Sep 30 2017 11:29 am
Egypt: six men face abusive anal examinations in homophobic crackdown following rainbow flag incident
'Forced anal examinations are abhorrent and amount to torture' - Najia Bounaim Six men arrested for "promoting sexual deviancy" and "debauchery" on social media will be subjected to invasive forensic...
Sep 30 2017 11:24 am
Yemen: 'breakthrough' UN resolution establishes expert group to investigate human rights violations during lengthy conflict
'This resolution is a victory for Yemenis' - Anna Neistat A resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council today, authorising the establishment of group of international experts to investigate abuse...
Sep 29 2017 9:43 am
Burundi: thousands of refugees face death and torture as pressure to return 'home' increases - new report
More than 400,000 people have fled Burundi since conflict began in April 2015 Burundian government urges refugees to return despite ‘horrific abuses’ still taking place in the country “One day they to...
Sep 28 2017 12:21 pm
Myanmar: UN Security Council must impose arms embargo to end Rohingya suffering
The UN Security Council must do everything it can to end the crimes against humanity and ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar, including by imposing a comprehensive arms embargo...
Sep 27 2017 6:04 pm
Crimea: conviction of Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov is latest in ongoing crackdown on critics
Prominent critic of Russian occupation sentenced to two years in penal colony ‘It looks like in Crimea reprisals will continue until there is no one left to criticise the occupation’ - Oksana Pokalchu...
Sep 27 2017 10:29 am
Saudi Arabia: right to drive is a long-overdue step forward for women
Responding to the Saudi Arabian government’s announcement yesterday that women will be allowed to drive, Philip Luther, Amnesty International's Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and N...
Sep 26 2017 11:34 am
Iraq: 'shocking' mass execution of 42 people condemned
Responding to the news that at least 42 people were executed in Iraq yesterday on “terrorism” charges, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International's Middle East Research Director, said: “Yesterday's mass exec...
Sep 26 2017 11:27 am
Hong Kong: Peaceful protesters still face 'chilling' prosecutions on Umbrella Movement anniversary
The Hong Kong government must drop prosecutions aimed at having a chilling effect on freedom of expression in the territory, Amnesty International said ahead of the third anniversary of the pro-democr...
Sep 25 2017 6:29 pm
Egypt: former presidential candidate given jail term in 'politically-motivated' conviction
Lawyer Khalid Ali, leading rival to President Sisi, given jail term in bid to stop him running in 2018 election ‘His conviction on this absurd charge must be quashed’ - Najia Bounaim Today’s convictio...
Sep 25 2017 1:14 pm
European countries have fulfilled less than a third of their asylum relocation promises
EU countries have fulfilled just 28.7% of the relocation target Two countries have failed to relocate a single asylum seeker Only one EU country, Malta, has fulfilled its quota European countries have...