The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said.
Amnesty International has welcomed the decision of a Côte d’Ivoire court not to transfer $45 million in compensation owed to victims of the toxic waste dumping in Abidjan in 2006 to the account of an organization which was falsely claiming to represent all 30,000 of them.
Amnesty International has urged that $45 million compensation paid by an oil trading company to
victims of one of the worst toxic dumping scandals in recent years
must reach the people to whom it is owed.
Government representatives meeting in Addis Ababa have been urged by Amnesty International to clearly state they would prevent any
officials accused of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes
from seeking safe haven in their countries.
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by some
of the members of the Nigerian security forces after three people were
shot dead during a protest against demolition of homes in Rivers State.
Amnesty International has called on all states to suspend international
supplies of military and police weaponry, munitions and other equipment
that could be used to commit human rights violations by Guinean