Press Releases | Archive 2018 June | Amnesty International UK
Jun 29 2018 4:36 pm
EU: New migration plans 'dangerous and self-serving'
European Union (EU) leaders have chosen fear over compassion by signing off Council Conclusions which could harm some of the world’s most vulnerable men, women and children, Amnesty International said...
Jun 29 2018 4:25 pm
Egypt: Shawkan verdict expected in mass death penalty trial
Trial for 739 defendants following Rabaa massacre begins tomorrow “This can only be described as a parody of justice” - Najia Bounaim The mass trial verdict of 739 people, many facing the death penalt...
Jun 28 2018 10:58 am
UK Government's torture review 'the wrong tool for the job'
Responding to the publication today of two reports by the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) into the UK’s involvement in the torture of detainees overseas, Kate Allen, Amnesty In...
Jun 28 2018 12:01 am
Malawi: Impunity fuels killing of people with albinism for body parts
The Malawian authorities must urgently overhaul the criminal justice system to protect people with albinism, who face the persistent threat of being killed for their body parts in a country where the...
Jun 27 2018 8:29 pm
OPCW resolution a crucial step towards identifying those behind chemical weapons violations
Responding to the news that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has voted to pass the UK’s resolution to create a mechanism to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons...
Jun 27 2018 9:31 am
Sudan: Decision to overturn Noura Hussein's death sentence must lead to reform
A Sudanese court’s decision to overturn the death sentence of 19-year-old Noura Hussein for killing her rapist husband in self-defence must be a catalyst for legal review in Sudan, Amnesty Internation...
Jun 27 2018 1:01 am
13 key figures in Myanmar military named in new report into 'crimes against humanity' targeting Rohingya
Senior officials with key roles in murder, torture and gang rape of Rohingya named Myanmar’s security forces committed 9 distinct types of crime against humanity - responsibility goes to top of chain...
Jun 25 2018 4:53 pm
Jordan: Syrians fleeing renewed fighting near border must not be turned away
Jordan urged not to ‘abandon’ refugees after government spokesperson says ‘we cannot receive more’ ‘The international community must provide full and meaningful support to Jordan’ - Mouna Elkekhia Res...
Jun 25 2018 1:37 pm
Taoiseach pledges to help end discrimination against LGBT people in Northern Ireland
Campaigners welcome commitment and call on Theresa May to intervene on marriage equality ‘The UK government has turned its back on the LGBT+ community here’ - Patrick Corrigan Marriage equality campai...
Jun 22 2018 5:40 pm
Saudi Arabia: wider reforms must follow lifting of women's driving ban
With notorious ban due to be lifted on Sunday, eight jailed women’s rights activists face long prison sentences after ‘chilling’ smear campaign ‘It is outrageous that women are still treated like seco...