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Amnesty critical of FIFA leader starring in Saudi PR video

FIFA said the “main purpose” of the two-day trip to Saudi Arabia during the coronavirus pandemic was “to witness the signing of the historic declaration between the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.”
File image of Gianni Infantino.(AP)
File image of Gianni Infantino.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 07:54 PM IST
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Amnesty: Rich countries have bought too many Covid-19 vaccines

Rich countries have secured enough coronavirus vaccines to protect their populations nearly three times over by the end of 2021, Amnesty International and other groups said on Wednesday.
Amnesty and other organisations including Frontline AIDS, Global Justice Now and Oxfam, urged governments and the pharmaceutical industry to take action to ensure intellectual property of vaccines is shared widely.(Image via Twitter)
Amnesty and other organisations including Frontline AIDS, Global Justice Now and Oxfam, urged governments and the pharmaceutical industry to take action to ensure intellectual property of vaccines is shared widely.(Image via Twitter)
Published on Dec 09, 2020 05:05 PM IST
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London | ByReuters| Posted by Mallika Soni

Amnesty’s exit erodes Indian democracy

Amnesty’s departure would mean a voice that reminds us how frequently we fall short of our values will be silenced. It was often an irritating voice, but always a necessary one.
On the issue of human rights, Amnesty’s standing is far higher than that of the Government of India(PTI)
On the issue of human rights, Amnesty’s standing is far higher than that of the Government of India(PTI)
Published on Oct 10, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Amnesty says India ops shut

The home ministry, however, said in a statement that the stand taken by Amnesty International is “unfortunate, exaggerated, and far from the truth”.
Amnesty India on Tuesday said the organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work.(PTI Photo)
Amnesty India on Tuesday said the organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2020 02:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Glossy statements’: Home Ministry’s sharp comeback to Amnesty on ‘witch-hunt’ barb

The home ministry said Amnesty UK had sent funds to India as foreign direct investment since it wasn’t allowed to receive foreign funds
Security personnel stand guard during a meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the coronavirus situation in Delhi, at Ministry of Home Affairs, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, June 21, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Security personnel stand guard during a meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the coronavirus situation in Delhi, at Ministry of Home Affairs, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, June 21, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 01:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

On Amnesty row, BJP leader quotes ex-PM Manmohan Singh to defend govt

Amnesty International, in a statement, said that the freezing of its bank accounts by the Indian government, which it is learnt was done earlier this month, has brought its work to a juddering halt.
BJP’s national spokesperson Rajyavardhan Rathore said Amnesty International had set up four companies, and showed money received in their account as FDI.(AP)
BJP’s national spokesperson Rajyavardhan Rathore said Amnesty International had set up four companies, and showed money received in their account as FDI.(AP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran

Review: Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

Aravind Adiga’s latest novel is the account of a day in the life of Sri Lankan Tamil, Danny, who is an illegal immigrant in Sydney
Mr Cleaner: Wiping seats at a stadium in Sydney, Australia.(Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Mr Cleaner: Wiping seats at a stadium in Sydney, Australia.(Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCP Surendran

Indian women leaders trolled more than those in US, UK, says report

Amnesty revealed that of the 95 women politicians, 44 were from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 28 were from the Indian National Congress (INC), and 23 were from other parties such as Aam Aadmi Party, Apna Dal, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, All India Trinamool Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) among others.
According to the women politicians HT spoke to as well as those quoted in the report, the issue of online abuse cuts across party lines.(PTI File Photo)
According to the women politicians HT spoke to as well as those quoted in the report, the issue of online abuse cuts across party lines.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Indian women politicians face more trolling than US, UK counterparts: Study

Amnesty India International-International Secretariat analysed 114,716 tweets that mentioned 95 women politicians between March and May 2019 — the elections were conducted over April and May — and found that 13.8% of them were abusive and problematic.
According to the women politicians HT spoke to as well as those quoted in the report, the issue of online abuse cuts across party lines.(PTI)
According to the women politicians HT spoke to as well as those quoted in the report, the issue of online abuse cuts across party lines.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 10:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Let journalists do their jobs’: Amnesty slams Pakistan ban on TV show

The regulatory body also banned journalist Kashif Abbasi from also hosting any show.
Pakistan minister Faisal Vawda with the boot on the talk show(YouTube)
Pakistan minister Faisal Vawda with the boot on the talk show(YouTube)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Amnesty warns of Egypt’s ‘parallel justice system’

The London-based rights watchdog said the key tools of repression were the Supreme State Security Prosecution service, known as the SSSP, as well as counter-terrorism courts and special police forces.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addresses participants of the
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addresses participants of the "G20 Investment Summit - German Business and the CwA Countries 2019" on the sidelines of a Compact with Africa (CwA) in Berlin.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 27, 2019 07:14 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Google, Facebook business models threat to human rights: Amnesty report

“Google and Facebook dominate our modern lives -- amassing unparalleled power over the digital world by harvesting and monetizing the personal data of billions of people,” said Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s secretary general.
The data-collection business model fuelling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.(Bloomberg File Photo)
The data-collection business model fuelling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 04:24 AM IST
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San Francisco | ByAgence France-Presse

ED issues notice to Amnesty over ‘FEMA’ violation

The officer added that Amnesty India received 51.72 crore for rendering civil society activities in India by getting remittances from parent body Amnesty International UK in the garb of export of services.
The ED had raided the office of Amnesty in Bengaluru last year for alleged violation of FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act).(Photo: AP)
The ED had raided the office of Amnesty in Bengaluru last year for alleged violation of FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act).(Photo: AP)
Published on Sep 06, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Sri Lanka’s plan to revive death row for convicts after 42 yrs, Amnesty worried

The London-based rights group said it was “alarmed” over media reports of preparations to resume hangings although the country still does not have a qualified hangman.
Amnesty International raised fresh concerns that Sri Lanka may soon end a 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and hang 13 men convicted of drug offences.(Representative Image)
Amnesty International raised fresh concerns that Sri Lanka may soon end a 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and hang 13 men convicted of drug offences.(Representative Image)
Published on Jun 25, 2019 05:29 PM IST
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Colombo, Sri lanka | ByAgence France-Presse

Sri Lanka Cricket Corruption: ICC announces 15-day amnesty

The amnesty, which will run from 16-31 January, will apply to all participants under both the ICC and Sri Lankan Cricket Anti-Corruption codes.
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Published on Jan 09, 2019 09:26 PM IST
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Dubai | ByPTI

‘You no longer represent symbol of hope,’ Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader’s “indifference” to the atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.
Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour - Ambassador of Conscience .(AFP)
Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour - Ambassador of Conscience .(AFP)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 12:12 AM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Govt document says Amnesty was only allowed to receive Rs 1.69 crore

The document claims that Amnesty was given permission in 2011-12 under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, to receive Rs 1.69 crore from Amnesty International, UK.
A day after searches were held at the office of Amnesty International India, confidential government documents reviewed by HT claimed that the non-governmental organisation received Rs 36 crore while it had permission to receive Rs 1.69 crore from abroad.(AP)
A day after searches were held at the office of Amnesty International India, confidential government documents reviewed by HT claimed that the non-governmental organisation received Rs 36 crore while it had permission to receive Rs 1.69 crore from abroad.(AP)
Published on Oct 26, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVikram Gopal

Day after raids, Amnesty India says govt trying to silence it

In a tweet, Amnesty India also said is clear that the government wants to instill fear among Civil Society Organisations.
The Amnesty International office in Bangalore on October 26.(AP Photo)
The Amnesty International office in Bangalore on October 26.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 06:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

Amnesty International’s Bengaluru offices raided by Enforcement Directorate

Officials said the ED is looking at a possible and alleged violation of the FEMA linked to an earlier Union home ministry’s probe into the NGO’s accounts.
The Amnesty International’s offices in Bengaluru are being raided by the Enforcement Directorate.(HT Photo)
The Amnesty International’s offices in Bengaluru are being raided by the Enforcement Directorate.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

25 convicts from Delhi jails to be released on October 2

Twenty-five convicts from different jails of Delhi will walk free next month as part of the Centre’s amnesty scheme. The first batch will be released on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2.
The 25 convicts include women, elderly, ailing and differently-abled convicts.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The 25 convicts include women, elderly, ailing and differently-abled convicts.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 12, 2018 04:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Muzaffarnagar riots: Amnesty blames Yogi government for plight of survivors

Amnesty International India blamed the state government’s apathy for seven gang-rape survivors still awaiting justice and the displaced continuing to look for rehabilitation
The 2013 Muzaffarnagar district riots that claimed at least 60 lives and displaced over 50,000 people.(HT File Photo)
The 2013 Muzaffarnagar district riots that claimed at least 60 lives and displaced over 50,000 people.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 10:05 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Philippines’ president Duterte revokes amnesty of chief critic, orders arrest

Senator Antonio Trillanes, Duterte’s most vocal opponent, has repeatedly accused the president of asset concealment and backs complaints lodged with the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking his indictment over the alleged murders of thousands of criminals and drug dealers.
Philippine opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, (centre) is escorted to his room following a hastily-called news conference at the Philippines Senate Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte voided an amnesty given to the former rebel military officer and ordered the arrest of the man who as a senator has been one of the president's fiercest critics.(AP)
Philippine opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, (centre) is escorted to his room following a hastily-called news conference at the Philippines Senate Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte voided an amnesty given to the former rebel military officer and ordered the arrest of the man who as a senator has been one of the president's fiercest critics.(AP)
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 01:01 PM IST
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Manila | ByReuters

Bahrain upholds 5-year jail term of activist Nabeel Rajab for criticising kingdom

The charges are linked to tweets and retweets made via Rajab’s account and critical of the Saudi-led coalition, including Bahrain, fighting in Yemen in support of its beleaguered government since 2015.
Nabeel Rajab, one of Bahrain's best-known human rights activists, walks toward the courthouse to attend his appeal hearing in Manama, Bahrain.(AP File Photo)
Nabeel Rajab, one of Bahrain's best-known human rights activists, walks toward the courthouse to attend his appeal hearing in Manama, Bahrain.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Dubai | ByAgence France-Presse

Amnesty to stone-pelters sends out a wrong message

The actions of Kashmir’s politicians seem to have emboldened those who want to spread terror
An injured student at the SMHS hospital, after a bus carrying 35 schoolchildren was attacked by stone-pelters in Shopian district, North Kashmir on May 2(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
An injured student at the SMHS hospital, after a bus carrying 35 schoolchildren was attacked by stone-pelters in Shopian district, North Kashmir on May 2(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 07, 2018 12:37 PM IST
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Myanmar President grants amnesty to 8,500 prisoners, scribes may not be covered

The amnesty coincided with Myanmar’s traditional New Year. A statement from presidential spokesman Zaw Thay said those released included the aged, people in ill health and drug offenders.
Win Myint (pictured) became president last month.(Reuters/File Photo)
Win Myint (pictured) became president last month.(Reuters/File Photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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Associated Press, Yangon (Myanmar) | ByHT Correspondent

Indian courts gave 109 death sentences in 2017 but none executed: Amnesty

China remained the world’s top executioner in 2018 with death penalties running into thousands.
The last time India had carried out an execution was in 2015 when Yakub Memon was hanged after being found guilty in the 1993 Mumbai terrorist bombings that killed 257 people.(HT File Photo)
The last time India had carried out an execution was in 2015 when Yakub Memon was hanged after being found guilty in the 1993 Mumbai terrorist bombings that killed 257 people.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 10:30 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, United Nations | ByHT Correspondent
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