Amnesty

Donald Trump's decision to repeal migrant amnesty wrong, cruel: Barack Obama

India ranks 11th among countries of origin for DACA students, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services statistics available till March 31, 2017.

Sep 06, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

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.

Nov 27, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2016, 01:52 AM IST
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.

Aug 20, 2016, 20:00 PM IST
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.

Aug 17, 2016, 13:16 PM IST
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.

Aug 17, 2016, 09:56 AM IST

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.

Aug 16, 2016, 15:44 PM IST
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.

Aug 15, 2016, 20:52 PM IST
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.

Nov 24, 2015, 21:00 PM IST

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.

Oct 27, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

Amnesty slams Iran for executing 700 people this year

London, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the Iranian government for having executed 694 people since the start of 2015.

Jul 23, 2015, 21:56 PM IST

Pakistan announces amnesty for Baloch nationalist militants

Pakistan's Balochistan province government has announced general amnesty for Baloch nationalists militants fighting for more autonomy and control over gas and mineral resources in the region.

Jun 27, 2015, 13:23 PM IST
European Games: OSCE, Amnesty say they are banned by Azerbaijan

European Games: OSCE, Amnesty say they are banned by Azerbaijan

The OSCE said on Wednesday Azerbaijan ordered it to shut down its local office ahead of the European Games, while Amnesty International complained the ex-Soviet country barred it from visiting the capital.

Jun 10, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

Vladimir Putin signs off on amnesty for hidden assets

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Monday an amnesty for people who illegally spirited funds out of the country, hoping to counter the capital flight that has contributed to the country's economic crisis.

Jun 09, 2015, 02:17 AM IST

Papua New Guinea must stop `sorcery` killings: Amnesty

The Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea must crack down on crimes against people suspected of sorcery after a mob hacked a woman to death this week, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

May 27, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

Afghan hotel attack shows contempt for human life: Amnesty

The atrocious Taliban attack on a guesthouse in Afghanistan in which 14 people, including four Indians, were killed shows the militant group's contempt for human life and presents a "worrying spike" in assaults on "soft targets", Amnesty International said today.

May 14, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

DR Congo grants amnesty to hundreds of M23 rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo announced Thursday it had granted amnesty to around 375 ex-members of the defeated M23 rebel movement.

May 01, 2015, 03:28 AM IST

Iraq offers amnesty to security personnel who fled IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday offered an amnesty covering security forces members who fled the Islamic State jihadist group, provided they return to their units within 30 days.

Apr 30, 2015, 16:17 PM IST

60,000 Indians could benefit from Oman's amnesty

Around 60,000 Indians may benefit from an amnesty scheme announced in Oman, under which people without valid documents could either return to their country without being penalised or can rectify their papers, said a diaspora expert.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

Intervene to improve situation in Maldives: Amnesty to India

 Amidst "alarming deterioration" of human rights situation in Maldives, Amnesty International on Thursday urged the international community, including India, to engage more with the island nation to protect the human rights of its citizens.

Apr 23, 2015, 19:03 PM IST