Aug 30 2017 4:17 pm
Bangladesh must provide safety to Rohingya refugees
Responding to the news that 18,000 members of the predominantly Muslim Rohingya community have fled fighting in Burma to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh, Amnesty International’s South Asia...
Aug 30 2017 1:25 pm
Sudan: Dr Mudawi released after eight months of wrongful imprisonment
Reacting to news that Sudanese human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam has been released from prison and all charges against him dropped, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Di...
Aug 29 2017 5:07 pm
Syria: Tens of thousands of disappeared must not be forgotten
Some 75,000 people subjected to enforced disappearance by the Syrian government since 2011 Amnesty launch online platform for families of those abducted “There has been total impunity for those respon...
Aug 28 2017 1:36 pm
Governments out of touch on refugees, World Economic Forum survey reveals
A new survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on young peoples’ attitudes towards refugees exposes just how out of touch governments are with their citizens, Amnesty International said today...
Aug 26 2017 6:48 am
Trump’s military transgender policy is cruel and discriminatory
Following President Donald Trump’s signing of a new directive banning future transgender individuals serving in the US military, Tarah Demant, Amnesty International USA’s director of Gender, Sexuality...
Aug 25 2017 5:23 pm
Yemen: UN must respond as five children killed in night of horror
An air strike which hit Faj Attan, a residential area of Yemen’s capital Sana’a in the early hours of this morning, destroying three homes, killing ten people and injuring seven more, shows that after...
Aug 25 2017 4:18 pm
Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2017
Amnesty International has chosen #JeSuis – a contemporary dance theatre piece created with dancers from Turkey – for the 2017 Freedom of Expression Award. From a longlist of 70 productions – appropria...
Aug 25 2017 4:00 pm
South Africa: 'hideous' coffin assault case must spur government action on hate crime
In response to the guilty verdict in the coffin assault case by the Middleburg High Court earlier today, Shenilla Mohamed, Amnesty International South Africa Executive Director, said: “This hideous ca...
Aug 25 2017 1:19 pm
Burma: Rakhine attacks mark 'a dangerous escalation in violence'
Responding to the attacks by Rohingya militants in Burma which have left at least 71 people, including 12 security personnel, dead, Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Deputy Campaigns Director fo...
Aug 25 2017 6:25 am
Florida conducts first execution in a year and a half
For the first time since the Supreme Court ruled against the state’s capital sentencing statute, Florida has executed a prisoner, killing Mark Asay via lethal injection. The execution happened late la...