ARTICLES RELATING TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

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.

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.

Libyan militias committing war crimes

2014-10-30 17:33

Amnesty International says Libyan fighters are committing war crimes with impunity.

South Sudan bill gives security forces 'excessive' powers

2014-10-01 16:03

South Sudanese lawmakers have proposed granting security forces the ability to make "virtually unrestricted powers of arrest" in the war-torn nation, Amnesty International warns.

Amnesty: Mali holding children as adults

2014-08-23 09:00

Children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults, Amnesty International says.

Nigerian army accused of 'extensive' rights violations

2014-08-05 13:33

Global rights watchdog Amnesty International has accused Nigeria's military and its supporting civilian militia of "extensive human rights violations" in their fight against Boko Haram.

Over 60 women, girls escape abductors in Nigeria

2014-07-07 05:48

More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources say, but more than 200 schoolgirls are still being held.

 

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.

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.

Probe abduction, beating of Zim activists - Amnesty

2014-12-04 14:04

Rights watchdog Amnesty International says Zimbabwe should launch an impartial investigation into the abduction and beating this week of three pro-democracy activists in Harare.

Amnesty: Better services for pregnant women

2014-10-09 18:04

Government needs to strengthen its commitment to providing basic services to pregnant women, Amnesty International says.

Indonesia approves caning for gay sex

2014-09-27 12:24

Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has passed a law making gay sex punishable by 100 lashes of the cane.

Israeli strike kills Gaza commander's wife, child

2014-08-20 10:34

Hamas says that an Israeli air strike has killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze.

Vote violence: Kenya 'failing to deliver justice'

2014-07-15 11:57

Amnesty International has condemned what it says is the Kenyan government’s continued failure to properly investigate and deliver justice to victims of the 2007-2008 post election violence.

Sudan war-zone bombing may be 'starvation' policy

2014-06-25 10:57

Intensified bombing in Sudan's war-torn Kordofan may be part of an attempt to starve the population, Amnesty International says.

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