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  • Amnesty’s musical appeal for education of Rohingya and host community children

    Amnesty International releases a music video on the occasion of the International Day of Education to encourage people of Bangladesh and around the world to support education for Rohingya children and those of host communities in Bangladesh.

  • Climate Change tops list of global worries for young people: Amnesty

    Four out of 10 young people view climate change as one of the most important issues facing the world, an Amnesty International survey on the state of human rights shows.

  • Amnesty calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

    Amnesty International issues a scathing indictment of the world’s dominant internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their surveillance-based business model because it is “predicated on human rights abuse.”

  • BFF Chairman Mahfuza Akter Kiron

    Amnesty Int'l demands Kiron's release

    Amnesty International yesterday demanded the 'immediate and unconditional release' of Mahfuza Akter Kiron, the women's wing chairman of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and FIFA Council member, who was arrested and later sent to jail on Saturday in a defamation case.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi stripped Amnesty International award

    Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty honour

    The Amnesty International has stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the latest of several honours taken away from her since last year's brutal military crackdown on the Rohingyas.

  • Amnesty Int'l staff targeted by spyware

    Amnesty International says one of its employees was targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software as part of a deliberate attempt to spy on the human rights group. In a report released yesterday, Amnesty said one of its staff members was baited with a suspicious WhatsApp message in early June about a protest in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington.

  • Turkish court sentences journalists to prison over coup links: Amnesty

    A Turkish court hands six journalists jail sentences on Friday of up to just over 10 years for links to a failed military coup in July 2016, rights group Amnesty International says.

  • Amnesty urges trial for Myanmar military over Rohingyas

    Amnesty International releases a report that details new evidence of atrocities inflicted on Myanmar’s Rohingya population and names 13 top military commanders the human rights group says should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

  • 'Hindu Killing in Rakhine': Foreign minister surprised at Amnesty report

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has expressed surprise at the sudden report of the Amnesty International which claimed that a Rohingya armed group was responsible for the massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children in Myanmar's Rakhine State in August last year.

  • Rakhine State

    Myanmar erects security structures atop burned Rohingya land: Amnesty

    Myanmar is building security installations on top of razed Rohingya villages, Amnesty International says, casting doubt on the country's plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees.

  • Rohingya

    A society 'encouraged to hate'

    The atrocities against the Rohingyas in Myanmar and the subsequent crisis are the consequences of a society encouraged to hate and lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International has said in a report titled "The State of the World's Human Rights".

  • Rohingya refugees

    Myanmar army killed hundreds of Rohingyas: Amnesty

    Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International says in a new report that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.

  • 1,000 musicians join forces to welcome refugees

    Musicians, artists, activists and local communities across more than 200 cities in 60 countries, come together in a statement of support for the world’s refugees.

  • Fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar: Amnesty

    Amnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended.

  • rohingya refugees

    Suu Kyi burying her head in the sand: AI

    Reacting to the speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader, on the crisis in Rakhine State, Amnesty International says she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand.

  • Scorched earth

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have come up with new evidence pointing that the Myanmar army is deliberately burning Rohingya villages and shooting people, which is nothing but ethnic cleansing.

  • rangamat arson attacks

    Amnesty urges probe into Rangamati arson attacks

    Human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has urged Bangladesh government to conduct an independent and impartial investigation into Friday’s arson attacks on indigenous people in Longadu upazila of Rangamati.

  • 'Shadow of death' hangs over Rio before Games

    A sharp increase in police killings has cast "a shadow of death" over Rio de Janeiro as it prepares to host the Olympic Games, Amnesty International claim in a report.

  • Ignoring the problem not a solution

    Bangladeshi authorities' failure to take decisive action against violent groups responsible for at least 10 killings over the last two months has created a climate of impunity, says Amnesty International (AI).

  • Attackers of slain professor must be brought to account: AI

    In response to the killing of Rajshahi University Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique, Amnesty International says the attackers must be brought to account.

  • 'Disturbing rise' in global executions

    The total number of known executions worldwide rise by more than half last year to 1,634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, Amnesty International says as Pakistan sent three more men to the gallows.

  • Amnesty highlights 'disturbing rise' in global executions

    A surge in the number of executions recorded worldwide saw more people put to death last year than at any point since 1989, Amnesty International says.

  • ‘Forced labour’ at Qatar World Cup site

    Rights group Amnesty International has accused Qatar of using forced labour at a flagship World Cup 2022 stadium.

  • Hasanul Haq Inu

    Media was forced to publish lies after 1/11 changeover: Inu

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says that The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam’s recent comment reveals that the mass media was forced to publish lies, distorted and partial information during the 2007-2008 caretaker government regime.

  • Russia rejects Amnesty charges over Syria raids

    Russia dismisses as "total lies" a report by Amnesty International accusing it of indiscriminate air strikes in Syria.

  • Russia air strikes ‘kill 200 Syria civilians’

    At least 200 civilians are killed in Russian air strikes in Syria, an Amnesty International report says, quoting witnesses and activists.

  • Amnesty statement unacceptable: Shahriar

    State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam remarks most of the contents of Amnesty International statement published on October 27, regarding the trial of the two condemned war criminal – Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, are unacceptable.

  • SCF demands withdrawal of AI statement on war crimes

    Sector Commanders Forum (SCF) today demanded that Amnesty International withdraw its October 27 statement regarding the trials of two condemned war criminals -- Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

  • War Crimes Trials And now the Amnesty International

    And now the Amnesty International (AI), the watchdog body for world-wide human rights has come up with a statement on its website under the title Bangladesh...

  • Syrian Kurds 'razing entire villages captured from IS'

    Kurdish forces have carried out a wave of forced displacement and mass house demolitions - amounting to war crimes - in northern Syria, a rights group says.

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