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CAR: Resignation of government must not open door to impunity

6 August 2014

Those suspected of involvement in crimes under international law must not be given a seat in the Central African Republic government. 

Nigeria: Gruesome footage implicates military in war crimes

5 August 2014

Gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, as the fight by Nigeria's military against Boko Haram and other armed groups intensifies. 

Q&A: Nigeria’s military implicated in war crimes

5 August 2014

Questions and answers on the gruesome footage and other evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, which Amnesty International has made public. 

Iraqis displaced by ISIS attacks in Sinjar 'desperate' for aid

5 August 2014

Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians are trapped without basic necessities or vital supplies in the Sinjar Mountain area, while hundreds more are missing.

Dow Chemical must comply with new Indian Court summons on Bhopal disaster

4 August 2014

The Dow Chemical Company must stop dodging its responsibility towards the survivors of the Bhopal disaster.

Stop US shipment of fuel to Israel's armed forces as evidence of Gaza war crimes mounts

4 August 2014

Amnesty International is appealing to the US government to immediately halt the transfer of a US fuel shipment currently on its way to Israel for use by the Israeli military.

Europe must ratify the Istanbul Convention to fight violence against women

1 August 2014

Governments across Europe and the European Union (EU) must swiftly sign and ratify the Istanbul Convention, a new continent-wide tool to prevent and combat violence against women and girls as well as domestic violence.

Iran: New wave of attacks against journalists as repression escalates

1 August 2014

A sharp rise in arrests, prosecutions and imprisonment of independent journalists in Iran signals the authorities’ utter determination to crush hopes for increased freedom heralded by the election of President Hassan Rouhani.

South Sudan: End Media Restrictions

1 August 2014

South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) should stop seizing and shutting down newspapers as well as harassing, intimidating and unlawfully detaining journalists, two leading human rights organizations said today in a joint report.

Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination

1 August 2014

The striking-down of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said Amnesty International.

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