By Amnesty International The number of executions around the world last year fell by more than a third compared to the previous year, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated, with 1,032 executions in 23 countries in 2016 compared to 1,634 in 25 countries in 2015.
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Phil Cox/NVF By Amnesty International The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide in the region, said human rights NGO Amnesty International ahead of the airing of a […]
AP photo By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International When they heard that there would be airstrikes on their neighborhood in eastern Mosul, Wa’ad Ahmad al-Tai and his family did exactly as they were told.
Suhaib Salem/Reuters By Amnesty International Hundreds of civilians have been killed by airstrikes inside their homes or in places where they sought refuge after following Iraqi government advice not to leave during the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), human rights NGO Amnesty International […]
Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters By Amnesty International Human Rights NGO Amnesty International has corroborated new evidence showing that the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition recently fired Brazilian-manufactured rockets containing banned cluster munitions in the middle of Sa’da city in Yemen, injuring two civilians and causing material damage.
Reuters photo By Amnesty International New evidence has emerged of how the Huthi armed group is actively recruiting boys as young as 15 to fight as child soldiers on the front lines of the conflict in Yemen, said human rights NGO Amnesty International after speaking to the families of three boys targeted by the […]
Mario Tama/AFP By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.
AFP photo By Amnesty International Thai authorities are waging a campaign to criminalize and punish dissent by targeting civil society and political activists who peacefully exercise their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, a new briefing from human rights NGO Amnesty International has stated.
AFP photo By Amnesty International Since taking over at the White House, US President Donald Trump has wasted little time putting into action his poisonous campaign rhetoric. In his first couple of weeks in office, he pushed through a series of repressive executive orders that threaten the human rights of millions at home and […]
Cesare Davolio By Amnesty International A chilling new report from human rights NGO Amnesty International has exposed the “cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners” in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a […]
Noel Celis/AFP By Amnesty International Acting on instructions from the very top of government, the Philippines police have killed and paid others to kill thousands of alleged drug offenders in a wave of extrajudicial executions that may amount to crimes against humanity, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.
Jacky Naegelen/Reuters By Amnesty International Human Rights NGO Amnesty International has condemned Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments – including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year.
Mandel Ngan/AFP By Amnesty International The Pardon Snowden campaign on Friday delivered more than 1 million signatures to President Barack Obama, urging him to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden before he leaves office on January 20. The signatures delivered to the White House, totaling 1,101,252 in number, were collected by the campaign, the American Civil […]
Emmanuel Braun/Reuters By Amnesty International ‘This is impunity on a staggering scale, and it is undermining efforts to rebuild CAR and create a sustainable peace,’ Illaria Allegrozzi. The vast majority of the suspected war criminals in the Central African Republic are roaming free and in some cases living side by side with […]
Taro Yamasaki/AFP By Amnesty International Albert Woodfox, the African American man who was released from jail in the United States last year after spending nearly 43 years in solitary confinement, is calling on President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Leonard Peltier, the 72-year-old Native American man who has himself been in jail […]
Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP By Amnesty International The UK should halt all arms exports to Iraq unless it can demonstrate that it has reliable safeguards against British weaponry ending up in the hands of Iraqi government-supported Shia militias with a grisly track record of human rights abuses, said Amnesty International today.
Sohail Shahzad/EPA By Amnesty International Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are often used against religious minorities and others who are the target of false accusations, while emboldening vigilantes prepared to threaten or kill the accused, a new report by human rights NGO Amnesty International states.
Noel Sampson By Amnesty International The Mongolian authorities are failing residents of Ulaanbaatar with an urban redevelopment process that is putting thousands of people at risk of forced eviction and homelessness, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.
Tim Wimborne By Amnesty International Under the military’s dominance, the Pacific island nation of Fiji has seen an ingrained culture of torture take root among its security forces, a new report by human rights NGO Amnesty International states.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP By Amnesty International The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country, according to an investigation by human rights NGO Amnesty International.
Hasan Jamali/AP By Amnesty International Two UK-supported Bahraini institutions repeatedly trumpeted by the Bahraini and British authorities as evidence of the Gulf country’s supposed human rights progress have proven “woefully inadequate” at addressing serious human rights concerns, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a new report published.
Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters By Amnesty International ‘The ultimate losers are not just NGOs but Russian society’ – Sergei Nikitin More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia’s draconian “foreign agents” law, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a new report published.
Photo/Amnesty International By Amnesty International Decades of unchecked energy sector development and government policy failures have put the lives of indigenous women and girls at risk and strained the social fabric of communities in Canada’s British Columbia province, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.
Zohra Bensemra/Reuters By Amnesty International South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.
AFP photo By Amnesty International Just 11 US-led coalition air strikes in Syria appear to have killed some 300 civilians, according to new analysis from human rights NGO Amnesty International today, despite US claims that only one person has been killed by such aerial attacks.
Tomas Munita By Amnesty International Governments in Central America are fuelling a deepening refugee crisis by failing to tackle rampant violence and sky-high homicide rates in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras which are forcing hundreds of thousands to flee, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.
Simon Maina/AFP By Amnesty International Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail justice for crimes committed during the deadly conflict that began in December 2013, said human rights NGO Amnesty International and FIDH in a joint briefing published yesterday.
By Amnesty International The Iranian authorities must immediately repeal the conviction and sentence of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, a writer and human rights activist who is due to begin serving a six-year sentence for charges including “insulting Islamic sanctities” because she wrote an unpublished fictional story about stoning, Amnesty International have stated.
UNICEF photo By Amnesty International Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just ten countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published.