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Naseeruddin Shah in Amnesty video: Walls of hatred erected in name of religion

"Those who demand rights are being locked away. Artists, actors scholars, poets are all being stifled. Journalists too are being silenced. In the name of religion, walls of hate are being erected. Innocents are being killed," Shah says in the video.

ED raids Amnesty International offices in Bengaluru

Amnesty International is a London-based NGO which focuses on human rights.


Dangerous time for people speaking truth in India: Amnesty on Gauri Lankesh death anniversary

The rights body said attacks on journalism not only stifle the constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression but also have a "profound silencing effect".

Amnesty urges Malaysia to quash caning sentence of lesbians

The international rights group also said the court's decision occurred amid growing concern of a climate of fear and discrimination against people in Malaysia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.

India, Pak should fulfil obligations under international human rights law: Amnesty

The 49-page UN report highlights "a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by security forces:, Amnesty International India said.

Egypt uses solitary confinement as 'torture': Amnesty International report

The London-based group said it has documented 36 cases of prisoners being held in solitary confinement, including six who have been isolated from the outside world since 2013. It said the prisoners in solitary confinement remain in their cells for 22 hours a day.


Amnesty: Women, children linked to IS suffer abuses in Iraq

Iraq declared victory over IS late last year after a grueling three-year campaign against the Sunni extremists. The battle displaced hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, mainly Sunnis, and devastated Sunni-majority towns and cities.

Authorities using laws to stifle freedom of expression in India: Amnesty

The Amnesty report looked at 159 countries but addressing South Asia, it themed its analysis with the title "Shrinking civic space -- freedom of expression and human rights defenders under attack."

Jail term upheld for El Salvador woman convicted in death of child she said was stillborn

Prosecutors said Teodora Vasquez strangled the baby after it was born in 2007. Her lawyers said she suffered health complications and suffered a stillbirth.

Bahrain female activist, 2 others freed from detention

Amnesty International has expressed concern that al-Sayegh alleged she was tortured and sexually assaulted during a previous detention in May.