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Urgent Action Needed to Protect Civilians in Mali

The Arab Islamist armed groups who have taken control of Mali's northern cities of Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu must protect the civilian population in...

Political Chess Games At UN Risk Millions Of African Lives

AFRICANGLOBE - Leaders currently seeking a veto over an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) must stop playing chess with millions of innocent lives, Amnesty International said today.

Amnesty International Details Torture and Murder of Mostly Black Libyans

AFRICANGLOBE - A report from Amnesty International details widespread torture in the prisons and makeshift detention facilities in Libya, under the auspices of the regime established by the US-NATO war that overthrew and murdered Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. In at least 12 cases, prisoners were tortured to death, the group found.

Chinese and Russian Weapons Fueling Government Atrocities in Darfur

Arms sales from China and Russia are fuelling serious human rights violations in Darfur, Amnesty International said today. These arms transfers highlight the urgent need...

Haiti Protesters Disrupt Amnesty Int’l Presser

Supporters of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier disrupted a news conference about abuses during his rule on Thursday, shouting down representatives of Amnesty International as they presented a report aimed at spurring his prosecution on charges of torture, murder and other crimes.

Rights Group Accuses Libya's NTC Administration of Abuses

The National Transitional Council (NTC) must get a grip on armed rebel groups to stop reprisal attacks and arbitrary arrests particularly of native Africans, Amnesty International warned as it released a major report into human rights violations during the Libyan conflict.

Amnesty International: Possible War Crimes in Sudan's South Kordofan State

In a rare trip to the Nuba Mountains region of Southern Kordofan, researchers from two human rights groups found that an indiscriminate bombing campaign carried out by the Arab government in Sudan since early-June is killing and maiming men, women and children.

Slavery in Mauritania: Amnesty International Urged Govt to Revoke Anti-Slavery Activists'...

The authorities in Mauritania must revoke jail sentences given to four anti-slavery activists who protested against the enslavement of a 10-year old girl, Amnesty International said today.