ARTICLES RELATING TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

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 calls for release of Nigerian Shiite leader

2017-01-16 13:16

Amnesty International has urged Nigeria to comply with a court ruling to release a pro-Iran cleric and hundreds of his supporters, as a deadline for them to be freed looms.

Sudan arrests top human rights activist - Amnesty

2016-12-09 08:14

Sudanese security agents have arrested a prominent rights activist, Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, as part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent, Amnesty International says.

UN condemns 'descent into hell' in Aleppo, 20 000 civilians flee

2016-11-30 16:39

The UN has condemned the "descent into hell" being endured by civilians in Aleppo, with the Red Cross saying nearly 20 000 people have fled a Syrian government offensive on the city in three days.

WATCH: AI video on alleged killing of pro-Biafra separatists in Nigeria

2016-11-26 19:18

Amnesty International has released a video to back its report that Nigerian security forces killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in a "chilling campaign" to repress renewed demands to create a breakaway state of Biafra in the southeast.

Mexico frees women raped, tortured to confess crime

2016-11-18 10:10

Three Mexican women who were raped and tortured by marines into confessing crimes in 2011 were released from prison after a judge acquitted them, Amnesty International said.

Stop banning pregnant girls from attending school, AI tells S Leone

2016-11-09 15:43

A rights group has called for the immediate lifting of a "deeply discriminatory ban on visibly pregnant girls attending school and taking exams" in Sierra Leone.

 

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.

Albino boy, 17, choked, hit with sharp object in brutal murder

2017-01-13 10:10

Rights group Amnesty international has condemned the brutal killing of a 17-year-old boy with albinism, who was choked and hit with a sharp object in southern Malawi.

Saudi court sentences 15 'spies' to death

2016-12-06 21:30

A Saudi court has sentenced 15 people to death and several others to prison in a case involving alleged Iranian spy cell.

Gambia: The Jammeh regime in five dates

2016-11-30 14:01

Key dates in the 22-year regime of Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia with an iron fist since 1994 and is seeking a fifth term at an election this week.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Swaziland, Lesotho

2016-11-24 20:01

Lesotho opposition has labelled the government "cowards", and a Zimbabwean woman has spoken of the terrifying moment her neighbour was snatched by a crocodile.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Lesotho

2016-11-09 19:32

Social media users mock Nigerian prophet TB Joshua over his inaccurate prophecy regarding the winner of the just ended US elections. Read this and more...

3 Cameroon men jailed for 10 years over Boko Haram joke

2016-11-03 14:28

Amnesty International says three young men in Cameroon have been jailed for 10 years for sharing a text message that joked about the Boko Haram extremist group.

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