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Nigeria has to explain AI about Missing Shias

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SHAFAQNA- Nigeria’s government accused by Amnesty International because of carrying out unlawful arrests and practicing “enforced disappearance,” calling on Abuja to clarify the fate of hundreds of Shia activists taken into custody. In…

The Atlantic's report on Banning Muslim Veils across Europe 

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SHAFAQNA- Denmark has passed a ban on face veils in public which widely understood to be targeting Muslim face veil like the burqa and niqab. The Atlantic reports about this law in Denmark and other European countries and its effect on Muslim community…

Amnesty International slams Bahrain over military court

SHAFAQNA - In a report released on Wednesday, the UK-based rights group pointed to the death sentences issued against the four individuals, including three civilians, by the Military Court of Cassation on 25 April. “Despite the King’s…

Amnesty International strongly condemns Buhari regime, calls to release Sheik El Zakzaky & his wife

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SHAFAQNA - Responding to a violent crackdown by Nigerian police on members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) protesting the detention of their leader in Abuja, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said: “This was a needless…

Amnesty International reiterates call for Nabeel Rajab’s ‘immediate’ release

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International reiterated its call for Nabeel Rajab’s ‘immediate and unconditional’ release, just days after his latest court hearing. The Bahraini human rights defender, who was jailed last summer, is currently standing…

Amnesty calls on Manama to drop charges against Ebtisam al-Saegh

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International called for a show of solidarity with Bahrain’s Ebtisam al-Saegh on the occasion of the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. In a Tweet posted on Wednesday, the group urged Manama “to drop all…

Amnesty International: "EU states must unite to end ethnic cleansing in Myanmar"

SHAFAQNA - As the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council meets today to discuss subjects including Human Rights and Myanmar, Iverna McGowan, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office, said: “In the face of…

Amnesty International: "Congress must stop Trump’s Muslim ban"

SHAFAQNA - Following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear arguments on President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim ban and allow the order to take effect in the meantime, Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director,…

Amnesty International condemns US, UK over Yemen arms

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen, Western media reported. The rights group said the two countries had together sent more…

Turning a Blind Eye on Impunity in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Last week’s announcement that the US plans to deploy military advisors to assist the Nigerian government fight Boko Haram and is considering restarting the training of an infantry battalion, despite the lack of investigation by…

Amnesty demands release for Palestinian teen detained without charge

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International called for the release of 17-year-old Palestinian Muhammad al-Hashlamoun, one of two minors the group says Israel is holding without charge or trial under administrative detention. Al-Hashlamoun was detained…

Amnesty Int'l: King Salman’s first year in power in Saudi Arabia has been a dark year for human rights

SHAFAQNA- King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s first year in power has seen the country’s human rights record deteriorate markedly, said Amnesty International on the first anniversary of his accession to the throne on January 23, 2015. Despite…

Bahrain is still a human rights blackhole

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International issued a scathing critic of al-Khalifa regime this January as the rights group noted how the regime utterly failed to address calls for restraints vis a vis the political opposition. Amnesty International…

Amnesty International denounces Al Saud's unforgiving diktat

SHAFAQNA - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s first year in power has seen the country’s human rights record deteriorate markedly, said Amnesty International on the first anniversary of his accession to the throne on January 23, 2015. Despite…

Amnesty International reports on Boko Haram genocidal campaign

SHAFAQNA - The deaths in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger come despite apparent military advances against the terrorist militants in recent weeks, the rights group said in a statement. "The number of people killed so far this year is truly…

Amnesty calls for protection of civilians in CAR

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International on Monday called for civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR) to be protected and for the speedy disarmament of sectarian groups involved in a recent wave of violence that has left dozens dead. “The…