Human Rights

'Europe's moral compass lost': Uncertainty over Aquarius refugees

European policies are criminalising vulnerable people, rights groups say, as hundreds are left stranded for days at sea.

Middle East

Amnesty: Raqqa victims deserve justice

Amnesty calls on the coalition to investigate violations and civilian killings during military offensive to remove ISIL.

Amnesty: US-led coalition's Raqqa offensive killed hundreds

Middle East

Rights groups: Three more activists arrested in Saudi crackdown

The activists, mostly women who advocated for equal right, were smeared by state-linked media as traitors.

Rights groups: Three more activists arrested in Saudi crackdown

Saudi Arabia

Rights groups demand release of Saudi women driving activists

Critics say the arrest of seven women's rights activists shows lack of commitment by authorities to implement reforms.

Rights groups demand release of Saudi women driving activists

Opinion

It's time to address online violence against women in India

Online abuse is leaving Indian women feeling vulnerable and not empowered.

Mariya Salim

by Mariya Salim

Mariya Salim

Human Rights

Report criticises Egypt's use of solitary confinement

Journalists, rights activists and opposition activists often detained with no reasonable charges, UK-based group says.

Amnesty: Political prisoners in Egypt suffer solitary confinement

Human Rights

'Inspiring' Colin Kaepernick wins top Amnesty award

Football star honoured with Ambassador of Conscience Award recognising 'inspiring contribution to helping human rights'.

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.