Protesters are being frequently beaten up while the media faces a growing number of death threats in the Maldives, Amnesty International said Thursday, after a fact-finding mission to the honeymoon islands.
Afghanistan is turning its back on female activists and leaving them vulnerable to threats, assassinations and sexual assault, Amnesty International said Tuesday, urging the international community to preserve hard-won gains for women.
Terming the apex court's decision to strike down Section 66A of the IT Act as a "defining moment" for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International Tuesday said there are other problematic laws, including those on sedition and criminal defamation, that exist and need to be done away with.
Amnesty International on Thursday said two major oil companies operating in Nigeria, Shell and ENI, reported a combined 553 oil spills in 2014, a "seriously alarming" figure that qualifies as a "national emergency."
The Syrian government committed "war crimes" in the airstrikes launched in the northeastern province of al-Raqqa in November 2014, killing 115 civilians, 14 of whom were children, according to a report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday.