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 Prison, the Syrian government was put on the back foot. Presiden...
Feb 20 2017 7:23PM
Donald Trump is alienating his most valuable allies
Written by Salil Shetty, Secretary-General at Amnesty International. This piece was originally published in TIME. Even at a time when human rights are under relentless attack across the globe, the stories and images of human suffering...
Feb 9 2017 5:44PM
Nazanin: A letter to my daughter
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian charity worker, was at the airport returning to the UK when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and put in an Iranian prison. This is a translated version a letter Nazanin wr...
Jan 30 2017 4:24PM
The US war on Muslim refugees
The gloves are off. With Friday’s Executive Order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” President Donald J. Trump has declared war on Muslim refugees around the world. With the stroke of a pen, the Pre...
Jan 26 2017 11:03AM
Trump’s global gag is a devastating blow for women’s rights
By Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty's Americas Director The image of a group of men in suits making decisions about the rights of women is becoming an emblematic sign of the backlash against our human rights, particularly those related to...
Jan 20 2017 2:36PM
Standing up for human rights under President Trump’s administration
Written by Margaret Huang, executive director at Amnesty International USA On the 20th of January, the eyes of the world will be on Washington, DC as a new U.S. president takes the oath of office. Donald J. Trump and his administration...
Dec 13 2016 2:46PM
Living in colour: life as a humanitarian nurse and campaigner for refugees
In her mid-50s Alison Criado-Perez transformed her life. She returned to nursing, joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and began working in humanitarian crises around the world. She explains how what she saw turned her into an active...
Nov 29 2016 5:02PM
Harrowing tales of IS abuses and militia revenge paint grim picture for justice for Mosul atrocities
By Diana Eltahawy, Iraq researcher at Amnesty International, Northern Iraq As the battle to recapture Mosul from the grip of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) has unfolded in recent weeks, gruesome details have emer...
Aug 23 2016 4:50PM
After escaping war, what awaits Syrian children in Europe?
By Gauri van Gulik, first published by CNN The horrific situation facing Syria’s children, graphically captured by the haunting image of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, shocked and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after being pulled...
Aug 15 2016 1:30PM
The long crossing to Hungary: refugees between borders and barbed wire
Written by Todor Gardos and Alice Wyss, Europe researchers at Amnesty International "The journey has been so difficult, especially for my child," Noor*, a 27-year-old woman from Afghanistan tells us. I have had to watch her be scared e...
Aug 9 2016 2:00PM
Chelsea Manning faces new charges for attempting suicide
By Justin Mazzola, Attorney and researcher at Amnesty USA The news was hard to take when I first learned of it on 7 July – Chelsea Manning , who publicly stood up and took responsibility for releasing materials she felt would demonstra...
Jun 20 2016 4:26PM
The former refugee who rescued his own family on a Greek beach
We talk to Ghias Aljundi (pictured above left, in yellow), who fled to the UK from Syria 18 years ago. He is one of thousands volunteering to help refugees arriving in Greece since last year. But he’d never expected that one day he’d r...
Jun 8 2016 2:38PM
Nowhere safe: Refugee women on the Greek islands live in constant fear
Afghan journalist "Shirin" (not her real name) says she was once shot at by the Taliban. But despite fleeing her country to seek safety, she now lives in constant fear in a squalid Greek refugee camp. 'We are treated like animals. I'd...
May 26 2016 12:00AM
Out of the shadows: fighting for the rights of sex workers
By Catherine Murphy, Amnesty Policy Advisor 'Six police officers did sex to me one by one. They were armed with guns so I had to do it,' Mona, a mother of two in her late thirties told us, tears streaming down her cheeks. The gang rape...
Apr 21 2016 6:41PM
Here’s how Europe welcomed a young Afghan man who fled the Taliban
Written by Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International You can’t stop a ship dead in its tracks, but sometimes you can change its course. And that’s what happened recently in the Aegean Sea in a new twist in the evolving refuge...
Mar 14 2016 4:16PM
I want you to know what Assad’s regime is doing to the people of Syria
My name is Tony. I’m writing because I want you to get the real story, to know what President Assad’s regime is really doing to the people of Syria. When the Syrian uprising began five years ago, it was simply a group of people who had...
Feb 10 2016 5:30PM
10 ways you help us respond to a crisis
During war and conflict, crisis researcher Joanne Mariner is the first on the ground to gather evidence of serious human rights abuses. She tells us how your support makes her life-changing work possible. 1. Training 'I’ve had training...
Dec 10 2015 7:00AM
Even from prison, you can still light a candle
By Waleed Abu al-Khair, currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for defending human rights. He wrote this post before he was imprisoned in July 2014. Writing while waiting to go to prison is like bidding your loved ones farewell before yo...
Nov 26 2015 4:54PM
The UK’s warm welcome transforms life for Syrian refugees
Written by Khairunissa Dhala from Amnesty's refugee and migrants team. Having lost their home while battling serious illness, a family of refugees from Syria has started a new, peaceful life after being resettled in the UK. 'We were co...
Nov 6 2015 5:00PM
My wife, in prison for protesting
In March, Phyoe Phyoe Aung was arrested and imprisoned for helping to organise student protests in Burma. Just this week, her husband Lin Htet Naing was also imprisoned, after nearly eight months in hiding, for his part in organising t...