Amnesty International released its annual report, arguing that governments have used the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to clamp down on human rights, whether or not that was the original intent.
The international human rights group said Callamard’s four-year term as secretary general begins Monday.
Human rights groups have been urging Vietnam to cease its repressive activities towards critics, seen especially in severe punishments of bloggers.
The agency said Amnesty International, UK sent Rs 51.72 crore to AIIPL in the guise of export of services and the Foreign Direct Investment.
Set in Australia, 'Amnesty' follows the story of Danny, an illegal Sri Lankan migrant who cleans houses and realises he has information about the sudden murder of one of his employers.
India's home ministry in October said the organisation's claims that it is being subjected to an 'incessant witch-hunt' were unfortunate, exaggerated and far from the truth.
Many of the victims died at the 'infamous Giwa Barracks,' in Maiduguri, said Amnesty in a report, adding that 'in April 2017 alone, 166 corpses were transferred from Giwa to the mortuary.'
Inmates have staged protests in recent weeks in several prisons as the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases spiked in the country's overcrowded jails.
Police have registered 19 FIRs across the state in connection with spreading rumours and trying to vitiate the atmosphere.
Administration, Congress closely following issue of closure of Amnesty India operations: US official
The official said that the US is looking forward to a response and a resolution to this situation that's consistent with international principles.
The amendments in the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act would be a blow to the civil society organisatons, said activists.
Among the other provisions, the bill proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO to surrender its FCRA certificate. The bill also seeks to bar public servants from receiving funds from abroad.
MHA says agency was denied permission to receive foreign funds under UPA too, came under lens for circumventing legal provisions
Amnesty India, in a statement, said the organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work.
The killings, during attacks by "bandits" or armed cattle rustlers, and in clashes between herders and farming communities for access to land, have been recurrent for several years.