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Journalists in Somalia Urgently Need Protection, Says Amnesty International

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Journalists in Somalia Urgently Need Protection, Says Amnesty International

(New York) -- Journalists in Mogadishu and other parts of southern Somalia are at higher risk of violence this year on account of their reporting than ever before, Amnesty International said today. So far, seven media workers have been killed with impunity; four have been shot and wounded; several have been detained for short periods; and more than 30 have tried to flee the country to seek refuge in Kenya..


By Amnesty International,USA.


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Three executed ahead of United Nations General Assembly resolution

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Three executed ahead of United Nations General Assembly resolution

Amnesty International condemns and regrets the recent execution of three men in Japan, just two months before a resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions is to be introduced to the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Three men, Iwamoto Yoshio, Sewawa Kousou and Takezawa Hifumi, were hanged on 23 August while the Japanese Diet was in recess. Former Minister of Justice Nagase Jinen oversaw the execution of 10 prisoners in 10 months from the period October 2006 to August 2007. His predecessor Sugiura Seikan did not authorize any executions during his year-long term as Minister of Justice between October 2005 and October 2006 because of personal beliefs.


By Amnesty International,USA.


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Bias in the Workplace: Consistent Evidence of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

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Bias in the Workplace: Consistent Evidence of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

This report reviews more than 50 studies over the last decade and demonstrates a disturbing and consistent pattern: sexual orientation-based and gender identity discrimination is a common occurrence in many workplaces across the country. Surveys of GLBT individuals, studies of the sexual orientation earnings gap, and controlled experiments all provide evidence of discriminatory treatmentBy M.V. Lee Badgett, Holning Lau, Brad Sears, and Deborah Ho.


By Williams Project,USA.


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