Home-made bomb explodes in restive Cameroon region

2017-10-04 06:02

A home-made device has exploded near a police station in Cameroon's restless English-speaking region, where separatist leaders have launched a campaign for independence.

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

2017-03-07 16:33

Hungary's parliament has approved the automatic detention of all asylum-seekers in container camps at the country's southern borders, brushing off concerns from rights groups.

Syria rejects Amnesty's report of mass hangings

2017-02-08 13:13

The Syrian government has rejected as "untrue" Amnesty International's report of mass hangings, saying it is part of smear campaign.

Kenya deports 35 Chinese, 5 Taiwanese to China

2016-08-08 20:06

Kenyan officials say 35 Chinese and 5 Taiwanese have been deported to China, despite Taiwan's objections.

AI: South Sudan can't cope with mental trauma of war

2016-07-06 16:31

Amnesty International says South Sudan is unable to cope with high levels of mental trauma suffered by survivors of the country's civil war.

100 NGOs press EU leaders on Africa migrant plan

2016-06-27 18:31

A group of over 100 NGOs has called on EU leaders to reject proposals to tie giving funds to African countries to their efforts to stop migrants heading for Europe.

AI urges Nigeria to 'come clean' over Shi'ite killings

2016-04-23 07:08

Amnesty International says satellite footage and witness accounts offer damning new evidence that Nigeria's military killed hundreds of minority Shi'ite Muslims late last year, burning some victims alive and dumping bodies in mass graves.

Worldwide executions highest since 1989: Amnesty

2016-04-06 22:03

The total number of known executions worldwide rose by more than half last year to 1 634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, Amnesty International says. This as Pakistan sent three more men to the gallows.

UN, Amnesty criticise Congo's arrest of 18 protesters

2016-03-17 09:17

The United Nations and human rights groups are expressing concern over the arrests in Congo of 18 anti-government protesters in the eastern city of Goma.

South Sudan troops suffocated 60 people in church compound - Amnesty

2016-03-11 09:23

The deliberate suffocating of over 60 men and boys stuffed into a baking hot shipping container in South Sudan is a war crime, Amnesty International says.


UN rights chief: Syria has become 'torture chamber'

2017-03-14 13:50

The UN rights chief has warned that a "tidal wave of bloodshed" over more than six years of war in Syria has effectively turned the country into a "torture chamber".

Russian investigators search leading journalist's apartment

2017-03-01 12:53

Russia's top investigative agency has searched the apartment of a prominent opposition journalist in what Amnesty International says is a a "deeply alarming" development.

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

2016-10-12 07:28

Amnesty International has welcomed Jordan's move to allow aid deliveries to thousands of Syrians trapped on its desert border, but called for a long-term solution to the crisis.

Nigeria: Boko Haram suspects freed, given $10

2016-07-18 19:43

About 250 people who were arrested and held on suspicion of links to Boko Haram Islamists have been released and given $10, Nigeria's army says.

Amnesty documents 'horrifying' abuse of migrants

2016-07-01 20:53

An international rights group has published "horrifying" accounts of exploitation and sexual abuse - including gang rape - of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe.

Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

2016-06-20 21:33

A "Miss and Mister Albino" contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders, have all been discussed at a UN summit on albinism in Tanzania.

Hollande says rights important in 'terror' fight

2016-04-18 05:38

French President Francois Hollande said respecting human rights was not a hindrance in the fight against 'terrorism' but an aid, after meeting Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

13 global NGOs fear for rights groups in Egypt

2016-03-23 21:01

Thirteen global rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has strained ties with Washington.

Nearly 1 000 people executed in Iran in 2015: UN

2016-03-14 19:19

Nearly 1 000 people were executed in Iran in 2015, marking the highest number in 20 years, the UN's top expert on the human rights situation in the country says.

Rights took back seat in EU amid refugee crisis - AI

2016-02-24 21:11

Respect for human rights regressed across Europe in 2015, as countries moved to restrict the massive inflow of migrants and adopted sweeping anti-terrorism measures, Amnesty International says.

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