Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

A Muslim man has become the first person to be sentenced to death for apostasy in Mauritania since independence in 1960 after a court ruled he had written something blasphemous.

'Fear of rapes, forced marriages pushing young girls to commit suicide in ISIS captivity'

In another shocking revelation that can send chills down one's spine, the victims who managed to escape the Islamic State captivity have told Amnesty International that many girls are killing themselves after losing hope that they will ever be rescued, reports stated on Tuesday.

Sex slavery pushes Iraq IS victims to suicide: Amnesty
Sex slavery pushes Iraq IS victims to suicide: Amnesty

Women and girls from Iraq`s Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. 

Amnesty demands release of Irom Sharmila

 Kolkata: Amidst a move by the central government to decriminalise attempt to suicide, international human rights body Amnesty Tuesday appealed to the government to release Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila immediately and unconditionally.

NATO bombing kills five schoolboys in Afghanistan

 Five schoolboys were killed in a NATO airstrike in Parwan province in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan police source told Efe news agency, but the incident could not be immediately confirmed by the international alliance.

Saudi extends detention of women driving activists: Amnesty

Saudi authorities have extended the detention of two women's rights activists, one of whom tried to drive into the kingdom in defiance of a ban, Amnesty International said on on Tuesday.

Amnesty International accuses Israel of war crimes

The Israeli military's destruction of civilian buildings during its Protective Edge offensive this summer amounts to war crimes and must be investigated, human rights monitor Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

'Donors should demand human rights progress in Afghanistan'

Afghanistan's foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent further deterioration in the war-torn country's human rights situation and to support crucial services, prominent rights groups said today.

Rights groups slam Egypt over new mass death sentence

Global rights groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International slammed Egypt today over the mass death sentencing of 188 Islamists days after murder charges were dropped against ex-president Hosni Mubarak.

Indians want to see Union Carbide face court: Study

A massive 82 per cent of Indians want to see the Union Carbide attend the Indian courts about its role in the gas leak at the Bhopal plant, says a new poll. The poll was carried out by YouGov for Amnesty International.

'Modi govt should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama'
'Modi govt should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama'

Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year.

Rights groups urge Gulf states to protect migrant workers

International rights and labour groups called Sunday for urgent action to protect migrant workers from abuse in Gulf countries.

Pussy Riot thank Amnesty campaigners for support

 Campaigners from Amnesty International on Friday honoured two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot who served 22 months in prison for staging a shock performance in a Moscow cathedral in 2012.

Mauritania urged to end crackdown on slavery activists

 Amnesty International urged Mauritania on Thursday to end "harassment, intimidation and repression" of anti-slavery activists, following a number of high-profile arrests.

Soccer World Cup hosts Qatar still failing migrant workers: Amnesty International
Soccer World Cup hosts Qatar still failing migrant workers: Amnesty International

Qatar`s efforts to prevent the abuse of migrant workers have been "woefully inadequate" since the Gulf state pledged to confront exploitation following an outcry over the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Amnesty accuses Angola of killing, torturing opponents

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Angolan security forces of extrajudicial killings and the use of excessive force in suppressing dissent against the government of veteran ruler Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.

Soccer World Cup hosts Qatar still failing migrant workers: Amnesty

Qatar`s efforts to prevent the abuse of migrant workers have been "woefully inadequate" since the Gulf state pledged to confront exploitation following an outcry over the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

US backs probe into Ukraine school shelling

The United States on Thursday backed a Ukrainian investigation into the shelling of a school in rebel-held eastern Donetsk which killed two teenagers.

Amnesty condemns new wave of Central African violence

Amnesty International today accused Central African militias of killings, mutilation of bodies and abductions in a fresh wave of violence, calling for more peacekeepers to stop the bloodshed.

Amnesty berates Israel for civilian deaths in Gaza war

Tel Aviv: The Israeli military displayed "shocking disregard" for civilian lives in Gaza during its devastating 50-day war on militants in the Palestinian territory, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.