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Amnesty International: London-based international human rights organization
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human rights. The organization says it has more than eight million members and supporters around the world.


Fires burn in Nigeria after soldiers shoot protesters [Video]

Fires burn in Nigeria after soldiers shoot protesters

Nigeria's biggest city Lagos and several states were under curfews on Wednesday as unrest rooted in anti-police protests broke out again following a day of violence, including the shooting of civilians..

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Shots fired In Lagos during protests against police brutality [Video]

Shots fired In Lagos during protests against police brutality

Shots were fired in Lagos Wednesday as protesters continued to demonstrateagainst police brutality in Nigeria. Demonstrators gathered at Lekki TollGate, where Amnesty International said late Tuesday..

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'Many dead' after Nigeria security forces shoot on protesters: Amnesty [Video]

'Many dead' after Nigeria security forces shoot on protesters: Amnesty

The NGO says there is 'credible but disturbing evidence' on fatal shootings in Lagos involving #endSARS protesters against police brutalityView on euronews

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'NGOs should adhere to all laws': MEA on Amnesty International closing in India [Video]

'NGOs should adhere to all laws': MEA on Amnesty International closing in India

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that NGOs must adhere to Indian laws. Srivastava was speaking on Amnesty International shutting operations in India. "The Ministry..

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Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty international [Video]

Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty international

While reacting on government's action against Amnesty International (global human right organization), Ministry of External Affairs said, "The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a press release..

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Nigerian military unlawfully detain children at rehabilitation centre for militants: Amnesty

The Nigerian military are unlawfully detaining boys and men at a rehabilitation centre for alleged members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said in a report released on..
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Amnesty says 1,000 Rohingya stranded at sea as Southeast Asia seals borders

At least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as Southeast Asian nations tighten their borders to keep out the new coronavirus, Amnesty International said on Friday, urging action to ensure they were not..
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Qatar illegally expelled workers during coronavirus outbreak: Amnesty

Qatar detained dozens of migrant workers and expelled them last month after telling them they were being taken to be tested for the new coronavirus, human rights group Amnesty International said on..
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Two migrants were killed at Turkey-Greece border: Amnesty

Two migrants were shot dead last month as they tried to enter Greece from Turkey after Ankara "recklessly encouraged" thousands of migrants to cross the border to Europe, Amnesty International said on..
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U.S. air strikes killed civilians in Somalia, Amnesty International says

U.S. air strikes in Somalia killed two civilians and injured three in February, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday, in a statement that raised questions over U.S...
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Human Rights Group Says Two U.S. Strikes Killed Somali Civilians

A report by Amnesty International challenges the American military’s claim that the February strikes hit only terrorists and no innocent bystanders.
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Weeks after Thai soldier kills 29, Amnesty report describes conscript abuses

Thai military conscripts face widespread violence and sexual assaults, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, calling the abuse institutionalized and systematically hushed up by the..
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Nigeria's military razed villages in war on Islamist insurgents: Amnesty International

Nigeria's military burned down villages and forcibly displaced hundreds of people in its fight against Islamist insurgents in the country's northeast, rights group Amnesty International alleged on..
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In further bid to silence media, Somalia harassing journalists online: Amnesty

Amnesty International has accused Somalia's government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebook's standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and..
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Amnesty says new Qatar law 'curbs freedom of expression'

A new Qatari law criminalizing the publishing of "false or biased" statements could "significantly restrict freedom of expression", rights group Amnesty International said on Monday.
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Israeli surveillance software lawsuit goes behind closed doors

An Israeli court on Thursday ordered closed-door hearings in Amnesty International's legal bid to stop NSO Group exporting surveillance software, which rights groups say is used to spy on journalists..
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Israeli court orders closed-door hearings in NSO surveillance firm case

Amnesty International's legal bid to have Israel revoke the export license of the Israeli NSO surveillance firm will be heard behind closed doors, an Israeli court ruled on Thursday.
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Israeli court to hear Amnesty bid to revoke NSO export license

Amnesty International will ask an Israeli court on Thursday to order Israel to revoke the export license of NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used by governments to spy on journalists..
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Amnesty says 304 killed in Iran unrest, thousands arrested including children

At least 304 people have been killed in Iran during anti-government unrest that broke out last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
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Mexico struggling to improve human rights under Lopez Obrador: Amnesty

Mexico's president has failed to make substantial progress resolving human rights problems in his first year in office and his resistance to criticism risks creating a "hostile environment" for the..
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Iran declares victory over protesters after week of deadly unrest

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Chile's defense minister on Friday issued a furious rebuttal of claims by Amnesty International that excessive force was "intentionally" used on protesters to "punish" them for taking to the streets.
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Amnesty International says more than 100 killed in Iran protests

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More than 100 protestors killed in Iran during unrest: Amnesty International

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week.
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Amnesty International calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, saying that what it described as a "vague" and "overly broad" interpretation of sedition could have a..
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Amnesty calls for release of leading Cuban dissident

Amnesty International on Tuesday demanded the Cuban government explain the charges against the head of the country's largest opposition group, whom Havana arrested a week ago, or release him from jail.
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