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'Bring to justice those responsible for Saharanpur violence'

The Uttar Pradesh government must urgently bring to justice those responsible for the recent caste-based violence in Saharanpur, in which two men were killed and several others injured, rights watchdog..

Egypt puts prominent human rights lawyer and former presidential candidate on trial

An Egyptian human rights lawyer and would-be presidential election candidate is to stand trial next week charged with offending public decency, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Khaled Ali, 45, was..

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News video: Statues of Liberty March at Brussels Trump Protest

Statues of Liberty March at Brussels Trump Protest 00:37

Thousands protested US President Donald Trump and his policies in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday, May 24, after the president’s arrival for a NATO summit. Police estimated 9,000 attended the..
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News video: US Army Lost Track of $1B in Arms in Iraq, Kuwait

US Army Lost Track of $1B in Arms in Iraq, Kuwait 01:03

The unaccounted-for military supplies were supposed to be given to Iraqi armed forces as part of the Iraq Train and Equip Fund.
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News video: Turkey’s coup suspects go on trial

Turkey’s coup suspects go on trial 01:04

Turkey put on trial 200 suspects on Monday including senior military officers accused of plotting last year’s failed coup. Among them are President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ex aide-de-camp, the..
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News video: Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate to Ivanka Trump-Backed Women's Fund

Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate to Ivanka Trump-Backed Women's Fund 01:21

These countries' records on women's rights don't square with their funding of an Ivanka Trump-backed fund for women entrepreneurs.
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News video: US-led coalition killed 300 Syrian civilians in 11 probed strikes – Amnesty

US-led coalition killed 300 Syrian civilians in 11 probed strikes – Amnesty 03:14

Around 300 civilians were killed in eleven airstrikes conducted by the US-led coalition in Syria, which Amnesty International investigated for its latest report. Amnesty says the US must come clean..
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Cameroon forces thwart Amnesty event for jailed students

Cameroon security forces prevented Amnesty International from holding a press conference on Wednesday to call for the release of three young men jailed in 2015 for sharing a joke.

Maharashtra: GST regime looms, Rs 60,000 crore of VAT and sales tax dues pending in litigation

Maharashtra may be making a transition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1, but it has almost Rs 60,000 crore of value added tax (VAT) and sales tax dues locked up in litigation and..

Peace activists among 250 Myanmar prisoners granted pardon

Myanmar granted amnesty to more than 250 prisoners ahead of peace talks being held today with ethnic rebel groups, including two activists sentenced to hard labour for their work promoting interfaith..

US drug laws aimed at pregnant women stop them seeking healthcare - Amnesty

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U. S. state laws used to prosecute pregnant women who take drugs are stopping them seeking help from health services and are a..

Award for Major Gogoi shows 'disdain' for human rights:

The Indian Army's decision to award Major Leetul Gogoi, who had tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against stone pelters, shows "disdain" for human rights, the Amnesty..

Amnesty lambasts 'arbitrary dismissals' in Turkey purges

Amnesty International today accused Turkey of implementing "arbitrary dismissals" of public sector workers in a series of purges since last year's failed coup.

Migrant workers' abuse in Qatar continues: Amnesty

According to Amnesty International, migrant workers on Qatar 2022 World Cup construction sites continue to suffer abuse and exploitation, as the country’s flagship football venue hosts the first..

Indian migrant worker employed at Qatar World Cup dies of cardiac arrest

An Indian man working on a Qatar World Cup stadium where rights groups say labour abuses have occurred, died of a heart attack this month in an incident the tournament's organisers said on Thursday was..

Six killed in Colombia shipyard explosion

At least six persons have died and 23 others injured in an explosion at a Colombian shipyard, authorities said. The explosion took place on Wednesday in a state-owned facility in Cotecmar on a..

British unemployment rate hits 42-year low, falls to 4.6 per cent

British unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6 per cent in three months to March, hitting the lowest since 1975, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. A year earlier the figure was 5.1 per..

Egypt and Jordan stress need to fight terror

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday stressed the importance of fostering international efforts to fight terrorism in the region. Abdullah arrived in Cairo..

Amnesty International launches new global campaign 'Brave'

amnesty international launches new global campaign 'brave'
Amnesty International today launched a new global campaign 'Brave' to fight against a growing wave of attacks against those defending human rights. Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other..
All India Radio Also reported by •DNA

Murder and trolling: rights campaigners face "full-frontal assault" - Amnesty

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini LONDON, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Murder, surveillance and trolling - some of the tools used against rights campaigners across the globe as attacks surge to..

Thousands of Tunisians march against corruption amnesty law

Several thousand Tunisians marched through central Tunis on Saturday to protest against a bill that would grant amnesty to businessmen accused of corruption when autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was in..
DNA Also reported by •Reuters India

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

A Russian court today convicted a video blogger of inciting hatred against believers by posting videos online showing him chasing Pokemons in a church, giving him a suspended sentence. Ruslan..
Deccan Herald

Bahrain sends first civilian case to military court

Bahrain has referred its first civilian case to a military court following a constitutional amendment approved by the king last month, Amnesty International said today.

UN calls out Phillippines' war on drugs; terms killings as 'human rights calamity'

Countries across the world put the Philippines on notice over its deadly drug war today, demanding an end to extrajudicial killings by President Rodrigo Duterte's security services. Diplomats from..

Capital punishment to Nirbhaya rapists revives death penalty debate

Amnesty India's 2016 report on death penalty revealed that 136 death sentences were awarded in India in 2016

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