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Firearm Amnesty period extended to 31 January 2021

The latest National Crime Statistics once again showed that firearms were the preferred weapon in the commission of most violent crimes. Reducing the circulation of firearms may potentially reduce the scourge of violent crimes quite significantly. The restrictions of Levels 5 and 4 had prevented people from turning in illegal[…]

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‘Profoundly dismayed’: Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of top honour

Amnesty International has stripped Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over her “indifference” to the atrocities committed by the country’s military against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. The UK-based human rights group on Monday said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Aung San Suu Kyi in 2009 during her 15-year house arrest.[…]

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Nigeria’s military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity: Amnesty

Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. The crimes were perpetrated for years and have continued despite a presidential inquiry established last August whose findings[…]

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Amnesty: Stop using pellet guns on Kashmiri protesters

Pellet guns have no place in law enforcement and should be banned immediately, human-rights group Amnesty International India has said, following the death of a third person due to injuries inflicted by the weapons in Indian-administered Kashmir. Amnesty’s comments on Thursday come a week after the Indian government promised to[…]

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