Amnesty International

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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Gabriella Ingerstad Amnesty International recently published a report calling for the investigation, prosecution and punishment of the perpetrators in the on-going violent conflict in CAR. The report identifies former officers of the Forces Armées Centrafricaine (FACA) currently in command of anti...
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Jul 11th, 2014
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The Ethiopian authorities must halt their continuing onslaught on dissent, Amnesty International said today, after the arrest of four more opposition party members this week, who are believed to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. All four were arrested on 8 July in the capital Addis Ababa ...
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Jul 10th, 2014
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By Martin Plaut Members of the Ethiopian community living in London turned out to show their support for the jailed secretary-general of Ginbot 7, Andargachew Tsige. Today (Tuesday) the British government put out a statement saying that Mr Andargachew was being held in Addis Ababa after being extradi...
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Jun 30th, 2014
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The UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world’s most repressive states. The three-member panel will report back in one year. In a statement, the HRC condemned “widespread and systematic” human rights violations, i...
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Jun 24th, 2014
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Eritrean Campaign Successfully Highlighted the Concern over the Indefinite National service in Eritrea at the UN Human Rights Council’s 26th Session. (Geneva 20-06-2014) Campaigners from across Europe held a protest vigil outside the UN’s Geneva headquarters as the report on Eritrea’s Universal Perio...
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May 23rd, 2014
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Prosecutors seek long sentence for Ethiopian guard Associated Press (AP) — A man identified as a brutal Ethiopian prison guard after a chance encounter at a suburban Denver restaurant could spend up to 22 years in a federal prison after his sentencing Friday for immigration fraud. Kefelgn Alemu Worku...
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May 23rd, 2014
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by Shuaibu Isa Ahmad Nigeria, a country blessed with enviable resources and potentials for growth and development is now crumbling into chaos right before the eyes of its citizens. This is virtually the most unfortunate time of our history, when politicians are compromising peace, unity, integrity an...
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Apr 14th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Last week, the people of Rwanda began a solemn week of official mourning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. On April 6, 1994, Hutu extremist leaders in government, their political supporters and organized militiamen coordinated a systematic killing spree...
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Apr 12th, 2014
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Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said as thousands of Somalis continued to be rounded up by security forces in Nairobi. Registration of Somali refugees in Kenya has been ...
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Apr 8th, 2014
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By Andrew Noakes After months of emergency rule and military operations in Nigeria’s north-east, a few weeks ago Boko Haram launched a comprehensive and audacious assault on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. In a multi-pronged attack, hundreds of insurgents reportedly targeted the city’s militar...