Amnesty International USA
- Homepage: http://www.amnestyusa.org/
May 2007: "Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International."http://www.amnestyusa.org/page.do?n=2
May 2009: 'Amnesty International and immigrant advocates warn that the change could lead to immigration checks in other arenas and the "criminalization" of illegal immigration.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/18/AR2009051803172.html
March 2008: '"The lessons of the Bush administration are clear: You cannot declare democracy a priority and refuse to advocate strong human rights protections," said Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA. "Human rights should not be just an issue that is trotted out once a year, nor is it a cause du jour. Democracy and human rights go hand in hand."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/11/AR2008031102957.html
February 2008: 'Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA, called for an outside investigator. "Everyone in the world knows that waterboarding is torture and illegal," Cox said. "The U.S. government admits having done it. Yet the highest law enforcement official in the land refuses to investigate this scandal."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/07/AR2008020701542.html
June 2007: Amnesty International USA will announce Wednesday a new effort to use satellite imagery and the Web to try to identify and stave off potential attacks against villagers in the Darfur region of Africa by Sudanese-government-backed militia.http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9023424
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Amnesty International (AI) Organization May 25, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Organization Executive (past or present) Larry Cox Person May 25, 2007 Organization Executive (past or present) Dalia Hashad Person Sep 28, 2008
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 18, 2011 Is Omar Hassan al-Bashir Up to Genocide Again?
QUOTE: As is the case in most violent conflicts across the globe, civilians (men, women, children babies, elderly) suffer most grievously. This is particularly true in Sudan because of Bashir’s propensity for targeting an entire population of a region and not just those engaged in fighting his troops.
New York Times May 28, 2009 Police Tasers: excessive force or necessary tool? A crop of legal cases across the US raise concerns over the use of electric stun guns in routine police stops.
QUOTE: the question is to what extent police may use a stun gun against someone who is not actively resisting arrest but who is passively refusing to obey a police command.
Christian Science Monitor May 19, 2009 U.S. to Check Immigration Status of People in Local Jails: Obama Administration's Enforcement Push Could Lead to Sharp Increase in Deportation Cases
QUOTE: The Obama administration is expanding a program initiated by President George W. Bush aimed at checking the immigration status of virtually every person booked into local jails....By matching inmates' fingerprints to federal immigration databases, authorities hope to pinpoint deportable illegal immigrants before they are released from custody.
Washington Post May 18, 2009 Death row's revolving door: Courts mull post-trial proof
QUOTE: advocates for the wrongfully convicted say his [death row inmate Troy Davis]case, set for another U.S. Supreme Court appeal this week, represents one of possibly dozens in which courts are reluctant to consider evidence discovered after conviction that might exonerate inmates on death row.
USA TODAY Sep 26, 2008 A License To Not Quite Kill
QUOTE: Since U.S. police first began using tasers in 2000, 350 people have died in police custody after being stunned by the devices....trying to discern when a taser should be used appropriately becomes complicated when a taser's range is extended or the Shockwave is fired at multiple targets.
Forbes Mar 12, 2008 State Dept. Rights Report Calls Record of Sudan 'Horrific'
QUOTE: The State Department's annual survey of human rights practices around the world calls Sudan's record "horrific" and notes that countries where power is in the hands of unaccountable rulers are the most systematic violators of human rights standards.
Washington Post Feb 07, 2008 Mukasey Rejects Criminal Probe Into Waterboarding
QUOTE: New controversy about waterboarding has swirled in Washington since CIA Director Michael V. Hayden confirmed...that the CIA used the tactic on al-Qaeda prisoners...at a secret detention site. [Hayden] defended the treatment as necessary to obtain information about potential terrorist attacks. Independent legal experts have said the use of a tactic meant to coerce detainees to talk by making them fear death through drowning is barred by U.S. laws and treaties under all circumstances...
Washington Post Jun 06, 2007 Amnesty International taps tech to slow violence in Darfur: New satellite imagery and Web site aim to sound alarm for imminent militia attacks
QUOTE: The Eyes on Darfur project is the first time a human rights organization has used technology to try to prevent human rights violations, according to Amnesty International.
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