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Jan 31 2018 5:50 pm
Bahrain: four people expelled to Iraq after having nationality revoked

Four more told they too will be expelled to Iraq tomorrow (Thursday) Since 2011, Bahrain has revoked the nationality of over 550 people, including at least 150 last year ‘The Bahraini government is...

Jan 31 2018 2:34 pm
Egyptian Embassy, London : campaigners to mark two years since Giulio Regeni's death

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2018, 12-1PM Campaigners will mark the two-year anniversary of the discovery of the body of the murdered Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni with a demonstration outside the...

Jan 31 2018 1:14 pm
Turkey: Chair of Amnesty released on bail after nearly eight months

‘Courtroom breaks into cheers’ - Kate Allen, observing the trial in Istanbul Following a decision by a court in Istanbul today to conditionally release the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner...

Jan 30 2018 6:58 pm
Iran hangs man who was only 15 at time of alleged crime

Family assured that execution had been halted, shortly before Ali Kazemi’s hanging at midday today Execution is already second of a juvenile offender in Iran in 2018, and one of dozens in recent years...

Jan 29 2018 3:45 pm
Indonesia: Transgender beauty workers forced to have 'masculine' haircuts in humiliating 're-education' programme

‘The police’s so-called ‘re-education’ of transgender people is not only humiliating and inhumane, it is also unlawful and a clear breach of their human rights’ - Usman Hamid Reacting to the arrest...

Jan 29 2018 2:05 pm
Nigeria: Dozens killed after military air attacks on villages following deadly clashes

The Nigerian authorities’ response to communal violence is totally inadequate, and in some cases unlawful, Amnesty International said today, as clashes between herdsmen and farmers in five states have...

Jan 26 2018 5:26 pm
Turkey: Amnesty UK director Kate Allen to attend trial of colleagues in Istanbul

More than one million supporters have called for ‘politically-motivated’ charges against 11 human rights activists to be dropped Those on trial include Taner Kılıç, Amnesty’s Turkey chair, and İdil...

Jan 26 2018 3:14 pm
Yemen: 'heartbreaking' mass drowning is latest lethal consequence of conflict

Of 152 migrants on board the vessel, at least 30 Somalis and Ethiopians have reportedly drowned Yemen suffering ‘a spiralling humanitarian crisis that has left more than 22 million people reliant on...

Jan 26 2018 12:12 pm
Papua New Guinea: Asylum-seeker on hunger strike restrained and force-fed

Responding to news that an asylum-seeker being treated at a hospital in Papua New Guinea for a serious medical condition has been restrained for three days and is being force-fed by hospital staff...

Jan 25 2018 9:53 pm
Russia: Authorities must release human rights activist held on 'preposterous' accusations

Responding to the news that the Russian authorities have refused to grant bail to Oyub Titiev, head of human rights group Memorial’s office in the city of Grozny, following a hearing in the Supreme...