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Amnesty urges Malaysia to free cartoonist accused of sedition

Human rights NGO Amnesty International urged Malaysia on Sunday to free a popular political cartoonist who has been arrested over making offensive drawings of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Union Minister Kumar flays Digvijay Singh for supporting Amnesty

Kumar did not name the organisation, however it was a veiled reference to Amnesty International, whose Indian chapter is facing sedition charges over alleged raising of anti-India slogans by its members during an event on Kashmir.

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.

Amnesty International's ex-top official exposes NGO, says it backs terror groups

Amnesty International's ex-top official exposes NGO, says it backs terror groups

Amnesty India has been booked for sedition and other unlawful acts after anti-India slogans were raised at an event it organised in Bengaluru last week.

Pro-Pakistan slogans raised by students from college run by Karnataka home minister; 3 arrested

Pro-Pakistan slogans raised by students from college run by Karnataka home minister; 3 arrested

According to reports, father of one of the three students arrested in Karnataka works in the Indian Army.

ABVP seeks arrest of Amnesty officials over anti-India slogans

Amnesty India of the international human rights organisation was booked for sedition and other unlawful acts after anti-India slogans were raised at an event.

Sedition case registered against Amnesty International India over 'pro-freedom slogans'

Sedition case registered against Amnesty International India over 'pro-freedom slogans'

A police official involved in the investigation said that a First Information Report has been registered and investigations will proceed.

Disabled man to be hanged as Pakistan's 300th execution

Disabled man to be hanged as Pakistan's 300th execution

Abdul Basit, 43, who is paralysed from the waist down, was convicted in May 2009 of murder and is scheduled to be hanged on Wednesday.

No amnesty for fasting Lankan Tamil prisoners: Colombo

There will be no common amnesty for over 200 prisoners who staged a hunger strike in jails throughout the country, the Sri Lankan govt said today.

Compliance window in black money law is not amnesty: Govt

The short window for declaring undisclosed assets under the proposed black money law will spare tax payers of prosecution but will have to pay tax and penalty as it won't be an amnesty scheme.

No amnesty for tax evaders; govt vows re-look at GAAR

The government Wednesday ruled out any tax amnesty scheme to unearth black money saying it goes against honest taxpayers even as it sought to send out a positive signal to investors by promising a re-look at the controversial GAAR shortly.