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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.
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.
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.
Washington, Oct. 9 (ANI): The government of Myanmar has reportedly released 56 political prisoners in a presidential amnesty.
Amnesty urges 'full and impartial' probe into Egypt bloodshed Aug 18, 2:40 pm
Sydney, Aug. 18 (ANI): Amnesty International has called for a full and impartial investigation into the bloodshed in Egypt.
London, July 31 (ANI): The family of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has been accused of human rights abuses after a trial in Abu Dhabi, as his brothers were widely denounced as repressive and 'fundamentally unfair'.
Dubai, July 3 (ANI): Indian workers in Saudi Arabia are going to benefit with Saudi Arabian King Abdullah's decision of extending amnesty for illegal foreign workers in order to obtain legal status in the country from the previous deadline of July 3 to November 3.
Amnesty International calls on Pakistan to protect Indian prisoners in country's jails May 3, 12:33 pm
Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): Rights group Amnesty International has called on Pakistani authorities to ensure the safety of Indian prisoners in the country's jails, following the death of Indian convict Sarabjit Singh in Lahore.
London, May 3 (ANI): The United States has urged North Korea for an immediate release of a Korean-American man, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for alleged anti-government crimes.
London, May. 1 (ANI): Amnesty International has accused Sri Lanka of intensifying a crackdown on dissent, urging the Commonwealth to not hold its summit there unless the human rights situation improves.
Syrian president issues general amnesty Apr 16, 3:23 pm
Damascus, April 16 (Xinhua-ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued a general amnesty that covers crimes committed before April 16, the state-TV said.
Amnesty International report: Death penalty has resurfaced in India Apr 11, 11:18 am
New Delhi/ London, April 11 (ANI): Amnesty International has disclosed in its recent report that death penalty has resurfaced in India, during 2012, after a long lull in execution at the gallows, for 'public pressures' and 'political influences'.
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Abolition of the death penalty across the globe continues and only one in 10 countries in the world carried out capital punishment last year, a report has said.
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Iraq has been conducting more executions now than it has done for almost a decade, according to a global report.
Johannesburg, Apr. 3 (ANI): Amnesty International has appealed to Saudi Arabia not to carry out a reported sentence of paralysis for a man in retribution for allegedly paralysing another man 10 years ago.
Amnesty International's 'Twignature' spreads its roots globally Mar 20, 4:01 pm
Sydney, Mar 20 (ANI): A technology adopted by international NGO Amnesty International, which allows Twitter users to add their digital signature to online petitions simply by re-tweeting a message, has gone global.
London, Mar. 11 (ANI): Torture of detainees by state security is pervasive in Iraq ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, according to a report by Amnesty International.
London, Mar. 7 (ANI): A reader returned a library book - more than 50 years after borrowing it as a schoolboy - during fees amnesty at Fine Art Library in Edinburgh so as to avoid a 2762.55-pound fine.
Manama, Mar 3 (ANI): A London-based human rights watchdog has slammed the arrest of 176 people, including 15 women, for holding an illegal protest to demand the release of Islamist prisoners in Saudi Arabia.
Iran asked to end 'arbitrary' house arrest of opposition leaders Feb 16, 12:55 pm
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Six leading human rights organisations have called for the release from house arrest of Iran's two top opposition leaders, who have been cut off from the outside world for nearly two years without being put on trial.
Amnesty calls for release of Bahraini 'prisoners of conscience' Feb 14, 12:42 pm
London, Feb. 14 (ANI): Amnesty International has called for the release of Bahrain's 'prisoners of conscience'.
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