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Amnesty International concludes Myanmar treatment of Rohingya constitutes crime against humanity

November 21, 2017 4:30 pm
Amnesty International concludes Myanmar treatment of Rohingya constitutes crime against humanity

Rohingya Muslim refugees, who have entered Bangladesh by boat, walk toward refugee camps after landing in the Bangladeshi district of Teknaf, on November 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) “State-sponsored” violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar constitutes the “crime against humanity of apartheid,” Amnesty International has concluded, following a probe […]

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Turkish prosecutors seek prison terms for Amnesty International Turkey Idil Eser, 10 other activists

October 8, 2017 10:10 pm
Turkish prosecutors seek prison terms for Amnesty International Turkey Idil Eser, 10 other activists

Director of Amnesty International Turkey Idil Eser Nearly a dozen prominent rights activists in Turkey, including two foreign nationals, are facing up to 15 years in prison over charges of membership in terror groups and aiding them some three months after they were detained in Istanbul. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news […]

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Europe returning more Afghan refugees despite violence: Amnesty International

October 5, 2017 10:34 am
Europe returning more Afghan refugees despite violence: Amnesty International

Afghan refugees deported from Germany arrive at the international airport in Kabul on September 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) An international human rights group says European states are returning many more Afghan asylum seekers despite growing insecurity and violence across the war-ravaged country.  Amnesty International said in a new report […]

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Amnesty International deplores Saudi Arabia’s ‘execution spree’

October 2, 2017 10:30 pm
Amnesty International deplores Saudi Arabia’s ‘execution spree’

A Saudi Arabian executioner shows off his sword. A Saudi Arabian citizen has been executed in Riyadh, bringing to 100 the total number of the people beheaded by the kingdom since the beginning of the year. According to the SPA, the man was executed over the murder of another Saudi […]

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Amnesty International urges United Nations Security Council to impose arms embargo on Myanmar

September 28, 2017 9:03 am
Amnesty International urges United Nations Security Council to impose arms embargo on Myanmar

Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to receive aid in Cox’s Bazar, in Bangladesh, on September 27, 2017, after fleeing Myanmar. (Photo by Reuters) Amnesty International has called on the United Nations Security Council to spare no efforts to end the brutal crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, suggesting the imposition of […]

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Saudi rulers crushing kingdom’s human rights movement: Amnesty Internationa

September 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Saudi rulers crushing kingdom’s human rights movement: Amnesty Internationa

A file photo of Saudi human rights activist, Samah Hadid Amnesty International has said that Saudi rulers are trying to crush the kingdom’s human rights movement after they arrest two more activists. According to the rights group on Monday, Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid, both founding members of the Saudi […]

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Bahrain using violent tactic to repress dissidents amid West inaction: Amnesty International

September 7, 2017 10:00 am
Bahrain using violent tactic to repress dissidents amid West inaction: Amnesty International

A Bahraini man looks at pictures of jailed anti-government protesters tacked to a wall layered with anti-government graffiti during a protest march in Sitra, Bahrain, February 12, 2016. (Photo by AP) Amnesty International has censured Bahrain for using “an array of repression tools,” including torture and sexual abuse, in its […]

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Takfiri Boko Haram attacks kill nearly 400 since April: Amnesty International

September 5, 2017 8:05 am
Takfiri Boko Haram attacks kill nearly 400 since April: Amnesty International

In this November 27, 2014, photo, children displaced after attacks by Boko Haram line up in a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria. (By AP) Amnesty International has voiced alarm over a “sharp rise” in crimes committed by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram terror group, saying attacks by the Daesh-linked militants have […]

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Amnesty International calls on EU to urge Turkey into reversing human rights crackdown

July 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Amnesty International calls on EU to urge Turkey into reversing human rights crackdown

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini (R) and Secretary General of Amnesty International, Salis Shetty hold a petition in support of human rights activists detained in Turkey, prior to their bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 25, 2017. Amnesty International has called on the EU to […]

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Turkish court detains Amnesty International’s director and six rights activists amid crackdown

July 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Turkish court detains Amnesty International’s director and six rights activists amid crackdown

Amnesty International Activists of stage a protest against the detention of the head of the rights group in Turkey, Taner Kilic, in front of the Turkish Embassy in Berlin on June 15, 2017. (AFP photo) A Turkish court has detained Amnesty International’s director in Turkey and five other rights activists […]

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Amnesty International slams Turkey for keeping six rights activists in custody

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Amnesty International slams Turkey for keeping six rights activists in custody

An Amnesty member takes part in a mock arrest in front of the Turkish embassy to protest against the detention of the head of Amnesty International in Turkey, in Brussels, Belgium, on June 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Amnesty International slams Ankara for keeping six rights activists, including the director […]

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Amnesty International: Saudi Arabia silence Shia dissent with execution

July 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Amnesty International: Saudi Arabia silence Shia dissent with execution

Lynn Maalouf, the deputy director for research at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office, attends an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon, February 6, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Saudi Arabia is using the death penalty as a means to silence Shia dissent, says Amnesty International. “These brutal executions are the latest […]

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Iraqi military rejects Amnesty International report on Mosul ‘abuses’ as baseless

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Iraqi military rejects Amnesty International report on Mosul ‘abuses’ as baseless

An Iraqi policeman collects himself as he is surrounded by bodies found in a mass grave in an area retaken from Daesh in Hamam al-Alil, March 15, 2017. (Photo by AP) A senior Iraqi military official has rejected as “baseless” an Amnesty International report accusing government forces of human rights […]

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Turkish authorities extends detention of Amnesty International member, activists

July 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Turkish authorities extends detention of Amnesty International member, activists

A poster released by the UK-based Amnesty International calls on Turkish authorities to release Idil Eser (shown), the country director of the rights group, from detention. Turkish authorities have extended for another week the detention of a member of Amnesty International and nine other activists. Researchers working for Amnesty in […]

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Amnesty International concerned over Bahrain treatment of activist

July 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Amnesty International concerned over Bahrain treatment of activist

Bahraini human rights activist Ebtesam al-Sa’eq Amnesty International has expressed concern about the Bahraini regime’s maltreatment of a female activist who has been critical of Manama’s crackdown on dissent. On Tuesday, Arabic-language news website Bahrain Mirror cited the director of campaigns at Amnesty’s regional office in Beirut, Samah Hadid, as expressing alarm […]

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