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Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty International"The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a press release on this issue.NGOs are expected to adhere to all our laws including in respect of foreign funding.
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Human rights group Amnesty stops India operations, alleges 'witch-hunt' by governmentHuman rights group Amnesty International stopped its work in India on Tuesday saying the government had frozen its bank accounts in the latest action against it for speaking out about rights..
Amnesty International halts India operations citing government "witch-hunt"Amnesty India has halted its operations in the country alleging "reprisal" from the government. "The attacks on Amnesty International India and other outspoken human rights organizations, activists and..
Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium workers went months without pay: AmnestyA Qatari company helping build a 2022 World Cup stadium has been banned from the event's projects after its labourers went unpaid for months, organisers said on Thursday, in a case Amnesty..
Amnesty says abuses rampant as West African armies target jihadistsSoldiers in three West African countries unlawfully killed or caused the disappearance of at least 199 people between February and April during stepped-up operations against jihadist insurgents,..
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Ethiopian security forces accused of 39 extrajudicial killingsEthiopian security forces in the Oromiya region have executed 39 opposition supporters and arrested at least 10,000 others accused of being members of an armed group since early 2019, Amnesty..
Nigerian military unlawfully detain children at rehabilitation centre for militants: AmnestyThe Nigerian military are unlawfully detaining boys and men at a rehabilitation centre for alleged members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said in a report released on..
Amnesty says 1,000 Rohingya stranded at sea as Southeast Asia seals bordersAt least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as Southeast Asian nations tighten their borders to keep out the new coronavirus, Amnesty International said on Friday, urging action to ensure they were not..
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Qatar illegally expelled workers during coronavirus outbreak: AmnestyQatar detained dozens of migrant workers and expelled them last month after telling them they were being taken to be tested for the new coronavirus, human rights group Amnesty International said on..
Two migrants were killed at Turkey-Greece border: AmnestyTwo migrants were shot dead last month as they tried to enter Greece from Turkey after Ankara "recklessly encouraged" thousands of migrants to cross the border to Europe, Amnesty International said on..
U.S. air strikes killed civilians in Somalia, Amnesty International saysU.S. air strikes in Somalia killed two civilians and injured three in February, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday, in a statement that raised questions over U.S...
Human rights bodies ask police to ensure marginalised are not mistreated during lockdownThe Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday urged police forces in the country to act with restrain while maintaining law and order during the coronavirus lockdown. The..
Weeks after Thai soldier kills 29, Amnesty report describes conscript abusesThai military conscripts face widespread violence and sexual assaults, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, calling the abuse institutionalized and systematically hushed up by the..
Restore 4G net services in J&K to fight coronavirus: Amnesty International
Nigeria's military razed villages in war on Islamist insurgents: Amnesty InternationalNigeria's military burned down villages and forcibly displaced hundreds of people in its fight against Islamist insurgents in the country's northeast, rights group Amnesty International alleged on..
In further bid to silence media, Somalia harassing journalists online: AmnestyAmnesty International has accused Somalia's government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebook's standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and..
Amnesty says new Qatar law 'curbs freedom of expression'A new Qatari law criminalizing the publishing of "false or biased" statements could "significantly restrict freedom of expression", rights group Amnesty International said on Monday.
Israeli surveillance software lawsuit goes behind closed doorsAn Israeli court on Thursday ordered closed-door hearings in Amnesty International's legal bid to stop NSO Group exporting surveillance software, which rights groups say is used to spy on journalists..
Israeli court orders closed-door hearings in NSO surveillance firm caseAmnesty International's legal bid to have Israel revoke the export license of the Israeli NSO surveillance firm will be heard behind closed doors, an Israeli court ruled on Thursday.
Israeli court to hear Amnesty bid to revoke NSO export licenseAmnesty International will ask an Israeli court on Thursday to order Israel to revoke the export license of NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used by governments to spy on journalists..
Amnesty says 304 killed in Iran unrest, thousands arrested including childrenAt least 304 people have been killed in Iran during anti-government unrest that broke out last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
Amnesty demands independent probe in Hyderabad custodial deathsAmnesty International India on Friday sought an independent investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings of four under—trial prisoners by the Hyderabad police. The four had been arrested a..
Mexico struggling to improve human rights under Lopez Obrador: AmnestyMexico's president has failed to make substantial progress resolving human rights problems in his first year in office and his resistance to criticism risks creating a "hostile environment" for the..
Chile's defense minister issues furious rejection of Amnesty rights claimsChile's defense minister on Friday issued a furious rebuttal of claims by Amnesty International that excessive force was "intentionally" used on protesters to "punish" them for taking to the streets.
Chilean security forces 'intentionally' attacked protesters to 'punish' them: AmnestyChilean police and soldiers backed by their commanders have carried out "generalized" attacks on people protesting over inequality with the intention of "punishing and harming" them, Amnesty..
More than 100 protestors killed in Iran during unrest: Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week.
Amnesty International calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leadersAmnesty International on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, saying that what it described as a "vague" and "overly broad" interpretation of sedition could have a..
India's federal police raid local Amnesty International officesIndia's federal investigating agency raided the local offices of human rights group Amnesty International on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation said, in a probe into alleged violations of..
CBI registers case against Amnesty International for violation of FCRA; carries out searches
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CBI raids Bengaluru office of Amnesty International India over alleged violation of foreign funding actThe raid comes a year after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had carried out investigations into charges that the rights group had tried to bypass the FCRA by floating a commercial entity, Amnesty..
Amnesty says Turkey deporting Syrians to planned 'safe zone' regionTurkey is forcibly sending Syrian refugees to an area of Syria near the border where it aims to set up a "safe zone" even though the conflict there has not ended, Amnesty International said in a report..
Amnesty urges Hong Kong to probe bloody attack on pro-democracy leaderRights group Amnesty International has urged Hong Kong authorities to urgently investigate a bloody attack on the leader of one of the biggest pro-democracy groups in the Chinese-ruled city, ahead of a..
Foreigners make up nearly half of death row inmates in Malaysia: AmnestyCapital punishment in Malaysia disproportionately affects foreign nationals, who account for nearly half of those on death row, as well as women involved in drug trafficking, Amnesty International said..
Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests: researchersMoroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by..
Amnesty calls for release of leading Cuban dissidentAmnesty International on Tuesday demanded the Cuban government explain the charges against the head of the country's largest opposition group, whom Havana arrested a week ago, or release him from jail.
Soccer-Qatar reforms falling short of promises, says AmnestyWorld Cup 2022 host Qatar has made improvements in labor rights for its two million foreign workers, but reforms have not lived up to promises made, Amnesty International told Reuters in an interview.
Amnesty calls on Hong Kong to investigate police action in protestsAmnesty International on Tuesday urged the Hong Kong government to investigate police use of force during nearly four months of protests, and to encourage Beijing to safeguard protesters' right to..
Hundreds of workers in Qatar unpaid as reforms stall, Amnesty saysHundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms intended to improve worker rights, a..
ED notice to Amnesty for alleged FEMA violationsThe Enforcement Directorate recently issued a show cause notice to Amnesty International India Pvt Ltd, the Indian arm of the Amnesty International, UK, for Rs 52 crore remittances it had received from..
ED issues show-cause notice to Amnesty International for 'violating' foreign exchange lawThe ED has issued a show-cause notice to Amnesty International, a human rights watchdog, for alleged violation of the foreign exchange law to the tune of over Rs 51 crore. The alleged FEMA..
Amnesty urges Saudi Arabia to reveal whereabouts of two missing QatarisAmnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the whereabouts of a Qatari father and son who allegedly disappeared during a visit to the kingdom last month, the rights group said in a..
Amnesty International names five new political prisoners in CubaAmnesty International named five new prisoners of conscience in Cuba on Monday and said their detention underscored how the presidential handover last year from Raul Castro had not changed the..
Amnesty International calls on South Korea to end discrimination of gay soldiersAmnesty International on Thursday called on South Korea to decriminalize same-sex relationships for men in the military, warning current laws fuel violence, discrimination and stigmatization against..
Executions 'rampant' in Philippine drug war, U.N. probe needed: Amnesty reportImpunity and unlawful killings continue unabated three years into the Philippines' war on drugs, with a pattern of executions under the guise of police sting operations and a state unwilling to..
Amnesty chides Poland over mistreatment of judgesJudges who have opposed the "political hijacking" of Poland's judiciary are suffering unfair discrimination, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday, adding to European Union pressure..
Amnesty International urges fair Egyptian inquiry into Mursi's deathAmnesty International urged Egyptian authorities on Monday to investigate the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, who died suddenly aged 67 after collapsing in court in Cairo during a..
India abusing "lawless" detention act in Kashmir: rights groupThe Indian government is widely misusing a law allowing for detention without trial in the Indian part of the contested Kashmir region, and fuelling animosity with it, the human rights group Amnesty..