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Voices of Amnesty

Voices Of Amnesty - Jafferkhanpet,Chennai

Where: Corporation Community Centre. Vadivel Naikhan Street, Near Kasi Theatre, Chennai
When: Sunday 14 September, 11:00 am

Voices Of Amnesty - Villivakkam,Chennai

Where: SIDCO nagar, Corporation community centre, SIDCO Nagar Main road, Near sub registrar office. Villivakkam
When: Sunday 14 September, 4:00 pm

Voices Of Amnesty - Teynampet,Chennai

Where: K B Dhasan Corporation community hall, K Barathidasan Road (K B Dhasan Road ), Near SIET college
When: Saturday 04 October, 5:00 pm

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News

Hong Kong: Police response to student pro-democracy protest an alarming sign

27 September 2014
The quick use of pepper spray and arrests by Hong Kong police during pro-democracy demonstrations last night and today has renewed fears the authorities will fail to uphold the rights to peaceful assembly and free expression at larger protests planned for next week

Indonesia: New Aceh bylaw imposing 100 lashes for gay and extramarital sex “enormous step backwards”

26 September 2014
A new law in Indonesia’s Aceh province that imposes up to 100 lashes of the cane for “crimes” such as same-sex sexual activity and sex outside marriage is an enormous stepbackwards for human rights

India: Thousands call for justice for Afghan civilians killed in US operations

25 September 2014
Amnesty International India is also urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise other crucial human rights concerns with US authorities during his visit.

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Blogs

30 years after the Bhopal Disaster, people ask #WhereArtDOW

30 September 2014
It has been nearly 30 years since a toxic gas leak from a Union Carbide factory in Bhopal caused catastrophic damage.

MDGs failed to include human rights - will we make that mistake again?

27 September 2014
Reflecting on this week’s UNGA, Amnesty’s head says states cannot continue to shirk commitments they made 60 years ago

For many undertrials, it’s a long walk to freedom

18 September 2014
Section 436A was enacted in 2005 to reduce overcrowding and ensure that poor undertrials do not languish in jails for long periods. Nine years down the line, there are still certain systemic failings that impair the effective implementation of Section 436A.

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Successes

Juveniles detained under the draconian PSA released

Urgent Action appeals were issued calling for the release of juveniles who had been detained under the Public Safety Act.

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