Monday, 18 October 2021

Tag Archives: Amnesty International

200 rights groups push for UN arms embargo on Myanmar

Reuters Photo LONDON – More than 200 civil society groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, called on the UN Security Council on Wednesday to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar to help protect civilians peacefully protesting a military coup. Since the military seized power on Feb 1 and ousted an ...

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Angelina Jolie releasing new book with Amnesty International

HOLLYWOOD superstar and humanitarian Angelina Jolie is releasing a book with Amnesty International for teenagers so they understand their rights. The book is reportedly called ‘Know Your Rights’, which aims to teach young people about their rights. It will be in collaboration with human rights charity Amnesty International. The book ...

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Kashmir crisis calls for United States engagement

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and India have jointly administered the Jammu and Kashmir region since 1948, when the United Nations negotiated a cease-fire between the two South Asian countries and decreed that the Kashmiri people would determine their own future. That there is a hotly disputed region adjoining two nuclear-armed adversaries should ...

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Death toll from protests in Iran climbs to 143: Amnesty

TEHRAN: At least 143 people in Iran have been killed since protests broke out earlier this month over the government’s decision to raise fuel prices, Amnesty International said. The human rights organization said in a report that it believes the death toll is significantly higher and is continuing to investigate. ...

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Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – The data-collection business model fueling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report. The organization argued that offering people free online services and then using information about them to target money-making ads imperils a gamut of ...

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Chilean security forces attacked protesters to ‘punish’ them: Amnesty

A policeman hits a detained demonstrator with a fist in the face during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic - RC2EFD9AT9VE

SANTIAGO: Chilean police and soldiers backed by their commanders have carried out “generalized” attacks on people protesting over inequality with the intention of “punishing and harming” them, Amnesty International said in a report published. Erika Guevara Rosas, the rights group’s Americas Director, told Reuters that its investigative team, sent to ...

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Tens of thousands protest in Lebanon for third day

BEIRUT: Tens of thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets for a forth day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption despite several arrests by security forces. They streamed into the streets around the country´s parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, despite calls ...

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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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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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