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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL FIGURES At least 607 people were executed in 22 countries in 2014. This reflects a drop of almost 22% compared to 2013, when Amnesty International recorded at least 778 executions in 22 countries worldwide. Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the USA – in that order. China executed more people than the rest of...

ICRC (press release) In Somalia nature and years of conflict have conspired to restrict the people’s access to water, the very essence of life. To ease their suffering, the ICRC endeavours to provide water to detainees and civilians affected by conflict, and to improve their sanitation facilities. Somalia’s dry climate and lack of rain make it very challenging...

More than two decades of conflict, inadequate health services and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia at risk of forced marriage, violence, rape and repeated forced evictions, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today. The briefing, Somalia: Prioritise Protection for People with disabilities, reveals how lack of protection,...

After he’s cleared of sexual harassment at the end of the classic Simpsons episode, Homer Badman, Homer J. Simpson turns to his wife, and gleefully announces, “Marge, my friend, I haven’t learned a thing.” Michael Bay is Homer Simpson. Not superficially, of course – he has a gorgeous head of lovely, flowing hair, and he’s not yellow. But when it comes to avoiding...