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Delhi Police Shameful Bystanders To Mob Brutality On Students in JNU: Amnesty India

New Delhi: In response to a masked mob attacking at least 26 students and teachers in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the Executive Director of Amnesty ...

Brutal Crackdown On Student Protests Must End: Amnesty India

In response to the brutal crackdown on student protests across the country who are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Executive Director of Amnesty India, Avinash Kumar said: “Students have the right to protest. Violence against peacefully protesting students cannot under any circumstance be justified.

Facebook and Google’s Pervasive Surveillance Poses an Unprecedented Danger to Human Rights: Amnesty International

Tech titans Google and Facebook employ “surveillance-based business models” that threaten human rights and erode privacy worldwide, said Amnesty International (AI) in its new report Surveillance Giants: How the Business Model of Google and Facebook Threatens Human Rights.

CBI Raids on Amnesty International India’s Office in Bengaluru

The Central Bureau of Investigation today conducted searches at the offices of Amnesty International India Private Limited and Indians for Amnesty International Trust in Bengaluru.

Avinash Kumar To Lead Amnesty International India

The Board of Trustees of Indians for Amnesty International Trust (IAIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Avinash Kumar as its next Executive Director, effective December 2019.

WhatsApp: Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware in India and Across the World

WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook has confirmed that many journalists and human rights activists from India have been the target of surveillance by a spyware produced by the Israeli firm NSO. This is a grave violation of the activists’ fundamental right to privacy enshrined in both national and international law.

Hong Kong Arbitrary Arrests, Brutal Beatings And Torture In Police Detention Revealed: says Amnesty

A new Amnesty International field investigation has documented an alarming pattern of the Hong Kong Police Force deploying reckless and indiscriminate tactics, including while arresting people at protests, as well as exclusive evidence of torture and other ill-treatment in detention, says a press release issued by the human rights group on September 19.

International Pressure Mounting on India to Stop Crushing Human Rights Work: Amnesty India

Pressure from the international community is mounting on the Indian government to put an end to the crackdown on human rights work in India, Amnesty India today said.

Over 200 Alleged Hate Crimes in 2018, Reveals ‘Halt the Hate’ Website

A disturbing number of alleged hate crimes - including assault, rape and murder – were reported in 2018 against people from marginalized groups, especially Dalits and Muslims, said Amnesty India today, as it released data recorded on its interactive website, ‘Halt the Hate’.

Manipur Fake Encounter: Victims and Witnesses Face Delays, Reprisals in Quest for Justice

Families of victims of alleged extra-judicial executions by security force personnel in Manipur, India are facing reprehensible delays and reprisals as they wait for justice, Amnesty India said today.

Sedition Case Against Amnesty India Closed By Court

A court order directing the closing of a sedition case filed against Amnesty India brings an end to a disgraceful attempt to stifle freedom of expression, the organization said today.

India Must Stop Returning Rohingya Asylum-Seekers To Myanmar: Amnesty

The Indian government’s expulsion of Rohingya asylum-seekers to Myanmar shows a disdain for international law, Amnesty India said today.

On Human Rights Day: Activists to Protest in Delhi Against Indian State’s Crackdown

To mark the World Human Rights Day 0n December 10, 2018, the civil society organisations and human rights defenders and activists are organising a protest and a Public Meeting from 2 pm onwards at Jantar Mantar to urge the Government of India to uphold its constitutional obligation of protecting fundamental rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in India.

G20 Leaders Must Question India on Its Human Rights Commitment: Amnesty India

G20 member countries should ensure that human rights are at the forefront of the discussions at the G20 summit and urge India to put an end to the harassment of civil society and human rights defenders at once, Amnesty India said today.

Amnesty International To Hold Protest Outside Indian High Commission in UK

Amnesty International activists will protest at the Indian High Commission on Friday (30 November) to call on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop trying to crush human rights organisations in Indian subcontinent.

Amnesty Calls Upon Odisha Govt to Protect Indigenous Dongria Kondh Community From Police Intimidation

Odisha Government must protect Indigenous Dongria Kondh community from police intimidation Amnesty India calls upon the Government of Odisha to uphold law and order in the Niyamgiri hills and halt police intimidation of the Indigenous Dongria Kondh community.

Enforcement Directorate Must Cease Smear Campaign Against Amnesty India

"The latest leak of a dossier on Amnesty India by the Enforcement Directorate based on its ongoing investigations, indicates a deliberate attempt by the government to tarnish Amnesty India’s reputation", Indian subcontinent chapter of the international human rights body said in a written statement issued yesterday.

Amnesty International Withdraws Human Rights Award From Aung San Suu Kyi

Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for.

Amnesty Urges Meghalaya to Investigate Attacks on Activists for Exposing Illegal Coal Mining

The grievous attack on activist Agnes Kharshiing and her two aides— Amita Sangma and Emiki Kurbah - in Meghalaya, highlights a pattern of reprisals against activists who are standing up against injustice and exposing corruption in the state, said Amnesty India.

India Becoming a Dangerous Place for Human Rights Defenders: Amnesty India

Amnesty India has called upon on the Maharashtra government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into activist, Arun Ferreira’s claims that he was beaten by the Maharashtra police in custody, on 4 November.

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