Statement from Amnesty India
The Central Bureau of Investigation today conducted searches at the offices of Amnesty International India Private Limited and Indians for Amnesty International Trust (hereinafter referred to as ‘Amnesty India’) in Bengaluru and New Delhi.
Avinash Kumar Announced the New Head of Amnesty International India
The Board of Trustees of Indians for Amnesty International Trust (IAIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Avinash Kumar as Executive Director with effect from December 1, 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.
Amnesty International at the hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Human Rights in South Asia”
On 22 October 2019, Amnesty International testified at the hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Human Rights in South Asia”.
Government of India Must Immediately Stop Its Witch Hunt of Dissenting Voices in Kashmir
Amnesty International India has documented a clear pattern of authorities using arbitrary detention on activists, politicians and anyone likely to hold a dissenting opinion, including women and children before and after 5 August 2019 in Jammu & Kashmir.
Hate Crime Reports On An Alarming Rise – Reveals Amnesty International India’s ‘Halt The Hate’
‘Halt the Hate’ has found that reports of alleged hate crimes have witnessed the steepest rise in numbers since 2016. In the first six months of 2019 alone, 181 incidents of alleged hate crimes have been recorded by the website, nearly double than previous three years’ half-yearly counts.
Hong Kong: Arbitrary arrests, brutal beatings and torture in police detention revealed
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.
Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future receive Amnesty International’s top honour
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement of school-children have been honoured with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2019, the human rights organization announced today.
125 Organisations Around The World Condemn Exclusion of 1.9 Million People In Assam NRC
31,121,004 residents of Assam were included in the NRC and therefore recognised as citizens, whereas 1,906,657 residents – approximately 6% of the population of Assam - were excluded, pushing them to the brink of statelessness.
Amnesty International India Launches Urgent Campaign To End The Protracted Blackout In Kashmir
Amnesty International India has launched the campaign #LetKashmirSpeak on 5 September, 2019 – which marks a month of the communications blackout, to ask for immediate lifting of the lockdown.
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