An organization that works for the release of persons detained anywhere for their consciously held beliefs, colour, ethnic origin, sex, religion, or language, provided they have neither used nor advocated violence. Amnesty International opposes torture and the death penalty
Amnesty International promotes human rights on an international scale by undertaking research and investigating violations of human rights, by campaigning against human rights violations, and by promoting the education of internationally recognized standards of human rights.
Today's victory shows that ordinary people who care about protecting human rights can fight back to stop the gun lobby dead in its tracks, helping to save countless lives," said Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director, Amnesty International USA.
Amnesty International has documented serious human rights violations, committed by all sides using an array of weapons including: Pristine 2010 Sudanese-manufactured ammunition used by the armed opposition; Chinese manufactured anti-vehicle mines freshly laid on Unity States roads; New 2010 manufacture mortar shells, likely of Sudanese manufacture, used by armed opposition groups that indiscriminately shelled civilian areas; The first confirmed combat use of Ukrainian-supplied T-72 main battle tanks by South Sudan armed forces to indiscriminately shell civilian settlements.
In its major report into human rights violations during the Libyan conflict, Amnesty International said that Libya's National Transitional Council, NTC, must get a grip on armed anti-Al Qathafi groups to stop reprisal attacks and arbitrary arrests, The 107-page report The Battle for Libya: Killings, Disappearances and Torture reveals that while Al Qathaf forces committed widespread crimes under international law during the conflict, forces loyal to the NTC have also committed abuses that in some cases amounted to war crimes.
Summary: London - The London based international human rights advocacy group, Amnesty International voiced, on Thursday, fears over the safety of Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, kidnapped on September 21 by the polisario militias on his way to Tindouf camps (south-western Algeria).
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has warned in a new report against "deteriorating human rights in Libya" as Tripoli continued to shirk its promises of reform, the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT reported Thursday.