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Amnesty International warns of nationalist rhetoric and hate speech in Croatia

Croatia continues to have problems with discrimination against ethnic minorities and with freedom of the media, while heightened nationalist rhetoric and hate speech during election time contributed to growing ethnic intolerance and insecurity in the country, global human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in its annual report on the state of human rights in the world in 2016/2017.

Trump-style rhetoric is making world more dangerous, Amnesty says

Divisive and "poisonous" language used by politicians such as US President Donald Trump is putting vulnerable populations at risk and making the whole world a more dangerous place, Amnesty International charged on Wednesday.

Amnesty: EU-Turkey refugee deal a disaster, must not be repeated

Amnesty International issued a plea to world leaders on Tuesday not to use the "disastrous" EU-Turkey refugee deal as a blueprint for similar schemes in Libya, Sudan and Niger.

Syrian prison killings report 'extremely consistent' with UN findings

Amnesty International's report about thousands of killings of Syrian prisoners matches evidence collected by UN human rights investigators, a UN spokesman said Friday in Geneva.

Syria denies Amnesty report on prison mass hangings

Syria Wednesday dismissed as "baseless" a report by Amnesty International, accusing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of hanging up to 13,000 people in a prison near the capital Damascus over the past five years.

Amnesty: Syrian government jail secretly hanged up to 13,000 people

A military jail authorized at the highest levels of the Syrian government has overseen a "monstrous campaign" of secret atrocities, including the hanging of up to 13,000 people in five years, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Ethiopian government blocks internet access, report finds

The Ethiopian government has "systematically and illegally blocked access to social media and news websites," including messaging app WhatsApp and 16 news outlets, according to a report released Wednesday by Amnesty International.

Report: Nigerian security forces killed 150 peaceful protesters

Security forces killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in south-eastern Nigeria over a year-long period from August 2015, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Amnesty accuses Australia of systemic cruelty over asylum seekers

The Australian government has adopted a "system of deliberate cruelty" that has turned the Nauru-based asylum seekers detention facilities into "an open-air prison," Amnesty International said in a scathing new report on Monday.

Amnesty: Sudan has used chemical weapons against civilians in Darfur

The Sudanese government has likely conducted at least 30 chemical weapons attacks against civilians in the country's Darfur region this year, a report by the human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Thursday.

NGOs denounce Italy's "Nazi-style" migrant repatriations to Sudan

Italy has started a "Nazi-style" policy of mass migrant repatriations to Sudan based on a secret police cooperation deal, in flagrant breach of international law, human rights groups said on Tuesday.

Amnesty urges Europe to accelerate relocation of stranded refugees

London (dpa) - Amnesty International on Thursday blamed European leaders for the plight of refugees stranded in Greek camps and urged for a faster relocation to EU countries.

Rights group: Broad culture of abuse in Australian juvenile detention

Newly obtained documents reveal a culture of mistreatment and abuse in Australian juvenile detention centres that the government should urgently investigate, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Iranian dissident criticizes Italy over his "shameful" arrest

The exiled Iranian opposition activist whom Italy arrested and released after protests from human rights groups said in a Friday interview that Rome authorities had behaved shamefully towards him.

Amnesty accuses Nigerian army of killing hundreds of Shiites

Amnesty International on Friday accused the Nigerian army of having massacred more than 350 supporters of a Shiite Muslim minority group.

Satellite images, video indicate mass graves in Burundi: Amnesty

There is strong evidence that dozens of people have been buried in mass graves in and near the Burundian capital, Amnesty International said Friday.

Sister of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi arrested in Jeddah

The sister of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was arrested Tuesday by Saudi authorities, according to Amnesty International and Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar.

France puts 24 climate activists under house arrest ahead of UN talks

Three of those concerned, who are in their late 20s, are suspected of belonging to the "radical opposition movement", according to information obtained by AFP.