Friday, December 8, 2023

Topic: amnesty

Twitter accused of failing women over online abuse by Amnesty

“Twitter is still not doing enough to tackle the deluge of abuse women face on the platform. Our analysis shows that despite some progress, Twitter is not doing enough to protect women users, leading many women to silence or censor themselves on the platform,” said Rasha Abdul Rahim, Co-Director of Amnesty Tech.

Belarus: Amnesty urges UN to take strong action on escalating human rights crisis

In response to the escalating human rights crisis in Belarus, Amnesty International will address the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 18 September and demand that it takes strong and decisive action to investigate the ongoing repression of post-election protests in the country and hold perpetrators of mass violations to account.

COVID-19: Amnesty analysis reveals over 7,000 health workers have died around world

New analysis by Amnesty International has found that at least 7,000 health workers have died around the world after contracting COVID-19. At least 1,320 health workers are confirmed to have died in Mexico alone, the highest known figure for any country.

India no country for young protesters, says international rights body on independence day

As the country celebrates its 74th Independence Day, the Government of India must stop criminalising dissent and immediately release all the young peaceful protesters who are being subjected to intimidation, harassment and arrests for their participation in anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, said Amnesty International India on the eve of the launch of its ‘Right To Dissent’ Campaign on Friday.

Writers, actors, filmmakers call for release of Egyptian film editor

Over 200 of the world’s most prominent artists, along with nearly two dozen leading human rights groups and film organizations, are calling for the immediate release of Sanaa Seif, a film editor arrested in Cairo last month.

Beirut explosion must be independently investigated: Amnesty

Amnesty International called for an independent into Beirut's deadly blast and urged the international community to increase humanitarian aid at this time.