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Student massacre in Afghanistan is a war crime, says Amnesty - Ekklesia

Responding to the attack on a Shi'a education centre in Kabul on 15 August 2018, where a bomber stormed in and killed 34 people and injured at least 56 others, Amnesty International's South Asia Campaigner, Samira Hamidi, said: “The deliberate ...

Colombia: Authorities must act to prevent the displacement of 3600 Indigenous people in Chocó - Reliefweb

... from 14 communities find themselves trapped in the middle of clashes between armed groups in the department of Chocó, in northwestern Colombia, which could lead to mass displacement, Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, ...

Indonesian Police Have Killed Dozens of People in a Crackdown on Crime Before Asian Games, Rights Groups Say - Yahoo News

At least 31 people have been killed by police in Indonesia amid an escalating crackdown on petty crime as the country prepares to host the Asian Games, according to Amnesty International. Officers have been instructed to shore up public safety ahead of ...

End crackdown, free protesters | The Daily Star - The Daily Star

The Bangladeshi authorities must end the crackdown on protests that has seen nearly 100 people arrested till yesterday, Amnesty International has said.

'You can't be out': Gay Egyptians continue to fear persecution - NBCNews.com

... is not explicitly illegal in this country that bridges northeast Africa with the Middle East, but people are routinely arrested and imprisoned on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, according to Amnesty ...

Annan was a lifelong champion of justice, peace and dignity – Amnesty International - Citizen

The world has lost a great leader with the death of former United Nations (UN) secretary general Kofi Annan, who also won the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work, Amnesty International secretary general Kumi Naidoo said on Saturday. “The world ...

77 reportedly shot in Asian Games crackdown – Amnesty International - The Thaiger

In a written statement received by The Jakarta Post on yesterday, Amnesty International Indonesia claimed that police officers had shot at least 77 people across the country between January and August this year, in an operation dubbed Cipta Kondisi ...

Amnesty calls for Houthis to release rights activist in Yemen - Middle East Monitor

Amnesty International has called for Houthis in Yemen to immediately release a human rights activist abducted by two militants. On its website, the London-based rights group wrote: “Kamal Al-Shawish, a field research assistant with Mwatana Organisation ...

UN: Kofi Annan, lifelong champion of justice, peace and dignity - Amnesty International

Responding to this morning's announcement of the passing of Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work, Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International's Secretary General said: “The world has lost a great ...

Dozens of Petty Criminals Killed by Police Ahead of Asian Games: Amnesty International - Jakarta Globe

Amnesty International called on the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and the National Police Commission (Kompolnas) to conduct a thorough, impartial and independent investigation and bring those responsible for the killings to justice ...

Tributes pour in for Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General - The Hindu

Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, tweeted,"Kofi Annan never stopped fighting for justice, peace & dignity for all, knowing this struggle is a marathon not a sprint. He was warm, compassionate & intelligent, exuding dignity & grace.

African human rights defenders to hold the powerful to account - New Business Ethiopia

That is why I chose to start in my role as Secretary General here in Africa, and to speak with activists from across the region to show that we at Amnesty International are serious about working side by side with them to address the key human rights ...

Bangladesh arrests punish dissent, cultivate fear: Amnesty ... - bdnews24.com

Bangladesh arrests punish dissent, cultivate fear: Amnesty.

'Probe groups linked to Amnesty-UK' - The Hindu

The Department of Revenue has received a reference from the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) unit of the Central government, seeking a probe to determine whether the Indian entities linked to Amnesty International-UK violated foreign exchange ...

Dozens killed in 'shoot first' Asian Games crackdown: Amnesty - VnExpress International

Amnesty International reported on the casualties on Friday, criticizing what it said was an "unnecessary and excessive" campaign. The rights group said at least 31 suspects were killed under a "shoot first and ask questions later" operation in host ...

The Latest: Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is 'war crime' - Herald-Whig

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a deadly suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul (all times local):. 5 p.m.. Amnesty International says the suicide attack on Shiites in Kabul the day before that killed 34 ...

New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up families - Herald-Whig

Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, gestures while speaking during a news conference at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The new leader of Amnesty International says that ...

Vietnam finds activist guilty of anti-government charges - Herald-Whig

Meanwhile Clare Algar, Amnesty International's director of global operations, said Luong was being targeted for simply "peacefully campaigning on behalf of fishermen affected by an environmental disaster." "This is a patently unjust and politically ...

Amnesty condemns Indonesia police killings ahead of Asian Games - The Peninsula Qatar

JAKARTA: Amnesty International says Indonesian police fatally shot dozens of petty criminals in a deliberate campaign of "unnecessary and excessive" force ahead of the Asian Games. The rights group said Friday that 31 of the police killings it recorded ...

Dozens killed as part of Asian Games 2018 clean-up in Jakarta: Amnesty - Business Standard

Police in the Indonesian capital have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, in a campaign Amnesty International has described as "unnecessary and excessive". Based on monitoring ...

Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 7 million members and supporters around the world. The stated objective of the organisation is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated."

Amnesty International
AmnestyInternationalLogo.jpg
Motto It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Founded July 1961; 55 years ago (1961-07)
United Kingdom
Founder Peter Benenson
Type Non-profit
INGO
Headquarters London, England, U.K.
Location
  • Global
Services Protecting human rights
Fields Legal advocacy, Media attention, direct-appeal campaigns, research, lobbying
Members
More than 7 million members and supporters
Salil Shetty
Website www.amnesty.org

Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 7 million members and supporters around the world. The stated objective of the organisation is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated."

Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer on 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. It works to mobilise public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place. Amnesty considers capital punishment to be "the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights". The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "campaign against torture," and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978.

In the field of international human rights organisations, Amnesty has the second longest history, after the International Federation for Human Rights and broadest name recognition, and is believed by many to set standards for the movement as a whole.

What we do at Amnesty International

Amnesty International is the world's largest and most-respected human rights organisation. In Australia and across the globe we bring torturers to justice, change ...

Colin Kaepernick, Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience (full speech)

Colin Kaepernick gave a powerful speech in Amsterdam when he received Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award 2018. His former ...

🇺🇸 Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award | Al Jazeera English

Colin Kaepernick, an American football player who in 2016 started kneeling during the national anthem played before matches in protest against police brutality ...

What is Amnesty International?

Short four minute video telling the story of the world's largest human rights movement whose members have freed prisoners of conscience, stopped torture and ...

5 Pubs contre la peine de mort - Amnesty International

Cette compilation présente une sélection de spots publicitaires diffusés par Amnesty International dans le cadre de ses campagnes de sensibilisation et de ...

50 years of Amnesty International

A beautiful animation commemorating 50 years of Amnesty International, created by Seth Brau and our Australian section (http://www.amnesty.org.au). Music by ...