Amnesty International

Amnesty, TIB, RSF have no credibility in Bangladesh, says Hasan Mahmud

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud today came down heavily on Amnesty International, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and Reporters without Borders (RSF) for what he called their “biased take on human rights, press freedom and corruption in Bangladesh”.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Iran issues first death sentence over Mahsa Amini protests

Iran on Sunday issued its first death sentence over the protests that have shaken the country's clerical leadership, the judiciary said, with a rights group warning other convicts risked being "hastily" executed.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Amnesty, TIB, RSF have no credibility in Bangladesh, says Hasan Mahmud

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud today came down heavily on Amnesty International, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and Reporters without Borders (RSF) for what he called their “biased take on human rights, press freedom and corruption in Bangladesh”.

March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020

Locate disappeared journalist, end repression: Amnesty

Amnesty International today urged the Bangladesh government to locate journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol who disappeared from Dhaka more than a week ago.

March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020

Drop case against Manabzamin editor: Amnesty International

Amnesty International has urged the government to drop the case -- under Digital Security Act -- against Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, editor-in-chief of Bangla daily Manabzamin, and 31 others.

January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020

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.

December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019

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.

November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019

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.”

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019

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.

November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018

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.

August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018

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.