Sierra Leone girls forced into 'degrading' pregnancy tests

2015-11-06 14:43

Thousands of schoolgirls in Sierra Leone have been forced to undergo humiliating and degrading public pregnancy tests since the government banned pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools and taking exams, Amnesty International says.

No impunity for Burkina troops who shot civilians: Amnesty

2015-10-14 16:36

Amnesty International says there can be no impunity for Burkina Faso troops who shot dead unarmed civilians including children in the days following their September 17 coup.

Nigerian army releases 128 Boko Haram suspects

2015-09-09 21:31

Nigeria's army has released 128 detainees held on suspicion of being Boko Haram militants, two months after nearly 200 others were freed after security screening.

Thousands urge help for Indian sisters 'ordered raped'

2015-08-30 16:23

Thousands have signed a petition urging protection for two Indian sisters after a local council allegedly ordered them raped and paraded naked as "punishment" after their brother eloped with a married woman.

Mozambique journalists, academic face libel charges

2015-08-27 21:09

Mozambique journalists and an academic are facing libel charges for a 2013 Facebook post.

Amnesty approves policy to decriminalise sex trade

2015-08-12 05:46

Amnesty International has approved a controversial policy to endorse the decriminalisation of the sex trade, rejecting complaints by women's rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalisation of pimping and brothel owning.

Rio cops kill with impunity: Amnesty

2015-08-03 21:17

Rio de Janeiro's police have killed more than 1 500 people in the last five years, driving up the Olympic host's already high violent death rate, Amnesty International says.

Burkina Faso candidates urged to tackle forced marriage

2015-07-15 18:30

Burkina Faso's presidential candidates must commit to tackling forced and early marriage and improving access to contraception, sex education and health services for women and girls ahead of elections in October, a rights group says.

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.


Australia accused of paying people smugglers

2015-10-28 17:32

Australian officials have paid people smugglers to take their cargo of migrants back to Indonesia, according to Amnesty International.

Amnesty warns of conflict diamond stockpile in CAR

2015-09-30 10:01

Amnesty International has called on the Central African Republic to confiscate and sell diamonds amassed by traders worth millions that could be fuelling militia violence and child labour.

New Zealand opens door for 750 Syrian refugees

2015-09-07 14:33

New Zealand has announced it will take 750 Syrian refugees over the next three years after coming under intense pressure to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Europe.

India village council orders rapes of two sisters

2015-08-29 21:58

Council orders two sister to be raped and paraded naked after their brother elopes with married woman.

Ban dismayed, disappointed over deaths, rape in CAR

2015-08-12 12:38

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "personally dismayed and disappointed", after reports emerged that the peacekeepers indiscriminately killed a 16-year-old boy and his father and raped a 12-year-old girl in CAR.

Amnesty accuses Sudan forces of war crimes

2015-08-05 07:42

Amnesty International says Sudanese forces have committed war crimes and have bombed 26 health facilities.

CAR Muslims forced to convert

2015-07-31 18:59

Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International says.

Egyptian terrorism bill a 'deadly blow to human rights'

2015-07-15 17:30

A draft law in Egypt that would make it a crime to contradict the official version of terrorist attacks should be scrapped, Amnesty International says, calling the bill a "strike at the very heart of basic freedoms".

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.

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