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Human rights in Hong Kong 'deteriorating severely': Amnesty

Human rights in Hong Kong 'deteriorating severely': Amnesty

Hong Kong's human rights have "deteriorated severely" over the past year, with free speech under attack, Amnesty International said Tuesday, the latest report to criticise the city's government for restricting liberties.

52 die in Madagascar pre-trial detention in 2017: Amnesty

52 die in Madagascar pre-trial detention in 2017: Amnesty

Fifty-two people died in pre-trial detention in Madagascar last year as the country grapples with paralysis in its judicial system, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Amnesty condemns 'mass arbitrary arrests' in Ethiopia

Amnesty condemns 'mass arbitrary arrests' in Ethiopia

Amnesty International condemned the recent arrests of thousands of people in Ethiopia's capital, saying the detentions "threaten a new era of human rights gains" under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Amnesty condemns 'dangerous and illegal' tactics by Honduras

Amnesty condemns 'dangerous and illegal' tactics by Honduras

Authorities are using "dangerous and illegal" tactics to silence dissent in Honduras, where at least 14 people have been killed since a hotly-contested presidential vote last month, Amnesty International said Friday.

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing 'apartheid' on Rohingya

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing 'apartheid' on Rohingya

Myanmar's suffocating controls over its Rohingya population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'burying her head in the sand'

Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'burying her head in the sand'

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are "burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine state," Amnesty International said.

Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in Kashmir

Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in Kashmir

Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in Kashmir to quell civilian protests.

Israeli move on Jazeera 'brazen attack on media freedom'

Israeli move on Jazeera 'brazen attack on media freedom'

Israel's decision to close the offices of broadcaster Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state is "a brazen attack on media freedom", Amnesty International said on Monday.

Amnesty: Saudi should stop 'bloody execution spree'

Amnesty: Saudi should stop 'bloody execution spree'

Amnesty International has urged Saudi Arabia to abandon what it termed a "bloody execution spree", after reports that 14 more men are set to be executed.

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul: Amnesty

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul: Amnesty

Amnesty International said on Tuesday tactics used by Iraqi forces and their US-led coalition allies in the battle for Mosul violated international humanitarian law and might amount to war crimes.

Moscow office of Amnesty International sealed off

Moscow office of Amnesty International sealed off

The Moscow office of rights group Amnesty International has been sealed off by municipal officials without warning and staff cannot get inside, the group said on Wednesday.

US-made bomb used in Yemen hospital strike: Amnesty

US-made bomb used in Yemen hospital strike: Amnesty

Amnesty International said Monday a US-made bomb was used in an air strike on a hospital in Yemen, urging Washington and London to stop supplying the Saudi-led coalition with weapons.