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Hamas guilty of war crimes in Gaza clash Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty   Amnesty International has urged the five permanent members of the council to give up their power of veto in situations of mass atrocities Satellite images show destruction of Nigeria villages by Boko Haram Shia militias 'killing Iraqi Sunnis' Rights group accuses Nigerian police of torture Thai coup leaders 'must end repression' - Amnesty Syrian refugees in Lebanon face health care crisis Executions rise in 2013, China tops the list  Amnesty International: Virtual 'killing sprees' in Iran and Iraq led to a spike in the number of executions globally last year Assad forces 'starving' refugee camp   Ukraine amnesty to come into force   An amnesty for anti-government protesters in Ukraine will come into force on Monday, prosecutors have confirmed   President Yanukovych signs amnesty bill into law  The country's Parliament approved the amnesty bill in an extraordinary session Wednesday, a day after it annulled draconian anti-protest law...   Ukraine passes protest amnesty law
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1. 2017-09-14 Satellite images of Myanmar village burning Rakhine, Myanmar
C. 2017-09-03 Daca: Trump 'to scrap' amnesty for young immigrants Washington
D. 2017-07-19 Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon Cameroon
2017-02-06 Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says Saidnaya, Syria
5. 2016-12-18 Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of 'crimes against humanity' Myanmar
6. 2016-11-02 Mosul battle: Militiamen 'torture' IS suspects on city outskirts Mosul
H. 2016-08-18 Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails Syria
8. 2016-05-17 Yemen conflict: Houthis 'carry out wave of detentions' Yemen
J. 2016-04-05 Amnesty highlights 'disturbing rise' in global executions Global

Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of 'crimes against humanity'  Amnesty International says the actions of military may constitute 'crimes against humanity' after allegations against the Rohingya Muslim mi... Mosul battle: Militiamen 'torture' IS suspects on city outskirts Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails Yemen conflict: Houthis 'carry out wave of detentions' Amnesty highlights 'disturbing rise' in global executions Kurdish forces 'destroyed Arab homes'   Russia air strikes 'killed 200 civilians'
Satellite images of Myanmar village burning Map of Rakhine Myanmar  Amnesty International has released images which it says show an 'orchestrated campaign' to burn Rohingya villages in western Myanmar   Daca: Trump 'to scrap' amnesty for young immigrants   US President has decided to scrap a programme that protects young undocumented immigrants, according to reports   Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon   Amnesty International: Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been 'brutally tortured' by security forces in Cameroon Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says Map of Saidnaya Syria

year 2017 Top ^

Sep.14   Myanmar  
Sep.3   Washington  
Jul.19   Cameroon  
Feb.6   Syria  
  As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says

year 2016 Top ^

Dec.18   Myanmar
Nov.2   Mosul
Aug.18   Syria
May.17   Yemen
Apr.5   Global
Jan.19   Northern Iraq

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.22   Northern Syria
  At least 200 civilians have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria, an Amnesty International report says, quoting witnesses and activists

Mar.29   Gaza
Feb.24   UN Security Council  
Jan.15   Northern Nigeria

year 2014 Top ^

Oct.13   Iraq
Sep.19   Nigeria
Sep.10   Thailand
May.20   Lebanon
Mar.27   China
Mar.9   Damascus
Feb.16   Kiev
Jan.31   Kiev
Jan.29   Kiev
  Ukraine passes a law giving amnesty to protesters detained during recent unrest, on the condition occupied government buildings are vacated

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.18   Moscow Russia approves prisoner amnesty
  MPs have backed an amnesty that may include some of the best-known prisoners including Pussy Riot and the Greenpeace Arctic protesters
Dec.16   Washington   NSA 'debates' amnesty for Snowden  The National Security Agency is considering offering an amnesty to fugitive intelligence contractor if he agrees to stop leaking Dec.5   North Korea Photos show scale of North Korean prison camps: Amnesty
  N. Korea is showing no signs of scaling back its fearsome labor camp system, with torture, starvation, rape and death a fact of life for inmates
Nov.11   Bangkok   Thai Senate rejects amnesty bill
  Thailand's Senate has rejected a controversial amnesty bill that could have led to the return of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
Oct.31   Thailand Thai amnesty bill passes lower house
  Thailand's lower house of parliament has passed a political amnesty bill that critics say could allow the return of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra
Oct.14   Northern Nigeria   Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says   Hundreds of people have died in detention facilities in north-east as the army tries to crush an Islamist militant rebellion there Jun.24   Central Africa   African homophobia condemned
  Homophobic attacks have reached dangerous levels in sub-Saharan Africa and must stop, Amnesty International has said in a report
May.22   Global   Refugees 'facing rising dangers'
  Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants Feb.28   Somalia President wants partial amnesty for boy pirates
  Somalia's president intends to offer partial amnesty to boys involved with pirate groups, a move designed to curb attacks on shipping
Jan.12   Georgia Georgia approves prisoner amnesty
  The Georgian parliament has approved the release of around 3,000 prisoners and shorter terms for thousands more

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.19   Greece   Greece 'migrant neglect shameful'
  Greece faces a 'humanitarian crisis' over its mistreatment of asylum-seekers and migrants, according to a report by Amnesty International Oct.31   Nigeria   Nigerian army accused of abuses  Nigerian security forces have carried out widespread abuses in their campaign against the Islamist group Boko Haram, Amnesty International s...   Bahrain     Bahrain says ban on protests is response to violence
  Bahrain imposed a ban on all public protests. Rights group Amnesty International calls to lift it immediately
Oct.10   China   Forced evictions rising in China  Forced evictions in China have risen significantly in recent years as local officials sell off land to property developers, Amnesty International... Aug.24   Gambia   Nine executed in Gambia
  Amnesty International says it has received 'credible reports' The Gambia executed nine death row prisoners on Thursday
Aug.7   Aleppo     Amnesty plea for Syrian civilians   New satellite images show an increased use of heavy weapons in and around Aleppo, raising urgent concerns over the welfare of residents Feb.15   Libya   Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control  Armed militias in Libya are committing human rights abuses with impunity, threatening to destabilize the country and hindering its efforts to rebuild Jan.9   North Korea North Korea 'in prisoner amnesty'

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.30   Saudi Arabia     Saudis accused of new repression
  Amnesty International has accused Saudi Arabia of reacting to the Arab Spring by launching a wave of repression Oct.11   Myanmar   Burma starts release of prisoners
  The authorities in Burma have begun releasing prisoners including political detainees as part of an amnesty
Sep.12   Libya Libya rebels 'committed abuses' Aug.9   Somalia Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents May.12   Arab Countries   Arab spring hope 'in the balance'  Amnesty International: A fightback by repressive governments is putting at risk a historic struggle for freedom and justice in the Arab worl... Mar.27   Global   Executions falling, says Amnesty
  23 countries carried out executions in 2010, four more than in 200, an annual report by Amnesty International has said
Jan.20   Tunisia   Government lifts ban on political groups
  Tunisia's new government will recognize political groups banned under the regime of ousted Ben Ali and grant amnesty to all political prisoners

year 2010 Top ^

Jul.14   North Korea   'Healthcare crisis' hits N Korea
  Amnesty International: North Korea is failing to provide the most basic healthcare needs for its people
May.26   Global Amnesty raps 'political justice'
  Amnesty International has criticised the 'politicisation of international justice' n its annual report, which documents torture in 111 countries
May.5   Nigeria   President Yar'Adua has died Map of Niger Delta Nigeria
  Nigeria's ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who gave amnesty to armed militants in the troubled oil-rich Niger Delta region, died. He was 58
Mar.19   Saudi Arabia TV presenter gets death sentence
  Amnesty International is calling on King Abdullah to stop the execution of a Lebanese man sentenced to death for 'sorcery'

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.16   Pakistan Politicians lose amnesty
  Supreme Court declared on that an amnesty that had protected politicians, including President Zardari, was unconstitutional
Oct.25   Nigeria     Amnesty calls on Nigeria to arrest alBashir
  The human rights group is calling on Nigeria to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he attends an African Union Summit there
Aug.31   Iraq Report criticizes Iraq's executions
  Amnesty International: At least 1,000 prisoners are on death row in Iraq, which now has one of the highest rates of execution in the world
Jul.21   Saudi Arabia Saudis chided on 'rights abuses' Jul.14   Myanmar   Opposition skeptical of amnesty claim
  Pro-democracy opposition party was skeptical of the government's plan to grant amnesty to political prisoners, despite an announcement
Jul.9   Nigeria   Rebel Okah 'to be freed'
  Nigeria is to release militant leader Henry Okah because he has accepted a government amnesty offer
  Peru   Pregnant dying at 'scandalous' rates
  Pregnant women in Peru are dying at scandalous rates, according to the author of an Amnesty International report into maternal mortality
Apr.1   France France 'condones police violence'
  Amnesty International, has accused the French authorities of failing to investigate allegations of beatings, and unlawful killings by security forces
Mar.18   Gambia 1,000 seized in 'witch-hunt' Feb.22   Israel     Israel-Hamas arms embargo urged  Amnesty International has called for a freeze on arms sales to Israel, Hamas and other Palestinian groups following the Gaza conflict

year 2008 Top ^

May.27   Global   World 'failing on human rights'
  Amnesty International: People are still being tortured or ill-treated in at least 81 countries May.6   Somalia   Civilians 'routinely targeted' for brutality
  Amnesty International: Soldiers, insurgents and bandits routinely target civilians for rape, robbery and murder
Apr.28   Mozambique   Police 'kill at will'  Amnesty International: Mozambique police have been accused of killing and torturing people with near total impunity Feb.7   Sri Lanka Amnesty warning over Sri Lanka

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.26   Baghdad Government backs amnesty law
  The government has backed a draft law that enables the release of thousands of insurgents held captive by US and Iraqi forces
Dec.14   Algeria Freed terrorists behind U.N. bomb Oct.4   Pakistan Bhutto amnesty 'deal' expected Oct.2   Pakistan   Amnesty deal paves way for Bhutto
  Cabinet ministers have agreed to lift corruption charges facing exiled opposition leader, paving her way for a return
Aug.23   Sudan Khartoum 'defying Darfur embargo' Aug.6   China Amnesty in China Olympics warning
  Amnesty International: China risks spoiling the legacy of next year's Olympics unless it takes urgent measures to stop human rights abuses
Jul.11   Lebanon   Amnesty seeks UN probe on Lebanon
  Amnesty International has called on the UN to investigate war crimes its says both Israel and Hezbollah committed during war in Lebanon
Jun.26   CAR Children 'seized for ransom' Jun.13   Vatican Vatican urges end to Amnesty aid
  The Vatican is accusing the human rights group of promoting abortion
May.7   Sudan Amnesty accuses over arms Apr.29   China Games 'catalyst for China abuses'
  Amnesty International: China is using the 2008 Olympics as a catalyst for suppressing dissent in the name of stability
Apr.19   Iraq Amnesty attacks Iraq executions
  Amnesty International: Iraq is the world's fourth highest user of the death penalty
Apr.18   Afghanistan     Taliban 'war crimes' on Afghans
  Amnesty International: Civilians are increasingly facing suicide attacks, abductions and beheadings
Jan.1   Somalia Somalia offers Islamists amnesty

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.10   Congo DR Congo children 'still armed'
  11,000 children are in the hands of armed groups or unaccounted for, says Amnesty International Sep.29   Pakistan Amnesty: Pakistan kidnaps terror suspects
  Pakistan has abducted hundreds of people for the sake of cooperating with the U.S.-led 'war on terror'
Sep.13   Lebanon     Hezbollah accused of war crimes
  Amnesty International has accused the group of acts amounting to war crimes in the conflict with Israel
Jul.19   London Web users urged on China policy  UK users of Yahoo, Microsoft and Google are being urged by Amnesty International to email the companies Jul.4   Uganda 'Amnesty' for rebel chief
  President Museveni has promised to grant Joseph Kony an amnesty if peace talks next week are successful
Jun.11   China China arms sales 'fuel conflicts'  The Amnesty International has accused China of being of the most secretive and irresponsible arms exporters May.30   Zimbabwe   Demolition images shown
  Amnesty International's images showing the destruction caused by the government's policy
May.1   Chad Chad pledges to talk with rebels
  President Deby is willing to open dialogue, including a possible amnesty, but his foes must accept polls
Apr.4   USA   Amnesty accuses US on rendition
  Amnesty International: 3 Yemeni men allegedly abducted and mistreated were probably held in eastern Europe
Mar.5   Iraq   Amnesty says Iraq abuses continue
  Amnesty International has said that thousands of detainees are still being denied their basic rights

year 2005 Top ^

Sep.29   Algeria   Algerians 'backing amnesty plan'
  A large majority has backed a partial amnesty for hundreds of Islamic militants intended to end a civil war Aug.20   Zimbabwe Secret film of 'squalor'
  Amnesty International has released a secretly-shot film, showing the squalid aftermath of slum clearances
Jun.14   Argentina Door opens for 'dirty war' prosecutions
  Supreme Court ruled amnesty laws for the 1976-83 dictatorship atrocities were unconstitutional
Jun.5   England   Amnesty International alleges secret jails
  Rights group leader alleged that the Guantanamo Bay camp is part of a worldwide network of U.S. jails
May.25   USA   Amnesty accuses US over 'torture'
  Amnesty International: Governments around the world betrayed their commitment to human rights in 2004
Apr.10   Iraq   Zarqawi 'rejects amnesty offer'
  A militant group led by Jordanian rebel has rejected a call from the new Iraqi president to lay down its arms
Feb.26   England Founder of Amnesty dies aged 83 Map of Oxford United Kingdom
  Peter Benenson has died aged 83 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, after a long illness

year 2004 Top ^

Oct.26   Congo Rape victims 'dying'
  Amnesty International: Tens of thousands of rape survivors are dying needlessly

year 2003 Top ^

May.28   Washington   U.S. rejects Amnesty charge
  Amnesty International claimed the war against terror is sowing fear and danger in the name of global security

year 2002 Top ^

Oct.20   Baghdad   Prisoner amnesty  All prisoners, excluding accused of spying for the U. S. or Israel, are to be freed, Iraqi TV has announced Aug.6   Iraq   Amnesty for prisoners
  Revolutionary Command Council, chaired by Saddam Hussein, issued a series of sweeping pardons
Jun.5   Nigeria   Amnesty appeal over Nigeria mother
  An urgent appeal issued to free Amina Lawal, 30, sentenced to death after she confessed to having a child out of marriage
Jan.4   USA   Software makers offer piracy amnesty
  Companies that confess to piracy by the end of January will not face penalties

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.27   North Korea Amnesty offered
  Arare amnesty announced for prisoners to mark 90th birthday anniversary of the late President Kim Il-Sung
Sep.5   Washington   Bush, Fox meet at White House
  Mexican President seeks wide-ranging immigration agreement this year including a blanket amnesty for illegall immigrants
May.30   Macedonia   Amnesty offer to rebels
  President Trajkovski has offered ethnic Albanian rebels a partial amnesty. It's falls short of the blanket amnesty
May.28   England   Amnesty International marks 40 years  Non-governmental organisation has dealt with the cases of 47,000 prisoners of conscience Feb.12   China   Torture in China systemic
  Amnesty International said torture and ill-treatment of prisoners is widespread. Government says it is working to curb torture

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