Opinion

Fight to end death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a beacon of hope

Twenty countries across sub-Saharan Africa have now abolished the death penalty - the world should follow their lead.

Salil Shetty

by Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty

Death penalty

Amnesty: Almost 1,000 prisoners executed in 2017

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq record highest executions, as rights group reports global decline in the use of death penalty.

Rohingya

ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportation probe

Prosecutor asks ICC to rule whether it has jurisdiction over Rohingya deportations, a possible crime against humanity.

ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportation probe

Myanmar

Myanmar military 'land grab' in Rakhine state: Amnesty

Myanmar clearing Rohingya villages to make way for construction of military installations, rights group says.

Myanmar building military bases over Rohingya villages: Amnesty

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

by Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty

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