As the military of South Sudan is re-capturing land from “opposition control,” from January to May 2017, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, countless more have died and the humanitarian crisis facing the country at large continues to escalate.
According to a 2015 report which spurned the investigation, over 20,000 young men were arrested without trial and 8,000 more were killed, suffocated or tortured under the orders or senior members of Nigeria’s military.
After forcing further power cuts upon the residents of Gaza, Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations and international community to condemn Israel’s actions. Amnesty has taken the occasion to remind the world that Israel’s continued blockade of the region is illegal, that Israel is directly responsible for the humanitarian crisis which has ensued there and has been violating international law on this matter for decades.
Since May 24th, at least 63 websites or web services have been blocked by the Egyptian Government, including 40 different news agencies. President Sisi maintains he is doing this to crackdown on terrorism and the spread of political misinformation. Human Rights groups warn that Egypt is erasing years of progress and the country is headed back towards the “dark days” of Government censorship once experienced under Hosni Mubarak not so long ago.
Amnesty International has won a declassified version of the US Department of Defense audit from September 2016. The documents go on to explain how over-site accross several military programs ultimately resulted in the US military supplying terrorists on the ground in Iraq, including ISIS, with weapons and artillery.
Ahead of the 2018 Presidential Election, Russia has blacklisted 7 Human Rights Groups from the country, including three more today. Russian officials say these groups could be used to disseminate information that might paint the Government of Russia and its leaders in a negative light, undermining the election in the process.
On April 27th 2017, The United Nations Security Council will vote whether to renew or withdraw international peace keeping troops from several refugee camps in Western Sahara. Ahead of the vote, Amnesty International is raising awareness for the situation and urging the UN to renew their commitment to the area.
On the anniversary of The Lebanon War, a conflict which changed the future of the Middle East for decades to come, Amnesty International is using the occasion to remind the collective world about the impact of human rights abuses past and present, while calling on everyone to come together and do more to stop it.
For the last two months, journalists investigating the use of chemical weapons in Sudan have been held without charge and subjected to torture at the hands of Sudanese authorities. Human Rights groups claim these journalists are only being held because the Sudanese Government has something to hide and doesn’t want their use of chemical weapons to be exposed to the global community.
An Investigative report published by Amnesty International goes on the ground inside the battle for Mosul, including eye witness reports from areas struck by civilian casualties as the battle rages on.
Full Report | Edits and Tweets Added by Alt_Medi4
As the US and UK cut aid spending to Yemen, the countries continue to reap billions selling weapons to fuel the War. To date At least 4,600 civilians have been killed and more than 8,000 have been injured since the Saudi Arabia-led coalition began carrying out air strikes in Yemen in March 2015 and an estimated 18.8 million people in Yemen rely on humanitarian assistance and are in desperate need of food, water, fuel and shelter in order to survive
In the last 6 years since War first broke out in 2011, over 400,000 Syrians have died and nearly 20% of Syrian nationals have fled the country to live as refugees. As for the people who stayed, the UN now says that more than half of Syria’s population is in need of immediate humanitarian assistance with conditions worsening by the day.
Please sign Amnesty’s petition linked to this article