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Village council ‘revenge’ rape order must prompt urgent reforms in Pakistan

The rape of a teenage girl ordered by a village council in ‘revenge’ for a rape allegedly committed by her brother is the latest in a long series of horrific incidents and must lead to urgent reforms, said Amnesty International today.

President Trump’s Prejudice Laid Bare in Transgender Military Announcement

CONTACT: Mandy Simon, [email protected] WASHINGTON – Following tweets from President Donald Trump announcing he would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military, Tarah Demant, Amnesty International USA’s director of Gender, Sexuality, and Identity program: “Today’s announcement violates the human rights of all transgender Americans. It lays bare the president’s prejudice and underlines … Continued

Ohio Conducts First Execution in Three Years

The state of Ohio has executed Ronald R. Phillips tonight, marking the first execution that the state has carried out since 2014. Phillips’ execution was opposed by groups including human rights organizations, faith leaders, correctional officers, and exonerated former death-row prisoners.

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