New Delhi, India (November 15, 2013): A new report by Amnesty International finds Qatar’s construction sector rife with abuse, with workers employed on multi-million dollar projects suffering serious exploitation.
India/ Pakistan (October 22, 2013): According to a press release sent by Amnesty International India to the Sikh Siaysat News (SSN) [t]he USA has carried out unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could even amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said in a major new report released today.
New Delhi, India (October 16, 2013): According to information sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by Durga Nandini, Media officer of Amnesty International India, “[o]n Tuesday 22 October 2013, Amnesty International will launch a major new report on the US drones program in Pakistan – ‘Will I be next?’ – US drone strikes in Pakistan”.
New Delhi, India (October 10, 2013): According to a press statement sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by the Amnesty International India [a]t least 23 people in India are at risk of execution.
New Delhi, India (September 20, 2013): According to a press release (dated: 19 September 2013), sent to the Sikh Siyasat News by Amnesty International India [o]ver 65,000 people have supported an Amnesty International India campaign seeking abolition of the death penalty in India.
New Delhi, India (September 13, 2013): Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India, Amnesty International India said today after four men convicted of the December 2012 gang-rape were sentenced to death by a court in New Delhi.
New Delhi, India (August 20, 2013): According to a statement sent to Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by Amnesty India’s media officer: [o]n 14 August, India ’s Supreme Court upheld its rejection of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar’s commutation plea. He is now at risk of imminent execution. The mercy petitions of two other men were also rejected by the President in August, and reports suggest they could be executed on 22 August.
New Delhi, India (July 24, 2013): An independent panel set up by India’s Supreme Court to investigate six alleged extrajudicial executions in the northeastern state of Manipur has found damning evidence of impunity and abuse of special powers by security forces, resulting in widespread human rights violations.
New Delhi, India (May 30, 2013): The killing of 24 people, including three senior politicians and eight police personnel, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on 25 May could further escalate violence in the state, putting more civilians – including local Adivasi (Indigenous) communities – at risk, Amnesty International has warned.
New Delhi, India (May 21, 2013): The government of India must take practical and immediate measures to address the scourge of unlawful killings and excessive use of force by India’s security forces, Amnesty International said in a press release dated May 15,2013.
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