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Amnesty accuses Russia of war crimes in Kharkiv
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Amnesty accuses Russia of war crimes in Kharkiv

Amnesty International has accused Russia of war crimes during its efforts to capture the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. In…
Amnesty flags Qatar rights abuses with French soccer body
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Amnesty flags Qatar rights abuses with French soccer body

PARIS (AP) — Human rights activists in France have urged the country’s soccer officials to pay attention to rights violations…
Amnesty reports widespread rapes ‘with impunity’ in Tigray
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Amnesty reports widespread rapes ‘with impunity’ in Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of women have described shocking sexual assaults by Ethiopian soldiers and allied forces in the…
Turkey plans prisoner release, excluding those jailed on post-coup terrorism charges
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Turkey plans prisoner release, excluding those jailed on post-coup terrorism charges

ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Turkey’s parliament discussed a prisoner release law on Tuesday which aims to ease overcrowding in jails and…
Amnesty calls for urgent end to ‘bloodbath’ in Iraq
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Amnesty calls for urgent end to ‘bloodbath’ in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces put up concrete barriers in central Baghdad Sunday, trying to hamper and block protesters’…
Myanmar pardons nearly 7,000 prisoners in second amnesty this month
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Myanmar pardons nearly 7,000 prisoners in second amnesty this month

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar began releasing prisoners on Friday after the president announced he would pardon nearly 7,000 people in…
Bahrain king restores 550 citizens’ nationality
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Bahrain king restores 550 citizens’ nationality

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Sunday ordered that 551 convicts have their nationality reinstated. The Gulf Arab…
Syria orders amnesty for army deserters
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Syria orders amnesty for army deserters

  President Assad has promised that anyone who left the army or fled compulsory service will not be prosecuted. Under…
Myanmar to free over 8,000 prisoners in new-year amnesty
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Myanmar to free over 8,000 prisoners in new-year amnesty

Myanmar’s new president said on Tuesday over 8,000 prisoners will be freed in an amnesty, a move the government said…
Turkish court releases local chair of Amnesty International: lawyer
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Turkish court releases local chair of Amnesty International: lawyer

A Turkish court ordered the release of the jailed Turkish chairman of rights group Amnesty International, Taner Kilic, while the…
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