Amnesty International

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 07:36
The El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, a clinic which provides hundreds of torture victims with vital services including counseling and legal assistance, learned today that its financial assets were frozen according to an order by the Central Bank of Egypt.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:23
“From the outset this trial has been marred by irregularities, and allegations of torture that have not been investigated. The authorities have failed to prove any criminal responsibility for the acts of violence these individuals have been accused of. The Appeal Court must put an end this farce," said Kiné Fatim Diop, Amnesty International’s West Africa Campaigner.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 07:53
Researchers from the Amnesty International visited several villages in the al-Shura and al-Qayyara sub-districts of Ninewa governorate, south-west and south of Mosul, and gathered evidence indicating that up to six people were extrajudicially executed in late October, apparently due to suspicions they had ties to the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS).
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:26
Nearly one year on from the start of a wave of protests that has left at least 800 people dead at the hands of security forces, the Ethiopian government must take concrete steps to address grave human rights concerns in the country, Amnesty International said today.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 06:38
South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
On 8 June 2011 federal police raped, suffocated and electrocuted her in a warehouse in Mexico City. She was tortured so badly that she almost died as a result. Police wanted her to say that she belonged to one of the brutal criminal gangs causing mayhem across the country. She has been behind bars since then. Verónica’s story should be an exception; a terrible aberration; the result of a few “bad apples” within Mexico´s security forces. Tragically, it is not.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
More than 1,000 people, many arrested arbitrarily, are being held in horrific conditions and dozens are dying from disease and malnutrition or have been tortured to death, as part of the Cameroonian government and security forces crackdown on Boko Haram, Amnesty International revealed in a new report published today.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Ahead of the Mexican president’s visit to the U.S., Amnesty International joined with six other human rights groups to call on the U.S. government to once again withhold aid to Mexico’s security forces. The groups submitted a joint memorandum to the State Department and U.S. Congress concerning the Mexican government’s failure to meet human rights requirements set out in the Merida Initiative.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:45
Human rights must be a top priority during the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, said Amnesty International in an open letter to United States President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:30
Almost half of European Union (EU) member states have flouted an EU-wide suspension on arms transfers to Egypt, risking complicity in a wave of unlawful killings, enforced disappearances and torture, Amnesty International reports.