International human rights advocacy group Amnesty International has launched a Chinese-language website as part of its efforts to reach out to a Chinese-speaking audience, even though the site remains inaccessible to moThursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Amnesty International said on Thursday millions of people who have fled conflict or persecution, and migrants who have left home in search of work, have suffered abuses at the hands of state authorities or employers.23 May 2013 - 2:54pm
The academic behind plans for an Occupy Central pro-democracy campaign in summer fleshes out his proposal. Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, floated the idea of rallying 10,000 campaigners to press the central government to keep its pledge to introduce universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive election.27 Mar 2013 - 3:09am
The UN Security Council must refer war crimes committed by both sides in Syria’s two-year conflict to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said on Thursday.14 Mar 2013 - 3:12pm
Severe cold weather sweeping through camps for people displaced by the Afghan war has killed 17 people, mostly children, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
The deaths occurred in the first two weeks of January in Kabul and Herat provinces, which host most of the country’s half a million internally displaced people.22 Jan 2013 - 2:58pm
Students in their final school year usually have little time to pay attention to anything outside the immediate demands of projects, exams and trying to keep sane under a hectic schedule. Yet a small group of teenagers at Chinese International School (CIS) have made it their mission to champion human rights issues across the school.9 Dec 2012 - 1:11pm
The church hall in central London was standing-room only, the atmosphere charged. In a room draped in banners carrying the slogan "Workers' Rights are Human Rights", a union official summed up the mood: "We are here and we are pissed off."4 Dec 2012 - 3:26am
Iran has hanged 10 people convicted of drug trafficking, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported, in part of what rights group Amnesty International called a "state killing spree".
Executions are regular events in Tehran, and the latest took place on Monday in a prison in the capital. The judiciary said those hanged were members of two drug gangs, Mehr said.24 Oct 2012 - 4:31am
The downfall of Bo Xilai has dominated headlines. Yet as China prepares for a change in leadership, there is another tale of abuse of power that continues unabated - the forced eviction of people from their homes and farmland.12 Oct 2012 - 1:59am
Violent forced evictions are increasing in China as local governments seek to pay off debts by seizing land and selling usage rights to property developers, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am