Trump says US will not become 'migrant camp' as Amnesty says his policy of separating families is 'nothing short of torture'

Trump says US will not become 'migrant camp' as Amnesty says his policy of separating families is 'nothing short of torture'Donald Trump has defended his controversial zero tolerance immigration policy, saying he will not allow the US to become a “migrant camp” – even as activists claimed separating children from their families was “nothing short of torture”. The president has been been under mounting criticism after it emerged that at least 2,000 young people had been taken from their families since the introduction last month of a new immigration policy, under attorney general Jeff Sessions, that criminally charged everybody apprehended illegally crossing the border.


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Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria

Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit NigeriaAmnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote camps for people displaced by Boko Haram but the government said the rights monitor was repeating false accusations. Amnesty said it had gathered multiple testimonies about alleged abuse by the security forces, including claimed that soldiers coerced vulnerable survivors into having sex in exchange for food. In November 2016, police vowed to look into allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in the camps but several months later, the military rejected the allegations.


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Rohingya Insurgents Massacred Hindu Civilians in Myanmar, Amnesty International Reports

  1. Rohingya Insurgents Massacred Hindu Civilians in Myanmar, Amnesty International Reports  TIME
  2. Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty  BBC News
  3. Report claims Rohingya militant group massacred nearly 100 Hindus  CNN
  4. ‘A lot of shame’: Rohingya camps brace for wave of babies conceived in rape  Washington Post
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Amnesty International renews call for arms embargo against Israel

  1. Amnesty International renews call for arms embargo against Israel  The Jerusalem Post
  2. Renewed protests on Gaza-Israel border  Reuters
  3. If You Think the Gaza Border Protests Are Incendiary, Just Wait for Nakba Day  Haaretz
  4. Palestinian protesters are being shot in their legs by Israeli soldiers, and some face amputation  Chicago Tribune
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Nigeria was warned before Boko Haram abduction: Amnesty

Nigeria was warned before Boko Haram abduction: AmnestyNigeria’s military was on Tuesday accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country’s restive northeast. The students — the youngest aged just 10 — were seized from the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19 in virtually identical circumstances to those in Chibok in 2014. President Muhammadu Buhari has called the Dapchi abduction a “national disaster” and vowed to use negotiation rather than force to secure their release.


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