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NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos 0

“We don’t have any other place to go,” Celestine of Otodo-Gbame residents said. “We are a fisherman community and have been here for hundreds of years.”

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YEMEN POLITICS: Revealed! New Evidence of Cluster Bombs Used By Saudi Coalition in Yemen

YEMEN POLITICS: Revealed! New Evidence of Cluster Bombs Used By Saudi Coalition in Yemen 0

Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty Director of Research said: “Cluster munitions are inherently indiscriminate weapons that inflict unimaginable harm on civilian lives.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Official! FG Declares Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Security Threat

NIGERIA POLITICS: Official! FG Declares Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Security Threat 0

The federal government says IMN it is not substantially different from the Boko Haram terrorist group that has killed about 100,000 people since 2009.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Approve Amnesty Program

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Approve Amnesty Program 0

Brazil Lower House of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill that reopens a program providing an amnesty against criminal prosecution to Brazilians holding undeclared assets abroad if they pay tax and a fine.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Police Behave Like ‘Criminal Underworld’ in Drugs War – Amnesty

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Police Behave Like ‘Criminal Underworld’ in Drugs War – Amnesty 0

Amnesty International’s said the wave of drugs-related killings since Duterte came to power appeared to be “systematic, planned, organised” by authorities.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Bombings in Baghdad Disregard For Civilian Life

IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Bombings in Baghdad Disregard For Civilian Life 0

Islamic State claimed the 31 December twin bombings in Baghdad that claimed at least 28 lives and led to a further 50 injuries, according to media reports.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 150 Biafra Separatists Killed – Amnesty Claims

NIGERIA POLITICS: 150 Biafra Separatists Killed – Amnesty Claims 0

Amnesty International accused Nigerian security forces of killing at least 150 peaceful advocates of Biafra‘s secession from Africa’s most populous nation.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Amnesty To Nigeria: Stop Settlements Demolition

NIGERIA POLITICS: Amnesty To Nigeria: Stop Settlements Demolition 0

Amnesty International called on Nigeria not to demolish more illegal settlements in Lagos as several hundreds of thousands of people could be made homeless.

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RUSSIA: Amnesty Evicted From Moscow Office

RUSSIA: Amnesty Evicted From Moscow Office 0

John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe Director, said the eviction may be part of official crackdown on civil society groups that criticise Kremlin.

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Teodorin Obiang Corruption Trial Takes Center Stage

EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Teodorin Obiang Corruption Trial Takes Center Stage 0

Teodorin Obiang, 47, is accused of using public funds to pay for his lavish lifestyle. He has also faced embezzlement charges in the United States.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Amnesty Says Sudan Carried Out 30 Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

SOUTH SUDAN: Amnesty Says Sudan Carried Out 30 Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur 0

“The allegations of use of chemical weapons by Sudanese Armed Forces is baseless and fabricated,” Sudanese U.N. Ambassador Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed said.

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ISRAEL: Bilal Kayed Must Be Freed Or Charged – Amnesty

ISRAEL: Bilal Kayed Must Be Freed Or Charged – Amnesty 0

Amnesty International says Israel should charge or release PFLP terrorist Bilal Kayed, who is on a hunger strike.

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PHILIPPINE: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Seeks Amnesty Political Prisoners

PHILIPPINE: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Seeks Amnesty Political Prisoners 0

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said there is an “urgent need and expressed desire” to extend amnesty to political prisoners “as an instrument of reconciliation.”

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COLOMBIA: No Amnesty For War Rapists

COLOMBIA: No Amnesty For War Rapists 0

“We are aware the conflict has shown no mercy on women, bringing unimaginable horrors,” Colombia’s lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle said.

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SYRIA: Bashar Assad Offers Amnesty To Rebels

SYRIA: Bashar Assad Offers Amnesty To Rebels 0

Bashar Assad offer coincides with a government offensive which has completely encircled rebels in the eastern part of the city of Aleppo.

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ANGOLA: Parliament Approves Amnesty Bill By 142 Votes In Favour

ANGOLA: Parliament Approves Amnesty Bill By 142 Votes In Favour 0

It provides pardon to detainees and convicts sentenced until 11 November 2015, who will benefit from this measure until next August.

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CANADA: Philippe Couillard Slammed By Amnesty On Mexican Human Rights Comment

CANADA: Philippe Couillard Slammed By Amnesty On Mexican Human Rights Comment 0

“I beg to differ (that) Mexico is going in the right direction,” Perseo Quiroz, Amnesty’s executive director in Mexico, told The Canadian Press.

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CANADA: Veja Magazine, Amnesty International Slam Trudeau

CANADA: Veja Magazine, Amnesty International Slam Trudeau 0

Veja magazine and Amnesty International both came out swinging against the prime minister — the former blasting him as a “narcissistic” pretty boy.

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SYRIA: Amnesty Says US-Backed Kurdish Fighters In Syria Committed War Crimes 0

“We saw extensive displacement and destruction that did not occur as a result of fighting,” Amnesty Senior Crisis Advisor Lama Fakih said.

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RUSSIA: Amnesty Reveals Russia’s Prostitution Grim Crisis

RUSSIA: Amnesty Reveals Russia’s Prostitution Grim Crisis 0

Fyodorov, a member of the ruling United Russia party: Pressure on sex workers has increased lately, said Danilov. “[Police raiding sex workers] wasn’t that common before.” Read more.

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