Jul 22 2017 12:39 pm
Turkey: re-arrest of four human rights defenders a "cruel and retrograde step"
Responding to news that the Turkish authorities have issued detention orders against four human rights defenders released on bail on Tuesday, John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director for Europ...
Jul 22 2017 11:49 am
Philippines: extension of martial law must not mean human rights are ignored
The Philippine Government must ensure that human rights are protected during its campaign against militants in Mindanao, Amnesty International said today (July 22), following the announcement that mar...
Jul 20 2017 4:07 pm
Maldives: Authorities must halt first execution in more than 60 years
The Maldives authorities must immediately halt its first execution planned in more than 60 years and preserve its positive death penalty record, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty has learned t...
Jul 20 2017 4:00 pm
Ed Sheeran to play the largest global festival ever held....in a living room
'Give a Home for Human Rights' gigs to show solidarity with more than 22 million refugees Sheeran will be among 1,000 musicians playing at Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds events globally on 20...
Jul 20 2017 2:22 pm
Malaysia: Bangladeshi human rights activist detained at airport
The Malaysian authorities must immediately release a distinguished Bangladeshi human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience and allow him to speak at a conference on the death penalty, Amne...
Jul 20 2017 1:27 pm
Northern Ireland: Child abuse survivors tell Secretary of State: “deliver redress if Stormont can’t”
Victims of child abuse have told the Secretary of State that they expect him to set up a redress scheme without delay if devolved government is not re-established at Stormont in the coming months. The...
Jul 20 2017 9:12 am
Cameroon: 'secret torture chambers' used and 'war crimes' committed in fight against Boko Haram
Widespread torture - including agonising stress positions, drownings and torture to death- against Cameroonians, often without evidence “We preferred to be killed rather than to confess something that...
Jul 19 2017 5:49 pm
Alan Duncan's remarks on Turkey arrests welcome, now UK must join call for release
‘Istanbul 10’ are being investigated on supposed terrorism grounds as crackdown continues ‘We need to see the UK publicly calling for the release of Idil Eser, Amnesty International Turkey Director, a...
Jul 19 2017 5:28 pm
Bahrain: terrorism charges against human rights activist Ebtisam al-Saegh condemned
‘Ebtisam al-Saegh is a prisoner of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released’ - Samah Hadid Activist has endured daily 12- or 13-hour interrogation sessions The Bahraini authorit...
Jul 18 2017 5:49 pm
Lebanon: thousands at risk as prime minister announces Arsal security operation
Town is home to 100,000 Syrian refugees Responding to a statement by Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri today announcing an imminent security operation in the outskirts of Arsal - a town in north...