Commutation of Bhullar’s death sentence must spur rethink on death penalty: Amnesty

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Published: March 31, 2014
Commutation of Bhullar's death sentence must spur rethink on death penalty: Amnesty  | read this item

New Delhi, India (March 31, 2014): “A decision by India’s Supreme Court today to commute the death sentence of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, on the grounds of mental illness and delay in the disposal of his mercy petition, should lead authorities to reconsider the use of the death penalty in India”, Amnesty International India said today in press release, a copy of which is available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).

Amnesty seeks prime ministerial candidates to show evidence of commitment to human rights

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Published: March 21, 2014
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New Delhi, India (March 21, 2014): As per information Amnesty International India is asking the declared and probable prime ministerial candidates of various political parties to clarify their positions on key human rights issues ahead of Parliamentary elections in April and May.

Commutation of Rajiv Gandhi Killers’ death sentence, an encouraging decision: Amnesty International India

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Published: February 18, 2014
Commutation of Rajiv Gandhi Killers' death sentence, an encouraging decision: Amnesty International India  | read this item

New Delhi, India (February 18, 2014): Today’s Supreme Court ruling to commute death sentences of three death row prisoners, Perarivalan, Murugan and Santhan, is a very encouraging decision — especially in light of the landmark ruling in January 2014 to commute 15 death sentences in India.

India: Amnesty welcomes Supreme Court decision upholding rights of death row prisoners

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Published: January 21, 2014
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New Delhi, India (January 21, 2014): In a statement sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Amnesty International India has welcomed the recent decision of the Supreme Court of India (SCI), in which a constitutional bench commuted the death sentences of 15 persons who had been on death row in India.

Letter by Dal Khalsa to Amnesty International seeking intervention over hunger strike of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh

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Published: December 19, 2013
Letter by Dal Khalsa to Amnesty International seeking intervention over hunger strike of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh  | read this item

Amritsar, Punjab (December 19, 2013): Upset over the deaf silence of the Government in redressing the prisoners issue and apprehensive of life of Gurbaksh Singh whose health is deteriorating rapidly, the Dal Khalsa has knocked the doors of Amnesty International urging it to intervene without delay.

Upset over the deaf silence of the Government in redressing the prisoners issue, Dal Khalsa has knocked the doors of Amnesty International

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Published: December 19, 2013
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H S Dhami (L) and Kanwar Pal Singh (R)  | read this item

Amritsar, Punjab (December 19, 2013): Upset over the deaf silence of the Government in redressing the prisoners issue and apprehensive of life of Gurbaksh Singh whose health is deteriorating rapidly, the Dal Khalsa has knocked the doors of Amnesty International urging it to intervene without delay. The organization has written a letter to the Director […]

Thousands call for release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila

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Published: December 17, 2013
Irom Charu Sharmila
Thousands call for release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila  | read this item

New Delhi, India (December 17, 2013): According to information sent to Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by media officer of Amnesty International India [o]ver 16,000 people have supported an Amnesty International India campaign seeking the immediate and unconditional release of human rights activist and Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila.

India should reject regressive move to treat alleged child offenders as adults: Amnesty India

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Published: December 11, 2013
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India should reject regressive move to treat alleged child offenders as adults: Amnesty India  | read this item

New Delhi, India (December 11, 2013): The Indian government must reject proposed amendments to juvenile justice laws that could allow children to be treated as adults in cases of serious crimes, Amnesty International India said in a statement sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) on December 10, 2013.

Amnesty International report finds Qatar’s construction sector rife with abuse

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Published: November 19, 2013
Amnesty International report finds Qatar’s construction sector rife with abuse  | read this item

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.

USA must be held to account for drone killings in Pakistan: says Amnesty report “Will I be Next?”

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Published: October 22, 2013
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USA must be held to account for drone killings in Pakistan: says Amnesty report "Will I be Next?"  | read this item

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.

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