Bhima Koregaon: Clampdown On Dissent Continues, Three Human Rights Defenders Placed In Police Custody
The decision taken by a court in Pune on Friday, to reject bail applications and discontinue the house arrest of human rights defenders Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, is unfortunate. The Maharashtra Police’s subsequent arrest of these activists, despite failing to provide credible evidence against them, is concerning.
Government Of India Treating Human Rights Organisations Like Criminal Enterprises
Amnesty India’s bank accounts have been frozen by the Enforcement Directorate, effectively stopping our work. Amnesty India is thus the latest target of the government’s assault on civil society in the country.
Safety of civilians should not be compromised
According to the media reports, seven civilians were killed in Kashmir’s Kulgam district on 21 October in an explosion at the site of the encounter between militants and security forces. The police claimed that the civilians were killed by “stray explosives” after they rushed to the encounter site, despite a warning by security forces.
Sri Lanka: The Government Cannot Afford To Fail The Office On Missing Persons
Amid the furore around the Joint Opposition’s political mobilisation last month, a key event was overlooked. The Office on Missing Persons (OMP), a key body, empowered to search for and trace people who were disappeared during Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long internal conflict, submitted its interim report – with key recommendations, to President Maithripala Sirisena.
85 Adivasi villagers in Raigarh called upon the Chhattisgarh police to conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation
85 Adivasi villagers in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, called upon the Chhattisgarh police to conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that they had been unlawfully dispossessed of their lands by people acting as agents for two private companies.
Russia: Amnesty researcher abducted and subjected to mock executions in Ingushetia
An Amnesty International researcher sent to observe demonstrations in the Ingushetian capital Magas was abducted, beaten and subjected to terrifying mock executions by men claiming to be members of the security services.
Pakistan: Release Pashtun human rights defender immediately and unconditionally
Pakistan’s authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Gulalai Ismail, a Pashtun human rights defender, who was detained on her arrival at Islamabad airport today
‘Search’ Of A Media House Indicates Clampdown On Free Press
The Quint’, and the homes of its owners, Raghav Bahl and Ritu Kapoor, indicates a clampdown on free press. It raises disturbing questions on whether the news website is being targeted for speaking truth to power.
Saudi Arabia /Turkey: Alleged assassination of Jamal Khashoggi in Consulate would set abysmal new low
The international community’s deafening silence on Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on freedom of expression must end and it must demand an immediate explanation from Saudi Arabia’s authorities about Jamal Khashoggi’s fate or whereabouts.
Failure to act swiftly on climate change risks human rights violation on massive scale
With countless people worldwide already suffering the catastrophic effects of floods, heatwaves and droughts aggravated by climate change, governments must commit to much more ambitious emissions reduction targets to limit the global average temperature increase, or bear responsibility for loss of life and other human rights violations and abuses on an unprecedented scale, Amnesty International said today.
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