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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

9 dead as Guineans protest president’s bid to extend power

At least nine people have been killed in three days of protests in Guinea against the president’s bid to extend his time in power, while hospitals are overwhelmed with scores …


‘Children should not be detained:’ Homestead center violating rights, Amnesty says

Citing what it calls a slew of human-rights violations, Amnesty International is calling on the U.S. government to shut down the Homestead detention center before children in Miami-Dade start school …


Rights activist in Chechnya gets parole on drug sentence

A court in the Russian province of Chechnya granted parole Monday to a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry.


Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It publicly pinned one of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019

Boko Haram kills at least 60 in Nigeria attack: Amnesty

Boko Haram has killed at least 60 people in a “devastating” attack on the northeastern Nigeria border town of Rann, Amnesty International said Friday, calling it one of the deadliest …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Human rights group report gains traction, Twitter hammered

A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company’s shares were punished Thursday, suffering one of their worst declines this year.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018

Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for inequality protests

Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Rights group: US, UK arms to Saudi coalition harm Yemenis

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Police kill 2 at Uganda rally against president’s long rule

Police shot dead two people Wednesday while seeking to foil a political rally in a remote part of Uganda, an opposition official said, amid rising tensions over attempts to extend …


Amnesty International: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an …


Rights groups urge Egypt to halt crackdown on homosexuals

Two international rights groups called on Egyptian authorities on Saturday to halt their crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality following the waving of the LGBT rainbow flag at a recent …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017

U.S. denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said …


Amnesty International: At least 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison since 2011

Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse,” …


Amnesty: Babies, children dying in Nigerian military detention

Babies and children are among scores of people dying in military detention at a notorious Nigerian barracks where soldiers illegally hold suspected Islamic extremists, Amnesty International reported Wednesday.


Nigeria reinstates general implicated in mass murder, Amnesty International says

LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigeria has reinstated a general implicated in mass murder, underlining the government’s “monumental failure” to stamp out impunity for war crimes, Amnesty International said Monday. The London-based …