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