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.

Concern as Morocco blocks human rights groups

2014-11-07 14:12

Human Rights Watch has expressed concern over Morocco blocking the activities of local and international human rights organisations operating in the country.

Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza

2014-11-05 12:26

Amnesty International has accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip, saying it displayed 'callous indifference' in attacks on family homes in the densely populated coastal area.

Malaysia student activist jailed for sedition

2014-09-05 15:30

A Malaysian court has sentenced a student activist to 10 months in jail for sedition, sparking renewed calls from rights groups to repeal a legislation increasingly used by the government to stifle dissent.

Shell 'failing' to clean oil pollution in Nigeria

2014-08-04 08:04

Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell, Amnesty International and other groups have charged.

Leaders get immunity at new African rights court

2014-07-01 21:02

Leaders gave themselves immunity at a new African court against major crimes of war, humanity and genocide.

Nigeria to probe state-sponsored killings

2014-02-13 06:15

Nigeria says it would open a probe into claims of state-sponsored killings dating back to the era of military rule, raising hopes that perpetrators will finally be brought to book.

Saudi beheads Pakistani drug smuggler

2014-02-05 12:59

Saudi authorities have beheaded a Pakistani for smuggling drugs and a national for killing a compatriot, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom this year to nine.


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.

Rights groups slam Egypt over death sentences

2014-12-03 16:03

Global rights groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have slammed Egypt over the mass death sentencing of 188 Islamists.

Amnesty condemns new wave of CAR violence

2014-11-06 10:25

Amnesty International has accused Central African militias of killings, mutilation and abductions in a fresh wave of violence, calling for more peacekeepers to stop the bloodshed.

AI says Nigeria police routinely use torture

2014-09-18 22:00

Nigeria's police and military routinely torture detainees says Amnesty International.

Millions of dollars of weapons worsening S Sudan war: Experts

2014-08-19 17:37

Millions of dollars of arms shipments have flooded South Sudan since civil war broke out eight months ago.

Impunity must end in CAR - Amnesty

2014-07-10 21:35

Amnesty International is calling for fighters to face justice in the Central African Republic.

SA not protecting Somali refugees - Amnesty

2014-06-12 19:06

The South African government and police are not doing enough to protect Somali refugees, rights organisation Amnesty International says.

Russian court jails Olympic environmentalist

2014-02-12 14:57

A Russian environmentalist who campaigned against damage caused by Olympic development has been sentenced to three years after a court rejected his appeal.

Amnesty slams China activists' graft trials

2014-01-21 08:51

Amnesty International has condemned the forthcoming trials of eight anti-corruption activists in China, calling them "hypocritical" and saying they highlighted flaws in China's anti-graft campaign.

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