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29.05.2019

"Myanmar: Military commits war crimes in latest operation in Rakhine State"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/05/myanmar-military-commits-war-crimes-latest-operation-rakhi
ne-state/

Amnesty International wirft dem Militär Myanmars in einem neuen Bericht erneute "Kriegsverbrechen" gegen die muslimische Rohingya-Minderheit vor. "Following a recent investigation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Amnesty International has gathered new evidence that the Myanmar military is committing war crimes and other human rights violations. The military operation is ongoing, raising the prospect of additional crimes being committed. The new report, 'No one can protect us': War crimes and abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, details how the Myanmar military, also known as the Tatmadaw, have killed and injured civilians in indiscriminate attacks since January 2019. The Tatmadaw forces have also carried out extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment, and enforced disappearances."

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12.05.2019

"War in Raqqa: Rhetoric versus Reality"

https://raqqa.amnesty.org/

Amnesty International hat die Ergebnisse des neuen Berichts "War in Raqqa: Rhetoric versus Reality" auf dieser interaktiven Website mit Bildern und Videos aufgearbeitet. "Between June and October 2017, the US-led Coalition, including the UK, France and others, launched thousands of air and artillery strikes in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a local Kurdish-led militia fighting the IS on the ground. By then, the IS had ruled Raqqa for almost four years. It had perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity, torturing or killing anyone who dared oppose it. In its battle against IS, the US-led Coalition claims to have taken all necessary measures to spare civilians. However, that rhetoric is a far cry from reality. Amnesty International carried out extensive investigations on the ground in Raqqa and partnered with Airwars on remote analysis to uncover the military campaign's impact on civilians. Here we explore the evidence and the stories of many of the families who lived and died during the war in Raqqa."

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10.04.2019

"Death penalty in 2018: Facts and figures"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/04/death-penalty-facts-and-figures-2018/

Die Zahl der staatlichen Hinrichtungen ist im vergangenen Jahr im Vergleich zu 2017 weltweit um fast ein Drittel gesunken, berichtet Amnesty International. "This figure represents the lowest number of executions that Amnesty International has recorded in the past decade. Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam and Iraq – in that order. China remained the world’s leading executioner – but the true extent of the use of the death penalty in China is unknown as this data is classified as a state secret; the global figure of at least 690 excludes the thousands of executions believed to have been carried out in China."

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20.11.2018

"Saudi Arabia: Reports of torture and sexual harassment of detained activists"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/11/saudi-arabia-reports-of-torture-and-sexual-harassment-of-d
etained-activists/

Amnesty International wirft der Regierung Saudi-Arabiens die Folter und sexuelle Misshandlung inhaftierter Aktivisten vor. "According to three separate testimonies obtained by the organization, the activists were repeatedly tortured by electrocution and flogging, leaving some unable to walk or stand properly. In one reported instance, one of the activists was made to hang from the ceiling, and according to another testimony, one of the detained women was reportedly subjected to sexual harassment, by interrogators wearing face masks. (...) 'Only a few weeks after the ruthless killing of Jamal Khashoggi, these shocking reports of torture, sexual harassment and other forms of ill-treatment, if verified, expose further outrageous human rights violations by the Saudi authorities' said Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East research director. 'Saudi authorities are directly responsible for the wellbeing of these women and men in detention. Not only have they been deprived them of their liberty for months now, simply for peacefully expressing their views, they are also subjecting them to horrendous physical suffering'."

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17.04.2018

"Iraq: Women and children with perceived ties to IS denied aid, sexually exploited and trapped in camps"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/04/iraq-women-children-with-perceived-ties-to-is-denied-aid-s
exually-exploited-trapped-in-camps/

Amnesty International macht in einem neuen Bericht darauf aufmerksam, dass irakische Frauen und Kinder, denen Verbindungen zum "Islamischen Staat" vorgeworfen werden, ohne Gerichtsverfahren in Lagern festgehalten und dort oft sexuell misshandelt werden. "Iraqi women and children with perceived ties to the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, with an alarming number of women subjected to sexual violence, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. 'The Condemned: Women and Children Isolated, Trapped and Exploited in Iraq' reveals widespread discrimination against women living in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) by security forces, members of camp administrations and local authorities, who believe these women are affiliated to IS."

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08.09.2017

"CAR: Civilians facing atrocities in Basse-Kotto as UN protection proves ineffective"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/09/central-african-republic-civilians-facing-atrocities-in-ba
sse-kotto-as-un-protection-proves-ineffective/

In der Zentralafrikanischen Republik gehe die muslimische Gruppe Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) mit systematischen Vergewaltigungen und Hinrichtungen gegen christliche Zivilisten vor, berichtet Amnesty International. Blauhelmsoldaten der MINUSCA-Mission seien nicht in der Lage, die Gewaltkampagne zu stoppen. "Consisting of 12,870 uniformed personnel in the country, including 10,750 military personnel, the force is stretched thin in many areas. (...) 'Although MINUSCA troops have saved many lives in the Central African Republic, their failures risk destroying public confidence in the peacekeeping mission and are putting thousands of people in danger,' said [Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International]. 'Many Central Africans are now expressing increasing cynicism about MINUSCA’s willingness and ability to restore order, and about the mission’s capacity to conform to even a limited civilian protection mandate.'"

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05.09.2017

"Lake Chad region: Boko Haram’s renewed campaign sparks sharp rise in civilian deaths"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/09/lake-chad-region-boko-harams-renewed-campaign-sparks-sharp
-rise-in-civilian-deaths/

Einer neuen Gewaltkampagne der radikalislamischen Terrorgruppe Boko Haram in Nigeria und Kamerun sind Amnesty International zufolge seit April mindestens 381 Menschen zum Opfer gefallen. "According to data collected by the organization, a sharp rise in civilian deaths in the Far North region of Cameroon and the Nigerian states of Borno and Adamawa has been driven by the armed group’s increased use of suicide bombers – often using women and girls who are forced to carry explosives into crowded areas. 'Boko Haram is once again committing war crimes on a huge scale, exemplified by the depravity of forcing young girls to carry explosives with the sole intention of killing as many people as they possibly can,' said Alioune Tine, Amnesty International’s Director for West and Central Africa."

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03.02.2017

"Syria: Secret campaign of mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya Prison"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/02/syria-investigation-uncovers-governments-secret-campaign-o
f-mass-hangings-and-extermination-at-saydnaya-prison/

Amnesty International wirft der syrischen Regierung in einem neuen Bericht vor, zwischen 2011 und 2015 im Saydnaya-Gefängnis bis zu 13.000 angebliche Oppositionelle in Schnellverfahren zum Tode verurteilt und hingerichtet zu haben. "'Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria' also shows that the government is deliberately inflicting inhuman conditions on detainees at Saydnaya Prison through repeated torture and the systematic deprivation of food, water, medicine and medical care. The report documents how these extermination policies have killed massive numbers of detainees. These practices, which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, are authorized at the highest levels of the Syrian government."

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17.01.2017

"Dangerously disproportionate - The ever-expanding security state in Europe"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2017/01/dangerously-disproportionate/

Amnesty International hat die in den letzten Jahren beschlossenen Sicherheitsgesetze von 14 EU-Staaten untersucht und präsentiert die Ergebnisse in einem umfangreichen interaktiven Beitrag. Das Fazit des Berichts beinhaltet eine deutliche Warnung: Der nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg geschaffene Rahmen der Freiheitsrechte in Europa sei dabei, zügig demontiert zu werden. "Amid a series of attacks in Europe in the last two years, governments have rejected the view that they should provide security so people can enjoy their rights, and adopted the view that they must restrict rights to provide security. Many countries have made it easier to invoke and extend states of emergency and other emergency measures; what should be exceptional and temporary powers have increasingly become permanently embedded in ordinary criminal law."

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23.11.2016

"Yemen: hospitals being terrorised by anti-Houthi forces in Ta'iz"

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/yemen-hospitals-being-terrorised-anti-houthi-forces-taiz

Durch Saudi-Arabien unterstützte Anti-Huthi-Milizen in Jemen terrorisieren Amnesty International zufolge systematisch Krankenhäuser und Hospitäler in der Stadt Ta’iz. "During a visit to Ta’iz earlier this month, Amnesty’s researchers interviewed 15 doctors and other hospital staff who described how members of anti-Houthi armed forces had regularly harassed, detained or even threatened to kill them over the past six months. In at least three cases hospitals were shut down because of threats against staff. (...) Amnesty has repeatedly called for a comprehensive arms embargo on arms transfers that could be used by any of the warring parties in Yemen. Anti-Houthi forces are backed by the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition, which has been heavily armed by the UK and USA."

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17.10.2016

"Iraq: Fears for safety of civilians during battle for Mosul"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/10/iraq-fears-for-safety-of-civilians-during-battle-for-mosul
/

Amnesty International fordert, dass bei der Schlacht um Mosul alle möglichen Vorkehrungen getroffen werden, um Zivilisten vor Angriffen und möglichen Racheakten zu schützen. "Amnesty International will launch a major new report 'Punished for Daesh’s crimes': Displaced Iraqis abused by militias and government forces which documents serious human rights violations - including war crimes committed by Iraqi militias and government forces against displaced civilians during past military operations. The report warns against a repeat of such violations on an even greater scale in the Mosul offensive."

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04.10.2016

"Tackling the global refugee crisis: From shirking to sharing responsibility"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/pol40/4905/2016/en/

In einem neuen Bericht zur internationalen Flüchtlingskrise wirft Amnesty International den reichen Ländern vor, ihre Verantwortung in der Krise nicht wahrzunehmen. 56% der weltweit 21 Millionen Flüchtlinge seien von zehn Ländern aufgenommen worden, die zusammen nur 2.5% der globalen Wirtschaft ausmachten. "If all – or most – countries were to take a fair share of responsibility for hosting refugees then no one country would be overwhelmed and the lives of refugees would be significantly improved. Amnesty International is calling for all countries to put in places refugee resettlement programmes and to increase safe and legal routes for refugees to enter the country. The organization is also proposing that countries agree a specific system for responsibility sharing, based on the use of reasonable criteria such as national wealth, population size and unemployment rate."

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22.08.2016

"After escaping war, what awaits Syrian children in Europe?"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/08/after-escaping-war-what-awaits-syrian-children-in-europe/

Die Tortur, denen syrische Kinder in den Kriegsgebieten ihrer Heimat ausgesetzt sind, sei nach ihrer Flucht nach Europa noch lange nicht zu Ende, schreibt Gauri van Gulik. "Almost a third of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe are children. Many of them travelling alone, vulnerable to exploitation, or separated from their families along the way, sometimes by the authorities themselves."

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18.08.2016

"Harrowing accounts of torture, inhuman conditions and mass deaths in Syria's prisons"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/08/harrowing-accounts-of-torture-inhuman-conditions-and-mass-
deaths-in-syrias-prisons/

Amnesty International hat dem syrischen Regime in einem neuen Bericht vorgeworfen, tausende Gefangene unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen festzuhalten und viele von ihnen zu foltern und zu töten. "The horrifying experiences of detainees subjected to rampant torture and other ill-treatment in Syrian prisons are laid bare in a damning new report published by Amnesty International today which estimates that 17,723 people have died in custody in Syria since the crisis began in March 2011 – an average rate of more than 300 deaths each month. ''It breaks the human': Torture, disease and death in Syria’s prisons' documents crimes against humanity committed by government forces. It retraces the experiences of thousands of detainees through the cases of 65 torture survivors who described appalling abuse and inhuman conditions in security branches operated by Syrian intelligence agencies and in Saydnaya Military Prison, on the outskirts of Damascus."

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13.07.2016

"Egypt: Hundreds disappeared and tortured amid wave of brutal repression"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/07/egypt-hundreds-disappeared-and-tortured-amid-wave-of-bruta
l-repression/

Ägyptische Sicherheitskräfte haben einem neuen Bericht von Amnesty International zufolge in einer Repressionswelle seit 2015 hunderte Menschen entführt und gefoltert. "'Egypt: 'Officially, you do not exist': Disappeared and tortured in the name of counter-terrorism' reveals a trend which has seen hundreds of students, political activists and protesters, including children as young as 14, vanish without trace at the hands of the state. On average three to four people per day are seized according to local NGOs, usually when heavily armed security forces led by NSA officers storm their homes. Many are held for months at a time and often kept blindfolded and handcuffed for the entire period. 'This report reveals the shocking and ruthless tactics that the Egyptian authorities are prepared to employ in their efforts to terrify protesters and dissidents into silence,' said Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International."

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23.05.2016

"Yemen: Children among civilians killed and maimed in cluster bomb 'minefields'"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/05/yemen-children-among-civilians-killed-and-maimed-in-cluste
r-bomb-minefields/

Die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärkoalition habe in Jemen durch den Abwurf von Streubomben regelrechte Minenfelder erzeugt, die noch Jahre nach Kriegsende zu zivilen Opfern führen könnten, so der Vorwurf der Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International. "Children and their families returning home in northern Yemen after a year of conflict are at grave risk of serious injury and death from thousands of unexploded cluster bomb submunitions, Amnesty International said, following a 10-day research trip to Sa’da, Hajjah, and Sana’a governorates. International assistance is urgently needed to clear contaminated areas and countries with influence should urge the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces to stop using cluster munitions, which are internationally banned and inherently indiscriminate."

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26.01.2016

"Iran’s hypocrisy exposed as scores of juvenile offenders condemned to gallows"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/01/irans-hypocrisy-exposed-as-scores-of-juvenile-offenders-co
ndemned-to-gallows/

Amnesty International wirft Iran in einem neuen Bericht vor, eines der wenigen verbliebenen Länder zu sein, in denen Jugendliche zum Tode verurteilt und hingerichtet werden können. Dies könne geltenden Gesetzen zufolge 15-jährige Jungen und sogar 9-jährige Mädchen betreffen. "As a state party to the CRC Iran is legally obliged to treat everyone under the age of 18 as a child and ensure that they are never subject to the death penalty nor to life imprisonment without possibility of release. However, Amnesty International’s report lists 73 executions of juvenile offenders which took place between 2005 and 2015. According to the UN at least 160 juvenile offenders are currently on death row. The true numbers are likely to be much higher as information about the use of the death penalty in Iran is often shrouded in secrecy."

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07.10.2015

"Yemen: Call for suspension of arms transfers to coalition and accountability for war crimes"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/press-releases/2015/10/yemen-call-for-suspension-of-arms-transfers-to-coalitio
n-and-accountability-for-war-crimes/

Amnesty International hat der von Saudi-Arabien angeführten arabischen Koalition in einem neuen Bericht Kriegsverbrechen in Jemen vorgeworfen. "Damning evidence of war crimes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which is armed by states including the USA, highlights the urgent need for independent, effective investigation of violations in Yemen and for the suspension of transfers of certain arms, said Amnesty International in a new report published today. 'Bombs fall from the sky day and night': Civilians under fire in northern Yemen examines 13 deadly airstrikes by the coalition in Sa’da, north-eastern Yemen, which killed some 100 civilians, including 59 children. It also documents the use of internationally banned cluster bombs."

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01.07.2015

"UK surveillance Tribunal reveals the government spied on Amnesty International"

https://www.amnesty.org/latest/news/2015/07/uk-surveillance-tribunal-reveals-the-government-spied-on-amne
sty-international/

Eine britische Untersuchungskommission hat offengelegt, dass die Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International durch britische Geheimdienste überwacht wurde. "'After 18 months of litigation and all the denials and subterfuge that entailed, we now have confirmation that we were in fact subjected to UK government mass surveillance. It’s outrageous that what has been often presented as being the domain of despotic rulers has been occurring on British soil, by the British government,' said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. 'How can we be expected to carry out our crucial work around the world if human rights defenders and victims of abuses can now credibly believe their confidential correspondence with us is likely to end up in the hands of governments?'" (Amnesty International

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22.05.2015

"Ukraine: Overwhelming new evidence of prisoners being tortured and killed amid conflict"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/articles/news/2015/05/ukraine-new-evidence-prisoners-tortured-and-killed-amid-
conflict/

Amnesty International hat neue Belege für Kriegsverbrechen im Konflikt in der Ostukraine vorgelegt. Die Folterung und Ermordung von Gefangenen ist demnach auf beiden Seiten übliche Praxis. "Former prisoners described being beaten until their bones broke, tortured with electric shocks, kicked, stabbed, hung from the ceiling, deprived of sleep for days, threatened with death, denied urgent medical care and subjected to mock executions. 'In the shadow of eastern Ukraine’s still-smouldering conflict, our on-the-ground research shows that accounts of detainee torture are as commonplace as they are shocking. More than 30 former prisoners held by both sides gave us consistent and harrowing accounts of their captors’ abuse,' said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International."

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04.05.2015

"'Death Everywhere:' War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses in Aleppo"

http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/death-everywhere-war-crimes-and-human-rights-abuses-in-aleppo

Amnesty International wirft dem Assad-Regime in Syrien in einem neuen Bericht den Einsatz von international geächteten Fassbomben in der Stadt Aleppo vor. Im vergangenen Jahr seien dabei über 3.000 Zivilisten getötet worden. "'Death Everywhere:' War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses in Aleppo details the horrendous war crimes and other abuses being committed in the city by government forces and armed opposition groups on a daily basis, and concludes that some of the government’s actions in Aleppo amount to crimes against humanity. The report paints a particularly distressing picture of the devastation and bloodshed caused by barrel bombs - packed with explosives and metal fragments - which have been dropped by government forces on schools, hospitals, mosques and crowded markets. Many hospitals and schools have sought safety by moving into basements or underground bunkers."

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21.04.2015

"USA: Crimes and Impunity"

http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/usa-crimes-and-impunity

Die amerikanische Sektion von Amnesty International wirft der US-Regierung in einem neuen Bericht vor, die Verantwortlichen für das Folterprogramm der Bush-Ära ungeschoren davonkommen zu lassen. Die Veröffentlichung des umfassenden Folterberichts des US-Senats habe in den betroffenen US-Behörden kaum Folgen gehabt. "The Obama administration is attempting to sweep the report – and the crimes committed in the program – under the carpet. Instead of scrutinizing the report, examining the failures that led to the systematic abuse of detainees, and holding perpetrators accountable, the Obama administration is continuing on a course charted by its predecessors in the Bush administration and engaging in a de facto amnesty for the crimes under international law of torture and enforced disappearance."

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14.04.2015

"Nigeria: Abducted women and girls forced to join Boko Haram attacks"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/articles/news/2015/04/nigeria-abducted-women-and-girls-forced-to-join-boko-har
am-attacks/

Seit Beginn des vorigen Jahres seien mindestens 2.000 Frauen und Mädchen von der Boko Haram in Nigeria entführt worden, schreibt Amnesty International in einem neuen Bericht. Interviews mit fast 200 Augenzeugen werfen ein neues Licht auf die "brutalen Methoden" der radikalislamischen Terrorgruppe. "'The evidence presented in this shocking report, one year after the horrific abduction of the Chibok girls, underlines the scale and depravity of Boko Haram’s methods,' said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. 'Men and women, boys and girls, Christians and Muslims, have been killed, abducted and brutalized by Boko Haram during a reign of terror which has affected millions. Recent military successes might spell the beginning of the end for Boko Haram, but there is a huge amount to be done to protect civilians, resolve the humanitarian crisis and begin the healing process.'"

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10.04.2015

"Amnesty International takes UK to European Court over mass surveillance"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/articles/news/2015/04/amnesty-international-takes-uk-government-to-european-co
urt-of-human-rights-over-mass-surveillance/

Amnesty International hat die britische Regierung wegen der Massenüberwachung der Bevölkerung durch den Geheimdienst GCHQ vor dem Europäischen Menschenrechtsgerichtshof verklagt. "The legal challenge is based on documents made available by the whistle-blower Edward Snowden which revealed mass surveillance practices taking place on an industrial scale. 'The UK government’s surveillance practices have been allowed to continue unabated and on an unprecedented scale, with major consequences for people’s privacy and freedom of expression. No-one is above the law and the European Court of Human Rights now has a chance to make that clear,' said Nick Williams, Amnesty International’s Legal Counsel."

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18.03.2015

"Global opposition to USA big brother mass surveillance"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/articles/news/2015/03/global-opposition-to-usa-big-brother-mass-surveillance/

Einer neuen Umfrage von Amnesty International zufolge lehnt eine deutliche Mehrheit der globalen Bevölkerung die amerikanischen Massenüberwachungsprograme entschieden ab. "The poll, which questioned 15,000 people from 13 countries across every continent, found that 71% of respondents were strongly opposed to the United States monitoring their internet use. Meanwhile, nearly two thirds said they wanted tech companies – like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo – to secure their communications to prevent government access. 'The United States should see this poll as a warning that surveillance is damaging its credibility. President Obama should heed the voice of people around the world and stop using the internet as a tool for collecting mass data about peoples’ private lives,' said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General."

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18.03.2015

"Ukraine: One year on: Violations of the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association in Crimea"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur50/1129/2015/en/

Ein Jahr nach der russischen Übernahme der Krim weist Amnesty International auf zahlreiche Menschenrechtsverletzungen hin, die von der systematischen Einschränkung der Meinungsfreiheit bis zur Entführung und Folter von Regierungskritikern reichen. Die staatlichen Behörden ignorierten diese Vorfälle oder seien selbst verantwortlich. "One year after the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the report Violations of the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association in Crimea highlights human rights abuses by the de facto authorities, including the failure to investigate a series of abductions and torture of their critics, and their unrelenting campaign of intimidation against pro-Ukrainian media, campaigning organizations, Crimean Tatars and other individuals critical of the regime."

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26.02.2015

"Amnesty International Annual Report 2014/2015"

https://www.amnesty.org/en/annual-report-201415/

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International hat ihren neuen Jahresbericht veröffentlicht. Für die Menschenrechte sei 2014 ein "verheerendes" Jahr gewesen, schreibt Generalsekretär Salil Shetty in der Einleitung. "International humanitarian law - the law that governs the conduct of armed conflict - could not be clearer. Attacks must never be directed against civilians. The principle of distinguishing between civilians and combatants is a fundamental safeguard for people caught up in the horrors of war. And yet, time and again, civilians bore the brunt in conflict. In the year marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, politicians repeatedly trampled on the rules protecting civilians - or looked away from the deadly violations of these rules committed by others."

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02.02.2015

"Ukraine: Horror of civilian bloodshed in indiscriminate attacks"

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/ukraine-horror-civilian-bloodshed-indiscriminate-attacks-2015-02-02

Mitarbeiter von Amnesty International haben in der Ostukraine zahlreiche Belege für Angriffe auf die Zivilbevölkerung gefunden. Verantwortlich seien beide Seiten des Konflikts. "The evidence was collected on the spot in the immediate aftermath of shelling and includes interviews with eyewitnesses and casualties in hospital. The reported violations include an attack on a humanitarian aid line, a market place in Donetsk and indiscriminate shelling of homes and streets in Debaltseve. 'This evidence reveals the horror of the bloodshed suffered by civilians, who are being killed and injured because both sides are firing unguided rockets and mortars in heavily populated areas. Such attacks are a violation of international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes,' said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International."

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20.01.2015

"Europe: Complicit governments must act in wake of US Senate torture report"

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/europe-complicit-governments-must-act-wake-us-senate-torture-report-2015-0
1-19

Amnesty International wirft einigen europäischen Regierungen vor, in den Jahren des geheimen Folterprogramms der CIA eng mit dem US-Geheimdienst kooperiert zu haben. Nach der Veröffentlichung des Berichts des US-Senats müsse auch Europa eine umfassende Untersuchung dieser Vorgänge in die Wege leiten. "'Without European help, the USA would not have been able to secretly detain and torture people for so many years. The Senate report makes it abundantly clear that foreign governments were essential to the ‘success’ of the CIA operations - and evidence that has been mounting for nearly a decade points to key European allies,' said Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights. 'The time for denials and cover-ups is over. Governments can no longer rely on unsubstantiated 'national security' grounds and claims of state secrecy to hide the truth about their roles in the torture and disappearance of people. It’s time for justice for all those who have suffered the gruesome practices - including waterboarding, sexual assault, and mock executions - that characterized these illegal counter-terrorism operations.'"

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15.01.2015

"Nigeria: Satellite images show horrific scale of Boko Haram attack on Baga"

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/nigeria-satellite-images-show-horrific-scale-boko-haram-attack-baga-2015-0
1-15

Amnesty International hat Satellitenfotos als neue Belege für die verheerenden Angriffe der radikalislamischen Terrorgruppe Boko Haram auf die nigerianischen Städten Baga und Doron Baga veröffentlicht. "Before and after images of two neighbouring towns, Baga (160 kilometres from Maiduguri) and Doron Baga (also known as Doro Gowon, 2.5 km from Baga), taken on 2 and 7 January show the devastating effect of the attacks which left over 3,700 structures damaged or completely destroyed. Other nearby towns and villages were also attacked over this period. 'These detailed images show devastation of catastrophic proportions in two towns, one of which was almost wiped off the map in the space of four days,' said Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International."

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Vom Kosovo nach Kolumbien, von Somalia nach Süd-Thailand: Weltweit schwelen über 280 politische Konflikte. Und immer wieder droht die Lage gewaltsam zu eskalieren.

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Zahlen und Fakten

Globalisierung

Kaum ein Thema wird so intensiv und kontrovers diskutiert wie die Globalisierung. "Zahlen und Fakten" liefert Grafiken, Texte und Tabellen zu einem der wichtigsten und vielschichtigsten Prozesse der Gegenwart.

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Publikationen zum Thema

Coverbild Internationale Sicherheit im 21. Jahrhundert

Internationale Sicherheit im 21. Jahrhundert

Die internationale Sicherheit ist fragil und bedroht. Wie können und müssen demokratische Systeme ...

Internationale Sicherheitspolitik Cover

Internationale Sicherheitspolitik

Seit Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts hat sich die internationale Sicherheitspolitik deutlich verändert....

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