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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Business and Human Rights

Israel’s attempt to sway WhatsApp case casts doubt on its ability to deal with NSO spyware cases 

Responding to a Forbidden Stories-led investigation, supported by the Amnesty International’s Security Lab, on the government of Israel’s attempts to sway WhatsApp’s ongoing US lawsuit against spyware firm NSO Group, Donncha Ó Cearbhaill, Head of the Security Lab at Amnesty International, said:  ...
Africa Armed Conflict

Niger: Rights in Free Fall a Year After Coup

Crackdown on Opposition, Media; No Oversight of Military Spending (Nairobi, July 25, 2024) – The military authorities in Niger have cracked down on the opposition, media, and peaceful dissent since taking power in a coup one year ago, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International...
Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Bangladesh: Further video and photographic analysis confirm police unlawfully used lethal and less-lethal weapons against protesters

Bangladeshi authorities have continued to use unlawful force against student protesters, amid six days of shutdown and communication restrictions, during the quota-reform protest across the country, said Amnesty International today as it released a second part to its evidence analysis series. The...
Sudan Armed Conflict

New weapons fuelling the Sudan conflict

Since the escalation of the conflict in April 2023, Sudan has been engulfed in a massive human rights and humanitarian crisis. The fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and their allies has killed over 16,650 people and displaced millions of others...
Iraq Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Iraq: Reigning Impunity: Amnesty International’s submission to the 48th session of the UPR Working Group, January-February 2025

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iraq in January-February 2025 In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Iraq in its previous review, including in relation to women’s rights, the rights of internally displaced persons...