Tag: Amnesty International

ED searches Amnesty office in Bengaluru

ED searches Amnesty office in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) searched the human rights body Amnesty International India’s headquarters in Bengaluru, an official said on Thursday. “We have been conducting searches at Amnesty’s office in Bengaluru and its Director’s (Aakar Patel) residence in the city since this afternoon,” an ED source told IANS. “We will[Read More…]

Why death penalty for child rape doesn't mean swifter, better justice

Indian courts gave 109 death sentences in 2017: Amnesty

United Nations: The Indian courts gave 109 death sentences last year, but the country did not execute anyone, according to Amnesty International. The number of death sentences imposed last year were 27 fewer than the 136 in 2016, the human rights organisation said in its report, “Death Sentences and Executions 2017”,[Read More…]

Even after 4 years of Muzaffarnagar riots 190 families yet to receive compensation from UP govt

Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has criticized Uttar Pradesh government for not giving compensation to more than 190 families displaced after 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots even four years after the communal incidents. “Communal riot survivors (190 families) are yet to receive compensation and continue to stay in squalid conditions in resettlement[Read More…]

Twitter accounts of UNICEF, Forbes, Reuters and others hacked by Turkish govt supporters

Hundreds of Twitter accounts, including media outlets, celebrities, international aid organisations and political entities, appear to be hacked by a group supporting the Turkish government. The tweets from alleged hackers include a swastika, as well as the hashtags ‘Nazialmanya’ (NaziGermany) and ‘Nazihollanda’ (NaziHolland), which refers to the increasing diplomatic tensions between[Read More…]

Rohingya children may end up being a lost generation: UNICEF

Attack on Rohingya civilians may be crime against humanity: Amnesty

Military action against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority may amount to crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International. “The Myanmar military has targeted Rohingya civilians in a callous and systematic campaign of violence,” Rafendi Djamin, Southeast Asia director for Amnesty International, said in a statement on Monday. “The deplorable actions of the military[Read More…]

Divya Spandana, aka Ramya, gets sedition case for praising Pakistan

Actress-turned-politician Divya Spandana, alias Ramya, has been slapped with a sedition case after praising Pakistan. After recently visiting the country for a SAARC event, she countered defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s comment on Pakistan being “hell” saying it is not. The 33-year-old had said, “Pakistan is not hell. People there are[Read More…]

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