Articles about Amnesty International
08 Apr 2022India
Former Amnesty International India chief, Aakar Patel, on Friday filed a contempt application in a Delhi court against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials for refusing to revoke a lookout circular (LOC) issued against him despite court orders to do so.
11 Jan 2022World
The United States aims to provide an additional $308 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, said the White House in a statement on Tuesday.
23 Jul 2021India
Global human rights group Amnesty International said in an official statement that it fully stands by the findings of the Pegasus Project.
22 Jul 2021India
Human rights group Amnesty International said in a fresh statement that it never claimed the controversial list of phone numbers leaked over the weekend were actually spied on using the Pegasus spyware.
01 Jan 2021World
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday granted "emergency validation" to the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first vaccine to be given such an approval by the United Nations body.
29 Sep 2020India
Amnesty International has decided to stop its India operations, as it has been subjected to a witch-hunt by the government of India, the NGO working for human rights said in a press statement on Tuesday.
24 Jan 2020Politics
A recent study on online abuse has revealed the shocking reality of how women politicians in India are targeted on Twitter.
18 Jul 2019Technology
After months of flak, Google has officially confirmed that it has shuttered Project Dragonfly, the secretive effort to mark an entry into China.
10 Feb 2019World
Tech giants Google and Apple have been accused of misogyny for hosting an app on their platforms that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control where women travel.
02 Feb 2019World
Boko Haram, an armed group, killed at least 60 civilians in an attack on the remote town of Rann in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, Amnesty International said yesterday.
22 Jan 2019World
Scores of leaders and workers of the Pashtoon Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) have been arrested by the Sindh police under anti-terrorism laws after they organized a rally on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, officials said today.
07 Dec 2018India
Delhi-based defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walked out of an Odisha jail on Thursday after he was arrested for hurting Odia sentiments.
28 Nov 2018Business
More than a month after Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed that the tech giant was making a censored search engine for China, Google employees have gone public with their protest against the development of the engine.
13 Nov 2018World
Amnesty International yesterday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.
25 Sep 2018World
China must come clean about the fate of an estimated 1mn minority Muslims swept up in a "massive crackdown" in Xinjiang, Amnesty International said in a new report yesterday.
09 Sep 2018World
An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to a prominent photojournalist, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who had earlier this year received the UNESCO's World Freedom Prize.
16 Aug 2018World
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing yesterday that targeted a Shiite area of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing 34 students.
08 Jul 2018World
Turkish authorities ordered the dismissal of more than 18,632 state employees including 8,998 police officers, soldiers, and academics, in a decree published today over suspected links to terror organizations and groups that "act against national security".
03 Jul 2018India
It doesn't speak highly about the justice system when an undertrial has to sell body organs to fight their case.
26 Jun 2018World
India launched a blistering attack on Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today, reminding Pakistan that no amount of "empty rhetoric" would change the fact that Kashmir is, and will remain a part of India.
30 May 2018World
Saudi Arabia has passed a new law to criminalize sexual harassment, less than a month before the conservative Kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving, state media said.
23 May 2018World
In what could potentially change the narrative around Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a report by Amnesty International has made controversial allegations.
22 Apr 2018India
In a major attack on India's deep-rooted caste system, the head priest of Hyderabad's Chilkur Balaji recently carried a Dalit man on his shoulder into the revered temple's inner sanctum.
10 Apr 2018India
The Supreme Court has put an end to a three-year-long ordeal of Ravi, a Dalit from Baghpat district of UP, by clearing him of rape charges.
26 Mar 2018India
Taking a leaf out of Anil Kapoor starrer 'Nayak,' locals in Bhopal rained blows on four rapists as police paraded them publicly yesterday.
20 Dec 2017World
Chinese netizens are debating the practice by Guangdong province's Lufeng city to publicly hand out death sentences to inmates and parading them before their execution.
08 Oct 2017India
After pellets usage in Kashmir faced heavy criticism for causing grievous injuries, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed for counter-insurgency and law and order operations in J&K has sent 21,000 rounds of less lethal, newly developed plastic bullets.
28 Sep 2017World
Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine state, China and India have been backing its government.
22 Aug 2017World
Opposition MPs in Maldives claim the military has locked down the country's parliament, in a bid to block a no-confidence motion impeaching the speaker of the house.
15 Jun 2017World
In Dec'12, Korean-American Kenneth Bae was convicted by North Korea to 15-years of hard labor.
20 May 2017Sports
Amnesty International has stated that despite highlighting gross human rights abuses among workers building infrastructure for Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup, the country did little to improve the situation.
11 Apr 2017World
China Judgements Online, after scrutinizing Supreme People's Court's official court verdict database found out that farmers and unemployed people were most often doled out death sentences in China.
02 Feb 2017World
The Holy See's number three, Monsignor Angelo Becciu today voiced concern over Donald Trump's executive orders of building a wall and suspending immigration.
30 Jan 2017World
US President Donald Trump's executive order banning all refugees and migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has sent shock-waves around the world.
16 Dec 2016World
International NGO, Human Rights Watch, called on the Nigerian Government to end the brutal crackdown on Shia Islamic movement.