Amnesty International

CBI raids Amnesty International Bengaluru, Delhi offices

About a year ago, the ED had raided the Amnesty International India office in connection with a foreign exchange contravention case.

published on : 15th November 2019

US 'concerned' as Pakistani activist Gulalai Ismail claims of her father being detained

Ismail alleged that the abduction of her father is an attempt to terrorise Pakistanis who dare to use 'conditional rights'.

published on : 25th October 2019

Malaysia must scrap 'cruel' death penalty: Amnesty International

The Southeast Asian country has the death penalty for dozens of crimes and it is mandatory for several offences, including murder and drug trafficking.

published on : 10th October 2019

Amnesty chief vows to defy India's bid to 'crush' criticism on Kashmir issue

India's financial crime investigators recently accused Amnesty's local branch of violating foreign exchange regulations through taking money from its London-based parent.

published on : 18th September 2019

Amnesty International India voices concern over NRC final list

Those who have been excluded from the National Register of Citizens have 120 days to appeal against it at Foreigners Tribunals.

published on : 31st August 2019

Government should cease politically motivated arrests and harassment of activists: HRW and Amnesty

The Maharashtra police had on Tuesday arrested Left-wing activists Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, and raided the homes of several others.

published on : 30th August 2018

Process of updating names in Assam NRC should be transparent: Amnesty International

The remarks came a day after names of over 4 million people in Assam were excluded from the draft NRC list, prepared following a process to identify illegal Bangladeshis living in the state.

published on : 1st August 2018

Saudi Arabia frees fourth activist after crackdown: Campaigners

The crackdown has sparked a torrent of global criticism, casting a shadow on the kingdom's much-publicised liberalisation push launched by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

published on : 25th May 2018

Amnesty says Myanmar building military bases in burnt Rohingya villages

The development has raised questions over the safety of hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingyas due to be repatriated from neighbouring Bangladesh to Myanmar.

published on : 12th March 2018

Amnesty demands release of jailed Maldives judges

Amnesty urged the embattled regime leader against using the state of emergency as a cover for rights abuses.

published on : 6th February 2018

Mandatory Aadhaar a threat to basic rights, says Amnesty and Human Rights Watch

They said the government should order an independent investigation of the concerns raised about Aadhaar.

published on : 13th January 2018

Amnesty International seeks justice for victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

It urged the central government to ensure comprehensive reparations for the victims and the survivors, enact a law to respond to communal violence among other things.

published on : 31st October 2017

Amnesty International says Myanmar military torching Rohingya villages

Amnesty International released fresh satellite images on Friday of burned villages in Rakhine state, alleging Myanmar's security forces have led "systematic" clearances of Rohingya Muslim settlements.

published on : 15th September 2017