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Amnesty International urges government to immediately restore X in Pakistan

Amnesty International has demanded the immediate restoration of micro-blogging site X in Pakistan.

Baloch Long March: Amnesty International expresses 'deep concern' over excessive use of force

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the use water cannons, tear gas and excessive force against the Baloch Long March protestors by police in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Thursday.

Pakistan: Amnesty International condemns Baloch protesters, demands authority to drop charges against them

A major global human rights advocacy group recently raised concern over the arrest of protesters from Balochistan who marched towards Islamabad to highlight the issue of extrajudicial killings in their province.

Amnesty International calls for restoration of Internet and lifting of section 144 in Gwadar

Islamabad: The internet shutdown in Gwadar, Balochistan following the imposition of an emergency law to quell protests on 28 Dec must be reversed immediately Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Amnesty International, HRW ask Pakistan to repeal PECA Ordinance

Islamabad: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have urged Pakistan to repeal amendments to the "draconian" Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act 2016 (PECA) Ordinance, terming it the latest in a "concerted campaign to restrict freedom of expression and stifle dissent".

Will close 2 offices in Hong Kong by end of year, says Amnesty International

London/UNI/Sputnik: Amnesty International announced on Monday that it would close its two offices in Hong Kong by the end of 2021 after 40 years of working there and will move operations to the organization's other missions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Protection of Hindus and others must be ensured amid ongoing violence in Bangladesh: Amnesty International

Dhaka: Responding to the violent attacks on Hindu minority households and temples in Bangladesh during and after the Durga Puja, the country’s biggest Hindu festival, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, Saad Hammadi, said such incidents are symptomatic of the growing anti-minority sentiment in the country

Taliban responsible for brutal massacre of Hazara men in Afghanistan: Amnesty International

Kabul: Taliban fighters massacred nine ethnic Hazara men after taking control of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province last month, Amnesty International said today.

Pakistan must end enforced disappearance of human rights defender: UN Experts

Geneva/IBNS: UN human rights experts on Friday called on the Pakistani authorities to end the secret detention of human rights defender Idris Khattak, who has not been heard from in more than nine months.

Amid countless unresolved cases, Amnesty International urges Pakistan to act against enforced disappearances

Islamabad: Amnesty International has urged the government of Pakistan to take all measures to ensure an end to the practice of enforced disappearances that have long been a stain on the south Asian country's 'human rights record'.

Horrific Kabul bomb attack underlines growing threat to civilian lives: Amnesty International

New York, Nov 21 (IBNS): Responding to the deaths of at least 40 people and the wounding of at least 60 in a bomb attack at a religious event in Kabul on Tuesday, Amnesty International’s Deputy South Asia Director Omar Waraich said

Poland: Peaceful protesters defy escalating assault on freedom of assembly, says Amnesty report

Warsaw, Jun 26 (IBNS): Despite an escalating crackdown on peaceful protest, people in Poland continue to take to the streets and courageously demonstrate against abuse of their rights and threats to the rule of law, Amnesty International said in a new report.

Amnesty International reveals Rohingya armed group massacred scores of Hindus in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Naypyidaw: A Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as additional unlawful killings and abductions of Hindu villagers in August 2017, Amnesty International revealed on Tuesday after carrying out a detailed investigation inside Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Campaign of hacking,spyware and surveillance targets human rights defenders in Pakistan: Amnesty

Islamabad, May 16 (IBNS): Human rights defenders in Pakistan are under threat from a targeted campaign of digital attacks, which has seen social media accounts hacked and computers and mobile phones infected with spyware, a four-month investigation by Amnesty International reveals.

Amnesty International pays tribute to slain Afghan journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Kabul, May 3 (IBNS): Journalists in Afghanistan face threats, intimidation and violence for simply doing their jobs, Amnesty International said on World Press Freedom Day as it honoured the memory of the 10 Afghan journalists killed in horrific attacks this week.