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19 Sep 2018 description
The staggering brutality of a recent military offensive in South Sudan was fuelled by the authorities' failure to prosecute or remove suspected war criminals.
24 Aug 2018 description
Being able to go to school in South Sudan is a right most children do not enjoy: more than 70% of school-age children – the highest proportion in the world – are not able to access education.
23 May 2018 description
Based on photographs and dozens of interviews, Amnesty revealed how Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army fighters sowed fear among Hindus and other ethnic communities.
12 Mar 2018 description
Las organizaciones locales de derechos humanos afirman que Venezuela padece un déficit de suministro de medicamentos del 80% o 90% y la mitad de los hospitales no están en funcionamiento.
08 Feb 2018 description
Amnesty has published new evidence of ongoing violations by Myanmar security forces that have forced hundreds more people to flee in recent weeks.
22 Nov 2017 description
The Rohingya people are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination, said Amnesty International in a new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis.
22 Sep 2017 description
By June 2017, more than 500 schools had been closed in regions where armed groups are operating. Some, especially in the central region, were forced to close after members of armed groups threatened staff.
05 Sep 2017 description
Attacks and suicide bombings in Cameroon and Nigeria has left at least 381 civilians dead in the five months since the start of April 2017, Amnesty International said.
24 Aug 2017 description
Thousands of civilians trapped in Raqqa are coming under fire from all sides as the battle for control of the city enters its final stage, Amnesty International said in a new report.
23 Jul 2017 description
Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty says.
04 Jul 2017 description
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the region over the past year, creating ongoing crises, starvation and fear, according to Amnesty International.
13 Jun 2017 description
Amnesty states that the violent conflict, fueled by extrajudicial executions and other crimes under international law, requires urgent and immediate action from the UN Human Rights Council.
15 May 2017 description
Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and others are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence. Last year, 281 people were killed for defending human rights.
24 Oct 2016 description
A new Amnesty report highlights the crimes under international law committed by government forces, as well as the UN’s disappointing and inadequate response.
03 Aug 2016 description
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty said the Australian government’s failure to address serious abuses appears to be a deliberate policy to deter further asylum seekers from arriving by boat.
28 Jul 2016 description
A new report by Amnesty International reveals the true horror suffered by civilians in Leer County, Unity State, between August and December 2015.
01 Jul 2016 description
Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty Int'l reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya.
31 May 2016 description
Despite the promises made by successive Afghan governments, IDPs continue to lack adequate shelter, food, water, health care, and opportunities to pursue education and employment.
06 Apr 2016 description
Syrian refugee women and Palestinian refugee women from Syria face risks of serious human rights violations and abuses, including gender-based violence and exploitation, said Amnesty in a new report.
09 Mar 2016 description
Amnesty International expresses lingering concerns about women’s rights, freedom of expression, association and assembly, freedom of religion, and torture and other ill-treatment.