Amnesty says torture of war prisoners in Ukraine is rife on both sides

May 23, 2015

Amnesty says torture of war prisoners in Ukraine is rife on both sides

Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former captives of both Ukrainian ...

Myanmar freeing 3,073 prisoners in new amnesty

Oct 8, 2014

Myanmar freeing 3,073 prisoners in new amnesty

Myanmar pardoned and began freeing 3,073 prisoners Tuesday in an amnesty that virtually excluded political prisoners despite a presidential pledge to free all such detainees by year’s end. Most of those released had committed minor crimes, but at least eight were former intelligence officers ...

Philippines to grant amnesty to Muslim rebels

Jan 26, 2014

Philippines to grant amnesty to Muslim rebels

The Philippine government will grant amnesty to Muslim guerrillas who are facing or have been convicted on rebellion-related charges under a newly signed peace pact, which calls for the 11,000-strong rebel force to be deactivated, an official said Sunday. Presidential peace adviser Teresita Deles ...