Torture of Channel 4 journalists in Sudan highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

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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 film detailing their harrowing six-week ordeal.

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Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

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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.

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Refugee crisis set to get worse, not better

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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.

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South Sudan crisis increases as civilians flee insecurity

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Peter Louis

Nearly three years after conflict erupted in South Sudan, the regional impact of the crisis is rising alarmingly as the number of South Sudanese crossing international borders in search of safety grows each day.

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Sudan: Evidence of chemical weapons used to kill hundreds including children in Darfur

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Benjamin Lowy

 

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Amnesty International

An Amnesty International investigation has gathered horrific evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, by Sudanese government forces in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months.

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Interview with Anant Mishra

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Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

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