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  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • Farmer who used donkey to depict Egypt's Sisi gets six-month sentence

    Farmer who used donkey to depict Egypt's Sisi gets six-month sentence
    CAIRO – An Egyptian court has sentenced a farmer to six months in jail for dressing up his donkey last year to depict then-army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi, who left his military post last week to run for the presidency. Omar Aboul Magd, 31,...
  • Human Rights Org Condemns Alleged Attack on TV Chief in Ukraine

    LONDON -- Human rights org Amnesty International has called for an alleged attack by a nationalist member of Ukraine's parliament against the head of one of the country's leading TV channels on Wednesday to be urgently investigated. Oleksandr...
  • Amnesty International says Egyptian authorities 'trample' on rights

    Amnesty International says Egyptian authorities 'trample' on rights
    CAIRO -- A leading rights group declared Thursday that Egypt’s military-backed interim government, in power for nearly seven months, is using state institutions such as the legal system and branches of law enforcement to “trample on human...
  • Amnesty International benefit concerts coming on DVD/CD on Nov. 5

    Amnesty International benefit concerts coming on DVD/CD on Nov. 5
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Highlights from four Amnesty International all-star concert tours from 1986 and 1998 will be released for the first time on Nov. 5 in a six-disc DVD box and a two-CD set featuring awareness- and...
  • Egypt president defends government amid criticism

    Egypt president defends government amid criticism
    CAIRO — Even as Egypt came under withering new criticism from international and domestic human rights groups, interim President Adly Mansour on Thursday credited his military-backed government with bringing about "an end to the police state." In a...
  • Clashes mark 3rd anniversary of Egyptian revolution; at least 29 dead

    Clashes mark 3rd anniversary of Egyptian revolution; at least 29 dead
    CAIRO -- Officially sanctioned rallies to mark Saturday’s third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising brought highly choreographed displays of fervent nationalism, while security forces meted out harsh punishment to Islamist and secular...
  • Guantanamo review boards to become partly public

    Guantanamo review boards to become partly public
    WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
  • Death toll in Egypt clashes hits 49

    Death toll in Egypt clashes hits 49
    CAIRO -- The death toll in Saturday’s clashes on the third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising climbed to 49, with nearly 250 injured, the Health Ministry said Sunday, making it the most violent day in four months. Saturday was...
  • Police's Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland due at film premiere Nov. 3

    Police's Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland due at film premiere Nov. 3
    Two-thirds of the Police -- guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland -- will be reunited on Sunday to talk about their role in Amnesty International’s benefit concerts at the world premiere of “Released!” a new concert film...
  • Egypt marks anniversary of anti-Mubarak uprising; deadly clashes erupt

    Egypt marks anniversary of anti-Mubarak uprising; deadly clashes erupt
    CAIRO -- Egyptians turned out Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the start of their dramatic Arab Spring uprising against Hosni Mubarak -- with pro-government gatherings going undisturbed by police and anti-government marches broken up by police...
  • Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Dies at 94

    Folk singer Pete Seeger, who established the music as an expression of community, conscience and social justice during a career that spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94. Perhaps more than any performer, Seeger was instrumental in popularizing...