16 Nov 2022

Kuwait hangs seven people in first executions since 2017

Kuwait has executed seven people in the first execution since 2017 despite appeals from human rights organizations for clemency. The inmates were four Kuwaitis, a Pakistani, a Syrian and an Ethiopian. Two of the seven were women. The last execution was in 2017, when seven people were also hanged. Amnesty

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24 May 2022

Executions spiked in Iran in Saudi Arabia in 2021

Amnesty International says there was a concerning rise in executions in 2021 as Covid-19 restrictions were lifted. There were spikes seen in Iran and Saudi Arabia in the year of 2021. At least 579 executions were carried out in 18 countries, reflecting a 20% increase to 2020 and Iran accounted

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27 Jul 2021

Amnesty Urges Moratorium on Surveillance Technology in Pegasus Scandal

NGO Amnesty International has called for a moratorium on surveillance technology produced by an Israeli firm used against a long list of journalists, activists, and heads of state. The spyware called Pegasus, and its usage have exposed a global human rights crisis, according to Amnesty. The NGO is now warning

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11 Jun 2021

China has created a dystopian hellscape in Xinjiang, Amnesty report says

Human rights organization Amnesty International is speaking out about the crisis in China again, this time stating that China is committing crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, the northwestern region home to Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities. Amnesty published a report on Thursday that calls on the UN to investigate the

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24 Feb 2021

Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Alexei Navalny was stripped of his “prisoner of conscience status” by Amnesty International. This call was madde after Amnesty International was sent complaints highlighting xenophobic comments that Navalny has made in the past and has not renounced. A spokesman said he believed the call to remove this status was part

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29 May 2020

New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

A recent report released by Amnesty International alleges that Ethiopia’s security forces have partaken in extrajudicial killings and mass detentions despite the country’s prime minister received the Nobel Peace Prize. The report was published on Friday and claims that security forces killed at least 25 people in East Guji and

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29 Apr 2019

Amnesty says Hong Kong office hit by China-linked cyber attack

Amnesty International last week said that state-backed Chinese hackers have targeted it’s Hong Kong office in a years-long campaign. The attack was discovered in March of this year, after which “[c]yber forensic experts were able to establish links between the infrastructure used in this attack and previously reported APT campaigns associated

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20 Mar 2019

US airstrikes in Somalia are killing civilians, Amnesty International says

On Tuesday, human rights organization Amnesty International released a report in which it claims that US airstrikes in Somalia have killed 14 civilians and injured 8 more. US airstrikes on the African country have increased under US President Trump. In 2018, 47 airstrikes were carried out, killing 338 members of

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