Amnesty International

Beauty queen sentenced to death after murdering boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times

A 'manipulative' Kenyan beauty queen has been given a death sentence for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times.<p>Ruth Kamande, 24, who won a …

Crime (UK)

End Iran’s Gender Apartheid Now

In the video op-ed above, the British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi stands in solidarity with the Iranian teenager Maedeh Hojabri. Iranian security agents arrested Ms. Hojabri in May for posting videos of herself dancing on Instagram, where she has tens of thousands of followers.<p>In response to …

Opinion

Germany drops sanctions on Turkey, relaxes travel advice

A €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) limit on export guarantees to Turkey would not be renewed this year, Germany's economy ministry told AFP, confirming an …

Sanctions

The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

THESSALONIKI, Greece — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local):<p>10:44 p.m.<p>Macedonian police say they have found 44 migrants hidden in a truck on a highway in center of the country.<p>Police said Friday they had pursued the vehicle late Wednesday until the driver stopped the van …

Angela Merkel

Qatar is censoring LGBT news coverage ahead of 2022 World Cup

2022 World Cup host Qatar is censoring coverage of LGBT rights, it has been reported.<p>A report from ABC News today alleges that between April and July …

Human Rights

Rep. Schakowsky: Take Meaningful Action for Palestinian Children

Palestinian children in Israeli military detention are systematically abused. Why won't Rep. Schakowsky cosponsor a bill to discourage this?<p>On …

Israel

This Immigrant Returned To Her Dangerous Home Country — Where She’d Been Raped — After Having A Miscarriage In A US Detention Center

John Moore / Getty Images<p>A pregnant immigrant from El Salvador — who is not E. — next to a Border Patrol truck after turning herself in Dec. 7, …

Immigration

Vietnam Court Rules to Deport American Student Detained at Protest

A court in communist Vietnam on Friday ordered the release and deportation of American student Will Nguyen, who was detained last month during an …

Ho Chi Minh City

Myanmar Is Planting Landmines On The Path Refugees Are Using To Escape, Amnesty International Says

Myanmar's security forces have planted land mines along the country's border with Bangladesh as hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees flee the …

Rights & Freedoms

Child spies used only when very necessary, says Downing Street

David Davis, the Tory former cabinet minister, has branded recruitment of child spies “morally repugnant”, as he led politicians and human rights groups in condemnation of police and intelligence agencies’ use of the tactic.<p>The recruitment of children as so-called covert human intelligence sources …

Surveillance

Saudi signs deal for five Spanish warships

The agreement with Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) for the design and construction of five Avante 2200 corvettes warships will start this …

Spain

Missing Pakistani activist returns home after 7 months

Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Pakistani social activist Raza Mahmood Khan, who had been missing for the past seven months, has returned home, the media …

Pakistan

President Biya of Cameroon Seeking Reelection Amid Controversy

<i>Nolan Quinn is the Africa program intern at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. He is a master of public policy student at the</i> …

Africa

French Mayors Are Still Cracking Down On The Burkini After A Court Said The Ban Was Illegal

Stringer / Reuters<p>NICE — Mayors in the French riviera were this weekend defiant in enforcing the burkini swimsuit ban on Muslim women despite …

Muslim Women

Hungary toughens migrants stance with ‘propaganda’ tax | Financial Times

Hungary’s parliament has continued the country’s crackdown on migrants by adopting a law that imposes a tax of 25 per cent on non-governmental …

World News

When Argentina's Junta Showcased a World Cup Whitewash

It was an unusual tournament from start to finish. Iceland battled Argentina to a draw in the opening stages, and Croatia squeaked its way into the …

Human Rights

QLD and Western Australia one step closer to outlawing ‘LGBT+ conversion therapy’

19 July 2018<p>Amnesty International Australia welcomes the strong condemnation from both Western Australian Health Minister and Queensland Health …

Western Australia

Death Sentence Having Little Effect on Drug in Southeast Asia

A United Nations report says Asia is becoming a major center for the cocaine trade. The UN report says Colombia remains the world’s top producer of …

Death Penalty

Contact made with Chinese lawyer detained for three years

BEIJING: Details about the fate of a Chinese lawyer disappeared by authorities over three years ago have emerged for the first time, according to his …

China

Transgender candidates hope to make history in Pakistan election

Four transgender people are standing for office in next week's Pakistan election.

Transgender

People Are Outraged By The Death Sentence Given To A Teenager Who Killed Her Husband After He Raped Her

David Stewart-Smith / Getty Images / File photo<p>A 19-year-old woman in Sudan has been sentenced to death for killing the man she was forced to marry, …

Activism

Two Vice Journalists Released From Turkish Prison, One Remains Detained

Jake Hanrahan/Facebook<p>Mohammed Rasool/Twitter<p>Vice<p>Philip Pendlebury<p>Two Vice reporters, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, were released from a …

Middle East

Cameroon arrests four soldiers suspected of executing women and...

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon has arrested four soldiers suspected of shooting dead two women and two children in the country’s far north where its army is battling jihadist group Boko Haram, two security sources told Reuters.<p>A video of the incident, which has been shared tens of thousands of times …

Africa

My best friend is facing deportation to Afghanistan. Here’s how we are fighting back.

I met Taibeh Abbasi five years ago. We were supposed to be working on a presentation for social science class, but we kept finding other topics to …

Afghanistan

Cameroon Military, Separatists Blamed for 'grave Abuses'

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180,000 people from their homes …

Africa

Serbia Urged to Stop Selling Arms to Cameroon

The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, arrives at the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, …

Africa

Turkish court sentences journalist to jail under anti-terror law - paper

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court sentenced a journalist from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper to more than two years in jail on Thursday on charges of making people potential targets for militant groups through her reporting, the paper said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Balloons are released by journalists …

Freedom of the Press

Freed Mauritanian anti-slavery activists vow to keep fighting

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two anti-slavery activists freed from prison in Mauritania vowed an all-out fight to rescue their nation from one of the world’s worst slavery rates, saying jail and torture were no deterrent.<p>Mauritania was the last nation to abolish slavery, outlawing it in …

Human Rights

EU refers Hungarian asylum policies to European court

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary has been referred to the European Union’s highest court for perceived failings to comply with the bloc’s asylum rules and is facing censure for legislation criminalizing the support of asylum-seekers by civic groups.<p>In a statement Thursday, the EU’s executive arm said it …

Asylum Seekers

Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's past remarks that have been interpreted as anti-Semitic.<p>Orban and Netanyahu held a joint news …

Israel