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  • African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity

    African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes. But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
  • Amnesty International benefit concerts coming on DVD/CD on Nov. 5

    Amnesty International benefit concerts coming on DVD/CD on Nov. 5
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Highlights from four Amnesty International all-star concert tours from 1986 and 1998 will be released for the first time on Nov. 5 in a six-disc DVD box and a two-CD set featuring awareness- and...
  • Report: 950-plus rebel suspects in Nigeria died in custody this year

    Report: 950-plus rebel suspects in Nigeria died in custody this year
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More than 950 rebel suspects died or were killed in custody in the first half of the year in northern Nigeria, where security forces are confronting militant Islamists, according to Amnesty International. A briefing...
  • Iranian convict survives hanging, faces second attempt

    Iranian convict survives hanging, faces second attempt
    The case of an Iranian drug smuggler who faces a second execution attempt after surviving his first hanging has stirred an international outcry over what human rights groups consider the country's excessive resort to the death penalty. London-based...
  • Egypt detaining, deporting Syrian refugees, rights group charges

    Egypt detaining, deporting Syrian refugees, rights group charges
    CAIRO -- Saying that Egypt is “failing abysmally” to meet international obligations, Amnesty International called Thursday for the country’s military-backed government to stop detaining and deporting Syrian war refugees. Egypt denied...
  • Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses

    Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law. Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
  • Letters: Gitmo options, left and right

    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...
  • Jennifer Lopez apologizes for serenade of Turkmenistan president

    Jennifer Lopez apologizes for serenade of Turkmenistan president
    Jennifer Lopez on Sunday was apologizing for singing "Happy Birthday to You" to the president of Turkmenistan at a concert Saturday night in that country. Seems the concert was put together on behalf of China National Petroleum Corp. for the...
  • Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters

    Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday issued what he said was a final warning: The protesters in Gezi Park would be removed within 24 hours, he told a meeting of his Justice and Development Party in the capital,...
  • Activists urge Obama to speak out on Mexico's human rights record

    Activists urge Obama to speak out on Mexico's human rights record
    MEXICO CITY -- Activists are attempting to spotlight human rights issues during President Obama's visit this week to Mexico, urging him to publicly condemn what they describe as Mexico’s abysmal record of torture, killings and forced...
  • Iran will investigate blogger's death in custody 'if necessary'

     
    An Iranian parliamentary panel will investigate the death in custody of a young Iranian blogger, Sattar Beheshti, "if necessary," according to a lawmaker quoted by an Iranian news agency....