Aug 13 2018 3:42 pm
USA: state of Nebraska set to carry out first execution in 21 years
‘The US capital justice system is fundamentally broken’ - Kristina Roth Amnesty International is urging the authorities in the US state of Nebraska to cancel plans to carry out its first execution in...
Aug 13 2018 2:28 pm
Gambia: families of activists persecuted by brutal regime still seeking justice
FILM SCREENING AND Q&A: LONDON, 7pm, MONDAY 13 AUGUST 2018 Documentary tells the stories of human rights defenders fighting against former-President Jammeh’s oppressive state Many families still witho...
Aug 10 2018 3:38 pm
Cameroon: 'Shocking' new video shows more brutal executions by armed forces
A horrifying video obtained by Amnesty International shows Cameroonian security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed people during a military operation in the Far North region of the country, the...
Aug 09 2018 12:20 pm
Bangladesh: Release of Briton Hasnat Karim 'long overdue'
Responding to the news that Hasnat Karim, a British man held for two years in connection with a terror attack in Bangladesh, has been released without charge, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Dire...
Aug 09 2018 9:57 am
Argentina: Senate rejection of abortion bill an 'unforgivable step backwards'
“The Argentine lawmakers chose today to turn their backs on hundreds of thousands of women and girls” - Mariela Belski In the early hours of this morning, the Argentine Senate voted to reject the draf...
Aug 08 2018 5:58 pm
Egypt: trial of woman who posted video about sexual harassment is 'shocking'
Amal Fathy faces court hearing on Saturday for her Facebook post She ‘should be applauded for her courage, not put on trial’ - Najia Bounaim Today’s referral to trial of Amal Fathy, an Egyptian human...
Aug 08 2018 9:21 am
Spiralling death toll in Central Med a 'deadly consequence' of European policies - new report
EU countries responsible for rising death tolls, people stranded at sea for days, and conspiring to keep refugees in Libya, where they are exposed to torture and other abuse “European governments are...
Aug 07 2018 5:08 pm
Bahrain: London embassy hunger strike highlights plight of four frail prisoners
Hassan Mshaima - whose son Ali recently began a hunger strike outside Knightsbridge embassy last week - is being denied diabetes pills and other medication as punishment for his jail protests ‘These m...
Aug 07 2018 3:36 pm
Bangladesh: Photographer facing 14 years declared prisoner of conscience
‘We are deeply worried about his treatment in custody and the condition in which he attended court’ - Omar Waraich Shahidul Alam, a Bangladeshi photographer and outspoken social activist, could face b...
Aug 07 2018 12:00 am
Syria: US-led Coalition accepts responsibility for Raqqa deaths documented by Amnesty
‘The US-led Coalition’s admission of responsibility is … a welcome U-turn’ - Donatella Rovera Call on Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to ‘set the record straight’ after he sought to discredit Amnes...