Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

28 February 2008

Another migrant shot dead at Egypt/Israel border

Another migrant shot dead at Egypt/Israel border
Egyptian security forces shot dead a woman trying to cross into Israel on Saturday. The woman who is believed to be an Eritrean in her 30s is the second woman to be killed this month. She was among a group of 10 Eritrean migrants attempting to cross the border into Israel.  

A total of six African migrants have now been killed trying to cross the border so far this year, but no investigations into these killings are known to have been opened by the Egyptian authorities.

This latest killing comes after a Sudanese man was killed on 19 February. Security officials said 50-year-old Ermeniry Khasheef was shot in the back after he ignored orders to stop as he attempted to cross barbed wire near the border town of Rafah.

Read More

Migrant shot dead trying to cross Egypt/Israel border (News, 21 February 2008)

Country

Egypt 
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories 

Region

Middle East And North Africa 

Issue

Law Enforcement 
Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants 

@amnestyonline on twitter

News

21 August 2014

Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue.

Read more »
15 August 2014

The number of killings perpetrated by the police is on the rise again in the Dominican Republic whilst legislation intended to fix the problem stalls and stagnates in Congress... Read more »

26 August 2014

The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and... Read more »

21 August 2014

After fleeing their homes and surviving a perilous Mediterranean crossing, African migrants in Italy are falling prey to labor gangs.

Read more »
22 August 2014

A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country... Read more »