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U.S. Racial Disparities Come Under Scrutiny in Geneva

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U.S. Racial Disparities Come Under Scrutiny in Geneva

February 27, 2008 -- Listen to testimony by Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, before the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, or CERD, in Geneva last week during the committee's review of U.S. compliance with an international treaty to end racial discrimination. She highlighted the dramatic racial disparities in maternal mortality, unintended pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS, and demanded accountability for the U.S. government's failure to eliminate racial discrimination in access to reproductive health care. Nancy Northup, DLP Director Cynthia Soohoo, and Litigation Fellow Katrina Anderson also discussed these disparities in reproductive health indicators in a presentation at the World Health Organization and with officials from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.


By USA.


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Amnesty International Activists in Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, to Join Global Day

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Amnesty International Activists in Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, to Join Global Day of Action in Solidarity with Kenya on Wednesday, February 27

(New York) -- Amnesty International USA activists in three cities -- Denver, Los Angeles and Washington -- will join worldwide demonstrations in solidarity with the people of Kenya on Wednesday, February 27, marking the date two months ago that disputed elections sparked political violence that has claimed 1,000 lives.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Sixty-Five Percent of Prison Inmates Have Never Been Convicted of a Crime; Some Awaiting Trial

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Sixty-Five Percent of Prison Inmates Have Never Been Convicted of a Crime; Some Awaiting Trial for a Decade

(Abuja, Nigeria) -- Amnesty International today exposed the appalling state of Nigeria's criminal justice system in a scathing report that found 65 percent of prison inmates have never been convicted of any crime, and some await trial for years -- even a decade in some cases -- and are crammed in tiny cells each with a dozen or more inmates.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Amnesty International Activists in Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, to Join Global Day of Action in Solidarity with Kenya on Wednesday, February 27

(New York) -- Amnesty International USA activists in three cities -- Denver, Los Angeles and Washington -- will join worldwide demonstrations in solidarity with the people of Kenya on Wednesday, February 27, marking the date two months ago that disputed elections sparked political violence that has claimed 1,000 lives.


By Amnesty International, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.


Egypt: Spreading Crackdown on HIV Endangers Public Health Rights Violations Drive Those in Need

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Egypt: Spreading Crackdown on HIV Endangers Public Health Rights Violations Drive Those in Need Underground

New York, February 14, 2008) - Cairo police arrested four more men suspected of having HIV, signaling a wider crackdown that endangers public health and violates basic human rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today in a joint statement. The recent arrests bring to 12 the number of men arrested in a campaign against people police suspect of being HIV-positive. Four have already been sentenced to a year in jail and eight are still in custody. The two organizations called on Egyptian authorities to respect the men's human rights and to immediately release them so as not to cause lasting damage to the country's HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.


By Amnesty International, USA.


Human Rights Policy Resource.