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Oct 26 2017 2:48 pm
Turkey: chair of Amnesty Turkey kept in jail as second human rights trial begins in Izmir today

Case follows separate one of ten human rights activists which began in Istanbul yesterday Taner Kılıç has already been behind bars since early June ‘The Turkish authorities have repeatedly and...

Oct 26 2017 12:42 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty calls for release of abortion report after key recommendation disclosed at Supreme Court

“Any argument in favour of secrecy has just crumbled” - Grainne Teggart Amnesty International has called on civil servants in Northern Ireland to release a year-old report on Northern Ireland’s...

Oct 26 2017 12:39 pm
Kenya: police must exercise restraint as tensions rise during election re-run

As the presidential election re-run takes place in Kenya today (26 October), Amnesty International is urging the police – who have been heavily deployed in opposition strongholds – to exercise...

Oct 25 2017 10:34 pm
Turkey: Court releases eight human rights activists, including Director of Amnesty Turkey

Director of Amnesty Turkey, İdil Eser, and nine other activists were arrested in July Campaigners to press for release of Amnesty Turkey's Chair, Taner Kılıç, whose separate trial begins tomorrow...

Oct 25 2017 12:01 am
Turkey: 'politically-motivated' trial of Amnesty director and ten other activists to begin

Amnesty will monitor trials of human rights activists in Istanbul and Izmir Protesters in London will mount vigil at Turkish Embassy on morning of trial ‘It should not take the judge more than half an...

Oct 25 2017 12:00 am
Russia: inhumane prison transport trains are 'legacy of the GULAG' - new report

Up to 12 prisoners packed into windowless, four-person train compartments - some from Soviet period - and only allowed to use the toilet once every five or six hours Prisoners are ‘disappeared’ while...

Oct 24 2017 4:46 pm
Syria: Russia's veto at United Nations over chemical weapons investigation condemned

‘This routine abuse of the veto has become the equivalent of a green light for war crimes’ - Sherine Tadros Responding to news that Russia has used its veto power at the United Nations Security...

Oct 24 2017 4:12 pm
Chinese authorities must confirm whereabouts of Swedish bookseller

Responding to reports that the Chinese authorities have released Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong bookseller with Swedish nationality who went missing in Thailand in 2015 and later appeared in Chinese custody...

Oct 24 2017 3:08 pm
Iraq: Kurdish homes targeted in wave of attacks by government-backed militias

Satellite imagery, videos and dozens of testimonies from city of Tuz Khurmatu reveal how Kurdish neighbourhoods targeted in resurgence of ethnic conflict At least 11 civilians killed, homes looted and...

Oct 23 2017 6:48 pm
Iran: prominent medical academic sentenced to death for 'working with Israel'

Swedish resident Ahmadreza Djalali’s death sentence comes after psychological torture, false confessions and grossly unfair trial The Iranian authorities must quash a death sentence imposed on Iranian...