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Group hopes to stop executions in Ohio, delivers petition with 100,000 signatures

WSYX-TV Columbus, Ohio
Nearly a dozen anti-death penalty groups are hoping nearly 100,000 signatures will get Ohio Governor John Kasich to put the state’s first execution in more than three years on hold.

Rights groups commend Trump for trying terror suspect in federal court

The Hill
Human rights groups praised the administration Friday for bringing a terrorism suspect to the United States for trial, rather than to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as President Trump had promised to during the campaign.

Ed Sheeran Is Playing a Secret Gig for a Great Cause This Fall

In Style
On Sept. 20, Sheeran will join 1,000 musicians across the globe including Phoebe Ryan, KT Tunstall, and more, who are participating in Sofar’s first-ever global concert series called “Give a Home” in partnership with Amnesty International.

Cameroonian Troops Tortured and Killed Prisoners at a Base Used for US Drone Surveillance

The Intercept
Troops in the West African nation of Cameroon have tortured prisoners at a remote military base that is also used by U.S. personnel and private contractors for drone surveillance and training missions.

Supreme Court allows more exemptions to Trump travel ban

USA Today
The Supreme Court upheld a federal court judge’s order expanding the number of immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations who can enter the country under President Trump’s temporary travel ban.

The latest sign of authoritarianism in Turkey? Arresting Amnesty International staff.

In the midst of a huge crackdown on dissent and a push to oust foreign aid workers, a Turkish court formally arrested Amnesty International’s Turkey director and five other human rights activists.

Amnesty Accuses U.S. Coalition of War Crimes in Mosul: Scale of Death Much Higher Than Acknowledged

Democracy Now
Amnesty International’s new report entitled “At Any Cost: The Civilian Catastrophe in West Mosul, Iraq” states the U.S. coalition may have committed war crimes in Mosul.

The people fighting the world's harshest abortion law

El Salvador’s ban on abortion is one of the toughest in the world, but for the first time in 20 years, there are signs the law could be weakened.

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