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Sep 24, 2019
Egypt protests: Authorities arrest journalists, block news websites for 'inaccurate coverage' of anti-Sisi demonstrationsIn the wake of protests calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's ouster, Egypt arrested journalists and was accused of blocking news websites.
Sep 19, 2019
FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar not fulfilling promises to improve migrant workers' conditions, says Amnesty International reportAmnesty reported challenges faced by hundreds of workers at three construction and cleaning companies in Qatar who went unpaid for months
Sep 17, 2019
Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future wins Amnesty's highest human rights awardShe said that the prize was not just for her but the millions of youth who have taken part in weekly school strikes held every Friday.
Sep 03, 2019
Hong Kong protests: Students organise rallies to mark begining of two-week university boycott; Chinese media warns 'end is coming'Thousands of black-clad students rallied in central Hong Kong on Monday at the start of a two-week university boycott, piling pressure on the city's leaders.
Aug 14, 2019
Hong Kong airport resumes operations after mass protests against riot police; hundreds of disrupted flights rescheduledHong Kong’s airport resumed operations on Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city.
Aug 13, 2019
Day after shutting down Hong Kong airport, authorities suspend check-in for all flights; leaders warn of 'dangerous consequences'The Hong Kong airport on Tuesday suspended check-ins for all flights after protests began at one of the world's busiest airports.
Jul 03, 2019
Lebanese army destroys at least 20 homes in Syrian refugee settlements as govt ultimatum expiresThe Lebanese army started destroying Syrian refugee settlements in northeast Lebanon on Monday after the expiry of a government ultimatum, officials said. Keen not to encourage Syrians to settle permanently, the government had given refugees in the village of Arsal until 1 July to demolish shelters made of other materials than timber and plastic sheeting, which it considers illegal. Lebanon, a country of some four million people, hosts between 1.5 and 2 million Syrians on its soil.
Jun 11, 2019
Botswana HC decriminalises homosexuality, overturns colonial-era law punishing gay sex up to seven years in prisonBotswana’s ruling comes after Kenya’s high court upheld its law banning gay sex, keeping same sex relations punishable by 14 years in jail, drawing strong criticism from the United Nations and rights activists.
May 20, 2019
WhatsApp security breach: Amnesty International files lawsuit against NSO GroupAmnesty alleges that NSO's spyware has been used to surveil its staff and other human rights defenders.
Mar 31, 2019
Indian NGOs bridge chasm between middle class, poor and are crucial to the health of democracySome of the brightest Indian minds are attracted to this line of work