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18 Oct 2017 description

The map below shows the Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Rathedaung townships in northern Rakhine State.
Since 25 August 2017, over 150 hotspots were detected with remote environmental sensors. Five of those hotspots were detected after 30 September. UNITAR/UNOSAT found over 22.48 square kilometres of destroyed or damaged structures were present across the area analysed. Over 60% of the three townships has yet to be analysed.

18 Oct 2017 description


Early in the morning of 25 August 2017, members of a Rohingya armed group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), attacked approximately 30 security force outposts in northern Rakhine State.1 In its response, the Myanmar Army, rather than targeting ARSA, launched an attack on the Rohingya population in northern Rakhine State as a whole. Often working with Border Guard Police (BGP) and local vigilantes, the military has carried out a campaign of violence that has been systematic, organized, and ruthless.

17 Oct 2017 description


Alors que les ministres de l’Intérieur des pays de l’Union européenne étudiaient la possibilité de rétablir les contrôles systématiques aux frontières intérieures de l’UE lors d’une rencontre au Luxembourg vendredi dernier, nos organisations exho rtent les autorités françaises à se conformer au droit international, européen et français en cessan t les atteintes aux droits des personnes migrantes et réfugiées à la frontière avec l’Italie.

16 Oct 2017 description
  • More than 500 people detained in towns including Bamenda and Buea

  • Wounded protestors flee hospitals for fear of arrest

  • Arrested protestors forced to pay 60 USD bribe to be released

At least 500 people remain detained in overcrowded detention facilities following mass arbitrary arrests in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, and many wounded protestors fled hospitals to avoid arrest, Amnesty International said today.

16 Oct 2017 description

Kenya: Police Killed, Beat Post-Election Protesters

Authorities Should Rein in Law Enforcement for Repeat Election

(Nairobi) – Kenyan police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi, the capital, in response to protests following the August 8, 2017 elections, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report released today.

13 Oct 2017 description

La muerte de nueve personas campesinas, y más de una decena de heridos, presuntamente a manos del Ejército y Policía Nacional de Colombia en el municipio de Tumaco, en el suroeste de Colombia, debe ser una fuerte alerta para las autoridades sobre la necesidad de proteger a la población civil durante la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz, dijo Amnistía Internacional.

13 Oct 2017 description

Reacting to the Kenyan government’s decision to ban demonstrations in the central business districts of the country’s three main cities, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said:

“This ban, announced just two weeks ahead of a fraught repeat presidential election, is likely to become a basis for heavy-handed police crackdowns,

12 Oct 2017 description

Nine peasant farmers (campesinos) have been killed and more than a dozen injured in the municipality of Tumaco in southwestern Colombia, allegedly by members of the Colombian Army and National Police. This is a clear signal to the authorities of the need to protect to the civilian population during the implementation of the Peace Agreement, said Amnesty International.

06 Oct 2017 description

By **Tirana Hassan, Crisis Response Director at Amnesty International**

In her five young years, Buthaina has witnessed the type of violence and brutality that powerful people and governments often want to keep hidden.

06 Oct 2017 description

Index: ASA 16/7236/2017

We are writing on behalf of Amnesty International to express our deep concerns over the human rights and humanitarian crisis facing the civilian population of northern Rakhine State. As the current Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) our organisations urge the Philippines to take urgent steps to address the issue in accordance with the ASEAN Charter and international human rights law and standards.

05 Oct 2017 description

European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture

European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

04 Oct 2017 description

Un devastador sismo golpeó México el 19 de septiembre. Cientos de personas han muerto, miles han quedado sin hogar, y servicios esenciales han sufrido daños en varias localidades. Las autoridades mexicanas deben garantizar que los esfuerzos de ayuda y reconstrucción protejan los derechos humanos, sin discriminación.

04 Oct 2017 description

By Firmin Mbala

Maria, a 13 year old survivor who lives in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, was forced to marry a 70 year old man who already had many wives. She didn’t have the chance to finish her first year of primary school, or have a normal childhood and play with her friends.

04 Oct 2017 description

Amnesty International has published a new package for schools to create an environment where students can enjoy their human rights. The new package helps schools, communities and students teach and enjoy human rights one step at a time.

Human Rights Friendly Schools are founded on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. They are communities where human rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

03 Oct 2017 description

La Guinée devrait s’employer à rendre justice, à établir la vérité et dédommager les victimes pour les crimes graves commis le 28 septembre 2009 dans un stade de Conakry, ont déclaré aujourd’hui Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International et l'Association des Victimes, Parents et Ami-e-s du 28 Septembre 2009, à la veille du huitième anniversaire du massacre. Ce jour-là, les forces de sécurité ont massacré plus de 150 manifestants pacifiques, et plus de 100 femmes ont été violées. Des centaines de blessés et des pillages généralisés ont également été documentés.

02 Oct 2017 description

Plus de deux ans après la décision du Président de la République Pierre Nkurunziza en avril 2015 de briguer un troisième mandat à la tête du pays, la répression s’installe au Burundi. Pour faire taire les protestations que cette décision a suscitées, les forces de sécurité ont eu recours à une force excessive, voire, dans certains cas, meurtrière.

02 Oct 2017 description
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Thailand’s refugee policies and violations of the principle of non-refoulement


On the evening of 26 May 2017, Muhammet Furkan Sökmen, a Turkish national, recorded a video in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. In the video, subsequently sent to diplomats and human rights organizations, Sökmen stated: