'Chilling attack': Amnesty says employee targeted by 'hostile government' using Israeli-made spyware

Amnesty International has said that an employee was targeted by a sophisticated Israeli-made spyware, stressing that it was “a deliberate attempt” to snoop on the group by a government “hostile” to the organization’s work. The incident took place in June this year when an unnamed Amnesty employee received a cryptic message via WhatsApp messenger. It […]

Twitter is so ‘toxic’ that Amnesty International is enlisting a ‘Troll Patrol’ to help police it (TWTR)

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has launched Troll Patrol, a project that will assign digital volunteers to analyze abusive tweets aimed at women on Twitter. The project follows Amnesty’s #ToxicTwitter report, which detailed the results of a 16-month long investigation into how harassers and abusers target women on the social media platform. The goal […]

3yrs of civilian deaths in Yemen don’t hold US & allies back from selling arms to Saudis – Amnesty

Hundreds of Yemenis have become victims of reckless arms sales by the US and its allies to Saudi Arabia, whose coalition has indiscriminately used Western weapons in its 3-year bombing campaign, Amnesty International has warned. The rights group has analyzed numerous instances in which Yemeni civilians, including women and children, were killed or injured by […]

EU complicit in Libya migrant torture and abuse – Amnesty

Not only are European governments aware of the “systematic abuse” and “appalling conditions” that migrants are exposed to by Libyan authorities, they are also involved in these crimes, Amnesty International has claimed in a recent report. In an attempt to contain the influx of sea-borne migrants and refugees, the EU member states “actively” contribute to […]

Amnesty director in Turkey & 10 other rights activists face up to 15 yrs imprisonment

Published time: 8 Oct, 2017 18:36 Edited time: 8 Oct, 2017 18:41 A Turkish prosecutor demanded jail sentences ranging from 7 1/2 to 15 years on charges of supporting terrorism for 11 human rights activists on Sunday, Turkish Dogan news agency reported. Most of the activists, including foreign citizens of several countries, were arrested near […]

Australia’s 2nd national gun amnesty just closed and it’s likely that 30,000 guns were turned in

Getty Images Australia’s three-month national firearms amnesty has ended with more than 28,000 guns surrendered. The amnesty, which ran from July 1 to September 30, 2017, allowed anyone with unwanted or unregistered firearms to legally register or drop them off without fear of being arrested or prosecuted. In the first two months nearly 26,000 guns […]

Communists draft bill on nationwide amnesty to honor centenary of 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

Published time: 28 Sep, 2017 14:57 MPs representing the Communist Party of the Russian Federation have drafted a bill proposing a major amnesty in relation to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, citing a boost to the authority of state power as the main reason. “The proposal is based on historical traditions of Russian […]

Rohingya ethnic cleansing visible from space – Amnesty (PHOTOS/SATELLITE IMAGES)

Amnesty International has released a series of satellite images it says demonstrates that Myanmar’s military is carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim population. “The evidence is irrefutable – the Myanmar security forces are setting northern Rakhine State ablaze in a targeted campaign to push the Rohingya people out of Myanmar. […]

Amnesty calls for special Mosul commission to probe potential war crimes by coalition & ISIS

Amnesty International has scolded the US-led coalition in Mosul for misplaced and excessive airstrikes, urging it to publicly admit its failure to protect civilian lives. The NGO is proposing to establish a commission to look into reported violations. Read more In a new 50-page report published Tuesday, the human rights group sheds light on the […]