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A family stands at the entrance to an underground retail street in Aksu in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.(AP)

Amnesty calls Xinjiang a ‘dystopian hellscape’

By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 12:17 AM IST
“The Chinese authorities have created a dystopian hellscape on a staggering scale in XUAR,” Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s secretary general, said on Thursday.
About 47,000 of the displaced people have sought shelter in 58 UN-run schools in Gaza. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)(AP)
About 47,000 of the displaced people have sought shelter in 58 UN-run schools in Gaza. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)(AP)

UN agency says 52,000 displaced in Gaza, Amnesty wants war crimes investigation

Reuters | , Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 05:03 PM IST
  • The UN and its humanitarian partners are providing food and other assistance to displaced families when the security situation allows
13 members of a trafficking ring, including three Iranians and a Pakistani, learned via video that they would be shot for smuggling 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of methamphetamine into Indonesia.(Reuters/For Representative Purposes Only)
13 members of a trafficking ring, including three Iranians and a Pakistani, learned via video that they would be shot for smuggling 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of methamphetamine into Indonesia.(Reuters/For Representative Purposes Only)

Death by Zoom: Covid-19-hit Indonesia orders death penalties online

AFP | , Jakarta
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Almost 100 inmates have been condemned to die in Indonesia by judges they could only see on a television monitor, according to Amnesty International.
Amnesty says it will continue to campaign for Navalny’s release. It denies being influenced by an orchestrated propaganda campaign, though it acknowledges old comments have resurfaced more frequently of late. “As a matter of principle, we cannot ignore the evidence before us,” the group said in a statement.(AP)
Amnesty says it will continue to campaign for Navalny’s release. It denies being influenced by an orchestrated propaganda campaign, though it acknowledges old comments have resurfaced more frequently of late. “As a matter of principle, we cannot ignore the evidence before us,” the group said in a statement.(AP)

Amnesty International revokes Navalny's 'prisoner of conscience' status

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:36 PM IST
The group initially referred to Navalny as a prisoner of conscience after his arrest last month, and then had second thoughts after concerns were raised over whether past comments qualified as advocating hatred.
The 44-year-old Russian opposition politician was flown to Germany last August to recover from a near-fatal poisoning in Siberia(Reuters)
The 44-year-old Russian opposition politician was flown to Germany last August to recover from a near-fatal poisoning in Siberia(Reuters)

Amnesty International revokes Alexei Navalny's 'prisoner of conscience' status

Reuters | | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri, Moscow
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:12 PM IST
  • Amnesty, which had named Navalny a "prisoner of conscience" on Jan. 17 after his arrest, did not specify which comments it was referring to and said it was not aware of similar pronouncements made by him in recent years.
The new law passed by parliament widened the circumstances that could constitute rape.(Representational image)
The new law passed by parliament widened the circumstances that could constitute rape.(Representational image)

Denmark strengthens rape laws, criminalises sex without explicit consent

Copenhagen | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Around 11,400 women a year are raped or subjected to attempted rape in Denmark, according to the ministry’s figures.
A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa.(REUTERS)
A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa.(REUTERS)

90% in poor nations may not get a vaccine in 2021

Thomson Reuters Foundation | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:49 AM IST
They said pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines should openly share their technology and intellectual property through the World Health Organisation (WHO) so more doses can be manufactured.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the arrival of a DHL plane carrying a first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on December 9.(Reuters)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the arrival of a DHL plane carrying a first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on December 9.(Reuters)

‘Rich nations hoarded enough Covid vaccines to inoculate their populations thrice’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The People’s Vaccine, which includes Oxfam, Amnesty International, Frontline AIDS and Global Justice Now, said urgent action is needed from governments and the pharmaceutical industry to make sure enough doses are produced.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

US isn’t yet keen on formalising Quad, says state department official

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 10:44 AM IST
The official also said that human rights organisation Amnesty International’s decision to shut down its India operations “received attention at the highest levels” of the Trump administration
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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.
Amnesty’s offices in Bengaluru were raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in November last year in connection with accusations that the non-profit had received foreign funds in violation of the law.(File photo)
Amnesty’s offices in Bengaluru were raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in November last year in connection with accusations that the non-profit had received foreign funds in violation of the law.(File photo)

Amnesty International says work in India halted after govt freezes bank accounts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Amnesty further claimed that it has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all ongoing campaign and research work.
As many as 83 Indian soldiers are said to be in Pakistani captivity(Getty Images)
As many as 83 Indian soldiers are said to be in Pakistani captivity(Getty Images)
Pakistan minister Faisal Vawda with the boot on the talk show(YouTube)
Pakistan minister Faisal Vawda with the boot on the talk show(YouTube)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The regulatory body also banned journalist Kashif Abbasi from also hosting any show.
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters Photo)
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.(Reuters Photo)

Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty’s highest human rights award

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 08:25 PM IST
16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg received a standing ovation from students at The George Washington University in the US capital where the ceremony was held.
If the discourse on Twitter and Facebook is to be a record of our times, humanity as a whole comes across as one big mess of abuse and ranting and outrage. We are all trolls, preserving for posterity our emotional outbursts and hate-filled rants directed at whoever we have chosen as our victim for the day(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
If the discourse on Twitter and Facebook is to be a record of our times, humanity as a whole comes across as one big mess of abuse and ranting and outrage. We are all trolls, preserving for posterity our emotional outbursts and hate-filled rants directed at whoever we have chosen as our victim for the day(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Leaving behind a digital footprint

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Our social media profiles are our autobiographies. Do we want to leave a legacy of hate?
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)

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

Colombo, Sri lanka | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2019 05:29 PM IST
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.
The tiny sultanate will implement the harsh new penal code -- which also prescribes amputation of a hand and foot for theft -- next Wednesday.(AFP File Photo)
The tiny sultanate will implement the harsh new penal code -- which also prescribes amputation of a hand and foot for theft -- next Wednesday.(AFP File Photo)

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Kuala Lumpur | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 09:52 PM IST
Homosexuality is already illegal in Brunei but it will now become a capital offence. The law only applies to Muslims.
About 7 percent of the tweets prominent women in government and journalism receive were found to be abusive or problematic(AP)
About 7 percent of the tweets prominent women in government and journalism receive were found to be abusive or problematic(AP)

Twitter is ‘toxic place for women,’ says Amnesty International

Bloomberg | By Dina Bass
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 12:04 PM IST
After an analysis that eventually included almost 15 million tweets, Amnesty International released the findings and in its report, described Twitter as a “toxic place for women.”
The May arrests followed an earlier crackdown on clerics, intellectuals, and activists last year in an apparent bid to silence potential opponents of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(AP/File Photo)
The May arrests followed an earlier crackdown on clerics, intellectuals, and activists last year in an apparent bid to silence potential opponents of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(AP/File Photo)

Saudi Arabia denies Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reports about torture and sexual harassment

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch had accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of abusing several activists, including some female human rights defenders detained since May.
Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends the ASEAN-China Summit in Singapore, November 14, 2018(REUTERS)
Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends the ASEAN-China Summit in Singapore, November 14, 2018(REUTERS)

Why Amnesty was wrong to strip Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi of top honour

By Abhijit Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 02:20 PM IST
‘Speaking up’ will make her look good with the international Press, but it will do nothing for the challenges Myanmar faces. The international community needs to strengthen her hands, not weaken them.
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)

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

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 12:12 AM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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.
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)

Amnesty International’s Bengaluru offices raided by Enforcement Directorate

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 10:29 PM IST
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.
Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi gather outside a field hospital following clashes with security forces at Nasr City, where pro-Morsi protesters held a weeks-long sit-in in Cairo, Egypt on July 27, 2013.(AP Photo)
Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi gather outside a field hospital following clashes with security forces at Nasr City, where pro-Morsi protesters held a weeks-long sit-in in Cairo, Egypt on July 27, 2013.(AP Photo)

Egypt condemns 75 to death over 2013 clashes, photojournalist gets 5 year jail term

Cairo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 11:20 AM IST
The journalist, widely known as Shawkan, was arrested as he covered the clashes that turned into a bloodbath in which hundreds of demonstrators died.
The back garden of the upscale cafe in Dhaka where a bloody siege killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, in 2016.(AFP File Photo)
The back garden of the upscale cafe in Dhaka where a bloody siege killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, in 2016.(AFP File Photo)

Bangladesh charges eight over 2016 cafe attack, frees British suspect

Dhaka | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Police said all of them belong to Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, a home grown militant group.
Local media published photographs of the man -- identified only as MR -- being given 80 lashes in a square in the eastern city of Kashmar on Tuesday.(File photo for representation)
Local media published photographs of the man -- identified only as MR -- being given 80 lashes in a square in the eastern city of Kashmar on Tuesday.(File photo for representation)

Iran man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as minor

Indo Asian News Service, Tehran | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2018 05:09 PM IST
Prosecutors said he was arrested in the Iranian year of 1385 (March 2006 - March 2007) and sentenced the next year. It was not clear why the punishment was carried out over 10 years later.
A car drives past the Kingdom Centre Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(Reuters)
A car drives past the Kingdom Centre Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(Reuters)

Saudi Arabia releases eight out of 17 people held in activist crackdown

Reuters, Riyadh | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 02:59 PM IST
A public prosecutor said the detainees had admitted to communicating and cooperating with individuals and organisations opposed to the kingdom, recruiting people to get secret information to hurt the country’s interests, and offering material and emotional support to hostile elements abroad.
In this file photo taken on September 27, 2017, Hindu women cry near the dead bodies of their family members in Ye Baw Kyaw village, Maungdaw in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state.(AFP File)
In this file photo taken on September 27, 2017, Hindu women cry near the dead bodies of their family members in Ye Baw Kyaw village, Maungdaw in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state.(AFP File)

Rohingya militants massacred 53 Hindus in last year’s turmoil: Amnesty

Agence France-Presse, Yangon | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Amnesty International said that a new investigation had confirmed the militants killed 53 Hindus “execution-style” -- mostly children -- in the Kha Maung Seik village cluster in northern Maungdaw.
Graphic content / Relatives of 15-year-old Palestinian teenager Azzam Oweida gather around his body in the morgue of a hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on April 28, 2018, as he succumbed to his wounds a day after he was shot by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza border.(AFP)
Graphic content / Relatives of 15-year-old Palestinian teenager Azzam Oweida gather around his body in the morgue of a hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on April 28, 2018, as he succumbed to his wounds a day after he was shot by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza border.(AFP)

Palestinian teen dies of wounds from Israel-Gaza border shooting: Ministry

Agence France-Presse, Gaza City | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Forty-five Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the start of what organisers have dubbed the Great March of Return on March 30, with more than 1,500 wounded.
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