Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Iggy Pop For Amnesty International

Another ad features a similarly beaten Karl Lagerfeld with the caption: “A Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops are the height of elegance.”

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Coalition Of Human Rights Groups: Sochi’s Top Corporate Sponsors Must Speak Out

A coalition of 40 human rights groups have issued a joint letter to the top ten corporate sponsors of the Sochi Olympics which demands that they denounce Russia’s abuses against LGBT people. Via press release: Corporate sponsors of the Sochi Winter Olympics should act now to urge Russia to halt the rising tide of discrimination, harassment and threats against lesbian, …

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Kuwaiti MP Slams Amnesty International

“The decision to bar homosexuals from entering Kuwait is a sovereign decision. Amnesty International should take care of lofty and noble goals for which it was established, leave aside homosexuality and deviations and stop defending delinquents. The organisation should heed the annual rates of births outside the institution of marriage in Europe and abortions as well as the high rates …

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ZAMBIA: Two Men Face 15 Years In Prison For “Acts Against The Order Of Nature”

Two Zambian men are about to go on trial for committing homosexual acts. Amnesty International reports: Philip Mubiana, a hair dresser and James Mwape, a brick layer, were charged with committing acts “against the order of nature”. They have been in custody for more than four months after being denied bail. If convicted they face a minimum of 15 years …

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Rights Groups Jointly Demand That Canada Arrest George W. Bush For War Crimes

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have issued to a joint call for Canadian authorities to arrest former president George W. Bush on war crimes charges. Duyba is scheduled to visit a British Colombia economic summit next week. There is overwhelming evidence that Bush and other senior administration officials authorized and implemented a regime of torture and ill-treatment of hundreds …

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50 Years Of Amnesty International

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Amnesty International: Irish Civil Partnerships Are Second-Class Citizenship

Amnesty International is issuing a stern condemnation of the Ireland’s plan to offer civil partnerships for gay couples, saying the unions are for “second-class people.” Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman is to describe civil partnerships as “a second-class form of marriage for what the government clearly feels is a second-class group of people” in a speech tonight in …

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