Showing posts with label Amnesty International. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amnesty International. Show all posts

The Enforcement Directorate raided the Bengaluru office of Amnesty International for bypassing rules on foreign donations.

The Enforcement Directorate raided the Bengaluru office of Amnesty International for bypassing rules on foreign donations. The London-based human rights group is accused offloating a commercial entity to illegally accept funds but activists see the raid as an effort to curb dissent. The ED has been probing Amnesty — critical of India’s human rights record — after a unit in the finance ministry flagged transfers worth ₹36 crore from the UK as suspicious. Earlier this month, the Bengaluru office of Greenpeace was raided and a dozen of its accounts were frozen.