11. Sadnaya Report
10. Iraqi Baby Incubators
9. Deadly Reprisals
This is a broader report on Syria detailing allegations of war crimes against the Syrian government, accusing the government of grave war crimes. Yet, absolutely nowhere in this report do they give evidence as to their methodology and repeatedly point out that they had no access to information on the ground.
8. Biafra Seperatists in Nigeria
A group called Boko Haram, a Wahhabist militant group, and more recently a group called the Biafra Seperatists have been wreaking terror in Nigeria against ethnic minorities while demanding a break away state in the country.
However, Amnesty International have accused the state forces in Nigeria of human rights violations against these ethnic minorities.
A Civil Society Organization, Stand Up Nigeria (SUN) has dismissed recent report by Amnesty International where it alleged the killing of 150 IPOB members. The CSO accused the organisation of doctoring the report in a bid to destabilize Nigeria, just like it did in Libya, Iran and Syria.
Amor said it appears AI has now shifted its attention to Nigeria as it has repeated tried to carry out such tactics which led to outbreak of war in other countries.
She said, “If we look closely, the three countries – Iraq, Syria and Libya – have direct bearing on the growth of Boko Haram in Nigeria. The growth of ISIS in Iraq and Syria was a morale booster for insurgents in Nigeria while the arms supplied to moderate rebels in those places found their way across the Mediterranean to African shores from where a now porous and borderless Libya ensure those advanced weapons end up with Boko Haram. One string runs through all the country: Amnesty International.”
She said it is suspicious that in the United States where police departments were reported to have extra judicially executed 997 people between 2015 and now Amnesty International has not made any public report in the “tragic systematic execution of ethnic minorities”
Another critic said: "it is repeating this tired strategy of pitching Shia against Sunni and people of other faiths without bothering to place the disclaimer that IMN is an aberration that is working for foreign influence to terrorise Nigeria. We do not expect AI to make such disclosure since it fits snuggly into its agenda.
“Amnesty International might have proven itself to be a carrion bird and its officials buzzards and vultures that thrive only when there are deaths but Nigerians must rise up as one to reject these war mongers pretending to be saints.”
6. Security Council against Gaddafi
Amnesty International called for both a security resolution against Gaddafi and a No Fly Zone during the war, which both lead to the overtaking of Libya by US-backed mercenaries and the division of the country into warlordism.
Counterpunch had this to say:
"In its blog contra my article, AI claims that it called for such action based upon Gaddafi’s verbal “threat to ‘cleanse Libya house by house’” to end the resistance. While this is true, this is not the whole truth. Thus, in AI’s Feburary 23, 2011 release, it also based this call upon “persistent reports of mercenaries being brought in from African countries by the Libyan leader to violently suppress the protests against him.” And, as we learned from our own Patrick Cockburn in anIndependent article from June 24, 2011, entitled, “Amnesty questions claim that Gaddafi ordered rape as a weapon of war,” Amnesty ended up debunking the reports (though well after NATO’s attack against Libya had begun) that Gaddafi was bringing in foreign mercenaries to fight.
As Cockburn, citing Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response adviser for Amnesty International, explains:
“Rebels have repeatedly charged that mercenary troops from Central and West Africa have been used against them. The Amnesty investigation found there was no evidence for this. “Those shown to journalists as foreign mercenaries were later quietly released,” says Ms Rovera. “Most were sub-Saharan migrants working in Libya without documents.”
In other words, AI, on Feburary 23, 2011, was calling for Security Council action against Libya based upon reports about foreign mercenaries which it would later conclude were false, and upon verbal threats Gaddafi had made — very weak bases indeed for Security Council action.
And what about the calls for such action themselves? As we all know, the Security Council did act, authorizing a NATO attack upon Libya which began on March 19, 2011. The ordering of such an attack was a possible and indeed likely action which the Security Council would take, especially given that countries like the U.S. and France were aggressively pushing for such action at the time. And, AI full well knew this, and its calls for Security Council action worked in tandem with the efforts of the U.S. and France to obtain authorization for such an intervention."
5. Seige of Gaza
"Amnesty International recently released a report on “stomach-turning” violence in Eastern Ukraine (“Abduction and Tortures in Eastern Ukraine,” – see for example BBC coverage here). According to the report, the acts of violence are perpetrated chiefly by pro-Russian separatist groups.
The Amnesty International report and its conclusion about rebel responsibility for the majority of violence doesn`t hold water and has little in common with reality. The violence in Ukraine in general is not properly analyzed, and report is quite biased. Rather than the rebels, it is the Ukrainian army and the pro-EuroMaidan forces that are responsible for the abductions and abuses.
Firstly, rebels in Eastern Ukraine enjoy almost 100% support of the local population. There is no need for them to commit any kind of violence targeting the locals. The Ukrainian army, on the contrary, is viewed as a cruel enemy and Ukrainian soldiers feel the animosity of the locals. Simple logic would argue that it is the army that has felt the need to repress its local adversaries through violence. Moreover, it suffices to speak with any of the thousands of refugees from Eastern Ukraine and listen to their stories about the barbaric methods used by the army to break the resistance, to be persuaded that the Ukrainian army bears the responsibility for the majority of kidnappings and tortures.
Secondly, it`s well known that EuroMaidan was supported by Ukrainian neo-Nazi organizations. After the success of EuroMaidan its leaders enrolled their neo-Nazi supporters into newly formed police and National Guard battalions (“Azov”, “Donbas” and so on). From time to time foreign media speak of the neo-Nazi background of such Ukrainian military units, but most of the time this fact is hidden. It`s hard to expect any respect for human rights or any other kind of law observance from these soldiers."
2. Falsely identified "victim" of Bashar
"The family of a Syrian woman who was reported by Amnesty International to have been killed by armed men loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad, with her body later found decapitated, skinned and armless, said Wednesday that they now thought she was still alive.
The woman, Zainab al-Hosni, 18, a resident of the restive city of Homs in central Syria, quickly became a symbol of the uprising against Mr. Assad and his government’s brutal crackdown on antigovernment activists.
Ms. Hosni’s picture was carried in demonstrations in Syria in recent weeks, and sympathizers across the Arab world held vigils for the woman who came to be known as “the flower of Syria” and who was thought to be the first woman to have died in detention.
But on Tuesday night, Ms. Hosni appeared on Syrian state television, dressed in black and her face uncovered, flashing her identification card and saying that she was alive and that she planned to marry and have children. She said that her family did not know her whereabouts and that she had run away from home and stayed with a relative because her brothers had been abusing her."