Amnesty International


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Ukraine - Russia War
Civilians walk past a burning car as they leave after an air strike in the courtyard of hotel Industria and civilian residences in the center of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on July 7, 2022

Amnesty Int’l regrets ‘distress and anger’ caused by Ukraine report

The rights group sparked outrage with recent report accusing Ukraine's military of endangering civilians

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Ukraine - Russia War
Police experts stand by the bodies of civilians who were killed in a Russian missile strike in Saltivka, a northern district of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, on July 20, 2022.

Ukraine forces endangering civilians, says Amnesty Int’l

'Being in a defensive position does not exempt the Ukrainian military from respecting international... law'

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Diplomacy
Israeli left-wing groups protest in the flashpoint city of Hebron in the West Bank, on November 28, 2021.

Amnesty UK to release ‘End Israeli Apartheid’ merchandise line

'Campaign to help end Israel’s cruel system of apartheid against Palestinians has seen an excellent response'

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North Africa
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi takes part in a meeting on the second day of a European Union - African Union summit at The European Council Building in Brussels, Belgium, on February 18, 2022.

Egypt sentences researcher to 3 years in prison over 'false news': NGOs

Rights group calls on President Sisi to 'to rescind' the sentence

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Palestinian Territories
Palestinian protesters rally against the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, the West Bank on July 17, 2021.

HRW: Palestinian detainees tortured in West Bank, Gaza

'Systematic abuse by the PA and Hamas forms a critical part of the repression of the Palestinian people'

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Palestinian Territories
Palestinians take part in a protest over the death of Palestinian human rights activist Nizar Banat, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on July 2, 2021.

Amnesty slams PA over failure to investigate activist's death

'There needs to be a civilian trial following international standards, not a smokescreen'

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Israel
People hold a banner reading "Yesterday South-Africa, today Palestine, Stop Apartheid" during a demonstration against the conflict in Gaza in Barcelona, Spain, on February 5, 2009.

Catalonia recognizes Israel’s ‘crime of apartheid’ against Palestinians

It is the first European parliament to pass such a notion

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Iran & Eastern States
An anti-US mural in Iran's capital Tehran on May 17, 2022.

Iranian convicts face 'abhorrent' finger amputation, rights group warns

Hundreds of amputations carried out since 1979's Islamic Revolution

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Iran & Eastern States
A man holds onto a noose to protest against the inaugeration of Iran's new president Ebrahim Raisi in cental London on August 5, 2021

Iran and Saudi Arabia show record death penalty toll in 2021

Iran records the highest figure since 2017 - Amnesty International

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Sport
The International Trade Union Confederation says in a report that migrant workers in Qatar, many of which are involved in 2022 World Cup protects, are "modern-day slaves"

Rights groups urge FIFA to pay Qatar's 'abused' workers

'This is a great shame, a tragedy for football'

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Levant & Turkey
Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 15, 2021.

Turkish court jails Erdogan critic Kavala for life

The ruling is 'blatantly in contradiction with the norms of the rule of law and international obligations'

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Africa
A man fleeing violence in a mosquito net-covered bed in the city of Semera, Ethiopia, on February 17, 2022.

Report cites ethnic cleansing of Tigrayans in Ethiopia

Several hundred thousand Tigrayans were reportedly subjected to ethnically-motivated rape, murder, starvation

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The Gulf
FILE - A Turkish police officer walks past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to a ceremony, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on Oct. 2, 2019.

Prosecutor asks to transfer Khashoggi trial to Saudi Arabia

'It is not possible to expect anything from Riyadh, where such a judicial charade took place'

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Sport
Germany's players pose for a group photo with the wording "Human rights" on their T-shirts prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification football match in Duisburg, Germany on March 25, 2021.

German FA pressed on Qatar human rights stance ahead of World Cup

'We must put the political, social and all related issues on the table'

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US / Canada
In this file photo the dome of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on March 27, 2019.

Jewish Democrats in US House slam Amnesty chief's Israel comments

All 25 members sign statement denouncing Paul O'Brien's attempt to speak on behalf of American Jews

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Ukraine - Russia War
A soldier pushes a wheelchair with an injured Ukrainian soldier at a military hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, on March 1, 2022.

Explainer: Why Russia is targeting Ukraine’s hospitals

Russia's strikes on medical facilities in Ukraine evoke scenes from its Syria campaign

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Ukraine - Russia War
This picture taken on May 28, 2016 shows bomblets from a cluster bomb hanging at the Visitor Centre of COPE, a charity working with the Ministry of Health in Vientiane, Laos.

Ukraine, rights groups allege Russia using vacuum, cluster bombs

'The devastation that Russia is trying to inflict on Ukraine is large'

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Society
Molly Malekar, executive director of Amnesty International Israel, attends a committee session organized by the Joint List party at the Knesset, on November 19, 2019.

Amnesty Israel CEO criticizes report accusing Israel of apartheid

'I do not see what goals this report promotes, and I do see how it may harm our goals'

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Culture
Demonstrators take part in the International Transgender Day of Visibility in the city of Nice, France, on March 31, 2021.

Kuwait repeals law against ‘imitation of the opposite sex’

Amnesty says the law is 'deeply discriminatory, overly vague and never should have been accepted'

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The Gulf
Judges attend a court session on the subject of the constitutionality of the first Parliamentary session at the Supreme Judicial Council in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on January 25, 2022.

Iraq sentences police officer, informant to death over deadly operation

The two men can appeal the verdict, handed down by the criminal court in the central province of Babylon

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Israel
Israeli lawmaker Mansour Abbas seen during a plenum session at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in Jerusalem on January 19, 2022.

Arab-Israeli lawmaker rejects 'apartheid' charge

'If there's discrimination in a certain area, then we'll say just that'

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Diplomacy
Israeli border police officers and Palestinians clash during a protest near the West Bank town of Salfit, December 3, 2020.

UK: Israel not apartheid state, but must uphold int’l law

'We do not agree with this terminology. As a friend of Israel, we have a regular dialogue on human rights'

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Israel
Hillel Neuer (L), executive director of United Nations Watch debates with Fatah activists Samer Sinijlawi over Amnesty International's report on Israel and Palestinians, in a screengrab taken on February 2, 2022.

i24NEWS Debate: Amnesty Int'l 'apartheid’ report on Israel

'This is the homeland for Jews and for Palestinians. The only way to live in coexistence is full equal rights'

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Diplomacy
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2022.

US rejects Amnesty Int'l report accusing Israel of 'apartheid'

State Department spokesman warns against applying 'a double standard'