Amnesty International (AI)

May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022

World Press Freedom Day: Speak now or forever hold your tongue

Essentially, if someone expresses a critical view of the achievement of Bangladesh’s Liberation War, or the country’s relationship with another nation in a Facebook status, or even in a private message between friends on WhatsApp, that individual could be subjected to criminal punishment under the DSA, intrusive surveillance under the data protection law, or censorship under the digital, social media and OTT platform regulations. 

March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020

Missing journalist: Unidentified men approached his motorbike, says Amnesty

Unidentified men approached journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol’s motorbike and appeared to tamper with it, the day he was last seen before what is feared to be an enforced disappearance, Amnesty International says.

December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019

Half a million Rohingya children yet to see inside of classroom: Amnesty

The international community must not shirk its responsibility to the education of Rohingya children in Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar camps, Amnesty International says ahead of the first Global Refugee Forum.

October 27, 2018
October 27, 2018

Alleged Fund Violations: Indian police raid Amnesty Int'l office

Indian authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Amnesty International after a raid on its country office, the human rights watchdog said yesterday, accusing the government of treating rights groups "like criminal enterprises".

October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Malaysia's cabinet agrees to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister says, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment.

August 25, 2018
August 25, 2018

World leaders failed to act

World leaders’ failure to act has allowed the Myanmar security forces’ perpetrators of crimes against humanity to remain at large for a year after their murderous campaign against the Rohingya prompted an exodus of epic proportions, Amnesty International says.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

Amnesty International urges govt to end crackdown on student protesters

Human rights group Amnesty International calls upon the government of Bangladesh to immediately put an end to the crackdown unleashed on student protestors who thronged the streets demanding safe roads.

May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018

'Rohingya insurgents killed Hindu villagers in Myanmar violence'

Campaign group Amnesty International says it has gathered evidence that insurgents from a Rohingya Muslim armed group killed scores of Hindu civilians in August last year, amid a surge in violence in western Myanmar.

February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018

Rohingya persecution, a consequence of hate: Amnesty

“The horrific military campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people in Myanmar” is the consequence of “a society encouraged to hate, scapegoat and fear minorities,” Amnesty International (AI) says.

October 4, 2017
October 4, 2017

No Rohingya repatriation amid risk of human rights violations: Amnesty

The international community must help ensure that no Rohingya refugees are forced back to Myanmar as long as they remain at risk of serious human rights violations following the army’s vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing, Amnesty International says.