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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.

Israel/OPT: International Criminal Court key to breaking cycle of injustice for war crimes

1 August 2014

The UN Security Council, the Palestinian Authority and Israel must do everything within their power to enable the International Criminal Court to bring to justice those responsible for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the current and past Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. 

Russia: Whistleblower Edward Snowden trapped without legal protection

1 August 2014

The reports that Edward Snowden has been living in Russia with precarious “temporary leave to remain” rather than under any formal asylum protection is further evidence he must be allowed to travel to and seek asylum in the country of his choice. 

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