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Mass exodus from Iraqi towns and cities as ISIS advance prompts panic

7 August 2014

Tens of thousands of Iraqis are fleeing in panic as Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham militants continue their advance through the north-west of the country.  

Impunity reigns for abductions and ill-treatment by pro-Kyiv vigilantes in eastern Ukraine

6 August 2014

Ukrainian MP and former presidential candidate Oleg Lyashko has been “detaining” – in effect abducting – and ill-treating individuals across eastern Ukraine with total impunity. 

Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear

6 August 2014

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s eight years in power have seen ongoing serious human rights violations fuel a climate of fear that must be brought to an end.

Libya: Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi amounts to war crimes

6 August 2014

Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi, where clashes in recent weeks have evolved into two separate armed conflicts, amount to war crimes.

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.

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