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More Iranians at imminent risk of execution: rights groups

The almost three-month-old protest movement was sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish-Iranian arrested by the morality police for allegedly breaching the Islamic republic's strict dress code for women.

A woman walks after the morality police shut down in a street in Tehran, Iran December 6, 2022. (VIA REUTERS)
A woman walks after the morality police shut down in a street in Tehran, Iran December 6, 2022. (VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 12, 2022 04:34 AM IST
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Amnesty International Canada system hacked, searched allegedly by Beijing

Ketty Nivyabandi, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, said the searches in their systems were specifically and solely related to China and Hong Kong, as well as a few prominent Chinese activists. The hack left the organization offline for nearly three weeks.

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 06, 2022 08:49 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Ukraine's Amnesty head leaves after group accuses Kyiv of putting lives at risk

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused the group of abetting what he called Russia's unprovoked attacks on Ukraine.

Ukrainian soldier Igor Ryazantsev with the Dnipro-1 regiment keeps watch outside his tent during a period of relative calm around their position near Sloviansk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.(AP)
Ukrainian soldier Igor Ryazantsev with the Dnipro-1 regiment keeps watch outside his tent during a period of relative calm around their position near Sloviansk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.(AP)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 01:58 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

‘Ukraine putting civilians at risk’, says Amnesty report; Zelensky hits back

In its report, Amnesty International said that being in a defensive position did not exempt the Ukrainian military from respecting international humanitarian law.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky facing journalists during a visit to Black Sea port of Chornomorsk. (File)(AFP PHOTO / Ukrainian Presidential Press Service)
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky facing journalists during a visit to Black Sea port of Chornomorsk. (File)(AFP PHOTO / Ukrainian Presidential Press Service)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 08:31 AM IST

Torture, abuse on women objecting to Taliban restrictions : Amnesty report

Taliban has banned girls from attending school from seventh grade, imposed all-covering dress and is torturing those who are fighting back against the restrictions.

FILE - Afghan women chant and hold signs of protest during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
FILE - Afghan women chant and hold signs of protest during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 02:45 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand
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