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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.’

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39 Indians in captivity unharmed: Centre

Amnesty int’l claims that hundreds of workers are stranded because their employers refused to give back their passports.

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UNSC’s failures cause millions to flee: Amnesty

The organisation asked the Security Council members to act more decisively to protect civilians and prevent millions more people being driven away from their homes.

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Amnesty condemns Sarpanch killing in Kashmir

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the act.

Amnesty welcomes SC verdict on transgender

Amnesty International welcomed the SC’s ruling to recognise transgenders as the third category of gender.

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Nigerian uprising kills 1,500 in 2014: Amnesty

Three northeastern states covering one-sixth of the country have been under a military state of emergency since May 2013.

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Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide: Amnesty International

The campaign is about people being empowered to enjoy their sexuality.

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Amnesty criticises Israel forces in West Bank

The report accuses Israel of “war crimes and other serious violations of international law” against Palestinians.