Dec 31 2018 12:19 pm
UAE: 10-year prison sentence upheld for prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor
Responding to today’s decision by the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to uphold the conviction and 10-year prison term of Ahmed Mansoor, a prominent human rights defender, Lynn...
Dec 31 2018 10:46 am
Bahrain: Five-year prison sentence for tweets is 'a travesty of justice'
Responding to the news that Bahrain’s Court of Cassation has upheld the conviction of Nabeel Rajab, one of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, based on views he expressed on Twitter, Lynn...
Dec 30 2018 6:28 pm
Amnesty labels jailing of Egyptian human rights defender who spoke out against sexual harassment an 'outrageous injustice'
Responding to the news that an Egyptian court has upheld a two-year prison sentence against Amal Fathy, a woman human rights defender convicted over a video she posted online criticising the Egyptian...
Dec 29 2018 12:01 am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: 1,000th day in detention is 'another depressing milestone'
British mother has been in jail for more than two-and-a-half years after unfair trial ‘The UK Government should continue to press for Nazanin’s release using every channel of communication available t...
Dec 28 2018 8:50 pm
UK: Home Secretary must do more to share responsibility for refugee plight
Responding to Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s comments about the rising number of refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Channel , Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty UK’s Refugee and Migrant Rights Pro...
Dec 24 2018 10:00 am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: ahead of 40th birthday, Amnesty pledges to continue campaigning for her freedom
Amnesty supporters offer ‘simple’ birthday present of continued campaign to secure charity worker’s freedom ‘The UK Government should continue to press for Nazanin’s release using every channel of com...
Dec 21 2018 2:58 pm
Sudan: Killing of protesters must be investigated immediately
In response to security officers opening fire on protesters in Sudan, leaving at least nine people dead and dozens more injured over the past two days, Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Dir...
Dec 21 2018 10:21 am
Gangs Matrix: London Mayor's review 'a step in the right direction', but now significant change needed
Responding to the comprehensive overhaul of the Metropolitan Police’s use of its controversial Gangs Matrix database recommended by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) today, Allan Hogar...
Dec 20 2018 3:57 pm
Egypt: 43 NGO workers acquitted in notorious 'foreign funding' case
‘Case 173’ was part of an ongoing crackdown on NGOs and human rights defenders in the country ‘This was a bogus case’ - Najia Bounaim Responding to news that an Egyptian court has acquitted 43 defenda...
Dec 20 2018 1:00 pm
UAE: jailed economist's health failing after prolonged hunger strike
Prominent academic Dr Nasser bin Ghaith was jailed for ten years for Twitter comments ‘The recent imprisonment of the British PhD student Matthew Hedges … shone an international spotlight on the UAE’s...