New Delhi, India (September 05, 2014): Describing the recent ruling of Supreme Court of India (SCI) commanding release of all under-trial detainees who have spent half of their maximum term for offences for which they are charged, as a landmark order by India’s Supreme Court the Amnesty International India today said that it should lead to long-term changes to the criminal justice system.
Authorities have given SECL permission to expand production at its coal mine in Korba from 35 MTPA (metric tonnes per annum) to 40 MTPA, which could lead to the eviction of over 5000 people from their homes and lands in over 18 villages in Korba. Those who could be evicted include Kawar, Gond and Korwa Adivasis (indigenous peoples) and Dalit families.
New Delhi/ Manipur, India (August 22, 2014): Human rights and anti-AFSPA activist Irom Chanu Sharmila's re-arrest after two days freedom has invited criticism from all quarters. She was picked up 'forcibly' by Police from Imphal in Manipur. The Iron Lady of Manipur, who has been on fast for last 14 years, is supposed to have been picked up by the police for feeding her forcibly.
New Delhi, India (August 20, 2014): A Manipur court ruling directing the release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist and her 13 year-long hunger strike, Amnesty International India said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, India (August 20, 2014): Regarded as the Iron Lady Manipur, Irom Charu Sharmila was today released from jail. Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast for last 14 years demanded revocation of draconian law imposed in Manipur by Indian state, came out of jail with tears in her eyes.
“Real freedom can come only with respect for human rights. India’s Prime Minister has repeatedly said that his government will uphold the Constitution of India. The government must honour this pledge, and defend the constitutional values of justice, liberty, equality and dignity,” said Shashikumar Velath, Deputy Chief Executive of Amnesty International India.
New Delhi, India (July 21, 2014): International human rights body, Amnesty International India has called upon the Indian government to reject proposed amendments to juvenile justice laws that could allow children to be treated as adults in cases of serious crimes, Amnesty International India said today.
Northern Iraq: Civilians in the line of fire, published today by Amnesty International, contains harrowing accounts from displaced civilians who fled areas seized by ISIS, fearing for their lives after their relatives were abducted and killed by the group, and amid increasing danger from Iraqi government air strikes.
New Delhi, India (July 14, 2014): A new briefing by Amnesty International sheds light on a growing pattern of sectarian killings and abductions by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) since the group seized Mosul, Iraq’s second-biggest city, and other parts of north-western Iraq last month.
The lack of effective regulation of visa brokers and rogue recruiting agents makes Indian migrant workers vulnerable to serious human rights abuses, said Amnesty International India today in a new report focusing on migrants from the Indian state of Kerala working in Saudi Arabia.Next Page »