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UN: Hodeidah’s embattled civilians on a knife-edge as Security Council discusses Yemen

Petrified civilians in Hodeidah face a likely onslaught unless the UN Security Council acts today to press the warring parties in Yemen to protect them and ensure full humanitarian access, Amnesty International said. The Security Council will discuss Yemen’s conflict and humanitarian crisis at 3PM EST. “Even with the lull in fighting in recent days, …

Cambodia: Genocide verdict is bitter, belated justice

Responding to the guilty verdict handed to Khmer Rouge cadres Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) today, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia, said: “Today’s verdict hopefully brings some measure of justice to the victims, forty years after the unspeakable mass …

Libya: Refugees and migrants refuse to disembark ship in desperate plea to avoid detention and torture

Libyan, European and Panamanian authorities must ensure that at least 79 refugees and migrants who are on board a merchant vessel at the port of Misratah are not forced to disembark to be taken to a Libyan detention centre where they could face torture and other abuse, said Amnesty International today. The refugees and migrants, …


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