Sep 19 2017 3:45 pm
Leading Palestinian activists defy Israeli military charges with speaking event in London
Two leading Palestinian activists currently facing criminal charges for their peaceful protests against Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory will be attending an event in London next...
Sep 19 2017 9:28 am
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi 'burying her head in the sand' about Rakhine horrors
Reacting to today’s speech by Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the crisis in Rakhine State, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia...
Sep 18 2017 4:09 pm
Egypt: acquittal of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa welcomed, but hundreds convicted in mass trial
442 convicted after ‘sham’ proceedings, with sentences ranging from five years to life The acquittal of young Irish national Ibrahim Halawa by a court in Egypt has been welcomed, though Amnesty Intern...
Sep 18 2017 12:10 pm
UN: Myanmar Rohingya exodus exposes abject failure of world leaders to find solution to refugee crisis
More Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in the space of three weeks than the total number of people who fled by sea to Europe in 2016 Worldwide situation goes from bad to worse as rich countrie...
Sep 14 2017 6:25 pm
Myanmar security forces using scorched-earth tactics to drive out Rohingya - new satellite evidence
More than 80 large-scale burning sites detected in Rakhine State in past three weeks Testimonies show attacks were planned, deliberate and systematic, with army using petrol or rocket launchers Satell...
Sep 14 2017 11:50 am
Chad: 'sinister' and 'brutal' crackdown on government critics - new report
65 peaceful protests blocked in two years and more than 10 critical websites banned “Sinister role” of the Chadian security forces must be stopped Documented use of threatening anonymous phone calls a...
Sep 13 2017 5:09 pm
Peru: Government neglecting Indigenous Peoples exposed to water containing toxic metals - new investigation
The Peruvian government is neglecting the health of hundreds of Indigenous people whose only sources of water are contaminated by toxic metals and who lack access to adequate healthcare, Amnesty Inter...
Sep 12 2017 6:26 pm
Israel: reports of financial action against Amnesty are 'alarming'
Media reports suggest government intends to strip tax benefit from Amnesty as punishment for its settlement goods campaign ‘Taking punitive action against Amnesty International over its settlements ca...
Sep 12 2017 2:42 pm
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Last chance for justice for over 20,000 wartime sexual violence survivors
A quarter of a century after the start of the conflict, more than 20,000, survivors of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina are still being denied justice, said Amnesty International in a...
Sep 12 2017 1:59 pm
Saudi Arabia: another young Shia man faces execution after 'grossly unfair' trial
Execution of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, only 16 at time of alleged crime, would be in clear contravention of international law 83 already executed this year, with political dissidents and Shia minority tar...