Feb 13 2024 10:35AM
TOURISTS ARE SAFE IN KASHMIR BUT NOT KASHMIRIS

So, when someone asks if it is it safe to go to Kashmir as a tourist, the answer is, yes tourists are safe in Kashmir, but Kashmiris live in fear of a knock on the door.

Jan 5 2024 11:53AM
Help release activists, journalists and human rights defenders detained by the Algerian authorities

On the 20th of September 2023, Amnesty International launched a new campaign to help put an end to Algeria’s mounting climate of repression.

Nov 17 2023 3:44PM
The AI Germany report on the Rohingya

The following is an excerpt from a report by Bernhard Hertlein of Amnesty International Germany. World's largest refugee camp in Kutupalong Bangladesh alone took in nearly one million Rohingya in August 2017 and the months that...

Nov 17 2023 3:40PM
Worsening Conditions for Rohingya Refugees

Blog by Jerry Allen, Country Coordinator for Bangladesh In 2017, almost one million Rohingya were forced into Bangladesh. The conditions that these refugees are being detained in are getting worse. Most of them still live in Kutupalong...

Nov 15 2023 1:43PM
NOBODY KNOWS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN KASHMIR

To learn more about Amnesty International UK’s Activist Led Campaign on Kashmir, contact us on kashmircampaign@amnesty.org.uk to join the supporter network and receive regular updates.

Oct 10 2023 3:28PM
The Long Reach of the Indian Government

This blog was written by Cherry Bird, Country Coordinator for India. In the period just before the fourth anniversary of the revocation of article 370, which deprived Kashmir of its status as India’s only Muslim majority state...

Sep 18 2023 12:04PM
Elections in Zimbabwe: What You Need to Know

Presidential elections took place in Zimbabwe on the 22nd of August 2023 resulting in victory for incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa, from the governing Zanu-PF party. The elections were marked by multiple human rights abuses.

Sep 5 2023 3:56PM
Bangladesh: Increasing repression of Freedom of Expression and the Right to Protest

This blog was written by Jerry Allen, Country Coordinator for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Freedom of expression and the right to protest are being repressed in Bangladesh in the build-up to the elections in January 2024.

Aug 24 2023 1:37PM
Human Rights in Venezuela

Written by James Baird, Country Coordinator for Venezuela Criticizing the government in Venezuela takes courage. The authorities are infamous for persecuting and harassing journalists and human rights activists, with Venezuela being...

Jul 12 2023 10:55AM
Realities of Life in Kashmir

Blog by Cherry Bird, Bisma and SJ Ali Most people know very little about “Kashmir”. At best, they may associate the region with a long-standing India vs Pakistan conflict way up in the snowy Himalayan mountains around the “Line of...

Nov 16 2021 9:56AM
A Silence Filled With Fear

Blog by Nigina Istanakzai-Zarifi, the Country Coordinator for Afghanistan The Taliban promised it will be different this time. When they first surged into Kabul people were told that they had nothing to fear as there will be no threats...

May 28 2021 10:08AM
The Forgotten Refugees of South Asia

Blog by Jerry Allen and Nigina Istanakzai-zarifi - Country Coordinators During Refugee week we should consider the millions of refugees who continue to live in very poor conditions, without hope of being able to travel to Europe. We...

Jun 25 2020 3:21PM
“If they can kill Berta Cáceres, they can kill anyone”

Written by Sheila Royce - Country Coordinator Berta Cáceres, tenacious environmental and human rights activist, was shot dead in her own home in Honduras in March 2016. Having campaigned tirelessly to protect indigenous communities on...

Oct 15 2019 4:54PM
Would you want this woman as your best friend?

I want "Would you want this woman" above the photo and "to be your best friend?" below, the question and the photo forming the title of the blog. The best friend of Aster Fissehatsion was the Minister of Justice of Eritrea

May 2 2019 2:30PM
The hair on my head is mine, not the State’s: Challenging forced veiling in Iran

The right for women to choose what to wear or not wear is a personal choice. However, sadly this right is abused on a daily basis in Iran.

Apr 30 2019 4:19PM
The women risking their lives to save the planet

These Amazonian women are risking their lives to protect the world’s largest rainforest, defying huge political and economic interests.

Dec 10 2018 3:16PM
The Deadly Dread

Take action against human rights abuses in Eritrea. Written by Alex Jackson, Country Coordinator for Eritrea.

Aug 15 2018 1:33PM
Philippines human rights defender is still in prison

Written by Huw Jones, Country Co-ordinator -The Philippines “Our mission will never, in truth, be completed because the moment we stop fighting is the moment that tyrants regain their foothold. The moment we let our fire die out is the...

Jul 3 2018 8:42AM
Cambodia: On 14th August, Tep Vanny will have been in prison for 2 years.

On the 14 August, Tep Vanny will have been in prison for two years. Her crime? Defending her home. This isn't the first time that Tep has been jailed for her activism. She was first arrested on 15 August 2016 for peacefully protesting...

Jun 19 2018 12:22PM
Pakistan: New call to end discrimination against Ahmadiyyah Muslims

We have continued to take action to raise awareness of the discrimination against the Ahmadiyyah Muslims in Pakistan.

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