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Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Troops of Raping Boko Haram Prisoners

Amnesty International (AI) issued a report on Monday stating that security agents and inmates at two prisons in Borno State, Nigeria, were sexually abusing women and children. Nigerian officials dismissed the allegations as baseless and described them as a “malicious” effort to undermine the morale of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

Soldiers patrol as children watch the medical outreach program at the Bakassi Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) Camp on July 6, 2017 in Maiduguri. The Nigerian Military held the NADCEL 2017 free medical outreach project at Bakassi IDP Camp in Maiduguri. / AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS (Photo credit should read …

Amnesty International: China Again Leads World in Executions

Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday published the 2018 edition of its annual report on the death penalty. The report found a 31 percent decrease in executions compared to 2017, “the lowest number of executions that Amnesty International has recorded in the past decade.”

WENZHOU, CHINA: CHINA OUT Chinese police show of a group of hardcore convicts at a sentencing rally in the east Chinese city of Wenzhou 07 April 2004, where 11 prisoners were later executed for various crimes. Amnesty International has called for a moratorium on the death penalty in China, saying …

Brunei Imposes Sharia Law: Homosexuals May Be Imprisoned, Tortured, and Executed

Brunei’s already strict Islamic criminal code will enter an even tougher new stage next week with the introductions of laws mandating lengthy prison terms, whipping, and even execution for homosexual behavior. Brunei is set to become the first Asian country to punish homosexuality with the death penalty, as several Arab countries do.

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Queen Saleha wave to crowds during Thursday's golden jubilee procession

Amnesty Accuses Trump of ‘War Crimes’ in Somalia

The United States military may have committed lethal “war crimes” against “numerous” civilians, including children, as it ramped up its airstrike campaign against the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab in Somalia under President Donald Trump’s watch, the human rights group Amnesty International claimed on Wednesday, echoing allegations by the terrorist group and some news outlets.

Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate: Amnesty

China Encourages World to Embrace Death Penalty for Drug Crimes

China’s government-run Global Times newspaper encouraged the world on Thursday to embrace capital punishment for drug crimes, lamenting that “some people are still spending plenty of time talking about human right [sic] of drug smugglers.”

Inmates attend a ceremony to mark Mother's Day with some of their mothers at Chongqing Prison May 8, 2005 in Chongqing Municipality, China. The prison has invited mothers of inmates to celebrate Mother's Day during an event at the facility. China has carried out prison reform in big cities like …

Clashes Erupt as Sudanese March on Presidential Palace

CAIRO — Sudanese police used tear gas and fired in the air Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace in Khartoum to demand that Omar Bashir, Sudan’s president of 29 years, step down, according to activists and video clips posted online.

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Colombia Protests Dozens of Hostages Held in Venezuela

Colombia presented a complaint to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Wednesday over the “arbitrary detention” of 59 of its citizens by the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

The worn bars in the cell block are seen at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay, August 11, 2011. Seventy-seven years ago on August 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrived at the new high-security penitentiary designed …