May 31 2017 5:27 pm
Trump's expected move on climate change would be 'assault' on human rights
Donald Trump’s expected decision to leave the 2015 global climate deal could result in a human rights catastrophe of ‘epic proportions’ ‘The President is effectively saying: “Let them drown, burn and...
May 31 2017 4:03 pm
'We exist' protest over the LGBTI crackdown in Chechnya at Russian Embassy in London
Petition hand-in to embassy as activists in ‘We exist’ t-shirts respond to Chechen authorities’ claim that LGBTI people ‘not present’ in the republic FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2017, 11.00am-1pm Scores of activist...
May 31 2017 12:16 pm
Bahrain heading for 'total suppression' of human rights, as opposition group banned
Secular group Wa’ad forcibly dissolved after criticising the authorities Move is ‘further proof that the authorities have no intention of delivering on promises of human rights progress’ - Lynn Maalou...
May 31 2017 11:25 am
Afghanistan: Kabul bombing is 'horrific act of violence'
Responding to today’s bombing in Kabul that has claimed the lives of 80 people and injured at least 350, Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan researcher, said: “The bombing in Kabul is a...
May 31 2017 10:55 am
China: Release activists detained for investigating abuses at factories making Ivanka Trump shoes
Chinese authorities must release three activists who were investigating labour conditions at factories that make shoes for Ivanka Trump’s label, Amnesty International said today. Hua Haifeng, who work...
May 30 2017 9:59 pm
Exiled Azerbaijani journalist abducted in neighbouring Georgia and taken back to Azerbaijan
Afgan Mukhtarli and his wife had been in exile in Georgia after investigating Azerbaijani president An Azerbaijani investigative journalist who vanished yesterday evening from the Georgian capital Tbi...
May 25 2017 6:51 pm
Pentagon probe of Mosul airstrike underscores urgent need to protect Iraqi civilians
‘Entire families are being killed inside their homes’ - Samah Hadid In response to the US military saying this afternoon that one of its airstrikes killed at least 100 civilians in West Mosul’s Jadida...
May 25 2017 4:09 pm
Iran executes man arrested at 16 in 'appalling' violation of international law
Execution of man named only as ‘Asqar’ was third juvenile offender execution in Iran this year At least 567 people executed in country last year Iran has demonstrated its utter disregard for children’...
May 24 2017 6:00 pm
Gaza: Hamas set to execute three men tomorrow after unfair trial
‘These cruel executions will constitute an appalling breach of international human rights law’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Responding to reports that the Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip will tomorrow exe...
May 24 2017 4:39 pm
Cameroon: authorities shut down an Amnesty press conference
Press conference aimed to urge Cameroonian President to release three students imprisoned for sharing a Boko Haram joke More than 300,000 call on their release An Amnesty International press conferenc...