Attack on Bangladeshi Labor Leader Sparks Outcry from International Union

Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh – In a disturbing turn of events, Brother Amirul Haque Amin, General Secretary of the National Shop Employees Federation (NSEF) and President of the National Garments Workers Federation (NGWF), was viciously attacked alongside his supporters during a peaceful demonstration on March 29, 2024. The demonstrators had gathered to demand Eid bonuses for garment and shop workers in Bangladesh when they were met with violence, resulting in injuries to 20 supporters. The condemnation …

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Execution Rates Rising Globally Despite Decrease in Use: Amnesty International Report

London, England – Despite the global trend of countries abolishing the death penalty, the number of executions is on the rise worldwide. In 2022, Amnesty International reported 883 executions globally, marking the highest number since 2017. China, known as the world’s leading executioner, carried out thousands of executions, although the exact figures remain undisclosed. This lack of transparency makes it challenging to provide accurate statistics on China’s use of the death penalty. The United States, …

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Student Attacks Lead to Arrests in Gujarat, India – Backlash Against Praying Foreign Muslims Injures International Students During Ramadan

Gujarat, India – Police in the state of Gujarat have made arrests following a violent attack on international students at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad. The attack occurred as the students were offering special prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan outside their hostel. Authorities are continuing their investigation into the incident, where a group of individuals reportedly assaulted students from various countries, leaving some severely injured and in need of hospitalization. The incident has …

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Haiti Restores International Connectivity After Violent Clashes Disrupt Communications

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – International connectivity has been restored in Haiti following violent clashes in the capital that had disrupted communications infrastructure on Sunday. Maarten Boute, chairperson of Digicel, a major telecom provider in Haiti, stated that the company’s field teams successfully restored the connection on Sunday afternoon. The restoration of connectivity comes after several thousand inmates escaped from Haiti’s main prison in Port-au-Prince due to an overnight violent attack. Reports indicate that the attack on …

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Investigate: Amnesty International Report Exposes Systematic Use of Lethal Force in Peru

Lima, Peru – In a new report released today by Amnesty International, it has been urged that the Attorney General’s Office in Peru thoroughly investigate the use of lethal force by security forces during protests from December to February, resulting in 49 deaths. The report highlights a concerning pattern of targeting poor, Indigenous, and rural individuals during the demonstrations, suggesting a systemic bias in the response to the protests. Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty …

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Israeli Military Conducts Violent Attack on Rafah, Warnings from International Community Spark Concern for Civilians

The Gaza Strip has once again become a battleground as the city of Rafah faces a violent attack, leaving a number of people dead, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Witnesses reported dozens of air strikes hitting the city’s north and center, prompting concerns from the international community over Israel’s planned offensive in the city where 1.5 million people are seeking shelter. The United Nations has expressed the lack of safe places for …

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Indian Pharmaceutical Companies Must Meet New Manufacturing Standards Amid International Drug Safety Concerns

Mumbai, India – Indian pharmaceutical companies are facing new manufacturing standards this year, as the central government looks to tighten regulations in the wake of overseas deaths linked to Indian-made drugs. The $50 billion industry has come under scrutiny, prompting the government to take action to clean up its image. A central government notification released on Saturday outlines the new requirements for pharmaceutical factories. The notification emphasizes the manufacturer’s responsibility for ensuring the quality and …

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KISA Anti-Racism NGO in Cyprus Targeted by Violent Attack: Amnesty International Urges Government Action

NICOSIA, Cyprus – The headquarters of the anti-racist NGO KISA (Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism) in Nicosia, Cyprus, was the target of a shocking attack involving an improvised explosive device that caused severe damage to the organization’s property. Amnesty International’s Cyprus Researcher Kondylia Gogou expressed serious concerns about the safety of human rights defenders in the country, citing a rise in racist violence and repeated threats and attacks against KISA and its volunteers. Gogou emphasized …

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Brutal Attack on Socialist Equality Party Members in Sri Lanka Provokes International Outcry and Solidarity

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka – Academics, workers, and youth around the world have expressed their outrage over the violent attack on two members of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Sri Lanka by pro-government thugs. Dehin Wasantha, a veteran university worker known for his advocacy for workers’ rights and socialism, and Lakshman Fernando, a full-time SEP party worker, were targeted in the assault. Protest letters have been sent to the Sri Lankan Attorney General and Vice …

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Execution of Iranian Protesters Sparks International Outrage Over Due Process and Human Rights

SANANDAJ, Iran – Two protesters, Reza Rasaei and Mojahed Kourkour, have been sentenced to death and are now facing execution. The cases of both individuals have sparked international concern over due process and human rights in Iran. Reza Rasaei’s mother, Azardokht Haqjouyan, has passionately pleaded for assistance to prevent the execution of her son’s death sentence, claiming his innocence. She revealed that her son’s extensive 1,500-page case file had been reviewed within a week, raising …

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