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.

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.


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.

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.

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