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Amnesty International: London-based international human rights organization
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human rights. The organization claims it has more than eight million members and supporters around the world.


Amnesty says new Qatar law 'curbs freedom of expression'

A new Qatari law criminalizing the publishing of "false or biased" statements could "significantly restrict freedom of expression", rights group Amnesty International said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Israeli surveillance software lawsuit goes behind closed doors

An Israeli court on Thursday ordered closed-door hearings in Amnesty International's legal bid to stop NSO Group exporting surveillance software, which rights groups say is used to spy on journalists..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Amnesty International

Super Cup in Saudi part of football's desire to make money - Barca coach [Video]Super Cup in Saudi part of football's desire to make money - Barca coach

Ernesto Valverde says the Spanish Super Cup is in Saudi Arabia due to the football industry's desire to find more revenue streams.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump: 'America will always stand with the Iranian people' [Video]Trump: 'America will always stand with the Iranian people'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Iran of killing "thousands" of people during recent protests.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Iran's Rouhani calls for release of innocent, unarmed protesters [Video]Iran's Rouhani calls for release of innocent, unarmed protesters

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the release of any unarmed and innocent people who were detained during protests against gasoline price hikes, after two weeks of violent..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Watch: Iranians in France demonstrate against Tehran protest crackdown [Video]Watch: Iranians in France demonstrate against Tehran protest crackdown

Unrest was sparked after the government announced a hike in petrol prices, and quickly turned political. Amnesty International has said at least 161 people have been killed, but Tehran has rejected..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published


Israeli court orders closed-door hearings in NSO surveillance firm case

Amnesty International's legal bid to have Israel revoke the export license of the Israeli NSO surveillance firm will be heard behind closed doors, an Israeli court ruled on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Israeli court to hear Amnesty bid to revoke NSO export license

Amnesty International will ask an Israeli court on Thursday to order Israel to revoke the export license of NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used by governments to spy on journalists..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia Adopts New Version of Much-Criticized Terrorism Law

ethiopia adopts new version of much-criticized terrorism law
Ethiopian lawmakers have replaced anti-terrorism legislation that had drawn criticism from rights activists, although Amnesty International said the new version still had the potential to be used..
WorldNews - Published

Amnesty says 304 killed in Iran unrest, thousands arrested including children

At least 304 people have been killed in Iran during anti-government unrest that broke out last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Death toll in Iran crackdown exceeds 300, Amnesty says

At least 304 people were killed in Iran during a three-day crackdown against protests across the country in November, according to a new Amnesty International toll published Monday.
France 24 - Published

Amnesty demands independent probe in Hyderabad custodial deaths

Amnesty International India on Friday sought an independent investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings of four under—trial prisoners by the Hyderabad police. The four had been arrested a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Iran leader calls for ‘Islamic mercy’ after bloody crackdown

iran leader calls for ‘islamic mercy’ after bloody crackdown
DUBAI: Iran’s supreme leader called Wednesday for those detained in recent gasoline price protests to be treated with “Islamic mercy” even after authorities acknowledged government forces shot..
WorldNews - Published

Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi slams repression in Iran, 'unprecedented' since 1979

Shirin Ebadi, the exiled Iranian lawyer and human rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, speaks to FRANCE 24 about the deadly protests in Iran over the past two weeks...
France 24 - Published

Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering

amnesty: yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering
Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty International..
WorldNews - Published

Mexico struggling to improve human rights under Lopez Obrador: Amnesty

Mexico's president has failed to make substantial progress resolving human rights problems in his first year in office and his resistance to criticism risks creating a "hostile environment" for the..
Reuters - Published

At least 143 killed in Iran protests: Amnesty

at least 143 killed in iran protests: amnesty
London: At least 146 demonstrators were killed across Iran since leaders ordered security forces to stamp out protests that followed fuel price rises on November 15, Amnesty International said Monday...
WorldNews - Published

Iran declares victory over protesters after week of deadly unrest

Amnesty International says at least 106 were killed, but many inside and outside Iran believe the death toll is much higher
CBS News - Published

Chile's defense minister issues furious rejection of Amnesty rights claims

Chile's defense minister on Friday issued a furious rebuttal of claims by Amnesty International that excessive force was "intentionally" used on protesters to "punish" them for taking to the streets.
Reuters - Published

Chile will investigate police violence; nearly 5,000 dead from measles in Democratic Republic of Congo

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced human rights investigations into the country's police force following an Amnesty International report accusing security forces of deliberately..
CBS News - Published

Chile's president says police may have violated protocols

chile's president says police may have violated protocols
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said that police may have broken protocols in responding to a month of protests, and prosecutors will investigate whether they violated human rights. His comments..
WorldNews - Published

Amnesty International: Chile using violence as a deterrent

The human rights group says the security forces are using violence is to discourage further protests.
BBC News - Published

Chilean security forces 'intentionally' attacked protesters to 'punish' them: Amnesty

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..
Reuters - Published

'Facebook, Google surveillance assault on privacy'

'facebook, google surveillance assault on privacy'
Facebook and Google which offer services to billions of people without asking them to pay a financial fee are performing an assault on the right to privacy on an unprecedented scale, a stinging Amnesty..
WorldNews - Published

Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

amnesty international calls facebook, google rights abusers
Amnesty International issued a scathing indictment of the world’s dominant internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their..
WorldNews - Published

Amnesty International says more than 100 killed in Iran protests

The Iranian regime has cut internet and phone lines, making figures impossible to confirm, but they call reports of mass casualties "disinformation"
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More than 100 protestors killed in Iran during unrest: Amnesty International

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week.
Reuters - Published

Amnesty International calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, saying that what it described as a "vague" and "overly broad" interpretation of sedition could have a..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar: Satire performers convicted of more “ludicrous” charges

myanmar: satire performers convicted of more “ludicrous” charges
Responding to the conviction and one-year prison sentence handed down to six members of the Peacock Generation, a satirical poetry troupe, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Director for East..
WorldNews - Published

India's federal police raid local Amnesty International offices

India's federal investigating agency raided the local offices of human rights group Amnesty International on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation said, in a probe into alleged violations of..
Reuters - Published

CBI registers case against Amnesty International for violation of FCRA; carries out searches

IndiaTimes - Published

Avinash Kumar to head Amnesty International India

IndiaTimes - Published

CBI raids Bengaluru office of Amnesty International India over alleged violation of foreign funding act

The raid comes a year after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had carried out investigations into charges that the rights group had tried to bypass the FCRA by floating a commercial entity, Amnesty..
DNA - Published

Australia urged to speak up for 'Nauru 19' once again facing trial

The re-trial of the so-called Nauru 19 begins this week in the tiny Pacific island nation. Amnesty International says those facing the charges have little chance of receiving a fair trial and have..
SBS - Published

Turkey: Decision to re-arrest writer Ahmet Altan a scandalous injustice

turkey: decision to re-arrest writer ahmet altan a scandalous injustice
Following a court decision to re-arrest writer Ahmet Altan just a week after he was released from jail following more than three years in pre-trial detention, Amnesty International’s Europe Director,..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines: Vice President’s new role must mark end of drug killings

philippines: vice president’s new role must mark end of drug killings
Responding to news that Vice President Leni Robredo has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte's invitation to co-chair the government's anti-drugs committee, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s..
WorldNews - Published

Iran cuts off man's fingers for theft

Amnesty International condemns the punishment at a prison in the city of Sari as "abhorrent".
BBC News - Published

Amnesty says Turkey deporting Syrians to planned 'safe zone' region

Turkey is forcibly sending Syrian refugees to an area of Syria near the border where it aims to set up a "safe zone" even though the conflict there has not ended, Amnesty International said in a report..
Reuters - Published

Abortion is no longer illegal in Northern Ireland

"This is a hugely significant moment and the beginning of a new era for Northern Ireland," Amnesty International says
CBS News - Published

Morocco: Release of journalist jailed after being accused of having an abortion

morocco: release of journalist jailed after being accused of having an abortion
Responding to the news that journalist Hajar Raissouni, sentenced to one year in prison over an “unlawful” abortion, was released last night, after she, her fiancé and the three members of medical..
WorldNews - Published

Amnesty urges Hong Kong to probe bloody attack on pro-democracy leader

Rights group Amnesty International has urged Hong Kong authorities to urgently investigate a bloody attack on the leader of one of the biggest pro-democracy groups in the Chinese-ruled city, ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong: Protest leader left bleeding on street after brutal hammer attack

hong kong: protest leader left bleeding on street after brutal hammer attack
Amnesty International is urging Hong Kong authorities to launch a prompt and thorough investigation into a brutal attack on human rights defender Jimmy Sham, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent..
WorldNews - Published

Foreigners make up nearly half of death row inmates in Malaysia: Amnesty

Capital punishment in Malaysia disproportionately affects foreign nationals, who account for nearly half of those on death row, as well as women involved in drug trafficking, Amnesty International said..
Reuters - Published

Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests: researchers

Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by..
Reuters - Published

Amnesty calls for release of leading Cuban dissident

Amnesty International on Tuesday demanded the Cuban government explain the charges against the head of the country's largest opposition group, whom Havana arrested a week ago, or release him from jail.
Reuters - Published

Soccer-Qatar reforms falling short of promises, says Amnesty

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has made improvements in labor rights for its two million foreign workers, but reforms have not lived up to promises made, Amnesty International told Reuters in an interview.
Reuters - Published

Amnesty calls on Hong Kong to investigate police action in protests

Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the Hong Kong government to investigate police use of force during nearly four months of protests, and to encourage Beijing to safeguard protesters' right to..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of workers in Qatar unpaid as reforms stall, Amnesty says

Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms intended to improve worker rights, a..
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg Receives Amnesty International Award For Climate Activism

greta thunberg receives amnesty international award for climate activism
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been given an award from Amnesty International for starting the Friday's for Future movement. Thunberg is in Washington D.C. for several days of rallies and lobbying..
WorldNews - Published

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