Amnesty International

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.

The Associated Press

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 …

Erdogan Arrests Turkish Doctors for Condemning Military Operation in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown on dissent from his war in Syria continued on Tuesday with the arrest of eleven members of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), who dared to issue a public denunciation of the ironically-named “Operation Olive Branch.”

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign against Kurdish militia

State Department: Iran Has Arrested ‘at Least 1,000’ Protesters

The State Department announced on Thursday that Iran’s Islamic regime has arrested at least 1,000 Iranians since protests began and announced that it will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the uprising and how to provide support for the people.

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017 file photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend an anti-government protest inside Tehran University, in Tehran, Iran. As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic …