Nov 30 2017 6:57 pm
USA: Mike Pompeo and Tom Cotton must disavow torture
Media reports that current CIA Director to become new Secretary of State prompts concerns over his and likely successor’s record on support for torture According to media reports, the US government is...
Nov 30 2017 4:48 pm
Libya: plan over detained migrants amounts to 'mass deportation'
African Union-European Union agreement criticised for placing emphasis on keeping people out of Europe Summit coincided with growing international concern at media footage of slave auction in Libya Fo...
Nov 30 2017 1:32 pm
Syrian government using banned Soviet-era cluster munitions in besieged Eastern Ghouta
Verified photographs show Soviet-era cluster munitions used on densely-populated areas by Syrian government forces Doctors describe dire humanitarian situation in the besieged enclave ‘The Syrian gove...
Nov 29 2017 1:36 pm
Zimbabwe: dropping of charges against #ThisFlag pastor must signal break from Mugabe rule
“Pastor Mawarire was an innocent victim of Mugabe’s ruthless campaign to criminalise dissent” - Deprose Muchena In response to the dropping of subversion charges against prominent Zimbabwean pastor an...
Nov 28 2017 5:40 pm
Egypt: 16 men jailed for three years as homophobic crackdown continues
76 LGBTI people arrested in last two months, with more than 40 sentenced for up to six years Amnesty petitioning Egypt to end the homophobic persecution Responding to the news that a court in Egypt ha...
Nov 28 2017 5:05 pm
Myanmar: 'Rohingya' not mentioned, but Pope's visit still highlights horrific crimes
‘The real scandal of the visit was the insistence of Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing that “there is no discrimination between ethnic groups in Myanmar”’ - Ming Yu Hah Reacting to remarks by Pope Fr...
Nov 28 2017 3:49 pm
EU-Africa summit: Slave auction footage reveals 'horrific' human cost of migration deals
Shocking footage of a migrant slave auction in Libya released by CNN must serve as a wake-up call to European and African leaders that deals struck to prevent migrants and refugees from leaving Libya...
Nov 28 2017 9:20 am
China: Taiwanese activist sentenced to five years in jail after 'baseless' conviction
"Lee Ming-cheh is the victim of a politically motivated prosecution” – Roseann Rife Responding to the five-year jail sentence handed to Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-cheh by a Chinese court today (28 No...
Nov 28 2017 12:00 am
Nigeria/UK/Netherlands: investigate Shell for complicity in murder, rape and torture
Massive cache of internal documents and other evidence points to Shell’s complicity in horrific crimes committed by the Nigerian military in the 1990s New Amnesty report calls for a criminal investiga...
Nov 24 2017 5:06 pm
Central America: 'vicious discrimination' against LGBTI people fuelling perilous refugee journeys - new report
Lesbian, gay, bi and trans people fleeing gang and military violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras ‘I don’t want to be illegal. I just want to live and be safe’ - trans woman Cristel ‘Terrori...