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.

Fourth secular blogger hacked in Bangladesh

2015-08-07 19:52

A gang armed with machetes has hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka sparking protests in the capital.

AI protests 'staggering execution spree' in Iran

2015-07-23 18:01

Amnesty International has protested at what it called a "staggering execution spree" in Iran so far this year that has seen almost 700 people executed.

Nigerian leader vows to look into Amnesty allegations

2015-06-04 09:03

Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, has promised to look into an Amnesty International report urging the International Criminal Court to probe senior military officers for war crimes in the battle against Boko Haram.

Girls abducted by ISIS endured horror - Amnesty

2014-12-23 10:16

Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority endured horrors at the hands of ISIS extremists after they were taken as slaves, leaving them deeply traumatised, an international watchdog group says.

Australia failed to protect asylum-seekers - Report

2014-12-11 12:04

The Australian government has failed in its duty to protect asylum-seekers at a camp in Papua New Guinea where riot left one dead and 69 injured, said a damning parliamentary report.


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.

Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes

2015-07-29 18:32

Amnesty International says the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war.

Morocco expels Amnesty team researching immigration issues

2015-06-12 10:42

Moroccan security officials have detained and expelled two members of the London-based Amnesty International human rights group researching immigration issues in the North African kingdom.

Images show Nigeria's Baga destruction by Boko Haram

2015-01-15 11:12

Satellite images show widespread destruction in two Nigerian towns that have been attacked by Islamic extremists, an international human rights group say.

Kenyan security laws threaten freedoms - rights groups

2014-12-14 17:59

Kenyan proposals to boost security laws risk returning the country to a 'police state', rights groups say, but the government says they are vital to the nation's protection.

Rich nations' failure to take Syria refugees 'shocking'

2014-12-05 07:48

Wealthy nations have only taken in a 'pitiful' number of the millions of refugees uprooted by Syria's war, placing the burden on the country's neighbours, Amnesty International says.

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