May 16 2017 4:00PM
Chelsea Manning, human rights heroine and trailblazing whistleblower, will walk free
Tomorrow Chelsea Elizabeth Manning will be a free woman. After seven years in detention – and until this January facing incarceration in military prison until 2045 – her...
Apr 26 2017 6:23PM
When football welcomed refugees
By Naomi Westland, Press & PR Manager at Amnesty UK Eighty years ago today, when General Franco ordered Nazi planes to drop 22 tons of explosives on Guernica during the S...
Apr 24 2017 5:27PM
Surviving the ongoing crisis in Venezuela
By Marcos Gomez, Director of Amnesty Venezuela The seemingly endless crisis in Venezuela appears to have entered a new dark and alarming chapter. As if from the pages of...
Mar 17 2017 6:56PM
It's a human right to agitate the 'injustice' system
By Albert Woodfox. Listen to Albert's story in full on our new podcast . A year ago on 19 February 2016 I walked out of a Louisiana prison a free man after serving 44 yea...
Feb 28 2017 6:30PM
The human rights violators’ playbook: how to respond to an Amnesty International report
By Anna Neistat, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Research When we released a report documenting the mass hanging of thousands of prisoners in Syria’s Saydnaya...
Feb 28 2017 1:33PM
One year on from Berta Cáceres’ murder, justice is overdue
By Rajwinder Sahota, Amnesty UK Country Coordinator for El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua This Friday marks the first anniversary of the murder of Honduran indigenous a...
Feb 20 2017 3:49PM
Resisting the ban
On seeing the news on Saturday morning, I couldn’t believe it. Sure, he’d talked about it throughout his election campaign, but Trump’s Executive Order on Friday suddenly...
Jun 10 2016 5:00PM
Miscarriage is not a crime: free Belén
Having a miscarriage is a traumatic and painful experience for any woman. How did Argentina care for one young woman who went to hospital in agony? By putting her in pris...
Apr 1 2016 4:00PM
Tweet to secure Bahraini teacher's freedom
Update 4 April 2016: Good news! Today, Mahdi Abu Deeb finally walked free after five unjust years in a Bahraini prison. Thank you so much to everyone who campaigned for h...
Mar 11 2016 6:00PM
Urgent: Stop the new Snooper’s Charter annihilating our rights
The UK government is rushing a bill through parliament that, if it becomes law, will violate the human rights of every single person in the UK. The Investigatory Powers B...
Jan 9 2016 9:00AM
One year since Raif was flogged, call for his freedom
'When the worshippers saw the police van outside the mosque, they knew someone would be flogged today.' On this day last year, just after noon, security officials in Saud...
Dec 10 2015 7:00AM
This Human Rights Day, make Waleed’s words famous
'The oppressor dies and he is forgotten, the free man is jailed and he is mentioned everywhere.' Waleed Abu al-Khair Today is Human Rights Day – marking the day when, 67...
Dec 7 2015 5:00PM
Get Albert home for Christmas
The end was almost in sight for Albert Woodfox this year. First sent to solitary confinement in Louisiana, USA, in 1972, his four decades in isolation looked like they wo...
Nov 13 2015 6:00PM
Modi and Cameron: a very special relationship, but what's not being said?
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is halfway through a three-day state visit to the UK. Last night he stayed at David Cameron’s countryside retreat, today he dined wit...
Jul 16 2015 2:35PM
This could be Raif’s chance – ask for his freedom
Today is day 1,147. Raif Badawi has been detained in Saudi Arabia for over three years now – and all for blogging, for encouraging debate, and exercising his right to fre...
Jul 15 2015 6:18PM
Solitary review: Albert’s treatment should be confined to history
‘I am allowed a brief moment out of my 6x9 feet world for one hour of exercise. This has been my routine for years. The pain and suffering goes beyond description.’ Alber...
Jun 20 2015 7:00AM
This Father’s Day, send a message of support to Raif Badawi and his family
"We are waiting for the day when your flight will land in Montreal. You will see me waiting for you and crying. I won't stop until you have taken me in your arms and drie...
Jun 11 2015 12:20PM
Raif’s lashes could resume tomorrow – we need your urgent help
Update 12 June: Raif not flogged - for now Raif wasn't flogged this morning - the authorities gave no explanation to the reason behind this. While it's a relief that he w...
Apr 28 2015 3:42PM
People can change – if you let them live
Update: Indonesia executed eight of the nine prisoners . Mary Jane Veloso was given a last-minute stay of execution. We will continue to work on her case. On the back of...
Feb 28 2015 9:05AM
50 days since 50 lashes - why won't Saudi Arabia release Raif Badawi?
Tell Raif Badawi you have not forgotten him 50 days ago, a 29-year-old man serving a ten-year prison sentence in Saudi Arabia was taken from his cell and driven to a squa...
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