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Arab Autocrats Funding Violent Crackdown In Sudan
June 7, 2019
Over 30 Sudanese peaceful protestors preparing for the Muslim ritual Eid al Fitr – Festival of Breaking the Fast – lost their lives in an instant. Audio from civilian radios posted online captured the sounds of crying, shouting, and nonstop gunfire.The question on everyone’s lips has been: What changed? What unleashed this deadly assault on quietly seated pro-democracy demonstrators?  ... read more »
Zambian Villagers Win Landmark Ruling in Water Poisoning Case
April 26, 2019
The villagers succeeded against the odds in a case pitting their claims against a worldwide mining company which denied responsibility for the spill caused by a local Zambian company it controlled. It wasn’t the first claim against the Vedanta company, based in the UK. In January, a factory in Tamil Nadu, India, was ordered closed by the local pollution board for having “irreversibly polluted the groundwater in and around the Thoothukudi district." ... read more »
Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Could Return to Spotlight
January 10, 2019
A court ruling this week puts the police murder case of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal back in the spotlight years after it drew the attention of Amnesty International, Hollywood celebrities and death penalty opponents worldwide. ... read more »
Grisly Video Casts Grim Shadow Over Cameroon President’s Re-Election Bid
October 5, 2018
As the clock ticks down to Sunday’s presidential elections in Cameroon, President Paul Biya remains tightlipped about a grisly video gone viral of two mothers and their infant children executed in cold blood by government soldiers. ... read more »
Thousands of Settlers Face Eviction in Kenya to Save Trees
September 1, 2018
Some 40,000 settlers in the Maasai Mau forest in Kenya face imminent eviction by the Kenyan government which says it is protecting the forest in the name of conservation. ... read more »
South African Activist Takes the Reins at Amnesty International
August 24, 2018
In his first message as Secretary General on Aug. 16, Naidoo said that Amnesty International "is now opening its arms wider than ever before to build a genuinely global community that stretches into all four corners of the world, especially in the global south." ... read more »
Two Parties Declare Victory in Zimbabwe’s Presidential Polls
August 10, 2018
On Monday, 22 members of Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) appeared in court facing charges of inciting violence and causing malicious damage to the ruling ZANU-PF party offices. They must return for bail hearings because it was no little time for the judge to hear their cases. ... read more »
Atrocity Video of Execution by Soldiers Alarms U.N. Rights Chief
August 2, 2018
Evidence of the execution was gathered by Amnesty International in an investigation. Analysis of the weapons, dialogue and uniforms, paired with digital verification techniques and testimonies taken from the ground, all strongly suggest that the perpetrators are Cameroonian soldiers, they said. ... read more »
Amnesty International Finds Troubles Brewing in Cameroon
June 21, 2018
In a new 37 page report, the rights watchdog Amnesty International has documented “unlawful killings, destruction of private property, arbitrary arrests and torture” in two restive regions in Cameroon tied to a power struggle pitting French- against English speaking Cameroonians. ... read more »
Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’
April 26, 2018
Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job. ... read more »
Thousands March For Change In TOGO and An End To Dynasty Rule
September 13, 2017
Gnassingbe’s offer to reintroduce a two-term limit was welcome, he said. But the opposition has rejected it because it would enable him to stay in power until 2030. ... read more »
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