Turkey

Erdogan links detained rights activists to failed coup

Turkish leader calls meeting raided by police a continuation of the 2016 putsch, a claim Amnesty International denies.

Erdogan links detained rights activists to failed coup

Middle East

Turkey arrests head of Amnesty over 'Gulen links'

Kilic detained for alleged links to the Gulen group, which Turkey blames for orchestrating last year's failed coup.

Turkey arrests head of Amnesty over 'Gulen links'

Opinion

Israel's human rights spies: Manipulating the discourse

Revelations about Israel's infiltration of NGOs in the 1970s shocked many, but human rights 'spies' are still out there.

Neve Gordon

by Neve Gordon
- Nicola Perugini

Neve Gordon

Human Rights

Amnesty warns of 'darkest times' as hate speech rises

Group says fear mongering increasing as it cites violations of civil liberties in 159 countries from Myanmar to France.

Amnesty: Toxic fear mongering pushing back human rights

Human Rights

Qatar introduces changes to labour law

Labour ministry urges patience with reforms, but Amnesty International says changes are insufficient.

Qatar introduces changes to labour law

Battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces 'executed civilians' in Mosul offensive

Iraqi authorities deny Amnesty allegations that their forces tortured and killed six civilians during the Mosul push.

Thailand

Thai junta allows a 'culture of torture'

Amnesty International in its report documents 74 cases of torture at the hands of Thai soldiers and police.

Thai junta allows a 'culture of torture', says Amnesty

War & Conflict

Syrian armed groups accused of committing war crimes

Amnesty International says five rebel groups have committed atrocities, including summary killings, in Idlib and Aleppo.

Amnesty: Syrian armed groups committing war crimes

Human Rights

Germany 'failing to deal' with surge in hate crimes

Amnesty report highlights institutional racism in public administration in addition to racist violence.

Germany 'failing to deal' with surge in hate crimes

Brazil

'End police brutality', Brazil told ahead of Olympics

Amnesty International urges authorities to end what it calls "a systematic use of excessive force in slums".

Egypt

EU states sell arms to Egypt despite embargo: Amnesty

Twelve countries have flouted EU-wide suspension on weapons transfers to Egypt, rights group says.

EU states sell arms to Egypt despite embargo: Amnesty

Human Rights

'Alarming rise' in global executions in 2015

Surge in Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia brings death toll to its highest point in 25 years, Amnesty International says.

Report finds 'alarming rise' in executions in 2015

Africa

Report highlights plight of DRC's 'cobalt children'

Western firms turn blind eye as child miners toil in dangerous conditions for precious "battery" mineral, Amnesty says.

Report highlights plight of DRC's 'cobalt children'

Syria's Civil War

Russia rejects accusations of killing Syrian civilians

Moscow denies claims after Amnesty accuses it of killing civilians in air strikes that may be treated as war crimes.

Russia rejects accusations of killing Syrian civilians

Asia

Residents tell of suffering as battle for Kunduz rages

Families unable to bury dead and parents abandoned as army and Taliban fight for control of northern Afghan city.

Residents tell of suffering as battle for Kunduz rages