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.
On this week’s #77percent radio show we are discussing homosexuality in Africa. Recently, the Tanzanian government formed a surveillance squad to hunt down alleged homosexuals. African countries have been silent on the crackdown but various rights groups, as well as the US government, have condemned the move. Join Amnesty International's Seif Magango as we debate this controversial topic.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Saudi Arabia must provide "transparency" regarding the circumstances of Jamal Khashoggi's death. Meanwhile, German weapons exports to Saudi Arabia have come under increased scrutiny.
The policy is increasingly controversial because of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. In July, an Afghan youth killed himself after being deported from Germany. Activists say the European Union has no right to reject Afghan asylum-seekers and send them back. From Brussels, Teri Schultz reports on a new campaign led by Amnesty International.
Activists are demanding EU member states stop sending asylum-seekers back to Afghanistan. Violence against civilians is on the rise in the country, yet some European governments appear eager to continue the deportations.
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Days before he took up the top job at Amnesty, Kumi Naidoo summited Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. The seasoned activist usually linked to a worthy cause is the first African to lead the human rights group in many years.