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One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Online abuse and harassment targeting women has lasting effects on victims, a survey by Amnesty International shows.

Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty

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Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alleged Friday. The US-backed military campaign...Show More Summary

'War crimes' in fight over Philippines' Marawi: Amnesty

State forces and ISIL-linked fighters have committed abuses that 'amount to war crimes', Amnesty International says.

Report: Tech giants can do more to keep kids from cobalt mines - CNET

Amnesty International says while Apple, Samsung and Dell are making progress, more needs to be done to stop child labor abuses in cobalt mines in the Congo.

Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags: Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

Myanmar army's self-exoneration draws Amnesty's scorn

YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights group Amnesty International poured scorn on a Myanmar military investigation into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and calling for U.N. and independent investigators to be allowed into the country.

After four months jail, Turkey's Amnesty director says trial is 'surreal'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Amnesty International's Turkey director, freed from four months detention but still facing trial on terrorism charges, said the case against her and other human rights activists was "absurd and surreal".

Israel denies entry to Amnesty International staffer due to alleged ‘BDS activities’

Israeli border authorities on Monday denied entry to Raed Jarrar, an American citizen and the advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA. Jarrar was on his way his way to be with family and grieve...Show More Summary

Rights groups criticize 'inhuman' Dutch terror jails

Two international rights organizations are criticizing the Dutch government for detaining people convicted or suspected of terror offenses in "inhuman conditions" at two top-security prison units. Amnesty International and the … Click to Continue »

Turkey court orders local Amnesty chief to stay behind bars

A Turkish court in Izmir ordered the head of Amnesty International in Turkey to remain in pre-trial detention on Thursday, the rights group said, after he denied allegations of links to the Muslim cleric Ankara blames for last year's failed coup. Show More Summary

Turkish court releases eight rights activists on bail in terrorism trial

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release on bail of eight human rights activists, including the director of the local branch of Amnesty International, pending a verdict in their trial on terrorism charge...

Activists accused of aiding terror groups on trial in Turkey

Eleven human rights activists, including the two local heads of Amnesty International, went on trial in Turkey on Wednesday, accused of belonging to and aiding terror groups in a case … Click to Continue »

Iraqi forces attacked Kurdish districts after clashes: Amnesty

Iraqi forces pillaged and torched Kurdish districts in a multi-ethnic town near Kirkuk after recent clashes with Kurdish fighters, Amnesty International said Tuesday. "Hundreds of properties were looted, set on fire and destroyed inShow More Summary

Supreme court to hear challenge to Northern Ireland abortion law

Amnesty International among organisations and individuals bringing case on human rights grounds The supreme court will this week hear a case to overturn the restrictions on abortions in Northern Ireland on the grounds that the laws breach human rights. Show More Summary

Australian Gun Culture: End of the 2017 Amnesty 50,000 Guns

The Australian nationwide gun amnesty is over. It lasted three months, was nationwide, and received a lot of attention, domestic and international. This post Australian Gun Culture: End of the 2017 Amnesty 50,000 Guns appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Rights group accuses Poland of crackdown on protesters

Amnesty International on Thursday alleged police and justice authorities in Poland are suppressing anti-government protesters, a claim flatly rejected by the interior ministry. "The Polish government is cracking down on peaceful protesters in a blatant attempt to dissuade further protests," AI said in a new report published on Thursday. Show More Summary

Amnesty says hundreds killed in campaign against Rohingyas

Amnesty International calls for arms embargo on Myanmar, criminal prosecutions as thousands of Muslim minorities flee violence

At least 33 people died in police crackdown in Nairobi -rights groups

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By Maggie Fick NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least 33 people died in the Kenyan capital Nairobi during a police crackdown on opposition supporters after elections in August, including a child and a pregnant woman, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Show More Summary

11 rights activists to go on trial in Turkey on Oct. 25

Turkey's state-run agency says 11 human rights activists — including two local heads of Amnesty International — who were charged with links to terror groups will go on trial on … Click to Continue »

Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi after elections: rights groups

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

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