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Amnesty International


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.

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

January 05, 2019 12:04 pm

"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

October 25, 2018 8:25 pm

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

September 05, 2018 6:51 pm

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

August 29, 2018 9:55 am

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

June 14, 2018 7:48 pm

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