Human Rights

Egyptian-Americans push US to advocate for human rights

Egyptian-Americans will call on US politicians to pressure the Egyptian government to address human rights concerns.

Egyptian-Americans push US to advocate for human rights in Egypt

Myanmar

Myanmar troops to Rohingya: Leave the 'no man's land'

Myanmar troops want Rohingya to leave border region, drawing sharp response from Bangladesh which hosts most refugees.

Sinai Peninsula

Amnesty: Egypt army using banned cluster bombs in Sinai

Analysis of video circulated by the Egyptian military shows cluster bombs that Amnesty says only the army could have used.

United States

Top world leaders 'undermining human rights'

Regressive policies and hateful rhetoric by Trump, Putin and Xi undermining rights globally, Amnesty International says.

Opinion

Is the tide turning on oppressive leaders?

2017 was a year when many oppressed people across the globe made a defiant declaration in unison: That's it.

Salil Shetty

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Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: $384 bounty for every communist rebel killed

Rights groups, rebels and indigenous activists accuse Philippine president of encouraging troops to commit war crimes.

Rodrigo Duterte offers 'per head' bounty for rebels

Amnesty International

Egypt told to halt cluster-bombs use in North Sinai

Rights group issues appeal after analysis of video showing use of 'indiscriminate weapons' during military operation.

Egypt urged to halt cluster-bombs use in North Sinai

Rohingya

Myanmar 'starving out' Rohingya in Rakhine: Amnesty

Authorities in Myanmar are starving Rohingya families to get them to flee the country, Amnesty International says.

Myanmar 'starving out' Rohingya in Rakhine: Amnesty

Turkey

Turkish court overturns ruling to release Amnesty chair

Taner Kilic, head of Amnesty International Turkey, has been ordered to stay in pre-trial detention.

Turkish court overturns Taner Kilic release ruling

Amnesty International

Turkey releases Amnesty chairman Kilic

Taner Kilic was imprisoned over alleged connections to the Gulen movement, accused by Ankara of an attempted coup.

Turkish court orders release of Amnesty's Taner Kilic

Human Rights

Rohingya subjected to 'dehumanising apartheid'

Amnesty investigation reveals the dehumanising system of discrimination facing Rohingya inside Rakhine state.

Amnesty: Rohingya in Rakhine State live under apartheid

Human Rights

Amnesty Turkey's chairman to remain behind bars

Taner Kilic remanded in custody by court after release of eight other rights activists pending trial in a separate case.

Amnesty Turkey chair Taner Kilic remanded in custody

Human Rights

Human rights activists go on trial in Turkey

Authorities accuse 11 human rights workers of links to the Gulen movement and Kurdish separatists at trial in Istanbul.

Human rights activists go on trial in Turkey

Rohingya

Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Amnesty accuses Myanmar army of carrying out 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya, as nearly 400,000 flee to Bangladesh.

Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report