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Anger after Amnesty strips Navalny of ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

The Independent 24 Feb 2021
Amnesty International is facing a chorus of criticism over its decision to withdraw ... In a separate comment carried in the Mediazona publication, an anonymous Amnesty source said the Kremlin-funded RT network appeared to be behind the operation to undermine Mr Navalny’s reputation.

ACLU, others push Biden to end federal death penalty

Las Vegas Review-Journal 20 Feb 2021
A view of the gurney inside the execution chamber at Ely State Prison in this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo ... A letter signed by the ACLU, Amnesty International, NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund and other organizations urged Biden to issue a moratorium on executions and grant clemency to the 49 people on federal death row ... Rep ... .

ED accuses Amnesty India of laundering, attaches Rs 18cr

The Times of India 17 Feb 2021
AIIPL had received Rs 51.7 crore in “export remittances” from Amnesty International UK during the financial years 2014 and 2019 ... The agency has claimed that Amnesty India received funds from its UK parent body which sources its funds through donations from individual donors.

ED attaches properties worth Rs 17.66 cr of Amnesty International in India

Indian Express 16 Feb 2021
In October 2018, properties of Amnesty India in Bengaluru were searched by the ED after the Amnesty International India Foundation Trust was accused of creating a commercial arm called Amnesty International India Pvt Ltd (AIIPL) allegedly to receive foreign funding in violation of the FCRA rules.

US civil rights groups call on Biden to end federal executions

Al Jazeera 09 Feb 2021
The signatories include the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Amnesty International, and the Legal Defense and Educational Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP LDF). Biden, who took office on January 20, campaigned on a promise to address racial inequality and inequities in the criminal justice system ... .

City Council candidate Christopher Marte calls for budget amnesty for public schools

AM New York 08 Feb 2021
We’re calling for amnesty because it’s the DOE’s job to protect high-quality public education.” With enrollment dropping all over the city, 60 percent of public schools are experiencing a deficit, due to DOE funds being returned after each school found out how much of a student body it had lost this school year.

Tekce Comments About Wealth Amnesty Creating a Large Foreign Capital Inflow to Turkey

Daily Freeman 08 Feb 2021
The legislation known as ‘Wealth Amnesty’ allows the legal entrance of the funds, gold, securities and other market capitals into Turkey, without being subject to tax, with the condition to be declared until June 30, 2021 ... The monetary funds that enter the country without tax with ...

Nigeria: Govt's Seizure of U.S.$68,2 Million Presidential Amnesty Fund Denied

All Africa 06 Feb 2021
The Amnesty office has denied the report that the Federal Government seized N26 billion belonging to the Presidential Amnesty Programme, clarifying that the money was mopped up as part of the government's financial process ....

‘Rajasthan budget will be growth-oriented’

The Times of India 06 Feb 2021
JAIPUR ... They sought tax relief and policy intervention to end legacy disputes that would free up locked funds for MSMEs ... Still most of the payments are stuck ... On labour cess it said there was lack of awareness of this Act, now the government should bring an amnesty scheme to help the industry clear the dues and the government will also get the funds ... .

Top Japan Brewer Leads Backlash Among Investors to Myanmar Coup

Caixin Online 05 Feb 2021
(Bloomberg) — Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings Co ... Kirin had already put its Myanmar operations under review, and last year said findings in an Amnesty International report indicating Myanma Economic Holdings was funding military activities were “at odds with our commitment to human rights and the people of Myanmar.”. Boycott Calls ... .

Highland Income Fund Announces the Regular Monthly Distribution

Henderson News 02 Feb 2021
1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Income Fund (NYSE. HFRO) ("HFRO" or the "Fund") today announced its regular monthly distribution on its common stock of�$0.0770 per share ... The Fund is a closed-end fund managed by Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P ... The Fund declares and pays distributions of investment income monthly.

Second round of gun buybacks begins today

TVNZ 31 Jan 2021
Source. 1 NEWS ... Roughly $15 million has been set aside by the Government to fund the second round of buybacks as it continues on for the next three months until the amnesty ends on May 1.  ... .

Morocco: Release human rights defender prosecuted on trumped up charges

Amnesty 27 Jan 2021
In November 2020 and January 2021 letters to Amnesty International published as a right to reply, the Moroccan government denied that Monjib was targeted for his human rights work, yet unwittingly provided detail appearing to corroborate that very fact by referring to foreign ...

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