Amnesty International

Forget Iran & Saudi Arabia, China Dominates The World Executions League Table

Great news, world citizens, 2018 saw a 31 percent decrease in executions, according to Amnesty International's annual review of countries using the death penalty. Excluding China, 690 people are known to have been executed around the world, a...
Related topics: Iran, Saudi Arabia, China

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Us Resumes Airstrikes In Somalia After Brief Pause

The United States said Wednesday it has resumed airstrikes against the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia, after a brief pause that followed accusations from Amnesty International that it had tried to hide civilian casualties. The latest...
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Prominent Rights Groups To Join Legal Challenge Of Uk Arms Exports To Riyadh

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three major human rights watchdogs — Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK — will join the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) in court this week to appeal a 2017 ruling that permitted the United Kingdom...
Related topics: Human Rights, United Kingdom, Russia, Moscow

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Palestinian Court In Hamas-ruled Gaza Affirms Freedom Of Press

Gaza City (AFP) – A Palestinian journalist was acquitted on appeal over an investigative report about corruption in the Gaza Strip Monday, according to Amnesty International and a campaign group. In a 2016 report for Al-Araby TV, Hajar Harb...
Related topics: Hamas, Gaza Strip, Palestine

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Amnesty International Lays Environmental Blame At Battery Industry's Feet - Roadshow

In addition to increased pollution due to battery cell production, the report faults the battery industry for not doing enough to prevent human rights violations.
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Us Says No Civilians Have Died In Somali Airstrikes, Contrary To Probe Findings

US Africa Command is pushing back against an Amnesty International report claiming US airstrikes in Somalia have caused massive civilian casualties. However, the Trump administration has long abandoned any consideration of civilian deaths, and...
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Us Military Denies Rights Group Allegations Of Civilian Casualties In Somalia

A human rights group says 14 civilians were killed during five U.S. airstrikes in Somalia in the last two years, an allegation the U.S. military strongly denies. Amnesty International issued a civilian casualty report Tuesday, which included...
Related topics: Military, Human Rights, Somalia

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Us Killing Civilians With 'impunity' In Hidden War On Somalia: Report

Eoin Higgins, staff writerA human rights group is accusing the United States of waging a shadow air war in Somalia that is killing civilians with abandon. "The attacks appear to have violated international humanitarian law," Amnesty...
Related topics: Somalia, Human Rights

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Trump Admin To World: Your Human Rights Record Doesn't Matter So Long As We Get Ours

Andrea Germanos, staff writerIt's "astonishing to see this memorialized in black and white," says Amnesty International USA
Related topics: Human Rights

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Amnesty International: New Twitter Feature Leaves Burden On Users Experiencing Abuse

Twitter is developing a feature aimed at making the site less toxic for users. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Amnesty International's Rasha Abdul-Rahim, who has studied harassment on Twitter.
Related topics: Social Media

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The Digital Gender Gap Means African Female Activists Get Disproportionately Trolled

Outspoken women activists with a large following on social media are likely to be cyberbullied for their advocacy, according to a 2018 report by Amnesty international. It also found that most abuses against women involved physical and sexual...
Related topics: Activism, Social Media

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Amnesty Urges Moratorium On S. Sudan Executions 

Amnesty International said Friday that it was shocked by the increase in executions recently carried out in South Sudan, noting that at least seven men were put to death in February. The London-based rights group said the deaths represented "as...
Related topics: South Sudan, United Kingdom, London

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“a Year Of Shame” For Middle East And North Africa

In a new report, Amnesty International reviewed the state of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and found a bleak landscape of repression. UN Photo/Iason FoountenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 2019 (IPS)Human...
Related topics: Human Rights, World Photos

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Amnesty: Impunity Emboldens Mideast Rights Violations

The world community's "chilling complacency toward wide-scale human rights violations" in the Middle East and North Africa emboldened governments to commit "appalling" violations last year, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The group's annual sur
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"protesters Executed For Social Media Posts": Amnesty Issues Scathing Venezuela Report

On Wednesday Amnesty International issued formal condemnation of the Venezuelan government for what it described as a pattern of shocking human rights abuses and state repression under President Nicolas Maduro, including the execution of several...
Related topics: Protests, Social Media, Venezuela, Human Rights

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Egypt's El-sissi Elected New Chairman Of African Union

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia. The rights group Amnesty International warned that el-Sissi's chairmanship might undermine the African Union's...
Related topics: Egypt, Ethiopia, Human Rights

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Reports On Uae Arms In Yemen Highlight Role ‘external Actors’ Play In Conflict

Twin reports published this week by Amnesty International and CNN reveal the extent to which the United Arab Emirates is funneling weapons of war obtained from Western governments to its proxies in Yemen.
Related topics: Yemen, CNN, United Arab Emirates

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Qatar Says Committed To Labour Reform After Amnesty Criticism

Doha (AFP) – Qatar said Wednesday it is committed to labour reform following an Amnesty International report that the 2022 World Cup host is failing to stop widespread labour abuse. Doha said it was on course to deliver “lasting”...
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The Clever Cognitive War Strategy Deployed Against Israel

Following in UNESCO's 2017 footsteps, Amnesty International has just released a Report which accuses Israel of trying to Judaize Jerusalem (!) According to Gerald Steinberg at NGO Monitor: "On January 29, 2019, Amnesty International published "The
Related topics: Israel, Jerusalem

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Tripadvisor, Booking.com Deny Amnesty's Claims Of Hr Violations, Say Abide Laws

The major online booking and traveling platforms have come under fire in the latest report by Amnesty International. The human rights organisation claims that by listing accommodation offerings for settlements in the West Bank, the companies are...
Related topics: Tripadvisor, Human Rights

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