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.
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".
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.
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
Kabul: Taliban fighters massacred nine ethnic Hazara men after taking control of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province last month, Amnesty International said today.
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.
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'.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Islamabad, Feb 24 (Just Earth News) Over the past fortnight, a series of bomb attacks claimed by a slew of armed groups has claimed the lives of more than 120 people and injured several more, raising concerns about the protection of human life, said Amnesty International.