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Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting

Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public protests.

Amnesty International criticises India's sedition law

Amnesty International on Wednesday criticised the Indian government for using the "crude, colonial-era" sedition law to "silence" its critics.

Amnesty International says Donald Trump's 'poisonous' rhetoric makes world a darker place

Amnesty International says Donald Trump's 'poisonous' rhetoric makes world a darker place

Amnesty International said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump`s "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a "darker" place.

13,000 opponents of Syrian President 'secretly' hanged in military prison: Report

At least 13,000 opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in a government jail, where mass executions of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, the Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.

China rights website founder held over `state secrets`: Amnesty

The founder of one of China`s few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses has been formally arrested for "leaking state secrets", Amnesty International said Thursday -- the latest blow in a broad crackdown on activists.

Syrian opposition says airstrike kills 10 civilians

Syrian opposition says airstrike kills 10 civilians

The United Nations said up to 16,000 people have already been displaced in recent days of fighting.

Iraqi forces executed six in Mosul offensive: Amnesty

Iraqi forces executed up to six residents of villages south of Mosul as they launched operations to recapture the Islamic State group-held city last month, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Stop using 'harsh' Public Safety Act in J&K: Amnesty International, ICJ, HRW

Stop using 'harsh' Public Safety Act in J&K: Amnesty International, ICJ, HRW

Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch on Saturday asked authorities in Jammu & Kashmir to stop using the "harsh" Public Safety Act (PSA) for detaining people without trial.

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

More than 70,000 Syrians are trapped in "hellish conditions" in a remote, arid strip of no-man`s land on the Syrian side of the border, the rights group said.

Azerbaijan holds referendum on boosted presidency

Azerbaijanis went to the polls Monday in a controversial referendum on handing extra powers to long-serving President Ilham Aliyev, with opposition and rights groups criticising the proposed constitutional changes as undemocratic.

US backs Amnesty over India sedition case, says it respects group's right to express freely

US backs Amnesty over India sedition case, says it respects group's right to express freely

Amnesty had on August 13 organised an event as part of a campaign to seek justice for "victims of human rights violations" in Jammu and Kashmir.
 

National security won't get compromised by shouting slogans: Tharoor

National security does not get compromised when a few people shout slogans, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said, defending Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara's clean chit to Amnesty International in a case of alleged sedition slapping which he contended was a "big mistake".

Amnesty has not indulged in anti-national activities: Karnataka home minister

Amnesty has not indulged in anti-national activities: Karnataka home minister

"I don't know nor I have heard in the past about it (Amnesty) or anyone from it involving in any anti-national activities," the minister said.

ABVP students protesting against Amnesty lathicharged in Bengaluru

Police on Friday resorted to 'mild' lathicharge to disperse ABVP activists staging a protest in front of the Amnesty International India office here demanding the arrest of those who allegedly raised anti-India slogans at an Amnesty event.

Santosh Hegde justifies sedition charge against Amnesty International

Santosh Hegde said Amnesty International cannot "run away" from its responsibility by saying that none of its employees shouted slogans.

Anti-India slogans: Amnesty India booked for sedition, denies charges; ABVP plans massive protests

Anti-India slogans: Amnesty India booked for sedition, denies charges; ABVP plans massive protests

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said that a sedition case has been filed against the India brand of Amnesty International for raising pro-Kashmir freedom slogans at a Bengaluru based event.

Amnesty International says its employees did not raise anti-India slogans

Amnesty International's India chapter on Tuesday said none of its employees had shouted any anti-India slogan at an event on Kashmir in Bengaluru, allegations based on which sedition charges were slapped against the human rights body.

Beat that! Egyptian women are world leaders in assaulting husbands

Beat that! Egyptian women are world leaders in assaulting husbands

Egyptian women are now no. 1 in world in assaulting their spouses, claims a report.

Turkey can hold suspects without charge for up to 30 days

Turkey can hold suspects in detention without charge for up to 30 days under its state of emergency imposed in the wake of the failed coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an official statement said on Saturday.

Hong Kong student leader pleads not guilty

A Hong Kong student protester pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple criminal charges over a demonstration against a pro-Beijing figure, a day after the conviction of an "Umbrella Revolution" leader was blasted by rights activists.