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Amnesty India terms changes to Juvenile Justice Laws as regressive and disappointing

Changes to India’s juvenile justice laws that allow children to be treated as adults in cases of serious crimes are a step backwards for children’s rights, Amnesty International India said today.

Iraq: ‘Islamic State’ atrocities fuelled by decades of reckless arms trading

Iraq: ‘Islamic State’ atrocities fuelled by decades of reckless arms trading: Amnesty International

Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself IslamicState (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal that is being used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity on a massive scale in Iraq and Syria, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

Surat Singh

Amnesty India speaks up for Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa; Says: Punjab Govt. must respect Surat Singh Khalsa’s right to protest

82-year-old Surat Singh Khalsa has been on a hunger strike in Ludhiana, Punjab, since 16 January 2015, demanding the release of a number of Sikh prisoners in the state. On 21 July 2015, the Punjab state police detained Surat Singh Khalsa at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, where he has since been force-fed.

Yakub Memon [File Photo]

Amnesty India terms Execution of Yakub Memon as Cruel and Inhuman

The execution of Yakub Memon marks another disheartening use of the death penalty in India, Amnesty International India said today.

Like Ashiq’s father, his brothers have vowed to fight for justice till their last breath

Families of Kashmiris killed by armed forces aren’t sure they’ll ever find justice [Photo Essay]

A report released by Amnesty International India earlier this month describes how AFSPA has allowed the security forces to get away with atrocities and deny justice to the victims.

Victims of Human Rights Abuses continue to fight for justice in Kashmir

How India failed its own Constitution in Kashmir

Yesterday, Amnesty International India launched its latest report, “Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir”, which documents the obstacles to justice faced in several cases of human rights violations believed to have been committed by Indian security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

On UN Special Rapporteur report: India must act on UN expert’s call for justice for unlawful killings: Amnesty India

Over two years after a UN human rights expert raised serious concerns about unlawful killings and excessive use of force, India is yet to take concrete steps to address these violations and deliver justice, Amnesty International India said today.

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Uttar Pradesh authorities must investigate killing of journalist: Amnesty India

The Uttar Pradesh government must set up a thorough, independent and impartial investigation into the alleged extrajudicial execution of a journalist by state police, Amnesty International India said.

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Nepal should end discrimination in earthquake relief effort: Anmesty International

Thousands in need of aid following the Nepal earthquake risk being left to fend for themselves amidst worrying signs that gender, caste and ethnic discrimination are inhibiting the aid effort, Amnesty International said in a briefing.


AFSPA removal from Tripura must spur repeal of draconian law: Amnesty India

The Tripura government’s decision to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from the state must pave the way for the repeal of the law, Amnesty International said today.

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