Dec 14 2017 3:47 pm
Kenya: 'landmark' death penalty judgement must lead to full abolition
Commenting on the Kenyan Supreme Court’s ruling that mandatory death sentencing is no longer lawful in the country, Oluwatosin Popoola, Amnesty International’s Adviser on the Death Penalty, said: “Thi...
Dec 14 2017 10:19 am
El Salvador: Failure to release woman jailed for miscarriage 'outrageous' injustice
Responding to the news that an El Salvador court will not release a woman who has been forced to spend a decade behind bars after suffering a miscarriage, Amnesty International’s Americas Director, Er...
Dec 13 2017 7:47 pm
Amnesty calls on UK Government to prioritise abortion law reform
Call comes after Joint Oireachtas Committee in Republic of Ireland votes in support of repeal of the Eighth Amendment and expanded access to abortion Amnesty International has today welcomed the Oirea...
Dec 13 2017 3:40 pm
Philippines: Duterte extends martial law in battle with ISIS-linked militants
Responding to the Philippines Congress’ approval of President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the Mindanao region until the end of 2018 in order to “eradicate” Islamist militants, J...
Dec 12 2017 6:46 pm
Russia: blocking of five Khodorkovsky websites is latest crackdown on Kremlin critics
Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s websites targeted in effort to ‘expunge’ all trace of the Kremlin critic from Russian politics and society ‘The Russian authorities are clearly targeting Open Russia in a bid to...
Dec 12 2017 3:15 pm
Iran: medical academic accused of 'working with Israel' has death sentence upheld in secret process
Swedish resident Ahmadreza Djalali’s death sentence came after psychological torture, false confessions and a grossly unfair trial ‘The Iranian authorities must immediately quash Ahmadreza Djalali’s d...
Dec 12 2017 12:00 am
Libya: European countries 'complicit' in horrific abuse of refugees and migrants - new report
Report, showing network of exploitation involving EU-backed Libyan Coast Guard, comes after international outrage at reports of captive people being sold in the country UK among countries helping to f...
Dec 11 2017 2:44 pm
Amnesty brands Cambodia justice system as 'compromised' after Tep Vanny verdict is upheld
Responding to the Cambodian Supreme Court’s decision which upheld the guilty verdict against Tep Vanny and fellow activists Bo Chhorvy and Kong Chantha, on charges relating to a peaceful protest they...
Dec 8 2017 5:40 pm
Video: 'You want me to explain what a letter is?!' - Jeremy Paxman stars in a new Amnesty sketch
Journalist Jeremy Paxman pokes fun at his tough-speaking persona in a new video about people’s forgotten ability to use a pen and paper in the digital era.
Dec 8 2017 4:35 pm
Ireland: Amnesty could face charges over abortion campaign
Human rights groups in Ireland are being unfairly targeted under a draconian law that can be used to criminalise campaigning organisations, Amnesty International Ireland said today. Amnesty Ireland ha...