The world seems like a pretty horrible place right now, but don’t lose heart. Amnesty International’s annual survey of human rights contains some sunny spots from last year and the start of this year.
A new report by Amnesty International has highlighted the horrific ordeals women and girls from Iraq’s Yazidi minority have experienced at the hands of ISIS fighters.
As reported by Amnesty International, 10,000 people died within three days of the disaster. Thirty years on, the total death toll is 22,000.
International human rights organizations had been pleading with Iran to stop the execution. “We are devastated that Reyhaneh was denied justice,” Amnesty International told BuzzFeed News.
Statistics via Cornell University School of Law and Amnesty International. Numbers are state executions in 2013.
A new Amnesty International report accuses the agencies that policed the Ferguson protests of improperly using force, among other things.
“The public needs to know what measures the government will be taking to prevent excessive or unnecessary force from being used in the future – not only in Ferguson, but in every town and city in the United States.”
“I find his views and the way he expressed them to be abhorrent and will take appropriate action at CSIS to address the matter internally.”
“It was very difficult to see anything once the curfew went into effect last night,” an Amnesty staffer says.
Amnesty International confirms that Tessa van der Sande and her family were on their way to Indonesia for a holiday on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Artist Hikaru Cho, 20, created the unique paintings.
With all eyes on Russia, two members of the country’s most notorious band of shit-stirrers are free after nearly two years of political imprisonment and enjoying the rock-star treatment during their first trip to the U.S. But the group’s unlikely journey from art-school project to international icons shows just how rotten Russia has become and how much the mission has changed.
Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will appear at an Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn next month.
One in three women around the world will be raped, beaten, or abused in their lifetime — and human rights activists say that it is time for the U.S. to act.
A new report details “unlawful killings” by drone strikes in North Waziristan.
Part of a larger campaign that uses food to change minds.
“We think it’s essential that this not be a ‘mission accomplished’ moment,” Jannuzi says.
Egypt’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology says it’s impossible to enforce a judge’s decree blocking the website.
In Cologne, Germany. In collaboration with Amnesty International to raise awareness of China’s continuing human rights violations.
Hopefully, you’ll never find out. This new video from Amnesty International tries to give you a feel for it by putting you under the hood.
New video from Amnesty International.