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Buhari Calls Hauwa's Father, Says Everything Was Done to Save Her Life - THISDAY Newspapers

In a statement made available to THISDAY yesterday and signed by the Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Ms. Osai Ojigho, the body said it was wrong to kill Hauwa, who was only providing desperately needed humanitarian services to people ...

US, Amnesty International condemn killing of aid worker by B/Haram - Daily Trust

The Embassy of United States in Abuja has condemned the murder of Hauwa Muhammed Liman, a health worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross. This is even as the Amnesty International (AI) described the killing of the 24-year-old midwife ...

Buhari, Saraki, Red Cross, Amnesty condemn killing, mourn - Daily Sun

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye and Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Amnesty International have condemned the killing of Hauwa Liman by the Boko Haram terrorist group. The death of Liman was ...

Execution of Khorsa, Liman: Outrage, as Red Cross, AI, others urge action from FG - Vanguard

The position of the two arms of the National Assembly, came as Amnesty International, Senate President, Bukola Saraki; presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar; Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and women lawyers, ...

Mexico: Honduran caravan is not a security threat but a group of people with human rights - ReliefWeb

The Mexican government must listen to the stories of those fleeing Honduras and inform them of their right to seek asylum, said Amnesty International today in response to news that the Mexican government deployed its federal police chief to its ...

Ex-ambassador delivers aggressive defence of Saudi arms deal - CBC.ca

The remarks have raised the ire of Amnesty International, which has long opposed the deal and now says it's curious that a diplomat kicked out over a point of principle would stick up for such a regime. Meanwhile, a defence expert who has closely ...

'They have taken our beautiful sand from us and left nothing' - Mail and Guardian

According to research by Amnesty International, which documented the effect of the flooding in a report released earlier this year, Haiyu's operations were likely to have contributed significantly to the 2015 flood. With his income as a fisherman, Omar ...

Rights groups condemn US for links to civilian killings in Raqqa - Daily Sabah

"The US-led coalition's ongoing failure to admit to, let alone adequately investigate, the shocking scale of civilian deaths and destruction it caused in Raqqa is a slap in the face for survivors," Amnesty International was quoted as saying by Agence ...

In Ingushetia was tortured observer Amnesty International - The Siver Post

Observer Amnesty International Oleg Kozlovsky was kidnapped and tortured in Ingushetia. About it writes Today. The attackers are still on 6 October a man cheat in the car and was taken from the Republic's capital, Magas, into the woods, where she put a ...

Hauwa Liman's Horrific Execution Is A War Crime, Says Amnesty International - SaharaReporters.com

“With yet another horrific killing of a humanitarian worker, Boko Haram has again demonstrated its brazen disregard for life," Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said in a statement. "Hauwa Liman was providing desperately-needed ...

Trump's Blank Check to Tyrants Endangers Rights Advocates in Russia and Beyond - Daily Beast

Amnesty International observer Oleg Kozlovsky arrived in the troubled Russian state of Ingushetia in the Northern Caucasus on Oct. 5 to report on mass protests against a deal local authorities had made with Chechen leader Kadyrov. The next day, several ...

Hauwa Liman's Distraught Family Refuses To Believe She Is Dead - CHANNELS TELEVISION

The plea fell on deaf ears, with the insurgents once again sparking outrage and global condemnation by executing Hauwa. The UN, Amnesty International, Nigerian Government, and the ICRC are among those that have condemned the execution of the ...

Egypt security forces used French arms in Rabaa massacre, Amnesty finds - The New Arab

France's General Secretariat for Defence and National Security declined to respond to inquiries raised by Amnesty International France about the exact volume of transfers and nature of exports, citing official secrecy laws and stating that MIDS ...

Amnesty International Denounces the Ortega Government's “Strategy of Repression” - Havana Times

HAVANA TIMES – Amnesty International affirmed today that the arrest of 38 people in a march Sunday against the government of Daniel Ortega, “continues the strategy of repression”, which criminalizes those who disagree. “It is an aberration that the ...

France flouts international law by continuing to export arms used in deadly crackdowns in Egypt - Amnesty International USA

An Amnesty International investigation published today reveals that armored personnel carriers supplied by France were used with deadly effect by the Egyptian security forces to violently and repeatedly disperse protests and crush dissent. The report ...

Boko Haram: Killing Hauwa Liman a war crime – Amnesty - Daily Nigerian News (press release) (blog)

Global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has condemned the recent killing of an international aid worker, Hauwa Liman by the Boko Haram insurgents, describing the incident as a war crime. DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Ms Hauwa, who worked ...

Jailed for demonstrating for indy: ´The Two Jordis' still awaiting trial 1 year on - CommonSpace

The Brussels demonstration follows yesterday's call by the human rights group Amnesty International for the “immediate release” of Sanchez and Cuixart, with Amnesty deputy director for Europe Fotis Fillippou arguing that "there is no justification” for ...

Amnesty International condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram - Daily Trust

Amnesty International (AI) has described the killing of an aid worker Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram as a war crime. Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said, “With yet another horrific killing of a humanitarian worker, Boko Haram has ...

Amnesty International calls for the release of remaining captive - Daily Trust

Amnesty International has called for the release of the remaining health worker Alice Loksha, who is still the custody of the insurgents. READ ALSO: ADVERTISEMENT. Amnesty International condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram. AI spokesman Isa ...

Amnesty criticizes France over arms exports to Egypt - News24

Amnesty International is criticising the French government and accusing it of breaking its own rules over arms exports it has made to Egypt. The rights group says the weapons have been used for the internal repression of civilians. Amnesty's statement ...

Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 7 million members and supporters around the world. The stated objective of the organisation is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated."

Amnesty International
AmnestyInternationalLogo.jpg
Motto It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Founded July 1961; 55 years ago (1961-07)
United Kingdom
Founder Peter Benenson
Type Non-profit
INGO
Headquarters London, England, U.K.
Location
  • Global
Services Protecting human rights
Fields Legal advocacy, Media attention, direct-appeal campaigns, research, lobbying
Members
More than 7 million members and supporters
Salil Shetty
Website www.amnesty.org

Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 7 million members and supporters around the world. The stated objective of the organisation is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated."

Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer on 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. It works to mobilise public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place. Amnesty considers capital punishment to be "the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights". The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "campaign against torture," and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978.

In the field of international human rights organisations, Amnesty has the second longest history, after the International Federation for Human Rights and broadest name recognition, and is believed by many to set standards for the movement as a whole.