May 24 2017 12:49 pm
Trump tour: 100 'Statues of Liberty' to greet US President in Brussels today
One hundred “Statues of Liberty” will “greet” the US President Donald Trump at Gare du Nord station in Brussels later today to protest against his discriminatory policies. With Mr Trump due in Belgium...
May 24 2017 11:41 am
Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling is 'huge step forward' for LGBTI rights
‘Lawmakers must act swiftly to ensure Taiwan becomes the first in Asia to make genuine marriage equality a reality’ - Lisa Tassi Amnesty International has welcomed a landmark ruling by Taiwan’s highes...
May 24 2017 4:59 am
USA admits it failed to monitor $1bn of arms to Iraq
Hundreds of Humvees and 10,000s of assault rifles unaccounted for ‘Sending millions of dollars’ worth of arms into a black hole and hoping for the best is not a viable counter-terrorism strategy’ - Pa...
May 23 2017 1:45 pm
Indonesia: public caning of two men for gay sex was 'sickening spectacle'
First time gay men have been caned in Aceh Responding to news that two men have been caned 83 times for having sex with each other in Indonesia’s Aceh province, Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s...
May 23 2017 12:48 pm
USA: pregnant women being criminalised through harsh 'fetal assault' drug laws - new report
‘Women’s sexual and reproductive rights continue to be a battleground in the USA’ - Carrie Eisert A set of US laws which claim to promote maternal and infant health are in fact driving pregnant women...
May 23 2017 10:25 am
Amnesty responds to Manchester attacks
Responding to the terror attack at the Manchester Arena last night, Kerry Moscogiuri, Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International UK said: “Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms thi...
May 22 2017 3:54 pm
Indonesia should drop absurd charges against 141 men arrested at 'gay sex party'
‘Ambiguously worded laws on pornography are being exploited to deliberately target LGBTI people’ - Josef Benedict In response to the news that 141 men in the Indonesian capital Jakarta have been arres...
May 22 2017 2:32 pm
Greece: People displaced by closure of Olympic stadium refugee camp must get safe and adequate housing
The Greek authorities must ensure that refugees and migrants due to be evacuated from three camps in Athens are provided with safe, adequate, alternative housing, said Amnesty International today. The...
May 22 2017 1:04 pm
Turkey: 'Professional annihilation'of 100,000 public sector workers in purge
The dismissal of more than 100,000 Turkish public sector workers has had a catastrophic impact on their lives and livelihoods, a new report published today by Amnesty International reveals. The 23-pag...
May 19 2017 4:59 pm
Trump's foreign trip could lead to further erosion in human rights
‘The world will be watching as President Trump meets with leaders of other states with records of trampling on human rights’ - Margaret Huang As Donald Trump prepares to take his first foreign trip as...