Statement of Aakar Patel, Head of Amnesty India
The actions taken against Amnesty India by the Enforcement Directorate in October this year have forced us into a situation where we are no longer able to pay the salaries of all our staff members.
Human Rights Will Win, Asserts Civil Society
2018 will be remembered as a year when India witnessed a massive crackdown on civil society organisations and human rights defenders. It may seem that the odds are against us at this moment, but human rights have always won and will this time also.
Hatred and impunity killing people in Uttar Pradesh
A police officer in Uttar Pradesh has become the latest victim of mob lynching and attacks by cow vigilantes.
G20 leaders must question India on its human rights commitment
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.
Nepal: Release Amnesty International Activists Now
The Nepal authorities must immediately and unconditionally release members and supporters of Amnesty International Nepal who were detained after protesting outside the Indian embassy this morning, Amnesty International said today.
Assam: End Rights Violations Against Persons Declared Foreigners And Held In Detention Centres
Assam must end human rights violations against persons declared foreigners by the Foreigners Tribunals and held in detention centres across the state.
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.
MEGHALAYA: INVESTIGATE ATTACKS ON ACTIVISTS FOR EXPOSING ILLEGAL COAL MINING IN THE STATE
Activists working against rampant illegal coal mining in Meghalaya are under serious threat. There seems to be a nexus between the authorities and the ‘coal mafia’ in the state, which has resulted in a culture of impunity. Those responsible for this brutal attack must be brought to justice.
Ill-Treatment Of Arun Ferreira Shows How India Is Becoming A Dangerous Place For Human Rights Defenders
Amnesty India calls 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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