led to a further 50 injuries, according to media reports.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 150 Biafra Separatists Killed – Amnesty Claims

NIGERIA POLITICS: 150 Biafra Separatists Killed – Amnesty Claims

Amnesty International accused Nigerian security forces of killing at least 150 peaceful advocates of Biafra‘s secession from Africa’s most populous nation.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Jails Head Of Journalists’ Union

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Jails Head Of Journalists’ Union

“The three of us have been put on trial (but) the target is the whole syndicate,” Union chief Yehia Qalash told reporters after the verdict.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US, Australia Announce Refugee Resettlement Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US, Australia Announce Refugee Resettlement Deal

“I can confirm the government has reached a further third country resettlement arrangement for refugees with United States,” PM Malcolm Turnbull said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Amnesty To Nigeria: Stop Settlements Demolition

NIGERIA POLITICS: Amnesty To Nigeria: Stop Settlements Demolition

Amnesty International called on Nigeria not to demolish more illegal settlements in Lagos as several hundreds of thousands of people could be made homeless.

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RUSSIA: Amnesty Evicted From Moscow Office

RUSSIA: Amnesty Evicted From Moscow Office

John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe Director, said the eviction may be part of official crackdown on civil society groups that criticise Kremlin.

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AUSTRALIA: Asylum Seeker Arriving By Boat Will Be Banned For Life

AUSTRALIA: Asylum Seeker Arriving By Boat Will Be Banned For Life

The news comes on the heels of Amnesty International’s “Island of Despair” report, which condemned Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers as torture.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Amnesty Says Sudan Carried Out 30 Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

SOUTH SUDAN: Amnesty Says Sudan Carried Out 30 Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

“The allegations of use of chemical weapons by Sudanese Armed Forces is baseless and fabricated,” Sudanese U.N. Ambassador Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed said.

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OMAN: Court Jails Journalists, Closes Down Azamn Newspaper

OMAN: Court Jails Journalists, Closes Down Azamn Newspaper

Ibrahim al-Mamari, editor-in-chief Azamn, and deputy and managing editor Youssef al-Balushi, were jailed for 3 years and fined 3,000 rials ($7,800) each.

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