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Myanmar military committing war crimes in Rakhine: Amnesty

The same units of the Myanmar military that in 2017 were implicated in a brutal crackdown that drove hundreds of thousands of mainly Muslim Rohingya from the country are again committing war crimes as they step up their campaign against ethnic Rakhine rebels, Amnesty International has said. The conflict in western Myanmar's Rakhine state escalated…

Central Americans confront amnesty for war crimes

Guatemala City - For decades, Raul de Jesus Gomez fought for justice for his brother Ramiro, killed in a 1982 massacre in northern Guatemala. Now, he is fighting to keep the perpetrators behind bars. The year Gomez was born marked the beginning of the 1960-1996 civil war between the army and leftist guerrilla forces. He…

Guatemala war survivors demand justice, not amnesty for military

Guatemala City - Cristina Yaqui was 19 years old when her husband Simon Saq'boch was abducted by the Guatemalan military from the municipality of Patzun in the Guatemalan Department of Chimaltenango in 1984. Yaqui, now 53, never saw him again.  "He always remains in my mind," said Yaqui, a Maya Kaqchikel woman and a member of…

Detained Saudi activists tortured, sexually harassed: Amnesty

Saudi activists, including women, detained in a government crackdown this year have faced sexual harassment and torture during interrogation, Amnesty International said. Since May, the kingdom has held at least 10 women and seven men on vague national security allegations related to their human rights work. Those detained include Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al Nafjan and…

Gun violence in the US is a human rights crisis: Amnesty

Gun violence in the United States has become a human rights crisis, Amnesty International said in a new report that points the finger at the US government. "The sheer volume of people killed or injured each year in the USA by gun violence is staggering," said the report, released on Tuesday. "Our government has allowed…
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