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Whereabouts of juvenile offender on death row in Iran emerge five months after scheduled execution


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Whereabouts of juvenile offender on death row in Iran emerge five months after scheduled execution

An Iranian juvenile offender whose fate and whereabouts had been unknown since he was due to be executed in February was able to call his relatives from prison over the weekend, ending five months of unbearable suffering by his loved ones, who did not know what had happened to him, Amnesty International revealed.


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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Gruesome Footage Implicates Nigerian Military in Atrocities


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Gruesome Footage Implicates Nigerian Military in Atrocities

(NEW YORK) – Gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of extrajudicial executions and other serious human rights violations being carried out in north-eastern Nigeria as the fight by the military against Boko Haram and other armed groups intensifies.


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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Israel/Gaza conflict: Questions and Answers


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Israel/Gaza conflict: Questions and Answers

Amnesty International welcomes resolution S-21/1 to establish a commission of inquiry and notes that the wording allows the commission to investigate violations of international law by all parties to the current conflict. The commission of inquiry represents an important opportunity to break the cycle of persistent impunity for crimes under international law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). In order to be effective the commission of inquiry must be thorough, independent and impartial, and look into violations by any party to the conflict. It must be adequately resourced and have unrestricted access to all relevant areas. Amnesty International urges all states – including all EU member states, who abstained on the resolution – to co-operate with the commission as required.


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination


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Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination

The striking-down of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said Amnesty International. “Even though Uganda’s abominable Anti-Homosexuality Act was scrapped on the basis of a technicality, it is a significant victory for Ugandan activists who have campaigned against this law. Since it was first being floated in 2009, these activists have often put their safety on the line to ensure that Ugandan law upholds human rights principles,” said Sarah Jackson, Africa Deputy Regional Director at Amnesty International.


ByAmnesty International, USA.


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