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Syria: US-led Coalition ‘deeply in denial’ about civilian casualties in Raqqa

The US-led Coalition’s flurry of responses rejecting the findings of a recent Amnesty International report on the devastation wrought by their aerial bombardment of Raqqa last year demonstrates how deeply in denial they are about the large number of civilians killed and injured by Coalition strikes, the organization said today. Since the publication of “War of annihilation”: …

Afghanistan: Record high civilian casualties make returns unjustifiable

The international community cannot abandon the Afghan people who have fled conflict and violence at a time when civilian casualties continue at record highs, Amnesty International said today, calling on governments to halt forced returns to Afghanistan. According to UN figures just released, 1,692 people were killed in the first six months of 2018 – …

Russia and USA must use Putin-Trump summit to take responsibility for human rights

“While both Trump and Putin have drawn justified criticism for their respective human rights records, their meeting presents a chance for both to make a profound difference on several global fronts, if they can rise to the opportunity,” said Daniel Balson, Amnesty International USA’s Advocacy Director for Europe and Central Asia ahead of the meeting …

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