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”.

July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

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.

June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018

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.

May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018

'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.

March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018

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.

February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018

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".

October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017

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.

September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017

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.

September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017

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.

September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017

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.

September 16, 2017
September 16, 2017

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.