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    China’s repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang is “tantamount to crimes against humanity,” Amnesty International said in a statement on Thursday. “Chinese authorities have created a massive dystopian picture of hell,” said Agnes Kalamara, secretary general of Amnesty International. The 160-page report also includes testimonies of detainees in detention camps in Xinjiang. The report states that “proper state-organized mass imprisonment, torture...
    Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday published an extensive report on the concentration camps China has constructed to imprison the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang province. Using information gathered from 2019 to mid-2021, AI produced what it described as “the most comprehensive account ever of life inside the internment camps,” providing substantial evidence for accusing the Chinese government of “imprisonment, torture,...
    China has developed a “dystopian hellscape” of internment camps where Muslim minorities are being tortured as part of the Communist party’s mission to create a homogenous nation, a report by Amnesty International found. Using testimony, the report showed the “state-organized mass imprisonment, torture and persecution.” The investigation took place between 2019 to 2021 and included interviews with 108 people; a...
    OttawaAmnesty International will next week announce it is reversing a decision to strip jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny of his "prisoner of conscience" status, a top aide said on Thursday.The human rights group announced on February 24 that it would stop referring to Navalny as a prisoner of conscience on the grounds that in the past he had made comments...
    Indonesia has sentenced nearly 100 people to death over Zoom and other internet video applications over the past year, according to a report published this week by Amnesty International. “Since early last year, almost 100 inmates have been condemned to die in Indonesia by judges they could only see on a television monitor,” Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on April 22,...
    London — A Saudi Arabian government official denied on Thursday that he had threatened the U.N. expert who led the global body's investigation into the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Agnès Callamard, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, told Britain's Guardian newspaper earlier this week that, during her investigation, a senior Saudi official had told her colleagues at...
    Asia S.Vt. Subscribers Published on 03-19-21 at 7:16 am – Updated 03-19-21 at 7:16 am © Amnesty International Amnesty International is publishing a report on Friday illustrating how the Chinese Communist repression is shattering Uyghur families. Parents who had left China before the intensification of the...
    At least seven people were killed across Burma on Thursday when security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters, according to a report. The deaths-- six in Myaing and one in Yangon-- adds to the more than 60 killed during protests after the Feb. 1 military coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners advocacy group, Reuters reported. "We protested peacefully," a...
    Amnesty International’s Evidence Lab has analyzed more than 50 videos showing the crackdown on protests in Burma. They prove the use of weapons of war. And the mobilization of military divisions implicated in the persecution of the Rohingyas. TAndis that the members of the UN Security Council are still unable to agree to...
    Amnesty International (AI) reported that during feminist demonstrations in Mexico there have been verbal, physical, intimidation, and sexual violence against women and girls. In your report ‘Mexico: The era of women’, the organization concluded that there is an escalation of violence by the authorities against women and girls who participate in protests. “Amnesty International considers that a situation...
    Eritrean troops fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region “killed hundreds of unarmed civilians” in the city of Axum in late November 2020, according to a report Amnesty International released Friday. Describing the alleged attack on November 28-29 as a “systematic” killing, the human rights organization said Eritrean troops opened fire on the streets of Axum and conducted “house-to-house raids in...
    A pair of pro-Kremlin humorists who call themselves “Vovan and Lexus” tricked top Amnesty International (AI) managers into admitting they “undermined” captive Russian dissident Alexei Navalny on Thursday, and seriously damaged their own credibility, by stripping Navalny of his “prisoner of conscience” status this week after an intense pressure campaign orchestrated by Russian media operatives. Judging by the responses to...
    Moscow — Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was transferred to an undisclosed penal colony this week to serve his two-and-a-half-year prison sentence. His move comes as a prominent human rights organization defends its decision to strip him of "prisoner of conscience," insisting it didn't cave to pressure from Moscow. Navalny's lawyer Vadim Kobzev said on Thursday that he went...
    LRussian opponent Alexey Navalny was transferred Thursday from his Moscow prison, where he had been imprisoned since his arrest on his return to Russia in mid-January, to an unknown destination, his team announced. “They haven’t told anyone where he was transferred,” one of his lawyers, Olga Mikhailova, told ., suggesting he could have gone to the penal colony...
    “They haven’t told anyone where he was transferred,” one of his lawyers, Olga Mikhailova, told ., suggesting he may have gone to the penal colony where he will serve a two-and-a-half-year sentence incarceration. Eva Merkatcheva, human rights activist and member of an official commission to help detainees, told . that there was “no other option” than leaving for...
    Amnesty International chiefs have admitted undermining Alexei Navalny by stripping him of his 'prisoner of conscience' status during a prank call by Russian pranksters. Pro-Kremlin jokers Vovan and Lexus pretended to be Mr Navalny's campaigns chief Leonid Volkov while remonstrating with Amnesty's Acting Secretary General of Julie Verhaar. Mr Navalny, who was locked up last month amid Western anger at...
    Amnesty International stripped Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny of his "prisoner of conscience" status in response to past comments, saying he "advocated violence and discrimination and he has not retracted such statements." The group confirmed Wednesday that it received enough complaints to warrant action against the Vladimir Putin critic, who, months ago, survived an assassination attempt by poisoning and is...
    BANGKOK — Amnesty International says it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedom of speech in the communist-ruled country. The human rights group said Wednesday that Amnesty Tech’s Security Lab found evidence of the hacking attempts in phishing emails...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Amnesty International no longer considers jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a "prisoner of conscience" due to past comments he made that qualify as advocacy of hatred, the group said. Amnesty, however, still believes that Navalny should be freed from jail, that he has committed no crime and that he is being persecuted for his campaigning and outspoken...
    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court Wednesday adjourned without hearing a much-awaited appeal from a Christian couple facing the death penalty for the last seven years after being convicted of blasphemy, a defense lawyer said. Lawyer Saiful Malook said the couple’s appeal wasn’t heard before the court’s session ended. He is seeking the release and overturning of death penalty...
    The human rights organization Amnesty International revoked Russian political prisoner Alexey Navalny’s “prisoner of conscience” label after videos and social media posts of Navalny engaging in “hate speech” resurfaced, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported. Amnesty International revoked the label after the organization became aware of Navalny’s old social media posts, according to RFE/RL. Navalny’s posts “rose to the level...
    At least 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died during the 10-year construction of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup facilities due to shoddy work conditions and lack of training, according to the Guardian. The shocking figure is likely grossly under estimated since no figures are available for migrant deaths from the workers from Kenya or...
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court Tuesday ordered a halt to the planned deportation of 1,200 Myanmar migrants to hear an appeal by two human rights groups, which say the migrants included refugees, asylum seekers and minors. The court order, following a legal bid by Amnesty International Malaysia and Asylum Access Malaysia, came just after the migrants were...
    Amnesty International has launched a new campaign against facial recognition titled Ban The Scan — and is launching with a demand for New York City to halt police and government use of the technology. Amnesty argues facial recognition is incompatible with basic privacy rights, and will exacerbate structural racism in policing tactics. “New Yorkers should be able to go out...
    Former civil servant, Anchan Preelert, was sentenced to 43 years in prison in Thailand for sharing audio clips on social media that were considered insulting to Thailand’s monarchy, the New York Times reported. Preelert was given the longest sentence on record for breaking Thailand’s lèse-majesté law, which states that defaming senior members of the royal family is a crime. Preelert...
    Mr. Djalali has been locked in a small solitary confinement cell at Evin prison for 52 days. His wife, Vida Mehrannia, made a video with Amnesty International on the occasion of her husband’s birthday. In this video, available on Amnesty International Flanders’ YouTube page, Vida Mehrannia repeats that her husband, accused of espionage, was sentenced to death after a...
    As he prepares to enter the White House, the organization believes that US President-elect Joe Biden has a chance to shut down Guantanamo Bay, the vice president he promised in 2009. As part of the “global war on terror”, the Guantanamo Bay detainees appeared to design the US response to the 9/11 attacks and to avoid human rights protection when...
    Saudi Arabia's most high-profile women's rights activist has been jailed for six years over charges including talking to Amnesty International and applying for a job at the UN. Loujain al-Hathloul, 31 - a leading campaigner for women to be allowed to drive in the desert kingdom - was convicted by a terrorist court after being accused of spying and conspiring with foreign...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt executed 57 men and women in October and November, nearly double the 32 people reported in the whole of 2019, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. At least 15 of those executed had been sentenced to death in cases related to political violence following what Amnesty called unfair trials, the London-based human rights group said in a...
    The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission accused a group of Tigrayan youth of slaughtering 600 civilians. A Nov. 9 attack, which was first reported by Amnesty International, took place in southwest Tigray. The Ethiopian government believes that Samri, a Tigrayan youth group, is to blame. The civilians were reported to be primarily of Amharic descent, making the attack appear ethnically...
    BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic and did not seek hospital treatment for many who were infected, violating their human rights, Amnesty International said in an investigation published Monday. One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed virus cases and more...
    By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Monday that it described the situation as “human rights violations." One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed virus cases and more than...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Monday that described the situation as “human rights violations.” One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed virus cases and more than 14,400 deaths linked to the coronavirus....
    BRUSSELS – Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Monday that it described the situation as “human rights violations." One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed virus cases and more than 14,400 deaths linked to the coronavirus....
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Monday going through a series of inadequacies described by the group as “human rights violations.” One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed virus cases and more than...
    Terrorists tied to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) hacked “likely hundreds” of people to death in Ethiopia on November 9, Amnesty International reported on Thursday. “Amnesty International can today confirm that scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra (May Cadera) town in the South West Zone of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on the night of...
    Johannesburg - Amnesty International has released a disturbing report into recent killings in Ethiopia's semi-autonomous region of Tigray. For over a week, there has been intense fighting in the state after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops there, accusing local officials of attacking a military base in the area. The human rights organization said it can confirm that scores and...
    (CNN)A large number of civilians have been brutally killed in Ethiopia's Tigray region amid fighting between the local and federal governments, said Amnesty International 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. CNN has not independently confirmed the deaths. Photographs and videos digitally...
    Amnesty International said Thursday that scores of civilians were killed in a 'massacre' in Ethiopia's Tigray region that witnesses blamed on forces backing the local ruling party. The 'massacre' is the first reported incident of large-scale civilian fatalities in a week-old conflict between the regional ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), and the government of Prime Minister Abiy...
    Troops loyal to the government ride in trucks to face Tigray People’s Liberation Front forces “Scores and probably hundreds” of civilians have been massacred in the growing conflict in Tigray in northern Ethiopia, Amnesty International says. Witnesses blamed forces loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for Monday’s killings but Amnesty says it cannot confirm this. Fighting between...
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A prominent rights group Thursday asked Pakistan to immediately disclose the whereabouts of an activist who authorities acknowledged was being held on a treason charge months after his disappearance. Pakistani rights activist Idris Khattak, who worked for both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, went missing along with his driver on Nov. 13 last year. Later,...
    Terrorists linked to ISIS turned a soccer pitch in Mozambique into a three-day “execution ground” — beheading and chopping up more than 50 people, according to local officials. The execution squad first attacked several villages in Miudumbe and Macomia, abducting women and children and burning down homes, police told a press conference, according to Al Jazeera. They then herded others...
    Moscow — A Russian court has reduced the two-year prison sentence of an activist convicted of “hooliganism” for taping a mannequin dressed as President Vladimir Putin to a lamp post. The case has widely been seen as another example of the Russian government bending laws to silence criticism. Russians Alexander Shabarchin and Danila Vasilyev were arrested in 2018 after they taped...
    Formula One have controversially announced it will hold its first ever Formula One race in Saudi Arabia in 2021. Due to the country's recent record on human rights, F1 is expecting criticism of its decision to venture into the state which has already been publicly condemned by Amnesty International. Amnesty hit out at the decision, calling it an attempt to...
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Amnesty International says survivors of a rebel massacre in Ethiopia on Sunday have counted 54 bodies in a schoolyard. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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