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Guinea massacre victims need justice

Guinea: 8 years later, justice for massacre needed

Joint statement by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the Association of Victims, Parents and Friends of the September 28 Massacre on the day of the eighth anniversary of the massacre perpetrated Guinea on September 28, 2009, at a Conakry stadium.

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UN: expert group to investigate violations in Yemen

A resolution was passed by the UN Human Rights Council on 29 September, mandating a group of international experts to investigate abuses by all parties to the conflict in Yemen; this is a momentous breakthrough that will pave the way for justice for countless victims of human rights abuses and grave violations of international law, including war crimes, said Amnesty International.

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Rohingya exodus amid ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

In recent weeks, more than 370,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh. Amnesty International has revealed new evidence pointing to a mass-scale scorched-earth campaign across northern Rakhine State, where Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs are burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting people at random as they try to flee.

Libya: ICC arrest warrant raises hopes for justice

On 15 August, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for the arrest of Mahmoud el-Werfelli, who is accused of war crimes for actions committed while he was Field Commander of the Special Forces Brigade (Al-Saiqa) affiliated to the Libyan National Army (LNA).