Nigeria: Security forces failed to act on warnings about Boko Haram attack hours before abduction of schoolgirls

Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards a town where they abducted 110 schoolgirls last month, an investigation by Amnesty International has revealed. The military failed to respond while Boko Haram conducted an armed raid on the Government Girls Science and Technical College … Continued

The Death Penalty Is Never an Appropriate Response to a Public Health Crisis

Responding to an initiative announced by President Donald Trump on the use of the death penalty as a means to address the opioid crisis, Amnesty International’s Senior Program Officer for Criminal Justice, Kristina Roth stated: “We are deeply concerned about the administration’s plans to address the United States opioid crisis, by ramping up the use … Continued

Amnesty International Calls for Withdrawal of Haspel’s Nomination for CIA Director and Investigation of Her Alleged Role in Torture

Responding to reports that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) deputy director Gina Hapsel may have been involved in torture and enforced disappearances at a CIA “black site”, Amnesty International is calling on President Trump to withdraw her nomination for CIA Director pending full investigation of the allegations.

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