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Amnesty International to shutdown Hong Kong offices over National Security Law

Amnesty International, a global non-governmental organization focused on human rights, has decided to shut down its offices in Hong Kong over a recently imposed national security law. The group said the law, imposed by China, makes it “effectively impossible” for them to operate. Amnesty has had a presence in Hong Kong for more than 40 […]

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Taliban accused of killing 13 ethnic Hazaras, mostly soldiers who surrendered to the insurgents

Taliban unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras, most of them Afghan soldiers who had surrendered to the insurgents, a prominent rights group said. The killings took place in the village of Kahor in Daykundi province in central Afghanistan on August 30, according to an investigation by Amnesty International. Eleven of the victims were members of the […]

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Amnesty International strips Alexey Navalny ‘prisoner of conscience’ status over past hate speeches

Amnesty International has stripped Alexey Navalny of the “prisoner of conscience” status it had given him, saying some of the Kremlin critic’s past comments were akin to hate speech. The rights group said it would however continue to “fight for his freedom”, referring to the 44-year-old’s current imprisonment in Moscow. “Amnesty International took an internal […]

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Many civilians brutally killed in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Amnesty International says

Many civilians have been brutally killed in Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid fighting between the local and federal governments, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The reported killings occurred in Mai-Kadra, a town in the region’s south-west, on the night of November 9, according to the international NGO. Photographs and videos digitally verified and geolocated by Amnesty […]

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Alleging ‘witch-hunt’ by government, Amnesty International halts Indian operations

Non-governmental organization, Amnesty International that focuses on human rights halt its India operations due to “reprisals” from the government. Amnesty International has also accused the Indian government of indulging in a “witch-hunt of human rights organisations”. The watchdog says it bank accounts were frozen and it’s been forced to lay off staff in the country, and suspend […]

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Ethiopian army shot dead a man because his phone rang during a public meeting

An Ethiopian soldier shot a man dead in front of several people after his phone rang during a public meeting, Amnesty International said. It is one of many incidents the rights watchdog recorded from a security crackdown in Oromia regional state at the end of 2018 and 2019. Ariti Shununde, 32, was killed during operations […]