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Apr 30 2018 2:50 pm
Sajid Javid must focus on reforming 'hostile culture' underpinning UK's broken immigration system

Amnesty International sets out top priorities for the new Home Secretary As the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid takes office, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK's Director, said: “We look forward to...

Apr 30 2018 11:55 am
Olivia Colman, Deborah Frances-White and Indira Varma join 'Women Making History' festival

Festival to take place on Sunday 20 May at Amnesty International’s East London headquarters Day includes the UK launch of a global Wikipedia edit-a-thon to increase the public profile of women human...

Apr 30 2018 12:01 am
Iranian authorities bulldozing mass graves sites to destroy evidence - new report

New evidence - including satellite imagery, photo and video analysis - shows that the Iranian authorities are deliberately destroying suspected or confirmed mass grave sites from the country’s 1988...

Apr 27 2018 11:38 am
Israel: 'Deliberate attempts' by military to kill and maim Gaza protesters continues

‘Great March of Return’ protests continue in the Gaza Strip today Since protests began on 30 March over 5,500 people have been injured with more than 1,700 of injuries caused by live ammunition “Time...

Apr 26 2018 5:02 pm
UK: Donald Trump visit - 'We will be making our voices heard' says Amnesty

Responding to the news that Donald Trump will be visiting the UK on Friday 13 July, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: "When Donald Trump arrives on these shores, we and thousands...

Apr 26 2018 12:02 pm
China: Video of human rights lawyer 'strongly suggests' torture by police

A video in which detained Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng says he would never dismiss his own chosen lawyers was released by his family today, contradicting police claims that he willingly...

Apr 26 2018 12:01 am
Turkey: Government crackdown has created 'suffocating climate of fear'

New report on prosecution, detention, intimidation and mass arrests in the country since 2016 “Turkish authorities have deliberately and methodically set about dismantling civil society” - Gauri van...

Apr 25 2018 10:04 pm
Turkey: Verdicts against journalists defy logic and justice

Following the sentences handed down to 13 journalists and executives of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet on charges of “acting on behalf of a terrorist organisation or making the organisation’s...

Apr 25 2018 5:31 pm
Brexit Bill: 'Lords have ripped up blank cheque book Ministers had sought to give themselves'

Welcoming the latest amendment passed in the House of Lords to the Government’s flagship Brexit legislation which places limits on the use of Ministerial ‘Henry VIII’ powers, Felix Jakens, Head of...

Apr 25 2018 3:18 pm
Armenia: Right to protest must be respected amid fresh unrest

Amnesty spokespeople on the ground and available for interview The Armenian authorities must show restraint when dealing with demonstrations in the capital Yerevan and avoid any excessive use of force...