May 18 2017 6:28 pm
Qatar: abuse of migrant workers remains widespread as World Cup stadium hosts first match

Renovated Khalifa International Stadium to host inaugural match tomorrow evening ‘An urgent rethink is needed to prevent labour abuse becoming the legacy of the 2022 World Cup’ - James Lynch Migrant...

May 17 2017 3:44 pm
Indonesia: Revoke the caning sentence of two gay men in Aceh

Responding to the sentencing of two gay men to 85 lashes each for consensual same-sex sexual relations, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Josef Benedict, said...

May 17 2017 11:53 am
Street art star makes bold London statement for Amnesty's new 'Brave' campaign

Internationally acclaimed street artist Ben Eine has added his voice to a new campaign by Amnesty International which celebrates the courage of people who stand up for human rights. Eine, who is one...

May 17 2017 12:00 am
Chelsea Manning's original revelations still need investigating

‘Chelsea’s treatment is especially galling given that nobody has been held accountable for the alleged crimes that she brought to light’ - Margaret Huang Amnesty International is calling for an...

May 16 2017 6:38 pm
Mexico: Fifth journalist killed this year in sickening assault on freedom of expression

The killing of a journalist in Mexico yesterday - the fifth such incident this year - highlights the alarming situation of freedom of expression in the country, said Amnesty International. Javier...

May 16 2017 11:24 am
Killings of human rights activists nearly doubled in a year - new report and campaign

Journalists, lawyers, teachers, women’s rights activists and others who defend human rights across the world are facing unprecedented levels of intimidation and violence from governments, armed groups...

May 15 2017 12:00 pm
Papua New Guinea: Officers responsible for prisoner killings must be brought to justice

Responding to the killing by Papua New Guinea security forces of 17 prisoners who escaped Buimo jail as part of a mass breakout last Friday, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the...

May 14 2017 2:00 pm
Manus Island: Digital verification proves bullets were fired into refugee centre - new report

Bullets were fired directly into the Manus Island refugee centre on 14 April, putting the lives of refugees and asylum-seekers there in danger, new digital verification of images and videos has...

May 12 2017 3:48 pm
Turkey: Detention of Cumhuriyet editor another dark day for country's media

Responding to the ongoing detention of Oğuz Güven, the web editor of the prominent Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, after he was taken into police custody this morning, Andrew Gardner, Amnesty...

May 12 2017 10:08 am
USA: Return to bigoted anti-Muslim travel ban would cause immeasurable harm

The Trump administration’s executive order on travel would harm both immigrants and US citizens if allowed to enter into effect, warns Amnesty International in a briefing paper released today. The...