Amnesty International concerned over resumption of executions in Bahrain

From left to right: Abbas al-Samea, 27, Ali al-Singace, 21, and Sami Mushaima, 42 Amnesty International has expressed grave concern over pronunciation of death sentences and resumption of executions in Bahrain as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the country. The London-based non-governmental organization, in its […]

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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 into the persecution of the […]

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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 agency reported on Sunday that […]

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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 on Thursday that European governments […]

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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 a “comprehensive arms embargo” on […]

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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 brutal crackdown on dissent, blaming […]

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