Aug 24 2017 2:09 pm
Burma: Government must act on Rakhine Commission's recommendations
Reacting to the final report issued today by the Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: “People in...
Aug 24 2017 9:43 am
Syria: thousands of civilians in Raqqa trapped by three-way fighting - new report
Use the slider below to see satellite imagery showing devastation in Raqqa - June/July 2017 Thousands of civilians trapped in Raqqa in Syria are coming under fire from three different sides, said Amne...
Aug 23 2017 12:25 pm
Palestine: Dangerous escalation in attacks on freedom of expression
The Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and their rivals, the de facto Hamas administration in Gaza, have both launched a clampdown on dissent in recent months that has seen journalists from oppo...
Aug 22 2017 2:47 pm
India: Triple talaq ruling a 'step forward for women's rights'
Responding to the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict today that the practice of talaq-e-biddat (known as ‘triple talaq’) is unconstitutional, Asmita Basu, Programmes Director at Amnesty International Indi...
Aug 21 2017 3:39 pm
Manchester exhibition to shine a spotlight on women detained in Assad's Syria
FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2017, 3-8pm An exhibition in Manchester next month is set to feature the real-life stories of women who have been imprisoned in Syria during the uprising and conflict of the past si...
Aug 21 2017 11:47 am
USA: Florida set to carry out first execution in year-and-a-half this week
Planned lethal injection of Mark Asay comes as US executions at lowest levels for decades New report highlights multiple failings in Florida’s capital punishment system Amnesty International is callin...
Aug 19 2017 9:16 am
Barcelona attack: full investigation needed and hate speech responses must be avoided
‘We must always respond to attacks like these with resoluteness, confidence and respect for human rights’ - Esteban Beltrán As further information comes to light over the attack in the Spanish city of...
Aug 17 2017 3:30 pm
Sierra Leone: shocking scale of mudslide deaths is 'very much man-made'
Housing and environmental failures behind human tragedy in Freetown “There must be no repeat of the mismanagement and corruption that blighted the response to the country’s Ebola crisis” - Makmid Kama...
Aug 17 2017 1:21 pm
Screening of 'Syria's Disappeared' documentary and panel event with leading Syrian activist
LONDON, WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST 2017 On Wednesday 30 August, Amnesty International is hosting a special screening in London of the documentary “Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad” followed by a p...
Aug 17 2017 11:47 am
Hong Kong: Jail terms for Umbrella Movement leaders a 'vindictive' attack
The Hong Kong authorities’ relentless pursuit of jail terms for three leaders of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement is a vindictive attack on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty Inte...