Sunday, May 31, 2009

Amnesty Internation Human Rights Roundup

Economic, Food Crises Worsen Human Rights Abuses

Voice of America News — Amnesty International has released its annual report on the state of the world's human rights and it warns the global economic and food crises are contributing to billions of people suffering from insecurity, injustice and indignity.
Erwin van der Borght, director of amnesty's Africa Program, says when the food crisis began last year it set the stage for rights abuses.
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Amnesty raps Medvedev on Russia rights violations

Washington Post — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has failed to deliver on promises to improve human rights and some violations have worsened since he took office last year, Amnesty International said Thursday.
Medvedev, a 43-year-old former lawyer, has scolded officials for breaching human rights, vowed to battle corruption and end what he terms legal nihilism in the court system.
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Britain has mixed human rights record, says Amnesty

The Hindu — Amnesty International has criticised Britain for its "mixed record" on human rights and called for an inquiry into the UK government's alleged inaction in stopping the torture of a Guantanamo detainee who returned here recently.
The government had a "mixed record" on human rights, said Kate Allen, British director of Amnesty.
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