Tag Archives: Amnesty International

25Apr/17

Cameroon journalist jailed for 10 years under anti-terrorism law

Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba was sentenced to 10 years in jail, accused of collaborating with Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants. Lawyers for Abba, who has been jailed since 2015 say he is innocent and claim he has been tortured by security agents. Amnesty International has called for his immediate release. Continue reading

20Apr/17

Zambian opposition leader’s lawyers ask court to throw out treason case

Zambian opposition leader, Hichilema Hakainde appeared before court to face charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema was arrested last week in a police raid on his home, raising political tension in a country that has traditionally been relatively stable. Hichilema’s supporters are threatening to go to the streets if he is not released soon.
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10Apr/17

U.S. drops out of top five in global death penalty report

Amnesty International calls for more transparency from China, still the top global executioner in the rights group’s annual death penalty report, while the U.S. drops out of the top five.
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22Feb/17

Amnesty slams Trump’s “poisonous” rhetoric

Amnesty International releases its annual report for 2016/2017, and says U.S. President Donald Trump’s “poisonous” rhetoric has created an increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a “darker” place. Continue reading

12Feb/17

Billions for his resignation – a muscian collects money for Trump to go

A musician in Munich collects money for Trump to go – 1.5 billion euros are his goal in exchange for the Trump to leave the U.S. oval voluntarily.

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01Oct/16

Bulgaria bans full-face veils in public places

Bulgarian lawmakers vote to ban the wearing of face veils in public, with nationalists saying it will limit radical Islam and the country’s ethnic Turkish party saying it will fuel tension.

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14Apr/16
CEO Murtala Muhammed Foundation Aisha Oyebode

Author of book on Chibok Girls visits the distraught parents two years on

The author of a book on the Chibok Girls speaks of the parents’ distress two years after losing their children to Boko Haram, unsure if they are alive or how they are and after a viewing new video of the girls, said to be filmed last December.

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31Aug/15

Thousands sign petition to stop rape of low-caste Indian sisters

Thousands have signed a petition seeking protection for two Indian sisters, allegedly threatened with rape by a village council.

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13Aug/15

Girl who was denied abortion at age 10 gives birth

A girl who was denied an abortion at age 10 gives birth to baby girl in Paraguay; former stepfather pending trial for rape.

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