| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:28 PM
UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte is one of two 2013 recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Awards to be handed out Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland, along with Pakistani teen human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Kanye West headlined a very intimate gig Saturday night: playing the wedding singer at a reception for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Dude reportedly picked up $3 million or so for the night, TMZ said, and according to the...
| Aug 17, 2013
Re "How to close Guantanamo," Opinion, Aug. 14
Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin propose steps to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which holds Al Qaeda terrorists. These proposals threaten U.S. security and should be...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On Monday, some 30,000 inmates across California began refusing meals to protest a state prison policy that often lands suspected gang members in solitary confinement indefinitely — a policy that Amnesty International has deemed to be "cruel,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:56 PM
OK, excuse me while I see how much sympathy I can work up for the inmates in California’s prisons.
Umm, yep, sorry -- not really feeling the love, guys.
As you know, 30,000 or so unfairly incarcerated choirboys at several state prisons,...
| Aug 10, 2013
Convicted murderers, gang leaders and other hardened criminals tend not to draw much sympathy from readers. But the hunger strike taking place in California prisons, which is entering its second month and has drawn prolonged attention to the solitary-...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:26 PM
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
SACRAMENTO -- California prison officials have agreed to meet with advocates for inmates who are now in their third week of a statewide hunger strike. The discussions are to take place...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:57 AM
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned.
The move, described by Prime...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When the developers of Change.org began their petition-generating website, was their intended target Hollywood?
The website, which counts Amnesty International and the Humane Society as its higher-profile customers, has seen its users in the last two...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Pressure is building on British authorities to explain the use of anti-terrorism legislation to detain the partner of an American journalist who published information about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...