Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights. It was founded in London in 1961.
Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "campaign against torture". DW's coverage of Amnesty International is collated below.
An "ingrained culture of torture" has taken root among the police and military of the Pacific island nation of Fiji, according to Amnesty International. A new report claims beatings, rapes and shootings are widespread.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a strong defense of his country's border protection regime. Rights group Amnesty International had earlier claimed his government's actions amounted to 'torture'.