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Nepal failing to prevent exploitation of migrant workers: Amnesty

Nepal failing to prevent exploitation of migrant workers: Amnesty

Nepal's government has failed to prevent widespread exploitation of migrant workers, despite pledges to protect them from falling prey to unscrupulous recruitment agents, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

China rights website founder held over 'state secrets'

China rights website founder held over 'state secrets'

The founder of one of China's few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses has been formally arrested for ‘leaking state secrets’, Amnesty International said Thursday -- the latest blow in a broad crackdown on activists.

‘Refugees being driven to suicide on Nauru’

‘Refugees being driven to suicide on Nauru’

Many of the 410 asylum seekers held on a tiny Pacific Island are being driven to attempt suicide to escape the prison-like conditions they face in indefinite detention on behalf of Australia ...

Amnesty scheme gives overstayers hope

Amnesty scheme gives overstayers hope

Some of the expatriates who have overstayed in Qatar for long periods are now hoping to finally return to their native countries by availing of the amnesty scheme for illegal residents.

Over-stayers start availing Govt Amnesty offer

Over-stayers start availing Govt Amnesty offer

Illegal residents in Qatar began approaching the Ministry of Interior's (MoI) Search and Follow Up Department office in their bid to leave the country without facing any legal consequences ...

MoI announcement on amnesty in 11 languages

MoI announcement on amnesty in 11 languages

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has issued the notice, on its amnesty announcement for illegal residents, in 11 languages in preparation for the three-month grace period, which comes into effect from Thursday.

Embassies to help illegal residents leave Qatar

Embassies to help illegal residents leave Qatar

At least three South Asian embassies are hoping that their expatriates overstaying in Qatar without valid residence permit would avail of the Ministry of Interior's three-month amnesty offer once it starts on September 1.

MoI announces three-month amnesty for illegal residents

MoI announces three-month amnesty for illegal residents

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced a three-month amnesty for illegal residents to leave the country without facing any legal consequences of their overstay.

Assad offers amnesty to Syria rebels who surrender

Assad offers amnesty to Syria rebels who surrender

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday offered an amnesty to armed rebels battling his forces if they surrender, the official SANA news agency reported.

Lanka announces amnesty period for handing over illegal firearms

Lanka announces amnesty period for handing over illegal firearms

Sri Lanka’s defence ministry said yesterday that an amnesty period to surrender illegal firearms will be declared from April 25 to May 6.

Female refugees face abuse on migrant trail through Europe: Amnesty

Female refugees face abuse on migrant trail through Europe: Amnesty

"If this humanitarian crisis was unfolding anywhere else in the world, we would expect immediate practical steps to be taken to protect groups most at risk of abuse," said Tirana Hassan, Amnesty's crisis response director.