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Question marks over Amnesty’s research on Russian troops in Ukraine

Amnesty have published a few satellite images apparently showing armoured vehicles and artillery in an area in Eastern Ukraine and claim these prove the involvement of Russian troops in the country. However, the research Amnesty has published falls far short of proof, and in a matter of such importance, undermines the organisation’s claim to provide […]

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“Barred from their Homes” briefing on Tawergha fails to address NATO and Amnesty complicity

Amnesty International have issued a briefing called “Barred from their Homes” about the Tawergha, an ethnic group of black Libyans who were attacked and driven out of their homes in Misrata and Tawergha by racist rebel brigades and western bombing, during the NATO-backed war on Libya in 2011. The briefing documents the current situation of […]

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Suzanne Nossel resigns as Amnesty International USA Executive Director

Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, has tendered her resignation and steps down on January 11th. Amnesty are looking to appoint a new Executive Director.

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Amnesty International and the Human Rights Industry

by Daniel Kovalik (reproduced by kind permission of the author) When I studied law at Columbia in the early 1990s, I had the fortune of studying under Louis Henkin, probably the world’s most famous human rights theoretician. Upon his passing in 2010, Elisa Massimino at Human Rights First stated in Professor Henkin’s New York Times […]

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Suzanne Nossel Executive Director of Amnesty International USA

In a scandal of the first order, pro-war Suzanne Nossel was appointed Executive Director of Amnesty International USA in January 2012. This is from her blurb on the Amnesty USA site:

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Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International fan the flames of conflict in Syria

A major thread running through the story of the Libyan conflict has been the information war – propaganda spread by intelligence agencies, military, media and political groups designed to encourage hatred, conflict, war, foreign intervention, death and destruction. One sad aspect of the propaganda war has been the role played by Amnesty International and – as […]

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Amnesty International Libya Racism War crimes

Amnesty and racist rebel atrocities in Libya

On the 12th July, Human Rights Investigations wrote: “Given the atrocities committed in Misrata and Benghazi the option of allowing the rebels to conquer pro-Gaddafi population centres is inconceivable – there is now only one option – and that option is peace.” Well, Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen and NATO did not agree and the atrocities […]

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Amnesty International’s Flawed Report

Amnesty International have published a flawed report on human rights violations in Misratah. Of the MAT-120 the author states “Spain sold these to Libya in 2007.” Asked for evidence, one of Amnesty’s writers pointed to speculative reports in the Spanish press. The report is one-sided, with almost no mention, let alone criticism of the rebels or […]

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Abdel Hakim Belhaj to receive UK government settlement – what about the Tawergha?

The terms of a settlement between the UK government and Abdel Hakim Belhaj over his rendition and torture case are due to be revealed today. the treatment of Belhaj and his wife, who were kidnapped in Thailand and flown to Tripoli on a CIA plane in an operation involving former foreign secretary Jack Straw, Sir Mark […]

The Assad Regime’s Use of Chemical Weapons on April 4,2017

The United States is confident that the Syrian regime conducted a chemical weapons attack, using the nerve agent sarin, against its own people in the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib Province on April 4,2017. According to observers at the scene, the attack resulted in at least 50 and up to 100 fatalities (including […]