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Human rights groups ask Nepal to reject draft TRC Bill  Apr 17, 4:13 pm
New York, Apr. 17, (ANI): Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists on Thursday said that Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) bill introduced in parliament on April 9 of this year.
Qatar to hold tournament for migrants to deflate 'exploitation' accusations   Mar 31, 3:50 pm
Dubai, Mar. 31 (ANI): Qatar is reportedly holding a competition just for the migrant workers, which have been employed by the nation to build facilities for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to deflate accusations that the foreign workers are being exploited there.
Google Earth rescuing Brit woman story 'spectacularly fake'  Mar 21, 3:06 pm
London, Mar. 21 (ANI): A story about a British woman being rescued from a desert island via Google Earth images, which is being widely shared on social media is reportedly fake.
Amnesty urges India to provide more `transparency` over Indian workers` deaths in Qatar  Feb 22, 10:19 am
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Human rights group Amnesty International has reportedly urged India to reveal more 'transparent information' about the deaths of Indian migrant workers in Qatar, which is preparing itself for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
More than 450 Indian migrant workers died in 2012-13 in Qatar: report   Feb 18, 9:48 am
Manama, Feb 18 (ANI): More than 450 Indian migrant workers have reportedly died in the last two years in Qatar, putting the Gulf State under more pressure over its rights record ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Ukraine grants amnesty to anti-govt protesters  Feb 17, 1:06 pm
London, Feb. 17 (ANI): Ukraine has granted amnesty to protesters arrested in anti-government unrest rocking the country.
Madonna set to introduce Pussy Riot members at NYC concert  Jan 30, 3:06 pm
London, January 30 (ANI): Madonna will be introducing members of Pussy Riot at a concert promoting human rights in New York City.
'US wants to put bullet in my head, watch me die in shower' says Snowden  Jan 27, 2:46 pm
Washington, Jan. 27 (ANI): Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has reportedly said that the US government wants to assassinate him for leaking the classified data about the alleged mass surveillance operations.
Legal adviser says Snowden ready to return to US if amnesty guaranteed   Jan 27, 11:05 am
Washington, Jan. 27 (ANI): Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's legal advisor has reportedly said that the whistleblower is ready to return to the US, provided the government guarantees he won't face prosecution.
Amnesty calls on Pakistan to release Briton sentenced to death for blasphemy  Jan 26, 2:46 pm
London, Jan. 26 (ANI): Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of a Muslim man from Britain facing death sentence under Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
Egypt faced 'unprecedented violence' since Morsi's ouster: Amnesty  Jan 24, 12:53 pm
London, Jan. 24 (ANI): Egypt has seen violence on an "unprecedented scale" since the army ousted President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, Amnesty International said.
61% Americans think Snowden should stand trial in US  Jan 23, 2:51 pm
Washington, Jan. 23 (ANI): About 61 percent Americans think that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should trial in the US, a new survey has revealed.
ACLU demands amnesty for ex-NSA contractor Snowden  Jan 15, 6:48 pm
Washington, Jan.15 (ANI): The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a petition calling for the amnesty of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Jailed Pussy Riot members, 'Arctic 30' set to walk free in Russia  Dec 19, 1:43 pm
London, Dec. 19 (ANI): Russia's parliament has adopted an amnesty under which two jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot be released.
Amnesty claims torture rife in secret al-Qaeda jails in Syria  Dec 19, 1:43 pm
London, Dec. 19 (ANI): Torture is rife in secret prisons in Syria run by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), Amnesty International has said.
NSA bosses divided over providing amnesty to Snowden   Dec 13, 11:49 am
Washington, Dec. 13 (ANI): The National Security Agency executives are reportedly in a split about the idea of providing amnesty to whistleblower Edward Snowden who revealed classified data about the controversial mass surveillance programmes by the US.
Jailed Pussy Riot members might be pardoned under new Kremlin amnesty bill  Dec 10, 1:22 pm
London, Dec. 10 (ANI): The jailed members of the Pussy Riot band could be released under a Kremlin amnesty.
Blatter slams 'unacceptable' migrant workers' conditions for 2022 Qatar World Cup  Nov 22, 10:54 am
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has slammed the working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar as 'unacceptable' following an Amnesty International report, which claimed that migrant worker abuse was rife in the country which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Amnesty says migrant workers for 2022 Qatar WC 'being treated like animals'  Nov 18, 11:48 am
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Amnesty International has said in a report that Qatar's construction sector is rife with abuse, as work begins on the 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums.
'Manmohan Singh boycotting CHOGM has sent a strong message to Sri Lanka': Amnesty  Nov 15, 9:49 pm
Bangalore, Nov.15 (ANI): Chief Executive of Amnesty International India, G. Ananthapadmanabhan on Friday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh boycotting the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, has sent a strong message to the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government, but expressed disappointment over the fact that India has never taken a stand openly against the war crimes committed during the final days of the Sri Lankan civil war.
U.S. defends drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen   Oct 23, 2:12 pm
London, Oct. 23 (ANI): The United States has defended its drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda operatives and other militant groups in Yemen and Pakistan, and rejected reports by human rights groups on legality of air strikes alleged to have killed and wounded scores of civilians.
HRW likens US targeted killings in Yemen to war crimes   Oct 22, 2:36 pm
Washington, Oct. 22 (ANI): New evidence indicates that the U.S. carried out unlawful killings in Yemen through targeted airstrikes, some of which could even amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch has said.
Egyptian forces accused of using 'excessive, unwarranted legal force' against Morsi supporters   Oct 15, 12:53 pm
Johannesburg, Oct. 15 (ANI): Egyptian security forces used live ammunition to disperse supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi on 6 October, Amnesty International has said.
Amnesty slams Kuwait's 'gay tests' to keep LGBT out of Gulf  Oct 13, 4:05 pm
Kuwait, Oct. 13 (ANI): A senior Kuwaiti health official's proposal to introduce a 'gay detector test' at the airport to keep LGBT expatriates out of Gulf Cooperation Countries is 'outrageous' and should be rejected, Amnesty International has said.
Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners in presidential amnesty  Oct 9, 1:34 pm
Washington, Oct. 9 (ANI): The government of Myanmar has reportedly released 56 political prisoners in a presidential amnesty.