Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 13:59
Putin, who is known for marathon press conferences, had announced the surprise decision yesterday in an annual presser, when asked about Khodorkovsky.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 19:42
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday two jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot would be freed under an amnesty but described their protest against him in a church as disgraceful.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 09:46
Amnesty International accused an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria of abducting, torturing and killing detainees at secret prisons in areas under its control.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 20:47
The amnesty, which would also allow the release of members of the Pussy Riot punk band, has been largely viewed as the Kremlin`s attempt to soothe criticism of Russia`s human rights records.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 17:38
Thirty people arrested in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling will avoid trial and the threat of jail under an amnesty set to be approved by parliament, lawyers and Greenpeace said on Wednesday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 09:11
China`s much-vaunted abolition of its widely loathed "re-education through labour" camps risks being no more than a cosmetic change because of other rights abuses, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 09:35
European leaders should "hang their heads with shame" over their treatment of Syrian refugees fleeing the country`s brutal conflict, rights group Amnesty International said on Friday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 02:08
Two jailed Pussy Riot members could be freed early under a general amnesty backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin but anti-Kremlin ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is unlikely to benefit, according to a draft bill published on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 21:24
Finance Minister P Chidambaram Wednesday said service tax amnesty scheme VCES is a lifetime opportunity as such offers are unlikely to come again in the next 20 years, even as he warned that evaders would eventually be "identified and reached".
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 12:02
Leaders of five organisations representing survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy have called on the United States Government to acknowledge and express regret for financing.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:15
Qatar pledged on Monday to ensure respect for labourers` rights after Amnesty International urged the energy-rich Gulf state to end the "alarming" abuse of migrants working on football World Cup infrastructure.
Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 20:30
Amnesty International urged Qatar to end abuse of migrants working on football World Cup infrastructure, as it issued a report Monday citing cases in which they were referred to as "animals".
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