Sowore: Nigerian gov't must not disgrace itself- Human Rights Commission
A group, Civil Society Groups for Peace, Sustainable Security and National Development has warned the Amnesty International and the Human Rights Commission in Nigeria to refrain from commenting on the trial of Convener of #Revolution Now protests and publisher of Sahara Reporters and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.
U.S. Senator condemns harassment, rearrest of Sowore
Sowore's SenSenator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian-American journalist and activist, was arbitrarily re-arrested yesterday by Nigerian authorities. Sowore, a New Jersey resident, was first arrested in August and despite two court orders for his release, Nigerian security services refused to release him until yesterday. Hours later he was re-arrested. Senator Menendez has been involved in securing Mr. Sowore’s release after his family in New Jersey approached his office about it.
Amnesty International reports global drop in executions
Amnesty International's annual death penalty report finds that executions have decreased worldwide. The trend is overshadowed by a new law in Brunei that allows authorities to kill people for homosexual activities.
Amnesty calls for tourism ban in Israeli settlements
An Amnesty International report says travel sites are "driving settlement expansion" in Israeli settlements, a claim that has sparked outrage in Israel and among Jewish groups.
Twitter's 'Toxic' work environment for women
With gender inequality prevalent throughout the world, Amnesty International points out Twitter's "toxic" work environment for women.
Senate probes Amnesty International report accusing soldiers of raping, starving Boko Haram victims
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday resolved to look into a report by the international human rights organisation, Amnesty International, accusing Nigerian security forces of rape and domestic violence against women in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno.
Amnesty report blasts 'backward steps on human rights'
Leaders preaching hate, governments ignoring basic freedoms, the suppression of minorities - Amnesty International's annual report on the state of human rights around the world paints a bleak picture.