ARTICLES RELATING TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty accuses Myanmar government of intimidating media

2015-06-17 07:30

Myanmar's government is using threats, harassment and imprisonment to intimidate the media ahead of national elections, Amnesty International says.

Nigeria military rejects Amnesty war crimes report

2015-06-03 22:35

Nigeria's military has angrily rejected a call from Amnesty International for senior officers to be probed for war crimes.

Papua New Guinea must stop 'sorcery' killings

2015-05-27 07:48

The Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea must crack down on crimes against people suspected of sorcery after a mob hacked a woman to death, Amnesty International says.

'War crimes' rampant in Ukraine

2015-05-22 13:15

Amnesty International accused Ukrainian forces of torture and pro-Russian rebels of even more serious war crimes such as summary executions committed both before and after a February truce deal.

Amnesty report warns over torture practices in Morocco

2015-05-19 13:18

Human rights group Amnesty International has issued a report documenting widespread torture by the Moroccan state, contrary to its public commitment to reform.

AI calls for Morsi to be retried in civilian court or freed

2015-04-21 14:48

Amnesty International has called for Mohammed Morsi to be retried in a civilian court or to be released after the ousted Egyptian leader was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Egypt photojournalist describes detention

2015-04-07 21:41

In a letter an Egyptian photojournalist describes his over 600 days of detention as 'unbearable'.

Disabled Somalis face abuse, discrimination

2015-03-12 21:06

AI says decades of conflict and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia vulnerable.

AI: Boko Haram killed woman in labour during attack

2015-01-15 07:28

Boko Haram killed a woman as she was in labour during what is feared could be the deadliest attack in the militants’ six-year insurgency, Amnesty International claims.

Child rapist latest to be executed in Saudi Arabia

2014-12-22 14:19

Saudi Arabia has beheaded a child rapist, adding to what activists say is one of the world's highest execution tolls.

 

SA betrayed Darfur victims - Amnesty International

2015-06-16 11:10

South Africa's failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir is a betrayal to the thousands of people killed in Darfur, Amnesty International says.

Amnesty says Nigerian military killing prisoners

2015-06-03 18:26

Thousands of people have died while being held prisoner by Nigeria's armed forces in the campaign against Islamist group Boko Haram, many of them deliberately killed Amnesty says.

Saudi executes 88th person this year, topping 2014 total

2015-05-26 16:57

Saudi Arabia carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly.

Zim govt stifling media expression - Amnesty International

2015-05-20 05:32

Zimbabwe's government is stifling community radio, according to an Amnesty International report.

Amnesty slams Morsi death sentence

2015-05-16 15:37

Amnesty International has called an Egyptian court's decision to seek the death penalty for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi "a charade based on null and void procedures".

Bahrain criticises report on ongoing rights violations

2015-04-17 15:32

Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf country four years after it was rocked by widespread anti-government protests.

Angola arrests anti-government activists

2015-03-18 22:06

Angolan authorities have arrested two human rights activists who were planning an anti-government protest, in the latest sign of repression in Africa's second largest oil exporter.

Mugabe's wife Grace asked to respect court

2015-01-15 08:59

Global rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Zimbabwean authorities to respect a court order halting evictions from a farm linked to first lady Grace Mugabe.

Mugabe's wife Grace asked to respect court

2015-01-14 21:06

Global rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Zimbabwean authorities to respect a court order halting evictions from a farm linked to first lady Grace Mugabe.

Activists slam Pakistan for resuming executions

2014-12-20 12:13

Rights groups have condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.

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