ARTICLES RELATING TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty slams block on campaign to free Cameroon students

2017-05-25 09:28

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon are obstructing its campaign to obtain the release of three students jailed for 10 years over what they say was a private joke.

Malawi's slow pace in dealing with attacks against people with albinism slammed

2017-04-20 12:00

A rights group in Malawi has reportedly slammed the government's slow pace in prosecuting those who have been accused of persecuting and killing people who have albinism.

Uganda charges, jails academic for insulting the president

2017-04-11 10:44

A prominent academic in Uganda has been remanded to a maximum-security prison after being charged with insulting the president.

Gunmen ambush near Lagos kills six: police

2017-04-11 06:01

Gunmen have shot dead four policemen, an army captain and a civilian in an attack on a community outside Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, says police.

Saudi executes 3 Pakistanis for heroin smuggling

2017-04-09 23:01

Saudi Arabia has executed three Pakistani nationals convicted of smuggling heroin, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom to 26 so far this year.

Nigerian military to probe rights abuse claims

2017-03-08 20:05

Nigeria's military has announced it would look into alleged human rights abuses by troops, including in the fight against Boko Haram, despite having previously dismissed such claims.

2016 an awful year for human rights - Amnesty International

2017-02-22 20:19

Despite the rise in gross human rights violations by various governments, citizens and courts are standing up in defence of their rights, Amnesty International has said.

Amnesty: Toxic fear mongering by Trump and others pushing back human rights

2017-02-22 08:49

'Grave violations of human rights' in 159 countries from Myanmar to France opens door to dark times, group says.

Security forces abuses threaten Tunisia reform: Amnesty

2017-02-13 08:33

A rise in "brutal tactics" by Tunisian security forces in line with nationwide emergency laws to counter terrorism are threatening reforms in Tunisia, Amnesty International says.

Amnesty warns of crimes against humanity in Philippines

2017-02-01 05:44

Philippine police may have committed crimes against humanity by killing thousands of alleged drug offenders or paying others to murder as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, Amnesty International says.

 

Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon

2017-05-24 20:33

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke.

Nigeria sees 'massive spike' in death sentences: Amnesty International

2017-04-12 11:02

Nigeria handed down an astonishing 527 death sentences in 2016, three times more than the previous year, in what Amnesty International has described as a "massive and worrying spike".

China remains world's biggest executioner: Amnesty

2017-04-11 10:30

China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International says, even as death penalties in the world decreased overall.

Sierra Leone's segregation policy for pregnant schoolgirls under fire

2017-04-10 21:45

A human rights group has lambasted Sierra Leone’s government over its programme to have pregnant teenage girls in separate classes from those of their peers.

Nigerian rights group denounces 'attacks' on Amnesty office in Abuja

2017-03-22 08:33

A Nigerian rights group has called for an investigation into "attacks" on the Amnesty International office in Abuja following heavy criticism by the country's military.

Two albino brothers 'severely injured, battle for their lives' after attack

2017-03-05 17:30

Two brothers with albinism are reportedly battling for their lives at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi after they were "severely injured" following an attack by unknown assailants.

Australia failing human rights, indigenous people - Amnesty International

2017-02-22 12:47

Aboriginal children are 24 times more likely to be detained than non-indigenous Australian children, Amnesty International has said in a report accusing Canberra of complacency amid a raft of rights abuses.

Assad vows to retake 'every inch' of Syria

2017-02-16 12:37

President Bashar al-Assad said Raqa is not a priority target for his forces, saying his goal is to retake "every inch" of Syrian territory.

Syria regime hanged 13 000 people in 5 years - Amnesty International

2017-02-07 13:13

As many as 13 000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International has said, accusing the regime of a 'policy of extermination'.

Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by police

2017-01-23 21:47

Amnesty International says Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

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