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Frame clear policies to prevent violence against children in schools: Amnesty

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 21:32

The rape of a six-year-old student in a private school in Bangalore has brought to light the need for clear guidelines and mechanisms to ensure that schools can put a stop to instances of sexual violence and other abuse, Amnesty International India said on Saturday.

`Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 02:21

A Saudi court on Sunday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Amnesty India hails UN`s naming of Lanka rights probe panel

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:54

Amnesty International India today welcomed UN`s naming of three experts to conduct a comprehensive probe into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the armed conflict in 2009.

Malaysia asked to lift ban on use of ``Allah`` by non-Muslims

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:31

Amnesty International (AI) Tuesday demanded that the Malaysian government abolish a decree that bans non-Muslims from using the word "Allah" meaning God, a day after a federal court ratified the government edict.

Amnesty welcomes move to resettle Pandits in Kashmir

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 16:15

Amnesty International Tuesday welcomed the NDA government`s resolve to bring back the Kashmiri Pandits to the Kashmir Valley, but urged it to consult all communities before resettling about 150,000-200,000 displaced Pandits.

Amnesty International launches app for activists in danger

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:39

Amnesty International has launched a new open source app called `Panic Button` to help activists facing imminent danger.

Hundreds of Indians trapped in Iraq`s Najaf: Amnesty International

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 16:57

Amnesty International India on Saturday claimed that fresh evidence has emerged about hundreds of Indians stranded in Najaf province of crisis-hit Iraq.

Indian workers` passports not being returned in Iraq: Amnesty

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12:26

There was evidence that several hundreds of Indians were stranded in Najaf province of Iraq as their employer has refused to return their passports, Amnesty International said on Saturday.

UN must act to save refugees, says Amnesty

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:41

The UN Security Council is failing to maintain international peace and security in conflict zones, Amnesty International said on World Refugee Day Friday.

UN report sees no genocide in Central African Republic

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 05:29

A new UN report says "ample evidence" exists that both sides in the devastating conflict in Central African Republic have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, but it says it`s too early to speak of genocide or ethnic cleansing.

Amnesty condemns detention of Chinese-Australian artist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:38

Amnesty International has denounced Beijing`s detention of a Chinese-Australian artist ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, calling the move part of a "merciless campaign of repression".

Guatemala `slipping back into impunity`: Amnesty

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 07:37

Guatemala is in danger of "slipping back into a state of impunity" a year after it annulled the genocide conviction against former president Efrain Rios Montt, Amnesty International warned Tuesday.