News

Rights activists at risk of detention on politically motivated charges

28 July 2015
Amnesty International India believes they are being targeted for their work in seeking justice for the victims of the 2002 violence in Gujarat.

Bengaluru City police and Amnesty India partner to enable safe reporting of sexual violence

25 July 2015
The Bengaluru City Police and Amnesty International India today launched the ‘Bengaluru, get Ready to Report’ initiative to empower women in the city to report sexual violence with safety and dignity.

Execution of Yakub Memon will be regressive

21 July 2015
The rejection of Yakub Memon’s curative petition in the Supreme Court today a disappointing and regressive step towards the continued use of death penalty in India

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Blogs

Death Penalty 2015: The Good and the Bad

28 July 2015
The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty.

#AmnestyAsks about ‘Access to Justice’ in Jammu & Kashmir

20 July 2015
Addressing the key points of Amnesty India's Kashmir report, 'Denied' and some questions and reactions on Twitter

Why #50Days4Gaza explained in 3 posters, a map and a video

16 July 2015
Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes in the 2014 conflict. To date, neither side has held anyone to account.

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Successes

4,00,000 voices and still counting.

Amnesty International India launched a public campaign in October 2014 ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Massacre urging the Indian government to establish an independent team to reinvestigate the cases, and demanding that authorities bring to justice all those responsible for the massacre – whether they are political leaders, police or government officials.

Human rights activists Jaison and Thushar released

In India, 40,000 Amnesty mobile supporters received a recorded voice call on their phone telling them about the case and urging them to demand that the Chief Minister of Kerala - Oommen Chandy - drop all the charges against them and release them immediately. An online action was created and promoted through Amnesty India’s social media platforms. 5593 mobile and online signatures were collected and submitted to the Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

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