Jul 26 2017 4:57 pm
Trump's ban on transgender people in military is 'based on bigotry'
Following tweets from President Donald Trump announcing that the USA would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the country’s military, Tarah Demant, director of Amnesty International U...
Jul 26 2017 3:58 pm
UK: petrol/diesel car ban - child labourers 'must not pay the price'
Car manufacturers must be more transparent to ensure supply chains are not tainted by human rights abuses Responding to the UK Government’s commitment to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans fr...
Jul 25 2017 10:39 pm
Turkish foreign minister's allegations threaten country's human rights movement
‘It is hard to see how the … wider human rights movement in Turkey can continue to function’ - John Dalhuisen Responding to statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu at a press conf...
Jul 25 2017 4:50 pm
Vietnam: 'outrageous' jailing of land rights activist is latest in growing crackdown
Trần Thị Nga sentenced to nine years for ‘conducting propaganda against the state’ Is second women’s rights activist jailed in a month, with more than 90 prisoners of conscience now languishing in Vie...
Jul 25 2017 1:11 pm
EU: Mogherini urged to raise issue of jailed activists with Turkish minister
Salil Shetty meets Mogherini ahead of her meeting with Turkey Ministers Nearly 900,000 call on Mogherini to release jailed activists Major public stunt demands end to human rights crackdown “ We will...
Jul 25 2017 10:54 am
Fourteen men at imminent risk of beheading as Saudi Arabia continues execution spree
The Saudi Arabian Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the death sentences of 14 men after a grossly unfair mass trial is a worrying reminder of the country’s lethal crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty I...
Jul 25 2017 10:00 am
Israeli forces carry out violent hospital raids in ruthless display of force
Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian hospital twice over the past week, terrifying staff and patients and in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency medical care to critica...
Jul 24 2017 2:46 pm
Poland: Presidential veto is a step back from the brink
Following an announcement by Poland’s president Andrzej Duda that he will veto two controversial judicial reform bills which would have granted the ruling Law and Justice Party wide ranging control of...
Jul 24 2017 11:53 am
Afghanistan: Kabul bombing is 'a war crime'
Responding to the deaths of 24 people and the wounding of 42 others in a car bomb attack claimed by the Taliban in Kabul this morning, Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher, sa...
Jul 24 2017 10:06 am
South Sudan: "epidemic of sexual violence" leaves thousands in mental distress - new report
Women gang-raped, sexually assaulted with sticks and mutilated with knives “Satan went through me the day I was raped” – Nyagai, who was gang-raped by government soldiers Survivors face life-changing...