Amnesty

'We failed the test' of COVID-19, says human rights champion

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.

published on : 7th April 2021

UN rights investigator Agnes Callamard named Amnesty chief

The international human rights group said Callamard’s four-year term as secretary general begins Monday.

published on : 29th March 2021

Hackers from 'Ocean Lotus' attacking Vietnam dissidents, says Amnesty International

Human rights groups have been urging Vietnam to cease its repressive activities towards critics, seen especially in severe punishments of bloggers.

published on : 24th February 2021

ED attaches assets worth Rs 17 crore of Amnesty International India on money laundering charges

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.

published on : 16th February 2021

'The White Tiger' director Ramin Bahrani to reunite with Aravind Adiga for 'Amnesty' adaptation

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.

published on : 3rd February 2021

Amnesty official alleges organisation's activities halted in India due to freezing of its accounts

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.

published on : 10th December 2020

10,000 Nigerians died in military custody, alleges Amnesty International

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.'

published on : 8th December 2020

Amnesty International calls for thorough, impartial probe into Sri Lanka prison deaths

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.

published on : 2nd December 2020

Hathras case: 'International plot' to incite caste violence, defame Yogi govt busted

Police have registered 19 FIRs across the state in connection with spreading rumours and trying to vitiate the atmosphere.

published on : 5th October 2020

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.

published on : 2nd October 2020

BJP government systematically targeting voices of dissent: Activists

The amendments in the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act would be a blow to the civil society organisatons, said activists.

published on : 30th September 2020

Amid civil society organisations' outcry, new FCRA Act comes into force

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.

published on : 30th September 2020

Exaggerated and far from the truth: Modi Government, BJP accuse Amnesty of violating FCRA rules

MHA says agency was denied permission to receive foreign funds under UPA too, came under lens for circumventing legal provisions

published on : 30th September 2020

'Incessant witch-hunt from government over unfounded allegations': Amnesty halts India operations

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.

published on : 29th September 2020

Amnesty says at least 1,100 villagers killed in Nigeria this year

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. 

published on : 24th August 2020
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