Lebanon’s prosecutor general has ordered a probe into the alleged torture of more than 20 Syrians in custody following a report by Amnesty International, state media reported. Ghassan Oueidat announced the launch of the probe on Monday in response to the Amnesty report, which accused Lebanese authorities of “cruel and abusive”[…]
Amnesty International has called on the United States to stop the sale of 18 sophisticated armed MQ-9B aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in light of evidence that civilians are being killed during attacks in war-ravaged Yemen and Libya. Philippe Nassif, the advocacy director for the Middle East[…]
Amnesty International documents that Gulf’s Arab monarchies have used the pandemic as a pretext to increase repressive measures. A new human rights report by Amnesty International (AI), shows that Covid-19 restrictions have created a perfect opportunity for Arab autocratic states, like the UAE and Saudi Arabia, to increase the suppression[…]
Rights group Amnesty International has accused Iran of using torture to extract confessions, saying hundreds of people have been jailed since a sweeping crackdown against protests last year. Demonstrations erupted across Iran in November 2019 after a significant petrol price rise, but they were put down by the Iranian security[…]
Police in Delhi were “complicit and an active participant” in the February violence in which 53 people, mostly Muslims, were killed, according to an investigation by Amnesty International India. “The Delhi police personnel were complicit and an active participant in the violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020,[…]
Myanmar’s military has killed civilians, including children, in indiscriminate air attacks amid worsening conflict in the country’s western Rakhine and Chin states, a prominent rights group has said, urging the United Nations Security Council to launch a war crimes investigation. In a report on Wednesday, Amnesty International said it collected[…]
In a statement released on Thursday, Amnesty International called on the Jordanian authorities to provide medical care to the refugees in Rukban camp, located on the border with Jordan in the Syrian Desert, in anticipation of a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in the area. Lynn Maalouf, director of Middle[…]
Turkey and international rights groups have led condemnation of a Saudi court verdict over the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it failed to deliver justice. Five people were sentenced to death on Monday over the brutal killing of the writer by a team of Saudi agents inside the kingdom’s consulate[…]
An ally of Chile‘s president sparked outrage on Monday when he said violations of human rights were necessary in order to restore peace to the country, as police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters in the capital. The demonstrations, which have been going on for more than a[…]
Iran rejected human rights watchdog Amnesty International’s death toll at more than 100 in recent protests as “fabricated”, calling the group a “biased” organisation. Tehran’s UN spokesman Alireza Miryousefi described Amnesty’s figure of 106 dead in the demonstrations as part of a “disinformation campaign waged against Iran from outside the[…]
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