Armed Groups

Chad/CAR: New humanitarian crisis for those fleeing violence in CAR - 5 March 2014

Headline Title:  Chad/CAR: New humanitarian crisis for those fleeing violence in CAR   Thousands of people forced to flee the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are now facing another humanitarian catastrophe in neighbouring Chad, said Amnesty International. Media Node:  Chad evacuees from CAR Twitter Tag:  CARcrisis Story Location:  Chad 9° 17' 11.274" N, 25° 29' 17.8116" E “The situation is quite dire. We saw people who had been living in the open for weeks waiting for promised assistance. The rainy season is about to start, rendering many areas inaccessible, and bringing the added threat of waterborne diseases.” Source:  Christian Mukosa, Central Africa Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 05/03/2014 “It is unacceptable for thousands of men, women and children who were forced to leave CAR fearing for their lives, to die here in Chad for lack of even the most basic assistance. ” Source:  Christian Mukosa URL:  CAR: Urgent action needed by the UN Security Council to address crisis Description:  News story, 28 February 2014 URL:  Life in the midst of horror in the Central African Republic Description:  Feature, 18 February 2014 URL:  Central African Republic: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings Description:  News story/briefing, 12 February 2014 URL:  Counting bodies in the Central African Republic Description:  Blog, 12 February 2014

Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies est exhorté à renforcer l’embargo sur les armes en Somalie

La décision du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies d’assouplir l’embargo international sur les armes à destination de la Somalie l’an dernier semble avoir contribué à une augmentation de l’insécurité et du nombre de violations des droits humains, qui se solde par des centaines de morts civiles chaque mois, a déclaré Amnesty International en demandant le rétablissement d’un embargo strict.   

UN Security Council urged to tighten arms embargo on Somalia

The UN Security Council’s relaxing of the international arms embargo on Somalia last year appears to have contributed to a rise in insecurity and human rights abuses that has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths each month, Amnesty International said as it called for a robust embargo to be restored.    

UN Security Council urged to tighten arms embargo on Somalia - 4 March 2014

Headline Title:  UN Security Council urged to tighten arms embargo on Somalia The UN Security Council’s relaxing of the international arms embargo on Somalia last year appears to have contributed to a rise in insecurity and human rights abuses that has resulted in hundreds o The UN Security Council’s relaxing of the international arms embargo on Somalia last year appears to have contributed to a rise in insecurity and hundreds of civilian deaths each month, Amnesty International said as it called for a robust embargo to be restored.   Media Node:  Somalia arms Story Location:  Somalia 2° 9' 54.5904" N, 44° 43' 31.2312" E “The facts speak for themselves – security for Somalia’s people remains extremely volatile, and the ongoing flow of arms into the country is fanning the flames of armed violence and grave human rights abuses against civilians ” Source:  Michelle Kagari, Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 03/03/2014 URL:  Somalia: UN arms embargo must stay in place Description:  Press release, 4 March 2013 URL:  Controls on military assistance to Somalia must be tightened Description:  News story, 21 January 2010 URL:  Somalia: International military and policing assistance should be reviewed Description:  Report, 21 January 2010

République centrafricaine : le Conseil de sécurité doit agir de toute urgence pour remédier à la crise - 28 February 2014

Headline Title:  Rép. centrafricaine : le Conseil de sécurité doit agir Les membres du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, notamment la France, les États-Unis et le Royaume-Uni, doivent peser de tout leur poids pour soutenir les propositions visant à résoudre la crise en Rép Les membres du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, notamment la France, les États-Unis et le Royaume-Uni, doivent peser de tout leur poids pour soutenir les propositions visant à résoudre la crise en République centrafricaine. Media Node:  CAR story_FR Story Location:  République centrafricaine 6° 42' 58.3308" N, 19° 41' 22.2036" E “Il est urgent que le Conseil de sécurité autorise cette opération de maintien de la paix de l’ONU, et que celle-ci dispose d’un mandat solide de protection des civils.” Source:  Netsanet Belay, directeur du programme Afrique d’Amnesty International URL:  Survivre au milieu des atrocités en République centrafricaine Description:  Article, 18 février 2014 URL:  République centrafricaine. Nettoyage ethnique et tueries intercommunautaires Description:  Nouvelle/rapport, 12 février 2014. URL:  Compter les morts en République centrafricaine Description:  Blog, 12 février 2014. URL:  République centrafricaine : plus de 50 musulmans ont été tués dans deux attaques Description:  Nouvelle, 24 janvier 2014.

CAR: Urgent action needed by the UN Security Council to address crisis - 28 February 2014

Headline Title:  CAR: Urgent action needed by the UN Security Council to address crisis Members of the UN Security Council, including France, the US and UK must throw their full weight behind proposals to tackle the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), said Amnesty Internatio Members of the UN Security Council, including France, the US and UK must throw their full weight behind proposals to tackle the crisis in the Central African Republic.  Media Node:  CAR story Story Location:  Central African Republic 6° 42' 58.3308" N, 19° 41' 22.2036" E “It is urgent that the Security Council authorizes this UN peacekeeping operation. They must be given a robust mandate to protect civilians. ” Source:  Netsanet Belay, Africa Director of Research and Advocacy at Amnesty International. URL:  Life in the midst of horror in the Central African Republic Description:  Feature, 18 February 2014 URL:  Central African Republic: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings Description:  News Story/Briefing, 12 February 2014. URL:  Counting bodies in the Central African Republic Description:  Blog, 12 February 2014. URL:  Central African Republic: More than 50 Muslims killed in two attacks Description:  News story, 24 January 2014.

Nigeria: More than 600 killed in the last two months - 28 February 2014

Headline Title:  Nigeria: More than 600 killed in the last two months   Amnesty International is alarmed by the increase in attacks by unknown gunmen on people in north-east Nigeria and called on the government to take effective measures to protect the people and prevent further human rights abuses.  Media Node:  Nigeria Boko Haram attacks Story Location:  Nigeria 13° 34' 31.8504" N, 5° 11' 7.9692" E “Since the beginning of this year the attacks have intensified. Over 600 people have been killed by gunmen, often suspected to be Boko Haram ” Source:  Makmid Kamara, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 28/02/2014 URL:  Carnage in northern Nigeria amounts to crimes against humanity Description:  News story, 17 February 2014 URL:  Nigeria: Deaths of hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in custody requires investigation Description:  News story/briefing, 15 October 2013 URL:  Nigeria: Children slaughtered, schools under siege Description:  News story/report, 3 October 2013

الحياة في خضم الرعب في جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى - 18 February 2014

Headline Title:  الحياة في خضم الرعب في جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى أرسلت دوناتيلا روفيرا و جوان مارينر العاملَينِ بمنظمة العفو الدولية تقريرًا بشأن أحدث مجزرة في بلدة تقع غربي بانغي ، حيث شاهدا رفات العشرات من الرجال والنساء مبعثرة ف أرسلت دوناتيلا روفيرا و جوان مارينر العاملَينِ بمنظمة العفو الدولية تقريرًا بشأن أحدث مجزرة في بلدة تقع غربي بانغي ، حيث شاهدا رفات العشرات من الرجال والنساء مبعثرة في الشوارع، ووجدا فتاة تبلغ من العمر 11 عاما قد نجت بأعجوبة من كل الأهوال Media Node:  CAR girl AR Story Location:  المملكة المتحدة 4° 38' 49.6356" N, 18° 48' 34.5384" E See map: Google Maps “وقد تناثرت الجثث في الشوارع. وأحصينا 21 جثة بينهم ثلاث نساء، و طفل وليد. وكانت الكلاب تتغذى على بعض الجثث. كما أحرقت جثث بعض الضحايا الذكور بشكل جزئي. وقد تم ربط أقدام رجل واحد معا، و هذا دليل على أنه قد أسر قبل إعدامه” “وفتاة عمرها نحو 11 سنة نجت من كل شيء وكانت تجلس وحيدة منكفئة على نفسها في زاوية داخل منزل مهجور،حيث ظلت بمفردها ومن دون طعام أو ماء، لمدة أربعة أيام. كانت مرتعبة، تكاد لا تقوى على الكلام و من شدة ضعفها لم تتمكن حتى من الوقوف” URL:  Stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic Description:  Take action URL:  Central African Republic: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings Description:  News Story/Briefing, 12 February 2014. URL:  Counting bodies in the Central African Republic Description:  Blog, 12 February 2014. URL:  Central African Republic: More than 50 Muslims killed in two attacks Description:  News story, 24 January 2014

سري لنكا: تقرير موجز يكشف عن مواجهة النشطاء الباسلة لعمليات الانتقام قبل انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان - 26 February 2014

Headline Title:  سري لنكا: كشف عن مواجهة النشطاء الباسلة لعمليات الانتقام قبل انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان في تقرير موجز جديد يصدر اليوم قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن استهداف الحكومة السريلانكية لمنتقديها لا يزال مستمراً على نحو مخيف، حيث تزداد عمليات المراقبة والمضايقة قبل موعد في تقرير موجز جديد يصدر اليوم قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن استهداف الحكومة السريلانكية لمنتقديها لا يزال مستمراً على نحو مخيف، حيث تزداد عمليات المراقبة والمضايقة قبل موعد انعقاد جلسة مجلس حقوق الإنسان في الشهر القادم Media Node:  Sri Lanka harassment AR Story Location:  سري لانكا 6° 57' 17.5428" N, 79° 52' 51.2724" E “إن نمط المراقبة والمضايقة والهجمات ضد معارضي السلطات السريلانكية مقلق للغاية ولا يُظهر أي مؤشر على التحسن ” Source:  بولي تراسكوت، نائبة مدير برنامج آسيا- المحيط الهادئ في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Wed, 26/02/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation Description:  News story, 24 February 2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Report by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 24 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  The dangers of reporting on human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Feature, 15 November 2013

Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session - 26 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Cou The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.  Media Node:  Sri Lanka harassment Story Location:  Sri Lanka 6° 57' 17.5428" N, 79° 52' 51.2724" E “The pattern of harassment, surveillance and attacks against those opposing the Sri Lankan authorities is deeply disturbing and shows no sign of letting up ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia- Pacific Director Date:  Wed, 26/02/2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: Suppressing calls for justice Description:  Read the full briefing URL:  Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation Description:  News story, 24 February 2014 URL:  Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Description:  Report by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 24 February 2014 URL:  Sri Lanka: World must not abandon Sri Lanka’s victims after CHOGM Description:  News story, 17 November 2013 URL:  The dangers of reporting on human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Feature, 15 November 2013

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