May 31 2019 5:08PM
Nasrin Sotoudeh: behind bars for defending others
I regularly met Nasrin outside the Iranian Bar Association in Tehran. We need amazing women like her to make great changes happen.
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.
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.
Jun 14 2018 11:35PM
'They Rape Everyone': Widespread Use of Sexual Violence in Myanmar
The Myanmar authorities launched a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing little more than six months ago.
Jun 4 2018 2:41PM
Would you be a Human Rights Defender in Peru or Paraguay?
By Graham Minter, Country Coordinator for Peru and Paraguay, Amnesty International UK If you are reading this, chances are you have, like me, taken actions to defend human rights. We are both human rights defenders. If, like me, you li...
Apr 20 2018 4:26PM
Justice for Marielle Franco, assassinated for defending human rights
On Wednesday 14 March 2018, Brazil was shocked by the brutal assassination, in Rio de Janeiro, of councilwoman 38-year-old Marielle Franco.
Mar 21 2018 1:35PM
Meet Masud
The Ahmadiyya community of Pakistan face prejudice, discrimination and attacks. It is illegal for them to practise their religion.
Mar 21 2018 1:11PM
Indonesia is failing the Ahmadiyya community
In Indonesia several laws restrict religious freedom. The government must act now.
Dec 8 2017 2:59PM
The persecution of the Ahmadiyya community
For the 5 million Ahmadis in the world, religious persecution has been particularly severe and systematic in Pakistan, where Ahmadis have been officially declared non-Muslims.
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 and environmental rights campaigner Berta Cáceres . Call for justi...
Oct 10 2016 4:22PM
World mental health: suicide amongst the Guarani-Kaiowá people of Brazil
by Ellie May, Amnesty International UK Country Coordinator for Brazil We need to talk about the mental health of the Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil. World Mental Health day should be a time to look forward and seek improvements for pe...
Aug 30 2016 2:03PM
Where is Kalpana Chakma, our unseen sister?
One of the few pictures of Kalpana Chakma It has been 20 years since Kalpana Chakma was kidnapped by the state – taken from her home in Rangamati in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts by a group of plain-clothed security personnel bel...
Aug 30 2016 12:05PM
Syria: six children abducted by the state
Three years ago, Rania Al-Abbassi, her husband Abdulrahman Yasin and their six children Dima, Entisar, Najah, Alaa, Ahmad and Layan were arrested by the Syrian military intelligence authorities. As they took the family from their house...
Aug 30 2016 11:53AM
Where is Sombath Somphone?
Stopped by Police. Taken away in a Truck. Missing since 15 December 2012. It's now more than three and a half years since Sombath Somphone, a civil society leader in Laos disappeared. It was early evening on 15th December 2012 when Som...
Aug 30 2016 11:42AM
You can’t photograph the disappeared
In 1972, the photograph of nine year old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running naked, screaming in pain from burns, showed millions the dire effect of napalm bombing and helped change history. After a decade of drownings in the Mediterranean, the...
Aug 30 2016 11:20AM
Colombia: What happened to Félix Guzmán?
On 14 August 2010, Félix Guzmán went out to work, as he did every day, in the fields of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in north-western Colombia. At about 9.30 a.m. he was approached by armed men wearing paramilitary unifo...
Aug 30 2016 11:06AM
Mexican teaching students still missing two years on
The case of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students in Mexico is as shocking as it is baffling. Nearly two years ago, students from a teachers’ training college in Mexico’s southwestern state of Guerrero were hauled off buses in t...