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Chinese companies export 'tools of torture': Amnesty

BEIJING, Sept 22, 2014 (AFP) - The number of Chinese companies exporting "tools of torture" has surged over the past decade, Amnesty International said Tuesday, with many devices falling into the hands of rights violators worldwide.


Bosses fear labour shortage as amnesty programme ends

PETALING JAYA: With a day to go just before the end of the amnesty programme, employers are already fretting about the possible shortage of workers.

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Amnesty: Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle

Manila (AFP) - Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alleged Friday.


Amnesty: Singapore's death penalty reform flawed

Singapore (AFP) - Singapore's reforms to its use of the death penalty are flawed, with some low-level drug offenders still being denied leniency and sent to the gallows, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

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Nepal bill offers amnesty for war crimes

KATHMANDU, April 10, 2014 (AFP) - Former Maoist rebels or security force members who committed crimes during Nepal's civil war could be granted an amnesty except in cases of rape under planned legislation, a senior lawmaker said Thursday.

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Amnesty slams abuse of migrant workers in S Korea

SEOUL: Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a "shameful" work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

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Amnesty: Indonesian forces behind unlawful killings in Papua

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s police and military are responsible for at least 95 unlawful killings in the eastern-most Papua region since 2008, including targeted slayings of activists, Amnesty International said, condemning a near-total absence of justice for the mainly indigenous victims.

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Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing apartheid

Yangon: Myanmar’s suffocating control of its Rohingya population amounts to “apartheid”, Amnesty International said in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.


Australia gun and explosives amnesty nets large cache

SYDNEY: A battery of explosives, gunpowder and detonators have been handed to police under an amnesty in Australia, along with 26,000 firearms as authorities work to remove illicit weapons from the streets.


Amnesty: Namewee’s arrest another sign of repression

PETALING JAYA: The arrest of controversial rapper Namewee is another sign of repression in Malaysia against artistes, said Amnesty International deputy director Josef Roy Benedict.