Nigeria: Extra Judicial Executions in the North East
Further details: A press release and AV package is being released revealing new evidence of extrajudicial executions and other serious human rights violations being carried out in north eastern Nigeria based on footage, images and testimonies acquired in a recent mission to the region. The footage, obtained from numerous sources in Borno state, reveals graphic evidence of multiple war crimes and includes images of detainees having their throats slit and dumped in mass graves by men who appear to be members of the Nigerian military and state-sponsored militias called the “Civilian Joint Task Force” (CJTF). It also shows the aftermath of a Boko Haram raid on a village that resulted in almost 100 deaths and destruction on a massive scale.
Further details: This report documents the killings of civilians by international forces in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion. It will document a number of cases, many that haven't been covered in detail before, of civilian casualties by mainly US forces, and the almost complete impunity surrounding these attacks. The report highlights the failures of the US military justice system to deal with those US military personnel responsible for killing Afghan civilians. Please note that this will be launched from Kabul.
Further details: This report will review the processes of the Inquest of shootings of striking miners at the Marikana mines in August 2012. The Marikana Commission of Inquiry will not have finished its work by the time of the second anniversary but the report will highlight some of the emerging issues and problems that have affected the inquiry. The report will also include key recommendations that Amnesty International will be making to the Commission.
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