Monday, February 6, 2023

Amnesty International

February 2, 2023

Pollution: Amnesty welcomes multibillion-dollar suit by 13,500 Niger-Delta villagers against Shell in London

Shell oil spills have wrecked their livelihoods, poisoned their wells, and polluted their land and water, which means they can no longer farm or fish.

oil spills in Niger Delta and Shell
January 24, 2023

Nigerian students face rape, torture, hard labour in Boko Haram, bandits’ captivity

As of 2022, Amnesty International published that Boko Haram and bandit armed groups had kidnapped over 1,500 school children.

Released kidnapped students and President Muhammadu Buhari
January 24, 2023

Honour Killing: Outrage in Pakistan after two fathers murder daughters

Around 1,000 people are killed in Pakistan by close relatives on the pretext of saving family honour every year, according to the country’s human rights body.

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
December 11, 2022

Aisha Buhari crawls back to social media to celebrate Morocco after heavy criticisms for jailing critic

The first lady was recently under heavy criticism for jailing a university student who accused her of ‘feeding fat’ on the public treasury.

First lady, Aisha Buhari
December 5, 2022

SSS won’t tolerate human rights advocacy; activists are bad for Nigeria: Bichi

Many Nigerians are victims of rights abuse, illegal arrests, torture, and abduction by the Yusuf Bichi-led secret police.

Director-General, SSS, Yusuf Bichi
December 2, 2022

DRC: M23 armed group must stop killing civilians and respect international law

M23 militia group has been accused of massacring dozens of innocent civilians, including elderly men and children.

M23 group
November 27, 2022
A composite Amnesty, Aisha Buhari and Aminu Muhammed used to illustrate story.
November 8, 2022

CONMEBOL backs FIFA against Qatar World Cup critics

CONMEBOL has backed FIFA and called for participating countries to “leave controversies behind” ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

October 23, 2022

Amnesty International raises alarm over threats to activist Okechukwu Nwanguma

The police reform activist said he recently received threats and police invitations over his advocacy.

Okechukwu Nwanguma
October 16, 2022

Tinubu vows to build on Buhari regime’s rule of law efforts

Nigerians have witnessed some of the country’s worst gross human rights abuses under the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu