NEW DELHI: Amnesty International India has temporarily closed its offices and postponed events aimed at raising awareness of rights abuses over safety concerns for its staff after the charity was accused of sedition by protesters, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
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SRINAGAR, INDIAN-HELD KASHMIR: More civilians lost their lives on Tuesday at the hand of Indian security forces, putting the death toll to more than 80 during 40 days of fatal clashes in the held Kashmir.
BEIRUT: At least 15 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in air strikes by a US-led coalition in Syria on Thursday, a monitor said.
UNITED NATIONS: Two leading human rights group urged UN member-states on Wednesday to suspend Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council over the killing of civilians in Yemen and repression at home.
LAHORE: Amnesty International Pakistan (AIP) has expressed its serious concerns over the plight of women, minorities and children in the country’s largely populated province Punjab, during a meeting with the provincial authorities on Saturday.
LONDON: People in China, Germany and Britain were ranked as the world’s most welcoming to refugees in findings published by human rights organisation Amnesty International Thursday.
HARIPUR: A death row prisoner, convicted of murder, was executed in Haripur central jail on Thursday morning, ARY News reported.
MULTAN: Four more prisoners, convicted of murder, were hanged in various jails in Pakistan on Wednesday.
LONDON: The number of known executions worldwide went up by more than 50 percent last year to at least 1,634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
DOHA: Qatar has been accused of abusing more than 100 mainly Asian migrants working on one of its World Cup stadiums, in an Amnesty International report released Thursday.