Dozens of people, including more than 30 children, were left homeless after their homes were demolished by 20 armed police and bulldozers in the farming area of Embetseni in Malkerns town, Amnesty International said today.
The unexpected release of a North Korean woman widely expected to be sentenced to life in a political prison camp, offers a rare glimpse of hope that the authorities in the repressive state may be loosening their iron grip on the population.
The Colombian government must recognise that the levels of violence against human rights defenders and activists for communities still hard-hit by conflict have increased, and must also take urgent measures to protect these individuals,
The Russian authorities have abjectly failed to take effective action in response to the violent persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Amnesty International said one year after a series of homophobic crimes in the southern republic were exposed.
Amnesty international Canada welcomes the final Report of Bob Rae, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, on the grave crisis confronted by the Rohingya people and calls on the government to adopt the report’s recommendations without delay.
Reacting to reports of the withdrawal of an executive order issued by the central government that allowed journalists’ accreditation to be suspended by non-government regulatory agencies if they were accused of disseminating ‘fake news’, Aakar Patel, Executive Director, Amnesty International Indi