“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.
Amnesty International has condemned growing intolerance in India in its annual report for 2015-16.
Activists Wang Qingying, 31, and Yuan Xinting, 44, were sentenced to two-and-a half and three-and-a half years, respectively
Russian airstrikes in Syria may amount to a war crime because of the number of civilians its strikes have killed, Amnesty International said.
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.
Hasina accused Amnesty of taking money for its defence of the war criminals calling the the act “despicable”, a news portal reported.
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.’