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Amnesty Releases ‘Investigative Brief’ on Role of Police in Delhi Violence

The Delhi police personnel were complicit and an active participant in the violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020, yet in the last six months not a single investigation has been opened into the human rights violations committed by the Delhi police - before, during and after the violence, said Amnesty International India on Friday (August 28) as it released a new investigative briefing.

Hold Officials Accountable for Excessive Use of Force, Ill-Treatment During COVID19 Lockdown: Coalition Against Torture

Alarmed by accounts of police violence and ill-treatment across India during the imposition of a nationwide lockdown on 25th March, a group of human rights defenders campaigning against custodial violence and torture in India has reminded the Government of India that human rights must be “protected and accountability ensured even in exceptional circumstances”.

Government Of India Must Stop Using Draconian Laws Against Dissenting Voices

The Government of India must stop the crackdown on dissenting voices. The use of India’s primary counter-terrorism law UAPA against two students involved in protests against the discriminatory Citizenship (Amendment) Act is an extension of the crackdown on anyone who is critical of the state.

SCI Decision To Send Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde To Jail is “Cruel and Disappointing”: Amnesty India

Amid the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Supreme Court of India’s order directing the arrest and imprisonment of two human rights defenders, Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha within a week, is disappointing.

India Must Free Arbitrarily Detained Kashmiri Prisoners: International Human Rights Groups

Various international human rights organisations have issued a joint release urging the Government of India to free arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners. Indian state imposed widespread restrictions of movement and communication in internationally disputed region of Kashmir after the Government of India changed it's domestic constitution on August 5, 2019 in an attempt to abrogate special political status of Jammu and Kashmir.

India Must Refrain from Abuse of Power & Immediately Release All Arbitrarily Detain in Kashmir: Amnesty India

As Jammu and Kashmir enters the next phase of lockdown this time due to COVID-19, the Government of India must immediately release all those arbitrarily detained, restore full internet access and actively pursue trust building measures with the people of the region, said Amnesty International India today.

Kashmir: Indian State Invoking UAPA Against Those Accessing Facebook, Twitter Through VPN/Proxy Servers

For the past seven months, Kashmir has been under a lockdown after the union government announced the scrapping of the Constitution's Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

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.

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