Amnesty International said it had documented four attacks on residential homes that killed innocent Palestinians.
Human rights groups have also said Hamas firing rockets into civilian areas in Israel amounts to a war crime.
Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service said Navalny had received a COVID-19 test but has not reported whether he contracted the disease.
Journalists haven't been allowed into holding facilities in Texas, but government-shared videos show large groups of children sleeping on thin mats on the floor.
The human-rights NGO is still calling for Navalny's release but said some past statements "reach the threshold of advocacy of hatred."
Since Joe Biden took office, there have no reports of US drone strikes or civilian casualties. This comes after Trump carried out more strikes in Somalia and Yemen than all other presidents combined. “If there is a pause in airstrikes overall, we hope it’s due to a reassessment of the […]
The apparent lull - punctured by one US airstrike targeting ISIS in Iraq - is unusual for a new presidency.
Raytheon expects the Biden administration to cancel a $US500 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes made the prediction on a Tuesday call with investors, Defence One reported. Critics said the deal would fuel the Saudis’ devastating war in Yemen. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Amnesty International documented 125 separate cases of excessive force by US security forces between May 26 and June 5. “The unnecessary and sometimes excessive use of force by police against protesters exhibits the very systemic racism and impunity they had taken to the streets to protest,” Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International’s […]
President Donald Trump on Tuesday falsely said that former President Barack Obama “never even tried” to reform policing in the US. Trump actually rolled back Obama-era policing reforms, including an executive order aimed at demilitarizing law enforcement. Civil-liberties and human-rights groups condemned the move. The president’s executive order on policing, […]
Police have launched tear gas on crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters from Washington DC to California and Minneapolis in recent weeks. Tear gas, a chemical irritant, is used legally to control crowds, but human rights experts say it should only be deployed as a last resort to disperse violent […]
Two Pakistani women, 22 and 24, were filmed kissing a man last year as a third woman laughed. That video wound up on the internet earlier this month, and both women were shot dead on Thursday. The man in the footage has been arrested for vulgarity. A father of one […]
The US military said Monday that a February 2019 airstrike in Somalia had killed two civilians. It originally claimed the only victims had been “terrorists.” US Africa Command also announced it is creating a website to report allegations of civilian deaths. Amnesty International says at least 21 civilians have been […]
“Shamefully, the Mexican government has willingly cooperated with the United States in the implementation of policies that harm and endanger migrants and asylum-seekers,” Charanya Krishnaswami, advocacy director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA, told Business Insider. Amnesty International is now appealing to Mexico’s top doctor in charge of the […]
Saudi Arabia bucked a global decline in executions last year, beheading at least 184 people, more than in any previous year, Amnesty International said on Monday. Saudi authorities executed 37 people in a single mass beheading, 32 of them members of its Shiite Muslim minority. China continues to lead the […]
Since the start of the year, the US has carried out dozens of airstrikes in Somalia, where it is battling the extremist group Al-Shabaab. Amnesty International says the airstrikes are not just killing “terrorists,” but innocent civilians. A new report details two strikes in February 2020 that it says, respectively, […]
Amnesty International has attacked the business models of tech giants Google and Facebook, describing them as “surveillance-based.” In a damning new report, Amnesty argues that because Facebook and Google scoop huge amounts of detail personal data on their users, their business models effectively depend on constant surveillance. The organisation argued […]