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    1. May 10, 2016

      Amnesty says Nigerian detainees dying in appalling conditions

      Nearly 150 Nigerians have died in detention this year at an army barracks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, allege...

    2. April 23, 2016

      Angela Merkel visits refugee camp in Turkey

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel toured a refugee camp in southern Turkey with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu...

    1. April 1, 2016

      EU refugee expulsion plan under fire from UN

      The EU’s plan to begin expelling thousands of refugees from Greece on Monday came under fire from the UN on Friday as...

    2. March 31, 2016

      Qatar under fire over treatment of World Cup workers

      Qatar’s human rights record has come under renewed scrutiny ahead of its hosting of the 2022 football World Cup, with...

    3. March 14, 2016

      UN refugee agency says it will resettle migrants despite concerns

      The UN’s refugee agency said it would play its part in resettling asylum seekers from Turkey to the EU, even though it...

    4. Brussels Blog

      March 9, 2016

      Is the EU-Turkey refugee deal legal?

      After a 12-hour meeting between the EU and Turkey, a tired-looking Jean Claude Juncker took to the stage after 1am on...

    5. Nick Butler

      March 7, 2016

      The Saudis are playing with fire

      The kingdom’s not for turning. There will be no production cuts. Oil will continue to be produced at unwanted levels...

    6. March 4, 2016

      Turkey seizes largest opposition news group

      Turkey has seized control of the country’s largest opposition news group, appointing trustees to replace the board of...

    7. January 29, 2016

      Supply chain scrutiny intensifies for battery materials

      The digital revolution is supposed to be as transformative as the Industrial Revolution before it. But there is one...

    8. January 28, 2016

      Amnesty International accuses Burundi of mass graves cover-up

      Burundian security forces buried dozens of victims of their crackdown against opposition supporters in mass graves last...

    9. January 5, 2016

      Missing Hong Kong bookseller is a British citizen

      The case of the missing Hong Kong publishers who sold books critical of China’s top leadership has taken on an...

    10. January 3, 2016

      Shia cleric died defying Sunni elite

      Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the dissident cleric executed by the Saudi authorities, was an outspoken critic of discrimination...

    11. December 23, 2015

      Thai junta hits new heights of self-promotion

      No one ever accused Thailand’s ruling military junta of underselling itself. But it has touched new heights of...

    12. December 23, 2015

      Amnesty says Russian strikes on Syria may amount to war crimes

      Amnesty International says Russian air strikes in Syria may amount to war crimes after gathering reports on hundreds of...

    13. November 12, 2015

      UN in sanctions threat to Burundi over violence

      The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution warning Burundi that it faced the imposition of...

    14. November 3, 2015

      Unions welcome government’s social media climbdown

      The government has dropped a contentious plan to make trade unions tell police two weeks in advance about any planned...

    15. October 23, 2015

      Power to the people: a Syrian experiment in democracy

      Perhaps the last place you would expect to find a thriving experiment in direct democracy is Syria. But something...

    16. October 12, 2015

      Tories to drop plan for social media limits on trade unions

      Ministers are preparing to drop a plan in the UK for trade unions to reveal to the police two weeks in advance any...

    17. September 16, 2015

      Hungarian police use tear gas in clashes with migrants

      Clashes broke out on Wednesday between police and migrants trying to enter the EU through Hungary’s now-closed border...

    18. July 19, 2015

      Chinese media publishes lawyer’s confession

      Chinese state media has published excerpts of what it says is a confession by Zhou Shifeng, one of the lawyers detained...

    19. May 16, 2015

      Egypt sentences ousted president Morsi to death

      A court in Cairo has sentenced Mohamed Morsi, the ousted Islamist president, to death along with 105 others in...

    20. April 29, 2015

      Brussels takes a tougher line on Roma discrimination

      When Christian Mikova, a 10-year-old Czech Romani, was taken to a psychiatrist and told he had mental disabilities, his...

    21. April 22, 2015

      Companies fall short on conflict minerals reporting, says Amnesty

      The majority of companies that have to file reports to the US financial regulator on their use of minerals mined in the...

    22. April 17, 2015

      China jails veteran journalist Gao Yu for leaking ‘state secrets’

      China has sentenced a veteran journalist to seven years in prison on charges of “disclosing state secrets” in a case...

    23. February 10, 2015

      Amnesty says miners in Myanmar profited from state violence

      International mining companies have profited from state violence, forced evictions and possible sanctions breaches in...

    24. David Allen Green

      January 20, 2015

      The Ministry of Justice's commercial proposal to Saudi Arabia

      The Ministry of Justice for England and Wales (MoJ) wants to make money out of the punishment system of Saudi Arabia....

    25. January 15, 2015

      Satellite images reveal scale of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

      Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the shocking scale of destruction wreaked on the Nigerian...

    26. November 18, 2014

      China cracks down on supporters of Hong Kong protests

      China has intensified a crackdown on supporters of Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations by charging an activist with...

    27. November 13, 2014

      Lampedusa still at apex of migrant flow

      As a rare tropical storm lashed the southern Mediterranean last week, Italian fishing boats were forced to stay in port...

    28. November 12, 2014

      Qatar accused of ‘dragging its feet’ on labour reform ahead of World Cup

      Qatar has come under renewed criticism for alleged labour abuses ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup, with...

    29. September 26, 2014

      Brussels probes Czech Republic over Roma

      The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the Czech Republic’s treatment of its Roma minority,...

    30. September 23, 2014

      Amnesty International denounces China’s booming torture trade

      China is not only the global manufacturing base for thousands of everyday household items, it is also the source of...

    31. June 6, 2014

      Police smash Tiananmen replica as artist Guo Jian faces expulsion

      The now famous replica of Tiananmen Square by the Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian lay in ruins on Friday, smashed by...

    32. June 1, 2014

      China clampdown ahead of Tiananmen massacre anniversary

      China has detained dozens of people and launched an unprecedented security operation in central Beijing to stop anyone...

    33. May 16, 2014

      Human rights set aside while Rouhani seeks Iran nuclear agreement

      Elaheh Mojaradi spends most Mondays completing the lengthy paperwork required by Tehran’s notorious Evin prison for a...

    34. May 9, 2014

      Warring South Sudan leaders agree truce

      The leaders of the warring factions in South Sudan have signed a truce, to come into force within 24 hours, in their...

    35. April 30, 2014

      Pakistan media in line of fire, says Amnesty

      Journalists in Pakistan are faced with the constant threat of killings, harassment and violence from groups including...

    36. March 18, 2014

      Sri Lanka arrests raise fears of authoritarian crackdown

      The arrest of two prominent political activists on terrorism charges has raised concern about creeping authoritarianism...

    37. March 5, 2014

      EU plans voluntary rules on conflict mineral imports

      The EU on Wednesday proposed voluntary rules to prevent European companies importing conflict minerals, saying...

    38. February 12, 2014

      UN warns partition of Central African Republic ‘a distinct risk’

      The Central African Republic is in effect splitting into Christian and Muslim fiefdoms as tit-for-tat reprisals between...

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