Military courts in eastern Libya have sentenced at least 22 people to death and imprisoned hundreds more in “sham, torture-tainted” trials, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday. The rights group said the trials were “aimed at punishing real or perceived opponents and critics” of the Libyan Arab Armed[…]
South Africa’s government has come under sharp criticism on Freedom Day from international human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) for the violation of its citizens’ rights under the Covid-19 lockdown. In its 2020/2021 annual report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, the government was rebuked for, among other things,[…]
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[…]
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Egypt are among the countries who carry out the highest number of executions around the world in 2019, a report by Amnesty International revealed yesterday. The organisation’s 2019 global review of the death penalty states that Saudi Arabia executed a record number of 184 people[…]
In setting up a new commission on ‘unalienable rights,’ Washington has admitted to using human rights as a weapon. Its critics don’t disagree, but want that weapon to work both ways. Of actual human rights, there is not a trace. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday the establishment[…]
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.[…]
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[…]
A Nigerian police unit that focuses on robberies was accused by Amnesty International on Wednesday of torturing suspects held in custody and demanding bribes to free them. The human rights campaign group said people arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were subjected to hanging, starvation, beatings, shootings and mock[…]
The US must halt the shipping of weapons that could be used in the Yemen war, Amnesty International has urged in a new report, citing data that confirmed a US-made explosive was used in an attack on a Yemeni hospital on August 15. The medical facility – Abs Rural Hospital,[…]
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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