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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, walks along with other lawmakers of her National League for Democracy party as they leave after a regular session of the lower house of parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi’s decades-long battle to bring democracy to Myanmar is likely to come to fruition on Thursday, March 10 with a whimper, not a bang. Despite leading her NLDP to a smashing election victory, Suu Kyi seems certain not to become her country's leader. Suu Kyi, 70, cannot be president because the constitution bars anyone with a foreign spouse or children from holding the executive office. Suu Kyi's two sons are British, as was her late husband. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)

Amnesty urges Suu Kyi govt to end cycle of repression, release all political prisoners

“Myanmar’s legal framework reads like a textbook of repression, and authorities have in recent years increasingly used it to silence dissent,” Champa Patel, Amnesty International’s Southeast Asia director, told reporters.

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Amnesty International annual report condemns ‘growing intolerance’ in India

Amnesty International has condemned growing intolerance in India in its annual report for 2015-16.

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China sentences three pro-democracy rights activists to prison amid crackdown

Activists Wang Qingying, 31, and Yuan Xinting, 44, were sentenced to two-and-a half and three-and-a half years, respectively

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Russia’s Syria raids may amount to war crimes due: Amnesty

Russian airstrikes in Syria may amount to a war crime because of the number of civilians its strikes have killed, Amnesty International said.

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NHRC must create enabling environment for defending human rights

The time has come for the NHRC and State Human Rights Commissions to proactively recognise, promote and protect HRDs and create an enabling environment for defending human rights.

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina slams Amnesty International for ‘protecting war criminals’

Hasina accused Amnesty of taking money for its defence of the war criminals calling the the act “despicable”, a news portal reported.

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Amnesty International releases damning report on human rights violations in J&K

Calling the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as one of the “primary facilitators of impunity” for security forces, the report has demanded its repealing.

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Blaming Amnesty of ‘secession’, top Nepal officials quit

The resignation by Amnesty International (AI) vice-president follows announcement of total “dissociation” from the human rights body by its founder-chairperson (Nepal Chapter) Krishna Pahadi.

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8,000 people murdered, starved, suffocated, and tortured to death in Nigeria army custody, claims Amnesty

Nigeria’s Ministry of Defense denounced the report as “biased” and another attempt by the organization to “blackmail” the military hierarchy.

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Amnesty India says Masarat Alam’s release drew attention to PSA abuse

Amnesty India said that many of those being held under PSA despite having committed no criminal acts.

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Amnesty International urges Kerala govt to release two human rights activists

The two accused, alleged to have ‘Maoist’ connections, were charged with provisions under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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Obama requested to take up Bhopal gas case during India trip

Union Carbide Corporation is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dow Chemical Company.

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Amnesty condemns new wave of Central African violence

In the town of Dekoa, Amnesty found the entire Christian population had taken refuge in a church or fled.

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Amnesty blasts China’s torture tool industry

Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday. More than 130 Chinese companies, up from 28 about a decade ago, are now […]

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Indian workers stranded in Iraq as employer retains passports: Amnesty International

It quoted one of the migrant workers, telling them over the phone: ‘The employer holds all our passports and refuses to return them.’