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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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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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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...
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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Sports Shorts

...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...
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 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...
Photo: Calling for peace

...and members of the public, hold a candlelight vigil Monday on the Crescent Harbor dock in Sitka. The vigil was organized by Amnesty International student groups to promote peace, urge an end to violence and call for reconstruction in Gaza, on the eve of...
Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

...Sullivan and Lt. Gov Mead Treadwell refused to sign a pledge offered by tea party favorite Joe Miller to oppose all efforts at "amnesty" for people here illegally if elected to the U.S. Senate, with Treadwell chastising Miller for sending out a mailer on...


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