Tag Archives: Amnesty International

#EndSARS: SERAP Wants Commonwealth To Sanction Nigeria Over Attacks On Protesters

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an Urgent Appeal to Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, urging her to use her “leadership position to apply the Commonwealth Charter to hold Nigerian authorities to account for widespread and persistent attacks on peaceful protesters, reports of human rights violations and abuses, … Continue reading #EndSARS: SERAP Wants Commonwealth To Sanction Nigeria Over Attacks On Protesters

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#EndSars: Young Nigerian Jimoh Isiaq Killed In Ogbomosho, Seven Others Injured

  A young Nigerian, Jimoh Isiaq was shot in Ogbomosho during an #EndSars protest on Saturday and later died from the resulting injuries, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed. The Governor also said seven others sustained injuries during the protest and have been taken to the hospital for treatment. Eyewitnesses said Isiaq was standing … Continue reading #EndSars: Young Nigerian Jimoh Isiaq Killed In Ogbomosho, Seven Others Injured

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Amnesty Suspends India Work Due To Govt ‘Witch Hunt’

  Amnesty International said Tuesday it has suspended its Indian operations after its bank accounts were frozen in what it called a government “witch-hunt” against rights groups. Non-governmental organisations have long alleged they face harassment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist administration for highlighting rights abuses, including in restive Indian-administered Kashmir. Amnesty said that … Continue reading Amnesty Suspends India Work Due To Govt ‘Witch Hunt’

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Cameroon Soldiers Jailed 10 Years For Murder Of Four Civilians

  Four Cameroonian soldiers were sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for the execution-style killings of two women and their children in a region where the army is fighting jihadists. A fifth soldier received a two-year sentence. A video was broadcast on social media in July 2018 showing soldiers shooting two kneeling, blindfolded … Continue reading Cameroon Soldiers Jailed 10 Years For Murder Of Four Civilians

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COVID-19: Over 7,000 Health Workers Killed Globally – Amnesty International

  At least 7,000 health workers worldwide have died after being infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,300 in Mexico alone, the most for any country, Amnesty International said Thursday. “Every health worker has the right to be safe at work, and it is a scandal that so many are paying the ultimate price,” … Continue reading COVID-19: Over 7,000 Health Workers Killed Globally – Amnesty International

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Edo Election: FG Must Prevent Violence, Uphold Human Rights – Amnesty Int’l

  Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Amnesty International has asked the Federal Government to prevent violence and uphold human rights. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the group’s Country Director, Osai Ojigho, said the move is necessary over what it describes as disturbing signs of violence, a month to the … Continue reading Edo Election: FG Must Prevent Violence, Uphold Human Rights – Amnesty Int’l

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Tens Of Thousands Rally In Belarus As Lukashenko Vows To Stay On

    Tens of thousands of Belarusians rallied in Minsk on Sunday in the biggest demonstration yet against a disputed election, as President Alexander Lukashenko rejected calls to step down in a defiant speech. Chanting “Leave!”, the protesters converged on a World War II memorial outside the city centre, with an AFP journalist estimating the … Continue reading Tens Of Thousands Rally In Belarus As Lukashenko Vows To Stay On

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Death Sentence Of Kano Singer Must Be Quashed – Amnesty International

  Global human rights organisation, Amnesty International has condemned the death sentence passed on a Kano-based singer, Yahaya Sharif. Reacting via its Twitter handle, the group described the sentence passed on the singer for blasphemy as a travesty of justice. Amnesty international’s tweets came three days after 22-year-old Sharif was sentenced to death by hanging … Continue reading Death Sentence Of Kano Singer Must Be Quashed – Amnesty International

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China Sentences Another Canadian To Death On Drug Charges

    China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa. The Foshan Intermediate People’s Court in the country’s southern Guangdong province said Ye Jianhui had been sentenced for trafficking and manufacturing drugs, and would have all … Continue reading China Sentences Another Canadian To Death On Drug Charges

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