Apr 28 2017 5:14 pm
Somalia: imminent execution of two children must be stopped
Shocking reports that five boys tortured to confess to crime were executed on 8 April and a further two face execution at any moment Amnesty International is urgently calling on authorities in Somalia...
Apr 28 2017 2:34 pm
Philippines: Impartial investigation needed after 'secret jail cell' discovered
Following today’s suspension of more than a dozen police officers and the announcement of an internal investigation into revelations that 12 people were detained illegally in a cramped “secret jail ce...
Apr 27 2017 4:36 pm
Afghanistan: Civilian casualties show how unsafe it is for refugees to be returned
Attacks on civilians in the first three months of this year and the inability of the Afghan government to ensure their adequate protection show that Afghanistan remains an unsafe country for refugees...
Apr 27 2017 11:40 am
Belfast: Statue of Liberty protest outside U.S Consulate to mark Trump’s 100 days in office
The ‘Statue of Liberty’ protested outside the US Consulate General in Belfast today (Thursday 27 April) to mark US President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office (29 April). The statue protest - Am...
Apr 27 2017 7:14 am
RUSSIA: Authorities ban Knodorkovsky's organisation Open Russia as 'undesirable'
Three NGOs founded by the former Russian prisoner of conscience and ardent Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his allies were designated as “undesirable” by Russia's Prosecutor General’s Office o...
Apr 27 2017 7:08 am
HONG KONG: Nine arrested in authorities' retaliatory campaign against pro-democracy activists
The arrest of nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists is the latest sign the authorities are intent on punishing dissenting voices about the future political status of the city, Amnesty International s...
Apr 26 2017 12:48 pm
Northern Ireland: Government must reject Defence Committee proposals to legislate for impunity
Amnesty calls on UK Government to guarantee truth and justice for all Northern Ireland victims The House of Commons Defence Select Committee’s call for an end to investigations for killings and tortur...
Apr 26 2017 10:23 am
100 'Statues of Liberty' will protest outside US Embassy to mark Trump's 100 days in office
One hundred Statues of Liberty will assemble outside the US Embassy in central London on Thursday 27 April to mark US President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office (29 April). The ‘100 statues pro...
Apr 25 2017 3:24 pm
Home Office must adopt MPs' proposals to improve refugees' plight in Britain
Responding to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees report that highlighted a “two-tier” system of refugee protection, Steve Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s programme director for r...
Apr 25 2017 6:45 am
USA: Arkansas executions 'heinous' and 'shameful'
Arkansas executed two men, Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, late last night – the first double execution in the US for 17 years. The executions were the second and third of four prisoners scheduled to...