The Government of India has seized assets of Amnesty International worth Rs 176 million in the ongoing money laundering case. The government had raided the Amnesty India office several times in the last few years.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached the movable properties – worth Rs 17.66 crore – of the global human rights advocacy group, Amnesty International, which had last year claimed that it was winding down its India operation because of alleged “witch-hunt” by the Indian government.
The action was taken as part of a money laundering probe against the non-profit reported NDTV.
The central government says that the global rights watchdog had been receiving foreign funds illegally and that it had never registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.
The government had raided the Amnesty India office several times in the last few years.
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Last year, after the Centre had frozen its account, Amnesty India accused it of launching a “witch-hunt” over some critical reports.
In a press statement, Amnesty had said: “…the complete freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank accounts by the government of India, which it came to know on 10 September, brings all the work being done by the organization to a grinding halt.”
The organisation said it had been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work.
The Secret History Of How British Intelligence Created Amnesty International
Amnesty International projects itself as the watchdog on human rights worldwide with the stated mission to campaign for “a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments.”
However, lesser known is the fact that Amnesty International was created by British Intelligence for intelligence gathering to carry out social engineering of targeted nations critical of the British Empire. Amnesty International was involved in not only the cover-up of torture and regime change by British agents but also in sparking a war.