Tag Archives: abduction

Released schoolboys reveal torture, fear and anxiety in IS captivity in Syria

By Noor Al-Bazzaz of Amnesty International’s Syria team Five months to the day after being abducted and held hostage by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), a group of 25 students from Kobani were unexpectedly set free on … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Mariupol – suspicion, mistrust and a fear of what’s to come

By Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International At first sight it seems as if it’s business as usual in Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine. This strategic port city just across a thin stretch … Continue reading

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Amnesty International stands by claims about Chibok raid

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General On Friday night, Nigerian information minister Labaran Maku went on the radio to denounce evidence obtained by Amnesty International which, we had said, showed the Nigerian security forces received advance warning of the … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s serious test of stability

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General As Nigeria takes centre stage hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa, events in recent weeks have tarnished its image as a country that has come of age. In April, as Africa’s most … Continue reading

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Italian pardon of US military officer sets stage for impunity

By Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights Al Jazeera originally published this on 18 April 2013. The recent pardon of a US national convicted in absentia in the 2003 kidnapping case of Abu Omar is a … Continue reading

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