The Russian Ministry of Justice revokes the registration of 15 foreign organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. No reason is given, but the revocations come days after HRW reported on war crimes committed by Russia during the invasion of Ukraine.
Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe and 15 members of his Chadema party, who were arrested yesterday, are charged with terrorism, according to a statement from the party. Amnesty International condemns the charges and the United States said yesterday that Mbowe's arrest was "very concerning".
A consortium of journalists lead by NGOs Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International reveal widespread spying abuses on journalists, political opposition, businesspeople, human rights activists and others by various governments under the guise of fighting crime or terrorism. The NGOs accessed a list of over 50,000 individuals targeted by Israeli security and spying software company NSO Group and its customers within 50 countries.
Amnesty International strips Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, which she received in 2009, because of her inaction regarding the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim population in Rakhine State and the military operations in Kachin and Shan State.
Amnesty International criticizes a Saudi court decision to impose the death sentence on 15 people in a case involving 32 people including 30 Saudis, one Iranian and one Afghan national in an alleged Iranian spy cell.
Amnesty International issues a report claiming that Israel is guilty of torture and human rights violations, but the report is criticised as biased because of the alleged involvement of an anti-Israel activist in its writing.