‘Staggering crisis’: 7,000 health workers have died of COVID-19

A “shocking” 7,000 health workers have died globally after contracting coronavirus, a new report by Amnesty International has said, highlighting the failure to adequately protect those on the front lines in the months-long battle against the pandemic. The prominent rights watchdog said on Thursday the death toll represented “a crisis on a staggering scale” and […]

Amnesty accuses Iran of widespread torture during 2019 protests

Rights group Amnesty International has accused Iran of using torture to extract confessions, saying hundreds of people have been jailed since a sweeping crackdown against protests last year. Demonstrations erupted across Iran in November 2019 after a significant petrol price rise, but they were put down by the Iranian security forces with mass arrests amid […]

India’s police ‘complicit’ in anti-Muslim riots, alleges Amnesty

Police in Delhi were “complicit and an active participant” in the February violence in which 53 people, mostly Muslims, were killed, Amnesty International India said in a statement on Friday. “The Delhi police personnel were complicit and an active participant in the violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020, yet in the last six […]