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Virginia executes inmate who attorneys say was delusional at time of 2006 killings

William Morva was convicted in the 2006 killings of security guard Derrick McFarland and sheriff's deputy Eric Sutphin.

Report: Rex Tillerson may drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers list

Tillerson overruled his own staff, who said neither country has actually stopped using child soldiers.

Wilbur Ross brags that no one protested Trump in a country where protesters get beheaded

Saudi Arabia is one of the worst countries in the world for personal freedoms — but don't tell the Trump administration.
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Trump told Comey to consider jailing journalists. Here's why that's troubling.

Trump and Erdogan seem to have something in common.
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US officials accuse Assad regime of killing thousands of Syrians, burning their bodies

Syrian military forces are hanging 50 prisoners a day and burning bodies to cover it up, according to the State Department.
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China uses Trump "fake news" tactic to defend accusations of human rights violations

Trump has created the perfect defense for countries with poor human rights records.

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13,000 people have been executed at a secret Syrian prison since 2011, according to report

An estimated 470,000 Syrians have been killed since the civil war began.
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Amnesty International is gravely concerned Rex Tillerson doesn't care about human rights violations

"If confirmed, Rex Tillerson will hold a position that affects the human rights of millions of people."
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Venezuela’s economic crisis is now a life-or-death situation

Here's how Venezuela's economic woes spiraled into a nightmarish health crisis.

While Apple celebrated the iPhone 7, Amnesty reminded us of the true cost of our gadgets

Amnesty International's tweet is a reminder that the consequences of child slavery are all around us.
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Australian Government Is Abusing Child Asylum-Seekers, Says Massive Document Leak

Horrific stories of humiliation, abuse and neglect.

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Law Enforcement in Mexico Subjecting Women to Sexual Torture, Says Amnesty International

Police and military officials sexually torment women to force confessions.
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Poll Finds Much of the World Would Welcome Refugees Into Their Homes

Almost half of Chinese respondents would welcome refugees into their homes.
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US Airstrike on Afghan Doctors Without Borders Hospital Ruled Mistake, Not War Crime

The October attacks killed 42 people and injured dozens.
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Refugees Say They'd Rather Commit Suicide Than Face Deportation Under the EU-Turkey Deal

"We will all commit suicide if they deport us."
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Gay People in Saudi Arabia May Face the Death Penalty for Coming Out Online

Being an open member of the gay community online could soon be a crime punishable by death in Saudi Arabia.

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Iran Sentences Billionaire to Death For "Spreading Corruption on Earth"

41-year-old Babak Zanjani was convicted of defrauding the Iranian government of billions in oil revenue.

Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Sue Twitter User, Unleashing Middle-Earth Level Troll Storm

In case you wondered why #SueMeSaudi was trending...
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Anonymous Hackers Target Saudi Government Over Planned Execution of Teen

"Saudi Arabia's faulty justice system facilitates judicial executions on a mass scale."

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The Netherlands Made Sex Work Legal 15 Years ago — Here Are the Shocking Results

One major organization wants to put humanity in sex work.
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Amnesty International Has Officially Recommended Decriminalizing Sex Work

A powerful statement for human rights.
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"Nonlethal" Weapons Are Much More Lethal Than Police Want You to Think

The term "nonlethal" is both misleading and deadly.
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The Syrian Civil War Has Been Raging for 4 Years — Here's What the Country Looks Like Now

On the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria, here's what has changed.

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Iran's Plan to Limit Access to Birth Control Will Backfire Spectacularly

It's bad news for the country's women — and young people in general.
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Satellite Images Reveal the Horrifying Aftermath of Boko Haram's Latest Attack

The destruction is visible from space.