Dec 29 2017 8:34 am
Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Vivienne Westwood write open letters to demand end to human rights abuses
Celebrities and artists have written letters to support individuals around the world suffering human rights violations as part of Amnesty’s Write for Rights campaign Anish Kapoor, Vanessa Redgrave and...
Dec 28 2017 8:58 am
Afghanistan: 'gruesome' Kabul attack underscores dangers for civilians
Reacting to the deadly attack on the Afghan Voice news agency that has killed at least 40 people and wounded 30 others in the Afghan capital, Kabul, today (28 December), Amnesty International’s South...
Dec 27 2017 12:00 am
2017: A 'bad year to be brave' as activists are targeted around the world
Amnesty International has declared 2017 a dangerous year to speak out about human rights, as the organisation decried a pattern of attacks on activists around the world, branding it a “bad year to be...
Dec 26 2017 8:46 pm
China: 'cynical' verdicts against two human rights activists on day after Christmas condemned
Reacting to news that the Chinese human rights activist Wu Gan has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment, while human rights lawyer Xie Yang has also been found guilty but exempt from punishment...
Dec 26 2017 11:25 am
UK: "Lost" archives - Amnesty concern at possible loss of evidence of human rights violations in Northern Ireland
Amnesty calls on UK Government to recover lost files from Kew national archives Amnesty International has expressed “deep concern” at news that the UK government has “lost” potentially crucial files f...
Dec 22 2017 12:00 am
Russia's homophobic laws leading to an anti-LGBTI crackdown in other countries in the region - new report
Human rights groups are themselves ostracising LGBTI activists ‘The idea, promoted by Russia, that LGBTI rights are ‘western values’ that somehow constitute a threat to national security, is entrenchi...
Dec 21 2017 9:30 pm
United Nations sends global rebuke to Trump's reckless Jerusalem policy
Following the approval of a United Nations resolution condemning President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Sherine Tadros, head of Amnesty International’s UN Office in New Y...
Dec 21 2017 12:04 pm
Iran: reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is 'eligible for early release' welcomed
Commenting on reports that the UK-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been listed on an Iranian judicial database as “eligible for early release”, Amnesty International UK’s Individua...
Dec 21 2017 12:00 pm
Amnesty announces Kumi Naidoo as next Secretary General
Amnesty International has appointed Kumi Naidoo as the next Secretary General of the global human rights movement. From August 2018, Kumi will succeed Salil Shetty, who served two terms as Secretary G...
Dec 21 2017 10:06 am
Somalia: UK's 'failed' refugee policy highlighted as thousands forced to return from Dadaab camp
70,000 Somali refugees have been pressured to return from Kenya since 2014 and now face a country devastated by conflict and drought 2.1 million are internally displaced in Somalia and thousands have...