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06 September 2017
11:49 AM

PROMINENT JOURNALIST KILLED AMID GROWING ATTACKS ON DISSENT

The killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh by gunmen outside her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday night raises alarms about the state of freedom of expression in the country, said Amnesty International India today.

16 August 2017
20:37 PM

India: Rohingya fleeing persecution need support, not threats of arbitrary expulsion

Indian authorities labelling all Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers in India as illegal immigrants and ordering deportation to Myanmar

11 July 2017
09:29 AM

Battle between US-led coalition, Iraqi forces & Islamic State creates civilian catastrophe in Mosul

Report sheds light on the scale of death, injury and suffering caused to civilians caught between the warring parties in Mosul

04 July 2017
09:42 AM

South Sudan: Ongoing atrocities turn country’s breadbasket into a killing field

Close to one million people forcibly displaced in Equatoria region, fuelling world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis

28 June 2017
17:16 PM

सरकार को मुसलमानों के खिलाफ हो रहे घृणाप्रेरित अपराधों तथा बढ़ते इस्लामॉफ़ोबिअ की कड़ी निंदा करनी चाहिए

भारतीय अधिकारियों को यह सुनिश्चित करना चाहिए कि कई राज्यों में मुसलमानों की सार्वजनिक तौर पर भीड़ द्वारा नृशंस हत्या और अन्य घृणाप्रेरित अपराधों के लिए जिम्मेदार लोगों को बख्शा नहीं जाये।

21 June 2017
14:41 PM

‘Give a Home’: Massive global concert series will show solidarity with refugees

1,000 musicians to play at Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds events globally on September 20th.

16 June 2017
16:17 PM

URGENT ACTION: UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARRESTED AFTER PROTEST

Eight university students and three members of a political party’s student wing in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh have been in detention since 7 June. The students had participated in a protest against the Lucknow University and the state Chief Minister by carrying black flags and trying to block the state Chief Minister’s convoy.

24 March 2017
14:12 PM

Necessary medical treatment being denied to Saibaba

Authorities in Maharashtra are denying potentially life-saving medical treatment to Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, putting his health at grave risk, Amnesty International India said today.

25 January 2017
14:43 PM

कार्यकर्ता को खुले आम दी जा रही धमकी छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य सरकार की बेपरवाही दर्शाता है

छत्तीसगढ़ के बस्तर क्षेत्र में अज्ञात लोगों द्वारा कार्यकर्ता बेला भाटिया का खुले आम डराया-धमकाया जाना एक बार फिर ये दर्शाता है कि राज्य सरकार को मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा झेली जा रही धमकियों और हिंसा को समाप्त करने के लिए और कड़े कदम उठाने पड़ेंगे, एमनेस्टी इंटरनेशनल इंडिया ने आज एक प्रेस विज्ञप्ति मे कहा।

16 November 2016
14:06 PM

छत्‍तीसगढ़: जेल में विरोध करने पर पत्रकार के साथ हिरासत में मारपीट

एमनेस्‍टी इंटरनेशनल इंडिया ने आज कहा है कि छत्‍तीसगढ़ सरकार को जगदलपुर केन्‍द्रीय कारागृह में बंद पत्रकार संतोष यादव सहित आठ कैदियों के साथ हुई मारपीट की स्‍वतंत्र रूप से जांच करनी चाहिए।

15 November 2016
16:07 PM

Chhattisgarh: Detained journalist beaten for protest in prison

Authorities in Chhattisgarh must independently investigate the beating of eight prisoners, including journalist Santosh Yadav, in the Jagdalpur central jail, Amnesty International India said today.

22 October 2016
11:54 AM

Arrests for ‘spreading rumours’ unjust

The Tamil Nadu state government must immediately drop charges and release people arrested for allegedly ‘spreading rumours’ on social media about the health of chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

04 October 2016
15:22 PM

Closure of Kashmir Newspaper a setback to free speech

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir must revoke an order to stop the printing and publication of Kashmir Reader, a Srinagar-based English daily

21 September 2016
18:21 PM

Kashmiri human rights defender arbitrarily detained

According to media reports, the police are holding Khurram Parvez in administrative detention under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.

16 September 2016
17:07 PM

Kashmiri human rights defender held in administrative detention

Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez must be immediately released from administrative detention unless he is charged with recognizable criminal offences

09 August 2016
15:02 PM

End of Irom Sharmila’s hunger strike an opportunity to repeal AFSPA

Amnesty International India calls on authorities to drop all charges against her, and take steps to repeal the AFSPA.

08 August 2016
16:09 PM

Irom Sharmila’s fight against AFSPA takes a new course

Amnesty International India calls on the Manipur government to immediately and unconditionally release the 44-year-old activist and to drop all charges against her.

06 August 2016
13:15 PM

Sedition case for “anti-India” Facebook posts must be dropped

The arrest of a Kashmiri man for 'sedition’ for sharing 'anti-India' posts on Facebook is an absurd use of an archaic law to curb freedom of expression.

04 August 2016
16:22 PM

Activist alleges torture in Tamil Nadu prison: civil society calls for independent investigation

Authorities in Tamil Nadu must ensure a swift, impartial and independent criminal investigation into the alleged torture of environmental activist Piyush Manush Sethia in the Salem central prison

31 May 2016
11:40 AM

Authorities must provide adequate information to detainees’ familiies

The Chhattisgarh authorities must ensure that any police personnel found denying families information is held to account.

25 March 2016
13:06 PM

Hyderabad: Students and faculty arrested for peaceful protests must be released

There should be an independent investigation into allegations of excessive use of force by the police.

23 March 2016
20:14 PM

Chhattisgarh: Journalist tortured in custody must be released

Authorities in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh must immediately look into serious allegations of torture, drop charges against journalist Prabhat Singh

02 March 2016
17:28 PM

Manipur: Bizarre cycle of release and re-arrest of Irom Sharmila continues

The re-arrest of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila by the Manipur police on the charge of attempting suicide, two days after a Manipur court acquitted her of an identical charge, reveals the cynicism of authorities in the state

21 February 2016
17:54 PM

Chhattisgarh: Authorities must investigate attack on Soni Sori, ensure safety of her family

An attack on Adivasi activist Soni Sori is the latest in a series of attempts to suppress human rights defenders in Bastar, Chhattisgarh

19 February 2016
18:05 PM

Chhattisgarh: Authorities must protect human rights lawyers from harassment

Human rights lawyers in Chhattisgarh must be protected from threats, harassment and intimidation by the police and non-state actors

10 February 2016
17:52 PM

Chhattisgarh government must address intimidation of journalists in Bastar

"The government of Chhattisgarh must not just sit on its hands and watch journalists being threatened and harassed."

20 January 2016
12:48 PM

Coalition calls for release of journalists, Santosh Yadav and Somaru Nag, in Chhattisgarh, India

A joint letter signed by human rights and free expression organizations calling asking authorities to drop charges against the journalists and ensure a safer working environment

15 December 2015
11:40 AM

Tunisia: Sentencing of six men for same-sex relations highlights state’s entrenched homophobia

The men, some of them university students, appeared to have been convicted following anal examinations, amounting to torture when carried out involuntarily

31 October 2015
17:07 PM

Dalit folk singer arrested for ‘sedition’ must be released

It is absurd for the Tamil Nadu government to arrest someone essentially for making fun of it

14 October 2015
11:56 AM

Chhattisgarh government must stop intimidation of journalists

The Chhattisgarh government must stop using abusive laws to harass, intimidate and repress journalists in Bastar.

04 August 2015
12:34 PM

Punjab Government must respect Surat Singh Khalsa’s right to protest

82-year-old Surat Singh Khalsa has been on a hunger strike in Ludhiana, Punjab, since 16 January 2015, demanding the release of a number of Sikh prisoners in the state.

28 July 2015
22:49 PM

Rights activists at risk of detention on politically motivated charges

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

13 July 2015
12:55 PM

Weekly human rights digest - July 13

Field notes from Kashmir on #JusticeDenied, FCRA submission, right of rape survivor to 'consent' and #RepealAFSPA in North East

13 July 2015
11:14 AM

Indian Government must repeal AFSPA

Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh, discussed possible reduction in deployment of central forces without a mention of AFSPA

06 March 2015
11:14 AM

Kerala Government must unconditionally release Jaison C Cooper and Thushar Nirmal Sarathy

Activists arrested in Kerala on suspicion of being involved in unlawful activities because they had ‘pro-Maoist’ materials must be immediately and unconditionally released

05 February 2015
13:33 PM

India: Arbitrary arrests for possession of ‘pro-Maoist’ materials must stop

Four men in Kerala arrested on suspicion of being involved in unlawful activities because they had ‘pro-Maoist’ materials in their homes must be immediately released

01 February 2015
11:19 AM

M V Jayarajan case: “Scandalising the court” law must be repealed in India

Outdated provisions of criminal contempt laws in India must not be used to punish critics of the judiciary

31 January 2015
12:18 PM

Saudi Arabia: Pardons Must Not Include Conditions to Silence Activists

Last night’s royal decree offering pardons for Saudi Arabian prisoners convicted on “public rights” charges will only be a step in the right direction if the releases do not carry conditions

17 January 2015
12:37 PM

The shocking reason why a Saudi blogger’s public flogging was postponed

Postponement of Raif Badawi flogging on medical grounds exposes shocking brutality of punishment

16 December 2014
12:44 PM

Authorities must release Irom Sharmila following government decision to decriminalize suicide

Following the repeal of Section 309 of IPC that criminalizes attempt to commit suicide, Irom Sharmila must be released immediately and unconditionally.

23 September 2014
15:44 PM

Government must guarantee fair trial to detained journalist Jaikhlong Brahma

The Government of Assam must release Jaikhlong Brahma from administrative detention or charge him with recognizably criminal offences, and guarantee him a fair trial which meet international standards

19 September 2014
12:42 PM

Iran ‘Happy’ dancers sentenced to jail and flogging in flagrant assault on freedom of expression

91 lashes and jail time. This is the punishment for six Iranian dancers who filmed a homemade video of the Pharell Williams song "Happy"

22 August 2014
19:22 PM

Irom Sharmila’s re-arrest a mockery of her right to free expression

Instead of engaging with the important issues Sharmila is raising, the Manipur govt has disappointingly returned to its old ways of muffling dissent.

07 February 2014
15:01 PM

Amnesty India welcomes bail for Prisoners of Conscience Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi

Both of them were kept under detention merely to silence their struggle for accountability and justice in Chhattisgarh.

01 October 2013
12:58 PM

India must release prisoner of conscience on prolonged hunger strike

Irom Sharmila has been on an indefinite fast since 2 November 2000, demanding the lifting of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA).