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Amnesty International issues "Travel Guidance" for US for "gun violence"

Amnesty International issued a travel advisory to US visitors on Wednesday for "gun violence." The evidence comes days after the US was subjected to two mass shootings less than 24 hours apart. More than 20 people were killed when a man opened the fire in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Hours later, nine people were killed in a shoot-out …

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Baiq Nuril: Indonesia's House of Representatives approves amnesty

The Indonesian House of Representatives agreed Thursday that President Joko Widodo would grant Baiq Nuril Maknun amnesty, according to CNN Indonesia. The decision was welcomed by those present with standing ovations. Prior to the ruling, Deputy Chairman of the House Commission III, Erma Suryani Ranik, told legislators they consider Nuril a victim, not as a perpetrator CNN Indonesia said Nuril's …

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Myanmar military commits war crimes in Rakhine: Amnesty | news

The same units of the Myanmar military, which were involved in a brutal crackdown in 2017 displacing hundreds of thousands of mainly Muslim Rohingya, are again committing war crimes as they step up their campaign against ethnic Rakhine rebels The Conflict in the Rakhine State, Myanmar, escalated in January after 13 police officers were killed in a coordinated attack by …

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The number of global executions is down, says Amnesty International

At least 690 executions were carried out in 20 countries in 2018, which was a 31% decrease from 2017's total of 993 executions or more. The report is a moment of cautious optimism for human rights advocates who believe in the death penalty to a cruel and inhumane practice. However, along with the general decrease of executions, there are points …

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez protests outside the White House demanding TPS amnesty

US. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), during a rally with immigration rights activists in front of the White House in Washington, US on 12 February 2019, turns to "Temporary Protected Status Holder (TPS) Permanent Protection Measures". REUTERS / Jim Bourg – RC13D2BE4BE0 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows her fight for a comprehensive immigration reform right before Donald Trump. The aspiring Social Democratic …

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Iran arrested 7,000 people in 2018 in the suppression of dissent – Amnesty

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Signature Iranian Hijab Protests: The Girls of Revolution Street Amnesty International says Iran has arrested 7,000 people in a "shameless repression campaign" last year. The people hit by the crackdown included demonstrators, students, lawyers, journalists, environmental and women's rights activists, and trade unionists. Hundreds were sentenced to prison or flogging. At …

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The Latest: Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is "war crime"

Latest news about developments in Afghanistan following a deadly suicide attack in a Shiite area of ​​Kabul (all local): 17:00 Amnesty International says they committed suicide attacks against Shiites in Kabul the day before are a "war crime". On Thursday, the international human rights group condemned the recent increase in violence in Afghanistan and the rising number of civilians. Samira …

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Amnesty Intl challenges proceedings against the Myanmar military over Rohingya

Rohingya refugees shower in front of their tents on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Wong Maye-E / Associated Press) by Verena Dobnik | AP 27. June at 01:10 UNITED NATIONS – Amnesty International released a report Wednesday that lists new evidence of atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya population and mentions thirteen senior military commanders who …

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