Contents tagged with Amnesty International

  • Amnesty International: Russia’s widespread use of cluster munitions caused hundreds of civilian deaths in Kharkiv

    A report released by Amnesty International on Monday outlined how Russian forces killed hundreds of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv using rockets and cluster munitions.

    The repeated attacks were indiscriminate “and as such constitute war crimes,” the report noted.

    The organization found that Russian forces repeatedly used land mines and  9N210 / 9N235 cluster munitions prohibited by international law, which are prohibited by international law.

    “Russian forces have repeatedly …

  • Amnesty International worker kidnapped and tortured in Russia

    In Ingushetia, Russia, a worker of the international human rights organization Amnesty International Oleg Kozlovsky was kidnapped and beaten, stated the press-service of the Russian unit of the organization.

    Kozlovsky arrived in the capital of Ingushetia Магас on October 5 in order to monitor peaceful protests that started after the signing of the agreement on the administrative border between two regions by the leaders of Ingushetia and Chechnya. 

    “The following evening, an unknown man …

  • Russia claims that priest visited imprisoned filmmaker Sentsov

    Bogdan Vasiluk, a priest of St. George Church in the town of Labytnangi visited a political prisoner, filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who is in the Polar Bear penal colony, as reported by the press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of Russia for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on Saturday, August 4.

    "Bogdan Vasiluk visited the convicted O. Sentsov’s cell during his visit-round. The Priest asked about his health condition and Oleh Sentsov replied that he feels well and is being …

  • Russia denies Amnesty International access to imprisoned filmmaker Sentsov

    The international human rights organization Amnesty International did not receive permission to meet with Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who is currently in a Russian prison colony, as reported by the organization’s press office.

    On July 30 the Amnesty International office in Moscow received a letter from Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service Valery Balan which denied the human rights organization’s request to visit Sentsov in the penal colony in Labytnangi, but there …

  • Amnesty International demands the release of people detained at protest rallies in Russia

    Amnesty International, an international human rights organization, demanded that the Russian authorities "immediately and unconditionally" release all detained protesters and investigate allegations of police abuse of power in St. Petersburg and Yakutsk, as reported by the Russian broadcast of Radio Liberty.

    The Amnesty International statement notes that the rallies took place in many cities in Russia on Vladimir Putin’s birthday.

    "The intention of the Kremlin is beyond doubt - to deprive the …

  • US, EU and Amnesty International condemn Russian authorities for mass detentions of demonstrators

    The international human rights organization Amnesty International has condemned the crackdown on oppositional mass actions that took place in Russian cities yesterday.

    "A crackdown on peaceful protests across Russia in which hundreds of people were arrested and numerous others beaten by police demonstrates the authorities’ utter contempt for fundamental human rights," the human rights activists said in a statement.

    Amnesty's Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia, Denis Krivosheev, …

  • UN General Assembly supported Ukrainian resolution on the Crimea

    At his speech at the UN General Assembly, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Sergiy Kyslytsya, called on the UN member states to vote for the Ukrainian resolution on human rights in the Crimea, Krym.Realii reported.

    "Those who suffer at the hands of the occupation regime in the Crimea are scared and helpless. They live without any chance to defend their rights, to protest or to be heard. Ukraine will do anything possible to ensure that the Russian Federation complies with its …

  • Amnesty International accuses Russia of violating human rights in the Crimea

    Crimean Tatars are being systematically persecuted after the Russian annexation of the Crimea in 2014. The cases against the activists of the Crimean Tatar community are analyzed in the report of the international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) "Crimea in the darkness: the persecution of dissent", published on Thursday, December 15th.

    According to the Director of AI in Europe and Central Asia, John Dalhuisen, Crimean Tatars became the most prominent and united group that …

  • The office of Amnesty International was closed in Moscow

    The office of international human rights organization, Amnesty International, has been sealed in Moscow. Locks were changed and the electricity was cut. This was posted on Facebook by Amnesty International staff member, Ivan Kondratenko.

    According to him, the employees of the organization were told to contact Moscow’s department of city property to get their belongings out of the office. However, the department itself is not aware of the situation.

    “All of our computers, documents and …

  • Amnesty International: Russia is last in tolerance for refugees

    According to a survey by Amnesty International, almost two-thirds of Russians are opposed to the settlement of refugees in the Russian Federation.

    The Head of the Amnesty International representative office in the Russian Federation, Sergei Nikitin, reported at a talk at the anniversary conference of the Moscow Helsinki Group that “a statistical review by Amnesty International about the attitude of authorities and population toward refugees from other countries will be released in a week. …