Articles about Amnesty International
23 Jul 2021
Here's what Amnesty really said about the Pegasus controversy
Global human rights group Amnesty International said in an official statement that it fully stands by the findings of the Pegasus Project.
22 Jul 2021
Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked
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 2021
WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use
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 2020
Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations
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 2020
Indian women politicians face more online abuse than US/UK counterparts
A recent study on online abuse has revealed the shocking reality of how women politicians in India are targeted on Twitter.
18 Jul 2019
Google's censored Chinese search engine has officially been shuttered
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 2019
Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements
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 2019
Boko Haram killed 'at least 60' in NE Nigeria: Amnesty
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 2019
PTM rally in Karachi: Scores held under anti-terrorism laws
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 2018
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walks out of Odisha jail after 43 days
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 2018
Google is increasingly turning 'evil', and its employees aren't happy
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 2018
Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor
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 2018
Reveal fate of 1mn minority Muslims detained: Amnesty to China
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 2018
Egypt: Court hands 5-year jail term to UNESCO award-winning photojournalist
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 2018
IS claims responsibility for deadly Kabul attack on Shiite students
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 2018
Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree
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 2018
Noida: Undertrial-prisoner wants to sell kidney to fight his case
It doesn't speak highly about the justice system when an undertrial has to sell body organs to fight their case.
26 Jun 2018
India launches blistering attack on Pakistan at the UN
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 2018
Taking another step towards liberalization, Saudi Arabia criminalizes sexual harassment
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 2018
New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus
In what could potentially change the narrative around Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a report by Amnesty International has made controversial allegations.
22 Apr 2018
When a head priest carried a Dalit on his shoulder
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 2018
SC clears man of rape-charges after Khap falsely implicates him
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 2018
Bhopal: Locals beat up rapists as police parade them publicly
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 2017
Chinese netizens debate controversial public death sentences over drugs
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 2017
Facing criticism for pellet guns, CRPF looks at safer alternatives
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 2017
Rohingya crisis: What are China's interests in Rakhine?
Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine state, China and India have been backing its government.
22 Aug 2017
Maldives army occupies parliament, roughs up opposition MPs
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.
27 Jun 2017
Bengaluru Metro gives realty sector a boost
With the launch of the Metro Green line in Bengaluru that connects the East-West and North-South corridors, the real estate around the routes have become hot properties.
15 Jun 2017
How is life in a NKorean prison, former detainee recalls
In Dec'12, Korean-American Kenneth Bae was convicted by North Korea to 15-years of hard labor.
20 May 2017
FIFA World-Cup 2022: Amnesty accuses Qatar of human rights violations
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.
06 May 2017
Assam wants AFSPA to be removed in some areas
The Assam government will review whether the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) could be withdrawn in a phased manner and present its recommendations to the Centre.
14 Apr 2017
Centre wants SC to review the AFSPA ruling
The Centre asked SC to reconsider its ruling on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 to the army for "deaths caused during encounters in disturbed areas."
11 Apr 2017
China most likely to hand death penalties to farmers, unemployed
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.
10 Feb 2017
May lambasts Trump's immigration order
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with US President Donald Trump's immigration policy, calling it "wrong". She clarified that Britain would not adopt a similar policy.
02 Feb 2017
Vatican "concerned" about Trump's wall, travel ban
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 2017
World leaders react to Trump's controversial immigration ban
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 2016
End Repression of Shia Group in Nigeria: Human Rights Watch
International NGO, Human Rights Watch, called on the Nigerian Government to end the brutal crackdown on Shia Islamic movement.
14 Dec 2016
Qatar abolishes the 'kafala' system
Qatar formally announced the end of its dreaded and controversial labour system - "kafala" - with immediate effect from December 13.
06 Oct 2016
Global refugee crisis burden being shared unequally
International human rights group Amnesty International stated in a report the burden of global refugee crisis is being shared unfairly as only ten nations are hosting most of the refugees.
23 Sep 2016
Iran sentences U.S. permanent resident to 10 years in prison
A U.S. permanent resident named Nizar Zakka, after being detained in Iran for over a year, was sentenced to a $4.2 million fine and 10 years in an Iranian prison.