Amnesty: Refugees in Greece live in 'appalling conditions'

2016-09-22 19:13

Most of the roughly 60 000 refugees and other migrants stranded in Greece are living in "appalling conditions" and face "immense and avoidable suffering," rights group Amnesty International has said.

'Chilling' crackdown on dissent amid election delays in DRC

2016-09-15 17:06

uman rights organisation Amnesty International has released a new report detailing a systematic crackdown on opponents of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, in an attempt to keep the statesman in power.

Zim activist's disappearance 'sends chilling message to Mugabe critics'

2016-08-30 11:49

The continued failure by Zimbabwean authorities to account for the whereabouts of pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara is a worrying sign for democracy in the country, Amnesty International has said.

More than 17 000 killed in Syrian state jails - rights group

2016-08-18 11:50

An international human rights group says more than 17 000 detainees have died in Syrian government detention facilities since the start of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad.

Report suggests torture widespread in war-torn Ukraine

2016-07-22 09:55

A new report suggests the detention and torture of civilians has become common in Ukraine torn by a separatist war in the east.

Amnesty documents 'chilling' abuses by armed groups in Syria

2016-07-05 09:41

Amnesty International says some opposition groups in Syria have adopted methods of abuse similar to those employed by the government, after documenting a "chilling" wave of torture, abductions and summary killings in insurgent-controlled areas.

Malawi court slaps albino 'terrorist' with life imprisonment

2016-06-16 12:54

A court in Malawi's city of Mzuzu has sentenced to life imprisonment Sam Kaumba, 33, for attempting to kill an albino.

Malawian media told to stop reporting on albino attacks

2016-06-09 11:28

Media houses throughout Malawi have reportedly been urged to halt coverage on albino attacks in the country, Malawi24 reports.

Amnesty: 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced

2016-05-31 17:29

Amnesty International has urges the Afghan government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of those displaced by war.

Rights group urges halt of arms deals to Egypt over abuses

2016-05-25 07:13

Britain-based Amnesty International is calling on EU member states to halt arms sales to Egypt over human rights abuses it characterises as "fuelling killings and torture."


Disease rife as 75 000 still trapped on Syria-Jordan border - AI

2016-09-15 19:36

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees remain stranded in worsening humanitarian conditions at the border with Jordan, where "food is running out and disease is rife", according to Amnesty International.

Amnesty calls for probe into 130 missing detainees in Cameroon

2016-08-30 13:20

Amnesty International has called for a probe into the whereabouts of 130 men and boys who were arrested 20 months ago in Cameroon during a crackdown on suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

Lonmin CEO refutes claim that miners prefer living in shacks

2016-08-19 13:42

Lonmin will investigate a statement made by its spokesperson that miners at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana would prefer to live in informal settlements.

Abuse rife in Australian immigration centre: leaked reports

2016-08-10 15:28

More than 2 000 leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm in Australian immigration centres on Nauru have been published, prompting rights groups to renew calls for refugees to be resettled elsewhere.

'Unprecedented spike' in Egypt disappearances

2016-07-13 16:45

Egypt's police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015.

Amnesty International demands immediate release of newspaper owner

2016-06-29 13:37

Amnesty International has demanded the "immediate and unconditional" release of the owner of The Post newspaper, Fred M'membe, his wife Mutinta and the newspaper's deputy managing editor, Joseph Mwenda.

AI: Rights of people with albinism in Malawi must be guaranteed

2016-06-15 16:13

Malawian officials must keep their promises and tackle discrimination and attacks on people living with albinism, Amnesty International has said.

Malawi albinos face 'unprecedented' killings

2016-06-07 20:57

Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an 'unprecedented wave of brutal attacks', Amnesty International says, blaming police for failing to tackle a scourge fuelled by ritual practices.

Prisoners 'tortured' in South Sudan shipping container prisons

2016-05-27 08:46

Dozens of prisoners in South Sudan are being held in conditions amounting to torture, crammed into metal containers in baking heat with minimal water and food, Amnesty International says.

Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed

2016-05-15 07:12

The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group's leaders and freed dozens of captive women and children.

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