Articles about Amnesty International

Here's what Amnesty really said about the Pegasus controversy

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.

Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked

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.

WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

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.

Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

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.

Indian women politicians face more online abuse than US/UK counterparts

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.

Google's censored Chinese search engine has officially been shuttered

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.

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

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.

Boko Haram killed 'at least 60' in NE Nigeria: Amnesty

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.

PTM rally in Karachi: Scores held under anti-terrorism laws

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.

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walks out of Odisha jail after 43 days

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.

Google is increasingly turning 'evil', and its employees aren't happy

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.

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

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.

Reveal fate of 1mn minority Muslims detained: Amnesty to China

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.

Egypt: Court hands 5-year jail term to UNESCO award-winning photojournalist

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.

IS claims responsibility for deadly Kabul attack on Shiite students

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.

Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree

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".

Noida: Undertrial-prisoner wants to sell kidney to fight his case

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.

India launches blistering attack on Pakistan at the UN

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.

Taking another step towards liberalization, Saudi Arabia criminalizes sexual harassment

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.

New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

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.

When a head priest carried a Dalit on his shoulder

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.

SC clears man of rape-charges after Khap falsely implicates him

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.

Bhopal: Locals beat up rapists as police parade them publicly

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.

Chinese netizens debate controversial public death sentences over drugs

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.

Facing criticism for pellet guns, CRPF looks at safer alternatives

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.

Rohingya crisis: What are China's interests in Rakhine?

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.

Maldives army occupies parliament, roughs up opposition MPs

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.

Bengaluru Metro gives realty sector a boost

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.

How is life in a NKorean prison, former detainee recalls

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.

FIFA World-Cup 2022: Amnesty accuses Qatar of human rights violations

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.

Assam wants AFSPA to be removed in some areas

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.

Centre wants SC to review the AFSPA ruling

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."

China most likely to hand death penalties to farmers, unemployed

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.

May lambasts Trump's immigration order

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.

Vatican "concerned" about Trump's wall, travel ban

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.

World leaders react to Trump's controversial immigration ban

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.

End Repression of Shia Group in Nigeria: Human Rights Watch

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.

Qatar abolishes the 'kafala' system

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.

Global refugee crisis burden being shared unequally

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.

Iran sentences U.S. permanent resident to 10 years in prison

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.