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Free Speech in Indian Universities under Threat

22 February 2017
Recent events at Ramjas college in Delhi illustrate the growing threat to freedom of expression on Indian university campuses, said Amnesty International India today.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2017 (South Asia): ‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division

22 February 2017
Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017. Civil society under assault across South Asia

Amnesty International Annual Report 2017: ‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

22 February 2017
Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017. Risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments. Salil Shetty, head of the global movement, warns that “never again” has become meaningless as states fail to react to mass atrocities

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Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Sri Lanka

24 February 2017
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Head of state and government: Maithripala Sirisena Sri Lanka continued to pursue commitments to deliver accountability for alleged crimes under international law, although the process was slow.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Nepal

24 February 2017
Tens of thousands of people continued to be denied the right to adequate housing and other human rights following the 2015 earthquake. Marginalized groups expressed dissatisfaction with constitutional amendments, on the grounds that they did not address discriminatory clauses. The use of torture and unnecessary or excessive force against protesters in the Tarai region were not effectively investigated. There was little progress on justice for the grave human rights violations committed during t

Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Bangladesh

24 February 2017
Armed groups claiming to act in the name of Islam killed dozens of people in targeted attacks, including foreign nationals, secular activists and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The government’s response was marked by human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, unlawful killings, torture and other ill-treatment. The right to freedom of expression was further restricted as the government applied repressive laws and pressed crimi

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Pretrial Detention - Impacts and Successes

Amnesty International India has, as a part of the advocacy work on this project, engaged with the Executive, Prisons Department and the Judiciary since June 2013 resulting in some significant impacts and successes.

5 undertrial prisoners Amnesty International India helped release

Case stories of 5 undertrial prisoners who had spent considerable time in prisons without a

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