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Iran's Zahedan clashes: At least 82 killed, says Amnesty International
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Iran's Zahedan clashes: At least 82 killed, says Amnesty International

Protests in Zahedan populated by the Baluchi ethnic minority took place after Friday prayers on 30 September as a show of solidarity with nationwide protests and to demand accountability for the reported rape of a 15-year-old girl by a police commander in the province

Lives of Afghan women and girls being destroyed by 'suffocating' crackdown by Taliban, says Amnesty
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Lives of Afghan women and girls being destroyed by 'suffocating' crackdown by Taliban, says Amnesty

Amnesty said the Taliban have also decimated protections for those facing domestic violence, detained women and girls for minor violations and contributed to a surge in child marriages

Amnesty International says Russia must face war crimes justice
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Amnesty International says Russia must face war crimes justice

“The pattern of crimes committed by Russian forces that we have documented includes both unlawful attacks and willful killings of civilians,” Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary-General, said in a statement on Friday

Russia shuts down local offices of more than a dozen international organisations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch
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Russia shuts down local offices of more than a dozen international organisations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch

The announcement came on the 44th day of Russia's military campaign in pro-Western Ukraine, with thousands killed and more than 11 million having fled their homes

World Day Against Cyber Censorship: Here are some points to keep in mind when using internet
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World Day Against Cyber Censorship: Here are some points to keep in mind when using internet

The World Day Against Cyber Censorship, also known as the international day of freedom of expression on the internet, began to be marked in 2008 by Reporters Without Borders along with Amnesty International.

World Day Against Cyber Censorship history and significance: All you need to know
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World Day Against Cyber Censorship history and significance: All you need to know

The day was first observed in 2008 by Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders

Kazakhstan unrest: How Vladimir Putin again seizes on unrest in an attempt to expand Russian influence
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Kazakhstan unrest: How Vladimir Putin again seizes on unrest in an attempt to expand Russian influence

If the turmoil in Kazakhstan has exposed the vulnerability of the strongman leaders whom the Kremlin has trusted to keep order, it has also presented Russia with a chance to reassert its influence

Norway club launches QR code jersey to defend rights in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup
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Norway club launches QR code jersey to defend rights in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup

The first division team will don the jersey on Sunday against Viking during the Norwegian league's last match before the winter break.

Pogroms a fact of life for Bangladeshi Hindus, but now Dhaka can’t escape scrutiny by blaming radicals
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Pogroms a fact of life for Bangladeshi Hindus, but now Dhaka can’t escape scrutiny by blaming radicals

The ethnic cleansing of Bangladesh’s Hindus have frustrated many for years by the complicity of every Bangladesh government, and the international community’s failure to recognise the atrocities

'Unprecedented' curbs on freedom of expression since outbreak of pandemic, says Amnesty International report
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'Unprecedented' curbs on freedom of expression since outbreak of pandemic, says Amnesty International report

The report, "Silenced and Misinformed: Freedom of Expression in Danger During COVID-19" stated that amid the pandemic, journalists and health professionals have been silenced and imprisoned

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée hits out at Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle United
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Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée hits out at Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle United

Western intelligence agencies accuse Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of authorising the murder of the Washington Post contributor, who was a US resident.

Premier League club Newcastle United bought by Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund
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Premier League club Newcastle United bought by Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund

The 300-million-pound ($409 million) takeover by the Saudi Public Investment Fund initially collapsed last year over concerns about how much control the kingdom’s leadership would have in the running of Newcastle

Taliban unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras in Daykundi province, says Amnesty International
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Taliban unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras in Daykundi province, says Amnesty International

The killings took place in the village of Kahor around two weeks after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, said the prominent rights group

Syria still unsafe, says Amnesty International as pressure mounts on refugees to return home
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Syria still unsafe, says Amnesty International as pressure mounts on refugees to return home

In the report “You’re going to your death,” the rights group said many Syrian refugees who returned home have been subjected to detention and torture by Syrian security forces

'Concocted, fabricated and evidence-less': BJP denies reports on Pegasus snooping story
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'Concocted, fabricated and evidence-less': BJP denies reports on Pegasus snooping story

Amnesty International, however, said in a statement that it 'categorically stands' by the findings of the Pegasus Project

The Pegasus leak: What you need to know right now
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The Pegasus leak: What you need to know right now

Pegasus is a spyware suite sold by Israeli company NSO Group to “vetted government clients”. It is used to compromise and conduct surveillance on targeted Windows, Mac computers, and also Android and iOS smartphones

Turkey’s exit from Istanbul Convention, treaty protecting women, draws flak from activists, Western allies
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Turkey’s exit from Istanbul Convention, treaty protecting women, draws flak from activists, Western allies

Turkey's retreat from the Instanbul Convention has drawn blanket condemnation from around the world and sparked nationwide protests in a country where domestic violence is prevalent, with at least 300 femicides and 189 suspicious female deaths recorded so far in 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar prepares to host amid boycott calls by teams, clubs over humans rights concerns
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar prepares to host amid boycott calls by teams, clubs over humans rights concerns

Qatar says it on track to complete all eight stadiums by the start of 2022 after spending tens of billions of dollars upgrading infrastructure in the tiny, gas-rich nation. Half the venues are already open.

Five Rohingya feared dead, thousands flee huge blaze at refugee camps in Bangladesh
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Five Rohingya feared dead, thousands flee huge blaze at refugee camps in Bangladesh

The fire at Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar district broke out in the late afternoon and spread quickly through at least four blocks

Amnesty International calls on FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar over workers' rights
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Amnesty International calls on FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar over workers' rights

Doha has made a series of reforms to its employment regulations since being selected to host next year's tournament, which has required a vast programme of construction dependent on foreign workers.