Oct 21 2017 10:45 am
Argentina: Authorities must guarantee justice for Santiago Maldonado
The discovery of the body of activist Santiago Maldonado marks a tragic day for human rights and justice in Argentina, Amnesty International said today. Maldonado was forcibly disappeared following a...
Oct 20 2017 6:27 pm
New briefing calls for end to unlawful use of drones
Briefing comes after controversial reported killing of British woman Sally-Anne Jones and her 12-year-old son ‘Armed drones have been used to carry out unlawful killings with minimal oversight and acc...
Oct 20 2017 4:27 pm
Indonesia: Declassified US documents show urgent need to investigate 1965 atrocities
Newly-released US government documents on mass killings in Indonesia in 1965 have provided new momentum for the authorities to reveal the truth about the atrocities that have been ignored for decades,...
Oct 20 2017 3:06 pm
More global support needed for Bangladesh in helping Rohingya refugees
More countries need to increase their support for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh amid an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International said today. The meeting of high-level representatives...
Oct 20 2017 11:55 am
Egypt: release of Ibrahim Halawa welcomed, but jailing should never have happened
‘It is utterly outrageous that he was forced to spend a single minute of his young life behind bars’ - Najia Bounaim Today’s release of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa is a resounding victory for those w...
Oct 19 2017 2:50 pm
UK: Supreme Court to hear challenge to Northern Ireland abortion law
Amnesty International will be an intervenor in a significant Supreme Court case next week challenging Northern Ireland’s abortion law. Sarah Ewart, whose first pregnancy was given a fatal foetal diagn...
Oct 19 2017 1:53 pm
Russia: activist fined under 'homosexual propaganda law' for Facebook posts
Evdokia Romanova fined for posting links to Guardian and BuzzFeed LGBTI stories ‘The accusations against Evdokia Romanova and her trial were absurd’ - Denis Krivosheev The Russian authorities must abo...
Oct 18 2017 3:28 pm
Australian firm Canstruct takes over 'abusive' refugee centre contract at Nauru
The Australian civil engineering company Canstruct International Pty Ltd (‘Canstruct’) has taken on a highly-controversial contract to run facilities on Nauru where the Australian government has trapp...
Oct 17 2017 7:32 pm
Myanmar: Harrowing new evidence proves systematic campaign of crimes against humanity to drive Rohingya out
The Myanmar security forces’ targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder, rape and burning has forced more than 530,000 Rohingya men, women and children from Rakhine State in a matter of wee...
Oct 17 2017 5:59 pm
Turkey: court accepts 'fantastical' terrorism charges against Amnesty Director and 10 other prominent activists
The 11 activists, including Amnesty Turkey’s director and chair, face up to 15 years behind bars Allegations against 11 human rights activists, including Amnesty International Turkey's director and ch...