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12 August 2014

EGYPT: As judges recuse themselves in Morsi protest trial, fears of mass death sentences persist

As news breaks that three judges have recused themselves from a mass court case in Egypt, Amnesty International remains concerned that show trials followed by mass death sentences are becoming a grim trade mark of Egyptian justice. 

  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
11 August 2014

Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations

The families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed by US/NATO forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Focusing primarily on air strikes and night raids carried out by US forces, including Special Operations Forces, Unfinished Business finds that even apparent war crimes have gone uninvestigated and unpunished.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
7 August 2014

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge trial verdict a crucial step towards justice

Today’s decision convicting two of Cambodia’s most senior former Khmer Rouge officials for crimes against humanity at the country’s UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is an important step towards justice, Amnesty International said. 


Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia
7 August 2014

Rights trampled for Indigenous Peoples across the Americas

Murder and abduction attempts, intimidation and attacks, as well as ongoing daily discrimination, are among the litany of abuses Indigenous Peoples across the Americas face simply for defending their human rights, said Amnesty International in a new report today. 

  • Indigenous peoples
7 August 2014

Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army

An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left six medics dead, said Amnesty International as it released disturbing testimonies from doctors, nurses, and ambulance personnel working in the area. 

  • Medical And Health
Region Middle East And North Africa
7 August 2014

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

Panic has taken hold in north-western Iraq as tens of thousands of people flee areas where Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants are continuing their advance, Amnesty International said.

  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
6 August 2014

Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear

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, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published ahead of the leader’s visit to New Zealand this week. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Fiji
6 August 2014

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

Amnesty International is calling for all sides to immediately stop the indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas, amounting to war crimes, in Tripoli and Benghazi where clashes in recent weeks have evolved into two separate armed conflicts.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
6 August 2014

CAR: Resignation of government must not open door to impunity

Following the resignation of the Prime Minister and his cabinet, Amnesty International has called on the relevant Central African Republic (CAR) authorities, including Transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza, to ensure that those suspected of involvement in crimes under international law are not given a seat in government. 

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Impunity
Region Africa
5 August 2014

Nigeria: Gruesome footage implicates military in war crimes

Gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, and other serious human rights violations being carried out in north-eastern Nigeria as the fight by the military against Boko Haram and other armed groups intensifies.


Region Africa
Country Nigeria

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