Mar 29 2018 3:42 pm
'Jokes for freedom' call ahead of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe comedy event
Initiative comes ahead of comedy event with Al Murray, Shappi Khorsdani, Mark Steel and Sara Pascoe marking two years of detention ‘Laughter is a kind of freedom’ - Richard Ratcliffe Ahead of a comedy...
Mar 29 2018 12:01 am
Saudi Arabia: new spoof adverts mock Crown Prince's 'reform' claims
Mock job advert, an arch publicity notice and an ironic video satirise Saudi claims over women’s rights and supposed changes in the Kingdom Amnesty takes out ‘ad’ in The Economist magazine rebutting S...
Mar 28 2018 8:20 pm
Amnesty Media Awards 2018 winners announced
Pictures of the winners and the ceremony will be uploaded here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmd4Ciw9 The winners of Amnesty International UK’s prestigious Media Awards 2018 have been announced at a ceremony i...
Mar 28 2018 5:13 pm
Russia: latest attack on a Memorial human rights activist condemned
‘For too long we have observed a lack of action by the Russian authorities in response to attacks’ - Denis Krivosheev Today’s brutal assault on Sirazhutdin Datsiev, the head of the Human Rights Centre...
Mar 28 2018 4:19 pm
Myanmar: New president must hold human rights violators to account
Responding to the appointment of Win Myint as the new President of Myanmar, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia,said: “The Myanmar authorities should use the appointment o...
Mar 28 2018 3:33 pm
Northern Ireland: Marriage equality campaigners hand petition into Downing Street
Campaigners for marriage equality in Northern Ireland today handed in a petition signed by more than 46,000 people to Downing Street. The petition, organised by Amnesty International, Love Equality NI...
Mar 28 2018 8:30 am
Mozambique: Irresponsible Chinese mining operation threatens to wipe out coastal village
An irresponsible Chinese mining operation in Mozambique has put an entire coastal village of more than 1,000 people at serious risk of being washed into the Indian Ocean, Amnesty International reveale...
Mar 27 2018 2:53 pm
Football clubs to celebrate the contribution refugees make to football in Amnesty’s second Football Welcomes weekend
Football clubs across the country will be taking part in Amnesty International UK’s second Football Welcomes weekend next month to celebrate the contribution refugees have made to the professional gam...
Mar 26 2018 6:32 pm
Yemen: Huthi missile attack on Saudi cities was a possible war crime
Egyptian national on outskirts of Riyadh killed by shrapnel Attacks should not be used as ‘excuse’ by Saudi Arabia-led coalition to indiscriminately attack civilians in Yemen Responding to reports tha...
Mar 26 2018 4:19 pm
India: Journalist killed after reporting on corruption
Responding to news that Sandeep Sharma, a journalist investigating illegal sand mining, has died after being hit by a truck in the Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh today, Asmita Basu, programmes direc...