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.
The report accuses Israel of “war crimes and other serious violations of international law” against Palestinians.
In 2012, Saudi Arabia carried out 76 executions, according to a tally based on official figures. Rights group Amnesty International put 2012′s figure at 79.
Letters have come from round the world,with over 60% sent from the Netherlands.
As per report,US has launched some 330 to 374 drone strikes in Pak between 2004-Sept 2013.
Most refugees lost their homes and livelihoods when they fled Syria.
The military’s claims are difficult to verify due to non-accessibility to concerned regions.
Activists call for continued protests; urge security forces to side with the people.