Amnesty International

Amnesty accuses Australia of systemic cruelty over asylum seekers

The Australian government has adopted a "system of deliberate cruelty" that has turned the Nauru-based asylum seekers detention facilities into "an open-air prison," Amnesty International said in...

Amnesty: Sudan has used chemical weapons against civilians in Darfur

The Sudanese government has likely conducted at least 30 chemical weapons attacks against civilians in the country's Darfur region this year, a report by the human rights watchdog Amnesty...

NGOs denounce Italy's "Nazi-style" migrant repatriations to Sudan

Italy has started a "Nazi-style" policy of mass migrant repatriations to Sudan based on a secret police cooperation deal, in flagrant breach of international law, human rights groups said on...

Amnesty urges Europe to accelerate relocation of stranded refugees

London (dpa) - Amnesty International on Thursday blamed European leaders for the plight of refugees stranded in Greek camps and urged for a faster relocation to EU countries.

Rights group: Broad culture of abuse in Australian juvenile detention

Newly obtained documents reveal a culture of mistreatment and abuse in Australian juvenile detention centres that the government should urgently investigate, Amnesty International said Thursday....

Iranian dissident criticizes Italy over his "shameful" arrest

The exiled Iranian opposition activist whom Italy arrested and released after protests from human rights groups said in a Friday interview that Rome authorities had behaved shamefully towards him...

Amnesty accuses Nigerian army of killing hundreds of Shiites

Amnesty International on Friday accused the Nigerian army of having massacred more than 350 supporters of a Shiite Muslim minority group.

Satellite images, video indicate mass graves in Burundi: Amnesty

There is strong evidence that dozens of people have been buried in mass graves in and near the Burundian capital, Amnesty International said Friday.

Sister of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi arrested in Jeddah

The sister of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was arrested Tuesday by Saudi authorities, according to Amnesty International and Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar.

France puts 24 climate activists under house arrest ahead of UN talks

Three of those concerned, who are in their late 20s, are suspected of belonging to the "radical opposition movement", according to information obtained by AFP.