AI urges Nigeria to 'come clean' over Shi'ite killings

2016-04-23 07:08

Amnesty International says satellite footage and witness accounts offer damning new evidence that Nigeria's military killed hundreds of minority Shi'ite Muslims late last year, burning some victims alive and dumping bodies in mass graves.

Worldwide executions highest since 1989: Amnesty

2016-04-06 22:03

The total number of known executions worldwide rose by more than half last year to 1 634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, Amnesty International says. This as Pakistan sent three more men to the gallows.

UN, Amnesty criticise Congo's arrest of 18 protesters

2016-03-17 09:17

The United Nations and human rights groups are expressing concern over the arrests in Congo of 18 anti-government protesters in the eastern city of Goma.

South Sudan troops suffocated 60 people in church compound - Amnesty

2016-03-11 09:23

The deliberate suffocating of over 60 men and boys stuffed into a baking hot shipping container in South Sudan is a war crime, Amnesty International says.

ICRC alarmed at situation in Aleppo

2016-02-19 21:18

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is "deeply alarmed" by the situation in Syria's Aleppo province, where fighting has displaced tens of thousands of people.

Nigeria 'won't rest' until Chibok girls are home

2016-02-03 18:47

The Nigerian government "will not rest" until more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in 2014 have been freed, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said during a visit to France.

Amnesty: Dozens of juvenile offenders face death in Iran

2016-01-26 13:00

Amnesty International says dozens of people arrested in Iran for crimes committed before they turned 18 are at risk of being executed despite recent reforms, with many having already spent years on death row.

Accusations grow against Russia over Syria civilian killings

2015-12-24 08:34

Accusations are growing against Russia over civilian killings and the use of banned munitions in Syria.

Death-row prisoners in Indonesia tortured - AI

2015-10-15 18:00

Suspects facing the death penalty in Indonesia are often subjected to torture and sometimes denied access to lawyers and interpreters, Amnesty International says.

Rights groups condemn jailing of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt

2015-08-29 15:36

Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders have condemned the jailing for three years of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed by an Egyptian court.


Hollande says rights important in 'terror' fight

2016-04-18 05:38

French President Francois Hollande said respecting human rights was not a hindrance in the fight against 'terrorism' but an aid, after meeting Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

13 global NGOs fear for rights groups in Egypt

2016-03-23 21:01

Thirteen global rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has strained ties with Washington.

Nearly 1 000 people executed in Iran in 2015: UN

2016-03-14 19:19

Nearly 1 000 people were executed in Iran in 2015, marking the highest number in 20 years, the UN's top expert on the human rights situation in the country says.

Rights took back seat in EU amid refugee crisis - AI

2016-02-24 21:11

Respect for human rights regressed across Europe in 2015, as countries moved to restrict the massive inflow of migrants and adopted sweeping anti-terrorism measures, Amnesty International says.

Cameroon hits Boko Haram in cross-border attack

2016-02-12 17:56

A senior military official says Cameroon's soldiers have killed almost 30 Boko Haram fighters after launching an operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi.

Possible 5 mass graves found in Burundi - Amnesty

2016-01-29 10:45

New satellite images, video footage and witness accounts show that dozens of people killed by Burundian security forces in December were later buried in mass graves, Amnesty International says.

Female refugees face abuse in Europe - AI

2016-01-18 20:21

Female asylum seekers face physical assault and sexual harassment on their journeys through Europe, Amnesty International has warned, calling on governments to offer more protection.

Guinea leader Conde urged to get consensus

2015-11-02 21:07

Guinea's President Alpha Conde, who was re-elected in a controversial landslide vote last month, has been urged by the UN's special regional envoy to form a 'wide consensus' government.

Boko Haram fighters terrorise Cameroon

2015-09-16 17:00

Boko Haram has killed at least 380 civilians in Cameroon since last year, and the country's security forces have caused dozens more deaths in their pursuit of the Islamic militants, a report from Amnesty International says.

Peacekeepers accused of death, rape in CAR

2015-08-11 21:14

UN peacekeepers have been accused of 2 deaths and the rape of a 12-year-old in Central African Republic.

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