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0 Making visible the stories of immigration

Often left out of the US immigration debate are the stories of the people trying to enter the United States. The immigrants from many countries are lumped together as if all are the same. A series of short videos commissioned by Amnesty International in 2010 shows the stories of the…

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0 Central African Republic pins hopes of turnaround on new president

Security volunteers use sticks to fend off the crowd trying to enter a food and supplies distribution point, at a makeshift camp housing an estimated 100,000 displaced people, at Mpoko Airport, in Bangui.AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell The Central African Republic has a new president at a time where persistent insecurity has humanitarian…

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0 Gay sex illegal again, rules Indian court

Indian rights activists react to the Supreme Court decision to uphold a law banning gay sex.AP Sex between two same-sex partners is again illegal in India. The Supreme Court reversed a four year old decision by the nation’s High Court that decriminalized consensual same-sex activity between adults. Amnesty International India described…

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0 Qatar construction sector rife with migrant abuse

Poor conditions at the PCSI workers’ labor camp in Doha’s Industrial Area.Amnesty A broken migrant worker scheme in Qatar has allowed widespread abuse in the construction sector, says Amnesty International. The human rights group released a new report today that shines yet another spotlight on the treatment of the workers…

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0 Rwanda is not happy with ‘balanced’ Kagame profile

Paul KagameWEF Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Jeffrey Gettleman finally got the opportunity to sit down with Rwanda’s controversial president Paul Kagame. The three hour conversation was used in an article published in the New York Magazine profiling Kagame. The piece caught attention for a less-than-flattering depiction of the Rwandan president…

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0 Satellite images show totality of destruction in Syria

A series of before-and-after satellite photographs lay bare the destruction caused by the Syrian civil war. The images, released as a part of a new Amnesty International report, show how a ballistic missile strike in the city of Aleppo decimates a series of buildings in a densely populated area of…

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0 A map of executions around the world

The Guardian has prepared an interactive map showing the number of executions and death penalty sentences — based on reported or estimated executions — around the world. The numbers are based on the annual report of this practice from Amnesty International. China scores highest, if that’s the right word, but…