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Angola decriminalises homosexuality

JOHANNESBURG, January 25 – Angola has decriminalised homosexuality after shedding the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct, Amnesty International reported. Taking things one step further, the government has also prohibited discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation. And so anyone refusing to employ or […]

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Amnesty International welcomes ICC ruling that SA failed in its duty to arrest Sudan’s Bashir

CAPE TOWN, July 7 – Amnesty International said on Thursday a ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber that South Africa failed in its duty to the ICC to arrest Omar al-Bashir confirmed that the Sudanese president did not have immunity from arrest. “Today’s finding confirms what everyone, including South African authorities, knew […]

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Amnesty says it has credible evidence Sudan used chemical warfare last year

KHARTOUM, March 8 (ANA-CAJ) – Human rights bodies and organisations advocating against the use of chemical weapons have called for an investigation into Sudan government forces for allegedly killing up to 250 civilians through such warfare. Rights group Amnesty International said it had credible evidence of the repeated use of chemical weapons against civilians from […]