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Global crisis on torture exposed by new worldwide campaign

Over the last five years, Amnesty International has documented on torture and other forms of ill-treatment in at least 141 countries.   “ Governments around the world are two-faced on torture – prohibiting it in law, but facilitating it in… Continue Reading →

Nepal gender bias sparks health crisis in young women #Vaw

  Hundreds of thousands of young women living in impoverished areas of rural Nepal have developed a debilitating uterus condition which usually only occurs after the menopause, Amnesty International said Thursday. In a report, Amnesty blamed “ingrained discrimination” for the… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Amnesty India welcomes bail for Prisoners of Conscience Soni Sori and Lingaram

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDIA PRESS RELEASE 7 February 2014 India: Amnesty India welcomes bail for Prisoners of Conscience Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi The Supreme Court’s ruling to grant bail to Prisoners of Conscience Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi who were… Continue Reading →

Thousands call for release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila #AFSPA

December 17, 2013 ~ amnesty BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDIA TEAM Over 16,000 people have supported an Amnesty International India campaign seeking the immediate and unconditional release of human rights activist and Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila. “The governments of Manipur and… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE— IADHRI Demands Freedom for Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: [email protected] 25 October, 2013     On Monday, 28th October, the Supreme Court of India will take up the bail petitions of Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi, adivasi prisoners in Chhattisgarh who have been incarcerated for more than… Continue Reading →

Amnesty pleads for Soni Sori’s release

New Delhi,Politics, Sat, 28 Sep 2013IANS New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Amnesty International has submitted a petition to the Chhattisgarh chief minister urging him to drop all charges against tribal activists Soni Sori and her nephew Lingaram Kodopi and release… Continue Reading →

Ray of hope for survivors of the Bhopal disaster

Posted on 7 August 2013 by Livewire Team, Amnesty Former UCC Plant, Bhopal © Amnesty International By Madhu Malhotra, Director of Amnesty International’s Gender, Identity and Sexuality Program It is almost three decades since one of the worst corporate disasters in history –… Continue Reading →

Government must heed to Manipur panel’s findings and end impunity for “fake encounters”

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDIA Public Statement 24 July 2013 Government must heed Manipur panel’s findings and end impunity for “fake encounters” An independent panel set up by India’s Supreme Court to investigate six alleged extrajudicial executions in the northeastern state of… Continue Reading →

Amnesty asks India to commute Guru’s death sentence #deathpenalty

  London, December 14 (KMS: The human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has expressed concern over the fate of mercy petitions including that of a Kashmir youth, Afzal Guru whose sentence, according to the Amnesty, by a special court under the… Continue Reading →

India: Vedanta’s human rights promises ‘meaningless and hollow’

  Amnesty International has accused the UK-registered mining company Vedanta of attempting to “gloss over” criticisms of its poor human rights record in the East Indian state of Orissa by publishing a “meaningless and hollow” report that puts forward the… Continue Reading →

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