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According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, US drone strikes have killed up to 1,551 civilians since 2004 in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Amnesty International and others have exposed how some drone strikes have violated international law, and may amount to extrajudicial ...
Amnesty International says 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have abolished the death penalty for all crimes but with the isolation of the world's remaining executing countries – such as Nigeria – could not be complete. Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences and had the highest number ...

The other country that executed people in sub-Saharan Africa is Somalia, which carried out 24 executions in the same period. ... Amnesty International calls on the South Sudan Government to immediately establish an official moratorium on executions, and quash the convictions of Gadet and Endley and ...
ROME, Apr 12 2018 (IPS) - As the United Nations continues to lead the global fight to abolish the death penalty, countries in sub-Saharan Africa have recorded a significant decrease in death sentences, according to a new report released by Amnesty International (AI). In its 2017 global review of the death penalty, AI has ...
Amnesty International recorded at least 993 executions in 23 countries in 2017, down by 4% from 2016 (1,032 executions) and 39% from 2015 (when the ... Executions doubled or almost doubled in Palestine (State of) from 3 in 2016 to 6 in 2017; Singapore from 4 to 8; and Somalia from 14 to 24. In 2017 ...
Otherwise Somalia would be a child's play. ... A few months earlier, the international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, had complained bitterly about the Nigerian government's pussyfooting in respect of herdsmen who viciously attack many farming communities, sometimes deliberately and ...

The Belmont Filmhouse will host a number of events throughout the festival, including an Amnesty International panel debate on the morning of April 13, focusing on women's human rights defenders, with Somali-born refugee and women's rights activist Amal Azzudin, Nuart artist Carrie Reichardt, Professor ...
... based on interviews with more than 700 people, nearly 600 of whom were voluntary or forced recruits of extremist groups in Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria, Sudan, Cameroon and Niger. ... Last month, Amnesty International released a report arguing that space for civil society continued to shrink across Europe.
Otherwise Somalia would be a child's play. “I ask every one of you Nigerians, to be alert to defend your country; defend ... Danjuma's indictment of the military came on the heels of a similar allegation by Amnesty International (AI). The international human rights watchdog, in a January 29, 2018 statement, ...
On Tuesday, Amnesty International published a report describing the security gaps that allowed the attack on Dapchi to take place. Buhari ... In March 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump gave the Pentagon more freedom in its Somalia operations, and the number of airstrikes shot up significantly last year.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - At least 14 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali ..... The release of the girls came a day after an Amnesty International report accused the Nigerian military of failing to heed several warnings of the ...
The University of Vermont Student Government Association passed a resolution last night declaring the school to be a “Refugees Welcome” zone. The resolution states that “The student body of the University of Vermont welcomes refugees and declares its support for the resettlement of refugees no matter ...
... new policy, combined with this administration's reported dramatic increase in lethal operations in Yemen and Somalia, will lead to an increase in unlawful killings and in civilian casualties," a joint NGO statement signed by 13 groups reads. The statement was published by Amnesty International March 8.
This information is especially critical in light of the dramatic increase in strikes in Yemen and Somalia in 2017 and the resulting civilian casualties. What's next: If Trump lets the deadline ... deadline is a good place to start. Daphne Eviatar is director of the Security with Human Rights program at Amnesty International USA.
Before leaving Washington, Tillerson announced a new allotment of $533 million in aid for Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and parts of the Lake ... people have been driven from homes and millions more are on the brink of starvation in the widening conflict, according to Amnesty International.
However, Amnesty International said in December 2017 that up to 20,000 people were being held in detention centers and were subject to “torture, forced labor, extortion and unlawful killings.” Other human rights organizations have said similar things in recent months. Late last year, Moussa Faki Mahamat, ...
Groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch rank it among the most oppressive countries in Africa, with torture, killings and little space for ... A key to resolving the crisis may lie further south, in neighbouring Somaliland, the autonomous region of Somalia that operates as its own country ...

In an open letter to MPs, Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty said, “I have noted with concern the recent escalation, in gravity and magnitude, of human rights violations in Ethiopia, especially in Amhara, Oromia and Somali Regional States of Ethiopia. “Some aspects of the current state of ...
In an open letter to MPs, Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty said, “I have noted with concern the recent escalation, in gravity and magnitude, of human rights violations in Ethiopia, especially in Amhara, Oromia and Somali Regional States of Ethiopia. “Some aspects of the current state of ...
“His actions have a very serious snowball effect across the world,” Amnesty International Secretary-General Salil Shetty told Newsweek. ... Most recently, the third version blocked entry of most people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, along with North Korea and certain government officials ...
Amnesty International has taken aim at U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders the global watchdog says are abandoning human rights, ... a plan Trump introduced early in his term -- severely restricts the ability of people from Iran, Chad, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen to enter the United ...
Somalis living at the complex, which hosts thousands of makeshift refugee shelters, told Anadolu Agency the only reason they came to Kenya was because ... In a 2018 report, Not Time to Go Home, Amnesty International also outlined how refugees were being coerced to go back to war at home due to the ...
It has been a year since the Kenyan government's plan to shut down Dadaab refugee camp was scuppered. The High Court deemed the decision un-constitutional and ordered the government to continue giving asylum to new refugees. But if anyone thought the landmark ruling would herald the end of ...
We all want to live in peace and dignity in our own countries, and to be treated with kindness and respect when we can't. Mr Nyamori is the regional refugee coordinator in Amnesty International's East Africa Regional Office. victor.nyamori@amnesty.org. by Taboola by Taboola · Sponsored Links Sponsored ...
"I was among 150 migrants packed into a truck by smugglers from Sudan — 100 Eritreans and 50 Somalis. ... However, Amnesty International said in December 2017 that up to 20,000 people were being held in detention centers and were subject to "torture, forced labor, extortion and unlawful killings.".
New satellite imagery analysis by Amnesty International gives the first comprehensive view of how thousands of structures, including several schools, were demolished in sudden forced evictions that left more than 4,000 families homeless on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu in late December.
Thousands of Somali refugees who were pressured into leaving the Dadaab camp in Kenya are now facing drought, starvation and renewed displacement in Somalia, Amnesty International said today. Returns to Somalia from Dadaab have massively accelerated since the Kenyan government announced ...
Thousands of Somali refugees who were pressured into leaving the Dadaab camp in Kenya are now facing drought, starvation and renewed displacement in Somalia, Amnesty International said today. Returns to Somalia from Dadaab have massively accelerated since the Kenyan government announced ...
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International on Saturday warned air strikes by Britain, France and the United States on Syria should "minimise harm ... Trump last year imposed a controversial travel ban permanently closing the US border for citizens of Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iran, Somalia, North Korea and ...
South Sudan and Somalia were the two countries in sub-Saharan Africa known to have carried out executions in 2017, going against a clear trend by other countries in the region to move toward abolishing the death penalty.This was revealed in Amnesty International's Global Report on Death Sentences ...
... North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The department will review and update the list intermittently. Unlike the original travel ban, DHS' announcement didn't provoke a national outcry; human rights groups like Amnesty International denounced the ban, but the move didn't receive ...
Migrants prepare to cast off the beach at Shimbiro, Somalia, for a perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen and beyond. ... Referring to those who drowned when the boat capsized, Amnesty International's Lynn Maalouf said: “This heart-breaking tragedy underscores, yet again, just how ...
Amnesty International on Thursday criticised the Australian government for moving the refugees on Manus island, in the north of Papua New Guinea, from one hellish situation ... Many of the asylum seekers on Manus island and Nauru have fled conflicts in Afghanistan, Darfur, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria.
... but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior US officials have said. The changes came after a 90-day review of refugee admissions from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen by the State Department, Department of ...
Referring to those who drowned when the boat capsized, Amnesty International's Lynn Maalouf said: “This heart-breaking tragedy underscores, yet again, just ... In 2017, more than 55,000 African migrants arrived in Yemen, many of them teenagers from Somalia and Ethiopia where there are few jobs and ...
The changes came after a 90-day review of refugee admissions from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria ... hurdles to an already overly bureaucratic process will burden those seeking safety for themselves and their families,” Amnesty International USA said in a ...
... the overcrowded boat packed with at least 101 Ethiopians and 51 Somalis had departed towards Djibouti on Tuesday from Aden's al Buraiqa district. ... Lynn Maalouf, director of Middle East research at Amnesty International, said the hostilities and the restrictions imposed by the Saudi-led military ...
On Monday, Officials from ONLF group held a meeting with the Somali Ogaden Communities in North America to hear their recommendations on the intended talks with the current Ethiopian government. The Human Rights Groups, such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the Ethiopian ...
New satellite image analysis by Amnesty International has revealed how thousands of buildings, including several schools, were demolished in sudden forced evictions which left more than 4,000 families homeless on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu in late December 2017. No warning was ...
... abuses, detention that migrants and refugees are exposed to in Libya,” Amnesty International's Maria Serrano told the Voice of America last month. ... Kenya's abysmal treatment of refugees from Somalia — who are crammed into crowded camps, forbidden from seeking work, regularly demonised as ...
In 1991, she was named London correspondent for CBC News, covering the war in the former Yugoslavia, the famine in Somalia, the Persian Gulf War and its ... Her work has been recognized by the New York Film Festival, the Canadian Association of Journalists, Amnesty International, The Alliance for ...
Amnesty International says new satellite images show the damage to settlements near Mogadishu that were destroyed last month, leaving some 24,000 internally displaced persons forcibly evicted without any notice. The human rights NGO released the images on Friday with an analysis of the ...
New satellite imagery analysis by Amnesty International gives the first comprehensive view of how thousands of structures, including several schools, were demolished in sudden forced evictions that left more than 4,000 families homeless on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu in late December.
Amnesty International says new satellite images show the damage to settlements near Mogadishu that were destroyed last month, leaving some 24,000 internally displaced persons forcibly evicted without any notice. The human rights NGO released the images on Friday with an analysis of the ...
In a report last year, Amnesty International said sub-Saharan Africa had "stood out as a beacon of hope and positive progress on the abolition of the death ... The human rights organization as of the end of 2016 listed several African nations that retained the death penalty including Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia, ...
This comes weeks after analysts and rights organisations raised concern that ongoing repatriation of Somali refugees from Daadab camp to Somali could provide an easy target for recruitment by the terror group. A December 22 report by Amnesty International said the refugees were being pressured to ...
According to Amnesty International, the government of Ethiopia has engaged in a "crackdown on the political opposition which has resulted in mass arbitrary ... Since 1984, the ONLF has been fighting for an independent homeland for ethnic Somalis in the region known as Ogaden, in eastern Ethiopia.
In September, the unrest evolved into intercommunal violence in the Oromia and Somali regions, leading to the displacement of more than 200,000 people. Amnesty International gave a cautious welcome to Hailemariam's announcement, saying it “could signal the end of an era of bloody repression in ...
Somali refugees waits to board a UN plane bound for Somalia, part of the UN's Voluntary Repatriation programme, in the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya December 19, 2017. REUTERS/Baz ... A week ago, Amnesty International released a report indicating some refugees are being coerced to go home.
Renowned international rights group Amnesty International has chosen South African civil society leader, anti-apartheid campaigner and life-long activist ... Some of the most recent Amnesty International work in Africa includes the 'Not Time To Go Home' report that documents the plight of Somali refugees ...


 

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