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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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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

Brazil Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot calls for investigations into bribery and political kickbacks against six cabinet ministers and over 100 lawmakers.

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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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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Approve Amnesty Program

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Approve Amnesty Program

Brazil Lower House of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill that reopens a program providing an amnesty against criminal prosecution to Brazilians holding undeclared assets abroad if they pay tax and a fine.

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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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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Congress Offers FARC Amnesty

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Congress Offers FARC Amnesty

Colombia’s Congress passed a law offering amnesty to Marxist guerrilla fighters accused of minor crimes in the country’s decades-long civil war.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Senate Votes To Extend Asset Repatriation Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Senate Votes To Extend Asset Repatriation Amnesty

Brazil’s Senate approved an extension of a program allowing Brazilians to repatriate undeclared off-shore assets that collected 46.8 billion reais in taxes.

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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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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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AUSTRALIA: Refugees Driven To Suicide On Nauru – Amnesty

AUSTRALIA: Refugees Driven To Suicide On Nauru – Amnesty

Amnesty : “The conditions on Nauru, refugees’ severe mental anguish, the goal of offshore processing is to coerce people to achieve specific outcome amounts to torture.”

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BRAZIL: Rodrigo Maia Scraps Vote On Asset Amnesty Program

BRAZIL: Rodrigo Maia Scraps Vote On Asset Amnesty Program

The speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Rodrigo Maia, said he had scrapped a bill to change a program granting amnesty to Brazilians.

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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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VENEZUELA: Court Upholds Leopoldo López Sentence

VENEZUELA: Court Upholds Leopoldo López Sentence

Amnesty this week created a petition to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s regime to free Leopoldo López and an international campaign.

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