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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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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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