Russian Journalist Facing Criminal Charges for Posting Court Transcript

Expand Russian journalist Viktor Korb.  © 2017 Evgeniya Lifantyeva In the early hours of May 18, a team of police and security services’ agents raided the apartment of Viktor Korb, a journalist from Omsk. One of the agents shoved a search warrant in Korb’s face and the team conducted a… Read More: Russian Journalist Facing […]

Mozambique: Armed Groups Burn Villages

Expand Residents of Naunde, in Macomia, Cabo Delgado, flee their village following an attack on June 5, 2018.  ©2018 Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg) – Attacks by armed groups in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado have killed at least 39 people and displaced more than 1,000 since May 2018. Hundreds… Read More: Mozambique: Armed Groups […]

Long Arm of Thai Junta’s Repression Reaches UK

Expand Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha gestures as he leaves Thai Union company in Samut Sakhon, Thailand on March 5, 2018.    © 2018 Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha Before Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha meets UK Prime Minister Theresa May in London this Wednesday, the junta’s long arm of repression has already… Read More: Long Arm of […]

It is time to end impunity for conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan

Angela, a refugee from South Sudan, was six months pregnant when she was raped while her children sat petrified under the bed. We met Angela on a trip to refugee settlements in northern Uganda in September 2017. She is amongst many women and girls who were brutally raped and gang… Read More: It is time […]

Free educational course: take action for refugee rights

In a bid to break down barriers, smash stereotypes and encourage people to take action, an innovative educational online course focusing on the rights of refugees will be rolled out globally to mark World Refugee Day (20 June), said Amnesty International.  The course, which is open to all, covers a… Read More: Free educational course: […]

Sudan: UN’s Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection

Expand United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012.  © 2012 Reuters   (New York) – The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The… Read More: Sudan: UN’s Planned […]

USA: Policy of separating children from parents is nothing short of torture

 The sickening images of children cruelly separated from their parents and held in cages as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ will leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA, said Amnesty International today. “This is a spectacularly cruel policy, where frightened children are… Read More: USA: Policy of […]

French Senate Law Commission Fails on Asylum and Immigration Bill

Proposed changes by France’s Senate Law Commission to a controversial and widely criticized asylum and immigration bill could make things worse and open the door to improper and unlawful exclusion of refugees. The commission’s amendments would require examiners to refuse an asylum seeker refugee status if there are “serious reasons… Read More: French Senate Law […]

Viet Nam: Authorities must investigate torture allegations following mass arrests

Viet Nam’s authorities must immediately and unconditionally release protesters detained in a wave of arrests at the weekend and launch a prompt, thorough and effective investigation into allegations some of them were tortured, said Amnesty International. Across the country, around 150 people who took part in protests on 9 and… Read More: Viet Nam: Authorities […]