Jul 31 2017 6:13 pm
Kenya: gruesome murder of election official must be investigated
Reacting to the murder of Chris Msando, head of information technology at Kenya’s independent election monitoring body, Abdullahi Halakhe, Amnesty International’s Kenya researcher, said: "Chris Msando...
Jul 31 2017 5:09 pm
Amnesty recommends top summer reads for kids and teens
Amnesty International UK has compiled a list of recommended books for young readers to enjoy this summer as the school holidays begin. Amnesty’s top picks explore and celebrate human rights - includin...
Jul 31 2017 4:37 pm
Russia: VPN ban is a major blow to internet freedom
‘To understand how the ban will work, it is enough to look at China’ - Denis Krivosheev A new law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin banning online anonymisers and virtual private networks (VP...
Jul 31 2017 12:34 pm
Italy: Deploying warships to police Libyan waters will expose refugees to horrific abuse
Proposals by Italian authorities to send warships to police Libyan territorial waters are a “shameful” attempt to circumvent their duty to rescue refugees and migrants at sea, Amnesty International sa...
Jul 29 2017 11:47 am
Turkey: Release of seven journalists 'a step forward' as colleagues continue to languish in jail
In response to an Istanbul court’s ruling earlier tonight to conditionally release seven of the 12 imprisoned Cumhuriyet journalists and the continuation of the pre-trial detention of five others, Joh...
Jul 28 2017 3:33 pm
Venezuela: Ban on protests may lead to mass human rights violations
The security plan announced in Venezuela ahead of the elections for the Constituent Assembly this Sunday is laying the groundwork for a new wave of mass human rights violations, Amnesty International...
Jul 28 2017 12:32 pm
UK/Turkey: Boris Johnson calls for release of jailed activists, including Amnesty staff
‘The global outcry over Turkey’s human rights crackdown is growing louder by the day’ - Kate Allen Amnesty UK has welcomed a call from UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for the release of detained Tu...
Jul 27 2017 6:37 pm
Israeli forces attack peaceful crowds of Palestinians at al-Aqsa mosque
‘Israeli forces started firing stun grenades, tear gas and sponge-tipped bullets into a peaceful crowd’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Israeli forces attacked peaceful crowds of Palestinians as they gathered at...
Jul 27 2017 3:34 pm
Pakistan: 'Horrific' revenge rape order must prompt urgent reforms
The rape of a teenage girl ordered by a Pakistan village council in ‘revenge’ for a rape allegedly committed by her brother is the latest in a long series of horrific incidents and must lead to urgent...
Jul 27 2017 12:00 am
UK: 50 years since homosexuality decriminalised, still a long way to go to equality, warns Amnesty
Fifty years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, there is still a long way to go to achieve full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (...