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20 Oct 2018 description

Fears of escalating bloodshed are rising ahead of planned protests in Gaza later today after Israeli authorities announced a “zero tolerance” policy towards demonstrations along the Israel/Gaza fence, said Amnesty International.

The organization is calling on the Israeli government to rein in its armed forces, which have routinely used unnecessary or excessive force during Gaza’s weekly “Great March of Return” demonstrations.

19 Oct 2018 description

Nicaragua: Las autoridades intensificaron estrategia para la represión y cometieron violaciones graves de derechos humanos durante la Operación Limpieza

19 Oct 2018 description
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Nicaragua: Authorities stepped up strategy for repression, committing grave human rights violations during ‘clean-up operation’

From the beginning of June, the government of President Daniel Ortega intensified its strategy for repression in a so-called “clean-up” operation, targeting protesters with arbitrary arrests, torture, and the widespread and indiscriminate use of lethal force by police and heavily armed pro-government forces, said Amnesty International today in a new report.

18 Oct 2018 description

Journalists, priests and civil society leaders are facing death threats and intimidation following local government elections at the weekend, Amnesty International said today.

The organization knows of at least eight individuals who have been targeted with anonymous phone calls and text messages accusing them of contributing to the defeat of the ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) in Nacala-Porto and Nampula cities in the northern province of Nampula.

17 Oct 2018 description

The Mexican government must listen to the stories of those fleeing Honduras and inform them of their right to seek asylum, said Amnesty International today in response to news that the Mexican government deployed its federal police chief to its southern border to await the arrival of a caravan of over 1,600 people from Honduras, including dozens of families and children.

16 Oct 2018 description

Dozens of people were arbitrarily detained in Managua this Sunday 14 October as they were preparing to march under the slogan “United for Freedom”, in a clear example of the threats of President Daniel Ortega being put into practice - threats to criminalize anyone who dares to express opposition to his government by legitimately exercising their right to freedom of assembly and peaceful protest - Amnesty International reported.

15 Oct 2018 description

15 October 2018, 00:01 UTC

  • Disappointing Pentagon communiqué spurns liability for civilian casualties

  • Coalition strikes destroyed 80% of Raqqa, killing hundreds of civilians

  • Ongoing Amnesty International investigation reveals evidence of dozens of new civilian victims

15 Oct 2018 description

Myanmar authorities must immediately drop defamation charges against three Kachin activists who led a peaceful rally in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, where they called for humanitarian access to thousands of displaced civilians and for an end to the armed conflicts in northern Myanmar. The prosecution of the activists – and other recent cases of politically motivated arrest and imprisonment – represent an alarming return to practices that characterized Myanmar’s decades of direct military rule.

13 Oct 2018 description

Le non-respect des normes internationales relatives aux droits humains par la législation et les politiques nationales et l'urgence d'y remédier

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13 Oct 2018 description

How national legislation and policies fall short of international human rights standards, and the urgency to change the situation

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12 Oct 2018 description

On his return from a field visit to Raqqa in Syria, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General Kumi Naidoo has described the horrific destruction and utter human devastation he witnessed, one year after the end of the battle in which the US-led coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) used massive firepower to drive the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) out of the city.

12 Oct 2018 description

USA: Catastrophic immigration policies resulted in more family separations than previously disclosed

The US government has deliberately adopted immigration policies and practices that caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people seeking safety in the United States, including the separation of over 6,000 family units in a four-month period more than previously disclosed by authorities, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

07 Oct 2018 description

By Andrea García Giribet

For over two decades, theatre groups in Zimbabwe have been changing the understanding of human rights in their communities, one play at a time.

05 Oct 2018 description

Greece: "As women, we have to fight to achieve our rights”

By Lene Christensen Social Media Manager at Amnesty International

There is a phrase that Soraya, a 24 year old woman from Afghanistan, repeats to herself and her friends, especially on days that feel darker than others:

“Remember that in front of you, there is a door. If you open this door, you will see light. You just have to reach that door.”

04 Oct 2018 description

2 octobre 2018, 19:49 UTC

La décision prise par le Burundi de suspendre presque toutes les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) œuvrant sur son territoire est une mesure extrêmement répressive qui va avoir de graves répercussions sur certaines des personnes les plus fragilisées du pays, a déclaré Amnesty International alors qu'était appliquée cette mesure de suspension annoncée la semaine dernière.

04 Oct 2018 description

2 October 2018, 19:49 UTC

Burundi’s suspension of almost all international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the country is a deeply repressive measure that will severely impact some of the most vulnerable people in the country, Amnesty International said as the suspension announced last week came into effect.

Burundi’s Minister of Interior today confirmed in a meeting with NGO representatives that only organizations running hospitals and schools would be exempt from the suspension.

03 Oct 2018 description

Five years to the day after the Lampedusa tragedy in which at least 368 people died, rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea are more vital than ever. It is alarming that the last rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean may be forced to stop operating. We call on European leaders to ensure the Aquarius can continue to save lives at sea.

02 Oct 2018 description

Monday’s planned demolition of a West Bank village and forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime that lays bare the Israeli government’s callous disregard for the Palestinians, Amnesty International said today.

30 Sep 2018 description

Responding to the United Nations Human Rights Council vote to renew the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts (GEE), which has been investigating violations and abuses of international law committed by all sides in Yemen, Amnesty International’s Senior Advocate Kevin Whelan said: