BANGALORE: Amnesty denied on Tuesday its staff made anti-nationalist comments at one of its events in Indian-held Kashmir after the rights group was slapped with sedition charges.
WASHINGTON: Fifteen Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the largest such release in years, the Pentagon announced Monday.
DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday offered an amnesty to armed rebels battling his forces if they surrender, the official SANA news agency reported.
TURKMENISTAN: Reclusive Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has pardoned 612 prisoners including 26 foreign citizens ahead of festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramazan, state media reported on Saturday.
SIALKOT: Two brothers were hanged in Sialkot prison on Saturday morning for murder of six people from the same family in year 2002.
MOSCOW: Russia’s bombing of Syria may amount to a war crime because of the number of civilians its strikes have killed, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, presenting what it said was evidence that the air raids had violated humanitarian law.
MUMBAI: The Amnesty International has said the execution of Yakub Memon marks another disheartening use of the death penalty in India.
BAGHDAD: Members of the Yazidi community, one of the Iraqi minorities hardest hit by jihadist atrocities, killed 21 Sunni Arab villagers in a January revenge attack, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
NICOSIA: Three sisters detained for the past three months in the United Arab Emirates after campaigning on Twitter on behalf of their jailed brother were released on Friday, Amnesty International said.
LONDON: Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo that have forced hospitals and schools to move underground, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, describing the bombings as “crimes against humanity”.