• Russia-Ukraine War March 29, 2022 12:06 am

    Amnesty's Leader Accuses Russia of War Crimes in Mariupol

    Amnesty International is accusing Russia of committing war crimes in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol

  • spyware July 19, 2021 6:34 am

    Probe: Journalists, Activists Among Firm's Spyware Targets

    An investigation by a global media consortium alleges that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents

  • human rights April 7, 2021 11:34 am

    ‘We Failed the Test' of COVID-19, Says Human Rights Champion

    A leading human rights expert who is taking over leadership at Amnesty International is tackling vaccine equity as one of the major issues confronting the world today

  • Business January 14, 2021 1:20 am

    UK Clamps Down on Xinjiang Labor Camps, Accusing China of ‘Torture' and ‘Barbarism'

    The U.K. has introduced new measures to root out the presence of alleged forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region in British supply chains.

  • Nigeria October 23, 2020 9:48 pm

    Nigeria Says 51 Civilians, 18 Security Forces Dead in Unrest

    Nigeria’s president says 51 civilians have been killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses

  • spokesman November 28, 2019 9:36 pm

    40 Iraqi Protesters Slain in 24 Hours as Violence Spirals

    Security forces shot dead 40 anti-government protesters in over 24 hours amid spiraling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south, security and medical officials said, one day after an Iranian consulate was torched. Iran condemned the burning of its consulate in the holy city of Najaf as violence continued into the night across southern Iraq, where security forces had killed...

  • Donald Trump November 24, 2019 10:18 pm

    As Internet Restored, Online Iran Protest Videos Show Chaos

    Machine gun fire answers rock-throwing protesters. Motorcycle-riding Revolutionary Guard volunteers chase after demonstrators. Plainclothes security forces grab, beat and drag a man off the street to an uncertain fate. As Iran restores the internet after a weeklong government-imposed shutdown, new videos purport to show the demonstrations over gasoline prices rising and the security-force crackdown that followed. The videos offer only...

  • Donald Trump November 22, 2019 5:22 pm

    Iran Internet Slowly Revives; US Sanctions Telecom Minister

    The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the outage. A week after the gasoline hike, the loosening of the internet shutdown suggests Iran’s government believes it put down the demonstrations...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation January 8, 2020 7:29 pm

    Government Secrets: Why and How A Special Agent-Turned-Whistleblower Uncovered Controversial Border Surveillance Tactics

    Special Agent Wesley Petonak, 34, was sitting at his desk in November 2018 when he came across a PowerPoint presentation file that alarmed him. A nine-year veteran at San Diego’s Homeland Security Investigations office, Petonak knew firsthand the importance of intelligence gathering for successful immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border.  But the PowerPoint was different.  Nine of the slides...

  • Associated Press November 11, 2019 2:52 am

    UN Mission in Iraq Proposes Roadmap for Ending Upheaval

    The United Nations’ mission for Iraq on Sunday proposed a roadmap out of the country’s social upheaval, while Amnesty International said Iraq’s crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a “bloodbath.” At least 319 protesters have been killed by security forces since the economically driven protests and unrest began last month, according to the latest figures from the Iraqi Human...

  • OFFICER November 8, 2019 9:03 pm

    Canada Case Poses Question: Is US Immigration System Safe?

    In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch that marks the international boundary. “This is an illegal point of entry,...

  • Donald Trump September 26, 2019 10:39 pm

    Trump Administration Proposes Historically Low Refugee Limit

    The Trump administration wants to cap the number of refugees admitted into the United States to the lowest number since the resettlement program was created in 1980. A State Department proposal released Thursday would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Of those refugee admissions spots, 5,000 would be...

  • Germany August 23, 2019 11:45 am

    'Our House Is Burning': Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates

    Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure...

  • Donald Trump August 9, 2019 1:07 pm

    Shootings Prompt Other Countries to Warn About Travel to US

    The United States often takes a leading role in calling out the world’s most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of traveling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The latest mass shootings have triggered a sharp role reversal, with three countries warning their citizens about the risks...

  • China July 28, 2019 2:06 pm

    Police Fire Tear Gas as Hong Kong Protesters Block Roads

    Police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday for the second night in a row in another escalation of weeks-long pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Protesters occupied two areas at opposite ends of central Hong Kong following a mid-afternoon rally against police use of tear gas the previous Sunday. As night fell, one group that...

  • China July 27, 2019 6:33 pm

    Protesters Occupy Hong Kong International Airport

    Protesters crowded into Hong Kong International Airport on Friday to raise awareness of their pro-democracy movement.

  • Donald Trump July 15, 2019 9:27 pm

    Immigrant Rights Groups Decry New Trump Asylum Restrictions as ‘Most Egregious,' ‘Extreme' to Date

    Immigrant rights advocates and attorneys denounced President Donald Trump’s latest move on Monday to restrict asylum at the southern border as the “most egregious” and “extreme” policy targeting the form of protection by the administration yet, NBC News reports. “The administration has been trying to fight against asylum at the southern border for a long time now and if they...

  • India June 11, 2019 6:53 pm

    Botswana Decriminalizes Gay Sex in Landmark Africa Case

    Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday, a landmark case for Africa, as the High Court rejected laws punishing it with up to seven years in prison. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous decision in the southern African nation that is seen as one of the continent’s most stable and democratic. The ruling...

  • spokesman June 11, 2019 6:53 pm

    Botswana Decriminalizes Gay Sex in Landmark Africa Case

    Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday, a landmark case for Africa, as the High Court rejected laws punishing it with up to seven years in prison. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous decision in the southern African nation that is seen as one of the continent’s most stable and democratic. The ruling...

  • China June 3, 2019 10:43 am

    Prosperity, Repression Mark China 30 Years After Tiananmen

    Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China’s economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in re-education camps without charge, student activists face relentless harassment and leaders in the beleaguered dissident community have been locked up or simply vanished. Religious groups face ever greater pressure to...

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