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Amnesty International is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights. The organization says it has more than seven million members and supporters around the world.

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Photographs, videos expose Myanmar's military brutality of shooting anti-coup protester
International

Photographs, videos expose Myanmar's military brutality of shooting anti-coup protester

Digital data by anti-coup protesters in the form of photographs and videos have exposed Myanmar's military brutality. In one case, they may have revealed what happened to a teenage protester whose image has become a symbol of the resistance.

China, Middle East dominate 2020 list of top state executioners: Report
International

China, Middle East dominate 2020 list of top state executioners: Report

While the year 2020 witnessed an overall decrease in the number of global death penalties, some countries increased the number of executions they carried out amidst the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by a rights group.

Pakistan: Rights group condemns brutal attack, 'false' blasphemy accusation on Christian nurses
International

Pakistan: Rights group condemns brutal attack, 'false' blasphemy accusation on Christian nurses

A Pakistan-based right group has condemned a brutal attack on two Christian nurses, who were falsely accused of committing blasphemy.

US failing to meet obligations under international law to prevent gun violence: Amnesty's Callamard
International

US failing to meet obligations under international law to prevent gun violence: Amnesty's Callamard

The United States is failing in its obligation under international law to prevent gun violence and to protect its citizens' right to life, says Amnesty International Secretary General Agnes Callamard.

US calls for immediate withdrawal of Eritrean, Amhara regional forces from Tigray amid humanitarian crisis
International

US calls for immediate withdrawal of Eritrean, Amhara regional forces from Tigray amid humanitarian crisis

The United States is concerned over the reports of humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, said Secretary of State Antony Blinken while calling for immediate withdrawal of Eritrean forces and Amhara regional forces from Tigray.

Woman shot during protest dies, first known casualty of Myanmar pro-democracy agitation
International

Woman shot during protest dies, first known casualty of Myanmar pro-democracy agitation

A woman who was shot in the head last week during an anti-coup protest in the Myanmar capital died on Friday, reported CNN citing a family member.

Pakistan: Two Christian men charged under controversial blasphemy law
International

Pakistan: Two Christian men charged under controversial blasphemy law

Two Christians in Pakistan have been charged with blasphemy for their alleged insulting remarks against Islam's holy book and the Prophet.

Asad Mengal, a Baloch missing for over 50 years under Pak's 'Kill and Dump' policy
International

Asad Mengal, a Baloch missing for over 50 years under Pak's 'Kill and Dump' policy

The people of Balochistan have been victims of 'Kill and Dump' policy since the 1970s and Asad Mengal, who is the first victim of this policy, is missing for more than 50 years.

Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty International
International

Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty International

India on Thursday said that the foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding just like they would do so in the United States, the UK and countries of the European Union.

Amnesty International statements unfortunate, exaggerated but it's free to continue humanitarian work in India: MHA
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Amnesty International statements unfortunate, exaggerated but it's free to continue humanitarian work in India: MHA

Hours after Amnesty International claimed it halted India operations citing government 'witch-hunt', the central government on Tuesday said that the stand taken and statements made by the international NGO are unfortunate, exaggerated and far from the truth.

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