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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.

Malaysian court halts deportation of 1,200 Myanmar migrants to hear appeal by two rights groups
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Malaysian court halts deportation of 1,200 Myanmar migrants to hear appeal by two rights groups

In their legal filing, the groups said three persons registered with UNHCR and 17 minors, with at least one parent still in Malaysia, were being sent back

ED seizes Amnesty International India's  assets worth over Rs 17 cr in money laundering case
India

ED seizes Amnesty International India's assets worth over Rs 17 cr in money laundering case

ED said that upon cancellation of the FCRA licence by the Union government, Amnesty entities adopted "new methods" to receive money from abroad

Bangladesh Navy ships take 1,804 Rohingya refugees to isolated island that surfaced 20 years ago
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Bangladesh Navy ships take 1,804 Rohingya refugees to isolated island that surfaced 20 years ago

International aid agencies and the UN have opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015, expressing fear that a big storm could wash over Bhashan Char and endanger thousands of lives

African health official blasts 'terrible' vaccine inequality; high-income nations oppose proposal to waive IP rules
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African health official blasts 'terrible' vaccine inequality; high-income nations oppose proposal to waive IP rules

A small group of high-income countries and their trading partners, including the EU, US, Brazil, Canada, Japan and the UK Thursday opposed South Africa and India's request to waive some intellectual property rules to allow for faster, easier access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process
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Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process

The island's facilities are built to accommodate one lakh people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps

MHA refutes Amnesty International's 'witch-hunt' claims, calls it a ploy to divert attention from illegalities
India

MHA refutes Amnesty International's 'witch-hunt' claims, calls it a ploy to divert attention from illegalities

The human rights watchdog earlier today halted its operation in India, citing reprisals from the government and the freezing of its bank accounts by the Centre

Amnesty International halts India operations, claims 'witch hunt over unfounded, motivated allegations'
India

Amnesty International halts India operations, claims 'witch hunt over unfounded, motivated allegations'

Amnesty said the government action to freeze its accounts comes amid the organisation’s reports critical of the riots in Delhi and the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir