Amnesty International

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

Leaders making hate speeches must be held accountable: Amnesty on Delhi riots

Amnesty International India executive director Avinash Kumar demanded a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into such speeches that allegedly led to ongoing and past violence.

published on : 25th February 2020

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
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