Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Tag Archives: amnesty

As forest fires rage, experts worry about the future of the Amazon

There are more than 165,000 fires burning in the Amazon rainforest – and a significant number of them, more than 75,000, are burning in Brazil. The Amazon spans more than 5.5 million square kilometres, is home to roughly 40,000 plant species, 1,300 bird species and 2.5 million species of insects. ...

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Amnesty signals danger of unrest in region as India isolates Kashmir

SRI NAGAR: Amnesty International, a global rights group, has cautioned India that its decision to amend the status of the Jammu and Kashmir would pave way for an increase in violence. In a statement, Amnesty International asserted that “the unilateral decision” made by India without consulting stakeholders “amidst a clampdown ...

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Hong Kong chief says China extradition bill ‘dead’

HONG KONG chief Carrie Lam has said a controversial bill that would’ve allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland and that subsequently led to mass protests in the city is “dead”. “I have almost immediately put a stop to the [bill] amendment exercise. But there are still lingering doubts about the ...

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Trump urges Venezuelan military to accept Guaido’s amnesty offer

WASHINGTON: US president Donald Trump has called on Venezuelan military to accept opposition leader Guaido’s offer of amnesty. US president Donald Trump also claimed that Washington seeks a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela, noting however that all options remain open. The US president also claimed that the Venezuelan military officers who ...

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People being killed in name of religion in India: Naseeruddin Shah

BOLLYWOOD veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has said that walls of hatred are being erected in the name of religion in India and those who stand against this injustice are being punished. In a video released by the Amnesty International, the actor revealed that those fighting for their rights are being ...

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Indian police raid Amnesty office over ‘foreign fund violations’

NEW DELHI: Amnesty International on Friday accused the Indian government of seeking to “instill fear” among rights groups after police raided one of its offices over alleged violations of foreign funding rules. Enforcement Directorate investigators searched the Amnesty office in the southern city of Bangalore for several hours on Thursday. ...

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Iran sentences ‘Mossad agent’ to death over scientist killings

LONDON: Iran has sentenced to death a person found guilty of providing information to Israel to help it assassinate several senior nuclear scientists, Tehran’s prosecutor said on Tuesday. At least four scientists were killed between 2010 and 2012 in what Tehran said was a programme of assassinations aimed at sabotaging ...

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Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ended an amnesty protecting 800,000 people brought to the United States illegally as minors from deportation, prompting a political firestorm. The US leader – who had promised to act “with great heart” in the case of the so-called “Dreamers,” many of whom have lived most of ...

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