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Amnesty OKs policy to decriminalize sex trade

LONDON - Amnesty International approved a controversial...said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. "We also consulted with...different views from around the world."Amnesty's decision is important because it will...
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Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work

...from his house, as well as readings from the Quran.The bombing was condemned by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Amnesty International and the White House."The United States stands by Egypt at this difficult time, as we continue to work together...
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Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home

...Ukraine, and Moscow hotly denies the claims.Representatives of Amnesty International and the Organization for Security and Cooperation...there is no question about a transfer" of the men to Russia.Amnesty International's Ukraine spokesman, Bogdan Ovcharuk, was...
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Obama's border security plan a bust

...administration is pushing an immigration amnesty bill that it claims will make us safer...made the same argument when they offered amnesty as an answer. Both Congress and the good national security argument for amnesty. By most estimates, about 11 million...
A year after kidnap of schoolgirls, hope fades

...At least 2,000 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram since 2014, forced to become sex slaves and fighters, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Unknown hundreds of boys and young men also have been kidnapped and forced to fight for Boko Haram...
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Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...year.Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result...against its own people.In approving the amnesty, human rights activists said, Russia...a new case against him.Nor will the amnesty apply to most of those under investigation...
Yemen's humanitarian truce barely holds as violence resumes

...internationally recognized president.Yemeni officials said the Houthis shelled residential areas in Taiz, a claim supported by an Amnesty International report. The London-based rights group said Wednesday that evidence suggested the Houthis have carried out...
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Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military

...period of a few months at Giwa Barracks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri in 2013, according to an AP investigation. Amnesty International said some starved to death, some suffocated in overcrowded conditions, and some were simply taken out and shot...
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A compassionate and sensible step on immigration

The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee: It's not amnesty, back-door or otherwise. It's just a little more sanity in our broken immigration system. The Obama administration has announced...
Treadwell, Miller trade jabs at debate

...where they say each candidate stands on the issues.For "Amnesty for Illegals/Voter ID and Common Language," the paper...a "bingo card" - said the lieutenant governor "supports amnesty for some illegal aliens and opposes voter ID."Treadwell...


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