Rohingya

India criticised for deporting seven Rohingya men to Myanmar

India has deported its first group of Rohingya, raising fears of further repatriations.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh photographer remains in jail; protests at UN

Shahidul Alam remains locked in Dhaka jail for more than 50 days as calls for his release reach United Nations summit.

'Jail can't break his spirit': Bangladesh photographer's wife

Philippines

Duterte: My only sin is extrajudicial killings

Activists call for prosecution as Philippines president apparently admits to responsibility for killings in 'drugs war'.

Rodrigo Duterte: 'My only sin is extrajudicial killings'

Egypt

Rights group calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Amnesty International calls on the Egyptian government to release people held for peacefully expressing opinions.

Rights group calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Africa

Anglophone Cameroon violence 'spirals out of control'

Rights group says it has authenticated a video showing separatists with the decapitated head of a policeman.

Amnesty: Violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions escalates

Zimbabwe

Public assembly banned in Zimbabwe capital amid cholera outbreak

No public gatherings allowed as part of an emergency response to the outbreak that has killed 21 people so far.

Public assembly banned in Zimbabwe capital amid cholera outbreak

Human Rights

Gun violence in the US is a 'human rights crisis'

Rights group says 'all aspects of American life are compromised' due to lack of proper gun regulation.

Gun violence in the US is a human rights crisis: Amnesty

Asia

Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations

A day after ICC's unprecedented ruling, Myanmar says it has no obligation to respect it.

Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations

United Arab Emirates

UAE used Israeli spyware 'to target Qatari emir, Saudi prince'

Emails obtained by the New York Times appear to show purchase of software created by Israeli NSO group.

UAE used Israeli spyware 'to target Qatari emir, Saudi prince'

Asia

British-Bangladeshi citizen detained since 2016 cafe attack freed

Hasnat Karim is released after two years behind bars over the 2016 restaurant attack in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

British-Bangladeshi citizen detained since 2016 cafe attack freed

Opinion

Beyond skyscrapers and parks, little has changed in Chechnya

The absurd, Kafkaesque trial of Oyub Titiev proves the Chechen Republic's impressive makeover is only skin deep.

Anna Neistat

by Anna Neistat

Anna Neistat

Reporter's Notebook

Argentina's 'green and blue' abortion showdown

pro-abortion rights activists say the 'war is not over' after Senate votes against legalisation bill that divided the country.

Amnesty International

Amnesty staff targeted by Israeli-made spyware

Human rights group says there was an attempt to hack the phone of one its staff members by a 'hostile government'.

Amnesty International staff targeted by Israeli-made spyware

United Kingdom

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Human rights groups criticise British government for decision not to object in case the US seeks the death penalty.

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Mexico

Amnesty condemns blocking probe into missing Mexican students

An investigation was approved in June, but has now been blocked, in a move called 'politically motivated' by Amnesty.

Amnesty condemns blocking probe into missing Mexican students