Showing posts with label Amnesty International. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amnesty International. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Amnesty International says US-led coalition destroyed Syria's Raqqa

Amnesty International says US-led coalition destroyed Raqqa
An international human rights group on Tuesday accused the US and its allies of showing little regard for civilians' lives while attacking the Syrian city that was once the de-facto capital of IS group, an allegation denied by the US military.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

European governments 'complicit in abuse of migrants'

abuse of migrants
Amnesty International has accused European governments of "complicity" in the detention under horrific conditions of migrants in Libya, especially through their assistance to the Libyan coastguard implicated in people trafficking.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Amnesty urges Greece to scrap Saudi arms sale as war in Yemen continues

weapons could be used against civilians in the ongoing war in Yemen
Amnesty International is urging the Greek government to scrap a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia, saying the weapons could be used against civilians in the ongoing war in Yemen, AP reports.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Amnesty accuses EU of turning its back on refugees

Amnesty International has accused the European Union of deliberately turning its back on migrants and refugees, contributing to a rising number of deaths at sea.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Friday, November 11, 2016

Pentagon acknowledges just 5-10% percent of actual civilian casualties in Syria – Amnesty to RT

The Pentagon’s conclusion that 119 deaths have resulted from US-led coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq represents only 5 or 10 percent of the actual civilian death toll in those countries, Neil Sammonds, an Amnesty International researcher focusing on Syria, told RT.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

EU states sell arms to Egypt despite embargo: Amnesty

Almost half of the European Union 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, according to Amnesty International.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pakistan hangs three convicts amid criticism

Pakistan hanged three convicted murderers on Wednesday, the same day Amnesty International criticised it for becoming the world’s third most prolific executioner after China and Iran.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Amnesty: Qatar World Cup stadium workers suffer abuse

Workers in Qatar renovating a stadium for the 2022 World Cup have suffered rights abuses two years after the tournament's organisers drafted worker welfare standards in the wake of criticism, Amnesty International said.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hungary anti-terror plan is 'attack on human rights' - Amnesty

Amnesty International on Monday slammed plans by the Hungarian government to introduce sweeping anti-terror laws including curfews and Internet restrictions, calling the proposal an "attack on human rights".

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Scores of juveniles on death row in Iran - Amnesty

Iran is the world's most prolific executioner of offenders convicted while juveniles, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the Islamic republic of using torture and ill-treatment to extract confessions from minors.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

UK's Hammond Backs More Saudi Arms Sales, Says They Create 'British Jobs'

UK Foreign secretary Philip Hammond has been criticized for suggesting that Britain should sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia, despite Riyadh's military offensive in Yemen, which has led to allegations of Saudi war crimes.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Human Rights group alleges Australia paid people smugglers

Almost six months after the Australian government was accused of paying the crew of an asylum seeker boat to return its passengers to Indonesia, a London-based human rights group has taken out advertisements in Australian newspapers to underline the claims.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Amnesty urges ‘drastic change’ to EU refugee policy

Amnesty International on Wednesday called for a drastic change in the handling of the refugee crisis sweeping Europe and criticised the response of state leaders as "piecemeal and incoherent".

Monday, September 7, 2015

Thousands of Palestinian structures under Israeli demolition orders (UN)

Some 13,000 Palestinian structures in the West Bank are currently under Israeli demolition orders, leaving residents and homes "in a state of chronic uncertainty and threat", the UN said on Sept.7.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Egypt hits back at western criticism of its new counter-terrorism law

Egypt has sharply responded to western criticism of its newly-ratified counter-terrorism law, saying that foreign critics have misunderstood the law, and calling for Egypt's right to self-determination to be respected.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.