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Amnesty International opposes death penalty to Pervez Musharraf

Amnesty International opposes death penalty to Pervez Musharraf

However, it says Musharraf must face accountability for all crimes

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December 18, 2019

 
Amnesty International issues ‘Urgent Action’ for smog-choked Lahore

Amnesty International issues ‘Urgent Action’ for smog-choked Lahore

Says air pollution is putting every person at risk

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November 22, 2019

 
At least 106 protesters killed in Iran: Amnesty International

At least 106 protesters killed in Iran: Amnesty International

The protests were sparked by a hike in fuel prices

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November 20, 2019

 
Amnesty International launches campaign to end Kashmir blackout

Amnesty International launches campaign to end Kashmir blackout

Terms it a ‘draconian’ assault on civil liberties of Kashmiris

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September 5, 2019

 
Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest award

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest award

The organisation said her treatment of Rohingya people was a “shameful betrayal” of the values she once stood for

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November 13, 2018

 
Amnesty calls US policy separating children from parents ‘torture’

Amnesty calls US policy separating children from parents ‘torture’

The sickening images of children cruelly separated from their parents and held in cages as a result of United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ will leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA, said Amnesty International. “This is a spectacularly cruel policy, where frightened children are being ripped from their…

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June 20, 2018

 
Saudi Arabia frees leading women’s rights activist: Amnesty

Saudi Arabia frees leading women’s rights activist: Amnesty

Saudi Arabia has released veteran women’s rights activist Aisha al-Manea following her arrest last week with several other activists in a crackdown just weeks before a ban on women driving is set to end, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The rights group has reported the detention of at least 11 activists, mostly women who previously…

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May 24, 2018

 
Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last year’s turmoil: Amnesty

Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last year’s turmoil: Amnesty

Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state. The killings took place on August 25, 2017, the report said, the same day that the Rohingya insurgents staged coordinated deadly raids on police…

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May 23, 2018

 
Amnesty investigation uncovers hacking campaign targeting activists in Pakistan

Amnesty investigation uncovers hacking campaign targeting activists in Pakistan

Amnesty International conducted a four-month investigation, which revealed that activists in Pakistan are under threat from a targeted campaign of digital attacks. The attacks came in the form of social media accounts getting hacked and computers and mobile phones infected with spyware. On Tuesday, Amnesty released its report, Human Rights under Surveillance: Digital Threats against…

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May 15, 2018

 
Key world reactions to US-led strikes on Syria

Key world reactions to US-led strikes on Syria

The US, France and Britain unleashed air strikes on Syria early Saturday targeting the Damascus regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on civilians. Western powers said the strikes were necessary to halt the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Here is a selection of the main responses from across the world:…

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April 14, 2018

 
Maldives declares state of emergency as Yameen tightens grip on power

Maldives declares state of emergency as Yameen tightens grip on power

MALE/COLOMBO: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency, ordered security forces into the supreme court and arrested a former president, in moves the opposition called a “purge” in the Indian Ocean island nation. Maldives police also arrested Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge on Tuesday, dramatically escalating the…

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February 6, 2018

 
Belgian HR activist urges on UN, EU to help resolve Kashmir issue

Belgian HR activist urges on UN, EU to help resolve Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Belgian human rights activist and president of a non-profit organization Postversa Andy Vermaunt referred to the human rights violations taking place in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and called upon international community to take notice of the situation. To express solidarity with the people of Kashmir on Black Day, the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels…

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October 28, 2017

 
Suu Kyi ‘burying head in sand’ over Rohingya crisis: Amnesty

Suu Kyi ‘burying head in sand’ over Rohingya crisis: Amnesty

Bangkok: Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are “burying their heads in the sand” over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said Tuesday, criticising Myanmar’s leader for failing to condemn the army’s alleged abuses in a televised speech. The United Nations, rights groups, and a tide of Rohingya refugees pouring into Bangladesh have…

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September 19, 2017

 
Rohingya villages targets of ‘systematic burnings’ by Myanmar army: Amnesty

Rohingya villages targets of ‘systematic burnings’ by Myanmar army: Amnesty

Amnesty International has released fresh satellite images of burnt villages in Rakhine state, alleging Myanmar’s security forces have led “systematic” clearances of Rohingya Muslim settlements over the last three weeks. At least 26 villages had been hit by arson attacks in the Rohingya majority region, the rights group said, with patches of grey ash picked…

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September 15, 2017

 
Britain’s arms exports to Saudi ‘lawful’: court

Britain’s arms exports to Saudi ‘lawful’: court

LONDON: Britain’s High Court ruled on Monday that UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia are not unlawful, after campaigners argued the weapons were used to violate international humanitarian law in bombing Yemen. “We have concluded that the material decisions of the secretary of state were lawful. We therefore dismiss the claim,” Lord Justice Burnett said…

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July 10, 2017

 
Amnesty slams arrests following Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win over India

Amnesty slams arrests following Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win over India

NEW YORK: A leading international human rights watchdog body has called for the immediate release of 19 people allegedly arrested across India following Pakistan’s victory in the ICC Champions Trophy. “These arrests are patently absurd, and the 19 men should be released immediately,” Amnesty International’s India programme director, Asmita Basu, said in a statement. “Even…

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June 22, 2017

 
Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay

Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay

DOHA: Qatar has said citizens of states that have cut ties with the emirate will be allowed to stay in the country despite measures against its own nationals. A statement carried on state media said Doha would “not take any measures against residents of Qatar who hold the nationalities of countries that severed diplomatic ties…

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June 11, 2017

 
Amnesty urges Nisar to protect journalists, activists

Amnesty urges Nisar to protect journalists, activists

Pakistan’s authorities must take urgent action to protect journalists, bloggers, civil society and other human rights activists who are facing constant harassment, intimidation, threats and violent attacks in the country, Amnesty International said today. In an open letter to the Interior Minister, Nisar Ali Khan, the human rights organization highlighted how a smear campaign is…

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March 1, 2017

 
Amnesty urges Trump to uphold human rights

Amnesty urges Trump to uphold human rights

Amnesty International on Wednesday urged US president-elect Donald Trump to commit to upholding human rights, criticising his “poisonous rhetoric” following the Republican candidate’s election victory. Trump has “raised serious concerns about the strength of commitment we can expect to see from the United States towards human rights in the future,” said Salil Shetty, secretary general…

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November 9, 2016

 
Russian authorities seal off Amnesty International office

Russian authorities seal off Amnesty International office

MOSCOW:Amnesty International said Wednesday that Russian authorities had sealed off its office in Moscow and changed the locks with no warning or explanation. “Staff found the office was sealed around 10 am (0700 GMT). The organisation had not received any warning and the premises was sealed in their absence,” the rights group wrote on its…

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November 2, 2016

 
Amnesty tells Pakistan to stop ‘regressive crackdown’ on protesters

Amnesty tells Pakistan to stop ‘regressive crackdown’ on protesters

Amnesty International Monday demanded the government to immediately and unconditionally release hundreds of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) activists, lift restrictions on their movement and take all appropriate measures to ensure that people are allowed to exercise their right to peaceful assembly. The organization’s calls come as Pakistan’s authorities have intensified their crackdown on supporters of PTI,…

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October 31, 2016

 
 
 
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