Oct 18 2018 4:38 pm
Jamal Khashoggi: urgent United Nations investigation needed
‘Without a credible UN inquiry, there will always be a cloud of suspicion hanging over Saudi Arabia’ - Sherine Tadros Turkey should urgently ask UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to establish a Un...
Oct 18 2018 11:56 am
Australia: Refugee children on Nauru facing 'dire health situation'
With the critical situation on Nauru deteriorating even further, Amnesty International is calling on the Australian government to show leadership, and urgently bring all refugees and asylum-seekers to...
Oct 18 2018 10:58 am
Nicaragua: Government steps up 'ruthless' crackdown during 'clean-up operation
At least 300 people charged with participating in protests since May More than 322 people killed, 2000 injured Pro-government armed groups using ‘military-grade weapons’ including machine guns, sniper...
Oct 17 2018 3:37 pm
Russia: Aleksei Navalny's arrested lawyer is prisoner of conscience
Aleksandr Golovach worked for watchdog known for publishing reports into illegal wealth of senior Russian politicians and officials ‘The detention of Aleksandr Golovach is the latest example of the Ru...
Oct 17 2018 12:35 pm
Morocco: end intimidation of Hirak protest leader Nawal Benaissa
The Moroccan authorities must overturn the conviction of Nawal Benaissa, a peaceful protester from the ‘Hirak’ movement, who has been repeatedly intimidated and harassed simply for standing up for the...
Oct 17 2018 12:25 pm
Vietnam: Renowned blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released under condition of exile
Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh was prisoner of conscience serving a 10 year sentence for blogging about human rights ‘This good news … should also be a reminder of Vietnam’s worsening record of jailing anyone...
Oct 16 2018 3:20 pm
Nigeria: Boko Haram killing of aid worker Hauwa Liman 'a war crime'
Responding to the murder of aid worker Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram, Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said: “With yet another horrific killing of a humanitarian worker, Boko Haram...
Oct 16 2018 2:46 pm
UAE: Matthew Hedges must be released if 'spying' charge relates only to academic research
‘This is what we and his family feared’ - Polly Truscott Responding to news that Matthew Hedges, the British PhD student detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been charged with “spying”, Pol...
Oct 15 2018 5:18 pm
Spain: leading Catalan figures Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart should be freed
A year on from their pre-trial detention, the pair languish in jail charged with ‘rebellion’ ‘Their continued detention constitutes a disproportionate restriction on their rights to free speech and pe...
Oct 15 2018 12:24 pm
Russia: Amnesty researcher abducted and subjected to mock executions in Ingushetia
‘They demanded to know the names of my contacts in Ingushetia and threatened to kill my wife and children if I reported what happened’ - Oleg Kozlovsky An Amnesty International researcher sent to obse...