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"Amnesty" ile Etiketlenen Konular

6 June 2015 12:46

Amnesty International has dismissed as “groundless” the charges brought by the Bahraini judiciary against prominent Shia cleric and opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, calling for his immediate release from prison. Said Boumedouha, deputy director of Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa Program, said Friday that the Britain-based organization has demanded the freedom of Salman, who heads Bahrain’s main opposition bloc al-Wefaq...

26 April 2015 13:44

Amnesty International has called for wider search and rescue operations amid the hazardous trend of migration to Europe under the unsafe conditions in the Mediterranean. The rights organization’s deputy manager for Europe, Gauri van Gulik, said on Saturday that the operations must extend to areas near the shores of Libya. Migrants often use old boats attempting to reach the European shores. “We only...

5 February 2015 13:35

Amnesty International urged Bahrain Thursday to restore the citizenship of dozens of dissidents stripped of their nationality in a government decree that handed them the same punishment as suspected ISIL operatives. The human rights watchdog said that last Saturday's decision against 72 people had treated peaceful activists in the same way as Bahrainis suspected of travelling to Iraq or Syria to...

23 January 2015 17:06

Amnesty International has lashed out at the Western leaders for turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, voicing concern over the fate of the jailed Saudi activist, Raif Badawi. "The Saudi regime seems insensitive to human rights and human dignity and unfortunately they are also protected by many Western countries because they have oil and because they...

20 January 2015 13:05

Amnesty International has called on European nations to admit their involvement in operations of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that included torture of inmates. The UK-based group’s counter-terrorism and human rights expert Julia Hall said on Tuesday that the governments could no longer “rely on unsubstantiated 'national security' grounds and claims of state secrecy to hide the truth about their...

20 November 2014 15:53

Amnesty International has warned that hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in neighboring Turkey are at risk of destitution. The human rights group said in a Thursday report that only 220,000 out of the 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey have been sheltered in refugee camps and the rest are fending for themselves. “A growing number of Syrian refugees in Turkey...

18 August 2014 23:16

Israel has banned Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) representatives from entering the besieged Gaza Strip in order to launch their investigations into the Israeli onslaught on the coastal enclave. Media reports said on Monday that both human rights organizations have been trying to obtain permission to enter Gaza since July 7. The reports said that the grounds for the ban...

18 August 2014 23:08

Amnesty International has taken the “unprecedented” step of sending a team to the US to observe the escalating unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and criticizing “dictators for quelling dissent” through forceful measures. The human rights organization dispatched a delegation to Ferguson on Thursday to observe police tactics and protester activity in the wake of the police shooting death of Michael Brown, an...

3 July 2014 11:57

Iraq's prime minister has offered a general amnesty to tribes fighting the central government, in an attempt to undercut support for an insurgency that threatens the country's unity. Nouri al-Maliki made the surprise call in his weekly televised address on Wednesday, urging militants to "return to their senses". "We are not excluding anybody, even those who committed misdeeds, apart from those who...

10 June 2014 23:11

Syria begins releasing prisoners from government jails under a general amnesty announced by President Bashar al-Assad. The prisoner release started on Monday. Sources say dozens of inmates have been freed from Adra prison since the decree was issued and more are to be released later in the day. This comes after Syrian President al-Assad issued a decree granting general amnesty for all crimes...

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