China `executed 2,400` last year: Rights group

The world`s top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts
Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

Pak Rights group asks authorities to protect minorities

 A rights group today expressed concern over the status of minorities, including Sikhs and Hindus, in Pakistan and asked authorities to ensure equal rights and protection for them.

Hundreds detained in Russian anti-war rallies: Rights group

Moscow police on Sunday arrested hundreds protesting against military intervention in Ukraine, a rights group said.

SC decision on Rajiv killing case very encouraging: Amnesty

Amnesty International termed as "very encouraging" the decision of the SC to commute the death sentence to life of three condemned prisoners in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Sudan, Egypt officers collude in migrant abuse: Rights group

Egyptian and Sudanese security officers have colluded with traffickers accused of holding Eritrean migrants for ransom and torturing them, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

South Sudan atrocities need full investigation: Rights Group

Human Rights Watch demanded Thursday a full investigation into atrocities committed in war-torn South Sudan, reporting that in one town alone scores of both unburied bodies and fresh graves.

Australia asylum policy `draconian`: Rights group

Australia has damaged its human rights record by persistently undercutting refugee protections, including a "draconian" policy to send asylum-seekers to Pacific island camps, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

US court rejects demand for default judgement against Sonia Gandhi

A federal judge has rejected a demand by a rights group seeking a default judgement against Sonia Gandhi in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Yemenis fear US missile attacks as much as al Qaeda: Human Rights Watch

The missile attacks carried out by the US in a bid to target terrorists in Yemen, also killed many civilians and hence the civilians fear America as much as the al Qaeda, a report released by Human Rights Watch said.

Mamata should apologise for smoking comment: Rights group

A rights group Monday approached the West Bengal Human Rights Commission to complain against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging people to smoke more and sought a public apology from her.

Rights group sues UK over exports of spying tech

A human rights group is suing the British government over the export of sophisticated surveillance technology.

‘Riot’ software ‘tracking people’s movements’ draws ire of rights groups

Rights groups have raised concerns over secretly developed software that can track people’s movements and predict future behaviour by combining data from social networking websites.

India`s mining scenario chaotic: Rights group

India`s government has systematically failed to ensure that the country`s multi-billion-dollar mining industry.

Syria`s opposition committing abuses: Rights group

Syria`s armed opposition is carrying
out serious human rights abuses, including the kidnapping, torture and execution of security force members.

Another self-immolation hits China: Rights group

A mother of four died after setting
herself on fire in a Tibetan-inhabited region of southwest
China on Sunday.

Bahrain trials of protesters flawed: Rights group

Human Rights Watch said the proceedings against protesters violated
international standards.

Syria death toll rises to 24: Rights group

Syrian security forces opened fire
on civilians in several protest flashpoints, killing at least 24 people including four children, a rights group said.

Rights groups criticise China for jailing monk

Rights activists on Tuesday criticised China for jailing a Tibetan lama for 11 years over the death of a young monk who set himself alight, with one calling his prosecution "purely political".

Myanmar uses `convict slave labour`: Rights group

Myanmar`s Army has been accused for nearly two decades of forcing civilians to serve as porters.