Amnesty accuses Nigeria`s military over deadly Shiite clashes

Amnesty International on Friday accused Nigeria`s military of deliberately shooting dead more than 350 Shiite Muslims, burying them in mass graves and destroying evidence of the crime.

With focus on Qatar World Cup, UN asks FIFA to step up human rights commitment

With focus on Qatar World Cup, UN asks FIFA to step up human rights commitment

The recommendations come two weeks after Amnesty International described rights abuses in Qatar`s preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

Amnesty urges probe over ‘mass burials’ of Shias by Nigerian Army

Claims by a Kaduna state official that Nigeria's military secretly buried 347 people after clashes with members of a minority Shia Muslim sect should be investigated and anyone suspected of wrongdoing put on trial, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Race and the death penalty in US spotlight

Advocates for two African Americans on death row for murder are seeking a reprieve for both men on the grounds their trials were tainted by racial bias, taking their campaigns all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Turkey says next migrant transfer delayed, blames Greece

The next transfer of migrants to Turkey from Greece under a controversial deal with the EU has been postponed until later this week at Athens` request, a Turkish official said Tuesday.

Rights groups condemn junta police powers for Thai soldiers

An order by Thailand's junta giving sweeping police powers to soldiers is part of the "steady erosion of human rights protections", campaigners said today, calling for the law to be rescinded.

Amnesty report condemns 'growing intolerance' in India

Amnesty report condemns 'growing intolerance' in India

The rights body in its report for 2015-16 warned against worldwide assault of freedoms with many governments "brazenly" breaking international law.

Saudi beheadings soar in 2015 under discretionary rulings

Rights group Amnesty International said in November that at least 63 people had been executed since the start of the year for drug-related offenses.

Tunisia jails six students for `homosexuality`

A court in Tunisia has sentenced six students to three years in jail each on charges of homosexuality in a judgment condemned by rights activists, their lawyer said on Monday.


Saudi executes man convicted of killing wife

Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a man convicted of killing his wife, adding to a toll which rights group Amnesty International says is the kingdom's highest in two decades.

Qatar shamed by inaction on labour reform: Amnesty

Qatar has done "almost nothing" to end labour abuse in the five years since being awarded football`s 2022 World Cup despite huge global pressure to reform, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Suicide bomb kills 9 in north Cameroon town: Official

A local official in northern Cameroon says at least nine people were killed and dozens injured when suspected Boko Haram militants carried out a suicide attack on a town bordering Nigeria.

Kovan dares Jaya, says will continue 'singing'

There have been rising protests across the state demanding Kovan's release with violent clashes between the agitators and police.

'Afghan Taliban committed rapes and mass murders in Kunduz'

Taliban militants committed gang-rapes and mass murders in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Amnesty International has said.

Children separated from families in Hungary border chaos: Amnesty

 Children were separated from their families by police in chaotic scenes as migrants broke through Serbia`s border with Hungary on Wednesday, Amnesty International said.

Boko Haram kill 400 in Cameroon since last year: Amnesty

Nigerian Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram has killed some 400 civilians since last year in northern Cameroon, with dozens more dying in a "heavy-handed" response by security forces, Amnesty International said in a report published Wednesday.

Saudi executes four after moratorium call

Saudi Arabia Wednesday executed three of its citizens for murder and a Syrian convicted of drugs smuggling, a day after Amnesty International urged a moratorium on rising executions in the conservative kingdom.

Burundi used acid and iron bars to torture opposition: Amnesty

 Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza`s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International said Monday.

Sweden urges Amnesty to learn from its prostitution laws

Sweden is urging Amnesty International to study its pioneering prostitution law, amid disappointment over the human rights group`s vote to back the decriminalisation of the sex trade, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.

At least 70 dead in Syria regime raids near Damascus: Monitor

 At least 70 people were killed Sunday in a string of Syrian government air strikes on a marketplace in Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, a monitoring group said.