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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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European ministers agree to relocate 120,000 refugees

...plan. It said that 66,000 asylum-seekers will be relocated from Greece and Italy, and 54,000 more in a year's time.Amnesty International's Europe Director, John Dalhuisen, cautioned that agreed-upon numbers "are still too low, given the immensity...
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Panel hears of surge in prison population

...implication the state's new marijuana laws might have on incarceration rates, especially if the state considers some kind of amnesty for past marijuana crimes.The consensus answer from Bryner, Schuster and Dunleavy's fellow legislator, Sen. Pete Kelly...
NY campus teaching 'Yes means yes'

...legislation, passed with the help of star power from Whoopi Goldberg and Lady Gaga, also gives bystanders who report assaults amnesty from drug or alcohol violations and creates a Students Bill of Rights guaranteeing victims the ability to report assaults and...
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Hungary declares emergency, seals border

...the border.Human rights activists condemned the move, with Amnesty International saying Hungary's "intimidating show of militarized...traumatized by war and brutality," said Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International's deputy director for Europe.The Hungarian...
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...with.UCI willing to offer amnesty if in line with WADA LONDON...says it is willing to offer amnesty to riders and officials who...previously refusing to offer amnesties, the UCI said Wednesday it...the possibility of providing amnesties to witnesses who appear at...
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...
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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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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