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Tanzania: 10 children kidnapped in December found dead, body parts missing

The bodies of the children were found last week after police mounted a search operation in the area.

Jan 29, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

Don’t bully charities: Amnesty International tells Modi govt; Congress retweets video

Protesters held placards which carried messages of "India: Stop the Crackdown" and "Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Don't Crush India's Charities".

Dec 01, 2018, 10:32 AM IST

Amnesty International strips off Suu Kyi of top honour over human rights abuses against Rohingyas in Myanmar

Once hailed as a champion in the fight for democracy, Suu Kyi has been stripped of a series of international honours over a Rohingya exodus that began in August 2017.

Nov 13, 2018, 10:30 AM IST

18th Asian Games: Indonesian police kills dozens of criminals in crackdown

According to AI, 31 people died in police raids between January and August this year in Jakarta and Palembang.

Aug 18, 2018, 13:40 PM IST

US seeks credible investigation into killing of Hindus in Myanmar

In a report, Amnesty International said a Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords was responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men and children in August of 2017.

May 25, 2018, 06:17 AM IST

Mandatory Aadhaar a threat to basic rights: Amnesty International

The government's mandatory biometric identification project Aadhaar poses a big threat to basic rights: Human rights bodies 

Jan 13, 2018, 23:19 PM IST

Trial of 11 human rights activists in Turkey begins

Eleven human rights activists, including the two top figures with Amnesty International in Turkey, went on trial today in Istanbul on contested terror charges, an AFP correspondent said.

Oct 25, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Egypt steps up crackdown on gay community, arrests 27 over suspicion of homosexual behaviour

Egypt has stepped up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 in a little more than a week, security officials said on Tuesday. 

Oct 03, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Amnesty says Myanmar military torching Rohingya villages

Pressure on Myanmar soared as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the violence against Rohingya Muslims "unacceptable" and rights group Amnesty said on Friday it has evidence of the military`s "systematic" torching of villages.

Sep 16, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in Kashmir

Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in Kashmir to quell civilian protests.

Sep 13, 2017, 20:44 PM IST

Turkey slams German statements on arrested rights activist

In a statement published on Thursday, Turkey's foreign ministry said they have kept Germany's charge d'affaires in Ankara informed of Peter Steudtner's case, adding 'the independent Turkish judiciary must be trusted.'

Jul 20, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

'Kulbhushan Jadhav's plan was hatched to sabotage India' - Pakistan-based political party tells ICJ

Jadhav's case is an unjust example of "innocent Indian commoner, around whom Pakistani State has hurled a fake and fabricated tale of espionage to justify its allegation of Indian involvement in its affairs.

Jun 04, 2017, 09:52 AM IST

China executes former senior police officer for murder, bribery

Zhao first became police chief of the region in 2005 and had worked as a police officer for almost three decades.

May 26, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

China remains world`s biggest executioner: Amnesty

China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International said Tuesday, even as death penalties in the world decreased overall.

Apr 11, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

US-led coalition `probably` had role in Mosul civilian casualties

West Mosul is both smaller and more densely populated than the city`s east, meaning that this stage of the battle poses a greater danger to civilians than those that came before.

Mar 29, 2017, 09:06 AM IST

Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting

Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public protests.

Feb 26, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

Amnesty International criticises India's sedition law

Amnesty International on Wednesday criticised the Indian government for using the "crude, colonial-era" sedition law to "silence" its critics.

Feb 22, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Amnesty International says Donald Trump's 'poisonous' rhetoric makes world a darker place

Amnesty International said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump`s "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a "darker" place.

Feb 22, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

13,000 opponents of Syrian President 'secretly' hanged in military prison: Report

At least 13,000 opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in a government jail, where mass executions of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, the Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.

Feb 07, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

China rights website founder held over `state secrets`: Amnesty

The founder of one of China`s few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses has been formally arrested for "leaking state secrets", Amnesty International said Thursday -- the latest blow in a broad crackdown on activists.

Dec 22, 2016, 13:07 PM IST