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Jul 27 2016 4:40 pm
Senior role for Indonesian general implicated in East Timor crimes shows 'contempt for human rights'

General Wiranto appointed country’s top security official despite indictment by UN for crimes against humanity

Jul 26 2016 5:41 pm
Indonesia: 14 people could be executed this weekend

Ten foreign nationals and four Indonesians face possible firing squad death in days

Jul 26 2016 1:21 pm
Thailand: Drop charges against Amnesty chair targeted for exposing torture

‘The true injustice is that these three brave human rights activists are being punished for reporting on torture’ - Champa Patel

Jul 26 2016 11:55 am
Yemen: Blocks to humanitarian aid delivery violate international law, causing 'dreadful suffering'

‘Unlawful impediments to aid in Yemen are causing dreadful suffering, and depriving people of their basic needs in the midst of an active conflict’ - Lama Fakih

Jul 25 2016 3:40 pm
Turkey: Arrest warrant for 42 journalists 'brazen purge'

Responding to news that the Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists, Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe, said:

Jul 24 2016 2:38 pm
Turkey: Independent monitors must be allowed to access detainees amid torture allegations

Credible reports of torture, rape, sexual abuse and beatings Detainees can now be held without charge for 30 days

Jul 23 2016 1:11 pm
Afghanistan: Kabul attack shows contempt for human life

Responding to the bombing of peaceful protestors in Kabul today, Champa Patel, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, said:

Jul 22 2016 6:10 pm
Saudi Arabia passes 'grim watershed' as it executes 100th person this year

According to the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior announced that an execution was carried o

Jul 22 2016 4:39 pm
UN: Narrow national self-interest must not endanger global refugee deal

UN talks to agree a Global Compact on Refugees by 2018 One week left before proposal is locked in ahead of September Summit