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COVID worsened global human rights abuses: Amnesty report

April 07, 2021 5:13 pm

From the prosecution of journalists to the repression of activists, Amnesty International has condemned global human rights abuses committed during the pandemic year in a new report.

Myanmar army using battle tactics against protests - Amnesty

March 11, 2021 9:54 am

Amnesty International accused the army of using weapons suitable for the battlefield to kill protesters. It said they were in the hands of units accused by rights groups of years of atrocities against minority ethnic groups, including Rohingya Muslims.

Daily briefing: China rejects Ladakh UT, raises 1959 claim line; Maharashtra govt issues Navratri SOP

September 30, 2020 8:40 am

From the government's plan to scrutinise investment pacts with Chinese companies to the Babri demolition case verdict today, read the top stories from print edition today.

Amnesty International's claims of 'witch-hunt' a ploy to divert attention from illegalities: Govt

September 29, 2020 10:10 pm

It is unclear what specific violations Amnesty's Indian arm committed, but the rights group said it is in full compliance of all the laws, and criticised the government for allegedly portraying its fundraising model as a money laundering operation.

Amnesty Report: Businesses supporting Myanmar abuses

September 10, 2020 6:21 pm

The human rights group is urging Myanmar's government "to break the link between the armed forces and the economy" and companies that partner with the company, known as MEHL, to cut ties that may be helping to finance such activities, including atrocities against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority.

Damascus, Moscow accused of 'war crimes' in northwestern Syria

May 11, 2020 2:48 pm

Schools and clinics in northwestern Syria were targeted in 18 attacks between April last year and February, according to Amnesty International. The rights group accuses Syria’s regime and Russian forces of “war crimes.”

Foreigners Tribunals enabled by SC and Gauhati HC to create statelessness crises: Amnesty International

November 28, 2019 8:02 am

"Riddled with bias, prejudices and arbitrary decision-making, they pass vague orders rendering people stateless. The judiciary is complicit in perpetuating this exclusion and abuse," the report says.

Google, Facebook surveillance business models threat to human rights: Amnesty

November 21, 2019 9:23 am

The London-based global rights group said that the business model of what it calls the ``Surveillance Giants'' is ``inherently incompatible with the right to privacy.''

ED issues notice to Amnesty International for foreign exchange ‘violations’

September 06, 2019 2:35 am

The ED had earlier registered a case in 2018 based on action taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs against Amnesty.

Amnesty International accuses UAE of diverting arms to "militias" in Yemen

February 06, 2019 7:41 am

The UAE has trained and armed thousands of Yemeni fighters, mostly in southern provinces and western coastal areas, as part of the forces battling the Houthis, who control most urban areas including the capital Sanaa and the main port of Hodeidah.