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Trial of 11 human rights activists in Turkey begins

Eleven human rights activists, including the two top figures with Amnesty International in Turkey, went on trial today in Istanbul on contested terror charges, an AFP correspondent said.

Oct 25, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
Egypt steps up crackdown on gay community, arrests 27 over suspicion of homosexual behaviour

Egypt steps up crackdown on gay community, arrests 27 over suspicion of homosexual behaviour

Egypt has stepped up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 in a little more than a week, security officials said on Tuesday. 

Oct 03, 2017, 20:52 PM IST
Amnesty says Myanmar military torching Rohingya villages

Amnesty says Myanmar military torching Rohingya villages

Pressure on Myanmar soared as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the violence against Rohingya Muslims "unacceptable" and rights group Amnesty said on Friday it has evidence of the military`s "systematic" torching of villages.

Sep 16, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in Kashmir

Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in Kashmir to quell civilian protests.

Sep 13, 2017, 20:44 PM IST

Turkey slams German statements on arrested rights activist

In a statement published on Thursday, Turkey's foreign ministry said they have kept Germany's charge d'affaires in Ankara informed of Peter Steudtner's case, adding 'the independent Turkish judiciary must be trusted.'

Jul 20, 2017, 14:29 PM IST
'Kulbhushan Jadhav's plan was hatched to sabotage India' - Pakistan-based political party tells ICJ

'Kulbhushan Jadhav's plan was hatched to sabotage India' - Pakistan-based political party tells ICJ

Jadhav's case is an unjust example of "innocent Indian commoner, around whom Pakistani State has hurled a fake and fabricated tale of espionage to justify its allegation of Indian involvement in its affairs.

Jun 04, 2017, 09:52 AM IST

China executes former senior police officer for murder, bribery

Zhao first became police chief of the region in 2005 and had worked as a police officer for almost three decades.
 

May 26, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
China remains world`s biggest executioner: Amnesty

China remains world`s biggest executioner: Amnesty

China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International said Tuesday, even as death penalties in the world decreased overall.

Apr 11, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

US-led coalition `probably` had role in Mosul civilian casualties

West Mosul is both smaller and more densely populated than the city`s east, meaning that this stage of the battle poses a greater danger to civilians than those that came before.

Mar 29, 2017, 09:06 AM IST

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.

Feb 26, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

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.

Feb 22, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
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.

Feb 22, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

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.

Feb 07, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

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.

Dec 22, 2016, 13:07 PM IST
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.

Nov 29, 2016, 17:01 PM IST

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.

Nov 10, 2016, 19:07 PM IST
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.

Oct 15, 2016, 13:39 PM IST
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.

Oct 11, 2016, 16:43 PM IST

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.

Sep 26, 2016, 11:54 AM IST
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.
 

Aug 23, 2016, 16:17 PM IST