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May 25 2018 4:20PM
A moment to celebrate the undeniable wonder of family life
As half-term kicks off, people across the country will be spending it with family. But there are also many refugee families who are separated by the UK's cruel immigration restrictions.
May 24 2018 12:55PM
I AM ASTER
By Alex Jackson, Country Coordinator for Eritrea, Amnesty International UK On September 18th, 2001, the Eritrean politician, Aster Fissehatsion was arrested. She had signed a letter calling for more democracy in her country. Aster was...
May 24 2018 12:36PM
Planning for Pride 2018
Pride is an important part of our calendar. In Scotland we’re helping Amnesty’s local groups coordinate attendance at as many Prides as possible to raise awareness of the human rights implications of failures to respect LGBTI people’s...
May 23 2018 12:37PM
Saudi women arrested for driving - not cars, but human rights change
Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be able to drive legally in June 2018. But in a cruel twist, several of the women's human rights defenders who led the campaign have been arrested.
May 21 2018 6:48PM
The work of the Scotland office
The Amnesty Scotland office was founded by Ruth Adler who was employed as the Scottish Development Officer in 1991. Befitting the new location, the Scotland Office launch in 1992 centred on a Burns Night Supper. A scholar and passionat...