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.
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.
Nigeria’s Ministry of Defense denounced the report as “biased” and another attempt by the organization to “blackmail” the military hierarchy.
Amnesty India said that many of those being held under PSA despite having committed no criminal acts.
The two accused, alleged to have ‘Maoist’ connections, were charged with provisions under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Union Carbide Corporation is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dow Chemical Company.
In the town of Dekoa, Amnesty found the entire Christian population had taken refuge in a church or fled.
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 […]
It quoted one of the migrant workers, telling them over the phone: ‘The employer holds all our passports and refuses to return them.’
Amnesty int’l claims that hundreds of workers are stranded because their employers refused to give back their passports.
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.
No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the act.
Amnesty International welcomed the SC’s ruling to recognise transgenders as the third category of gender.
Three northeastern states covering one-sixth of the country have been under a military state of emergency since May 2013.
The campaign is about people being empowered to enjoy their sexuality.
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