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Oct 31 2017 3:03 pm
UK: Review into legal aid cuts must be thorough and transparent, say Amnesty

Responding to news that the UK Government has announced a review into legal aid cuts, Rachel Logan, Law and Human Rights Programme Director at Amnesty International UK, said: “While we welcome this...

Oct 31 2017 1:52 pm
Theresa May must raise human rights issues during Netanyahu's UK visit

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in UK to mark 100 years since Balfour Declaration Visit coincides with Israel’s military trial of two high-profile Palestinian activists ‘It’s not just...

Oct 30 2017 5:23 pm
Bahrain: three relatives of UK-based human rights activist jailed on 'trumped-up' charges

‘This is a clear attempt to muzzle Sayed Alwadaei from afar’ - Samah Hadid Three relatives of an outspoken critic of the Bahraini government, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, who lives in exile in the UK, were...

Oct 30 2017 2:28 pm
Venezuela: security forces carried out violent home raids in 'twisted' crackdown - new report

The Venezuelan authorities are involved in a campaign of intimidation against its people, Amnesty International said in a new report published today, which details security forces smashing their way...

Oct 30 2017 1:17 pm
Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees

Amnesty researchers are on Manus Island and available for interview Amnesty International researchers have been on Manus Island for several days interviewing a wide range of people about the human...

Oct 30 2017 12:19 pm
Kenya: police killings and 'vengeful attacks' amid election chaos - new testimonies

Fatal police shootings in food markets and people’s homes in attempt to punish election protesters One man was dragged by police to a sewage ditch and forced to drink from it “What we are witnessing...

Oct 27 2017 3:39 pm
Northern Ireland: Court decision to overturn PSNI refusal to investigate torture of 'Hooded Men' welcomed

Amnesty International has welcomed a decision by the High Court in Belfast today to overturn a decision by the Police Service of Northern Ireland not to take further steps to identify and prosecute...

Oct 27 2017 2:49 pm
South Africa: coffin assault case sends message that racism will not be tolerated

In response to the conclusion of the coffin assault case, at the Middleburg High Court earlier today (27 October), Shenilla Mohamed, Amnesty International South Africa’s Executive Director, said: “The...

Oct 27 2017 11:15 am
Burundi's withdrawal from the ICC a 'cynical attempt to evade justice'

Burundi becomes the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court in a clear attempt to stop the Court’s investigations in the country Withdrawal “does not in any way absolve Burundi...

Oct 26 2017 4:24 pm
Supreme Court must take 'unique chance' to change Northern Ireland abortion law

Amnesty International is urging the Supreme Court to change Northern Ireland’s abortion law as a three-day hearing in London concludes today. Amnesty is an intervenor in the case which is considering...