Dec 20 2017 5:46 pm
Iraq: Associated Press figures on Mosul deaths are horrifying but not surprising
AP investigation puts civilian death toll at between 9,000 and 11,000 - with Iraqi and Coalition share ten times higher than earlier estimates ‘The failure of Iraqi and coalition forces to acknowledge...
Dec 20 2017 11:53 am
Myanmar's denial of access for UN expert is 'outrageous'
Responding to news that the Myanmar authorities have denied access to the country for UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacifi...
Dec 19 2017 7:03 am
Amnesty slams today's executions in Japan as 'bloody stain' on their human rights record
The secretive judicial execution of two men earlier today (Tuesday) reflects the Japanese government’s unrepentant contempt for the right to life, Amnesty International said. Teruhiko Seki, 44, who wa...
Dec 18 2017 5:09 pm
Crimea: trial of more than 70 Tatar activists latest move in Russia's crackdown
‘The Russian authorities are simply sweeping up anyone who participated in order to punish them for daring to speak out’ - Oksana Pokalchuk Reacting to the simultaneous trials today of more than 70 Cr...
Dec 17 2017 12:00 am
Nepal: Migrant workers still being 'mercilessly' exploited - new survey
The Nepali government’s failure to crack down on recruitment agencies charging illegal fees for jobs abroad is leaving migrant workers trapped in a vicious cycle of debt and exploitation, Amnesty Inte...
Dec 15 2017 8:30 pm
Poland: President must veto legal amendments to safeguard independence of judiciary
President Andrzej Duda must veto amendments adopted by the Polish parliament today which, if signed into law, will effectively subject the judiciary to the political control of the government, Amnesty...
Dec 15 2017 12:22 pm
UK: Lords debate marks crucial step towards reuniting refugees with their families
Only family members explicitly allowed to join adult refugees in the UK are their spouse or partner and their dependent children under the age of 18 Child refugees who arrive alone in the UK have no r...
Dec 15 2017 9:16 am
South Sudan: nearly five million left 'food insecure' as conflict enters fifth year
Unimaginable acts of violence have killed tens of thousands, with thousands more subjected to sexual violence and four million forced to flee their homes Sustained international action is urgently nee...
Dec 15 2017 12:00 am
Home Office use of indefinite immigration detention 'causing serious harm' - new Amnesty report
Our new report reveals the human cost of the UK's policies of using routine and indefinite immigration detention.
Dec 14 2017 9:03 pm
Iraq: 38 hanged in mass execution for 'terrorism' changes
Responding to news that 38 people were executed in Iraq today for ‘terrorism’ offences, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said: “By carrying out yet another mass ex...