Jul 27 2017 6:37 pm
Israeli forces attack peaceful crowds of Palestinians at al-Aqsa mosque
‘Israeli forces started firing stun grenades, tear gas and sponge-tipped bullets into a peaceful crowd’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Israeli forces attacked peaceful crowds of Palestinians as they gathered at...
Jul 27 2017 3:34 pm
Pakistan: 'Horrific' revenge rape order must prompt urgent reforms
The rape of a teenage girl ordered by a Pakistan village council in ‘revenge’ for a rape allegedly committed by her brother is the latest in a long series of horrific incidents and must lead to urgent...
Jul 27 2017 12:00 am
UK: 50 years since homosexuality decriminalised, still a long way to go to equality, warns Amnesty
Fifty years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, there is still a long way to go to achieve full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (...
Jul 26 2017 4:57 pm
Trump's ban on transgender people in military is 'based on bigotry'
Following tweets from President Donald Trump announcing that the USA would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the country’s military, Tarah Demant, director of Amnesty International U...
Jul 26 2017 3:58 pm
UK: petrol/diesel car ban - child labourers 'must not pay the price'
Car manufacturers must be more transparent to ensure supply chains are not tainted by human rights abuses Responding to the UK Government’s commitment to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans fr...
Jul 25 2017 10:39 pm
Turkish foreign minister's allegations threaten country's human rights movement
‘It is hard to see how the … wider human rights movement in Turkey can continue to function’ - John Dalhuisen Responding to statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu at a press conf...
Jul 25 2017 4:50 pm
Vietnam: 'outrageous' jailing of land rights activist is latest in growing crackdown
Trần Thị Nga sentenced to nine years for ‘conducting propaganda against the state’ Is second women’s rights activist jailed in a month, with more than 90 prisoners of conscience now languishing in Vie...
Jul 25 2017 1:11 pm
EU: Mogherini urged to raise issue of jailed activists with Turkish minister
Salil Shetty meets Mogherini ahead of her meeting with Turkey Ministers Nearly 900,000 call on Mogherini to release jailed activists Major public stunt demands end to human rights crackdown “ We will...
Jul 25 2017 10:54 am
Fourteen men at imminent risk of beheading as Saudi Arabia continues execution spree
The Saudi Arabian Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the death sentences of 14 men after a grossly unfair mass trial is a worrying reminder of the country’s lethal crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty I...
Jul 25 2017 10:00 am
Israeli forces carry out violent hospital raids in ruthless display of force
Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian hospital twice over the past week, terrifying staff and patients and in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency medical care to critica...