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Amnesty Has 'Irrefutable' Evidence of an Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against the Rohingya

5 days agoNews : The Lookout

Amnesty International says it has conclusive proof Myanmar is operating a coordinated and systematic campaign to drive out its Rohingya population, a 1.1 million strong Muslim minority that has suffered decades of persecution in the Buddhist country.

Rights groups slam Saudi arrests of religious figures

Amnesty International and HRW denounce 'politically motivated' recent detentions of religious scholars and preachers.

Report: Amnesty International Requests Probe of Ed Murray's Time in Northern Ireland

Amnesty International is calling on Northern Ireland police to find out if Ed Murray sexually abused minors while there in the 70s. by Chetanya Robinson Murray worked with children in Northern Ireland for a year in 1974. PHOTO BY KAREN...Show More Summary

Amnesty decries 'campaign of burnings' targeting Rohingya

Amnesty International says it has turned up evidence of an "orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings" by Myanmar security forces targeting dozens of Rohingya villages over the last three weeks. The … Click to Continue »

Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in Kashmir

Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in Kashmir to quell civilian protests. In a report the rights group said it had interviewed 88 people whose eyesight had been damaged by the metal shot from the pump-action guns. Show More Summary

Myanmar accused of laying mines, causing Rohingya injuries

Myanmar's military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday. … Click to Continue »

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last weekNews : The Lookout

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Myanmar's military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday.Show More Summary

Amnesty chief visits her jailed Turkey director in prison

The secretary general of Amnesty International has visited the rights group's jailed Turkey director and called for her release, along with seven other activists being held in pre-trial detention for … Click to Continue »

Bahrain rejects Amnesty report citing crackdown on dissent

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain condemned as inaccurate a report by the Amnesty International rights group accusing the Bahraini government of crushing dissent and violently cracking down on protests over the last year.

Amnesty International is Pushing to Legalize Abortion in Ireland Up to Birth for Any Reason

Precious Life has accused Amnesty International of misleading and manipulating women and their families. On Thursday 7th September, Amnesty announced that the threat of prosecution had been lifted for those in the medical profession who offer abortion referrals in Northern Ireland. Precious Life said the announcement was false, and only served to expose Amnesty’s long-term […]

Bahrain backtracks on human rights pledges: Amnesty

Bahrain has retreated from promised reforms and "dramatically" escalated a clampdown on political dissent over the past year, rights watchdog Amnesty International said Thursday. "Despite repeated claims... to the contrary, Bahrain has...Show More Summary

After year of 'repression' in Bahrain, West remains silent, Amnesty says

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's government has crushed dissent and violently cracked down on protests in the past year, Amnesty International said on Thursday, and it accused Britain and the United States in particular of turning a blind eye to its abuses.

Boko Haram resurgence kills 381 civilians since April: Amnesty

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has killed 381 civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon since the beginning of April, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday, a testament to the militant group's deadly resurgence.

AKQA Acquires Danish Digital Agency DIS/PLAY

DIS/PLAY has over 100 employees in its Copenhagen and Aarhus offices and counts ECCO, Amnesty International and Vestas among its clients.

For Civilians Trapped In Raqqa, Offensive Against ISIS Presents New Dangers

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

An Amnesty International report depicts the terrors faced by the Syrian civilians trapped by ISIS fighters. Among those terrors: errant airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition pushing to liberate them.

Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Amnesty International said on Thursday a U.S.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria's Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages.

U.S. Coalition, ISIS and Assad Have Raqqa Residents Trapped In A 'Deadly Labrynth'

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Amnesty International called on all parties to create safe ways for civilians to flee the frontline.

Did Americans Know About Torture at Africa’s ‘Guantanamo’?

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

The U.S. is investigating Amnesty International allegations of torture at a Cameroon base where U.S. forces support ops against Boko Haram. Are the Americans complicit?

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